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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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Eudora 6 comments -- Eudora 6's new spam-catching capabilities generated lots of questions and answers, as did problems with Eudora's extremely helpful way of opening Web pages in the background when their URLs are Command-clicked. (40 messages)

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Extending networks with WDS -- Glenn Fleishman's article about the WDS compatibility between AirPort Extreme Base Stations and Buffalo's WLA-G54 prompted discussion about how wired network segments were handled under WDS-bridged networks. (3 messages)

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.Mac a year later -- It's been a year, and TidBITS Talk participants are trading notes on whether or not they'll be paying Apple for another year of .Mac service. (10 messages)

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Safari faster without cache -- Safari is a fast Web browser, but could it be even faster if you turn off its caching of Web pages? (4 messages)

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SideTrack trackpad driver -- Previous discussion of scrolling techniques had Nik Gerber moaning about how the Mac lacked custom trackpad drivers that would let you scroll using special portions of the trackpad. He mentioned this to Alex Harper, author of uControl, and a short while later, Alex released a public beta of SideTrack, providing extra trackpad functionality. Check it out! (1 message)

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