NC #547 – Podfeet Press, AppleTV 4, Goodbye Clarify, Goodbye Auto-Correct, Hello Magic Keyboard & Trackpad

NosillaCast News is now called Podfeet Press, sign up at podfeet.com/blog/podfeet-press-signup/. Check out the screencast I did on Don McAllister’s ScreenCasts Online about Macphun’s Intensify CK: screencastsonline.com/mac/show/0527/. My review of the new AppleTV is mostly pros, with some cons. We say goodbye to long term sponsor Clarify from clarify-it.com. I tell you how I abandoned auto-correct on my Mac and how happy it makes me. I try to justify why I bought the new Apple Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 and tell you whether they’re magic or not.


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Now, With Fewer Typos!

auto-correct with the "no" symbol over itWhen spell check first came out, it was a wonderful thing. Those nice squiggly lines showing us our typos was glorious. I’m a really good speller but I do make typos so having that visual indicator was great. For some reason I can spot typos a mile away in anyone else’s writing, but my own are completely invisible to me.

Then came auto-correct. At first we heralded it as a revolution, a time saver, something about which we rejoiced. Then came the humorous auto-correct stories. We mocked it, we rejoiced in other people’s failures, but we secretly grew to depend on it more and more.
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