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.
What would a week be without some corporate maneuvering? Inside we cover the latest news on Microsoft's antitrust proceedings, Apple's latest licensing of the Mac OS, plus some thoughts on the recent Apple/Voyager controversy. We round out the issue with news of a MacInTax fix, a brief summary of how you should attach files to mail messages using Eudora, and conclude with Part 2 of Nigel Perry's review of Nisus Writer.
Adam suggested that I let people know how I'm doing after my car accident last October. People take months (if not years) to recover from whiplash, and the medical people I'm seeing are pleased with my progressShow full article
O Pioneer! -- Japan-based Pioneer Electronics Corporation announced last week that it has reached an agreement with Apple to license the Mac OS for use in Pioneer's first entries into the personal computer marketShow full article
Apprentice Phone Update -- Due to recent changes to western Washington's area codes, some readers have been unable to contact Celestin Company, the makers of the Apprentice CD-ROM reviewed in TidBITS-263Show full article
MacInTax Update -- Intuit, makers of the MacInTax tax software package, have written to update the situation on the MacInTax itemization bug reported in TidBITS-261Show full article
PowerBook Price Drop -- When Apple lowers prices, it often heralds the upcoming release of new models. Even so, if you've had your eyes on a 500-series PowerBook, you might want to check out the new pricingShow full article
In an ironic Valentine's Day present, U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin on February 14th rejected an agreement made between Microsoft and the U.S. Justice Department regarding charges that Microsoft licensing practices stifle competitionShow full article
I've received some questions about how to best encode files attached to Eudora messages recently, so I thought I'd reiterate the information in Eudora itself about this topic (turn on balloon help and point at the options in the Attachments section of Eudora's Settings dialog box)Show full article
You may have seen mention recently about how Apple is riding roughshod on First Amendment freedoms by censoring a CD-ROM from Voyager that's bundled with Macs sold into the K-12 education channelShow full article
[If you read last week's TidBITS-263, you recall that this review began with a look at Nisus Writer's text processing features. This week, we look at its word and document processing features, and finish next week with details on multimedia featuresShow full article