Sony's full-frame mirrorless duo, the A7 and A7r, are about to become just a bit more capable with the latest firmware released today. Improvements include faster autofocus, improved startup time, and a vaguely stated 'improved image quality.'
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Last night Microsoft rolled out their annual update to the Xbox UI, and on top of including things like download-to-own Zune movies, some readers are reporting that they've got access to the new Foxtel on Xbox service. Have you got it?
Samsung announced the NX100 today, and while the new style (which is apparently designed to mimic a drop of dew forming on a leaf or something), may be what sell units, the much more impressive side of the camera is the i-Function lenses, which bring full manual control to the lens of the camera. The good news is that Samsung plan on bringing support for i-Function lenses to the NX10 as well.
Last night during the Australian media launch for the PlayStation Move, Aussie PlayStation boss man Michael Ephraim made a throwaway comment that 75 per cent of the current functionality of the PS3 has been added since launch through firmware updates. Kind of makes you wonder how they could charge a grand for it at launch.
Another MacBook Pro firmware update to adjust the behaviour of the system's fans when it's under a heavy workload. Normally, this would be too minor to warrant a post, but given the MacBook Pro's rocky history with graphics cards and heat issues, it's worth noting Apple's still churning out fan-related fixes.
Another PS3 Firmware update, another modest set of new features. In 2.70, there are only two you'll notice: system-wide text chat and portability for your PlayStation Store video purchases.
We've all been there - you've set the DVR to record your favourite program via the EPG. The next day you sit down to watch it and about 5 minutes from the end, right at the moment of climax, the recording ends, because the networks couldn't care less about you and run their programs over time. Well, now the Foxtel iQ2 (but not the iQ) will let you extend the recording time up to 20 minutes after each program.
In case you're curious, Kindle 2 firmware version 2.0.2 is being rolled out to users over the air. Apparently it doesn't really do much, except let publishers disable text-to-speech, but it's the FIRRRRRRRRRSSST.
Another week brings yet another BlackBerry Storm OS leak. This time the version is 188.8.131.52 for the 9530 and 9500—a version CrackBerry claims is "a step in the right direction."
Perhaps taking a cue from iPhoto's whiz-bang smart organisation features, PS3 firmware 2.60's biggest add is a new Photo Gallery app that looks like it can sort photos in some interesting ways.