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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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Google Enters Wearable Market with Android Wear

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As rumors of an Apple iWatch continue to swirl, Google has revealed its wearable strategy, called Android Wear, a version of the Android operating system tailored for wearable devices. Google will initially be focusing on smartwatches that can provide notifications, answers to voice searches, health and fitness monitoring, connections to devices, and anything else developers can create. As with Android, Google will be working with other companies to develop watches powered by Android Wear in 2014.favicon follow link