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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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Nick Bilton Looks into Facebook's "Pay to Play"

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Another concern has cropped up with Facebook, highlighted by Nick Bilton of the New York Times. For people looking to spread the word on Facebook, traffic in the form of “likes” and resharing would seem no longer to be organic, but must instead be greased with a little green. That’s mostly a problem for those doing some sort of business promotion on Facebook, but should give anyone considering Facebook as part of a marketing strategy significant pause. For what it’s worth, we see almost no traffic from our Facebook page.favicon follow link

 

Comments about Nick Bilton Looks into Facebook's "Pay to Play"

George Jarrett  2013-03-06 17:16
I wasn't aware that TidBITS has a Facebook feed. I searched for it just now on Facebook (with the new social graf search) and found only other businesses with the same name.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-03-07 07:02
Click the Facebook link in the Get TidBITS via box in the upper left of any page on our site to go to it. I've always found Facebook search to be entirely useless, and I agree, I can't find us on Facebook either without knowing the URL.