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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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Nisus Writer Express 2.5 Released

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Nisus Writer Express 2.5 Released -- Nisus Software has updated its Mac OS X-native word processor to version 2.5, adding core features and fixing bugs. Right-to-left input, a key feature in Nisus Writer Classic used by languages such as Arabic and Hebrew, now appears in Express. Also added are bullets and numbering features, LinkBack support, hyperlink support, and performance improvements. Nisus Writer Express 2.5 costs $70 for new users; owners of version 2.0 can upgrade to 2.5 for free. The upgrade is a 19.6 MB download. [JLC]



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