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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.

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Apple Marks Best Quarter of Mac Sales for Q3 2007

Sales of 1.76 million Macs between and April and June pushed Apple to an $818 million profit on $5.41 billion in sales. That's 33 percent more Macs than the 1.33 million sold in the year-ago quarter and represents the highest number of Mac sales during a quarter.Show full article

Accessing Bare Hard Drives

Several different products make it easy to work with bare hard drive mechanisms for backup, troubleshooting, or disk recovery.Show full article

Webjimbo Makes Yojimbo Data Web-Accessible

Webjimbo extends the usefulness of data organizer Yojimbo by giving it a Web interface for viewing, searching, and updating stored items.Show full article

Stewing Over Safe Sleep

Does the Safe Sleep feature of modern Mac laptops protect you from data loss... or does it just cause unnecessary aggravation?Show full article

Take Control News/30-Jul-07

If you've ever felt uncertain about what a technical term actually means, help is here in the latest Take Control ebook: "Take Control: The Mac OS X Lexicon," a mad romp through over 500 Macintosh- and Internet-related terms. Also released this week: our iPhone and Apple TV update to "Take Control of Syncing in Tiger."Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/30-Jul-07

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