An anonymous reader writes: According to IGN, "3.0 and is available in Europe, Japan and the States right now. While most of the updates are fairly minor, they all help to make the overall Wii experience a little bit smoother and more user-friendly.Changes include a digital clock on the Wii menu, the Forecast Channel displays the current weather in its little window, message board has a special "Today's Accomplishments" message to show what you've played and address book entries can be moved around with the Wii-mote.Meanwhile, the Wii Shop has had a sleek makeover, which changes the way Virtual Console games are ordered. A new welcome screen now shows four recommended titles and then once inside the Shop there's a list of popular titles, the ability to search for a game, a genre category and a category that organizes entries by the original publisher.However, if you've illegally modded your Wii to play import games or copied titles then be warned. Before you update your firmware a message from Nintendo reads: "If your Wii console has an unautorized technical modification, this upgrade could cause inoperability of your console." Looks like Nintendo is clamping down on modders. More here: http://wii.ign.com/articles/811/811064p1.html Nintendo has also quietly added usb keyboard support more here : http://randomnintendo.com/?id=2559
The Game Reviews writes: "3 PS One classics from the PS3 online store have been removed ue to technical flaws. Crash Bandicoot 2, Spyro 2, and MediEvil have all been removed while Sony tries to fix mainly emulation issues. "This investigation is highly technical and requires some time to work through," wrote a Sony official response to a message board discussion on Playstation.com http://www.thegamereviews.com/story-4-PS3-Recall-
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Mac OS 10.5 Leopard is set to feature several new enhancements to Spotlight, Apple's desktop search, according to ComputerWorld. These include searching across multiple networked Macs, parental search snooping, server spotlight indexing, boolean search, (sorely needed) better application launching, and quick look previews.
Tyler Treat writes: "I think it's safe to say that the Xbox has officially passed away (it's no longer being manufactured). It had a decent run, and gave Sony's PlayStation 2 a run for its money. However, instead of letting it fade away into the grave of lost consoles, let's look back at the good times. (Full Story | Digg)"