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.
In advance of this week’s media event, Apple has unveiled new MacBook Pro models and a developer preview of Mac OS X Lion. Adam first looks at the new features Apple revealed for Lion, and then turns his attention to the new MacBook Pro models, focusing on the Thunderbolt I/O technology, the new quad-core Intel CPUs, and the high-resolution FaceTime camera. Glenn Fleishman follows up with additional details about Thunderbolt and Lion. In other news, Amazon added free video streaming to the Amazon Prime membership program, we released updates to our iPad and iPhone Basics ebooks, and Adam suggests that it doesn’t make sense for Steve Jobs to return to Apple (while still doing whatever he wants behind the scenes). Notable software releases this week include FaceTime 1.0 and, well, not much else.
Apple has released the developer preview of Mac OS X Lion, revealing a few more features, such as an improved Mail, wireless file copying between Macs with AirDrop, version control with Versions, and full-disk encryption with the all new FileVault.Show full article
The new MacBook Pro line retains its aluminum unibody design but features faster processors (quad-core for the 15- and 17-inch models), 10 Gbps Thunderbolt I/O, and new FaceTime HD cameras.Show full article
The coverage of the new Thunderbolt input/output port and Mac OS X Lion has been extensive, but we found a few elements that have been overlooked along the way.Show full article
We’ve just updated our “Take Control of iPhone Basics, iOS 4 Edition” and “Take Control of iPad Basics”—the trick now is to get the word out so people stop asking if we have books that will help new buyers.Show full article
The Amazon Prime membership program has long provided free two-day shipping and $3.99 one-day shipping for a $79 annual fee. Now Amazon Prime members also receive free streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows.Show full article
Steve Jobs has left the building, and while he may be back, there’s no reason it should be in an official capacity, since Apple successfully played down the transition. Why do it again?Show full article
Notable software releases this week include FaceTime 1.0 and, well, not much else.Show full article
Steve Jobs turned 56 last week, Adam was interviewed about the iPad and publishing, and a number of developers have banded together to raise money to help the Christchurch earthquake relief efforts. Read on!Show full article