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.
Find out below why Apple is a lousy lover, according to long-time developer Dave Winer. We also take a long, hard look at SCSI Manager 4.3, which could improve performance on most 68040 Macs with System 7.5 and the right applications. Mark Anbinder presents a brief bit on the Power 8100/110 and also looks at CE Software's QuickMail Internet Access Kit. Finally, check out the new URL for our Web server, and a $199 deal on a Newton MessagePad 100.
We very much appreciates the email condolences we've received in regard to Tonya's neck injury, and we'd especially like to thank Martin Stoermer of the University of Queensland in Australia for collecting get-well messages from lots of wonderful people on several mailing listsShow full article
TidBITS Web Server Moves -- Andy Williams of Dartmouth College, who runs the public TidBITS Web server recently moved it to a more capable machine to improve access and reliabilityShow full article
The Newton envious may want to check out a current offer from several mail-order sources (including MacConnection and MacMall) for a Newton MessagePad 100 complete with Power Organizer Pack (fax modem and some software) for $199, hundreds less than the current price for a MessagePad 110Show full article
Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc. Delivering on its promise to raise the Macintosh performance ceiling as PowerPC technology improves, Apple today introduced the Power Macintosh 8100/110Show full article
The small office Internet email game is easier than before, thanks to CE Software's new QuickMail Internet Access Kit. The entry-level bundle (expected to sell for around $549) includes a ten-user QuickMail package; a Mail*Link Remote UUCP gateway from StarNine Technologies, IncShow full article
[One of the long-time developers in the Macintosh world, Dave Winer has written ThinkTank and MORE, among others. More recently, he founded UserLand Software and in 1992, shipped Frontier, which, according to Dave, is "AppleScript done right."] To Apple, and to the rest of the world - market share is a head-tripShow full article
One of the least well-publicized bits of semi-recent technology from Apple has been SCSI Manager 4.3, which I've seen discussed mostly in MacWEEK, primarily in Ric Ford's MacInTouch columnsShow full article