Nikon released a firmware update for the P7000 yesterday, fixing many of the problems that came up in the review. Most importantly, the image recording time has improved, and lens control has been optimized.
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Roku has released firmware update 2.9 which includes 1080p support in their XR devices. There are a few other bug fixes in the release including Hulu optimization for all devices. You can download it manually (“To do so please select “Settings” option from the homepage, then navigate to “Player Info” and finally choose “Check For Updates”. Your box will then prompt you with the… → Read More
In a recent updated to the Playstation blog, Sony released some news about the latest firmware update coming to the PS3 and PSP system. Luckily, Sony was kind enough to include some information about exactly what changes will be coming out in the next update. → Read More
Amazon announced some major changes to their Kindle e-book reader today. Specifically, it stated that they’ve worked out a way to increase battery life by 85%. That means that the new firmware update will allow you to leave your Kindle on (with the wifi active) for about 7 days before you need to recharge. Additionally, the Kindle will now support Adobe’s PDF format natively. Previously, you had… → Read More
It’s looking like the latest version HTC Hero firmware will be coming out tomorrow for user in the US. How do we know? Well, the company has released an update specific to the nordic countries today, and has warned users in other countries not to use that version, as it’s missing some bits that will be needed. → Read More
Welcome to the world of the future! In the future your iPhone will be able to tell you where you are and then adapt to those locations, turning things on and off (ringer, etc.), changing wallpaper (from Megan Fox to cute kittens in church), and from earth to space when you go on an intergalactic trip to free the citizens of Mars from the evil Cohaagen. Perhaps you ringtone could change to this?… → Read More
There’s a long thread at Apple’s discussion board about sporadic Wi-Fi failures under iPhone 3.0. It seems that the Wi-Fi eventually poops out, resulting in no Wi-Fi connectivity even inches from the router. The only fix seems to be turning off push email.
Essentially, WiFi works fine after the phone has been freshly booted (i.e. right after a restart) – however, once it has put itself into… → Read More
Reader Andrew noticed an interesting happenstance when he stopped by his local coffee shop with his 3.0 enabled iPhone. He writes:
When at work my phone picks up the wifi of the coffee shop next door. That network is open but you have to accept a web certificate and put in a password on a login re-direct page every time you connect to the network.
This can be annoying when your phone… → Read More
New firmware time, shutterbugs! It’s a big firmware for the 50D and addresses the vertical banding issues that have plagued the otherwise fantastic digicam. Plus, the new firmware updates all three cameras so they will support the AF assist beam feature of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released sometime this month.
Six years ago, news of a new Xecutuer BIOS would have had me counting down the hours till school let out, at which point I’d go home and flash my X2 Pro with Team Xecuter’s latest handiwork. (That particular Xbox has since been moved around so much in various moves that the X2 Pro has been disconnected, thus ending the fun.) But now, the iXtreme hacked firmware for the Xbox 360? I couldn’t even… → Read More
There is a slight chance that MacRumors stumbled across the first evidence of Apple’s next iPhone. It boils down to a previously unused product code – iPhone2,1 – which suddenly made an appearance in firmware 2.2.1. The current generation iPhone is notated with the product code, iPhone1,2 so they might be onto something. Plus, iPods have seen similar product code increases as new models were… → Read More
There is a slight chance that MacRumors stumbled across the first evidence of Apple’s next iPhone. It boils down to a previously unused product code – iPhone2,1 – which suddenly made an appearance in firmware 2.1.1. The current generation iPhone is notated with the product code, iPhone1,2 so they might be onto something. Plus, iPods have seen similar product code increases as new… → Read More
Calling all PS3 owners. When you get home from your mind numbing cubical job, hop on your PS3 and download the 140MB 2.60 firmware. It should add DivX 3.11 support, along with some new Photo Gallery app that will surely make you feel better after a long day of working for the man. Video demo of the latest firmware after the jump. → Read More
Apple sent out new firmware yesterday that was suppose to fix a few items in the latest MacBook Pro. Early reports indicate that it doesn’t seem to fix the RAM issues though. James Kendrick, from jkOnTheRun, is indicating that his system still freezes and locks up with 4GB of RAM installed. Anyone else experiencing the same? → Read More
It took a while, but the full-screen Flash 2.53 PS3 firmware is available for your updating. So yeah, now, after the long holiday weekend, you can watch YouTube videos full screen on you TV. Exciting. Available via System Update. → Read More
Remember your Apple TV? That thing next to the TiVo? It’s ready for its upgrade. The improvements are very minor but it now supports third-party remote control learning and AirTunes streaming to other audio outputs including Airport Express speakers as well as other Apple TVs. You should be able to download the new firmware in Settings. → Read More
While a significant chunk of G1 owners still await the RC29 update that started rolling out a few days ago, Google has already queued up another one. While people generally welcome updates with open arms, this ones got a few folks upset. Last week, an eagle-eyed tinkerer realized that you could gain root access to the G1 by using telnetd, essentially “jailbreaking” it. Now, this… → Read More
The PS3 firmware just got a teeny-tiny bump that improves the playback quality of some PS3 format software and also fixing a bug concerning text entry via the on-screen keyboard, USB keyboard, or Bluetooth keyboard. Notice a difference yet? → Read More
When the developer world first got glimpse of the iPhone 2.2 firmware back in late September, many were surprised to find out that nothing had been done to try and block users from jailbreaking (that is, hacking the handset to allow third party applications and modifications not approved by Apple). Nearly a month later, a second beta release of the firmware is in the hands of developers, and the… → Read More
Once word got out that the iPhone firmware 2.2 had been seeded to developers, the rumors mills started churning at maximum power. While speculation has been rampant, a source of ours stopped by to verify a few of the recently leaked features. Though we’re still waiting on one bit, we can positively confirm that Google Street View and application rating upon deletion are currently built into… → Read More
The Homebrew Channel, which broke when Nintendo upgraded on October 23, is working again and has improved memory card support and SDHC support built in. I haven’t been following the soft Wii hacks recently – my unit is chipped – but it’s nice to know the bad/good guys are one step ahead of Mario when it comes to firmware security. You can download the firmware here and then… → Read More
Like an iceberg, there’s more to the recent 2.50 firmware update for the PS3 than we initially saw. Like how you can now input a Divx VOD Registration Code, which you’ll need if you ever want to watch certain upcoming video-on-demand movies. Other odds and ends include mosquito noise reduction, chrome upsampling and 50Hz video output. Sorta makes you pine for simpler times, U R NOT E… → Read More
So says the official PlayStation Twitter thing. Firmware v2.5 brings Bluetooth support, auto shutoff after downloads have completed, Flash 9 support and other goodies that we reported on yesterday. Fire up those BBQ grills! No word on firmware v5.0 for the PSP though. Just got the message on my PSP to update the firmware. Sweet. → Read More
Over the weekend, Instinct owners discovered they had a new patch awaiting them courtesy of Sprint and Samsung. Anxiously awaiting the patch that will bring keyboard support to Java applications on the Instinct? This isn’t it. It does, however, give the browser a bit of much needed love. According to the patch notes (available after the jump), this release (BH29 – catchy name, right?)… → Read More
For those of you who don’t care for the stock interface or firmware on your digital music player, there’s the Rockbox firmware, which works on many Archos, iRiver, iPod, iAudio, Gigabeat, and Sansa devices. The firmware features extended codec support (OGG, Flac, etc.) plus enhanced audio magic, MPEG video support, tagging, plug-ins, playlist creation, games, and more (see the full feature… → Read More
It took a few days after the iPhone-dev team managed to tear the iPhone 2.1 update open for them to make the port, but Windows users are now free to get in on the 2.1 jailbreak good times. If you’ve yet to use QuickPwn, prepare to be amazed. As long as nothing goes awry during the process, QuickPwn doesn’t require any reflashing of the firmware be it that you’re already running… → Read More
Instructions for Use: iPod Touch firmware comes out. It is jailbroken immediately. Rinse. Repeat. via Eng → Read More