Software updates archive

  • iOS 5.0.1 released to fix your iPhone battery woes
    Phones

    iOS 5.0.1 released to fix your iPhone battery woes

    By 10 November 2011

    Apple has released its first update for iOS 5 with the release of iOS 5.0.1. The update looks to fix battery issues suffered by many since the new mobile operating system was launched. The new update, which is available OTA for the first time as well...

  • VLC media player gets updated to 1.1 offering host of new features
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    VLC media player gets updated to 1.1 offering host of new features

    By 23 June 2010

    The free to use media player, encoder and streamer VLC has been updated by it makers VideoLAN. For anyone not familiar with VLC, it is an extremely useful open source tool for downloading and, more to the point, watching video on your PC. The new 1.1...

  • iOS 4 photo problem reported
    Phones

    iOS 4 photo problem reported

    By 22 June 2010

    The world and its brother installed Apple's new iPhone and iPod touch operating system last night, or so it seems, with some people complaining of exceptionally long download times. But, to be honest, that was expected as the traffic must have been worse...

  • iOS 4 now available - update your iPhone pronto
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    iOS 4 now available - update your iPhone pronto

    By 21 June 2010

    The long awaited iOS 4 update for iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 3rd generation is available on iTunes now. It will also work with iPhone 3G and the 2nd gen touch, but some features may not function correctly. Being the backbone of the new iPhone 4 (out on...

  • UK to wait until 6pm for iOS 4?
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    UK to wait until 6pm for iOS 4?

    By 21 June 2010

    Sitting at your desk clicking a button every few minutes may be a pre-requisite for power station workers and TV football statisticians, but it's not what we expected at Pocket-lint when we signed up. However, with few details coming out of Cupertino...

  • Sonos patch lets you use S5 as a stereo pair
    Audio

    Sonos patch lets you use S5 as a stereo pair

    By 10 May 2010

    Sonos is planning to roll out a software update for its iPhone app and wireless remote which will mean that a pair of its all-in-one S5 speakers to could used as a so-called "Stereo pair" - where one outputs audio from the left channel and the other...

  • Google Reader gets tweaked
    Online

    Google Reader gets tweaked

    By 10 May 2010

    Google has given its RSS feed reader product, Google Reader, a bit of an overhaul. The company has sprinkled a dusting of minor changes over the whole thing, but there's no significant new features. Support for HTML5's Audio and Video tags have been...

  • UK Motorola Milestone gets Android 2.1 update
    Phones

    UK Motorola Milestone gets Android 2.1 update

    By 6 May 2010

    Motorola has announced on its Facebook fan page that it's released the Android 2.1 update for its Milestone handset. The update brings a host of new features, security and performance enhancements, and better compatibility with newer applications. In...

  • Two Android ROMs crammed onto HTC Hero
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    Two Android ROMs crammed onto HTC Hero

    By 6 May 2010

    HTC might be having difficulty releasing one ROM for the HTC Hero, but one enterprising hacker has managed to install two at once on a rooted handset. Kendon at the VillainROM forums has released a software bundle that allows you pick two versions of...

  • Adobe taking CS5 on tour
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    Adobe taking CS5 on tour

    By 5 May 2010

    Adobe has announced that as part of the promotion for its just-released Creative Suite 5 package of apps, it'll be touring the country, taking in the sights of Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London. The company will be muscling in to...

  • Hero ROM update rumoured for 7 May
    Phones

    Hero ROM update rumoured for 7 May

    By 5 May 2010

    HTC Hero owners - your Android 1.5 pain might nearly be at an end. Leaked documents from a Best Buy in the States suggests that the long-promised Eclair update might finally be arriving on 7 May. Now, before any European readers get too excited, you should...

  • Firefox demos new add-ons manager
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    Firefox demos new add-ons manager

    By 30 April 2010

    The worm is beginning to turn. For a long time Google's Chrome browser has been playing catch-up, trying to emulate the best features of its competitors. It nabbed its start page from Opera, its add-ons from Firefox and... well... nothing much from IE....

  • Humax offers fix for PVR-9150T, 9300T and 9200T
    Home Cinema

    Humax offers fix for PVR-9150T, 9300T and 9200T

    By 30 April 2010

    PVR specialist Humax has issued a statement about the problems that many of its customers have been having with the Humax PVR-9150T, Humax PVR-9300T, and particularly the Humax PVR-9200T, and released a fix for the issues. Since the digital switchover,...

  • Spotify update pulled due to demand
    Audio

    Spotify update pulled due to demand

    By 28 April 2010

    The latest Spotify update, which adds social functionality and the ability to play back MP3s on your hard drive, has been pulled from the website following "overwhelming" demand. The 0.4.3 update was available on the Spotify website for a period of time,...

  • 5 top tips for Spotify's social makeover
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    5 top tips for Spotify's social makeover

    By 27 April 2010

    So, Spotify: The Next Generation is with us, and suddenly your Facebook news feed is full of playlists, song "likes" and people declaring their undying love for McFly. You want to get in on the action, so you've been to the Spotify website's download...

  • McAfee update labels Windows XP as a virus
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    McAfee update labels Windows XP as a virus

    By 23 April 2010

    A virus scanner update from McAfee has caused havoc amongst Windows XP computers by incorrectly identifying part of the operating system as a virus. The 5958 update identified svchost.exe as the wecorl.a virus. A while back, Microsoft shifted the majority...

  • Android 2.2 FroYo due in May
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    Android 2.2 FroYo due in May

    By 22 April 2010

    Despite the fact that there are currently somewhere between three and four versions of Android out and running in the wild, it looks like Google hasn't dropped pace of development and is testing version 2.2 of the mobile OS, codenamed FroYo. The firmware's...

  • HTC delays Hero update to June
    Phones

    HTC delays Hero update to June

    By 21 April 2010

    The status of HTC's Hero update to Android 2.1 is becoming a bit of a joke. Back in October, HTC told us it was working on a update for the HTC Hero that would take the version of Android that it runs to 2.0. That promise was upgraded to 2.1 early in...

  • BlackBerry OS 6.0 detailed
    Phones

    BlackBerry OS 6.0 detailed

    By 21 April 2010

    BlackBerry users will be pleased to hear that the next version of the mobile OS is nearing completion. Mobile leaks blog Boy Genius Report has managed to get a hold of the new version, with screenshots and the full details of exactly what's changing....

  • Skype for Mac updates to 2.8
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    Skype for Mac updates to 2.8

    By 12 April 2010

    Skype has rolled out an update to its Mac application that adds a number of new features which have recently been added to the Windows editions. The new version number is 2.8. The update brings Skype Access functionality, allowing you to connect to public...

  • Xbox 360 USB storage update rolls out
    Gaming

    Xbox 360 USB storage update rolls out

    By 6 April 2010

    As promised Microsoft has released a mandatory update to its Xbox 360 console and with it added support for USB storage devices. "The most recent update to Xbox LIVE enables support for USB flash drives to expand the memory of your Xbox 360 console....

  • HTC Hero Android 2.1 update coming 16 April?
    Phones

    HTC Hero Android 2.1 update coming 16 April?

    By 5 April 2010

    The Android 2.1 update for the European HTC Hero appears finally to be arriving on 16 April. The date was given in e-mail to an HTC Club member straight from HTC headquarters in Taiwan stating that a ROM update would be rolling out from then. The upgrade...

  • Apple updates OS X to 10.6.3
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    Apple updates OS X to 10.6.3

    By 29 March 2010

    Apple has released a new update to its Operating System on Monday evening fixing a number of issues and generally enhancing the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac says Apple. The list of improvements, isn't exactly exciting, however as...

  • Droid update gets delayed
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    Droid update gets delayed

    By 18 March 2010

    Remember that date we told you to mark on your calendar? The date when the Motorola Droid would be getting its update to Android 2.1? Well, we hope you didn't use a permanent marker or anything, because it's been postponed indefinitely. Mobile leaks site...

  • Verizon details 2.1 Droid update
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    Verizon details 2.1 Droid update

    By 17 March 2010

    Motorola has offered a few more details about the impending 2.1 update for its Droid handset, which is named the Milestone in Europe, and leaked documentation has suggested that it'll be arriving as soon as 18 March, delivered over-the-air. It'll have...