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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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Amazon Announces Fire Phone to Heat Up Mobile

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“Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network” Answers Wi-Fi Questions

To answer all your Apple Wi-Fi networking questions, we’ve just published Glenn Fleishman’s “Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network,” the latest in Glenn’s series of best-selling books spanning the past decade. Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save 70% on Live Interior 3D

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Chapter 6 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

One of the most common uses for a server is to share files among a small workgroup, but in today’s world, that workgroup might be a family or a class. In this week’s addition to “Take Control of OS X Server,” Charles Edge explains how to turn on file sharing and configure appropriate permissions.Show full article

New Dutch and Japanese Translators Wanted!

If you can read English and write in either Dutch or Japanese, we need your help in translating TidBITS!Show full article

Solving the iTunes Extras Streaming Conundrum

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Yahoo and AOL Damage Mailing Lists and Email Forwarding

A tiny change by Yahoo and AOL in April 2014 has caused significant problems for people who forward their email from one domain to another and for mailing lists with Yahoo and AOL subscribers. Adam Engst dives into the alphabet soup of email deliverability technologies to explain what happened, and why there’s little that can be done about it.Show full article

FunBITS: SimCity 4 Returns to the Mac

The classic SimCity 4 has come back to the Mac, bringing the ultimate city simulator to a new generation of Mac users. And, thankfully, we finally have the necessary hardware to give SimCity the performance necessary to enjoy the game fully.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23 June 2014

Notable software releases this week include LaunchBar 6.0.1, Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.5, OmniFocus 2.0.1, and Typinator 6.0.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 23 June 2014

This week in ExtraBITS, we ponder the Apple TV as the hub of your connected home, the U.S. Supreme Court deals a blow to software patents, we learn that OS X Yosemite’s Handoff feature will require Bluetooth 4.0, your Synology NAS device might be mining someone else’s Dogecoin, YouTube gets tough on indie music labels, and Apple settles with states and consumers over ebook price fixing.Show full article

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