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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The 32-bit Enabler seems to have trouble enabling various systems - read on for details. Also, MBS Technologies offers free file synchronization programs to World Trade Center companies, Apple changes a PowerBook 165c configuration, Pythaeus relates problems with internal CD-ROM drives, Eric Anderson passes on Duo 210 observations (along with a note about free Duo keyboard replacements!), and finally, comments from our modem issue.
Povl Pedersen writes, "There is something more about the 72-pin SIMMs that you should note. They are all 32-bit, as opposed to the old 8-bit SIMMsShow full article
Gopher Site -- Internet users looking for TidBITS back issues can use a new Gopher server at [184.108.40.206]. They have all TidBITS issues in text form (though not searchable as an archive so it won't put the WAIS out of business any time soon) along with back issues of Info-Mac Digest and Murph Sewall's long-running but soon-ending VaporwareShow full article
Here's a neat offer. MBS Technologies, makers of FileRunner file synchronization software for MacOS and DOS, is offering free copies of FileRunner to companies whose operations were disrupted by the World Trade Center bombingShow full article
In an attempt to avoid availability problems, Apple is changing the 160 MB hard drive configuration of the PowerBook 165c. Because Apple doesn't expect to be able to obtain 2.5" 160 MB drives in large enough quantities soon enough to meet demand, it is replacing the 160 MB drives with a 120 MB drivesShow full article
Those of us on 32-bit dirty ROM machines like the Mac II, SE/30, IIx, and IIcx were pleased when Apple finally released the 32-bit Enabler for System 7.1Show full article
For a decent multimedia machine, the Mac has some strange problems. The latest to surface concerns the internal CD drives in the Performa 600CD, IIvx, Centris 650, and QuadrasShow full article
Now that I've traveled to Japan and back with my Duo 210, I have comments which might be helpful to potential buyers. Please send me suggestions or comments if you have similar experiences. Snoring -- It snores! When my 210 sleeps with the power plug removed, it snoresShow full article
We stirred up hornet's nest with our review of the PPI and Supra modems in TidBITS-163. People made many comments, which you'll see a sampling of below, but first I want to explain that TidBITS is not MacSolarSystem, so it is impossible for us to review every modem or test every situationShow full article