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Glenn Fleishman is a TidBITS contributing editor and Seattle journalist who covers technology for publications like The Economist, The Seattle Times, and Ars Technica. Glenn is a senior contributor at Macworld, and writes regularly for BoingBoing. For TidBITS, Glenn built much of the technology infrastructure. Glenn lives in Seattle with his wife, Lynn, sons Ben and Rex, two iPhones, an iPad, and a dozen Macs of various vintages.

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Copy Before Submitting Web Forms

Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.

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The Why Behind Google Fi

Audio Hijack 3 Bumps Up the Volume

AT&T Offers Rollover Data While Defending Throttling

ScreenFlow 5: Record Mac and iOS Screens

Welcome Wi-Fi Changes under Yosemite’s Hood

Transmit for iOS 8 Provides File Transfer Everywhere

Quicken 2015: Close, But Not Yet Acceptable

1Password 5 Touches New Heights in iOS 8

Untangling the Amazon/Hachette Dispute

Potato Salad Goes Viral on Kickstarter

How iOS 7’s Newsstand Hurts Publishers

iOS 7 Locks Stolen iPhones to Prevent Resale

Dancing the Two-Step: Coping with the Loss of a Second Factor

802.11ac Promises Better Coverage, but Won’t Hit Advertised Speeds

Nonprofit App Camp for Girls Launches Fundraiser

Elcomsoft Details Gaps in Apple’s Two-Factor Authentication Approach

Google Drops Support for Standards-Based Chat

Twitter Adds Two-Factor Authentication

GIF Creator Says “Jif,” Once Again

App.net Issues Passport iOS App

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