Kindle Receives 2.5 Update For Twitter and Facebook Support

The 2.5 update for Kindles, first let from the starting post late-May, has now been released onto the track for all keen book-jockeys out there. It includes Facebook and Twitter support for sending out a few lines of the book you're reading, password protection, PDF pan and zoom but a few new-and-improved organization… » 6/15/10 2:40am 6/15/10 2:40am

Seagate Firmware Fix Turned Barracudas into Paperweights

Seagate's SD1A firmware update, meant to fix problems with its Barracuda 7200.11 models, only managed to make things worse—bricking the drives of those who bothered to install it. They've pulled the update pending validation. » 1/21/09 1:00am 1/21/09 1:00am

New MacBooks Get Another Firmware Update To Fix Problems

Apple has released firmware updates (two apiece actually) for the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. As usual, "stability fixes" are the only details—but hopefully it fixes all the problems we've been seeing. Down with Beta Culture, but Hurray for Software updates. [Apple] » 12/10/08 6:15pm 12/10/08 6:15pm

Apple TV Firmware V.2.3 Update Gives Third-Party Remote Support,…

For all you Apple TV users out there, Apple's now released firmware version 2.3. The patch, downloadable through the media hub's built in updater, now lets users stream music from AirTunes to any speakers connected to an Airport Express or other Apple TVs in the house. You'll also get the ability to use third-party… » 11/20/08 3:00am 11/20/08 3:00am

Google Fixes Bug That Makes Android Do Your Every Typed Command

Google's fixed that one bug that had you trying to figure out synonyms for “reboot” in daily texting » 11/10/08 9:20pm 11/10/08 9:20pm, lest you actually cause your G1 to reboot. The bug, which causes Android to interpret every word as a command, actually got a cure in late October, but Google's only starting to roll it out to affected G1s now. Of…

Firmware Update 2.52 Hits PS3

Sony has released a minor update to firmware 2.5 on the Playstation 3 » 11/05/08 1:52am 11/05/08 1:52am, which should be showing up sometime tonight. No. 2.52 fixes a test entry issue that some titles had and improves the "playback quality of some PS3 format software." Users are already reporting that some things, like Trophies, are loading faster with…

Firmware Update 2.5 For PS3, 5.0 For PSP Now Up For Download

Ready to finally watch internet television on your PS3? Are you ever! Head over to the console's Network, where firmware update 2.5 has just been released for download. Besides Flash 9 support, the update will also let players take in-game screenshots, view thumbnails of video scenes, voice chat and choose between… » 10/15/08 12:14am 10/15/08 12:14am

iPhone 2.1 Firmware Review: It Fixes Everything We Can See

iPhone's 2.1 update last Friday was supposed to fix a whole dump truck-load of issues people have been having with the iPhone 3G. If the update did succeed in getting rid of dropped calls, improving battery life, dramatically speeding up backup times, improving application install speeds, more accurately… » 9/15/08 3:00pm 9/15/08 3:00pm

When Good Firmware Goes Bad... And Why You Should Wait To Update

"Firmware update" sounds like something you'd want. Something solid, yet fresh and new. But lately deciding to update is getting more complicated. The newest firmware is no longer just a nice downloadable present from a benevolent electronics overlord; on many devices, it has been buggy or downright dangerous to install. … » 8/06/08 1:00pm 8/06/08 1:00pm

Reports of PS3 2.42 Firmware Difficulties Surface

Another PS3 update, another round of complaints. It seems as if people on the official Playstation forums » 8/04/08 11:36am 8/04/08 11:36am are having issues with discs not reading, games locking up, and fans blowing out of control under the . We don't know if it's just uber-paranoid people who were burned by 2.40 or an actual problem that Sony will…

PlayStation 3 2.42 Update Now Available (Might Want to Wait Before…

The 2.42 firmware release for PS3 is now out, and you can go grab it now. You might want to wait until tomorrow morning to install it, however, since we all remember what happened with the 2.40 update. We recommend waiting until other people have canaried the situation out for you. As a side note, we really wish Sony… » 7/29/08 11:59pm 7/29/08 11:59pm

Sony Pulls PS3 2.40 Update To Fix Bricking Issues

Sony's just pulled the 2.40 PS3 firmware update due to reports of it bricking and causing various other problems. If you're unlucky enough to already have installed it and ran into issues, Kotaku has a few solutions up. If not, just hold off until the fixed release is available soon. UPDATE: Sony has issued an official … » 7/02/08 4:52pm 7/02/08 4:52pm