Type an em-dash on an iPhone
Typography and punctuation geeks rejoice! It's easy to type an em-dash on the iPhone's or iPod touch's virtual keyboard. To do so, tap the .?123 key to switch to the numeric keypad. Then touch and hold on the Hyphen key to reveal a pop-up strip showing an em-dash. Slide to the em-dash and release your finger.
Note that this basic trick works with many other keys on the virtual keyboard.
Welcome to our two hundredth issue! News this week includes a POP mail client for the Newton, the release of Aladdin's SITcomm communications program, a better PageMaker tip, and details on the new SuperDrive. We also have a report on the Seybold publishing conference in San Francisco, reader comments on the Handeze gloves (including non-800 numbers for overseas readers), and news of a chilling legal decision for RSI sufferers in Britain.
Knoware, a Macintosh Internet provider in the Netherlands, has created a prototype of a simple POP (Post Office Protocol) client for the Newton, according to Merik Voswinkel of KnowareShow full article
SITcomm shipped last week, marking Aladdin Systems' first foray into the communications market after years of concentrating on utility programs. SITcomm's claims to fame are ease of use, automatic handling of logins to many different types of systems, automatic expansion and compression of files using StuffIt technology, and translation of files from non-Macintosh formats using StuffIt translatorsShow full article
Alan Stearns writes: Thanks for the write-up of the tracking changes in PageMaker 5.0. We did receive some feedback that tracking was too tight in earlier versions, so now all five tracks are slightly looser than they used to be - not just Normal and Very tight. Your workaround of adding manual range kerning may work in some cases, but it doesn't take you back to the original letter spacing of a 4.0 or 4.2 documentShow full article
I briefly mentioned that my new Centris 660AV came with the new SuperDrive that doesn't do automatic inject, as the older SuperDrives did. In that respect the drive is more like the floppy drives on the PowerBooksShow full article
I'm astonished. Two hundred issues is a lot, and I had no idea we would reach this mark, not because I ever planned to stop publishing TidBITS, but because I seldom think about the future in that respectShow full article
My article on the Handeze gloves in TidBITS #199 provoked a number of comments and questions, the most common of which was a request for a non-800 number for Dome PublishingShow full article
email@example.com Conferences have a way of splitting their attendees into two groups, and the Seybold San Francisco Expo was no exceptionShow full article