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Apple seeds first beta of iPhone 2.2 firmware to developers

Apple has released the first beta of their planned 2.2 firmware update for the iPhone, though Apple doesn’t really say anything about what’s in there.

From what I’ve seen on the web, one change is that in the browser the URL and search boxes, currently stacked on top one another, are now side by side.

[Via Mac Rumors]

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New Nikon D80 firmware available

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Nikon has released an update to the firmware for their D80 DSLR. If you’re a D80 owner and have noticed a problem with the batter life indicator, this new firmware (version 1.11) should fix it.

In the US you can grab it here:

And if you’re in the EU you can grab it here:

[Via Photography Bay]


Apple releases iPhone 2.1 firmware

Looks like Apple has just released the 2.1 firmware update for the iPhone.

New in this update are:

  • decrease in call set-up failures and call drops
  • significantly improve battery life for most users
  • dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
  • improve email reliability, notable fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
  • faster installation of 3rd party applications
  • fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes if you have lots of 3rd party applications
  • improved performance of text messaging
  • faster loading and searching of contacts
  • improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
  • repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
  • option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
  • Genius playlist creation

I’m in the process of downloading the update right now so i can’t say for sure yet just how improved things feel but if you’re eager to get your hands on it you’d better hurry before people from all over world start hitting Apple’s servers.


iPhone 2.1 firmware coming Friday [UPDATED]

Apple today announced that the iPhone would be receiving the 2.1 firmware update this Friday.

The new firmware is supposed to help with dropped calls, crashes, improve battery live, and speed up sync times. Unfortunately still no copy and paste feature.

Current iPod Touch users will also be able to get the 2.1 update but it will cost them $10. The new Touch comes with the newest firmware.

UPDATE: The new 2.1 firmware is available right now for the iPod Touch and if you’ve already purchased the 2.0 firmware this one will be free.

[Via Gizmodo]


New iPods, iTunes 8, iPhone 2.1 update coming tomorrow?

Apple’s “Let’s Rock” event is taking place tomorrow, September 9th, and according to rumors we can expect to see:

  • Updated iPod Touch
  • Updated iPod Nano
  • Release of iTunes 8
  • Release of iPhone 2.1 firmware

There’s an outside chance that MacBooks will be updated as well but that seems pretty unlikely at tomorrows event.

There’s also a rumor that the iPhone 2.1 firmware will hold a few surprises for developers with some new features being revealed that had been previously withheld in SDK releases.

[Via Ars Technica]


Canon releases firmware update for EOS Rebel XSi

Canon yesterday announced that a new firmware was available for their EOS Rebel XSi DSLR, version 1.0.9.

This update:

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) shooting does not operate normally under specific conditions.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the Live View exposure simulation warning indication does not properly display during Live View shooting.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which images cannot be played back after continuous shooting when a printer is connected to the camera or a video output terminal is used.

For more information or to download the update, check out this page.

[Via Photography Bay]


Next PS3 firmware to allow for screengrabs?

According to CVG they’ve gotten word that the next firmware update for the PlayStation 3 console, version 2.50, will include a new feature–the ability to take screenshots.

Probably not such a big deal for most users but anyone who uses their camera to share screenshots with friends will sure appreciate it.

No official word from Sony yet so this is just a rumor at this point.

[Via Kotaku]


Some iPhone 3G users having trouble making calls after 2.0.2 update

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When Apple’s 2.0.2 firmware update for the iPhone hit yesterday, iPhone 3G owners experiencing 3G speed and connectivity problems were hopeful that the update would address their problem at least a little bit (though it’s possibly that it could be a hardware problem that can’t be fixed with a software update).

Nothing wrong with hoping.

All Apple said about the update was that it has some “bug fixes”, so in typical Apple fashion they didn’t promise anything so they’re not on the hook for anything.

Some 3G issues seem to have been addressed at least a little bit (though not all users are in agreement) but it looks like a new problem might have been introduced.

Some iPhone 3G owners are reporting the inability to make phone calls over 3G, with every attempted call resulting in a “call failed” error even when full signal strength is displayed on the device.

Its not clear yet just how many users this is affecting, but even one is too many.

If you or someone you know is having this problem, switching the phone to EDGE in Settings > General > Network seems to help (until Apple fixes the problem).

[Via Gizmodo and Ars Technica]


Apple releases 2.0.2 firmware update for iPhone, iPod Touch

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Apple today released an updated firmware for the iPhone and iPod Touch, version 2.0.2.

As usual, aside from “bug fixes” no one outside of the iPhone team at Apple really knows what’s different in this version.

Grab the update for yourself from iTunes.

[Via Engadget]


Apple seeds new iPhone 2.1 firmware beta, removes push notification

Apple has released another beta of their upcoming 2.1 firmware for iPhone’s. The description doesn’t say much more than “bug fixes” but one thing that some developers will notice right away is that early access to the push notification service has been pulled.

No word on whether it will make the initially promised September launch, so if you’re developing an app that would be using this service keep your fingers crossed that it doesn’t miss the 2.1 update.

[Via Mac Rumors]