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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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Force Touch Trackpad Makes MacBooks More Compelling

Julio Ojeda-Zapata put Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad through its paces and found its features to be flawlessly executed, fairly useful, and wicked cool. He is not yet persuaded to give up the mouse he uses at his office desk, though.

 
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Apple Updates iOS and Apple TV to Fix Critical SSL Security Bug

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