Software updates archive

  • Skype 3.8 for Windows released
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    Skype 3.8 for Windows released

    By 30 April 2008

    Skype has announced the newest version of its VoIP calling software, Skype 3.8 for Windows with the claim that this version of Skype sounds better than ever before. The main improvements are in the "audio engine" which translates to significantly reduced...

  • Windows XP SP3 coming soon
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    Windows XP SP3 coming soon

    By 22 April 2008

    Microsoft has announced that service pack 3 for Windows XP has now been released to manufacturing, with a planned release to the web in late April and distribution via auto updates for consumers in early summer. Windows XP SP3 includes all previously...

  • PS3 firmware update to bring DTS-HD Master Audio
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    PS3 firmware update to bring DTS-HD Master Audio

    By 10 April 2008

    The next firmware update for Sony's PlayStation 3 should please those who use the console's Blu-ray capabilities to watch movies. Version 2.30 will bring DTS-HD Master Audio technology to the PS3, improving the sound quality for owners up to HD standards...

  • Microsoft announces Windows Mobile 6.1
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    Microsoft announces Windows Mobile 6.1

    By 1 April 2008

    As our trusty source had informed us would be the case, Microsoft has unveiled the rumoured update to its mobile phone operating system with the announcement of Windows Mobile 6.1. Microsoft says Windows Mobile 6.1 will help people stay better connected...

  • PS3 firmware update 2.20 brings BD-Live
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    PS3 firmware update 2.20 brings BD-Live

    By 20 March 2008

    Sony has announced that system software update v.2.20, for PlayStation 3, planned for release in late March, will add Blu-ray disc "Profile 2.0", that they are also calling BD-Live. This follows update 2.10's addition of the Bonus View Blu-ray profile...

  • Apple releases Safari 3.1
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    Apple releases Safari 3.1

    By 18 March 2008

    Apple has introduced Safari 3.1, describing it as the world's fastest web browser for Mac and Windows PCs. The claim is that Safari loads web pages 1.9 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and 1.7 times faster than Firefox 2. Safari also apparently runs...

  • Sony boss confirms in-game XMB for PS3
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    Sony boss confirms in-game XMB for PS3

    By 3 March 2008

    Sony Computer Entertainment UK boss Ray Maguire has confirmed extra in-game XMB functionality for the PlayStation 3 will arrive in a matter of months. A forthcoming firmware update for the PS3 will introduce new features to the cross media bar, including...

  • Apple updates Leopard to 10.5.2
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    Apple updates Leopard to 10.5.2

    By 12 February 2008

    Apple has released an update for Leopard users today offering general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. The download, version 10.5.2, which weighs in at a massive 180MB is recommended for all users...

  • TomTom offers fun downloads for GO owners
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    TomTom offers fun downloads for GO owners

    By 12 February 2008

    TomTom has added some fun extras to their online content-sharing services that will let GO device owners customise their satnavs. The industry's first content-sharing platform will let users download, upload and share a content with other users easily...

  • Apple delays Apple TV "take two" software update
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    Apple delays Apple TV "take two" software update

    By 31 January 2008

    Those feeling churlish that the UK will not benefit from not only the movies rentals, but also the States-side price cut for Apple TV, might be interested to hear this latest Cupertino news snippet. Despite promising that the Apple TV "take two" software...

  • Skype update released for PSP Slim and Lite
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    Skype update released for PSP Slim and Lite

    By 30 January 2008

    Despite delays for the new firmware in Japan, Sony has announced the availability of the latest system software update for the PSP in the UK. Version 3.90 will enable all owners of the new PSP Slim & Lite (or PSP 2000) to make and receive VoIP phone calls....

  • No UK price cut for Apple TV
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    No UK price cut for Apple TV

    By 17 January 2008

    Despite the fact that Steve Jobs admitted during his Macworld2008 keynote speech that Apple TV has not been the success he'd hoped, Pocket-lint can reveal that we've been informed by an Apple spokesperson that there will be no UK price cut for the home...

  • 77% don't want to pay for iPod touch update
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    77% don't want to pay for iPod touch update

    By 17 January 2008

    Following Steve Jobs' announcement at Macworld2008 that the iPod touch would be getting five new applications - but at the cost of $20 to current owners - we asked the Pocket-lint readers if they thought folks should shell out for updates. It seems Apple's...

  • Macworld2008: Elgato Systems announces EyeTV 3
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    Macworld2008: Elgato Systems announces EyeTV 3

    By 16 January 2008

    Elgato Systems has announced EyeTV 3, an update to its EyeTV television software. In addition to a new user interface, the software offers an extended program guide featuring intelligent searching and recording functionality and new network features....

  • Apple iPhone version 1.1.3 review
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    Apple iPhone version 1.1.3 review

    By 16 January 2008

    Taking its fifth major software update since it was launched in America last year, Apple has announced the launch of Apple firmware 1.1.3 for iPhone users across the globe. But should you bother with the free update? We take a closer look to find out....

  • Macworld2008: iPod touch gets new software
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    Macworld2008: iPod touch gets new software

    By 15 January 2008

    Apple has announced that it will be adding five new applications to the iPod touch, including Stocks, Mail, Notes, Maps and Weather as found on the Apple iPhone. However rather than offering it for free as is normally the case, the company has said it...

  • Macworld2008: iPhone firmware goes 1.1.3
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    Macworld2008: iPhone firmware goes 1.1.3

    By 15 January 2008

    During his keynote speech at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco for the opening of Macworld2008, Steve Jobs revealed that four million iPhones have been sold to date. This figure is particularly significant as the date of Steve Jobs' speech - the 15th...

  • Macworld2008: Google improves experience for iPhone users
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    Macworld2008: Google improves experience for iPhone users

    By 15 January 2008

    Google has today announced improvements to its service for iPhone users. Faster and more customisable options are the claims being made for the latest version, which comes just over 1 month after the last update. The previous version brought together...

  • Humax PVR-9200T gets Freeview PlayBack firmware update
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    Humax PVR-9200T gets Freeview PlayBack firmware update

    By 14 January 2008

    Humax has released its latest software upgrade for the Humax PVR-9200T twin tuner digital TV recorder, which will allow existing customers to take advantage of the latest Freeview Playback recording features. The Freeview Playback software will be automatically...

  • 1.1.3 iPhone update leaked
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    1.1.3 iPhone update leaked

    By 31 December 2007

    GearLive has revealed all regarding the 1.1.3 iPhone update that was rumoured to be due in December. The latest update brings many features iPhone users have been asking for. The refresh will allow iPhone owners to shuffle the icons on the home screen...

  • QuickTime patch fixes security flaw
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    QuickTime patch fixes security flaw

    By 14 December 2007

    Apple has issued at update for QuickTime. The 7.3.1 release patches several bugs including a 3-week-old Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) streaming media vulnerability. This slowness to respond has led to criticism from some quarters: "In classic Apple...

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 available as "release candidate"
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    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 available as "release candidate"

    By 12 December 2007

    The long-awaited first Service Pack for the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system is a step closer to availablity. The SP1 has gone live as a "release candidate" level download on Microsoft's site. This means it is in sort of a public beta phase, although...

  • iPhone update a no-show for the weekend
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    iPhone update a no-show for the weekend

    By 10 December 2007

    Despite rumours that Apple was readying a "significant" update for the iPhone on Saturday 8 December, we can report that no such release was issued on Saturday, or indeed over the weekend. Coming just a month after Pocket-lint exclusively reported version...

  • Direct game downloads for PSP owners
    Gaming

    Direct game downloads for PSP owners

    By 6 December 2007

    Following on from the launch of the PSP PC store, Sony has hinted that gaming fans will soon be able to download games directly onto their devices. Excitement amongst PSP owners has been growing since an interview with Eric Lempel, the PlayStation director...

  • Apple releases Final Cut Express 4
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    Apple releases Final Cut Express 4

    By 16 November 2007

    Apple has released Final Cut Express 4, an upgrade to its video editing software based on Apple's Final Cut Pro 6. Final Cut Express 4 adds support for the latest AVCHD cameras, allows mixing of standard and high definition content on a single timeline,...