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By Abhay V
Microsoft releases Flight Simulator patch version 184.108.40.206 with a bunch of fixes
by Abhay Venkatesh
As promised last week, Microsoft has released a new patch for Flight Simulator, bringing version 220.127.116.11 to all users. Today’s update contains a bunch of fixes and improvements to various areas such as the UI, airports, planes, and more. The changelog also notes that multiplayer has been deactivated in the Japan discovery flight.
While the patch notes are short – in comparison to earlier patches –, the download from the Store is a 569MB package, with the in-game content download size reaching 2.4GB. The company is quick to add that these notes do not include “every single item that was updated”. Regardless, fixes for the VFR screen causing game crashes and issues in the Avionics screens will be welcome additions for those who have been experiencing them. There are other fixes for auto-generated scenery.
Here is the complete list of fixes in patch version 18.104.22.168:
Interestingly, the company has not listed if the ‘Press any key to start’ prompt has been removed from the game. The firm listed this ‘Top wishes’ item as fixed and slated for release in the fourth update, which is what today’s patch is. Another item in the latest Feedback Snapshot denoted as fixed in ‘Update 4’ is the issue with the left engine failing to start on the A320, which also isn’t present in the release notes.
In addition to the patch notes, the company has also updated the list of known issues and the possible workarounds. These include issues with various aircraft, airports, weather, and more. Users can head here to read through all the known issues and workarounds.
By Abhay V
Apple releases watchOS 7.0.2 with fixes for battery drain issue and ECG app availability
by Abhay Venkatesh
Apple released iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 to supported devices in September, earlier than it usually would have, due to the pandemic and delays in announcing the iPhone line-up for this year. The updates brought significant changes for Apple’s offerings, including a design overhaul to the home screen in iOS that introduced an App Library for all apps, new widgets and much more. watchOS 7 was also a major release, finally bringing sleep tracking, support for third party watch faces, and more.
Just a week after the release, the first bug-fixing update for the OSes came on September 24 and brought fixes to the default apps issue on iOS and iPadOS. Today, Apple is releasing the second bug-fixing update for the Apple Watch OS, bumping up the software to watchOS 7.0.2. The release brings improvements to battery usage and a fix for the ECG app not showing up.
Here’s the complete changelog:
While the update itself is fairly minor, the improvements to battery drain and the ability to enable the ECG app for users in regions where the feature is supported will be a welcome addition. However, more fixes and features are on their way in watchOS 7.1, which is currently in beta.
By Abhay V
Latest Galaxy Note20 Ultra firmware update brings camera and battery life improvements
by Abhay Venkatesh
Samsung is beginning to roll out an update for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which comes just a few days after the Note20 series received the October security patch. While the earlier update only brought to the devices the October security patch and nothing in the way of features, today’s update that is starting to roll out to users in Germany seems to be specific to the Note20 Ultra.
According to the folks over at SamMobile, the update brings improvements to battery life and the camera. Specifically, the camera is receiving fixes to improve stability and night mode performance. It is not clear as to whether there were any issues reported about the reliability of the camera, but this update should fix any such issues that were present. Battery life improvements are also welcome additions for users of the device. Additionally, not much else is supposedly being added with this update.
While the Galaxy S20 Ultra suffered from camera performance issues at launch that required to be fixed by software updates, the Note20 Ultra gained positive reviews and was not plagued with the autofocus issues found on the S20 Ultra, likely due to the addition of the laser autofocus module. However, the South Korean generally serves updates to further improve camera and device performance post-launch, which is what today’s update seems to be.
Galaxy Note20 Ultra users can head to Settings > Software update > Download and install to check for updates and pull the firmware. Considering that the firmware update is just beginning to roll out, it could be a while till it makes it to all regions.
Patch My PC Updater 22.214.171.124
by Razvan Serea
Patch My PC Free is a portable and reliable tool which can quickly check your PC for outdated software. The supported third-party programs include a large number of widely-used applications, including Adobe Reader, Mozilla Firefox, Oracle Java, Apple Quicktime, iTunes, Microsoft Silverlight and many more.
Patch My PC Free features:
Easy to use User Interface Outdated software will show in Red Up to date will show in Green Patches many common third party products Reader, Flash, Java, Quicktime and More Portable and very small Offers optional software updates you can include in the update process Scan and install needed Windows updates Quickly uninstall multiple programs Enable or disable startup programs Patch My PC Updater 126.96.36.199 changelog:
Patch My PC now supports French if the Windows is installed in French Fixed detection issues that may occur for:
Avidemux Blender Brave Discord (Excluded “PTB”) Etcher GIMP Malwarebytes (Excluded “Endpoint Protection”) Skype (Excluded “Click to Call”) Improvements:
A lot of code-improvements for backend Minor other improvements Removed Software:
Removed JDK 8 & JDK 14 (No public downloads anymore) Removed uTorrent & BitTorrent (High detection ratio in VirusTotal all the time) Removed OneDrive (It auto-update itself + It’s pre-installed with Windows + Compatibility issues when upgrading from the installer in some cases) Removed the Donate button, if you really want to support us then share “Patch My PC” everywhere! Download: Patch My PC Updater 188.8.131.52 | 3.0 MB (Freeware)
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By Jefferson Mangubat
Opera now lets you sync data between Android and PC with a QR code
by Jefferson Mangubat
Opera has introduced a new update to its web browser for Android and PC that makes it easier to sync data between its mobile and desktop versions. The company has also added Flow to Opera on Android, a native chat feature in the browser.
The new Opera for Android, version 60, now allows users to scan a QR code that can be displayed on its desktop version, where that code can be generated through this link. Once that is done, the web browser will sync data between its Android and PC versions including bookmarks, open tabs, favorites, browsing history and more without requiring an email or password login. This is courtesy of the updated Sync feature of the browser, with support for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Stefan Stjernelund, Product Manager of Opera for Android, has this to say:
Opera for Android has also added Flow, which originally comes from the Opera Touch browser. This feature allows users to "chat" with themselves in the browser to share links, photos, or texts across devices by highlighting them and choosing "Send to Flow" in the context menu.
Flow supports end-to-end encryption and users can also upload files of up to 10MB. You can also send a current website by clicking on the arrow to the right of the address bar. In addition, Opera for Android adds Suggested Sites to its speed dial section in order to display your frequently visited websites.
For its desktop version (now updated to version 71), Opera has introduced the Easy Files feature. It basically allows users to attach files by showing their most recently downloaded files so they won't have to dig further.