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May 15, 2012

Nintendo 3DS firmware update

Nintendo 3DS firmware gets new update

Nintendo 3DS owners have a new firmware update available on the handheld. Upgrade 4.1.0-8 is now live in the system settings of the device. Nintendo has not announced what is included in the system update, but patches the company will be pushing through the first patches for titles today.

Perhaps the update is to prep the system to allow the title updates. Mario Kart 7 will be the first title that is due a patch, after gamers found game ruining exploits in the Wuhu Mountain Loop track. This should definitely level the playing field for Mario Kart 7 fans.

We'll have to wait and see what else lies in store with the system update.

Anime Review: Shakugan no Shana II

That's right! The "Flame-Haired Burning-Eyed Hunter" is back with some more action to keep us occupied at the end. Defeating those Denizens have never been so easier (or harder) since Sakai Yuji is now training with Shana to become stronger.

Shakugan no Shana IISynopsis:
Shana and Alastor, Lord of the Crimson Realm, continue to do battle with the Denizens, who are trying to steal the Power of Existence from mortals. In the last battle, Yuji is revealed to be a mystes, a "torch" of nearly unlimited Power of Existence. Since the Denizens want to capture Yuji and use him to upset the balance of the Realm, Shana resolves to protect Yuji. Yuji then vows to join Shana in her fight.

Review:
WARNING: CONTAILS SPOILERS, PLEASE WATCH THE PREQUEL TO CONTINUE.

Skype for Linux gets minor update

Skype Hotfix for Linux - About Screen

Skype has released a minor update to its client on the Linux platform.

The hotfix patches a ‘serious vulnerability’ with the ‘libpng library’ present in the static package of the VoIP client.

The issue does not affect any other versions of Skype 2.2 for Linux (i.e. the version available in the Ubuntu Software Center).

What is the static package of Skype? It ‘contains executables not linked against any dynamic libraries’, said to be useful ‘when you don’t want to handle dependencies issues.’ Despite this it does, however, still require a number of dependencies to be installed locally in-order to run.

This update bumps Skype static to version 22.0.99, whilst the version in the Canonical Partner repository remains at 22.0.35 and is unaffected.