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Lex Friedman's Internet career has included significant roles at Intermix and Demand Media. He co-founded The Daily Plate, a diet-tracking Web site, which is now part of Livestrong.com. Beyond his professional Internet work, Lex also writes. He publishes the Lex, Briefly blog, co-authored humor book The Snuggie Sutra and contributes frequently to Macworld. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Lauren, his two daughters, and too many iOS devices to count. He also tweets too much.

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Type an em-dash on an iPhone

Typography and punctuation geeks rejoice! It's easy to type an em-dash on the iPhone's or iPod touch's virtual keyboard. To do so, tap the .?123 key to switch to the numeric keypad. Then touch and hold on the Hyphen key to reveal a pop-up strip showing an em-dash. Slide to the em-dash and release your finger.

Note that this basic trick works with many other keys on the virtual keyboard.

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Lex Leaves for Macworld

iTunes 10.2.2

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.2.4

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 SP1 (14.1)

Apple Previews Final Cut Pro X: New, Faster, and Cheaper

PopChar X 5.2

ChronoSync 4.2/ChronoAgent 1.2

Boot Camp 3.2 Update for MacBook Pro (early 2011)

GraphicConverter 7.2

GarageBand 6.0.2

Mac OS X v10.6.7 Supplemental Update for 13-inch MacBook Air (Late 2010)

Dropbox 1.0.28

NoteBook 3.0.9

Skype 5.1.0.914

Things 1.4.5

Skitch 1.0.4

Sparrow 1.1

Firefox 4

MarsEdit 3.2

Aperture 3.1.2

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