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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/20-Feb-06

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Paperless Office Quote -- A search for the origin of a quote on the "paperless office" sparks discussion about whether we'll ever stop working with so many dead trees. (23 messages)

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iWeb and filename length -- iWeb can create filenames longer than 64 characters, causing problems with some Web servers. (2 messages)

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Non-iPod MP3 Players on a Mac -- What are the options for using a portable music player that's not an iPod? (4 messages)

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Dial-Up Router -- What wireless options are available when your only Internet connection is via dial-up modem? We look at a few routers that incorporate modems. (2 messages)

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Power Outlets in Airports -- Adam's article bemoaning the lack of power outlets in airports prompts suggestions for working around the problem. (4 messages)

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Power in the wild -- Uninterruptible power supplies can help provide power when working in the field (for charging camera batteries, for example), but some models are more configurable than others. (4 messages)

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OmniGraffle vs. other diagramming programs -- Matt Neuburg's recent look at OmniGraffle makes some readers wonder how it compares to similar tools. (9 messages)

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iWeb '06 install issue -- A problem that we ran into while installing the iWeb 1.0.1 update appears to be related to how Apple's installer is determining which applications are running. (4 messages)

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OmniGraffle vs Mail.app -- Apple's Mail application sometimes mistakenly opts to save attachments within Finder bundles. (4 messages)

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