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Jeff Carlson gave up an opportunity to intern at a design firm during college because he suspected that they really just wanted someone tall to play on their volleyball team, and instead worked in the Whitworth publications office where he got to actually, you know, design stuff. In the intervening years, he's been a designer and writer, authoring best-selling books on the Macintosh, Web design, video editing, and Palm organizers. He's currently a columnist for the Seattle Times, senior editor of the respected electronic newsletter TidBITS, and consumes almost too much coffee. Almost.

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Avoid Simple Typos

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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Aperture’s Golden Hour

Sit Up Straight for the Roost Laptop Stand

ExtraBITS for 1 April 2014

OmniOutliner 4 Refines the Outlining Process

Mysterious Mac Pro Posters Appear

Photos Get Renewed Focus in iOS 7

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“Take Control of Your Digital Photos,” Chapter 8

“Take Control of Your Digital Photos,” Chapter 7

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How to Relocate a Dropbox Subfolder to Another Disk

Aperture 3.4.4

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