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[Updated – replacement hardware on the way] Google bricks some Google Home devices with software updates (and inadvertently highlights conflict between auto updates and short user warranties)

One of the key selling points of Chromebooks, Chromecasts, and Google Home and Nest devices is that they receive automatic updates delivered straight from Google’s servers. The devices download and install the latest bug fixes, features, and security patches automatically on smart home devices and media streamers — although you’ll need to reboot your Chromebook occasionally […]

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Google’s 5 years of support for older Chromebooks is starting to be a problem

When Google announced a few years ago that it would offer at least 5 years of software updates for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, that seemed like good news. After all, most Android phones only get updates for a year or two, if that. But compared to Windows and OS X, that 5 year lifespan is pretty […]

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Microsoft releases ‘critical’ rated security updated to fix exploit on all Windows devices

Microsoft has just launched an emergency patch for a recently discovered security breach that can give access of your computer to hackers if you open documents or websties that use certain embedded OpenType fonts. The breach is massive. It could potentially affect nearly all computers running any version of Windows ranging from Vista to the current […]

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Asus Transformer Prime software update will add Ethernet, more

Asus will roll out a software update for the Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet this week. Software version 9.4.2..21 will update a number of system apps while adding a few new features to the 10 inch Android tablet. The Transformer Prime features a 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core […]

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Samsung temporarily halts Galaxy Tab 10.1 TouchWiz update

Samsung started rolling out a major software update for Galaxy Tab 10.1 users earlier this month. The new software adds Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, a series of mini-apps including a calculator, note-taking app, and world clock, and large home-screen widgets for viewing photos, social network updates, and other information. But Samsung has temporarily stopped pushing […]

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Motorola XOOM update coming tomorrow?

It looks like Verizon is getting ready to push out a software update for the Motorola XOOM tablet tomorrow. Droid Life received a tip with some of the details, including improved wireless settings, support for Bluetooth in Google Talk, support for a Blutooth mouse, and other bug fixes and improvements. Verizon has also posted some […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook software update (sort of) addresses the awkward power button

When the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet reviews started making the rounds earlier this week, there were two common refrains. First, the hardware is pretty good, but there’s not much good third party software. Second, the most annoying problem with the hardware is a small power button that’s awkwardly placed and hard to press to turn the […]

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Android 2.2 update for the Velocity Micro Cruz T301 tablet

Velocity Micro has released a software update for the Cruz Micro T301 Android tablet which updates the operating system to Google Android 2.2 Froyo. All new models will ship with Froyo, and existing users can download software that will update their tablets from Android 2.0 to 2.2. Sure, Android 2.3 or 3.0 would have been […]

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Motorola rolling out XOOM software update, Flash 10.2 coming soon

Motorola is pushing out the first software update for its XOOM tablet. The good news is that the update prepares the Android tablet to run Adobe Flash Player 10.2. The bad news is that Flash Player 10.2 still isn’t available for Android 3.0 Honeycomb, so you’ll have to wait a little while longer to actually […]