Change iTunes Language and Store Location

I had the need to setup my sister-in-law’s phone today from an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 6. In the process we needed to change her iTunes AppStore language from her default to English, and also change her store location. Even though her language settings had already been changed to English in the usual settings location, iTunes still had her in a foreign store with her home language.
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C’mon Apple, get your act together

The iTunes terms and conditions have changed again! This is beyond a joke!

What ticks me off about this:

  • the amount of times I have to do this, and the only time I get prompted for this is when installing new apps. When you have multiple devices this is a PITA
  • Instead of telling me bout what’s changed, they hit me with 101 pages of material to read! Hang on, I just wanted to download a free app!
  • The only way I can tell what’s changed is to make sure I download each one and do a compare on them, but…
  • I have just entered in 4 different email addresses and I’m getting an error ‘could not send email, try again.’ I have tried four! how many do you want me to try, and yes, one of them WAS the address I registered the account with. (This leads me to believe they are hiding something in this agreement they don’t want to share with me)
  • Why can’t I just use the old agreement? It’s worked fine for so long now

Imagine if you bought a car and once a week or at some random time, you got into the car and turned on the ignition and your car speaks to you, “sorry, the terms and conditions of you using this vehicle have changed, please accept this new 101 page agreement before I let you start it!” But to make matters worse, you’d have to go back inside your house to accept them! (after all it does throw me out of the app store and I have to restart what it is I was doing)

Seriously, take it for granted I accepted your old terms and conditions, just show me what’s changed! Don’t make me read EVERYTHING, because as we all know, that’s not going to happen.

I’m sorry, I do love grApple, but I seriously hate them too!

WordPress iPhone app – crashes ** FIXED **

Today I downloaded the WordPress app from the Apple App store, for the iPhone. I have been looking forward to this for some time since that although my site looks good on a mobile device, it doesn’t lend itself to be uploaded to from a mobile device.

Until now… Enter the WordPress application from the app store. errrrm… ok… But it didn’t work for me. It would consistently crash and restarting the app would just crash immediately. I determined this was because I am running a WordPress multi-site. Whether it is or not, I found the fix:

Please open “your/wordpress/directory/xmlrpc.php” in any text editor, and rewrite the line 477,
'blogid' => $blog_id,
'blogid' => (string) $blog_id,.
Yeah! Now, you can use WordPress for iOS!

Now I’m a happy camper…

BTW, I found this solution here, look for the first comment dated 05/07/2010.

edit: today I upgraded wordpress to the latest version 3.01 and I checked the above file, it has not been fixed. If you install the 3.01 update, you will also need to re-edit and include the string cast for the blogid.

on a side note: I also use tumblr, and the tumblr app for the iPhone is equally FANTASTIC! Highly suggested and recommended if you use tumblr.

The Weight of your Music Collection

This site use to be oh so about me losing weight…

Somewhere along the way, I lost my way, but I am hoping that one day I’ll get back into it.

But a shocking story on weight gain caught my attention the other day. The iPhone is getting fatter! Well, not so much, fatter, but heavier, and that is because of our songs. Someone in their infinite wisdom thought is would be prudent to weight an iPhone once data had been saved to it. The data is a collection of 1s and 0s, right? and before you add data containing 1s and 0s, what is already there? NOT 1s and 0s?

You be the judge:

The difference between a empty iPod and a full one is only a 0.4 gram say the team from Blackpool University. Tests showed that a empty 16GB iPhone weighed 133.2 grams compared to 133.6 for the same model filled with 3,500 songs. Professor Roger Banks said: “This is the first time the weight of computer data has been measured. We all know it is made out of ones and zeros, but the ratio of ones to zeros seems to make a difference.”

The boffins will now investigate whether the weight of different types of files music, video or pictures varies when they have the same file size. The discovery could mean that trading standards force makers Apple to repackage all unsold iPods and iPhones in the UK to state that weights may vary

“Study Results” and original article –>