Friday, July 25, 2008

Download Google Browser Sync Here!

Google says it has discontinued Google Browser Sync,

Well for people who use it every day, it's "panic" time. Don't worry, although, they have disabled it thru their main page you can still download it by going to the link on the bottom of the page. Kudos!



Download it here!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Magellan Maestro Firmware Update / Download

Magellan Maestro 3100 Region Update 2.18


Download the SOFTWARE

Follow this guide to update your Magellan Maestro 3100 with maps for Hawaii and Puerto Rico, and increase your Points of Interest to 1.3 Million.

This update is only compatible with Windows® XP.

Consider the time required for downloading this update. The table shows approximate download time:

Connection Speed

Approximate Download Time

Dial-up (56 kbps)

51 Hours

DSL (256 kbps)

11 Hours

Cable (512 kbps)

5.5 Hours

T1 (1024 kbps)

2.7 Minutes

Once downloaded, the update process will take approximately 60 minutes.

Before Beginning:

Check to make sure you have everything required for updating your unit:

  • Magellan Maestro 3100 GPS
  • PC running Windows XP
  • Two blank SD memory cards (16 MB to 2GB), one for backing up any data you have on your Maestro 3100, and the other for use during the update process
  • USB cable
  • Paper clip or similar object (for resetting your unit)
  • If the update is interrupted or fails for any reason, run the Update Wizard again before contacting Technical Support.

If there are issues with the lengthy download, or if you are running Windows 2000 or Windows Vista™, it is recommended that you order the Maestro 3100 Region Update 2.18 DVD.


  1. The battery of your Maestro 3100 must be fully charged before beginning the update.

    NOTE: It takes between 3 and 4 hours to fully charge the battery with your vehicle power adapter. Check System Settings to ensure the battery is fully charged.

  2. SPECIAL NOTE: Your Address Book will be erased during the process. Please back up your data to an SD memory card.
    1. Insert a blank SD memory card into your Maestro 3100
    2. Select User Options from the Main Menu
    3. Select Backup and Restore
    4. Select Backup
    5. Select Yes to confirm
  3. Do not connect your Maestro 3100 to your PC until instructed to do so by the Update Wizard.
  4. The Region Update 2.18 must be completely downloaded and run from the hard drive of your PC. 1.2 GB free hard drive space is required.
  5. Close all other applications while performing the update.
  6. Disconnect all Pocket PC devices from the USB ports on your PC.
  7. Insert a blank SD card (16 MB to 2GB) into your Maestro 3100.
  8. Perform a hard reset on your Maestro 3100 by pressing a paper clip or similar object into the hole marked reset.

Update Process:

  1. Download the Region Update 2.18 ( and save it to your desktop.
  2. Double-click the file to automatically unzip the contents.
  3. Double-click the .exe file from the unzipped folder
  4. Select Next on the Welcome screen.
  5. Turn on your Magellan Maestro and connect the USB cable.

    NOTE: You may be prompted to install a driver to establish connectivity between your Maestro and your PC. Refer to the Instructions for Driver Installation below.

  6. If the Windows Logo window appears, select Continue Anyway.
  7. Select Next. The update process will begin. A bar will indicate the progress of the update. Do not power off your Maestro. Do not disconnect the USB cable, or remove the SD memory card during the update process.
  8. Select Finish.
  9. Disconnect the USB cable from your Maestro. Do not power off your Maestro or remove the SD memory card. Your Maestro will power itself off and on multiple times. This is normal during the process. Your Maestro will complete the update process by copying files from the SD card. When completed, your Maestro will return to the Warning screen.
  10. You may now remove the SD memory card.

Instructions for Driver Installation (Only required if prompted)

If the Found New Hardware Wizard appears during the update process, follow the instructions to install the necessary driver. (A driver is a small piece of software that enables communication between your computer and a connected device.)

Select "No, not this time". Then select Next to install the driver

Select "Install the software automatically (Recommended)". Then select Next. Your PC will search for the driver and prepare to install it.

If the Windows Logo window appears select Continue Anyway.

After the Found New Hardware Wizard has installed the driver select Finish and continue the update process.


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