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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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Apple Catches Up With Microsoft in Market Cap

For those who have watched Apple for a long time, it's hard to realize just how large the company has become, catching up with industry giant Microsoft in several key metrics.Show full article

Free "iPad Basics" Ebook Introduces Full iPad Documentation

After months of work from our top authors, we're pleased to announce a full slate of Take Control ebooks about the iPad, including Tonya Engst's free "Take Control of iPad Basics." Read on to learn about each of the new titles, including Jeff Carlson's "Take Control of Media on Your iPad," Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Working with Your iPad," and Glenn Fleishman's "Take Control of iPad Networking & Security."Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of iStopMotion Home 2

Hankering to create your own answer to the claymation Wallace & Gromit movies? Forming the little clay figures is up to you, but Boinx Software's iStopMotion animation software will take the photos and combine them all together to create the movie. Enter to win a copy in this week's DealBITS drawing!Show full article

Beware Tabnabbing, a New Type of Phishing Attack

It's always depressing to have to warn against another way that browsing the Web can increase your risk of identity theft, but at least in this case, the solutions aren't much work and even come with other benefits.Show full article

Security News: Flash Attacked, iPhone Exposed, Spyware Discovered

With a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash, a new way of extracted data from an encrypted iPhone, and a malicious bit of spyware making the rounds, it has been a rough few weeks in the security world. Read on for our suggestions on how to protect yourself, and be careful out there.Show full article

AT&T Ends Unlimited iPhone and iPad Data Plans

AT&T has abruptly pulled the plug on its unique unlimited cellular data plans for new subscribers for the iPhone and 3G iPad, while at the same time announcing iPhone tethering. New plans are cheaper, but require data budgeting. Could the news mean a Verizon Wireless iPhone is on its way?Show full article

Apple Reveals iOS 4 and More at WWDC 2010 Keynote

At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Steve Jobs once again delivered a keynote designed to shock and awe the assembled developers, introducing the iPhone 4, iOS 4, an update to iBooks, and a new video conferencing app called FaceTime.Show full article

New iPhone 4 Still Had Secrets to Reveal

The autopsy photos of the lost iPhone prototype may have revealed a lot about its innards, but the revelation of the real deal, dubbed the iPhone 4, showed off much more. The new iPhone is faster, sports improved networking, carries two cameras, and includes a gyroscope, among many other improvements.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7 June 2010

Notable software releases this week include Yojimbo 2.2, BusyCal 1.3, Camino 2.0.3, TweetDeck 0.34.2, Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.2, VMware Fusion 3.1, Boot Camp Update for MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010).Show full article

ExtraBITS for 7 June 2010

Although a fair amount happened since our last issue, we aimed for full coverage, so we have only three ExtraBITS items for you this week, a welcome to Soren Thomas Kissell, the latest member of the TidBITS family; Rich Mogull's Science Friday appearance; and a note about the end of the "Get a Mac" ad campaign.Show full article

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