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Enabling Auto Spelling Correction in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, the automatic spelling correction in applications is not usually activated by default. To turn it on, make sure the cursor's insertion point is somewhere where text can be entered, and either choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically or, if the Edit menu's submenu doesn't have what you need, Control-click where you're typing and choose Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically from the contextual menu that appears. The latter approach is particularly likely to be necessary in Safari and other WebKit-based applications, like Mailplane.

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Apple Aims New 128 GB iPad at Professional Users

A new 128 GB model of the fourth-generation iPad joins Apple’s product lineup, but what’s most interesting is how Apple is aiming the new model at professional users.Show full article

Cool Products from Macworld/iWorld 2013: Part 1

As always, one of the best parts of Macworld/iWorld is running across new products that set the mind racing: iPad-based telepresence robots, tiny elliptical machines for standing desks, sensors that watch your posture, and more. Read on for the first installment of products that caught our attention at the show.Show full article

Apple Doomed, According to News at 11

In several interviews at Macworld/iWorld, Adam Engst was asked for his opinion about the waning of Apple’s fortunes, thanks to the distressingly low $54.5 billion in quarterly revenues and $13.1 billion in profit. While debunking the financials as a worry, Adam points out that there are real concerns in how Apple is running the business.Show full article

Do Bulletproof Backups Require a Disaster-proof Drive?

ioSafe hard drives may be the safest destination for local backups, but Joe Kissell thinks you can get equally good security for a much lower price.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 4 February 2013

Notable software releases this week include Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 12; SMC Firmware Updates for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air; and Microsoft Office 2011 14.30.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 4 February 2013

A quarter of a million Twitter users were affected by a data breach at the company, leading to password resets and no doubt a few headaches. In a better headspace, Adam and Tonya Engst appeared on Glenn Fleishman’s podcast The New Disruptors, which talks about ways creative people reach audiences. And if you’re feeling vindictive toward an app, we have a string of eight characters that will likely cause it to crash.Show full article

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