Software updates archive

  • VIDEO: Android 1.6 SDK announced
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    VIDEO: Android 1.6 SDK announced

    By 16 September 2009

    The Android developer team has announced the release of the Android 1.6 SDK, with the biggest news from the release support for GSM, CDMA and additional screen sizes. This means the OS and Android apps will be able to be deployed on more devices than...

  • Zune HD goes on sale in the US
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    Zune HD goes on sale in the US

    By 15 September 2009

    The Microsoft Zune HD is now available in the States, while an update for the Zune PC software has also now been released. For the first time, both standard and high-def movies can be purchased or rented through the Zune Marketplace online store, while...

  • Apple cuts price of iPod touch software update
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    Apple cuts price of iPod touch software update

    By 11 September 2009

    It seems that low customer take-up could be the reason behind a price cut from Apple for the current version of the 3.0 iPod touch update. When announced back in March, and then available in June, the then 3.0 firmware update cost iPod touch owners £5.99...

  • Navigon updates iPhone app
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    Navigon updates iPhone app

    By 11 September 2009

    Navigon has announced the availability of a second free update for the North American version of MobileNavigator for the iPhone, an update that is already available in Europe and Australia. The update brings a text-to-speech function that means the MobileNaviagtor...

  • Apple Snow Leopard 10.6.1 update issued
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    Apple Snow Leopard 10.6.1 update issued

    By 10 September 2009

    Apple's recently launched Snow Leopard operating system has received its first software update on Thursday as Apple moves to fix a number of bugs experienced by those who opted to update from day one. The new software update, version 10.6.1 weights in...

  • CoPilot Live iPhone satnav app gets a free update
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    CoPilot Live iPhone satnav app gets a free update

    By 9 September 2009

    The first update for CoPilot Live iPhone satnav app has been released. Available for free to existing users, the automatic update claims to bring a number of improvements and new features including safety camera alerts, the ability to dial a point of...

  • Opera bags 10 million downloads in a week
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    Opera bags 10 million downloads in a week

    By 8 September 2009

    Opera has broken its in-house record by managing to rack up 10 million downloads of the newest version of its browser - Opera 10 - in the first week of its release. Apparently a considerably chunk of those were people who've never used Opera before. Opera...

  • PlayStation Firmware 3.0 released for all not just those going Slim
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    PlayStation Firmware 3.0 released for all not just those going Slim

    By 1 September 2009

    Sony has released the 3.0 PS3 firmware into the wild bringing the BBC iPlayer to thousands of new homes in the UK. The new software update, which was first announced at GamesCom at the same time as the company's PS3 Slim console brings a host of new features...

  • Opera 10 gets full release
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    Opera 10 gets full release

    By 1 September 2009

    Opera, the cross-platform web browser which has never achieved massive marketshare but arguably sets the pace of browser innovation, has issued version 10 of its software. Opera 10 has been in beta for some time, so none of its features are brand new,...

  • Porn stopped Firefox 3 upgrades
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    Porn stopped Firefox 3 upgrades

    By 27 August 2009

    There's a whole load of people who're still using Firefox 2, despite the vastly superior version 3 having been released more than a year ago. Mozilla's security team wanted to know why, so they did a survey of people who consistently declined updates....

  • PlayStation Home 1.3 update due September
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    PlayStation Home 1.3 update due September

    By 20 August 2009

    Sony has written a post on its PlayStation blog that reveals that PlayStation Home v1.3 will be arriving this September. Sony reckons this update is "excessive and impressive in quality, extent, and degree". Crikey. Universal game launching is top of...

  • Sony updates PS3 firmware, adds BBC iPlayer
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    Sony updates PS3 firmware, adds BBC iPlayer

    By 18 August 2009

    Sony has confirmed that the PS3 and PS3 Slim will be getting a software update in the coming weeks bringing with it a host of new features including BBC iPlayer support. Although the BBC's on demand service has been available in a workaround on the console,...

  • Google launches Chrome bookmark syncing
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    Google launches Chrome bookmark syncing

    By 18 August 2009

    Google's Chrome browser is adding features at a rate of knots. The team behind the software has announced that the latest version of Chrome will feature bookmark syncing between browsers. What that means is that if you save a bookmark on your browser,...

  • Opera 10 beta 3 arrives
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    Opera 10 beta 3 arrives

    By 13 August 2009

    Opera has announced that the third beta version of the tenth edition of its browser is now available from its website. The company says that its prioritised "performance and stability" in this version. Included are improvements to Opera Turbo - the engine...

  • Apple issues second update in as many days
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    Apple issues second update in as many days

    By 12 August 2009

    Apple users aren't akin to restarting their systems too often, however Apple is suggesting they do it for the second time in as many days with a new security patch issued on Wednesday. Following hot on the heels of the Safari 4.0.3 update issued on Tuesday,...

  • Apple developing social network aggregator?
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    Apple developing social network aggregator?

    By 11 August 2009

    On top of the Blu-ray support rumour the other day, for iTunes 9, there's more whispering that the forthcoming update for Apple's music software will feature integration with Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites. But it doesn't stop there....

  • Summer Xbox 360 system update hits consoles
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    Summer Xbox 360 system update hits consoles

    By 11 August 2009

    The summer system update for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console has hit the company's servers. It's a mandatory update, which means that you'll have to apply it next time you turn on your console and connect to the internet. As previously reported, the update...

  • Google's Chrome browser gets beta update
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    Google's Chrome browser gets beta update

    By 6 August 2009

    Google's issued a new beta for its Chrome browser which adds the rumoured themes functionality as well as making a number of other improvements to the software, including speeding it up considerably. Google's claiming a 30% performance boost over the...

  • World of Warcraft gets 3.2 patch
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    World of Warcraft gets 3.2 patch

    By 5 August 2009

    World of Warcraft servers in Europe are - at the time of writing - down for a substantial content update. The patch - titled Call of the Crusade but known to most players as "patch 3.2" includes a brand new dungeon and battleground, as well as plenty...

  • Microsoft releases Windows XP Mode RC
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    Microsoft releases Windows XP Mode RC

    By 5 August 2009

    Following the beta launch back in April, Microsoft has now announced the release of the Windows XP Mode Release Candidate. Microsoft says Windows XP Mode is designed for small and medium-sized businesses "to help ease the migration process to Windows...

  • RIM announces BlackBerry App World 1.1
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    RIM announces BlackBerry App World 1.1

    By 3 August 2009

    RIM's version of the app store for its BlackBerry smartphones has been given a major update as well as seeing expansion into over 10 new countries. The Canadian manufacturer has released BlackBerry App World 1.1, which is available to download in five...

  • Firefox 4.0 screenshots unveiled
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    Firefox 4.0 screenshots unveiled

    By 28 July 2009

    It's been less than a month since 3.5 was released, and already Mozilla is talking about 4.0. More than talking, in fact. It's released some screenshots of mockup designs that it's considering for the next iteration of its browser. One notable feature...

  • Apple updates Final Cut Studio
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    Apple updates Final Cut Studio

    By 23 July 2009

    Apple has announced an update for its Final Cut Studio video editing software. The company claims it's adding more than 100 new features, and included are new versions of Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color and Compressor. Among the new features...

  • Apple releases new Logic Studio software
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    Apple releases new Logic Studio software

    By 23 July 2009

    Apple has announced an updated version of its music authoring software, Logic Studio, which includes more than 200 new features for users of Logic Pro and MainStage. Among the new functionality is an Amp Designer, that lets you create a custom amplifier...

  • Xbox LIVE update preview program announced
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    Xbox LIVE update preview program announced

    By 21 July 2009

    Microsoft has announced that it is accepting applications for the Xbox 360 update preview program as part of a testing process before the update goes live later this year. As with previous schemes, the Xbox team is asking those interested in being a beta...