Apple marches forward on iOS 5 beta 3, available now

The iOS 5 beta pot is still simmering, with Apple today releasing the third edition of its mobile platform, along with a corresponding new beta of iTunes 10.5. Here’s a quick peek at the most notable new fixes, updates and issues in the latest software version.

Why OS X Lion is the biggest test for digital downloads

Sometime next week we could see the arrival of Mac OS X Lion, according to reports. But this is no ordinary major software launch. The twist is that Lion will only be distributed digitally, the effect of which is difficult to predict.

How To Use Apple’s Updated Product Security Key

Apple updated their PGP product security key as part of their two-year cycle. The new key is valid up through May 15, 2010 and will eventually be posted to their Protecting Security Information page. The announcement was made on their mailing list which you can subscribe to via mail or RSS.

How To Use The Key

Unlike the SHA1 Digests that Apple posts with each distinct download from their site (more on how to verify those here) – an example of which is the SHA1 lines on the Safari 3.1.1 update, the PGP key is used when communicating with Apple, either to verify the authenticity of messages you receive from Apple or to encrypt messages you send to Apple.
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