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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.

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Strip My Work and Heat My Menus

Strip My Work and Heat My Menus -- Softchaos has released version 3.2 of WorkStrip, the Dock-like launcher prized for such features as multiple workspaces, document previews, and ingeniously arranged hierarchical menus that navigate folders and associate recently opened documents with their applicationsShow full article

Vonage Adds Software Phone for Mac

Vonage Adds Software Phone for Mac -- Last week, the voice-over-IP (VoIP) service provider Vonage added a software option for its subscribers to place and receive phone calls to the public telephone network from their MacintoshShow full article

Peek-a-Boo, I See Your CPU

Peek-a-Boo, I See Your CPU -- Clarkwood Software's Peek-a-Boo, one of my favorite utilities under Mac OS 9 and before, has now been rewritten for Mac OS XShow full article

How GarageBand Made Me Feel Young and Hip

I've never been musically inclined. In my grade school, singing in music class marked one as being uncool, and although I eventually had a few piano lessons and a small singing part in a ninth-grade production of Fiddler on the Roof, by high school, it was clear that I lacked much in the way of musical talentShow full article

Apple Introduces New Aluminum Cinema Displays

The curious thing about computers is that no matter how beautifully they're designed, you're always looking at the screen. At this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple improved the view by announcing three new Apple Cinema Displays: updated 20-inch and 23-inch sizes, as well as a huge 30-inch modelShow full article

Major ISPs Coordinate Spam, Spoofing Policies

Last week may be a watershed in the efforts to suppress spam through efforts to eliminate the many illegitimate methods by which spammers send and relay their email. Earlier in the week, several major Internet service providers (ISPs) agreed to some basic tenets on how to manage their own networks and their customers' networks to avoid helping to perpetuate or tolerate spamShow full article

Put a Tiger in Your Tank... in 2005

Today's keynote from Steve Jobs at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco dished out the promised preview of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and its bundled applicationsShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/28-Jun-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design. Random Eudora questions and comments -- Our last poll about email program usage prompts specific queries about EudoraShow full article

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