Software updates archive

  • Printstik gets Windows Mobile compatibility
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    Printstik gets Windows Mobile compatibility

    By 9 February 2009

    PLANon have announced an update for its mobile Bluetooth printer Printstik, making it compatible with all smartphones running Windows Mobile. The Printstik was previously only compatible with BlackBerrys and Bluetooth laptops, but PLANon hopes to reach...

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6 released
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    Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6 released

    By 4 February 2009

    Mozilla has issued an update for its Firefox web browser, making the 3.0.6 version available to download. The organisation says Firefox 3.0.6 fixes several issues found in Firefox 3.0.5, including security and stability issues. It also fixes a problem...

  • Skype 4.0 for Windows released
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    Skype 4.0 for Windows released

    By 3 February 2009

    Skype has announced the launch of Skype 4.0 for Windows, describing it rather grandly as "the most distinctive new release in the company's five-year history". Apparently based on feedback from tens of thousands of users, the new version offers full-screen...

  • Sky boxes to get greener
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    Sky boxes to get greener

    By 19 January 2009

    Sky is to make their digiboxes greener this year, with an update that will be rolled out to all customers by July. The software update, that has already been downloaded to some models, will see the boxes capable of going into auto-standby during the day...

  • Garmin ecoRoute announced
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    Garmin ecoRoute announced

    By 7 January 2009

    Garmin has announced the launch of ecoRoute - a free software update that it says will help drivers save money and fuel. The downloadable software will add new features to compatible Garmin personal navigation devices providing detailed fuel and mileage...

  • DivX 7 launches, enhances HD support
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    DivX 7 launches, enhances HD support

    By 6 January 2009

    DivX have announced the latest version of their software suite, DivX 7, the news of the anticipated launch we brought you last week. The new suite of software apps continues the trend of previous versions, providing separate tools for each function in...

  • WD offers update for WD TV HD media player
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    WD offers update for WD TV HD media player

    By 5 January 2009

    Western Digital has issued a software update for its WD TV media player that was launched in November. The company says the software update, 1.01, updates the user interface as well as improves the media player's functionality and capabilities. Apparently...

  • DivX 7 to be launched at CES
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    DivX 7 to be launched at CES

    By 2 January 2009

    DivX has revealed it will be introducing DivX 7, the latest version of DivX for Windows - as well as all the newest DivX Certified consumer electronics devices - at next week's CES show. Pocket-lint will be attending the event and will bring you more...

  • Major "Cupcake" update for Android announced
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    Major "Cupcake" update for Android announced

    By 19 December 2008

    The Android development team is prepping a big software update code-named "Cupcake" that promises new features for the platform, as well as a plethora of bug fixes. Only just revealed on the project's roadmap, despite the Android platform's open source...

  • iPlayer downloads come to Mac and Linux
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    iPlayer downloads come to Mac and Linux

    By 19 December 2008

    The BBC has released a version of the iPlayer that works fully with Mac and Linux computers - although only in beta at this stage. Mac and Linux users have been able to stream iPlayer programming, but have not yet enjoyed the full service from the Beeb...

  • Microsoft to issue "critical" Internet Explorer patch
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    Microsoft to issue "critical" Internet Explorer patch

    By 17 December 2008

    Microsoft will issue a patch to fix security issues with its Internet Explorer 7 browser. The emergency update is due to be available from 6pm on 17 December and is marked as "critical", Microsoft's most urgent level in its four step system. The security...

  • Apple issues firmware updates for MacBooks
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    Apple issues firmware updates for MacBooks

    By 11 December 2008

    Apple has released updates for its latest range of laptops with separate downloads now available for the unibody MacBook, MacBook Pro and for the MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro 15-inch SMC Firmware Update 1.2, MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.2, and MacBook...

  • Five things to know about the BB Storm 4.7.0.78 upgrade
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    Five things to know about the BB Storm 4.7.0.78 upgrade

    By 5 December 2008

    Five things you'll want to know about the new Storm OS update. 1. Vodafone UK has said that the UK BlackBerry Storm firmware update and how-to guide for installation is expected on Friday, with an Over The Air (OTA) offering available sometime during...

  • Nokia Maps gets beta features
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    Nokia Maps gets beta features

    By 2 December 2008

    At its Nokia World event that's seen the launch of the new N97, Nokia has released the latest beta version of its mobile mapping and navigation service, Nokia Maps, as well as its personalised online mapping experience on Ovi. Nokia says this combination...

  • Final version of Opera Mini 4.2 released
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    Final version of Opera Mini 4.2 released

    By 25 November 2008

    Opera has released the final version of its Opera Mini 4.2 for mobile phones. Opera Mini 4.2 beta claims to provide a more personalised experience with a selection of new skins, improved support for YouTube and other mobile video services on a wider selection...

  • Apple TV gets 2.3 update
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    Apple TV gets 2.3 update

    By 21 November 2008

    Apple has released an update for its Apple TV product. The software update, version 2.3, brings the ability to stream your Apple TV music to any of your Hi-Fi speakers, as long as they are streamed through AirTunes and connected through Airport Express....

  • Apple releases iPhone 2.2. firmware
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    Apple releases iPhone 2.2. firmware

    By 21 November 2008

    Apple has released the latest firmware for the iPhone, with the iPhone 2.2 software update available to download now. Most notably, the 246MB file offers enhancements to Maps that include the availability of Google Street View on the device as well as...

  • Navigon offers software updates
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    Navigon offers software updates

    By 18 November 2008

    Navigon is offering some special satnav features as upgrade options. Landmark View3D, Curve Warning, Text-to-Speech and Reality View Pro are all available now via Navigon FreshMaps. Landmark View3D displays points-of-interest and sights across Europe...

  • Apple issues trackpad update for new MacBooks
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    Apple issues trackpad update for new MacBooks

    By 18 November 2008

    Apple has released a firmware update for its new MacBooks that promises to fix the glitchy trackpads. Although experiences vary, users have reported problems with the pads that see them stop working every 50 clicks or so for around five to ten clicks....

  • Humax fan fix software dated
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    Humax fan fix software dated

    By 17 November 2008

    Further to the news Pocket-lint brought you that a fix was being worked on, Humax has now confirmed the dates for the over-the-air software upgrade to minimise fan noise on its PVR-9150T and PVR-9300T digital TV recorders. Humax says the Smart Fan Control...

  • Apple releases Safari 3.2
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    Apple releases Safari 3.2

    By 14 November 2008

    Apple has updated its Safari browser to version 3.2. The update is for both Windows and Mac users and there are versions available for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Apple's latest operating system, and Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. The update is recommended for all Safari...

  • Apple updates new nano firmware
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    Apple updates new nano firmware

    By 13 November 2008

    Apple has released a significant update for the new iPod nano 4th generation. The 57.8MB update brings the firmware to version 1.0.3. Apple says the nano update fixes several issues including instability when using the Nike + iPod Sport Kit and a problem...

  • Google releases Chrome third beta
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    Google releases Chrome third beta

    By 31 October 2008

    Google has released the third beta of its Google Chrome browser. Chrome version 0.3.154.9 has now been released, users will automatically get updated in the next few days or can choose to download it now. Google says this release fixes the top issues...

  • Sonos launches iPhone app
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    Sonos launches iPhone app

    By 28 October 2008

    Sonos has introduced the Sonos Controller for iPhone as a free download on the Apple App Store. Music lovers with an iPhone 3G, iPhone or iPod touch can now control Sonos Multi-Room Music System all from their portable device via their Wi-Fi network....

  • iPhone 2.2 beta 2 seeded to developers
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    iPhone 2.2 beta 2 seeded to developers

    By 27 October 2008

    Apple has seeded iPhone 2.2 beta 2 to developers and early details revealed suggest improvements for US users. When released, the new firmware will let iPhoners look around Google Maps in Street View. In addition, there's walking and public transportation...