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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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In this week's discussions, readers seek help with exporting movies from iMovie, transferring all of one's data to a new Mac, and hosting BitTorrent seeds of the venerable (and now free) "If Monks had Macs" project. Also this week, is it acceptable to say "right-click" when referring to the action that displays a contextual menu, and what could be the cause of poor iPhone reception in northern Virginia?


Request Help: iMovie HD and 08 Export Problem -- iMovie projects in two different versions of the video editor are crashing on export and reporting odd file sizes. (2 messages)


Cloning a Mac? When moving from a PowerPC Mac to an Intel-based model, does Migration Assistant do a clean job, or are there other ways to transfer one's data? (12 messages)


Clicking the Right Button -- Readers discuss the use of "right-click" to describe the action that displays a contextual menu on the Mac. (16 messages)


If Monks had Macs FREE CD-ROM torrent SEEDers wanted -- Now that "If Monks had Macs" is becoming freely available, the developer is looking for sources to host the BitTorrent download version. (9 messages)


iPhone in Northern VA? A reader reports poor phone coverage with new iPhones; is the problem AT&T, the location, or something else? (5 messages)

 

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