Tag Archives: Software Update

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Finally Get’s Android Gingerbread

It’s been a really really, swearing filled, long time since the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 got an official updates. However, it’s now time to celebrate, as Sony has now officially began updating the X10’s firmware. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 can now be upgraded with the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware, officially by using the PC Suite.

Yes, it’s true. I’m pretty sure most of you X10 owners may already have given up on expecting a new update, but we did mention that there will be one. This update is official, hence everything will work on your device, unlike those Custom ROM’s that tend to give you one or more problems. In case you have done that, then it’s obvious that your device is rooted. If you have a rooted X10, it’s probably best that you don’t upgrade to the latest firmware as you’ll lose all Superuser access. We are not sure if this official update is root friendly.

To update to Gingerbread, you’ll need to have Sony Ericsson PC Suite installed on your PC. Once it’s installed, or if you already have it, then you’ll be notified of this update when you connect your device. It’s just clicking of the next buttons after this and you’ll have your dear Xperia X10 running Android 2.3.3 in all it’s glory. Maybe not all, since they have their own UI and other things. There’s not much new with this update, except some Facebook Integration, Wi-Fi Hotspot, New Music Player, App tray sorting and few others.

You can read more about the update from Sony Ericssons official page here.

Do you own an Xperia X10? Have been stuck with Android 2.1 Eclair? It’s time you gave your X10 a much needed update.

iTunes 10.4 for Mac and Windows: Download Now

Looks like Apple is on an update spree, first Mac OS X Lion, then the new MacBook Air, Mini, Thunderbolt Display and now iTunes 10.4. Apple has began updating it’s music software, iTunes, on both Mac and Windows. This update is mandatory if you’ve just upgraded your Mac to OS X Lion and brings some new features and support for Lion.

The new update brings a full screen mode that is present in OS X Lion, some new design improvements and turns it into a 64-bit app. However, you will not get any of the features if you’re using it on Windows, except for some minor UI changes and bug fixes. The fullscreen mode in Lion isn’t like the normal full screen mode that you use on Windows. It uses a complete space to open the app, keeping your full concentration on the app and nothing else. iTunes 10.4 also has some features from the iOS app.

You can now use iTunes with OS X Lion’s new Full-Screen App capability, which allows you to use iTunes and other apps without distractions. iTunes is now a 64-bit Cocoa application on OS X Lion and includes a number of important stability and performance improvements. Some iTunes plug-ins may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the plug-in developer for an updated plug-in compatible with iTunes 10.4

If you haven’t received the notification for a Software Update yet, then do not worry, it will be reaching you soon. But, supposing you’re not of the waiting species and want to find out what’s new then you can download it from the link below.

Download iTunes 10.4 for Mac/Windows.

FileHippo Update Checker: Get Notified About Updated Software’s

One way to make sure your system is secure and bug free is by keeping updated version of any software. There are many software’s which notifies you when ever a software is updated. Out of all software’s, I love the FileHippo update checker from Filehippo. Filehippo is one of the reliable website to download software’s and they have created this software to check latest version of software “ FileHippo update checker”, which is a desktop based software.

This software check your system for all installed software and match with latest version (Online) to notify you when an update of any software is available.

filehippo

Along with essential updates, it also shows beta updates in another column. Usually I skip beta updates and wait for stable release. Though this is my personal choice and you can download beta updates.

Download Filehippo update checker.