Feeds

PS3 to support data transfer

Inside the console's latest firmware update

Reducing security risks from open source software

Sony has outlined the main features of its latest PlayStation firmware update, which includes a data transfer application.

PS3_firmware_315_01

A screenshot of the PS3's Data Transfer Utility, which features in firmware 3.15

Firmware 3.15 will let you transfer all of your saved data from one PS3 to another. We assume the update supports both the old, chunky PS3 and the slimline model – even though Sony’s picture of the feature (above) only shows the latter machine.

Content such as games, saved-game data and videos downloaded from the PlayStation Network will be automatically deleted from your old machine once you initiate the transfer, Sony staffer James Thorpe said on the firm’s PS3 blog. Personal media files – photos, music and videos – can be transferred without your old machine subsequently culling the data.

Firmware 3.15’s other exciting feature concerns Minis – those bite-size 100MB, or smaller, videogames available for the PlayStation Portable.

The update will let you play Minis on both your PSP and your PS3, Sony promised, by installing a Minis emulator onto the latter.

Minis will work on both consoles from 17 December, Sony added, which suggests that Firmware 3.15 will probably be released around the same date. ®

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises
iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.