These improvements include a new seasonal home screen banner, the capability to re-order channels on the home screen, an updated Channel Store with a grid of icons and a home screen clock. This update will gradually find its way to Roku boxes over the next few days, or you can just go to the settings menu to force a download right now if you want.
We’ve been hearing rumors of a software update for Microsoft’s Kin One and Kin Two phones. And it looks like the phones will be getting one soon. We aren’t sure if it will include the rumored IM improvements, but a Kin support moderator has confirmed on the Microsoft Answers forum that an update is scheduled for “mid-summer,”.
The update will address many of the concerns laid out in the post that prompted the response. Those complaints included battery issues, improvements to the Twitter client, and YouTube support. Apparently the Facebook app will also be updated to let users view more than three pictures at a time.
Apple has updated a support document detailing current solutions to Wi-Fi connectivity issues surrounding the iPad. The new support document details a few possible workarounds and states that the company “will also address remaining Wi-Fi connectivity issues with a future iPad software update.”
The workarounds include: Updating Wi-Fi router firmware, Using WPA or WPA2 wireless security, Adjusting screen brightness and Renewing the IP address.
Vudu is making some moves to keep in strong competition with the yet-to-be-released second version of AppleTV, this time offering a software update and more high-def content. This software update to version 1.2 comes not much more than a week after Vudu gave their system a 25 percent price cut bringing it down to $295 and closer to AppleTV’s $229. AppleTV had recently announced the “take 2” version will add on features that will allow users to download video content to the appliance without the need of a computer in between, which is a feature that Vudu possessed and AppleTV did not.
The recent software upgrade for the Vudu video system brings some new features to improve user experiences with choosing videos to download. A new indicator will evaluate the current broadband speed and indicate if the selected video will download and show well without any skips or extended delays. When searching for a video it can also recommend titles for instant start based on the connection speed.