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Heads-up! If you're an iPhone 4S owner, there's a new version of iOS waiting for you. Yes, iOS 6.1 just came out, but it appears that Apple has a small patch specifically for its 4S units that brings the version total to 6.1.1. The small update appears to only impact that phone, with iPod touch and iPad left out as well. The patch says it fixes issues related to "cellular performance and reliability," but specifics beyond that are sparse. There's no mention of the battery woes that are seemingly impacting users since upgrading to iOS 6.1, but it may very well make the cellular searching more efficient,... Read more...
Microsoft may be focusing efforts on making newly-acquired Skype the ideal VoIP communication tool for its own Windows Phone and Windows desktop platforms, but it understands the value of keeping a polished app experience over on another popular platform: iOS. This week, Skype 4.5 was released for iPhone and iPad, and the changes aren't insignificant. For both the phone and tablet, Skype has added automatic call recovery for dropped calls when using questionable Wi-Fi connections, installed a fix so that IM conversations appear in the right order, and added a marketing opt-in/out selector within... Read more...
Right on the heels of the Firefox 18 update, which patched a disconcerting 21 security flaws, a new Firefox update has been released. The new patch focuses on resolving glitches and makes Firefox 18 stable. Version 18.0.1 should update automatically, but if it doesn’t, snag it here.   Some known issues remain after the 18.0.1 patch, but version 19 will clear up several of them. The most important fix applies to a HTTP Proxy Transactions problem, which could hinder or stop browsing in a worst-case scenario. Two other big fixes are only for Firefox on Apple systems. The Unity... Read more...
Microsoft has made no bones about the fact that Windows 7 PC buyers -- those who indulged between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 -- will be eligible for a highly discounted copy of Windows 8. But now, the floodgates are open. Registration is now open for the Windows Upgrade Offer that was originally announced in May. In other words, those who have recently purchased a new PC with Windows 6 can purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99, which will be redeemable when Windows 8 is generally available on October 26th. You'll need to register online and have a few crucial details about... Read more...
You know, 2GB tiers of data don't seem so limiting when you spend a good chunk of time on a Wi-Fi connection at home or at work, but for those who have to tap into that 2GB to download app updates... well, things can get tight, and fast. For years, both Android and iOS have forced users to redownload entire apps whenever an update hits. Considering just how frequently those roll out, there has been a significant amount of data waste on that alone. But no more. At least for one of those platforms. At Google I/O this year, the company announced that "delta updates" were coming. Effectively, this... Read more...
HTC began rolling out an update to its One X smartphone today. Although the update doesn't include Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, it does offer a number of improvements to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. After the update, users will be brought up to Android version 4.0.4. The 4.0.4 update will bring several new features and enhancements. The OS should now be more stable thanks to memory and platform tweaks. Additionally, HTC has improved tab management within the browser by adding a tab switching button. On the multimedia side, the camera is said to have better white balance and continuous autofocus.... Read more...
AT&T's version of the Galaxy S II (Skyrocket) just started receiving the Android 4.0 update via Kies. Now, another Samsung phone on AT&T's network can say the same: the oversized Galaxy Note is the latest to get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, and the update will also bundle Samsung's 'Premium Suite.' That includes S Note, a new application that enhances productivity and professionalizes communications; a widget that enables one touch access to all S Memo features; and My Story, an application which uses the S Pen (a fancy stylus) to create customized greeting cards and notes. Looking for... Read more...
If you own an HTC device and have been anxiously awaiting an upgrade to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, you'll be interested to know HTC has released some more details as to what devices will receive an upgrade and roughly when those upgrades will arrive. While we're glad to see HTC is giving us some more information about when the upgrades will be available, we're sad for users of the HTC ChaCha, HTC Salsa, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Explorer, and others who will not be receiving an official update to Android 4.0. HTC tablet users who own the HTC Flyer, HTC EVO View 4G, and HTC Jetstream are also left... Read more...
As any software company well knows, there comes a time where you simply cannot support older versions. Try getting Microsoft to give you tech support on Windows 3.1, for example. But that line has always been a fine one, and Adobe has been pushing its luck of late. For instance, Lightroom 3 will never get a RAW plug-in update to support Nikon's D4, despite Lightroom 4 only recently shipping. But while the company may get away with that, it has been forced to change its tone with regard to security. A convenient update like D4 support is one thing; patching security holes only for those who buy... Read more...
If you're using Flash on your computer or phone, there seems to be an update in order. Adobe has just issued a security bulletin notifying users that there's an update available for Flash Player. Updates have been unleashed for Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.7 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.8 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These updates address an object confusion vulnerability (CVE-2012-0779) that could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an... Read more...
Amazon released a free new software update for the Kindle Fire. With the update to version 6.3.1, you'll get additional parental controls that let you protect purchases with a password, disable access to content libraries, and block access to the web browser. The update also brings new sharing features to the tablet that let you share favorite passages and notes from books. After highlighting a passage, select Share, add a note, and send the content off to a social network of your choosing. Here's a closer look at the other new features that come with update 6.3.1: Book Extras: Powered by Shelfari,... Read more...
Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) has been available for a little while now, but many carriers and manufacturers are still working hard to roll out official updates. Today, Samsung began rolling out an Android 4.0 update to its unlocked Galaxy S II devices in America. While users of carrier-branded Galaxy S II devices will continue to wait for an update, there are plenty of carriers and manufacturers that are working on updates of their own. According to details shared with Droid Life, Verizon Wireless is getting ready to release an Android 4.0 update for the Motorola Xoom (3G/4G) tablet as... Read more...
Guess what, Lumia 900 users? You've got an update to download. Already, just days after launch, Nokia's new Windows Phone-based flagship has an update, and it's to fix some lingering data connectivity issues that some customers were facing. Nokia knows that they have to nail this launch if they ever want Windows Phone to be a major player in the U.S. (and to get carriers excited about it), and even in addition to pricing the LTE handset at just $100 on a 2-year contract, now they're really stepping up to the plate in terms of customer service. Even though the issue only plagued a certain segment... Read more...
Amazon's Kindle Fire is selling for a fire-sale rate in refurbished form, and those looking to grab one (or who already own one) will certainly appreciate the latest touches added by the newest software update. v6.3 adds a new sharing feature that allows users to easily share favorite passages and notes from their books directly from Kindle Fire, without even leaving the book. Customers simply highlight a passage and select "Share" or choose the "Share" option from the toolbar within a book, write a note if they choose, and select which social network to share with. Passages or notes a customer... Read more...
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