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3rd Generation iPod shuffle Shrinks, Gets Mouthy

Apple has shipped the 3rd generation iPod shuffle, shrinking its physical dimensions, quadrupling its storage capacity, and trading on-body controls for earbud-based buttons and new VoiceOver capabilities.Show full article

iTunes 8.1 Enhances DJ Capabilities

Apple has released iTunes 8.1, adding support for the new iPod shuffle, improving overall speed, and more. However, the promised video support for the Genius feature has apparently been pulled for now.Show full article

In Search of iTunes 8.1's Autofill

Autofill, the iTunes feature previously available only for the iPod shuffle, is now available for all iPods that are set to manage music manually. Unfortunately, finding and using the Autofill feature can be a challenge. Michael Cohen takes you through the steps to track it down.Show full article

App Store Reviews Now Distinguish Versions

Apple has once again updated the iPhone App Store review process, this time drawing a distinction between reviews for an application's current version, and reviews for all versions of that app. iPhone developers rejoice!Show full article

Printing Shipping Labels from PayPal's Shopping Cart

PayPal's label printing service does not currently support Mac users with label printers, but Mac consultant Dennis Wurster has come up with an easy workaround for those in need.Show full article

A Silly Saga: How I Downloaded an Audio Book from My Library

Thanks to a recently released application, OverDrive Media Console, I can now download MP3 audio books from my library. But who would want to? The selection is lousy and the procedure is inconvenient and silly. How silly is it? Read on...Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16-Mar-09

Notable software releases this week include CopyPaste Pro 2.0, Front Row 2.1.7, and NTFS for Mac OS X 7.0.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 16-Mar-09

Read on for a collection of links to the most interesting articles and resources that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 16-Mar-09

This week's discussions focus on the releases of the new iPod shuffle and iTunes 8.1, as well as the recent AirPort Extreme and Mac Pro updates. Other topics include recycling floppy disks, copying large files to a memory stick, the upcoming release of MailForge, recommending a computer for elderly neighbors, and what to do about spam.Show full article

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