Software updates archive

  • Nokia N97 gets update as N97 Mini goes on sale
    Phones

    Nokia N97 gets update as N97 Mini goes on sale

    By 29 October 2009

    As expected, Nokia has released a new Nokia N97 software update, version 2.0 that claims to add "new user experience elements and functionalities to the device". The standard version of the update is available now, via user's PCs at www.nokia.com/softwareupdate,...

  • Apple Magic Mouse software released to all
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    Apple Magic Mouse software released to all

    By 29 October 2009

    Apple has released a software update for its new Magic Mouse, allowing all Mac users running Leopard and Snow Leopard to use the new mouse even though stock of the new product can't be found in retail stores. Apple has so far only offered the new touch...

  • Sonos Software 3.1 with Twitter support released
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    Sonos Software 3.1 with Twitter support released

    By 27 October 2009

    We brought you news this was incoming, and it's now been released as Sonos makes the Sonos Software 3.1 available to all Sonos users globally. The free one-button update integrates Twitter into the Sonos Controller interface, which means Sonos users can...

  • Xbox 360 update blocks unlicensed memory units
    Gaming

    Xbox 360 update blocks unlicensed memory units

    By 19 October 2009

    If you've got an unauthorised Xbox 360 memory unit, then you might want to think about getting an official one ASAP - the forthcoming software update for the console will render it inoperable. Xbox Live's Major Nelson posted on his blog that "one of the...

  • Firefox 3.6 reaches beta
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    Firefox 3.6 reaches beta

    By 15 October 2009

    Mozilla has issued a new beta version of its Firefox browser - version 3.6 is now available to download in RC1 edition. Originally it was due for a mid-September release, but it slipped a little for reasons unknown. The update includes version 1.9.2 of...

  • VIDEO: Giant foam Eclair arrives at Google HQ
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    VIDEO: Giant foam Eclair arrives at Google HQ

    By 15 October 2009

    Google's had a whopping great big foam eclair delivered to its front lawn. If that means the same thing as when the team got a massive great big donut delivered, then version 2.0 of the Android operating system should be just days away. Each Android release...

  • VIDEO: Opera 10.10 beta unleashed
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    VIDEO: Opera 10.10 beta unleashed

    By 14 October 2009

    Opera has announced that Beta 10.10 of its desktop browser is now available. The beta includes Opera Unite, which adds a server to your web browser, meaning that you can interact with and serve content to other computers on the Web. The beta includes...

  • CoPilot Live for iPhone gets updated again
    Phones

    CoPilot Live for iPhone gets updated again

    By 13 October 2009

    The CoPilot Live iPhone GPS navigation app has received its second update in 2 months. This latest update adds new features including in-app safety camera updates, the claim of improved GPS performance in walking mode and the ability to use the iPhone's...

  • Tweetie upgrades to version 2
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    Tweetie upgrades to version 2

    By 12 October 2009

    Tweetie, an iPhone application which acts as a mobile client for micro-blogging service Twitter, has issued an update which brings it to version 2. We've mentioned the app in the past as coming soon, but now it has arrived and it's live in the App Store....

  • Apple iPhone 3.1.2 update released
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    Apple iPhone 3.1.2 update released

    By 8 October 2009

    Apple has released yet another iPhone software update, this time iPhone OS 3.1.2, promising to fix a couple of bugs in the process. The new update, says Apple, will solve the sleep issue in which the iPhone refuses to wake up, created by version OS 3.1.1....

  • Donut rolling out to US MyTouch users
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    Donut rolling out to US MyTouch users

    By 7 October 2009

    T-Mobile's US branch has put out a press release that gives details of the rollout of Donut to owners of the G1 and the myTouch 3G - the latter of which is known in the UK as the HTC Magic. The company says that it's accelerated the rollout of the update...

  • New AVG 9.0 available this month
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    New AVG 9.0 available this month

    By 5 October 2009

    AVG Technologies has announced that its next free and paid-for internet security products, AVG 9.0, will be available this month. "Significant enhancements" in speed see a 50% faster boast, while levels of protection, ease of use and end user experience...

  • Palm re-enables iTunes Pre syncing
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    Palm re-enables iTunes Pre syncing

    By 5 October 2009

    In a cat and mouse battle, the style of which Apple is familiar with following similar exploits with the iPhone unlockers, Palm has re-enabled iTunes syncing for the Pre. After Apple blocked the smartphone several times from syncing with iTunes via iTunes...

  • VIDEO: Nokia N97 v2.0 firmware nears release
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    VIDEO: Nokia N97 v2.0 firmware nears release

    By 2 October 2009

    Nokia's N97 handset had a difficult birth, with reviewers criticising the phone for failing to adapt Symbian to a touchscreen, and a lack of flair in general when it came to software on the handset. However, Pocket-lint has learnt that Nokia is now weeks...

  • Truphone Android app gets refreshed
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    Truphone Android app gets refreshed

    By 29 September 2009

    Truphone has announced that its popular Android app is getting an upgrade, to version 2.0. The application will be benefiting from a completely new user interface, better account management and it'll also now run natively - meaning it'll run faster. Truphone,...

  • Palm webOS updated to 1.2
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    Palm webOS updated to 1.2

    By 29 September 2009

    Palm has updated its webOS to version 1.2, following the 1.1 release earlier in the summer. Promising "lots of new features and enhancements", Palm says it has "beefed up" Palm Synergy to include LinkedIn contact syncing, this will mean LinkedIn info...

  • Picasa gets updated to 3.5
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    Picasa gets updated to 3.5

    By 23 September 2009

    Google's Picasa has been given an update - to version 3.5. The photo manipulation software has been fluffed up with facial recognition and Google Maps functionality, as well as a whole host of bug fixes. The facial recognition is called "Name Tags" and...

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 is here
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    Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 is here

    By 23 September 2009

    Adobe's Photoshop Elements for PC and Mac and Premiere Elements for PC software are due for their yearly update. Version 8 of both programs has been released, and contains a host of new functionality, mostly in the ease-of-use department. These bits of...

  • Apple investigating iPhone battery issues
    Phones

    Apple investigating iPhone battery issues

    By 21 September 2009

    Apple has contacted a number of users about the problems that Pocket-lint reported as afflicting the iPhone 3G following the 3.1 update. The company has got in touch with 11 followup questions asking about their settings. Most are about push email, Wi-Fi,...

  • Yahoo Mail gets a revamp
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    Yahoo Mail gets a revamp

    By 18 September 2009

    Yahoo has unveiled "enhancements" to its webmail service which it says will allow its 11 million mail users in the UK "to more easily communicate with the people they really care about, share updates, and send high-quality photos". From next month, users...

  • Orange and T-Mobile holding back HTC Hero update
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    Orange and T-Mobile holding back HTC Hero update

    By 17 September 2009

    Following our post about HTC releasing its ROM update to UK HTC Hero owners, we were inundated with a hail of comments saying that the software update - which promises considerably improved performance and touch-to-focus functionality for the camera -...

  • Navigon adds traffic info to iPhone app
    Phones

    Navigon adds traffic info to iPhone app

    By 17 September 2009

    Navigon has announced a new feature for its iPhone navigation app - live traffic data. The app will be able to warn you of oncoming congestion, and actively route around it. Navigon reckons it has the "highest accuracy available today". "By including...

  • Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition announced
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    Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition announced

    By 16 September 2009

    Microsoft has announced the launch of “Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition” an updated offering in the Office 2008 for Mac product line. As well as the Business Edition, the only other product in the simplified range is "Office 2008 for Mac Home...

  • HTC Hero gets firmware update
    Phones

    HTC Hero gets firmware update

    By 16 September 2009

    HTC has added new firmware for the Android-based HTC Hero smartphone to its UK site, following similar launches across the rest of Europe. The 2.73.405.5 ROM should pump up the speed of the handset, as well as adding touch-to-focus functionality to the...

  • Opera Mini 5 enters beta
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    Opera Mini 5 enters beta

    By 16 September 2009

    Opera has announced that version 5 of its Opera Mini mobile browser has been made available in beta. It's a fairly radical overhaul of the browser that sees the addition of tabbed browsing, speed dial and the Google search box from the main browser. It...