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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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Tonya Engst Discusses Ebooks on the Tech Night Owl Live

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On the Tech Night Owl Live podcast, Take Control editor in chief Tonya Engst shared her perspective on ebook-related topics as a small publisher selling ebooks in big online venues like Apple’s iBookstore and Amazon’s Kindle Store. She also talked about her latest ebook, “Take Control of Your iPad,” recently updated to include the third-generation iPad and iOS 5.1.favicon follow link

 

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I would argue that eBooks are more rented (for the users/company's lifetime) than truly owned. E.g., if Amazon goes belly up tomorrow, my Kindle library is only as available as my backup/ability to take the DRM off the file to use in another context.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-05-04 05:59
That's absolutely true when DRM is employed, and is one (among many others) reason we don't use it.