You can double-click to select a word in almost every Mac program. The really nice Mac programs will automatically select the space after the word too, so if you double-click and then press the Delete key you won't end up with two spaces in a row.
If you use Time Machine for backups (and you should) it's good to know when your Mac was most recently backed up. It's easy to check: just click on the Time Machine icon in the menubar. You should see something like this: The "Latest Backup" should be within 60 minutes of whenever you look (this picture... Continue Reading →