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10/19/2011
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David W. Martin
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What's New in iOS 5

iOS 5 might be the most popular version of Apple's mobile OS yet. When Apple released it as a digital download through iTunes on Oct. 12 the heavy demand almost crashed Apple's servers. Available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and all iPads, this update includes more than 200 enhancements for a reasonable price--it's free. This visual tour focuses on 11 major enhancements and four new apps introduced with iOS 5.
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Our favorite new app is AirPort Utility. This app lets you manage your Apple 802.11n Wi-fi base stations--including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule--from any iOS mobile device. You can perform a variety of AirPort network configuration tasks. The app is perfect for someone who has Apple AirPort hardware but rarely uses a desktop computer.

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