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Microsoft pulls Office for Mac 2011 SP2 from AutoUpdate due to Outlook database issues

Office for Mac 2011

A few weeks ago, Microsoft released a pretty major update to Office for Mac 2011 — Service Pack 2 brought a number of enhancements, but it also appears to have brought some issues to the Outlook database. Microsoft said in a blog post that these issues were only affecting a small number of users, but the company has decided to temporarily stop pushing out the update to Office users through the AutoUpdate tool while it works on a fix. However, users can still download and apply the update manually if they so choose. Microsoft just urges them to first follow some directions it posted earlier in the week to help avoid any database issues — all you need to do is rebuild your Outlook database first before applying the update. Otherwise,…

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Nintendo will auto-update 3DS to prevent piracy

src="http://www.slipperybrick.com/index.php?feedimage=wp-content/uploads/2010/09/3dsaquablue.jpg" alt="" title="Nintendo 3DS ships in Japan February 26, US and Europe in March" width="500" height="264" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-53787" />How does Nintendo intend to protect itself from piracy with the 3DS? Well, according to Nintendo, the 3DS will auto-update itself to block and prevent pirated games and content from loading onto the device.

The company intends to use its sleep-WiFi capability and SpotPass to deliver automatic updates and fight piracy on the platform. It remains to be seen how well this will work, but it’s a good plan.

Arghhhh. The 3DS has stumped me again matey! I’ll be piratin’ elsewheres now.

[Slashgear]



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