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It’s an iPod, iTunes, and iPhone issue this week, thanks to Apple’s release of the new 3rd generation iPod shuffle (so small it moves the buttons to the earbud cord) and iTunes 8.1. But Apple also enhanced the App Store so reviews are now associated with application versions, making it easier for iPhone and iPod touch owners to pick good apps. Matt Neuburg also tells the truly silly story of what he had to go through to download an audio book from his local library, and Dennis Wurster passes on a workaround for anyone who needs to print labels from the PayPal shopping cart. Other notable software releases this week include CopyPaste Pro 2.0, Front Row 2.1.7, and NTFS for Mac OS X 7.0.

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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.

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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.