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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FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Pro 5, adding a few features and announcing a controversial $1,000 Unlimited version for Web publishers. Also this week, Adam tries using Priceline.com to buy airline tickets and examines the company's upcoming name-your-price grocery venture. In the news, we cover Virtual PC 3.0, MindExpander 1.0, and USB Overdrive 1.2, along with the merger of ISP giants EarthLink and MindSpring. Next week: our 500th issue!
Faster Virtual PC 3.0 Shares Net Access -- Connectix is now shipping Virtual PC 3.0, an upgrade to its program for running Microsoft Windows or other PC operating systems by emulating a Pentium processor (see "Virtual PC 2.0: Not Just a Minor Upgrade" in TidBITS-433)Show full article
MindVision Offers Expansion Option with MindExpander -- Ten months after shipping a preview version of MindExpander, MindVision Software has released MindExpander 1.0, a free competitor to Aladdin Systems' ubiquitous StuffIt ExpanderShow full article
USB Overdrive 1.2 Tracks Faster -- Alessandro Levi Montalcini has released USB Overdrive 1.2, a free update to his universal USB mouse and joystick driver (see "Maximizing the Mouse" in TidBITS-483)Show full article
EarthLink & MindSpring Merge -- EarthLink and MindSpring, two of the largest U.S. Internet service providers (ISPs), have agreed to merge, forming a new company to be called EarthLink and headed by a combination of the companies' management teamsShow full article
As much as I'm a great proponent of the Internet slowly infiltrating itself into our everyday lives, I sometimes need an excuse to try new Internet servicesShow full article
Upgrades are different things to different people, and how you'll view the FileMaker Pro 5 upgrade, available today, depends on how you use the popular desktop database programShow full article