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.
After a week off, we return with the second part of Geoff's detailed look at the PowerPC chip and other bits of Macintosh architecture. Adam weighs in with advice for people who have to give Internet presentations, and Tonya looks at a couple of Web browser plug-ins that help browsers both talk and listen, along with a new mailing list called Disabled-Talk. MailBITS about the release of the commercial System 7.5.3 and BBEdit 4.0.1 round out the issue.
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In TidBITS-334, we looked at the PowerPC processor family and some of the terms and technologies associated with it. If you read the article, your probably know the difference between 68K and PowerPC chips, why clock speed and clock multipliers are important, the difference between Level 1 and Level 2 caches, and the differences among different PowerPC chipsShow full article