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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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Larry Leveen

 
 

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Apple Reports on Options Backdating Problems

Steve Jobs apologized last week while announcing the results of an internal investigation regarding Apple's backdating of stock options, in which options were granted on a preferentially low stock price date instead of the date upon which the grant was decidedShow full article

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Apple Releases Stock Option Backdating Report

Steve Jobs did not benefit from the discontinued practice of stock-option backdating at Apple, a company board committee led by board member and former Vice President Al Gore reported at the end of DecemberShow full article

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Former Apple Employees Charged in Stock Option Backdating

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused two former Apple executives in two instances of illegal stock option backdating that Apple had previously disclosed after an internal investigation (see "Apple Releases Stock Option Backdating Report," 2007-01-08)Show full article

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My Real Breakfast with Fake Steve Jobs

Dear diary: I had breakfast with Fake Steve Jobs! He showed me the next-generation iPod (hint: it requires minor surgery to use), gave me a shiny new penny, and then wiped my memory using his reality distortion field. All I recall is eating a bagel with a Boston-based Forbes reporter named Dan Lyons.Show full article

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Backdating Investigation on Apple Shares Ends

The Justice Department reportedly ends its criminal investigation into Apple's stock backdating affair. A civil action by the SEC remains against a former executive.Show full article

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Apple's Former Top Lawyer Settles Options Charges

Nancy Heinen, once Apple's general counsel, will pay $2.2 million to settle charges raised over Apple's handling of backdated stock options. Show full article

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Apple Executives' Settlement May End Backdating Saga

A preliminary settlement has been reached over lawsuits accusing Apple executives of various inappropriate acts related to the backdating of stock options. This may be the end, at last, of this ugly chapter in the company's financial history.Show full article

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