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Apple updates mobile devices to iOS 6


Today, September 19, Apple issued an update to their mobile operating system, bringing the current system to iOS 6. This new update adds over 200 new features and is available for the current iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch (4th generation), iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S.

Updating your device is fairly simple. The process may take a little while as the update needs to download and install. If you are running iOS 5 or higher, you can use the over-the-air process directly from your device. If you prefer the more traditional route, you can connect to iTunes.
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Apple releases Lion OS X 10.7.4 to address security issues and bug fixes

Yesterday, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, Apple released OS X Lion 10.7.4 to address security issues and bug fixes. This update is recommended for all users of Lion to improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your system.

The security updates included many items. However, the most publicized patched was for a flaw that allowed remote admins and persons with physical access to the system to obtain account information.

This flaw was introduced in OS X 10.7.3 and the effected only those using Legacy File Vault. For those effected, logs would contain sensitive information such as passwords in a visible format. For more information on this security bug, check out the article on TUAW.


Interestingly enough, when viewing the details of the update in Software Update, users would see the list of bug fixes and were directed to an Apple webpage for the more extensive security updates.

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Apple updates iOS to 5.1.1


Today, Apple updated iOS to version 5.1.1. The update contains security patches and bug fixes for HDR photos, AirPlay, Safari syncing, switching between 2G and 3G networks on the new iPad, and making iTunes purchases from an iOS device.

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iOS Update...It's a Font Thing

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