Software updates archive

  • Spotify issues Symbian update
    Phones

    Spotify issues Symbian update

    By 17 December 2009

    If you've been using the new Spotify app on your Symbian phone and found it a little buggy, then good news as the music streaming service has announced an update. Spotify has released the update - Version 0.3.22 - that's said to "fix a number of issues...

  • Firefox talks 3.6 and the threat from the competition
    Online

    Firefox talks 3.6 and the threat from the competition

    By 11 December 2009

    With the full version of Firefox 3.6 due out in a matter of weeks, we thought we'd take a closer look at the most recent incarnation of Europe's favourite browser, and who better to lead us through than the director of Firefox development, Mike Beltzner....

  • Skype 4.2 beta comes to Windows and Symbian
    Apps

    Skype 4.2 beta comes to Windows and Symbian

    By 11 December 2009

    Skype has iterated its voice-over-IP software for Windows a little further, and has issued a beta release of version 4.2. It includes a load of minor improvements, along with a browser plugin for Chrome and the ability to transfer calls. You can transfer...

  • Spotify on Android gets updated
    Audio

    Spotify on Android gets updated

    By 10 December 2009

    The Spotify Android application has been updated to version 0.3.24. The upgrade brings two major new features, as well as a bunch of smaller improvements to the client, which we rated as better than the iPhone version. The biggest feature of the release...

  • Thunderbird 3.0 gets official release
    Online

    Thunderbird 3.0 gets official release

    By 9 December 2009

    More than 2.5 years since version 2.0 arrived, Mozilla's other big project, desktop email client Thunderbird, has finally arrived at the big 3.0. The free Outlook alternative offers a lot in its new version, including a tabbed interface, a completely...

  • Sony Ericsson issues Satio and Aino updates
    Phones

    Sony Ericsson issues Satio and Aino updates

    By 8 December 2009

    Sony Ericsson has announced that it has issued fixes for users of its new Satio and Aino smartphones, reported to have been suffering from issues. "Sony Ericsson UK and Ireland is pleased to confirm that new software is now available for both Satio and...

  • Ovi Store sees new "enhanced" Shazam app
    Phones

    Ovi Store sees new "enhanced" Shazam app

    By 2 December 2009

    Shazam has announced the launch of a new application for Nokia users. Available via the Ovi Store, the move echoes the recent Shazam Encore "premium" app launched for the iPhone platform. The "enhanced" Shazam app includes extra features and functionality....

  • Windows patch threatens black screen of death
    Online

    Windows patch threatens black screen of death

    By 1 December 2009

    Microsoft is said to be investigating reports that a recently-released security update is causing computers to lock up and display a "mostly" black screen with no desktop, taskbar, sidebar or anything else - just a My Computer explorer window. The issue...

  • Nikon updates Capture NX2 and Camera Control Pro 2
    Cameras

    Nikon updates Capture NX2 and Camera Control Pro 2

    By 30 November 2009

    Nikon has issued software updates for two bits of software - Capture NX2 and Camera Control Pro 2. The former is a photo editor that lets you make adjustments to hue, saturation and brightness, and the latter, as the name suggests, lets you control your...

  • Tweetie 2.1 for iPhone arrives
    Online

    Tweetie 2.1 for iPhone arrives

    By 30 November 2009

    Tweetie has rolled out an update to its iPhone Twitter client. Tweetie 2.1 expands the functionality of the popular (and Pocket-lint Awards-nominated) Tweetie 2 to include recent Twitter functionality like lists, retweets and geotagging. Lists are found...

  • BlackBerry Media Sync 3.0 released
    Phones

    BlackBerry Media Sync 3.0 released

    By 24 November 2009

    A new version of BlackBerry Media Sync has been made available by RIM updating the software to version 3.0. Media Sync 3.0 allows BlackBerry users to sync their desktop iTunes or Windows Media Player music with via USB "simply and quickly". In addition...

  • Palm Pre 1.3.1 update heading to the UK
    Phones

    Palm Pre 1.3.1 update heading to the UK

    By 23 November 2009

    Palm has revealed that the latest update for its Palm Pre smartphone is heading across the pond to Europe. Those with a Pre on Telefonica (so, O2) networks in the UK, Ireland, Germany, and Spain can expect an automatic update to webOS 1.3.1 "soon", the...

  • Google Earth hits version 2.0 for iPhone
    Phones

    Google Earth hits version 2.0 for iPhone

    By 18 November 2009

    Just over a year after the application's launch, Google has announced an update for Google Earth for the iPhone and iPod touch. With the original at one point the second most-downloaded free application overall, it's an update that will likely be downloaded...

  • Adobe announces AIR 2 and Flash Player 10.1
    Online

    Adobe announces AIR 2 and Flash Player 10.1

    By 18 November 2009

    Adobe has announced that beta versions of Adobe AIR 2 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 are now available from Adobe Labs for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Flash Player 10.1 is also available for x86-based netbooks, and Adobe says it's expected...

  • VIDEO: Sony unveils 3.10 PS3 update that brings Facebook
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Sony unveils 3.10 PS3 update that brings Facebook

    By 17 November 2009

    Following the screenshots unveiled recently, Sony is now offering an early peek at PlayStation 3 v3.10 firmware update. Keepin' up with the Jones, the update incorporates Facebook into the PS3 experience with the option for the PS3 to automatically update...

  • Microsoft issues update for Office 2008 for Mac
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    Microsoft issues update for Office 2008 for Mac

    By 12 November 2009

    Microsoft has updated its Office 2008 for Mac software, with version 12.2.3 now available to download from the Help and Support section of Microsoft's website.   As well as the usual security and stability fixes, the update includes fixes for vulnerabilities...

  • TomTom confirms iPhone app update
    Phones

    TomTom confirms iPhone app update

    By 12 November 2009

    TomTom has now confirmed what Pocket-lint brought you news of back in early October - that its iPhone app is soon to receive a free software update. The free update, which TomTom says is being submitted to Apple - almost as we type - for its approval,...

  • PS3 update bringing Facebook integration
    Gaming

    PS3 update bringing Facebook integration

    By 12 November 2009

    Some images have emerged of a forthcoming firmware update for the PS3 that introduces Facebook functionality to the games console. The integration with the world's biggest social networking site is already available on the rival Xbox 360, but not on the...

  • Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update out
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    Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update out

    By 9 November 2009

    Apple has moved to fix a number of bugs in its latest operating system, Snow Leopard,with the release of version 10.6.2. The new 499.9MB download is recommended for all users and "includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility,...

  • CoPilot Live for iPhone gets third update in as many months
    Phones

    CoPilot Live for iPhone gets third update in as many months

    By 5 November 2009

    The CoPilot Live navigation application for the iPhone has received yet another update. This third update, in as many months, claims to bring a number of improvements, including enhanced GPS performance. The update also allows for iPod controls within...

  • Moblin 2.1 released for netbooks
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    Moblin 2.1 released for netbooks

    By 5 November 2009

    The Moblin Linux project, which aims to create a user-friendly, lightweight and media-rich interface for mobile devices, has announced the release of version 2.1 for Intel Atom-based devices. A video overview of version 2.0 is on Youtube, and there's...

  • Invisible Hand 1.8 beta invites available
    Online

    Invisible Hand 1.8 beta invites available

    By 4 November 2009

    Back in August, we told you about InvisibleHand, a Firefox add-on which spends most of its time hidden but pops up if it discovers that you're looking at a product you can get cheaper somewhere else. Commenters on our post loved it, and now you can try...

  • Parallels Desktop 5 software arrives
    Gaming

    Parallels Desktop 5 software arrives

    By 4 November 2009

    Parallels has launched a new version of its operating system virtualization software. Parallels 5 allows you to run Windows, Linux, OS/2 Warp, or whatever other operating system takes your fancy from the comfort of your Mac desktop. The company reckons...

  • Microsoft addresses Win 7 upgrade hack legalities
    Online

    Microsoft addresses Win 7 upgrade hack legalities

    By 30 October 2009

    Across the Web, it's becoming common knowledge that it's technically possible to buy an upgrade edition of Windows 7 (which is considerably cheaper) and install a full version of the operating system from it. Microsoft has got wind of the hack, and has...

  • Apple TV update imminent
    Online

    Apple TV update imminent

    By 29 October 2009

    Apple is set to unveil a software update for Apple TV that brings the version up to 3.0 and includes recent iTunes additions like iTunes LP and iTunes Extras. The news emerged after iTunes users were asked to agree to a new set of iTunes Store T&Cs. A...