Slated to reach consumers on June 8, Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet will sport the latest version of Honeycomb, Android 3.1.
Apple's professional image editing software, Aperture, has recently been updated to version 3.1 though some users running Mac OS X 10.5.8 may not be able to install the update.
Apple has released an update to its professional image-editing software Aperture, now version 3.1, as well as a handful of helpful troubleshooting knowledge base articles and information documents.
For those who virtualize Windows and other operating systems on OS X, VMware has updated its Fusion VM solution to version 3.1. This update is advertised as being 35 percent faster than version 3.0, and offers up to 5x faster 3D performance for games and features such as Windows 7's Aero environment.
Version 3.1 the social network's iPhone app brings welcome additions like push notifications and address book sync.
Olympus just released version 3.1 of the SP-560UZ's firmware, giving the camera wireless flash control.
NEC introduced an improved version of its laptop for the outdoorsman on Monday. NEC updated its new Versa DayLite E120 with an 800MHz low voltage Pentium III-M processor from Intel. The new E120, however, keeps the same reflective 10.4-inch display as its predecessor. The display is designed to be viewable outdoors, unlike most notebook displays that nearly wash out in direct sunlight. The DayLite can also be used indoors or at night by increasing the screen's brightness using a switch mounted on the chassis. The DayLite machine weighs 3.1 pounds and includes 256MB of memory and a 20GB hard drive. Its standard battery is good for four hours of use, NEC said. The machine starts at $2,199.
Cisco Systems has expanded its security for business-class networks with new intrusion-detection software. The networking company introduced three new products Monday that build on Cisco's current IDS (intrusion detection solutions) line of products used to protect virtual private networks. The Cisco IDS 4250, designed to protect high-bandwidth environments, is available now starting at $25,000. The Cisco IDS 4235, aimed at midsize businesses, retails for $12,500, while the Cisco IDS Device Manager and Event Viewer, which allows for remote management and improved analysis and data mining, is available free of charge for users of Cisco's IDS Software version 3.1.
VMware will announce Monday that Tohoku Electric Power Corporation in Japan has bought more than 1,400 copies of the company's software. VMware's software lets an Intel computer run several versions of Windows and Linux simultaneously. Tohoku Electric used the software to let a custom program written for Windows 95 run on Windows 2000 computers, enabling the company to upgrade its PCs without scrapping or rewriting the custom program. And this week, VMware said it had released version 3.1 of its $329 software for workstations, adding support for the beta version of the upcoming edition of Windows for servers as well as support for several other operating systems.
Symantec has released the latest upgrade of its popular Java development software. Visual Caf? Enterprise Suite 3.1 comes with new features designed specifically for the Web and e-commerce applications, according to a statement from the company. The 3.1 version supports the latest technologies and standards, including Java 2, among other additions.