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Copy Before Submitting Web Forms

Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.

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Apple Gains Larger Slice of Computer Sales

Apple sold 30 to 40 percent more computers in the second quarter of 2008 than in the previous year, becoming third largest seller of computers in the United States.Show full article

MobileMea Culpa: Apple Apologizes and Explains Tiger Situation

The MobileMe transition didn't go smoothly, and Apple admits as such in an email to its subscribers. Money talks, so Apple's adding 30 days to all subscriptions and trials as part of the apology. Plus, they won't call their desktop sync software "push" until it really pushes changes.Show full article

MSN Music Doesn't Kill Future Playability of Purchased Tracks

Microsoft decides to continue allowing music purchased from its MSN Music store to be transferred among legitimate machines until 2011.Show full article

Go, Go, Boingo Gadget Hotspot Application!

Boingo's new application simplifies logging into their meta-networks of 60,000 U.S. hotpots and 100,000 international hotspots, all for flat monthly rates.Show full article

Precipitate Shines Mac Spotlight into Google's Cloud

If you're using Google Docs, a new Mac OS X preference pane called Precipitate enables you to find text in them with Spotlight or Google Desktop.Show full article

Vanity Spreads to Top-Level Domain Names

Have you ever wanted to see your name in dot-lights? The group that oversees domain names will allow vanity and corporate top-level domain registration. Are .coke, .pepsi, and .7up in our future?Show full article

Hands-Free iPhone Options for the Car

California, Washington, and other U.S. states have instituted bans on having a conversation on a cell phone while holding it; a hands-free approach is de rigeur (and de jure). Rick Fay tried out several hands-free options for his iPhone.Show full article

Symbian Smartphone Platform Goes Free, Partly Open Source

Nokia buys out its partners in Symbian, by far the world's most popular smartphone platform, and may change the whole nature of competition for these intelligent communicators by making it even more accessible to more handset makers. It's a shot across the bow to Apple, RIM, Microsoft, and Google, but it won't reach fruition til 2010.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21-Jul-08

This week's watchlist begins with the iPod touch 1.1.5 update from Apple, for those who are holding off on the 2.0 update, and continues with new HP printer drivers from Apple and three updates from Rogue Amoeba: Airfoil 3.2.1, Audio Hijack Pro 2.8.2, and Nicecast 1.9.3.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/21-Jul-08

This week brings a varied menu of TidBITS Talk discussions, as readers troubleshoot problems with Mail, MobileMe syncing, and the iPhone, and discuss recent articles.Show full article

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