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If your Twitter client doesn't automatically shorten URLs for you, you can use TextExpander to shrink those long links to tweetable lengths. First, add the Internet Productivity group by choosing File > Add Predefined Group > Internet Productivity Snippets. Then, to shorten a URL using a service like TinyURL, copy the destination URL to the clipboard, and type the abbreviation /tinyurl to insert the shortened URL at the insertion point.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/05-May-08

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iPhone Effect -- An AdWeek article argues that the iPhone is pushing companies to take mobile marketing seriously. (4 messages)


AppleWorks Replacement -- A reader discovers a replacement for AppleWorks Spreadsheet in DataGraph. (2 messages)


How long is AT&T's Exclusive Contract with Apple? Is Apple's five-year exclusivity deal with AT&T a lock, or will the provider market open up once owners' two-year service contracts are up? (13 messages)


Skating Now Possible on the River Styx! Canada is finally getting the iPhone. (1 message)


First Look: The Linux-Based Paragon Rescue Kit for Mac OS X Lite -- Joe Kissell solicits feedback on an article about this new data recovery software. (16 messages)


Selectively Pruning Time Machine Backups -- The mechanisms for deleting portions of a Time Machine backup are confusingly opaque. (5 messages)


OmniFocus: the interface is weak but the project is willing -- Readers respond to Matt Neuburg's review of OmniFocus. (5 messages)


auto-filing of read mail in Apple Mail -- More Eudora-to-Mail woes, this time the inability to automatically file read messages. However, the solution might be tackled from the opposite direction. (3 messages)


Using MacBook power adapter with MacBook Pro -- The two adapters output different power levels, but seem to work fine on either machine. What's the difference? (8 messages)

 

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