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iOS 5 and iCloud how-tos all in one place

With iOS 5 available now and the iPhone 4S on sale imminently, here's our roundup of all Apple tech related news.

The iPhone 4S, which we went hands-on with at its launch last week, goes on sale tomorrow morning in the UK and we'll be super speedy with getting up our full review. Hopefully we'll also be able to provide you with some kind of comedy bonus material, as at previous iPhone unveilings.

In the meantime, we've created a series of how-to guides to help you get your noggin around some of its new features, and if you want a better idea of how to make the most of iOS 5 on your iPhone, then take a look at this video for our 50 top tips.

Notifications get a makeover in the latest iOS, and the sparkling new iMessage facility is likely to be a favourite among many as it allows users to exchange instant messages for free. In light of the recent problems with BlackBerry's equivalent IM service, BBM, the availability of this feature on the iPhone could well prove a draw for new users.

For those of you who live to tweet, you'll be glad to know that full Twitter integration is now central to the iPhone's communication tools. The Reminders app means you need never forget to pick up milk from the shop again, by allowing you to setup location-based prompting through a system called geotagging.

With Wi-Fi syncing capabilities, the requirement to plug your Apple gadget into your computer has vanished into thin air, and home sharing will give you access to all your music, photos and video files over your home network.

Apple's iCloud services are also live now. Take a look at our how-to features on syncing with iWork and creating email reminders and memos. If you have a Mac, we've got step by step guides to setting up Back to My Mac and how to use Find My Mac.

We've also got a handy guide to the new Photo Stream feature, which syncs all your images across all your Apple products.

A range of Apple products are now eligible to upgrade to the Apple's latest mobile operating system, including iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, the iPad and iPad 2, and the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch.

If you're still feeling disappointed after the launch of the 4S and are not convinced by the merits of any of Apple's new offerings, then turn that frown upside down with our complete guide to the iPhone 5.

Keep your eyes firmly fixed on CNET UK tomorrow for our review of the iPhone 4S and let us know what you think of all the latest Apple technology on our Facebook page.