Items tagged with software update

Nintendo continues to do very well with the Switch console. The console received a Switch Online update in April that added some cool new games to the mix, including Punch-Out and Super Mario Lost Levels. Rumors have also hinted that Nintendo might be getting a 3DS-style redesign with a rugged exterior. Nintendo has now announced that the latest firmware update is out for the Switch and it brings the system software to version 8.0.0. Along with the move to a new whole number increment also comes some new features that Switch fans have wanted for a while now. Perhaps the most noticeable change with the update is enhanced sorting features of the "all software" list. Those games can now be sorted... Read more...
Amazon has made it so that users of the Amazon Fire TV with the pendant design can no longer use the official Amazon Fire TV Game Controller. The controller is incompatible with the Fire TV device after the latest 6.2.5.3 software update for the third-generation device is applied. Scuttlebutt suggests that the Fire TV Cube will also soon lose support for the gamepad. This move wasn't an accident with a new disclaimer at the bottom of the page for the Fire TV Game Controller that reads "not compatible with Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD - Pendant Design, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, or Fire TV Cube." That leaves the only device that is compatible with the Fire TV Game Controller as the Fire TV Stick.... Read more...
Apple has rolled out an update for iOS bringing the current version to iOS 11.2, and it supports some nice new features that iPhone and iPad users will appreciate. The big new feature here is support for Apple Pay Cash. This Apple Pay Cash feature allows for peer-to-peer money transfers in a move that makes Apple Pay more like PayPal. The catch right now is that the backend support for Apple Pay Cash isn’t up and running just yet. This means that despite iOS supporting peer-to-peer payments, the back end needed to make those transfers isn't live. Presumably, it will go live soon, but there is no word on a timeframe as of this writing. The update also brings support for 7.5W wireless charging... Read more...
Image of the Japanese Section of the International Space Station from NASADisintegrating spaceships are not something that just happen in Kerbal Space Program. The Japanese X-Ray telescope Hitomi was declared lost after it spun out of control, was torn apart, and disintegrated on March 26th, 2016. The exact causes are unknown, however, it is suspected that the accident was due to a software failure. A quarter billion dollar satellite burning up in the atmosphere is not the kind of “hot hardware” we normally want to see.The Hitomi was originally launched to study hard X-ray sources in the galaxy. Japan’s first successful X-ray satellite, Hakucho, was launched in 1979. Other successful launches... Read more...
If you’re driving a Tesla Model S, you’ll soon notice an update to the software powering your car’s wildly-cool, 17-inch display. In fact, you may have already received Tesla’s Software 6.0 update, thanks to the electric car’s over-the-air updating capability. The Tesla Motors Model S has a 17-inch touch display and is powered by custom software. The latest update provides remote start capabilities and traffic updates, among other features. Some of the update’s new features will be ones that you can see on the screen, such as the nickname for your car, while others you’ll experience, rather than see. One of those is Location-Based Air Suspension, which... Read more...
The big news coming out of Cupertino is all about the release of Apple's refreshed iMac all-in-one (AIO) desktop line, now with quad-core processors, faster graphics, a FaceTime HD camera, and Intel's Thunderbolt interface. That's all well and good, but what about the 2011 MacBook Pro models? It hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for newer MacBook Pro owners, who have had to contend with things like flickering video when hooking up to a Cinema Display via Thunderbolt, and system freezes when the processor is under a heavy load. Good news folks, a new software update is supposed to fix all that, and more. Slipping under the radar because of the refreshed iMac announcement, Apple on Wednesday released... Read more...
Good news if you've been annoyed with your mobile Apple device for one reason or another related to the software. Apple this week released its iOS 4.3.2 software update for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (third and fourth generation), and iPad 1 and 2. There are a number of fixes in the update, including one that addresses a FaceTime bug causing freezing problems or displaying random photos from the camera roll. Also fixed in the latest update is the Verizon 3G connectivity issue that a number of iPad 2 users have been complaining about. Prior to the update, CDMA versions of the iPad 2 would fail to find a 3G connection after disconnecting. At that point, the only solution was to reboot... Read more...