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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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TidBITS Editors on Video at Macworld 2011

Despite being a somewhat shy species in their native habitat, TidBITS editors were captured on video all over the Macworld 2011 event. We’ve collected all of the videos for your viewing pleasure.Show full article

Go Beyond Play with “Take Control of Working with Your iPad”

New edition of Joe Kissell’s practical ebook adds important iOS 4 tips and techniques, along with refined and expanded information that you can use to make your iPad carry more than its own weight at work.Show full article

Mobee Magic Charger Makes Batteries Disappear

Magic Mouse battery replacement for Mobee’s induction charger lasts only a week on a charge—but you probably won’t care, or even notice.Show full article

iOS Hearing Aids... or, How to Buy Superman’s Ears

In which Jeff Porten realizes that he can turn an iPhone or iPod touch into a poor man’s hearing aid for two bucks, and then discovers that he can hear more than he bargained for. Show full article

HP Chases the Market’s Tail

The last four years seem to be a game of Apple releasing products and the rest of the computer and mobile phone makers trying to catch up. It can’t last forever, but HP’s plans for webOS phones and tablets don’t show a change yet.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14 February 2011

Notable software releases this week include Flash Player 10.2, BusyCal 1.5.1, and TweetDeck 0.37.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 14 February 2011

One more podcast for you this week, along with a trick for how AT&T subscribers can pick up 1,000 free rollover minutes.Show full article

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