Items tagged with Update

It may not have arrived in time to be put under the Christmas tree on Friday, but Sprint did give us a happy start to the week by releasing webOS 1.3.5 today for the Palm Pre. Thanks to a mention from CEO Jon Rubinstein during Palm's Q2FY2010 earnings call, we knew the update was in the works and was scheduled to be released around CES next month, but Sprint's support website is listing today as the official release date. Sprint's changelog is pretty minimal, but it gives us a little peek at what the update will provide: WebOS – 1.3.5 Build 194 Sprint Config – 2.0 12/28/2009 This update includes enhancements to the following: Improvement in battery life optimization when in marginal coverage... Read more...
Corsair announced new firmware with TRIM support for its Performance Series P64, P128 and P256 solid-state drives. The new firmware and firmware update tool were developed by Samsung and rigorously tested by both Samsung and Corsair to help ensure smooth performance. Additional details are available below. Corsair® releases firmware with TRIM support for its Performance Series Solid-State Drives - New firmware, rigorously tested and qualified by Samsung® and Corsair, maintains optimal SSD performance in Microsoft® Windows® 7 operating systems - FREMONT, California, December 21, 2009 — Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today... Read more...
The Apple TV. Remember that? Yeah, that's Apple's little hobby device, or so it said once upon a time. And it's treating it exactly like a hobby, not updating it but once every blue moon. Thankfully for those who actually own one, the company today released the first major software update for it in what feels like forever, but it's a big update. In fact, it's taking things to 3.0, and whenever Apple jumps all the way to a new digit on the left side of the decimal, it's definitely worth paying attention to. The new 3.0 software brings along a redesigned main menu, a large selection of on-demand HD movie rentals/TV shows and newfound support for iTunes Extras and iTunes LP. There's also support... Read more...
Today, Apple officially announced iPhone OS 3.1 which includes Genius recommendations for the App Store. The update also provides a ringtone store with over 30,000 ringtones which are available for $1.29 each. For users who find it tedious to search for and find new applications in Apple’s App Store, the Genius media-recommendation algorithm should come in handy. The algorithm looks at the apps you already own and then makes recommendations based on that information. The iPhone OS 3.1 update also includes a number of iTunes 9 related features such as support for Genius Mixes, the ability to generate playlists of tracks based on your library, the ability to organize applications on your iPhone’s... Read more...
People may gripe that a company like Apple gets all sorts of positive publicity simply because its iPod and iPhone products are selling so well, but there's a dark side to rampant fame as well. The bad definitely comes with the good, and a chorus of angry MacBook Pro owners have apparently made themselves heard.The story goes something like this: folks purchasing new MBPs with the 7200rpm hard drive were hearing all sorts of weird whirring, clicking and popping noises from their drives. Some users even reported screen flashes, freezes and reboots. Needless to say, it was driving the collective mob wild, and Apple finally had no choice but to listen.Today, the company has officially outed a new... Read more...
QNAP not only provides a respectable array of NAS devices (as we saw in own testing), but it also looks out for its customers. In fact, we can't think of another company that issues as many firmware updates and provides more new features to existing owners than QNAP.Today, the company is doling out another monumental update with its Version 3.1 firmware. The new NAS management software adds a few rather significant new features including virtual disk support (up to 8 virtual disks via iSCSI expansion over the network) and an exclusive QNAP RAID Recovery that can recover a degraded or inactive RAID 1, 5, or 6 due to unintentional removal of drives. Furthermore, Network Discovery Services are enhanced... Read more...
Just days after Apple started to ship its newest lineup of MacBook Pro units, the company has already issued a firmware update. Why so fast, you ask? For whatever reason, Apple decided to ship some of its hard drive-based MacBook Pro units with a SATA drive interface pegged at "just" 1.5Gbps. Apple followers would know that the non-Pro 13" MacBook--which the 13" MacBook Pro replaced--didn't have such a limitation. Needless to say, a standard hard drive wouldn't be bothered by such a limit, but if you ever decide to replace the stock HDD with a solid state drive, you just might run into a bottleneck. A small cadre of consumers were evidently vocal enough to convince Apple to change things, and... Read more...
A quick call with AMD has revealed that the company will soon be releasing a micro-code update for the fresh-out-of-the-gate Athlon II X2 series processor.The processors, while sharing the microarchitecture of the Phenom II, have slightly altered dies which drop the L3 cache in favor of a bigger 1MB per core L2 cache – which AMD hints somewhat lowered the thermals and allowed them to market the faster processor. There was also an assurance from AMD – in not so many words – that other speed grades are to come (upwards,we’re guessing, as downwards wouldn’t be a feat of any greatness).  The current batch of Athlon II X2 250 processors are all affected by a bug, however. The bug... Read more...
Mozilla released Firefox 3.0.9 yesterday, fixing more than nine security flaws - some of which were termed critical, causing crashes in Firefox 3 and, occasionally, in Firefox 2. Some of the crashes corrupted memory.One of the issues dealt with JavaScript running in mail programs on Firefox and Thunderbird (which shares the Firefox browser engine). According to the company's website: Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary... Read more...
The good news is that one of the two rumored firmware updates for Verizon Wireless’ BlackBerry Storm has materialized; the bad news is that it’s not available to the masses quite yet. BlackBerry Enterprise Server users will be the first to receive the newly released firmware update for the Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Storm. BlackBerry Enterprise Server admins should find OS 4.7.0.107 (Application Version .75) through the Desktop Manager. For users, you should receive the update soon, assuming your BlackBerry Enterprise Server admin is on the ball. As for the rest of us common folk, word has it the update will be coming soon, hopefully within a week or two.   This update is said to address... Read more...
In an attempt to gain a stronger foothold in internet "cloud", Microsoft has revamped their Windows Live services with new applications and third-party integration. By providing a hub for web access to e-mail, instant messaging, photos, and other web applications, Microsoft hopes to enhance the consumer experience by consolidating the digital content scattered throughout the PC.   Not only is it a one-stop interface for users, but it also hopes to be the point of contact between friends. This service puts Microsoft into competition with social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. “Our customers have friends across the Web. They communicate through many unconnected... Read more...
AMD is revealing a new technology brand today to highlight some recent advances made in the company's stream and GPU computing initiatives.  The new brand is aptly named ATI Stream.ATI Stream is essentially a amalgamation of all of ATI's previous initiatives like Close To Metal (CTM), Compute Abstraction Layer (CAL), and Brook+ (AMD’s modified Brook open source compiler), encompassed under a single brand.  The goal, as NVIDIA has done to some degree with CUDA and PhysX, is to not only take ATI Stream mainstream, but to also better serve the enterprise and HPC spaces with easier access and standardized programming tools.        ... Read more...
T-Mobile sure isn’t wasting any time: The G1 has only officially been available in stores for just a few hours, and the company is already talking about an update, albeit a small one.Users who purchased via pre-sale should start seeing a notification alerting you to the availability of the over-the-air update tomorrow, with other users getting it around the 31st. People who receive their device after these dates should get it within 2-3 days of activating their phones, and new phones will come preloaded with the update. If you’re one of the unlucky soles who doesn’t get it right away, T-Mobile recommends waiting a bit longer or checking your software version to see if you got it (the new version... Read more...
Though you might not go there as often yet, you soon will.  It's a random sort of babble that sounds mysteriously entertaining at first and then sucks you in like some cheesy sit-com.  What am I speaking of you say? Why the HH Blog Roll of course!  In our recent submissions we discuss things like the new HH Twitter and Facebook pages, that you should all either become a "fan" of or "follow" almost immediately, if not sooner.    And then of course Marco steps up in his RTG with a fleeting glimpse of a new keyboard that just might get you all jazzed - or not, depending on your personal preference.   HotHardware's Tweets (left) and The HH Facebook Page... Read more...
Whoah there. That would be news. Santa Clara-based NVIDIA, makers of graphics processors that are near and dear to the heart of computer gamers everywhere, has been making quite a bit of news lately -- most of it bad. On the plus side, they were rumored to be working on a deal with Apple to supply a custom platform using Intel processors. But as we told you here earlier, they've also been stung by a $200 million charge to replace laptop chips that were damaged by packaging material. Now Digitimes is reporting that NVIDIA is planning to stop making chipsets altogether, and concentrate solely on their GPU business. The loss of its chipset business is expected to have a significant impact on Nvidia's... Read more...
In a business update call earlier this month, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang went on record detailing the impact of certain NVIDIA notebook GPU failures that have been reported and the one time charge the company would have to take against the cost of revenue for Q2 of this year.  The blank check was estimated at the time to be in the range of $100 - $150 million for coverage of anticipated warranty, repair and replacement costs of failed product with major notebook manufacturers.  As a result, as we reported, NVIDIA's stock tumbled hard on Wall Street to the extent that some analysts were calling it a buy opportunity. Further, NVIDIA's Huang noted on the call, "This... Read more...
The much-anticipated PS3 Firmware 2.40 - has gone live, as promised, just as July 2nd rolled around.  The update includes: XMB access in-game Trophy Support (the PS3's answer to the Xbox 360's achievements) Expanded Gamer Profiles Of course, the big question is: why are you still reading this?  Start downloading.... Read more...
In the super-fast world of the Internet, if a story breaks, you can expect the Wikipedia entry for that subject to be updated faster than you can blink. In the case of Tim Russert's sad death on June 13th, NBC contacted other networks and media outlets in an attempt to hold back the news long enough to notify his family vacationing in Italy. Before they knew it, however, it was already updated on Wikipedia.On Wikipedia, Mr. Russert’s page was updated at 3:01 p.m. — adding the date of death and turning present-tense verbs into the past tense almost 40 minutes before the NBC announcement. The entry was particularly influential since many journalists had heard of Mr. Russert’s becoming stricken,... Read more...
Last week Microsoft had to delay the rollout of Windows XP SP3, and halt automatic distribution of Windows Vista SP1, because of incompatibility issues with Microsoft Dynamic Retail Management System (RMS).  Tuesday Microsoft announced that both Service Packs were again available via Windows Update.The software maker on Tuesday said it is releasing XP Service Pack 3 for Web downloads, and resuming automatic updates to Vista Service Pack 1, after developing a filter that will prevent machines running Dynamics RMS from getting either update.The filter is not a fix for the incompatibility, though Microsoft said it is working on that as well."A fix for this issue is currently in testing at Microsoft... Read more...
Rumored since last week, and revealed by the typical Apple Store outage, updated iMacs are here. Same prices, better specs.And what are those better specs?Packing dual-core performance into the convenience of a striking all-in-one design, the new iMac includes faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors across the line; a 1066 MHz front-side bus; up to 4GB of 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory; and a widescreen flat-panel display supporting millions of colors. For the first time, the 24-inch iMac features an optional NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB of video memory, to deliver up to two times standard performance for graphic intensive applications*. Providing the latest in high-performance connectivity options... Read more...
In anticipation of Intel-based Mac owners updating their Boot Camp partitions to Microsoft’s Windows XP SP3, which will officially be released on April 29, Apple yesterday made available for download update 2.1 of its Boot Camp utility. Apple claims that the 2.1 update must be installed before installing SP3: “This update addresses issues and improves compatibility with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista running on a Mac computer using Boot Camp. It is highly recommended for all Boot Camp users. Important: Installation of Boot Camp 2.1 is required before installing Windows XP ServicePack 3 (SP3).” Versions of the Boot Camp 2.1 update for 32-bit and 64-bit Vista were also available... Read more...
Wednesday, in a post on the Windows Vista Team Blog, Microsoft announced that they had begun automatic distribution of Windows Vista SP1. What this means if that if you have Windows Updates set to automatically download and install on your PC, Windows Update will automatically download SP1 to your PC, after which a few clicks (for the EULA, naturally) will be required for the install to begin.Today, we're happy to announce that we are beginning automatic distribution of SP1 in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. So what does this mean? Over the next few months Microsoft will automatically distribute Windows Vista SP1 to PCs that have automatic updates turned on (Learn how to turn... Read more...
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