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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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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer To Get Android 3.1 Honeycomb OTA Next Week

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer To Get Android 3.1 Honeycomb OTA Next Week

We recently said that the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update would be coming to the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab A500 starting in June. Well, one of those tablets may be getting the update just a tad sooner. According to inside sources, the ASUS tablet update will be heading out over-the-air starting early next week.

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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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Boxee Box To Get May Firmware Update With iPad Support

Boxee Box To Get May Firmware Update With iPad Support

Boxee has just confirmed a May update for its Boxee Box that will include support for streaming content to iPads. Firmware updates for the device will follow every three months to bring more bug fixes and new enhancements to the service.

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Ricoh offers new firmware for GXR and GR Digital III cameras

Ricoh offers new firmware for GXR and GR Digital III cameras

Ricoh has been making digital cameras for a long time now and back in 2009 we talked about the companies GR Digital III camera that had just launched. Ricoh has now announced that it has launched a new firmware for that digital camera and for another of its digital cameras. The other camera getting new firmware is the GXR digital.

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Apple offers fix for Apple TV screen flicker

Apple offers fix for Apple TV screen flicker

Last week we learned that a fix for the screen flicker issue on Apple TV devices and some older HDTV sets was in the works at Cupertino. Apple has now offered up that fix and users can download it to their Apple TV as a new firmware update. The new firmware brings the Apple TV device to 4.2.1.

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SG Comics Presents: Updates Gone Wrong

SG Comics Presents: Updates Gone Wrong

Several devices are finally getting their updates for Android 2.2 Froyo that will be rolled out in batches over-the-air. But with all updates, there's always a chance of firmware issues wrecking your phone. So be sure to backup first. Sprint last week announced that they would be rolling out Froyo updates for the Samsung Epic 4G, but had to quickly halt the update as complaints arose over Epic 4G phones getting bricked after the new install. Other devices announced for firmware updates last week include the Samsung Captivate, Sanyo Zio, and the Samsung Omnia 7. Check out the full comic after the jump.

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Gingerbread 2.3.3 for Nexus One/Nexus S direct downloads discovered

Gingerbread 2.3.3 for Nexus One/Nexus S direct downloads discovered

Download links for Google's official Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread updates for the Nexus S and Nexus One have been unearthed, meaning owners of the two official handsets no longer have to wait until the OTA package is offered to them. xda-developers discovered the two downloads and wasted no time in confirming them as real.

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Windows Phone 7 update imminent (but no copy & paste)

Windows Phone 7 update imminent (but no copy & paste)

Microsoft has confirmed that a new software update for Windows Phone 7 smartphones is heading out the virtual door today, though it's won't bring the copy & paste functionality users are eagerly waiting for. Instead, the update will be a minor one, containing bugfixes and paving the way for future OTA firmware releases.

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