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http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/10/21/ps3-system-software-update-v4-30

v4.30 is coming, and with it a bit of cleaning up of the dashboard. The rather pointless, ignored, and never updated Playstation Life is going away. In addition, Trophies are moving over to the PSN heading, which, alright I guess. The Games heading was getting pretty crowded.

Housekeeping is a good thing. It's also nice to see an update do something other than simply attempt to block piracy and bring nothing else in the process.
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post #2 of 15 Old 10-22-2012, 07:44 AM
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Other than those still using the PS3 for folding (there are much better ways today), Playstation Life is a complete waste. It was poorly thought out from the beginning, and even had it been fully fleshed out it would still be worthless in this age of instant news and weather on our phones and tablets.
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I agree that it was useless in terms of offering information to the user, but I still ran it in Expert mode to contribute to the Folding@Home project, and I'm sorry to see it go. (For some reason, the Windows version of the Folding application causes instability on my desktop machine, so I won't be running that.)
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Great. Now the PS3 is going to be hacked again because some hacker will be mad about the loss of folding.

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Great. Now the PS3 is going to be hacked again because some hacker will be mad about the loss of folding.

The PS3 got hacked again today.

No BS.

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Folding @ Home was under contract with Stanford. The contract is over and both sides are happy with the results. Not sure why anyone thinks something was taken away from them.

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The PS3 got hacked again today.
No BS.
To be clear, it was hacked a long time ago (I posted about it here a month or so ago). However, those responsible had no intention of releasing it to the public, but when it leaked and another hacking outfit threatened to sell a hacking device for actual money, the original hackers felt that their hands were forced. So they released it (free) to the public today/yesterday. The new hack still depends on having firmware before 3.60. But, yeah, this latest will basically put the PS3 on equal footing with the 360 and Wii for the ease of hacking.

Not a good thing. But we're also pretty late in the hardware cycle anyway. And it may have the perverse effect of boosting Sony's sales figures through the finish line at a time when software releases are tapering off anyway. Though, as I've made clear before, I tend to think piracy isn't as big a problem as companies pretend it is.

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So, in recap, it's safe to install this patch right?
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Worked fine for me and ps life is still there and working.

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On both ps3s also.

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My ps3 froze when it restarted... but a power off then on fixed it.
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Both PS3s went smoothly here.
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The PS3 got hacked again today.
No BS.


Yeah I read about that. As long as they leave PSN alone I'm fine with it. After all, every device is hacked these days.

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Unless this means people can cheat online even easier. That I'm not fine with.

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I noticed something that I believe is new with this update. I noticed it when I used the PS3 browser last night (I know, it's a POS but I still use it occasionally biggrin.gif ) There is now a box to check if you do not want the "do you want to run the plug-in" to display constantly. Seriously. Finally. I may now have to change my sig.
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Worked fine for me and ps life is still there and working.

Life prompted me to do a update and now no longer works.
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