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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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New York Times Web Site Compromised -- Readers discuss the recent malware attempt that appeared at the New York Times site. (2 messages)


Wireless Keyboard and Mouse -- A reader asks for wireless keyboard suggestions to set up an old iMac for kids. (3 messages)


Word 2008 gives Disk Full error - Again -- A long-simmering bug in Microsoft Word keeps coming back, potentially leading to lost data. (17 messages)


Gray screen on boot -- Could faulty hard drives lead to a problem booting a Power Mac G5, or is the machine itself at fault? (8 messages)


Turning OFF system-wide spell checking (10.4.11) -- Reinstalling Mac OS X turned the built-in spelling checker on, but how does one turn it off in Tiger? Curiously, in Snow Leopard it appears you can't. (4 messages)


Dragon Naturally Speaking -- Readers compare notes about running this speech-recognition software under Parallels or Fusion on the Mac, with some suggesting a Mac solution: MacSpeech Dictate. (6 messages)

 

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