Adobe issued a security update to address a “critical” zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2012-0779) in its Flash Player browser plugin this past Friday. The said vulnerability, according to Adobe, is already being exploited in the wild.
If you weren't quick on the draw earlier this week, you would have missed out on a firmware update for your PlayStation Vita. Sony issued a system software update to version 1.65 on Tuesday and then pulled it down yesterday because of a "technical fault." Don't fret though, there's a new software update -- version 1.66 -- that includes all the previous fixes, plus a handful more.
Some of the world’s best known buildings have long been represented by 3D models in Google Maps, but they have never been closer to resembling their real-life counterparts. A recent update to Google Maps has given these 3D landmarks a much-needed facelift. Hit the jump for more.
By now you've have had plenty of time to log significant hours into The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and may have even finished the main quest, but you've probably only scratched the surface of all there is to do. In case you were starting to lose motivation, Bethesda is working on a patch that, among other things, makes it much more satisfying to kill enemies.
You have to give Asus props; the company definitely doesn't leave their customers hanging after releasing a product. Its engineers have been busy little beavers in recent weeks, releasing both an Ice Cream Sandwich update and a bootloader unlocking tool for the Tegra 3-packing Transformer Prime, but don't let the focus on the new and shiny tablet fool you -- buyers of the original Eee Pad Transformer aren't being left behind. In fact, owners of Wi-Fi Transformers started getting fresh over-the-air ICS updates of their own today.
Good news if you were one of the unlucky few who have been experiencing color output problems ever since Microsoft rolled out its major dashboard update back in December 2011. A new mandatory update is supposed to kick the unwanted "colorspace issue" to the curb so you can watch videos without washed out colors and poor black levels, which were the most common complaints.
It began with a simple posting on Google TV's Facebook page late Saturday night: "Get ready for Monday, we have some big announcements!" Within minutes, the tech blogosphere was alight with speculation. Could it be a Sonos-killing streaming media device? Maybe a TV version of Google Nexus? Some other type of new hardware? A software update? Nope. The announcement has been made, and the news was something nobody saw coming.
After denying a U.K. retailer's claims that there are problems with the Transformer Prime tablet, Asus today confirmed the existence of a "random reboot problem" and has begun rolling out an over the air (OTA) firmware fix. The new firmware isn't showing up online, but if you head over to Settings > About Tablet > System Firmware Update, you can grab the latest build, which is version 188.8.131.52.
Symantec had promised to release a security patch for its pcAnywhere software to neutralize known vulnerabilities arising from the theft of certain source code, and the security firm has now made good on its word. The first patch was actually rolled out on Monday, January 23, 2012 for pcAnywhere 12.5 users, but there's another update now available to support pcAnywhere 12.0 and 12.1.
Long before legislation was dominating the headlines, the Carrier IQ controversy raised the hackles of tech geeks and privacy advocates around the world. Even though the software didn’t turn out to be quite as nefarious as was originally reported, carriers and manufacturers still started distancing themselves from the tracking and diagnostic software. Along those lines, HTC is starting to roll out updates designed to scrub Carrier IQ off of its Sprint phones, starting with the HTC EVO 3D.