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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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DealBITS Discount: Save Up to $125 on a Drobo

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Congratulations to Nate Bedortha at gmail.com, whose entry was chosen randomly in the last DealBITS drawing and who won a Drobo, worth $399. But we still have a deal for you even if you didn't win, since Data Robotics is offering a number of discounts to all TidBITS readers through 12 July 2010. They are:

  • Buy a four-bay Drobo with two 1 TB drives for $524, a $75 savings.
  • Buy a four-bay Drobo with four 1 TB drives for $674, a $125 savings.
  • Save $100 on a five-bay Drobo S either by itself, or with drives.
  • Save $100 on a five-bay network-attached Drobo FS either by itself, or with drives.

To take advantage of these offers, order through the online Drobo Store and use the discount code "DROBOBIT". (This pricing is U.S.-only; people in other countries should contact sales@drobo.com.) Thanks to the 2,142 people who entered this DealBITS drawing, and we hope you'll continue to participate in the future!


 

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
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