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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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Speed Doubler 8.1.2 Update Nabs Bugs

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Speed Doubler 8.1.2 Update Nabs Bugs -- Connectix has released Speed Doubler 8.1.2, which fixes bugs and improves compatibility. The Faster File Copying feature now works from a locked startup volume, cleans up spring-loaded folders properly, and doesn't crash if a copy window is placed off-screen, among other changes. The update also fixes a problem under Mac OS 8.5 that caused a crash when clicking OK or Cancel in the Copy Agent schedule configuration dialog. Connectix recommends that all Speed Doubler 8 users upgrade to 8.1.2, which is available as a free 516K download. [JLC]

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