The latest PlayStation3 firmware update is here, and it brings a whole bunch of new capabilities to the system, without removing any (this time):
PlayStation Plus: PSN users can now purchase a membership for PlayStation Plus; a new premium service that provides a many new options apart from an exclusive set of features and content.
Photo Gallery: A complete new addition, this network based photo sharing feature allows you to upload, browse and comment on photos on Facebook and Picasa Web Album, or share them amongst your PSN friends.
Video Editor & Uploader: Just like photo gallery, this new addition allows users to edit, save and upload video files stored on the PS3 system to sites such as Facebook or YouTube, using the XrossMediaBar (XMB).
Five Star Rating Support: To give other users an idea of what they are purchasing, users can now rate PlayStation Store content they bought, on a scale one to five.
Power Save Settings: A new default setting for the PS3 System Auto-Off will be 2 hours, and there will also be additional power save options and features.
In related news, a new PlayStation Network application on Facebook.com will soon be online, which will allow users to show off their Trophies and purchases, apart from integrating the users’ PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts. This will let users find which of their Facebook friends have a PSN account, send them a PlayStation Network friend request, or view their online status.
Sony has also launched a PSP firmware update, v6.30, to give it PlayStation Plus compatibility as well as other new features.