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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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Google’s Fall Event Echoes Apple’s

Amazon Updates Fire Tablets and Streaming Devices

Pebble Time Offers Low-Budget Apple Watch Alternative

Six Windows 10 Features Apple Should Steal

Eight Apple Watch Stands That Stand Out

Apple’s New iPhone Dock Versus the Competition

The 12-inch MacBook: A Different Mac for a Particular User

Apple Watch Try-Ons Are Both Hype and Help

ITbits: Bushel Helps Small Companies Manage Apple Devices

Force Touch Trackpad Makes MacBooks More Compelling

Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Office 2016 for Mac

FunBITS: Sling TV Is Made for Cord Cutters

Microsoft Outlook Arrives for iOS

Windows Goes Universal… and Holographic

Mac Podcast Client Showdown: Native Clients vs. Web Apps

Ergotron Lets Mac Users Stand and Deliver

Microsoft Office Comes to the iPhone, and It’s Free

The Retina iMac: It’s All about the Screen

Physical Keyboards for the iPhone 6 Plus

FunBITS: Hosting Backyard Movie Night

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