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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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Learn All About Your Apple TV -- Whether you're an early adopter of the Apple TV or still considering adding one to your home entertainment system, we have a new ebook for you. Our friends at Macworld (many of whom also write for Take Control) have been working with the Apple TV since the day it was released, and they've brought together everything they've learned about it in the "Macworld Apple TV Superguide," the latest in Macworld's series of electronic books.

Inside, you'll find help setting up the Apple TV, navigating its interface, and managing your media - video, music, and photos - for easy access on the Apple TV. Should anything go wrong, an extensive troubleshooting section covers common problems and solutions. After a while, you may find the Apple TV's 40 GB hard disk limiting, at which point you can refer to the ebook's step-by-step, illustrated instructions for replacing the disk with a larger one.

There's even a very short section on choosing an HDTV, if you don't already have one, but honestly, if you're in the market for such a TV, read Clark Humphrey's "Take Control of Digital TV" for a much more in-depth discussion of what all the jargon means and how to choose the best set for your needs. As incentive, we're offering $5 off if you buy both ebooks together.

 

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