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It’s the week of small but important updates from Apple. Adam looks at iOS 5.0.1, which aims — only somewhat successfully — to address battery life problems created in iOS 5, and he also covers the release of iTunes 10.5.1 and the squirrelly iTunes Match, along with a firmware update to 802.11n AirPort base stations that is proving troublesome for some users. Jeff Carlson joins in with a look at the 2.0 version of the Apple Store iOS app, which lets U.S. users pay for products without interacting with a salesperson. In other news, Adam looks at Adobe’s halting of development of Flash for mobile platforms, Glenn Fleishman walks us through a recalcitrant upgrade to Lion, and guest contributor Dennis Wurster explains how Square makes it possible for anyone to take credit cards for large and small payments alike. Notable software releases this week include Postbox 3, DEVONthink Personal, Pro, and Pro Office 2.3.1, Java for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6, Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.9, and MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.5. Lastly, we’re taking next week’s email issue off for the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States; look for our next issue on 28 November 2011!

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No TidBITS Issue on 21 November 2011

We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, although we’ll continue to post articles and links on our Web site. The next email issue will be published on 28 November 2011.

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iOS 5.0.1 Aims to Address Battery Issues

Apple has released iOS 5.0.1 to address widespread problems with battery life in iOS devices; the update also adds multitasking gestures back to the original iPad and fixes some bugs and security vulnerabilities. And for the first time ever, you can update directly from your device, without iTunes!