Zune Thoughts - Daily News, Views, Rants and Raves

Be sure to register in our forums! Share your opinions, help others, and enter our contests.


Laptop Thoughts

Loading feed...

Windows Phone Thoughts

Loading feed...

Digital Home Thoughts

Loading feed...





All posts tagged "updates"


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What's New in Zune 4.2?

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Software" @ 10:10 PM

http://www.insidethecircle.net/2010...ation-post.html

"Zune Nation is excited about the Zune 4.2 Software update. What was labeled as a maintenance update has turned out to provide more than expected as many websites are reporting on new features and future possibilities that arise from this update. While it is not my goal to cite every article on the subject, I did try to get the originator. Overall, I wanted to give you a rundown of what has changed in this update as seen through the websites of Zune Nation."

My man Neville at Inside the Circle has rounded up and broken down some of the major changes we got as a result of the recently-launched 4.2 update. New in this version are support for Windows 7 podcasts Libraries, in-software playback of AVI video, black-tinted playlist tiles (saywha?), and some tantilizing hints of an upcoming phone device. Some users are reporting the ability to use the Zune interface in several other languages, including German. Unfortuantely, it looks like some of the international hacks have taken a step back to requiring the user to switch their Windows locale to US/English to access the Marketplace and Social. Hopefully this will be remedied soon with a launch in a a few international countries (as My Microsoft Life seems to think.)

Tags: software, updates

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Zune HD: The Morning After

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Articles & Resources" @ 09:00 PM

http://www.insidethecircle.net/2009...ning-after.html

"Have we all come down from our Zune HD highs yet? No. Well I thought I'd ask. Actually the reason for this little post was because now that we know some things about Zune's next entry on the hardware front, there were a couple of things that went through my mind considering what we know about both the device (so far) and the software+services front (so far)."

Marques over at Inside The Circle has posted a nice summary of some of the bits of news that have been discovered throughout today. Worth a read!

Tags: updates, zune hd

Friday, February 27, 2009

Big Zune Update in March?

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Software" @ 08:30 AM

http://twitter.com/brianseitz/status/1234556394

We all know that the Zune team likes to leak out little hints about upcoming product updates in the weeks before it's relesaed. More often than not, these don't pan out, but the evidence is looking strong for something to be coming out in March.

From a recent tweet from Brian Seitz (MossyRoc): "well we have some cool stuff coming over the next 9 mos starting with little steps in march." And Jessica Zahn's (Jetherealz) recent posts on the Zune Insider blog: "Right now, I'm in a phase where I'm earning my money. I see the light at the end of the tunnel - the week after next is going to be much easier - but right now, it's crazy." from What We're Listening To and "8:00 a.m.: Right now, we're coming to the end of a coding milestone - the majority of the code for this milestone is written, and we're focusing on finding and fixing bugs." from A Day at Zune. No smoking gun by any means, but exciting to hear that they're at least working on something. I'm hoping the 3.5 update (as I assume it'll be called) won't take that long to come out. These months in between releases are killing me!

Tags: software, updates, 3.5

Friday, November 17, 2006

New Features Iced Until Spring

Posted by Aaron Roma in "Thoughts Media Off Topic" @ 08:30 AM

http://www.cliczune.com/2006/11/exclusive_no_ne.html

"In this interview, we learned that we are not going to see new features for the 30Gb Zune player before spring. We might have a firmware update in January but only for small adjustments."

We all know that the Zune has the hardware to potentially do much more than it is currently limited to, particularly where wireless connectivity is concerned. All that is need is some tweaking from Microsoft in the form of firmware updates. Interestingly enough, the initial shipping firmware on the Zune didn't even have wireless functionality. So right out of the box, my Zune required an update to version 1.1 firmware to enabled wireless sharing. (This firmware update did ship with the Zune on the companion CD.) So what new features do we have to look forward to? Well, as ClicZune found out from Zune team member David Caulton, it will be next spring before we find out. According the David, for now the Zune team is focused on responding to issues that arise from mass deployment over the holidays, and any firmware releases before spring will in all likelihood be bug fixes. ClicZune also discusses David some of the features and future directions of the Zune team. Check out the whole interview here.


Thursday, October 12, 2006

Small Site Updates

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Thoughts Site Updates" @ 08:37 PM

We're still polishing the site after our quick launch (it was three weeks from domain registration of Zune Thoughts to our beta launch), so things are slowly being added. This week I added a new SHOP link which takes you to our Amazon.com affiliate store. Amazon has a new "site builder" that while simple, is pretty cool - you can whip up a site on anything pretty quickly. If you're planning on buying a Zune, we'd appreciate your support by ordering it through Amazon. Thanks! Next up, I tweaked the sidebar a bit - we've linked to all of the Zune-employee blogs, and will start to link to other Zune sites soon. Later this month we'll be developing front page modules to link into the forum content, so you'll have the last ten posts from the forums, top stories, and more. Stick around!

Tags: updates, Amazon

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Sponsored links