Exclusive First Footage: GoPro's Buttery Smooth High-Def Slow Motion

The baddest action camera on the block is about to get even better. We just got an exclusive look at the first GoPro camera to capture silky smooth 240fps slow motion in glorious high definition. We've got the very first footage from a GoPro Hero4 equipped with a hot new firmware update that will bring that and much… » 1/28/15 3:30pm 1/28/15 3:30pm

Fujfilm Stuffs The X-T1 With a Zillion New Features in Firmware Update

The thing about software is that it's...soft. Malleable! You can add neato things to it that make products better. Camera makers usually update a device's firmware with bug fixes and supposed "performance increases." Not so with the upcoming December update to Fujfilm's X-T1 mirrorless camera. It's replete with fancy… » 11/20/14 9:07am 11/20/14 9:07am

If your Surface Pro 2 has been underperforming in terms of battery life, go upgrade to the latest firmware release: it provides an almost 20 percent increase in longevity. Which is kinda crazy. » 11/04/13 5:53am 11/04/13 5:53am

Apple Offers 'Last Compatible Versions' of iOS Apps for Ageing Devices

With iOS 7 due to land tomorrow, Apple seems to have decided to look after users with ageing hardware, too. It now offers a 'last compatible version' of iOS apps if you attempt to download an app not supported by your current firmware. » 9/17/13 6:59am 9/17/13 6:59am

Your Hacked 5D Mark III Can Record RAW Video

DSLR video is great, having ushered in a new ecosystem of tools, workflows, and filmmakers. In the last couple of years, though, the image quality has stagnated while other, video-centric cameras like the Canon C300 or the Blackmagic Cinema Camera have proven superior. However, it turns out that hidden inside the … » 5/13/13 9:59am 5/13/13 9:59am

Apple’s Power Nap Is Now Available as a Firmware Update

Apple's Power Nap, which allows Macs to pull down email, calendar changes, software updates and whatever else from the internet while in standby, is now available as a firmware update for those running Mountain Lion. » 7/26/12 6:22am 7/26/12 6:22am

New Kindle Fire Update Unleashes Full-Screen Web Browsing

Amazon rolled out the second update to its Kindle Fire 6.2.2 firmware today. In addition to a few minor bug fixes and performance tweaks, this update grants Amazon's Silk browser access the Fire's entire seven-inch screen. It does also bork rooted devices like November's update did, so get ready to re-root if you… » 1/18/12 8:50pm 1/18/12 8:50pm

Microsoft Serves Up Some Mango to All Eligible Phones

A month after Windows Phone 7.5 began shipping, Microsoft announced today that it is now pushing the Mango update to every eligible phone worldwide, regardless of carrier—with only three exceptions. » 10/27/11 10:40pm 10/27/11 10:40pm

OS X Lion 10.7.1 Is Out

Apple just released OS X Lion 10.7.1, the first update to the operating system since Lion was released in July. The update clears up bugs with video playback in Safari, audio playback, and transferring settings to a new Mac. It also improves Wi-Fi connectivity. [BGR] » 8/16/11 5:10pm 8/16/11 5:10pm

OS X Lion Will Be Out July 14th

OS X Lion is basically done, and now it has a release date. 9to5mac is reporting that Lion will "ship" (App Store download!) on July 14th. It looks like the Macbook Air will also ship on the same day, but 9to5's sources weren't as certain on that front. » 7/01/11 4:21pm 7/01/11 4:21pm

You Might Need a Snow Leopard Disc to Do a Clean Install of Lion

OS X Lion's only available through the Mac App Store. But without a DeeVeeDee, how are obsessive nerds supposed to do a clean install? Reinstall Snow Leopaard [sic], says the latest purported Steve Jobs email. Potentially annoying, if true. [MacRumors] » 6/21/11 2:43pm 6/21/11 2:43pm

The iPhone 5 Rumor Roundup

The iOS and iPhone 5 rumors have been coming in at a whirlwind clip lately, and it can be a Sisyphean task trying to keep up with it all. So here's a quick roundup of everything that might have slipped under your radar. » 6/14/11 10:30am 6/14/11 10:30am

Apple Starts to Wind Down the "iPod" Brand

Apple's new iOS 5 software for iPhones, shipping this fall, has many additions, but appears to have one notable subtraction: The music app is no longer called "iPod" — it's just called "Music." There's a separate app for "Video," as on the iPad and iPod touch. » 6/08/11 4:44pm 6/08/11 4:44pm

Google Finally Fights Back Against Android Fragmentation

Openness has always been Android's beauty and its curse. Google's mobile operating system is available to any manufacturer that wants a slice, meaning you see it everywhere! It's also historically been a place for hardware specialists and carriers to flex their software muscles, leading to custom… » 3/31/11 9:30am 3/31/11 9:30am

The First Major WP7 Update Has Begun

I know, I know. You got all excited about the last WP7 update, only to find that it was actually more of a pre-update. This time, though, the real deal is coming your way: 'NoDo' has started rolling out, bringing with it copy and paste, faster app loading, and some other minor performance enhancements. Run! Go! Get to… » 3/22/11 4:01pm 3/22/11 4:01pm

How Much Faster Is iOS 4.3 GM Than iOS 4.2?

So just what kind of Safari speed improvements can you expect when iOS 4.3 rolls out? I think the word you're looking for is "moderate." Or maybe "incremental." Still, faster is faster, and this test over Wi-Fi shows that iOS 4.3 is a definite uptick. » 3/04/11 10:59am 3/04/11 10:59am

iPod Nano Update Gives Your Sleep/Wake Button Bonus Powers

The iPod Nano 1.1 firmware update has slipped out silently, letting you use the sleep/wake button to skip or pause your music. Pressing and holding the button will turn the Nano off now, as well, much like the iPhone and iPad's do. The biggest benefit? You won't have to be quite so dependent on that tiny touchscreen… » 2/23/11 11:33am 2/23/11 11:33am

Your First WP7 Update Isn't What You Think

If you're a Windows Phone 7 devotee, you may start seeing a software update notification in the coming days. But! Before you get your hopes up, know that WP7 still won't get its big copy and paste update for some time yet. Instead, Microsoft's tweaking the platform's infrastructure to get it ready for the big one,… » 2/21/11 12:48pm 2/21/11 12:48pm

Your First WP7 Update May Not Come Until March

Sorry, WP7 owners awaiting your promised copy and paste update with bated breath; you're gonna have to wait a little longer. According to Neowin, the first Windows Phone 7 update isn't going to hit until March 8th. The good news is, that's also when you should finally be able to find CDMA WP7 devices, if your breath… » 2/10/11 4:11pm 2/10/11 4:11pm