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Nokia Lumia 900 update fixes purple screen hue

Nokia Lumia 900 update fixes purple screen hue

Nokia has released a firmware update for its flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 900. The update will bring some new enhancements as well as fix a few bugs, such as a problem with the screen turning a purple hue in low light conditions. The company says that the update is in response to feedback it has received since the device launched a few months back and that it intends to roll out new updates and surprises in the near future.

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Nintendo 3DS firmware update goes live, allows game patching

Nintendo 3DS firmware update goes live, allows game patching

An important firmware update has just been pushed out to Nintendo 3DS owners. In addition to adding a new folder-structure feature to allow users to organize their downloaded apps and games, it changes a fundamental piece of the 3DS software architecture, making it possible for Nintendo to release patches for specific games in the future, something that should have probably been available from day one.

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Sony yanks Vita firmware update after release

Sony yanks Vita firmware update after release

Sony has cited technical faults after pulling a recently released Playstation Vita update. The new firmware, version 1.65, was announced earlier this week, and Sony pushed it out to Vita devices shortly thereafter. However, anyone attempting to find the update now will be told there are no updates available. It's odd considering this wasn't a major update by any means.

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Sony PlayStation Vita firmware 1.65 incoming

Sony PlayStation Vita firmware 1.65 incoming

Sony has just announced that it will be pushing the latest firmware for its newest handheld system any day now, bringing with it a handful of minor tweaks and improvements for system optimization. This is the first minor update for the Vita since it launched in the US last year, but of course it has received major updates in between the time it launched and Japan and when it came here to the states.

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Sony rolls out PS Vita update ahead of Wednesday’s launch

Sony rolls out PS Vita update ahead of Wednesday’s launch

A few lucky people have already managed to get their hands on a PlayStation Vita, including us here at SlashGear, a handful of contest winners, people who work in the industry, etc. But the device doesn't officially go on sale in the US until Wednesday, and in preparation for that Sony has made a bunch of last-minute tweaks to the Vita's operating system so all the early adopters can take full advantage of what the device has to offer.

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Apple updates AirPort Utility, Time Capsule firmware, AirPort Base Station

Apple updates AirPort Utility, Time Capsule firmware, AirPort Base Station

Several updates to software surrounding AirPort and Time Capsule have been sent out by Apple today, each of them coming to users through Software Update. The first update is to 802.11n AirPort Express, 802.11n AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models - in it, users get an issue fixed for wireless performance amongst other smaller issues. The other update is for AirPort Utility 6.0 for Mac OS X Lion, it being an update for you to more effectively manage your Wifi network and AirPort base stations galore.

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iPhone 4 Siri port made legally possible by Apple with iOS 5.0.1 update today

iPhone 4 Siri port made legally possible by Apple with iOS 5.0.1 update today

Earlier today we reported that Apple's iOS 5.0.1 update today was the first iPhone 4S firmware build that’s both official and has an accessible encryption key for its main file system, thus meaning that browsing the device’s main file system with your PC is now possible. From a later tweet by iOS hacker @MuscleNerd, it seems that Apple has made a Siri port legally possible with today’s iOS 5.0.1 update by offering open access to system files that were previously encrypted.

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Major Panasonic Lumix LX5 Firmware Update Coming Soon

Major Panasonic Lumix LX5 Firmware Update Coming Soon

If you're part of the mobile world, especially if you're dealing with something like Android, you know that any update, no matter how insignificant, to your hardware can get pretty exciting. Imagine the excitement then that owners of the Panasonic Lumix LX5 are feeling when they hear their fabulous camera is about to be upgraded with a sweet, sweet firmware upgrade. Panasonic has announced that the Lumix DMC-LX5 will be getting a firmware update on September 13, 2011, one that will optimize the camera's performance and will bump the image quality of the photos and video the camera can capture.

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Third Windows Phone update coming May 3 2011

Third Windows Phone update coming May 3 2011

Microsoft's third Windows Phone update is due to be released on May 3 2011, addressing a recently discovered security issue that could see users of WP7 handsets open to phishing attacks or content spoofing. The update, a source with inside information told SlashGear, is described as a security certificate fix, closing a loophole around compromised third-party certificates issued by Comodo.

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