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There’s a right way and a wrong way to use your phone’s autocorrect, says the person who invented it. Ken Kocienda, former Principal Engineer of iPhone Software for Apple and author of the new book Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs, led the team creating the first software keyboard for the first release of iOS. And he says that it’s possible to get too aggressive with autocorrect.

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Google has long offered its "Did you mean:" spelling corrections and even fixed your slight typos in its auto-completing suggestions. Now Google.com will actively suggest spelling fixes in drop-down suggestions, offering an easy go-to spellcheck tool.

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Spellcheck within a web form is very handy, but potentially annoying if you favour Australian spellings over the US alternatives. If you're a Google Chrome user, there is an option to set up Australian spell-checking instead.

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Typos are bad enough when they result in gibberish like "procedurw," but words that are close together and technically correct—like "manager" and "manger"—will easily slip by Word's spell check. If you find yourself making those kind of situational typos often, the Productivity Portfolio blog can walk you through creating an "Exclude Dictionary" to have Word's checker prompt you whenever it finds certain words. That way, you're the one who decides whether you meant the guy who deploys and manages work or the staple of nativity scenes. What are your biggest spell-check frustrations? Offer up your knuckle-whitening gripes in the comments.
Catch Mistakes with Word Exclude Dictionary