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Microsoft parts clouds over Bing Maps with massive sat pic upgrade

Microsoft has jazzed up Bing Maps with an extra 13 million square kilometers of high-res satellite shots and ocean floor imagery. Oahu, Hawaii before and after Maps update Oahu, Hawaii before and after Maps update Ballmer and co have sourced data about the ocean's bathymetry - the underwater equivalent of topography - from …

Apple updates iOS, does not fix passcode-bypass hack

Apple released iOS 6.1.2 on Tuesday, an update that it says will fix the battery-draining Exchange bug — which it very well may do – but the update does not fix the finger-dancing hack that allows you to bypass an iPhone's passcode, launch the Phone app, and access all of its contacts, phone-history information, and the like. …
Rik Myslewski, 19 Feb 2013
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Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 arrives, first of many

Microsoft has released the first major update to Visual Studio 2012, in what company reps say is only the first in "a regular cadence" of planned improvements to its flagship developer tool suite. Redmond launched VS2012 just over two months ago, but according to S. Somasegar, corporate veep of Microsoft's Developer Division, …
Neil McAllister, 27 Nov 2012
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Sony posts, pulls PlayStation Store update

Sony pulled its new-look PlayStation Store from the UK yesterday after a barrage of complaints from users. The firm has now postponed the refresh in several countries and reverted the Store to its old design until it fixes "teething problems". Those who installed the update say it was buggy, full of random crashes and had …
Caleb Cox, 19 Oct 2012
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Polish Samsung Galaxy S IIIs first to scoff Jelly Bean update

Samsung has started rolling out Android Jelly Bean to a lucky few Europeans who have a capable gadget and don't have a pesky network operator standing in the way. Fandroids with a Sammy Galaxy S III in Poland are the first to get version 4.1, the latest build, of Google's mobile operating system, and other European countries …
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Can't watch Flash vids in Firefox? It's not just you

The latest update to Adobe's Flash has been crashing Mozilla Firefox users on Windows since last week, but the firms behind the products are still searching for a fix. "We are aware that some users of Firefox on Windows updating to Flash 11.3 encounter issues watching videos ... We are working with Adobe on a fix," a Mozilla …
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Sony officially rolls-out fresh PlayStation firmware

Sony has officially unveiled its latest PlayStation update, which, as expected, introduces PS Vita support. Firmware version 4.00 allows the PS3 to share music, video and images with the Vita, as well as game saves and additional connectivity features. The update also ushers-in several PS3-specific upgrades, such as Blu-ray …
Caleb Cox, 30 Nov 2011
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Adobe rushes out emergency fix for critical bug in Flash

Adobe Systems has issued an emergency update for its ubiquitous Flash Player that fixes a critical security vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting to hack end user machines. Code exploiting the universal XSS, or cross-site scripting, bug “is being exploited in the wild in active targeted attacks designed to trick …
Dan Goodin, 21 Sep 2011
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Nintendo knocks back 3DS software update

Nintendo has pushed back the date for its first major 3DS firmware update. Owners keen to try out the console's promised eShop feature will now have to wait until June. Originally planned for release in May, the update will also introduce a web browser, DSiWare, and heaps of classic games, 3DS-specific downloads and additional …
Caleb Cox, 12 May 2011
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Microsoft warns asks WP7 users to wait for the real thing

Hacking the NoDo update onto your Windows Phone 7 handset could prevent you getting later updates, and even brick the handset, but that's OK, 'cos the files have vanished anyway. On Monday, one of the hackers responsible for the Windows Phone 7 jailbreaking application, Chris Walsh, posted a hack allowing anyone to install the …
Bill Ray, 7 Apr 2011
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Windows Phone 7 gets cut'n'paste, other tweaks in update

Vid Windows Phone 7 users can finally cut and paste text, thanks to the "NoDo" update which is gradually being rolled out now. The long-awaited update improves searching in the Windows Marketplace, provides various performance tweeks (most notably the faster suspend/resume) and finally allows the user to cut text from one place …
Bill Ray, 23 Mar 2011

Sun kicks out 10/09 Solaris update

Oracle minion Sun Microsystems has rolled out its 10/09 update to the commercial Solaris 10 operating system. If you were expecting a lot of neat and new features, forget it - but the operating system has been tweaked to support new processors and to add useful capabilities, such as support for various flash-based solid state …
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Apple shovels admin iPhoneware onto PCs

Apple shot itself in its Software Update foot - again - by briefly offering an enterprise-level utility through its Windows update service. Apple has since pulled the errant and thoroughly unnecessary software from the updater, but its brief inclusion left many - including The Reg - scratching their heads in puzzlement. The …
Rik Myslewski, 29 Sep 2009
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Cisco patches DoS vuln pair in IOS

Cisco has issued a pair of updates today patching two remote denial of service vulnerabilities affecting certain devices running its Internetwork Operating System (IOS). The vulnerabilities are limited to kit running Cisco IOS software with support for four-octet Autonomous Systems number space (AKA: 4-byte AS number) and …
Austin Modine, 30 Jul 2009
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Firefox update fixes zero-day JavaScript flaw

Mozilla has released an update version of Firefox that addresses a previously unpatched flaw that has become the target of hacking attacks over recent days. Firefox 3.5.1, released on Thursday, resolves a Just-in-Time (JIT) JavaScript compiler flaw in version 3.5 of the popular open source browser software, as explained in …
John Leyden, 17 Jul 2009

Morse expects second half revenue dip

Morse expects to report a slight dip in revenues from continuing operations in its second half compared to its first half of the year, the company announced in a trading update this morning. The services group said its margins on that revenue would reflect the benefit of its cost cutting program through the year and the …
Joe Fay, 9 Jul 2009
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Chrome update completes busy browser patch week

Google has pushed out an update designed to fix a pair of vulnerabilities involving the WebKit application framework that underpins its Chrome browser. The most severe of the two flaws involved a "high risk" memory corruption flaw in WebKit, which creates a potential means for hackers to inject hostile code into the sandbox …
John Leyden, 12 Jun 2009
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Google buffs Chrome with security update

Google has pushed out an update for its Chrome browser that lances two vulnerabilities, one of which it defines as critical. The critical flaw involves a failure to properly validate input from a renderer (tab) process. Successful exploitation of the flaw might allow the injection of hostile code onto vulnerable systems, hence …
John Leyden, 7 May 2009

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