Updates archive

  • Android 4.2.2 now available for Nexus 4 in an OTA update
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    Android 4.2.2 now available for Nexus 4 in an OTA update

    By 14 February 2013

    Google has begun rolling out Android 4.2.2 to Nexus 4 users in the form of an over-the-air update. Known as build JDQ39, the 54MB update was released for the other Nexus devices earlier.  Unlike Apple, Google doesn't provide an official change-log detailing...

  • Skype 6.2 released for Windows and Mac, adding eGifting Skype credits
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    Skype 6.2 released for Windows and Mac, adding eGifting Skype credits

    By 13 February 2013

    Microsoft-owned Skype has announced several updates to its Windows and Mac application in version 6.2.  The most notable addition is a new "eGifting" feature for both platforms, if you're not the physical gift-giving type. EGifting allows users to send each...

  • Google Plus and Music Android apps updated with new features
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    Google Plus and Music Android apps updated with new features

    By 30 January 2013

    Google has provided new updates for both its Google Plus and Google Play Music apps, adding several new features and bug fixes. Google Play Music has received the better updates of the two, adding the ability for instant mixes to continue playing past...

  • Microsoft confirms problems with latest Surface RT update, fix slated for February
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    Microsoft confirms problems with latest Surface RT update, fix slated for February

    By 23 January 2013

    A handful of Surface RT users found a bug after installing the latest update to their tablet. The update created some quirkiness in the Windows Update department, including the inability to load or search for updates and the inability to update third-party...

  • Forget Ice Cream Sandwich, the world's trickiest firmware update cost Wall Street $440 million
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    Forget Ice Cream Sandwich, the world's trickiest firmware update cost Wall Street $440 million

    By 3 August 2012

    If you think any problems or delays in updating your mobile phone's operating system are bad, just wait until you hear what happened to the Knight Capital Group when it updated its computer systems. The brokerage that handles around 11 per cent of all...

  • Kindle update incoming with parents and kids set to benefit the most
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    Kindle update incoming with parents and kids set to benefit the most

    By 6 June 2012

    Owners of the £89 Kindle will soon be receiving an automatic update that will improve their overall reading experience, with parents and children in particular needing to pay note. Along with adding a higher contrast font that Amazon claims makes its...

  • Improved battery life comes with Nokia Lumia 800 update
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    Improved battery life comes with Nokia Lumia 800 update

    By 29 March 2012

    If you’re lucky enough to be a proud owner of a Nokia Lumia 800, we have some good news for you. Your smartphone is about to get even better, thanks to the latest update to be rolled out. And the best news is that your battery life will be improved,...

  • Skype 5.6 for Mac arrives with better group calling
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    Skype 5.6 for Mac arrives with better group calling

    By 7 March 2012

    It's about time that a 0.1 update for Skype on the Mac arrived, don't you think? Luckily, so does the Microsoft owned VoIP giant that has rolled out version 5.6 of the software with a few tasty updates. The UI for group calling has had a tweak so that...

  • Nokia Lumia 800 second update rolls out: Battery improvements incoming
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    Nokia Lumia 800 second update rolls out: Battery improvements incoming

    By 19 January 2012

    As promised in December Nokia has started the rollout of its second update for the Lumia 800, which amongst other things fixes issues with the phone's battery, and should hopefully reach handsets across the world in the next 2 weeks. This comes after...

  • Skype for Mac 5.5 beta update brings calling UI improvements
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    Skype for Mac 5.5 beta update brings calling UI improvements

    By 13 January 2012

    Skype has announced its 5.5 beta update for Mac which delivers a few new features as well as a host of tweaks. These include improvements to the call UI and tweaks to the call quality; Skype also says that its looked into the stabilisation of its service...

  • Skype 2.6 for Android update: Photo and video messaging for free
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    Skype 2.6 for Android update: Photo and video messaging for free

    By 14 December 2011

    Skype has announced the launch of Skype 2.6 for Android, bringing with it a whole bunch of new features including photo and video messaging for free over Wi-Fi or your 3G network. Not only this but if you're lucky enough to own an Android device packing...

  • PS3 prepped for PS Vita with v.4.00 update
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    PS3 prepped for PS Vita with v.4.00 update

    By 30 November 2011

    Sony is prepping its PlayStation 3 games console in readiness for the Japanese launch of its PS Vita handheld device. The version 4.00 update will enable the PS Vita and PS3 to share information, which will mean you'll be able to copy games, music, photos...

  • LG Ice Cream Sandwich lineup confirmed: Is yours in the list?
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    LG Ice Cream Sandwich lineup confirmed: Is yours in the list?

    By 29 November 2011

    LG has confirmed which of its mobiles will be getting the upgrade to the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and, as expected, the list mainly consists of LG's higher-end handsets. Pocket-lint brought confirmation at the beginning of November...

  • PlayStation Vita Remote Play: Total control on all PS3 games
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    PlayStation Vita Remote Play: Total control on all PS3 games

    By 28 November 2011

    We've known for some time now that the PlayStation Vita would be able to function as both a controller for the PS3 and display PS3 content via its screen, however we weren't sure of  the extent to which this new functionality would be implemented. The...

  • Apple confirms no Siri for iPhone 4
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    Apple confirms no Siri for iPhone 4

    By 9 November 2011

    Apple has confirmed that it has no plans to bring its voice search feature, Siri, to older iPhone devices - stating that: "we currently have no plans to support older devices". The news comes in from Michael Steeber's blog who had received word from someone...

  • Google search reveals real-world at-a-glance info pages
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    Google search reveals real-world at-a-glance info pages

    By 2 November 2011

    Google has revealed a new information panel that will appear at the side of the traditional search page; bringing all the important details surrounding any real-world search you may do. This should make it easier and quicker to find out the  important...

  • LG Optimus Android Gingerbread update lands
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    LG Optimus Android Gingerbread update lands

    By 1 November 2011

    LG has finally brought Android Gingerbread 2.3 to its range of Optimus handsets; the new version of the operating system replaces Android Froyo and  will be rolling out to three handsets during the November. After the initial three, more premium handsets...

  • RIM stalls for time, as PlayBook 2.0 OS given Feb 2012 launch date
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    RIM stalls for time, as PlayBook 2.0 OS given Feb 2012 launch date

    By 26 October 2011

    RIM has just issued written explanation on its blog stating that PlayBook customers waiting for its PlayBook 2.0 OS update will have to wait a little longer, as it will now launch in February 2012. Not only that but the much sought-after BBM service for...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango update roll-out now available to virtually everyone
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    Windows Phone 7 Mango update roll-out now available to virtually everyone

    By 19 October 2011

    Microsoft has said that its Windows Phone 7 Mango rollout has now been opened up to virtually all users on the first iteration of the company’s software. "Today we’re fully opening the spigot —slightly ahead of schedule—and making Mango available...

  • HTC responds to Ice Cream Sandwich Android update
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    HTC responds to Ice Cream Sandwich Android update

    By 19 October 2011

    HTC has responded to Google's launch of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with an official statement, which gives very little away in terms of its plans to update future HTC handsets. And it's fair enough really considering the reaction of HTC handset...

  • iOS 5 camera update allows for remote shutter photography
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    iOS 5 camera update allows for remote shutter photography

    By 14 October 2011

    The iPhone 4S, although externally mostly unchanged from the iPhone 4, has plenty of surprises under the hood, not least its improved camera. Along with the improved camera there's also a nice improvement to go alongside with the addition of iOS 5 (clearly...

  • Apple TV update brings Photo Stream and AirPlay Mirroring
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    Apple TV update brings Photo Stream and AirPlay Mirroring

    By 12 October 2011

    Apple is on an updating spree, as it looks to update all of its products to fit in with the company’s new iCloud service. It has updated its phone operating system to iOS 5; its desktop operating system, Mac OS X 10.7.2; and Apple TV too, all so you...

  • iOS 5 error messages hit updaters
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    iOS 5 error messages hit updaters

    By 12 October 2011

    Struggling to install your new iOS 5 update on your iPhone or iPad? You aren’t alone, it seems. Apple users are frenziedly trying to install the new operating system update only to be met with error messages. Hundreds of users have gone online, hit...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango rollout hits more phones
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    Windows Phone 7 Mango rollout hits more phones

    By 4 October 2011

    Microsoft has said that over 50 per cent of Windows Phone 7 users now have access to the new version: Windows Phone 7 Mango. "Hello everyone. Six days ago we started rolling out the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update around the globe," writes Eric Hautala,...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango update to start next week or two
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    Windows Phone 7 Mango update to start next week or two

    By 22 September 2011

    Microsoft has confirmed that it will be rolling out its latest Windows Phone 7 operating system, dubbed Mango, to customers with a first generation WP7 smartphone in the next week or two. The announcement from Redmond means the company sticks to the promised...