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Beware Country-Specific iTunes Stores

If you buy an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and you happen to be a user of the iTunes Store in more than one country, take note which country's store you're viewing in iTunes when you plug in the device for the first time. This will be the country the device will register with, and you will be forever barred from purchasing or even updating free apps from anywhere else. The only way out is to delete everything on the device and do a full restore.

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Fantastical 2 Aims to Replace Apple’s Calendar

If you’re dissatisfied with Apple’s Calendar app, the new Fantastical 2 from Flexibits is worth a look to see if it’s more to your liking. And even if you’re not considering replacing Calendar, read on, because some of Fantastical’s features might change your mind.

 
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Inconsistent Support Bedevils MacBook Pros Suffering from “Staingate”

Twitter’s Meerkat Killer, Periscope, Has Arrived

Launcher for iOS Finds the Rock

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 9: Manage iCloud Security

Chapter 9 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Force Touch Trackpad Makes MacBooks More Compelling

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>
 

Macs Not Vulnerable to BadUSB Attack

Apple Pay Exposes Insecure Bank Policies

iCloud Not Receiving Mail Reliably from Gmail

BusyContacts Turbo Charges Mac Contact Management

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 8: Surf the Web Safely

Chapter 8 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>