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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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Security Update 2004-05-03 Released

Security Update 2004-05-03 Released -- Apple seems to enjoy releasing security updates on Monday afternoons. This week, the company unveiled Security Update 2004-05-03, a 4.2 MB package that updates the AFP Server, CoreFoundation, and IPSec components of the operating system, and includes the components of the earlier Security Update 2004-04-05Show full article

iMovie 4.0.1 Improves Performance

iMovie 4.0.1 Improves Performance -- Apple has released iMovie 4.0.1, which improves performance in long projects and fixes a few bugs in the video editing applicationShow full article

Beating a Path to Path Finder 3.2

Beating a Path to Path Finder 3.2 -- The folks at Cocoatech have released version 3.2 of their flagship Finder replacement, Path Finder. With Path Finder, you can navigate your hard disks, see invisible items, sort in many ways (including "smart" sorting, which distinguishes applications, folders, and packages from normal files), make a new file or folder (without its jumping around the window!), list files into a text file, copy a pathname, accumulate files from many locations to be moved or copied to a single location (the "Drop Stack"), get extensive information about items on disk, and loads of other things you wish you could do from the FinderShow full article

Free MacDesign Exhibit Passes

Free MacDesign Exhibit Passes -- Our friends at Peachpit Press are giving away passes to the upcoming MacDesign Conference and Expo in Chicago, 02-Jun-04 through 04-Jun-04Show full article

New Zires and Palm Desktop 4.2.1

PalmOne last week introduced two new color models of its consumer handhelds, the Zire 31 and Zire 72, along with a long-awaited maintenance update to its Mac desktop software, Palm Desktop 4.2.1. Zire 31 -- When the company released its first Zire handheld in 2002, it appeared to be a step backwards (see "Palm Offers Low-price, No-frills Zire Handheld" in TidBITS-652)Show full article

iTunes 4.5 and the iTunes Music Store, One Year Later

Apple last week celebrated the first anniversary of the iTunes Music Store with the release of iTunes 4.5 and a slew of new features in the iTunes Music Store itselfShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/03-May-04

As before, the second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design. iTunes 4.5 -- Readers pass on their opinions of the new release of iTunesShow full article

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