xbox one
Microsoft's Next Xbox One System Update to Fix Audio Static, Add 50Hz Blu-ray Output and More

Microsoft's public relations cyborg "Major" Nelson has published a list of forthcoming changes that Xbox One users will see, revealing that an update to the controller firmware will "reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity" -- and 50Hz Blu-ray support for material recorded that way will come too. Read More >>

apple
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. Read More >>

gaming
Sony Fixing PS3s Bricked by Recent Firmware Update on June 27th

The handful of PS3s that were rendered unusable by a dodgy official firmware upgrade should be functional again by the end of the week, thanks to a reworked software upgrade Sony will have ready for launch in a few days. The pulled 4.45 firmware crippled some PS3s by removing the XMB system interface. You'll soon be happy again if it bonked yours. [Sony via Techradar] Read More >>

microsoft surface
Microsoft Just Committed to Supporting the...

Microsoft just commited to supporting the Surface and Windows RT for at least four years. Long live the firmware updates! [ZDNet] Read More >>

gaming
Early Adopters Suffer as Day One Wii U Update Bricks Consoles

A large, essential patch for Nintendo's just-launched Wii U console is causing some stress for US buyers of the new games machine, with reports claiming the firmware update is "bricking" machines if the process is interrupted. Read More >>

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Virgin Media Downloads Broken? Users Complain About Corruptions After Superhub Upgrade

Virgin has recently released an update for the firmware that powers its Superhub modem, with several users reporting new problems with downloads as a result. Are these the usual teething problems, or some wider issue breaking the internet of the nation? Read More >>

apple
Apple's Fancy "Power Nap" Lives, Sort Of

Apple's answer to Intel's new ultrabook asleep-but-still-updating "Smart Connect" thing, Power Nap, which allows your computer to wake up and pull down your email, update software and things, is now available as a firmware update for those already running Mountain Lion. Read More >>

android
Fans Happy to Pay for CyanogenMod's New Servers

Android favourite CyanogenMod, which brings exciting new versions of Android to phones either abandoned or not yet updated by their makers while also throwing more features into the mix, has acquired two new "Xeon-class boxes with lots of RAM" thanks to a public fundraising appeal. Read More >>

microsoft
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 network—with only three exceptions. Read More >>

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