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Install the Windows Phone 7 NoDo update regardless of your carrier

Some of you who own Windows Phone 7 devices are still waiting for your pre-NoDo preparation update -- never mind NoDo itself. A few workarounds have been posted, but unfortunately they didn't work unless your carrier had completed testing and was ready to schedule the update. Now, however, the Chevron WP7 team's Chris Walshie has delivered a handy little utility that will allow you to update an...

Skype for Mac updates to 5.1 with active speaker focus

Skype for Mac got an update yesterday bringing it to version 5.1. The recommended upgrade allows for easier group calling thanks to the ability to focus in on active speakers within a conference call. You can now dial recently called numbers direct from the dial pad too, which should speed up calls to frequently used numbers or contacts. A call quality feedback mechanism has also been added that c...

Apple TV 4.2.1 update addresses flickering and sound issues

Apple has quietly pushed out an update for its second-generation Apple TV running iOS. The Apple TV 4.2.1 update addresses a couple of incredibly annoying bugs, which we've personally suffered from, including a flickering picture and a lack of audio when switching through sources on some TVs and AV receivers. The update should also cure the problem of the Apple TV sleeping with the fishes and fail...

Windows Phone 7 "NoDo" update now available, adds copy/paste and more

The much-anticipated and repeatedly delayed Windows Phone 7 "NoDo" update has finally been released by Microsoft. A number of ROMs for various devices had already been leaked to the Internet, so it's thought that Microsoft may have stepped in to stem the tide of unofficial updating. So what all does NoDo bring to WP7 phones? First and foremost, copy and paste functionality has been added -- ...

Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update temporarily on hold

If there's anything Windows Phone 7 doesn't need, it's yet another botched update. And as much as the company would like to push the NoDo update, which will add copy and paste functionality to WP7 phones, it has been temporarily put on hold. In an official blog post, Microsoft's Eric Hautala explains that while the February pre-update was largely a success, the failures were a great source of c...

Flipboard gains Instagram support, social search, and gets much faster

Flipboard has just updated its social-feed reading iPad app to version 1.2. This new version adds a performance boost and bug-fixes, with the highlight being Instagram integration. Instagram integration Taking advantage of the recent API access Instagram made available, the Flipboard team have enabled users to browse through the plethora of user-made photos in a digital representation of a...

Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for HTC HD7 makes unofficial debut

Got an HTC HD7 and an adventurous streak? If so, you can grab a ROM and flash your way into the ranks of early adopters of the Windows Phone 7 NoDo update. This, of course, is the update people were actually waiting for, since it adds copy and paste functionality to WP7. The ROM has been shared at XDA, and is intended for the European HTC HD7. Users in other regions aren't totally out of luck, ...

Chrome OS R10 update fixes touchpad issues, 3G modem activation and Wi-Fi

Yesterday, Google rolled out an update for Chrome OS, its browser-based operating system. Bringing Chrome 10 to Chrome OS, plus a quite a few fixes and tweaks, the biggest change is an update to the trackpad for the Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook. The trackpad now gains sensitivity and control settings, which according to Engadget, make a huge difference to its usability. Other highlights include: ...

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread comes to Nexus One with WebM, disables Facebook contact sync

Google has pushed another minor update to its tandem of Android flagship phones, the Nexus One and Nexus S. Apart from officially rolling out Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the Nexus One nearly two months after it was released, the update also brings with it support for Google's WebM video container. Changes in Android 2.3.3 also include fixes for a random reboot issue on the Nexus S and addit...

webOS 2.1 arrives on original Palm Pre, unofficially

HP caused a veritable maelstrom recently when it announced that owners of the Palm Pre, Pre Plus, and Pixi wouldn't be getting an upgrade to webOS 2. The company then dangled an olive branch, saying that it would "do something" for those users, but never specified what that something might be. PreCentral, however, has been tracking interesting results from HP's update checker recently and noti...

First Windows Phone 7 update results in bricked Samsung phones

We didn't expect Microsoft's first global update for Windows Phone 7 go off without a snag, but several owners of Samsung WP7 devices are really regretting pushing the update button yesterday. The update has reportedly had trouble with the Omnia 7, resulting in bricked handsets or an updater which locks up before it completes. Microsoft is aware of the issues, and is currently working to resolve ...

First Windows Phone 7 update updates update mechanism, no copy paste

If you've been waiting patiently for your Windows Phone 7 device to get copy and paste support, bad news: you're still going to be waiting after you install the update Microsoft is pushing today. The first Windows Phone 7 update brings changes which will pave the way for future updates -- by improving the way the operating system handles updates. And don't forget, for now you need the Zune des...

Windows 7 SP1 download links go live for TechNet, MSDN users

Windows 7 SP1 download links are now live for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, so head to your downloads page and grab the updated ISOs. Public availability will follow on February 22nd, and end users will be able to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 via Windows Update or download an installer. As we've said before, SP1 won't bring many (if any) visible changes to the average user. In addition to r...

Internet Explorer 9 RC will auto-update to IE9 final

Sometimes testing pre-release software leads to a bit of a headache down the road. Before you install the final release of some apps, they require you to uninstall the previous version, reboot, and then launch the finalized installer. That won't be the case with Internet Explorer 9, which should come as welcome news to the millions who downloaded Microsoft's latest browser. When Internet Explorer...

Windows 7 SP1, Server 2008 R2 SP1 available February 22

The Windows Team blog has finally given us a concrete release date for Windows 7 SP1. On February 22, the service pack will be available to the general public for download via Windows Update or directly from the Microsoft website. The client (Windows 7) update is being released in tandem with its server counterpart, so administrators will be able to grab Server 2008 R2 SP1 on the 22nd as well....