Apple Inc. this week released iOS 5 for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

The new mobile software includes features like a Notification Center, iMessage to send unlimited text messages via Wi-Fi or 3G, Newsstand to organize subscriptions, Reminders, Twitter integration, new Camera features, and software updates without connectivity to a computer.

In addition, Apple this week launched iCloud, a free cloud online storage service for data backup, syncing, and access across devices. iCloud requires iOS 5 and iTunes 10.5.

iTunes 10.5, which is required to upgrade to iOS 5, includes new iTunes in the Clouds functionality to store purchased content to the iCloud service and push to all devices, new Wi-Fi syncing functionality, and support for the iTunes Match service to add iCloud storage of imported CDs at $24.99 per year.

The Mac OS X 10.7.2 update includes support for the iCloud service and multiples software fixes.

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