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Dash Express gets wireless over-the-air updates

Posted in Dash Navigation by Shane McGlaun on July 1st, 2008

Dash ExpressGPS devices are very nice for getting around areas you aren’t familiar with and many users find units with special features like real-time traffic very useful in daily commutes. One of the GPS devices with the most features is the Dash Express, which we have talked about before.

Dash announced this week that it has become the first GPS manufacturer to offer updates over-the-air for its GPS device. The Dash Express can grab updates via Wi-Fi without the user having to do anything but turn the unit on. In addition to adding the wireless updates, the June08 update adds more features.

OTA Gingerbread 2.3 update available for Droid X

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2011

Android 2.3 for Droid X owners arrived earlier this week, but of course it required a tethered, manual install. That changes today as the update is available over the air, completely cable-free.

We first saw 2.3 show up in March and you can now enjoy speedy navigation, a customizable dock, and an overhauled camera app. Now you are cooking some Gingerbread.

Verizon pushes out HTC Thunderbolt update

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2011

Verizon has finally released the long-awaited over-the-air software update for the popular HTC Thunderbolt. Right now the update needs to be downloaded manually and it brings with it several important fixes that users will appreciate. There’s a fix for data problems when accessing Verizon’s 3G network and it will also stabilize the performance of data-heavy apps.

GPS updates are said to be faster when using Google Maps and VZ Navigator with the update. Also, SMS and MMS messages will be stored properly and location information in the Weather Widget will now display accurate information.

Motorola Xoom WiFi getting Android 3.1 update in the ‘next several weeks’

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2011

Itching to get Android 3.1 on your WiFi Xoom? Well, we have some good news. Google said yesterday that the new limited edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be getting updated to Android 3.1 in the next couple of weeks, and it looks like it will be the same with the WiFi-only Xoom.

Motorola has announced that it will get the update “within the next several weeks.” That’s good news right? They also said that the Verizon 3G Xoom is rolling out over the air this week as well. This is definitely good to hear.

LG GT540 Optimus gets Android 2.1 Eclair update

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on November 12th, 2010

If you’re an LG GT540 Optimus owner and feel bad because it does not yet run on the Android 2.1 Eclair operating system, then relax. The Android 2.1 update is finally here. No, it isn’t Froyo (Android 2.2), but at least it’s better than Android 1.6, right?

This update will provide support for multiple accounts, a Quick Contacts interface, HTML5 support, Microsoft Exchange support, Live Wallpapers and Bluetooth 2.1. You will be able to download the update file here or just wait until LG rolls out over-the-air firmware changes.

T-Mobile G2 OTA update brings Wi-Fi and Hotspot creation

Posted in T-Mobile by Conner Flynn on October 12th, 2010

T-Mobile G2 owners could not have been happy about the recent loose hinge and missing storage issues, but we have some good news that might ease their pain. T-Mobile has just released an over-the-air update for the phone, offering features like Wi-Fi Calling, mobile hotspot creation and also some performance tweaks.

You can expect the rollout to be done in stages. Now we can only hope that those hardware issues will also be addressed.

Samsung set to issue Android 2.1 update for Galaxy Spica i5700

Posted in Samsung by Shane McGlaun on March 17th, 2010

Samsung outed the Galaxy i5700 late last year and it was a nice handset for many people. Samsung has announced that it is set to issue an update to owners of the device that will bring it to a newer version of Android and add features.

The update will bring the Galaxy to Android 2.1 and add new features. The new update won’t come over the air as most Android updates do for the i5700. The user will have to install the Samsung PC Studio 7 software that came with the phone or download the software from the Samsung website.

Sonos adds new features and free music with 2.6 update

Posted in Sonos by Shane McGlaun on August 6th, 2008

Sonos ZP120Getting music to all the rooms of your home can be an expensive task, especially if you have to run wires. Sonos has been selling network multi-room music systems for a while now that can stream tunes wirelessly to speakers in any room of your home. Yesterday, Sonos announced a pair of new wireless music systems and it has announced a software update.

The Sonos 2.6 update is available free to all Sonos customers. To entice users to install the new software update Sonos is offering free music worth $200 to those apply the free upgrade or register a new Sonos system. New features with the update include support for SonosNet 2.0 and MIMO, support for larger music collections on NAS or PCs, and support for Mac Leopard OS.

Alienware updates and re-launches Area-51 ALX desktop

Posted in Alienware by Shane McGlaun on May 23rd, 2008

Alienware Area-51 ALX DesktopWhen it comes to Alienware one of the first things that always jumps to my mind are seriously expensive computers. For the computer gamers out there that just don’t want to bother with building their own gaming rigs, Alienware has been a popular alternative—so long as the budget allows.

We took a look at the ALX desktop in March when it was first offered with quad graphics. Alienware announced today that it has updated its Area-51 ALX desktop and was re-launching the line. The centerpiece of the updated rig is the availability of the industry’s first overclocked Intel QX9770 running stable at 4GHz available direct from the maker.

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Sony updates mylo handheld Internet device

Posted in CES 2008,Internet Appliances,Sony by Nino Marchetti on January 11th, 2008

sony-myloupdated.jpg[NOTE: With CES now over, we are winding down our CES coverage. Expect to see a trickle of stories on trade show announcements next week, but also expect we will be focused on MacWorld and anything else that comes our way. Thanks to everyone who has visited and linked to us - we enjoyed providing you indepth coverage of new product releases.]

Sony seems to have found enough success with its mylo Internet device to have unleashed at CES this week a new generation of the product. The updated Sony mylo goes on sale this month for around $300.

The Sony COM-2 mylo communicator, as it is being called, comes in black or white body colors and has a backlit, slide out QWERTY keyboard. Like its predecessor it lets you connect to open wireless hotspots to instant message with your buddies. You can also use it to view Web videos, take pictures and post them directly to a variety of sites, use widgets to do various online functions, play games and enjoy various media formats.

Get more details on the new Sony mylo after the jump.

Panasonic updates popular home theater projector

Posted in Panasonic,Projectors by Nino Marchetti on September 6th, 2007

Panasonic PT-AX200UPanasonic today unveiled at the CEDIA event a new LCD home theater projector with has dedicated cinema and gaming modes. The PT-AX200U, which updates the popular PT-AX100U, should be available in October.

The Panasonic PT-AX200U’s gaming mode, said Panasonic, reportedly improves signal processing for 1/3 response time and also tunes picture quality so more image details appear in very dark or over-saturated areas that are prevalent in many games. The projector’s cinema mode offers features like an advanced sharpness control, high end color filter and better color correction.

Safari for Windows Sees Over 1 Million Downloads

Posted in Apple,News,Safari by Chris Weber on June 15th, 2007

Safari for Windows has over 1 million downloads in first 48 hoursIt looks like our estimate of thousands of downloads of Apple’s Safari web browser for Windows was a little bit on the conservative side. Apple has confirmed that there was over 1 million downloads of the browser withing 48 hours of its release last Monday. While this may sound impressive for most companies this product has a lot to live up to, even in cross-over world of PC’s since it’s iTunes sibling has had over 500 million downloads for use on Windows machines.

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HTC Evo Shift 4G to get Android 2.3 on June 20

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Sprint has announced that the HTC Evo Shift 4G will get an over-the-air update to Android 2.3 on Monday, June 20. The notification will be sent out in stages, or you can manually download the update beginning today if you like. When the installation process is started, the phone’s functionality will be temporarily disabled, so don’t worry.

The update brings SWYPE text entry capabilities, improved download management in the Downloads and allows the handset to stream media through applications that weren’t able to before. So these are some nice new features you can look forward to.

Logitech Revue With Google TV To Get Android 3.1 Honeycomb and Android Market

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2011

Logitech has announced that the Revue Google TV box will get the Android Market and Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) OS this summer. Awesome news! It means very good things for the Google TV platform.

Developers will be able to develop apps for tablets and Google TV using the same SDK. You won’t have to do a thing to get the update. All Logitech Revue Google TV boxes will automatically get the update over-the-air when it becomes available this summer.

Facebook and Video Chat Apps Coming to BlackBerry PlayBook

Posted in Facebook by Conner Flynn on May 2nd, 2011

Playbook users have some new toys to play with. Rim has officially announced that a dedicated Facebook app for the BlackBerry Playbook is on the way. The app has been optimized for the PlayBook’s 7″ display and will let users view and add friends using the grid view of profile pictures. You can also view profiles with photos and videos, Facebook chat, view and interact with the news feeds, and of course tell the world about your Likes and Comments.

You can also upload photos directly from the PlayBook to Facebook. Book to Book as it were. It sounds like one of the best Facebook app choices available yet. BlackBerry has also announced a Video Chat for the BlackBerry Playbook app, with support for One-Click Video and Voice over WiFi Calls, Incoming Call Notifications, a picture in picture function and a friends list. Both apps will be available tomorrow May 3rd as an over-the-air update. They sound great.

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