Nokia Releases PR1.2 For N8, C6-01 and C7

 

Nokia has released a voluntary software update for the N8, C6-01 and C7 smartphones aligning them with the current offerings on the new E7. The aforementioned Symbian devices will be bumped to PR1.2 while the same software is referred to as PR1.1 on the recently launched E7. The main purpose of the update is to address an issue with Mail for Exchange synchronization with servers running Exchange 2010 with Service Pack 1. In addition to bug fixes, the update brings along a new version of the Ovi Store client and adds subway, train and tram locations, real time traffic, safety alerts, updated POI as well as improved search and location sharing functionality to Ovi Maps.

The update is available to unlocked devices and will come bundled later with the upcoming PR2 software for customized operator subsidized phones. Since this is a voluntary update, no software will be pushed to handsets and users must explicitly check for updates on their device for completing an OTA update (WiFi and cellular are both supported) or can check via the Nokia Software Updater which is part of the Ovi Suite.

Nokia Discussions forums has more details and frequently asked questions about the update as well as some discussion of the forth coming PR2 update to all Symbian^3 handsets.

Nokia E75 Firmware Updated To v211.12

Nokia has released a new firmware update for the highly popular E75. The Nokia E75 has a 2.4-inch screen and features a side slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The firmware update is numbered v211.12. This firmware update is a pretty minor one, and mainly fixes theNokia E75 various bugs present in the phone.

According to AAS, the official change log is-:

* Corrections done concerning e-mail client: contacts and calendar sync starts failing specifically with exchange 2003 SP2 server

* Corrections done concerning OMA DM remote configuration problem

* Corrections done concerning FOTA server profile, wherein PC-suite has been set as the default profile instead of Nokia, this has been corrected.
Improvements to the device lock functionality

The Nokia E75 features UDP (User Data Preservation) so users don’t need to worry about their personal data on the phone. Their personal data will be kept intact after the firmware update. Users can either use Nokia Software Updater or Nokia Ovi Suite to update the firmware of their phone.

Online Security Scan in Less Than Two Minutes

A little over a year ago, we wrote about Secunia’s Personal Software Inspector (PSI). It’s a freeware application that you can download and install in Windows. It’s purpose is to scan all of the installed programs on your PC and tell you which ones need to be updated.

Keeping your programs updated is important for your security. Recently, Google and several other companies were hacked by the Chinese using security holes in older software. Your PC probably has many of the same security holes.

There are several programs that can help to keep your Windows PC safe by scanning for those out of date programs. However, many of you might like to try out a free online scanner from Secunia. Secunia Online Software Inspector (OSI) runs inside of your web browser so that you won’t have to install anything. It loads a small Java applet to do it’s work. Most PCs already have Java installed, so nothing additional should be needed.

OSI offers two scan modes. The default scan is fast, and according to the site, it scans in 5 to 40 seconds. My first scan took over a minute though. A check box on the page will allow a “thorough system inspection” that can take up to 10 minutes or more.

I’ve tried out both scans, and in the quick scan, OSI found 3 programs that I needed to update. In the more thorough scan, it detected 8 programs after running for 9 minutes. Take a look at what it found.

secunia-osi-scan-results

I’ll be spending a portion of the rest of the day getting these programs updated. After all, I don’t feel like making my PC a good target for Chinese hackers.

Try out the free Secunia OSI Scan

Techie Buzz Verdict:

Secunia OSI offers you a free, quick and easy way to test your PC for out of date software. It’s main advantage is that there’s no need to install software in most cases. If you feel your PC might be at risk, you might also want to try the full version of Secunia PSI, which is also free.

Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5

Nokia Software Updater Supports Windows 7

Nokia Software Updater (NSU), is a Windows software, which allows users to update the Firmware of their Nokia devices from their desktop.

Nokia Software Updater with Windows 7 Support

Nokia recently released a newer version of the Nokia Software Updater v2.4.3, close on the heels of Firmware updates for the Nokia 5800, Nokia N900, Nokia N86 and the Nokia E72. In addition to that, the firmware update also includes improve USB connectivity with devices.

The new NSU supports both 32-bit and 64-bit installations, and may also work on Mac and Linux running Windows emulators. Users must note that this update is a beta release and not a final version. The Nokia Software Updater can be downloaded as a standalone application and does not require users to download the full Nokia PC Suite or Ovi Suite.

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