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iOS 4.3.5 update fixes security issues, as Snow Leopard is updated too

A new patch for Apple's iOS platform fixes security issues, while a supplementary update for a previous OS X Snow Leopard update resolves problems with transitioning to Lion.

A new update to Apple's iOS mobile platform addresses some security flaws and takes us to iOS version 4.3.5. It's available for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, as well as the iPod touch and iPad.

The patch fixes a 'certificate chain validation' issue in the handling of X.509 certificates. We'll be honest, that doesn't mean a whole lot to us -- it has to do with checking that websites are what they say they are -- but security patches are rarely a bad thing. As per usual, updating happens by plugging your device into iTunes and updating that way.

This update makes iOS 4.3.5 the latest version of iOS, until iOS 5 is released, which we expect will happen in the next few months, alongside the iPhone 5.

Apple has also belched up a supplemental update to OS X Snow Leopard, which is no longer the latest version of OS X, on account of OS X Lion, which launched last week.

The update is supplementary to the OS X 10.6.8 update, and fixes a few issues with transferring data, settings and compatible applications to Mac computers running Lion. Network printer issues and system audio that stops working when you're using HDMI or optical audio out are also fixed up.

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