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Google is adding a new feature for Chrome that will help bilingual folks and ex-pats a lot. Developer François Beaufort revealed that you can now spellcheck in multiple languages, even in the same document, without getting the dreaded squiggly red lines. That's a feature that the Android Sw...

August 21st 2015 at 12:21pm 0 Comments
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We've all grown a little complacent with our spelling now that auto-correction has filtered down to the OS level, and that creates problems when we use browsers that aren't quite so diligent. Those who grab Google's Chrome 26 beta, though, will get an extra safety net for their writing skills. Chr...

February 26th 2013 at 3:24pm 0 Comments
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I spend a lot of time in the web browser, so much that I use web apps more than their standalone counterparts. I use twitter.com to compose a tweet, gmail.com to check my email and so on. As a result, I use several plug-ins and extensions to improve the efficiency of my online work. In a previo...

January 20th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The next version of each smartphone's operating system is always the best. We impatiently wait for the latest and greatest firmware to come around, expecting it to liberate us from the shackles of last year's code and features that haven't shown up yet. This happens incessantly with Google's Andr...

December 1st 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Reader Tom has been kind enough to send in a few images of the new spell check redesign in iPhone OS 4.0.As you can see, Apple has ditched the blue bubbles with the "x" and now gives you the option of choosing between multiple word selections. Stay tuned! We'll have more on the iPhone OS 4.0 pre...

April 8th 2010 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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OS X has had a system-wide, built-in spell checker for a while now, but until Snow Leopard, it could only check the spelling of whatever your default language was. But what if you needed to prepare a document in another language, say for a college Spanish assignment? In that case, you'd end up with...

September 4th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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There's a funny post at The Apple Blog today that points out a few typos that give Mac OS X Leopard's built-in spell checker a bit of trouble. For instance, the error "instrucitons" suggests "isntrucitons" as well as "instructions", and "applicaticataion" when "applicatication" is typed instead of "...

July 10th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Mac OS X offers a system-wide built-in spell checker. Many OS X applications including Mail, Pages, TextEdit, Safari and iChat AV (among others) allow you to take advantage of this feature to find and correct spelling mistakes. To enable spell checking in an application, control-click (or right-cli...

May 7th 2007 at 6:30pm 0 Comments