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Verify Turned-Off Apple Wireless Keyboard

Can't tell if you've turned off your Apple Wireless Keyboard to prevent it from waking up an iOS device or running down its batteries? Tap the Caps Lock key, and if it illuminates, the keyboard is on; otherwise not.

 

 

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DealBITS Drawing: Win a 4 GB iPod nano from Small Dog

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If you haven't been reading the top of each TidBITS issue carefully, you may not realize that our sponsor Small Dog Electronics regularly offers an exclusive deal for TidBITS readers. This week they're going one step further, and giving away a blue 4 GB iPod nano (refurbished) with a Mophie case, together worth $136.99. Entrants who aren't among our lucky winners will receive a discount on an identical iPod with a Mophie case, so be sure to enter at the DealBITS page.

 

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Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
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