Software updates archive

  • Google plans Donut, Eclair and Flan Android upgrades
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    Google plans Donut, Eclair and Flan Android upgrades

    By 14 July 2009

    Google has announced that it'll be releasing three more updates to the Android OS this year - Donut, Eclair and Flan. Google's director of mobile platforms, Andy Rubin, has told journalists not to worry about Chrome OS detracting from Android, as well...

  • Microsoft unveils Silverlight 3
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    Microsoft unveils Silverlight 3

    By 13 July 2009

    Microsoft has announced the release of the third edition of its rich-media platform, an attempted "Flash killer", Silverlight. It went into beta earlier this year, and now it's rolling out as a full release. Microsoft says that the new version brings...

  • Palm webOS getting 1.1 update
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    Palm webOS getting 1.1 update

    By 10 July 2009

    The Palm Pre hasn't quite made it over to the UK yet, but when it does it looks like it'll be arriving with updated firmware. US owners will be getting a 1.1 update within the next 30 days. There's a few security additions, including better handling of...

  • Norton Internet Security and AntiVirus 2010 betas available
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    Norton Internet Security and AntiVirus 2010 betas available

    By 6 July 2009

    Symantec has released Norton Internet Security 2010 and Norton AntiVirus 2010 betas ahead of their official launch in autumn 2009. Offering a new protection model, codenamed "Quorum", the new software features new "reputation-based security technologies"...

  • Firefox 3.5 gets 5 million downloads in 24 hours
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    Firefox 3.5 gets 5 million downloads in 24 hours

    By 3 July 2009

    Firefox 3.5 has been a rip-roaring success it seems, with over 5 million people downloading the browser in 24 hours. The launch brought an extra 2% to Firefox's market share, upping it to 31.8%. "The fastest version yet of Firefox has certainly sprinted...

  • Facebook for iPhone 3.0 coming soon
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    Facebook for iPhone 3.0 coming soon

    By 2 July 2009

    Facebook for iPhone 3.0 "is coming very soon", according to the site's official blog, but will not offer the push notifications the iPhone OS 3.0 update has technically allowed. Facebook says of this functionality "you can expect it in a 3.1 update later...

  • Skype 4.1 for Windows goes live
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    Skype 4.1 for Windows goes live

    By 1 July 2009

    A little over a month after entering beta, Skype 4.1 has gone gold and is now available. You can get it right now from the Skype website. As previously reported on Pocket-lint, the new version includes screen sharing between Windows, Mac and Linux, as...

  • Firefox 3.5 download is now live
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    Firefox 3.5 download is now live

    By 30 June 2009

    Right on schedule, the download page for Firefox 3.5 is now live. You can mosey on over to mozilla.com and grab it. As previously reported on Pocket-lint, the new browser is claimed to have over 5000 now features including private browsing, geolocation...

  • New Skype app available for iPhone and iPod touch
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    New Skype app available for iPhone and iPod touch

    By 30 June 2009

    Skype has announced that its application for the iPhone and iPod touch - that's seen 4 million downloads - has been updated and is now available for download. The main improvement is that Skype users can now listen to their Skype voicemail while on the...

  • Firefox 3.5 to arrive 30 June
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    Firefox 3.5 to arrive 30 June

    By 29 June 2009

    Pocket-lint has learned that the Mozilla Foundation will be releasing Firefox 3.5 on 30 June, only just fulfilling its promise to get it out before the end of the month. As previously reported, the new browser is claimed to have over 5000 now features...

  • Apple TV gets Remote app control with 2.4 update
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    Apple TV gets Remote app control with 2.4 update

    By 25 June 2009

    Apple has released a software update for its Apple TV that brings the device's firmware to version 2.4. The update brings four new features to the home cinema solution, the first of which is Remote app directional control. Apple TV owners with a 3.0 iPhone...

  • iPhone battery life complaints flood in
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    iPhone battery life complaints flood in

    By 24 June 2009

    Complaints have poured in to Pocket-lint about the iPhone's battery life since the 3.0 update was applied. Some users are reporting that their phones are getting hot and draining as fast as 20% per hour with zero use. "Before the upgrade to 3.0 I would...

  • Battery life issues reported with iPhone 3.0 update
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    Battery life issues reported with iPhone 3.0 update

    By 22 June 2009

    Pocket-lint has learnt that a number of iPhone 3G users are seeing battery life trouble since upgrading to the 3.0 firmware. It doesn't appear to be affecting all users, but some note their handsets getting hot and suffering severely reduced lifespan....

  • VIDEO: Firefox 3.5 overview
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    VIDEO: Firefox 3.5 overview

    By 22 June 2009

    Mozilla has now announced the availability of Firefox 3.5 RC2. The latest version of the browser features more privacy options, built-in video and geolocation functionality. Get the full details straight from the horse's mouth - here's Mike Beltzner to...

  • O2: Over half of iPhone customers downloaded 3.0
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    O2: Over half of iPhone customers downloaded 3.0

    By 19 June 2009

    Phone company O2 has announced that over half of its customers have upgraded to 3.0, less that 40 hours after it was released to the public. In a tweet from its official @o2 account, the company said: "Over half our iPhone customers have downloaded 3.0...

  • A quick guide to iPhone OS 3.0
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    A quick guide to iPhone OS 3.0

    By 18 June 2009

    What is it? It is the long awaited major Apple software update to the iPhone and iPod touch that brings a host of new features and abilities that either haven't been seen, or weren’t available before to the Apple device users. What are the variations...

  • iPhone 3.0 update now live in the UK
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    iPhone 3.0 update now live in the UK

    By 17 June 2009

    Ladies and gentlemen, start your updates. The iPhone 3.0 firmware is now live in the UK. To get it, in iTunes connect your iPhone, select it under Devices in the Source List on the left, then in the iPhone Summary pane, click Check for Update. Click Download...

  • Apple fixes 6-month old Java flaws
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    Apple fixes 6-month old Java flaws

    By 16 June 2009

    Apple has released a security patch for its Leopard operating system 6 months after the bug was first found. Apple is recommending all users download the new 158MB fix that, it says, will deliver "improved reliability, security, and compatibility for...

  • Facebook for BlackBerry 1.6 released
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    Facebook for BlackBerry 1.6 released

    By 8 June 2009

    The Facebook for BlackBerry 1.6 application has is now available to download to your RIM smartphone. New features and improvements include the ability to view your friend's status updates and other highlights on the home page. In addition, RIM says photo...

  • Opera Mobile 9.7 beta released
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    Opera Mobile 9.7 beta released

    By 8 June 2009

    Following Pocket-lint's recent report that Opera Mobile 9.7 wasn't far off release, the company has announced that a beta version is now available. The company is aiming for speed with this update. With that in mind, it's launched "Opera Turbo", a technology...

  • Dell announces Windows 7 upgrade program
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    Dell announces Windows 7 upgrade program

    By 3 June 2009

    Following on from Microsoft's official announcement about the general availability of Windows 7 on 22 October, PC manufacturer Dell has confirmed that it plans to offer a Windows 7 upgrade program. As with previous Windows launches, manufacturers like...

  • Skype 4.1 beta live
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    Skype 4.1 beta live

    By 28 May 2009

    "Hot on the heels of 4.0", Skype has announced the beta version of Skype 4.1 for Windows has now arrived. The new version of the VoIP software adds screen sharing - available for the Mac - and apparently a much requested feature. Skype explains screen...

  • Google demos Donut - Android 2.0
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    Google demos Donut - Android 2.0

    By 28 May 2009

    Google recently updated Android to version 1.5, Cupcake, for owners of the T-Mobile G1, and it came installed as standard on the HTC Magic. Now it seems that it's already prepared to start showing off version 2.0 - Donut. Demoed at Google's I/O event,...

  • Windows Vista SP2 released
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    Windows Vista SP2 released

    By 27 May 2009

    Microsoft has released Windows Vista Service Pack 2, and it's now available to download, as is Windows Server 2008 SP2. As well as fixing a whopping 700 bugs and security updates - some of which may have been delivered via updates - SP2 offers updated...

  • Mozilla Fennec for Windows Mobile sees alpha release
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    Mozilla Fennec for Windows Mobile sees alpha release

    By 18 May 2009

    Following the news we brought you of the pre-alpha release, Mozilla has announced that Fennec Alpha 1 for Windows Mobile 6 is available for download by developers and testers. An early developer release intended for testing purposes only, changes have...