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If, like me, you find yourself typing 2911 in place of 2011 entirely too often, you can have Mac OS X (either Lion or Snow Leopard) fix such typos for you automatically. Just open the Language & Text pane of System Preferences, click the Text button at the top, and then add a text substitution by clicking the + button underneath the list. It won't work everywhere (for that you'll want a utility like Smile's TextExpander), but it should work in applications like Pages and TextEdit, and in Save dialog boxes.

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Cleaning a Mighty Mouse? Remember the days of cleaning mouse trackballs? Good thing those days are over - unless you own an Apple Mighty Mouse, which has a little scrolling trackball. What's the best way to clean it? (13 messages)


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New iPods: Is iPod Classic Going Away? Apple now offers just one configuration for the hard drive based iPod classic. Does this mean the model will be dropped in the near future? (37 messages)


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MobileMe annoyances -- Readers aren't happy about being Apple's beta testers for the paid MobileMe service. (2 messages)


ThinkTank - More - and now? The hunt is on for outlining software that replicates (or at least imports data from) these older applications. (5 messages)


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"LoJack" for Cell Phones -- Software that helps locate a stolen cell phone could be useful for the iPhone. (3 messages)


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Monster List of Mac Backup Software Updated -- Joe Kissell discusses the fact that his list of backup applications includes only software with a graphical interface. (2 messages)

 

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