"Stop spying on us," say Americans between updating Facebook statuses

Americans are NOT happy with possibly being spied on. We don't like anyone being up in our business, or the idea that hackers or strangers would find out anything about our lives. Now if you'll excuse us, we just got our apps and need to Insta these pot stickers.
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Mac Calendar: filtering events by specific calendar

Recently I needed to see a list of all the events within a specific calendar, in Calendar. This is because I am famous and popular, and have to check all my engagements to be sure I'm not booked spinning in different clubs on the same night.

Okay, fine. It's a calendar of my domain renewal dates. Anyway, I needed to see a list of everything in there. And despite that seeming like a basic feature of a calendar, it's not a basic feature of Calendar. But there is a way to do it. All you need is the search bar and four quotation marks.
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Recently I needed to see a list of all the events within a specific calendar, in Calendar. This is because I am famous and popular, and have to check all my engagements to be sure I'm not booked spinning in different clubs on the same night.
Okay, fine. It's a calendar of my domain renewal dates. Anyway, I needed to see a list of everything in there. And despite that seeming like a basic feature of a calendar, it's not a basic feature of Calendar. But there is a way to do it. All you need is the search bar and four quotation marks.
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I challenge you to a dual! Formatting dual dialogue in your script

Sometimes you write dialogue so good, that two characters need to say it at the same time. In your script, this is accomplished using dual dialogue. Here's how to format your double-speak in Scrivener, Final Draft, and other screenwriting software.
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Hourly News: exactly what it says, and that's perfect

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(iOS, Mac) Hourly News is a dead-simple app that does one thing: it plays the latest updates from a list of news sources, one after another.

And, that's it. You could stop reading now, but I hope you don't, because I'd like to point out a few things that make this app awesome.
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Are you still talking? The use of continueds in your script

Hello, Character. It's me, your writer. First, let me say that your dialogue sounds snappy and authentic. Awesome. But, there is some stage business I need you to do, and it needs to happen right here. Yes, it's important. You can keep talking as soon as you're done. Thanks, I appreciate it. Okay, that's all I needed. Carry on.
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aText: aTerrific text expaaander at aGreat price

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A text expander will make your typing life so much easier. aText is terrific, and it's a serious bargain. Curious? Allow me to expand on that.
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I write plays and lyrics. I design for print and web. I blog about apps, Mac stuff, and writing.
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