It shouldn’t need to happen, but it did. I explain why I had to hack my BIOS, and why it may be relevant to your interests… without knowing before you read this.
Many with Acer Aspire One nettops had noticed that the device was needing a BIOS update. Nothing really stood out as major, just minor quirks here and there that felt like they were rooted at the BIOS level. And, some of you may have seen leaked BIOS builds. Unfortunately, many of those wound up frying [...]
While it didn’t initially, Apple Software Update for Windows now finally picks up the Boot Camp 2.1 update. This is actually a huge paradigm shift for PC markers. For the first time, Apple is updating all the drivers for all their systems in one payload. And, the software that is on every Mac will update [...]
While I wrote that Apple didn’t need to fix the Mozilla Objection (where Apple began offering up Safari to users via Apple Software Update on Windows)… it appears they went ahead and fixed it anyways. Under the new version, released alongside Safari 3.1.1, Apple Software Update 2.1 for Windows now separates new software and updates. As [...]
I know I said I wasn’t going to spill any beans on iPhone 2.0 software, but this one is just too juicy. Apple, next time, get the media to NDA on things you know will leak out… media relations needs to wake up and smell the coffee on this one (you know who you are). [...]
If you use Apple’s Pro apps, it’s that time again… run Apple Software Update. PluginManager 1.7.3 is out, all Apple says is that it improves the reliability of Pro apps. And yes, I know my Tune-Up tracker for Mac updates is woefully out of date. Unfortunately, it won’t be updated this week… CTIA consumes all.
I’ve quietly been testing Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 since it was in its very early days of development. The update that is determined to “save Vista” is finally out, but I’ve been using it long enough to give you an informed opinion on it. Many fear Service Pack releases. I don’t know why. [...]
A ton of these were sold on/around Black Friday, so I felt obligated to note that the Navigon 2100, 5100, and 7100 all have new software updates. You do have to register the GPS unit online to get the download, but it’s straightforward after that. Navigon Software Downloads
As usual, HP is botching a driver update for Mac. With the release of Leopard, some Photosmart systems didn’t have Leopard drivers. HP said that the workaround was to install Tiger, install the HP driver set, and then upgrade to Leopard. One problem with that… new systems can’t run Tiger (not to mention the obvious [...]
Despite someone in Micromat telling me that they’re considering my offer to fix Micromat’s dysfunctional update structure, Micromat has not responded to it. Should be a fun time at the Micromat booth this year…