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Track Changes Dates Reset on Save As in Word 2008

If you regularly use the Save As feature to create new drafts while working in Word 2008, you might notice that with Track Changes enabled, previously time-stamped comments and edits have their times reset to the Save As date and time. Work around this by sticking with your original file, but using Save As (or just File > Duplicate in the Finder) to make backup copies.

 
 
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Lioness Auto-Saves Lion Users’ Sanity

The new system-wide Auto Save feature of Mac OS X Lion is great for most people, but what about those of us who have taught ourselves to press Command-S reflexively in order to avoid losing work when applications crash? Many Tricks’s Lioness has a solution.Show full article

Microsoft Word 5.1 Returns... to the iPad

Microsoft Word 5 for the Mac was abandoned long ago, giving way to more feature-laden versions of the program, but now Microsoft has revived the software, realizing that the smaller code base is fairly easy to port to iOS, as compared to its later, larger versions.Show full article

Behind the Scenes at The Daily

After nearly two months, The Daily pulls back the curtain on the technology and processes used to create the innovative iPad-only publication.Show full article

Text Vulnerability Discovered in iPhone and iPad

A newly discovered vulnerability affects nearly all Apple products. Rich Mogull has the details, including how to protect yourself until Apple issues a patch.Show full article

Apple to Offer Subscription Service and Subscription-Based Mac

Subscriptions are coming to the iTunes Store in the next year, but if you think Apple is going to settle for simply copying other music subscription services, you’re not giving Steve Jobs and company credit for wanting to change the world.Show full article

Bartleby, For When You Prefer Not To

New software from Scrivener creator Literature & Latte fights writer’s overdrive.Show full article

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