Apple releases iTunes 11 and iCloud Control Panel 2.1 Update [ Windows ] Release Note

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What’s new on iTunes 11 :

• Completely Redesigned. iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You’ll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click In the Store.

• A New Store. The iTunes Store has been completely redesigned and now features a clean look that makes it simpler than ever to see what’s hot and discover new favorites.

• Play purchases from iCloud. Your music, movie, and TV show purchases in iCloud now appear inside your library. Just sign-in with your Apple ID to see them. Double-click to play them directly from iCloud or download a copy you can sync to a device or play while offline.

• Up Next. It’s now simple to see which songs are playing next, all from a single place. Just click the Up Next icon in the center display and they’ll instantly appear. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.

• New MiniPlayer. You can now do a whole lot more with a lot less space. In addition to showing what’s playing, MiniPlayer now includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes it easy to search for something new to play—all from a smaller and more elegant design.

• Improved search. It’s never been easier to find what you’re looking for in iTunes. Just type in the search field and you’ll instantly see results from across your entire library. Select any result and iTunes takes you right to it.

• Playback syncing. iCloud now remembers your place in a movie or TV show for you. Whenever you play the same movie or episode from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, it will continue right where you left off.

What’s New on iCloud Control Panel 2.1 :

  • Windows 8 support
  • Stability and Performance Improvement

Blackberry Messenger ( BBM ) 7.0.0.108 Beta

Change Log :

  • BBM will not launch
  • Users gets message  “You can’t make a call because you are in a Voice Chat” even when they aren’t in a voice chat
  • No missed call message received when user receives a Voice chat while in a regular phone call
  • User appears deregistered after toggling Wi-Fi
  • No disconnection dialog when device is disconnected during calling or connecting state
  • RTP error when making a cell MVS call during a Voice chat and Voice chat didn’t get dropped
  • While on BBM Voice call, MVS WiFi call comes in that shuts off audio in both calls
  • Cannot Register even after a reboot
  • All BBM contacts appeared unavailable when they are actually available
  • While recording a voice note, if an BBM Voice chat is initiated no audio is heard between devices
  • Wrong message appears when declining a Voice chat using “Reply in BBM” or using HW button
  • Groups Activity updates appear in Message List when specifically set not to appear
  • Wrong status message displayed after BBM Voice Invitation Timeout
  • Text entry field in Group chat expands to cover up the last message in chat history instead of the chat history scrolling up
  • Name for BBM Voice Chat Tone should follow Ring Tone naming conventions
  • Active BBM Voice calls are randomly disconnecting
  • Voice call dropped before answering, Null Pointer Exception seen on receiving device
  • User is connected to WiFi but status icon is shown as deregistered. Others still see the user as available and can initiate calls, but the user does not receive them.
  • Contact list search feature randomly stops returning results
  • Device in a loop sending/receiving data, sustaining ~10-20% CPU usage
  • “is in a voice chat” status message is misaligned in Broadcast message screen picklist
  • “is in a voice chat” status message is misaligned when adding BBM Contacts to a Group
  • When headset is plugged into device, Voice chat toolbars should display headset icon
  • With a wired headset plugged into device, the option to toggle between headset and handset is available if user hits “Handset” button but button does not toggle between Handset and Headset – always says Handset
  • If user chatting over wired headset unplugs headset and chats on Handheld, “Handset” button does not change to “Speaker” as it should
  • Stuck on welcome screen
  • No beep sound/audio notification when receiving a normal phone call while in a BBM Voice Chat
  • No new BBM alert appears on home screen when receiving a voice chat while on a phone call
  • When receiving a BBM Voice Call, volume hard keys does not mute the ring tone
  • Several NullPointerExceptions
  • Phone vibrates when against your head in a BBM Voice chat
  • “D’Oh!” and “Shh!” emoticon input codes need to be changed to not use the input codes from other smileys
  • Default ring tone for BBM Voice – ‘Vibrant’ – disappears as a visible option after switching to a different ring tone
  • Group Activity notification appears in notification bar when specifically set not to appear
  • User who ends voice chat due to Incoming Phone call should see standard “Voice chat ended.” message
  • Incorrect call history message for user who accepted incoming phone call which terminated a voice chat which was in the Calling state
  • Group notification for picture stays even when the picture is opened from UIB/Message list
  • No audio/LED notification for missed BBM voice chat after timeout
  • Voice Connection Cannot be established in Turkish only
  • No option to Mute/Unmute Voice Chat from BB Menu
  • With BES IT policy “Disable Server Based Contact List Synchronization” enabled, user doesn’t see soft landing page telling them to downgrade back to 6.2
  • Uncaught Exception when headphones pulled out during Voice Call on Bluetooth activated device
  • Unable to terminate BBM Voice call from caller if the call is setup across clusters
  • When using Arabic, contact name is not centered in the call screen
  • Unable to make/receive MVS calls
  • Make BBM Voice Chat the default Menu option on the call screen
  • BBM Search doesn’t work
  • When device is set to Arabic, the user’s own avatar is not visible on the contact list screen
  • Audio Source Icons flash briefly on Outgoing Call Screen toolbar
  • Missed call message is displayed on the device however the call is accepted and is in progress
  • Cannot launch BBM and the home screen becomes frozen after previously enabling then disabling “Parental Controls” on the device

Blackberry Messenger ( BBM ) 7.0.0.100 Beta

New Features 

  • Additional emoticons 🙂
  • Profile Configuration Option to Modify Incoming BBM Voice Ring Tone
  • Personal Status Message “In a Voice Chat”

Change Log 

  • BBM chats were not restored during device upgrade. User has to sign into BBID and then re-restore the chats from the backup file.
  • Incoming call doesnt ring if user is in camera app
  • Speaker enabled when incoming call rejected and already on BBM Voice call
  • Messages from BBM Voice are cut off frequently
  • Device switch failed, client stuck at “Restoring BBM” state
  • After hanging up after a voice chat longer than 5 minutes, the device that did not hang up remains on the calling screen
  • With a song playing, when a user receives a BBM Voice call the music continues to play in the background of the ringtone
  • User cannot accept calls properly while content protection enabled and password locked
  • While recording a voice note, if an BBM Voice chat is initiated no audio is heard between devices
  • Avatar display picture not being updated correctly for BBM Voice calls
  • Broadcast messages are received in black text
  • Active BBM Voice calls are randomly disconnecting
  • Contacts see each other as unavailable although both are registered and can see other contacts as available
  • Chat Tear
  • BBM Groups – Text entry field in group chat expands to cover up the last message in chat history instead of the chat history scrolling up
  • Contact list search feature randomly stops returning results
  • No missed call message appears when the caller ends the call before the receiver picks up
  • Wrong message appears when declining a voice chat using ‘Reply in BBM’
  • After accepting a call after 30 seconds of ringing the device being called gets stuck on connecting screen
  • Voice chats exceeding 13 minutes maybe disconnected

Known Issues 

  • No disconnection dialog when device is disconnected during calling or connecting state
  • While on BBM voice call, MVS WiFi call comes in that shuts off audio in both calls
  • User reboots device while in BBM Voice Chat: call dropped but 2nd user remains on call connected screen. User must hit hard key to close the screen.

Facebook 3.3.0.6 Beta ( Blackberry )

What’s New :

  • Able to unfriend from friends list and friends profile via GCM, menu, and +
  • Confirmation dialogue before unfriending so request can be canceled if needed
  • Photo albums as a grid of photos (grid view thumbnails)
  • Slide between my full-screen photos

 Known Issue :

  • Update help URLs for Facebook 3.3
  • Clicking on a profile picture should enlarge it not take you to the profile picture album (grid view)
  • Pin sharing option should have help button, just like other settings options
  • Thumbnails not loaded when entering and exiting from full screen in photo grid view
  • 3 instances of the same birthday reminder from Facebook on calendar app
  • Change text shown to “loading photo” when opening full screen image
  • Update friends list BBM icons
  • Friends list is incorrectly updated with the wrong profile picture/name when unfriending/adding friends
  • Facebook icon is missing when installed on BlackBerry 8330 smartphone with 5.0
  • Ability to unfriend oneself for someone else

Facebook 3.3.0.5 Beta ( Blackberry )

Enhanced BBM Integration

Users are now able to integrate BBM with their Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones application!
Feature Breakdown:

  • Ability to share/unshare BlackBerry PINs to Facebook Profiles
  • Ability to invite Facebook friends to become a BBM contact
  • Ability to initiate a BBM conversation from within the Facebook for BlackBerry application


Photo Redesign
Improved performance and ability to view thumbnails and open pictures from a grid into full screen

 

Feature Breakdown:

  • Grid view photo browsing
  • Full screen picture viewing

 

Google Earth 7.0.1.8244 [ Windows ]

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What’s New

  • Support for 3D imagery data: 3D data provides a comprehensive representation of metropolitan environments around the world. 3D imagery is currently available in the these areas.
  • Tour Guide mechanism in the client: The new tour guide allows you to explore interesting places around the world, even if you don’t know to search for them. As you move, thumbnails of pre-created tours and points of interest will dynamically update with interesting locations in your current view. Read more.
  • Support for terrain data accessed via Google Maps Engine
  • Zooming in now tilts at a higher elevation in order to showcase 3D imagery
  • A unified graphical rendering pipeline
  • Redesigned startup tips and status bar

Issues fixed in this release

Google Earth Client

  • Fixed a Pro and Enterprise bug whereby cached login data disappeared after upgrading to Mac OS 10.8+.
  • Sound can now be recorded from a microphone when producing a tour.
  • Improved Atmosphere feature for users on certain NVIDIA GeForce cards.
  • Polygons clamped to seafloor now display correctly.

Known issues in Google Earth 7

  • PC Enterprise users will note flashing historical imagery when going to the minimum date of the time slider in a handful of areas around the world. To workaround, use 6.2 for Enterprise.
  • Terrain, imagery and polygons that overlap the antemeridian occasionally appear broken.
  • This build includes changes to shaders that strain older graphics cards. Please see system requirements for updated lists of recommended hardware.

VLC 2.0.4 Update

OS X

  • Rework of the Mac OS X interface
  • Fix video output on old Macs, notably PowerPC and GMA950 intel Macs.
  • Support for HiDPI, aka Retina Display

Linux

  • Support for H264 v4l2 devices on Linux

Windows

  • Fix video output for old graphic cards on Windows XP, which are using DirectX

General

  • Translations updates and new Scottish Gaelic translation
  • Fixes for splitted RAR, MKV segmented, mp4 and Real media files playback.
  • Rewrite of the Digital TV module on Windows
  • Enhancements in HLS, Blu-Ray and various codecs support
  • Fixes for subtitles auto-detection
  • Fixes on Qt, skins2 and web interfaces

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Skype 6.0.0.126 Update ( Windows )

Improvements:

  • Messenger upgrade to Skype flow introduced

Fixed issues:

Category Description
Install Skype in client upgrade did not work correctly.
Generic Skype consumed higher amount of system resources for few users.
Calling Seldom missed conference call might have shown as missed call from conference host.

 

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Torrent Update [ Windows ]

  • BitTorrent Stable 7.7.2 (build 28499)

– Fixed peer ID bug causing disconnects
– Windows-8 compatible
– New offer platform displays in-client offers from BitTorrent and software partners
– Fixed crashes in “add torrent” dialog and numerous other crash fixes
– Numerous bug fixes
– Small improvements to magnet link handling
– OK/Cancel moved to bottom right of add torrent dialog
– Twitter/Facebook icons – click to like and/or dismiss
Add torrent dialog changes:
– Add Torrent dialog displays magnet link data
– Layout changed to display more files at once
– Fixed discrepancy between single and multi-file torrent save directories

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  • µTorrent Stable 3.2.2

– Fixed peer ID bug causing disconnects
– Windows-8 compatible
– New offer platform displays in-client offers from BitTorrent and software partners
– Fixed crashes in “add torrent” dialog and numerous other crash fixes
– Numerous bug fixes
– Small improvements to magnet link handling
– OK/Cancel moved to bottom right of add torrent dialog
– Twitter/Facebook icons – click to like and/or dismiss
Add torrent dialog changes:
– Add Torrent dialog displays magnet link data
– Layout changed to display more files at once
– Fixed discrepancy between single and multi-file torrent save directories

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Full (  currrently ) Change Log Here

  • µTorrent alpha 3.3
  • Disk I/O system completely rewritten. Now multi-threaded and high performance. It will take advantage of multiple disks, perform better with even just one, and no one disk job can block everything (e.g slow network blocking local I/O, or allocating files)
  • Auto-labeling and per-label download directories (Preferences -> Label)
  • Search items in Advanced preferences
  • Paired device removal

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Full (  currrently ) Change Log Here

  • µTorrent alpha 3.4 

Silent auto-update

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Full ( Currently) Change Log Here

µTorrent 3.4 Change Log [ Windows ]

— 2012-11-26: Version 3.4 alpha (build 28604)
– Fix: Installation of btinstall files

— 2012-11-19: Version 3.4 alpha (build 28577)
– Fix: rare crash in udp tracker code
– Change: Return install elevation

— 2012-11-15: Version 3.4 alpha (build 28556)
– Fix: Uninstall elevation issue issue
– Fix: XP path relocation issue
– Fix: Win7: Pinning utorrent to takbar and then clicking taskbar button should open, not minimize
– Fix: Columns in main list view were offset
– Fix: Install / Uninstall race condition
– Change: Control-f switches the search box to a torrent filter
– Feature: canonical peer priority
– Fix: some timer wrapper issues
– Fix: peer ID bug causing disconnects
– Fix: Crash in speed test dialog
– Fix: Crash in gui
– Fix: Desktop and start menu shortcut creation was broken

— 2012-11-05: Version 3.4 alpha (build 28462)
– Feature: include an option for automatic update
– Change: install without UAC prompt
– Fix: unchecking files in add torrent dialog was broken
– Fix: potential crash when anti-virus scanning would fail
– Fix: Malformed web seed HTTP requests for files with spaces in their name
– Fix: Language files downloading issue in BitTorrent
– Change: Include all trackers in “Copy Magnet URI” command, not just the first tier
– Fix: existing files would not be re-checked when adding a resolved magnet link in add torrent dialog
– Fix: remove redundant virus warning
– Feature: re-use data from previously downloaded torrents
– Change: improve status message for magnet links that need DHT when DHT is disabled
– Fix: make Force Recheck circumvent file timestamp optimization (to actually force a recheck)
– Fix: disable comment fields when disabling comment support