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Windows Phone 7 copy/paste update pushed to developers

We know that a Windows Phone 7 update is coming soon, and we know it's going to fix some performance issues and bring copy/paste to the Microsoft mobile OS. We also know it's going to plug the Chevron WP7 jailbreak hole. What we don't know for sure is when it's going to be released. Still, now that the update is in the hands of select Windows Phone 7 developers there's a good chance Microsoft...

Firefox finally gets "paste and go" in FF4 nightly

Other browsers like Chrome and Opera can do it, and they've been doing it for ages. There are add-ons that let Firefox do it, but if it's such a useful feature, why hasn't it been included out-of-the-box? "It" is paste and go, and like sync functionality, it has finally been permanently bolted on to Firefox. In recent nightly builds of Firefox 4, you can right-click to paste a URL and go to it...

Paste copied text without formatting in Google Chrome

It's happened to pretty much everyone who uses copy and paste. You find some text on the Web, which just happens to be huge, bold, and a color you wouldn't even want on your argyle socks. You highlight, copy, and paste it into a new email message to share with a chum and the ugliness transfers. If only there was a solution -- like some sort of hotkey combo that would automatically strip the...

Pastefire zaps text from your computer to your iPhone

Pastefire is an iPhone app I can't believe I wasn't using before this week. Ever wished you could just send some text from your desktop to your iPhone? That's what Pastefire does, and it does it quickly, easily and for free. I read about it in Lifehacker's new Lifehacker Pack for iPhone, decided to give it a try, and now I'm not looking back. Need to send a recipe to your iPhone or iPad so you...

Clipboard Manager enables better text, image, and file copypasta on Windows

Wish your Windows clipboard could handle more than one item at a time? Maybe you'd like it to maintain a history of all the things you copy -- text, images, links? Have a look at Clipboard Manager (Clipman), a small, portable application which greatly enhances your Windows clipboard. Just extract Clipman to a folder and double click the executable to let it take control over your copypasta. ...

Tynt Blocker Chrome extension stops Tynt from adding junk to your clipboard

If you've ever copied text from a website only to see an annoying "read more" message attached when you paste it, you've probably run across Tynt. Sites like The New Yorker, The San Francisco Chronicle and even TechCrunch use Tynt to add analytics links to your clipboard when you copy text, so they can tell site owners what their readers are copying. Most people just delete the extra crap after...

Give your iPhone a seriously powerful clipboard with Pastebot

Remember when a lack of copy and paste was one of the biggest complaints about the iPhone? Well, even though those days are far behind us, copying and pasting on an iPhone could still be a lot easier. That's where Pastebot comes in. This slick new app from Tapbots lets you store multiple snippets of text, links, and even images, for easy pasting later. Adding a clipping is extremely simple:...

Copy and paste comes to the iPhone, unofficially

One of the biggest complaints about the iPhone (something other mobile users cite to prove the superiority of their own operating systems) is the lack of copy and paste. Well, there's now a workaround available, and it's not from Apple. Pastebud shows off one possible method of implementing copy and paste in the iPhone environment. It uses a combination of bookmarklets and email to copy the text...

Shadow: network-enabled Mac clipboard manager

Shadow is a clipboard utility for OS X. Nothing special about that, right? I mean, we covered a whole slew of good ones back in January. Hold on a minute, though, because Shadow puts a new twist on the classic clipboard-enhancement app: it lets you copy and paste across your network. That's right: Shadow uses Bonjour to let you use your clipboard across all your networked Macs. It has a lot of...

Copy and paste non-adjacent files with Piky Basket

When you want to copy multiple files to your clipboard in Windows you have a few choices. You can highlight a group of files with your mouse, you can hold the Shift key to select the first and last files in a series, or you can hold the Ctrl key to select multiple files in a folder even if they aren't adjacent. But what if you want to copy a group of files that aren't all hanging out in the same...

ControlC changes the way you copy and paste

Without copy and paste functionality, modern computers might as well be ancient typewriters. OK, that might be going a bit far, but would you really want to live in a world without copy and paste functionality? It's amazing how much time you can save copying and pasting serial numbers, text, URLs, pictures, and other items. But what happens when you hit Ctrl+C and then forget to hit Ctrl+V...

Auto Copy and Copy Plain Text: Monday Firefox add-on double-feature

These Firefox extensions are great for the type of person who is constantly copying and pasting while in Firefox, perfect for bloggers. The first one is Auto Copy. Auto Copy is a great extension that makes copying and pasting anything mere child's play. If you wish to copy something, all you need to do is highlight the text that you wish to copy. And that's it! What you just highlighted is now on...

Broadcast Clipboard: Copy here, paste across the office

Dana "Software Jedi" Hanna's App a Day experiment--now sadly concluded--has proven to be fertile ground for Download Squad fodder. Broadcast Clipboard is a perfect example. How many times have you wanted to copy a bunch of text from one computer to another across the room or on the other side of the building? Okay, well, I have enough times for the both of us. There are lots of ways to accomplish...