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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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“Take Control of iCloud” Answers Your iCloud Questions

If iCloud has thrown you for a loop, Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of iCloud” has the advice you need to get set up with iCloud, make any necessary transitions from MobileMe, and learn how best to use iCloud’s core services.Show full article

Orders Start for Unique Lytro Light Field Camera

Focus after you shoot a picture. It’s a strange notion. The Lytro camera doesn’t grab images, it records data about light rays. Weird, but fascinating. And the firm has started taking orders for delivery in early 2012.Show full article

Apple Reports $6.62 Billion Profit for Q4 2011

Though not quite meeting overblown analyst expectations, Apple announced another quarter of record-breaking revenues and profits for the last fiscal quarter of 2011.Show full article

Syncing iOS Devices Wirelessly with iTunes 10.5 and iCloud

The big news in iTunes 10.5 right now is support for Wi-Fi syncing and iCloud backups of your iOS devices. Kirk McElhearn explains what they’ll do for you and how to turn them on.Show full article

Will Siri Change the Rules of the Search Game?

Siri has the potential to disrupt the search engine market, but is that really Apple’s intention?Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24 October 2011

Notable software releases this week include Fetch 5.7 and Fantastical 1.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 24 October 2011

Apple shut down the entire company for two hours last week to celebrate Steve Jobs’s life; you can now watch the video of that event. Also this week, we have a MacJury podcast with Tonya Engst and Jeff Carlson talking about the iPhone 4S, news of a high-tech security hack using an iPhone 4, a profile of the founders of Dropbox, and an article about the new AirPort Utility app for iOS 5.Show full article

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