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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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How to Use Apple Pay

iOS 8.1 has brought the highly anticipated Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Managing Editor Josh Centers dives into Apple Pay to explain how to use it.

 
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