Software updates archive

  • Mozilla announces Firefox 3.1 beta
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    Mozilla announces Firefox 3.1 beta

    By 15 October 2008

    Four months on from the high profile release of Firefox 3.0, Mozilla has announced the availability of Firefox 3.1 beta 1. Changes include tweaks to web compatibility as well as enablement of new web features such as geolocation, video, offline application...

  • Apple issues software update for new MacBooks
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    Apple issues software update for new MacBooks

    By 15 October 2008

    Apple's newly minted MacBooks and MacBooks Pros already have a software update waiting for them. Available and shipping today, in both the UK and the US, Apple has released a 45MB software update 1.2 for the machines already. Apple states: "This update...

  • FileMaker launches Bento 2
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    FileMaker launches Bento 2

    By 14 October 2008

    FileMaker has announced the availability of Bento 2, the new version of its "wildly popular" personal database software. For the first time, Bento 2 now links Apple Mail messages and RSS feeds to contacts, events, projects, and other information stored...

  • Microsoft releases Silverlight 2
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    Microsoft releases Silverlight 2

    By 14 October 2008

    Microsoft has announced the availability of Silverlight 2, its Flash rival for creation and delivery of browser-based apps. The company says Silverlight 2 "delivers a wide range of new features and tools that enable designers and developers to better...

  • TomTom announces Map Update
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    TomTom announces Map Update

    By 6 October 2008

    TomTom has announced the launch of its new Map Update service. Available to all TomTom customers, prices start from £7.95 per quarter, depending on the model of TomTom device and the version of maps required. Through this service, users can download...

  • Navman offers free map upgrade for S-Series
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    Navman offers free map upgrade for S-Series

    By 24 September 2008

    Following the recent launch of the 3D S-Series range of satnavs, Navman has announced it will be offering customers a free map upgrade during 2009 that the company says would normally cost up to £69.95. The Navman map upgrade provides customers with...

  • Microsoft releases Zune software update
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    Microsoft releases Zune software update

    By 16 September 2008

    Microsoft has released the Zune software update revealed previously, that grants news features to the media players. The new software will allow Zune users to wirelessly stream and download music from the Zune Marketplace store on the go; tag and purchase...

  • Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.5 update
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    Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.5 update

    By 16 September 2008

    Apple has released Max OS X 10.5.5 update that the company says includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. As well as recent Apple security updates, 10.5.5 addresses stability issues...

  • iPhone 2.1 firmware released
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    iPhone 2.1 firmware released

    By 12 September 2008

    As announced by Steve Jobs at the "Let's Rock" special event earlier this week, Apple has released the iPhone 2.1 firmware. The iPhone 2.1 software update contains many bug fixes and improvements, Apple says. As well as the well-publicised "Genius" playlist...

  • Apple to offer bug-fixing iPhone software update
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    Apple to offer bug-fixing iPhone software update

    By 9 September 2008

    As well as announcing iTunes 8, a new iPod nano, changes to the iPod classic's capacity and a refreshed, slimmer iPod touch, Apple has revealed it has an iPhone software update in the works. Announced by Steve Jobs at the "Let's Rock" Apple special event,...

  • Apple releases iPhone 2.0.1
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    Apple releases iPhone 2.0.1

    By 5 August 2008

    Apple has released the first update to the iPhone 2.0 software for the iPhone and iPod touch, which promises bug fixes. Reports suggest that installing the update will un-jailbreak phones but that things are "snappier" with the 2.0.1 software running....

  • iPhone 2.0 update delayed for existing owners
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    iPhone 2.0 update delayed for existing owners

    By 11 July 2008

    Pocket-lint can reveal that the much-anticipated iPhone 2.0 software update for existing iPhone owners will be not be released until 12 July in the UK. Following a reader tip-off (thanks Andrew) we have spoken to Apple direct who has confirmed that the...

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    Sony releases fixed PS3 firmware version 2.41

    By 8 July 2008

    After the big fanfare surrounding the release of PS3 firmware update v.2.40 last week, it all went a bit flat after Sony had to take it offline only days later. A number of users had reported that the XMB wouldn't display after the update was installed....

  • Sony recalls PS3 firmware update
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    Sony recalls PS3 firmware update

    By 3 July 2008

    Sony has recalled the PS3 firmware update version 2.40 just days after it was released, following a number of complaints that it was breaking consoles. Sony has said only a "limited number" of consoles were affected but that console owners' concerns are...

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    Sony announces 2.40 PS3 firmware update

    By 30 June 2008

    We've brought you the rumours, the news that it was coming, and can now tell you just when you'll get it - Sony has just revealed that 2.40 is coming on 2 July. Sony says the new automatic firmware upgrade for the PlayStation 3, which will enhance online...

  • Firefox 3 downloads hit more than 10 million
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    Firefox 3 downloads hit more than 10 million

    By 19 June 2008

    The official count for the number of Firefox 3 downloads worldwide has now hit a whopping 10,954,477. But it is the number that took place during the 24 hours that was Mozilla's "Download Day" that will count for the Guinness World Record. Mozilla says...

  • Sony confirms PS3 getting in-game XMB and trophies
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    Sony confirms PS3 getting in-game XMB and trophies

    By 18 June 2008

    Rumoured as coming soon for an age now, Sony has finally confirmed that the PlayStation 3 will see in-game XMB access. Due to be delivered via a forthcoming firmware update - v2.40 - the same software refresh will also see PlayStation "trophies". Sony...

  • Firefox 3 downloads hit the 6 million mark
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    Firefox 3 downloads hit the 6 million mark

    By 18 June 2008

    Despite some initial early technical difficulties with servers getting swamped as the download went live, by all accounts Mozilla's launch of the final release of Firefox 3 has been a rip-roaring success. The total worldwide tally of Firefox 3 downloads...

  • Mozilla releases Firefox 3
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    Mozilla releases Firefox 3

    By 17 June 2008

    Mozilla has created plenty of fanfare for the launch of its next version of its internet browser that's been in development for years - and it's finally gone live to download. The organisation is hoping to create a Guinness World Record for the greatest...

  • Opera 9.5 launches for desktops
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    Opera 9.5 launches for desktops

    By 12 June 2008

    Opera Software has released the final public release of its flagship web browser, Opera 9.5. Coming just days before Firefox 3 will become available, Opera says "Kestrel", as the browser was codenamed pre-release, is the most powerful Opera browser yet....

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    Apple confirms "Snow Leopard" OS

    By 9 June 2008

    Apple has confirmed that it’s working on a new OS – entitled Snow Leopard. The confirmation came from Steve Jobs as he addressed a packed Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The new operating system, 10.6 will be shown to developers...

  • iPhone to get geo-tagging?
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    iPhone to get geo-tagging?

    By 22 May 2008

    A new beta of Apple's iPhone Software v2.0 update that's been sent in private to a "select" group of business partners apparently reveals geo-tagging support. People who have seen the release have told AppleInsider that location-aware services such as...

  • Hundreds complain about issues with XP SP3
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    Hundreds complain about issues with XP SP3

    By 9 May 2008

    The final Service Pack for Windows XP has prompted hundreds of complaints from users who are experiencing PC problems as a result of installing the update. Posters on Microsoft's Windows XP forum are reporting issues that vary from spontaneous or continuous...

  • Microsoft releases delayed XP SP3
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    Microsoft releases delayed XP SP3

    By 7 May 2008

    Microsoft has unleashed the automatic web release of Windows XP Service Pack 3 after incompatibility issues delayed the scheduled release. SP3 can now be downloaded from Microsoft's Download Center or alternatively, via automatic Windows Update. Microsoft...

  • Microsoft XP SP3 delayed
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    Microsoft XP SP3 delayed

    By 30 April 2008

    It was promised for late April, which is about now, but the Windows XP Service Pack 3 has been delayed. Microsoft has released a statement admitting that SP3 has been hit by a bug and its techies are now trying to sort the problem out. "In the last few...