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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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Caller ID in Messages Helps to Direct iMessages

Confused about where iMessages get delivered across iOS devices and Macs running Mountain Lion? A Caller ID option in the preferences for the iOS and Mountain Lion Messages apps provides the answer.Show full article

Mountain Lion Mail Perturbs Sending Behavior

Apple Mail in Mountain Lion uses a different internal logic to determine which From account new messages and replies should use. The undocumented and seemingly irrational changes have left users angry and confused.Show full article

The Very Model of a Modern Mountain Lion Document

Mountain Lion brings some changes to the interface whereby users interact with documents in autosaving applications. These changes might well overcome user objections to the Modern Document Model introduced in Lion.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 13 August 2012

Notable software releases this week include Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.4 and Express 3.4.3, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.4, and TextExpander 4.0.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 13 August 2012

HyperCard was released 25 years ago, so we point at Twitter-linked reminiscences this week in ExtraBITS, along with Dan Frakes’s explanation of Mountain Lion’s new Power Nap feature and more on how Mat Honan’s iCloud account was hacked (the specifics of which should no longer be possible).Show full article

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