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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 --...

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...

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...

Windows Phone 7 update to bring Twitter and SkyDrive integration, webOS style multitasking

The way webOS handles task switching -- via its card interface -- is one of my favorite features of Palm/HP's mobile OS. Microsoft seems to like it, too, at least that's what we assume since the Windows Phone 7 multitasking update will bring a very similar experience. In the image above, you can see a zoomed-out display of all currently running apps, which you'll be able to flick through and tap...

Windows 7 SP1 download due today, says Microsoft Technet post

We reported earlier that the release of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 could be coming soon. Its impending arrival seemed to be heralded by the availability of a prerequisite installer update delivered recently via Windows Update. Now, however, there's an indication that we could be just hours away from being able to download Windows 7 SP1. A Microsoft Technet blog -- albeit a Russian one we've had...

Windows 7 SP1 RTM download coming soon?

Over at WinRumors, Tom Warren postulates that the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 download will be arriving soon. In addition to the general availability of an SP1 blocker tool since November, Warren notes that a patch delivered Tuesday updates the installation software in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The knowledgebase article states "The installation software is the component that handles the...

Windows Phone 7 January update bringing copy-and-paste, additional minor improvements

While it doesn't sound as though everything rumored to be rolled into the first Windows Phone 7 update, there will be a number of enhancements delivered this month. CEO Steve Ballmer didn't get too specific during his keynote at CES 2011, saying only "Microsoft will release a series of Windows Phone 7 updates over the next few months, including adding the copy-and-paste feature and improving the...

Kindle for Android updated with integrated store, zoom, move to SD and more

Our good friends over at Engadget report that a new version of Kindle for Android is now out. Here's what's new: The volume buttons can now be used to turn pages. This isn't touted as a major change, but it's actually very handy. There's an in-app store just like on the 'real' Kindle. It's very mobile friendly, and offers books and subscriptions for newspapers and magazines. Just what you'd...

Future Ubuntu bumps could be a daily occurrence

We're getting used to software developers releasing early and iterating often. Web browsers are perhaps the best example, with Google, Mozilla, and Opera dropping bleeding-edge snapshots like so many quarters into a one-armed bandit. Operating systems, however, are another story. Canonical is looking to change that, and frontman Mark Shuttleworth thinks that you may see Ubuntu pushing things...

Mozilla puts Firefox auto-updates temporarily on hold due to crash issue

Following a spate of reports from users, Mozilla has temporarily suspended updates to Firefox 3.6.8 and 3.5.11. Mozilla's Mike Shaver told InfoWorld, "We've limited updates to Firefox 3.6.9 and Firefox 3.5.12 at this time as we evaluate some early feedback which indicates that a subset of our user base may be finding the releases unstable." Once the startup crash bug has been rectified, the...

Comodo releases free Programs Manager utility

Comodo used to be a one-trick pony, but their firewall software was (and still is) an excellent piece of software. In the last couple of years, however, they've begun branching out -- releasing a handful of other applications like a Chromium-based Web browser, free antivirus, and several system utilities. Their most recent offering is Comodo Programs Manager -- a kind of kicked-up version of...

Out-of-process plugins landing soon in Firefox as a minor update (3.6.4)

Mozilla has been working on bolting on a little Chrome-style crash proofing through the use of out-of-process plugins. Doing so will mean that Firefox users, too, can endure crashes by things like Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and Java, without their entire browsing session going for a dirt nap. According to minutes posted from a recent platform meeting, the change will arrive in the upcoming...

10 free ways to keep track of changes to any website, without an RSS reader

Do you need to know about a new product release the minute it happens? Are you watching Amazon price changes like a hawk? Is your F5 key worn out from overuse? You might want to look into some automatic ways to monitor website changes. I know RSS is the trendy way to keep up with new posts on websites -- I use it all the time -- but some sites don't offer RSS feeds, and some people either don't...

Tumblr starts pushing real-time updates via PubSubHubbub

Tumblr, the fast-growing lightweight blogging platform, is constantly adding new features. Tumblr's latest move is to start pushing users' blog updates in real time, using PubSubHubbub (try saying that 10 times fast). Tumblr's real-time will be powered by Superfeedr, which is the same service used by Tumblr competitor Posterous. This is more of a step for the future than a right-now sort of...