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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This TidBITS issue roams far and wide, with MailBITS about Green Disk, a company that creates recycled floppy disks, a CodeWarrior Web site, comments about Timbuktu, and other announcements. The issue continues with a report about a QuickMail client for the Newton called EnRoute, a look at several software packages that teach and translate between languages, a look at a pair of security programs for public Macs, and a review of RedShift, a CD for astronomy enthusiasts.
Tom Abbott and Glenn Tiffert tell us that the current versions of the Japanese and Chinese Language Kits don't work with System 7.5, and that users of those script systems will reportedly have to wait for version 1.1.1, due out at the end of the yearShow full article
GreenDisk -- Kudos to GreenDisk, a company that recycles obsolete floppy disks and manuals to make fresh floppy disks, which Craig O'Donnell recently brought to our attentionShow full article
Paul Robichaux writes: CWWWW, the official CodeWarrior WWW support site, is now available. Metrowerks is contributing technical and marketing materialShow full article
Arrange 2.0, the personal information manager from Common Knowledge, is now shipping, although it unfortunately still has (in my opinion) serious limits on the amount of text per noteShow full article
Apple has a new Web server that currently serves only one purpose - to provide another way to reach the software archives on . The server does have a number of pages under construction that might prove interesting later onShow full article
Ashley Barnard of the Arizona Mac Users Group writes to tell us that AMUG has released the latest version of their BBS in a Box CD-ROM (Volume XII) in ISO format, which means that PC-based BBSs can now provide files from the CD-ROM for Macintosh usersShow full article
Mark Richman writes: I just wanted to add one point to your otherwise excellent article on Timbuktu Pro. You mentioned in passing that the Pro version works with ARA, but did not go into detailsShow full article
Chris Meyer writes: The recent in-depth review of Timbuktu in the recent TidBITS was much appreciated. Here is another angle on Timbuktu. Pacific Bell has been pushing ISDN for telecommutingShow full article
Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc. CE Software added more communications capability to Newton MessagePads with its recent introduction of EnRoute, a $129 QuickMail client developed by Netstrategy SoftwareShow full article
One ray of sunshine at the recent Boston Macworld Expo was the foreign language software. Foreign language software has two major categories - instructional and translationShow full article
Have you ever maintained a Macintosh shared by multiple users? Or shared your own Mac with coworkers or family members? If so, you may have faced the nightmare of randomly trashed applications, misplaced documents, and changed settingsShow full article
As I begin this article, I'm imagining that I'm on a satellite of Mars called Phobos, and I'm watching Mars, which looks like an enormous crescent, eight times the size of the Big Dipper as seen from EarthShow full article