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Typography and punctuation geeks rejoice! It's easy to type an em-dash on the iPhone's or iPod touch's virtual keyboard. To do so, tap the .?123 key to switch to the numeric keypad. Then touch and hold on the Hyphen key to reveal a pop-up strip showing an em-dash. Slide to the em-dash and release your finger.

Note that this basic trick works with many other keys on the virtual keyboard.

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Last week's poll asking how you like these brief lists of the main threads in TidBITS Talk garnered only about 220 votes, but it was enough to give us some direction on how to proceed. Based on those votes, 92 percent of respondents liked this feature, with about half choosing the intermediate length descriptions, so that's what we'll do for now.

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New iTunes 4 features -- Discussions of the changes in iTunes, along with tips on using the new sharing features through a firewall and controlling the way iTunes names files and creates a Compilations folder for storing some new music. (13 messages)

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iTunes Music Store pricing -- So are tracks and albums in the iTunes Music Store cheap or expensive? It depends on your perspective, what you're comparing the prices to, and the rate of inflation (really!). (18 messages)

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New iPod features -- Thoughts about what you'll need to carry with a new iPod when traveling and how the new notes feature will work out. (4 messages)

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AAC sound quality -- Passionate back and forth about the quality of AAC-encoded music, which appears to depend quite a bit on how you listen to music and what sort of music you like. (9 messages)

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Collaborative music filtering -- Tip about a service that provides collaborative music filtering to recommend artists based on the music you're sharing in iTunes. (2 messages)

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How have you used the iTunes Music Store -- Interesting posts about how different people find themselves using the iTunes Music Store. (4 messages)

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Sharing music with iTunes 4 -- After some speculation about why the RIAA isn't upset about people sharing music via iTunes, it turns out that the feature is limited to five simultaneous users. (6 messages)

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