COBB AccessPORT Windows 8 drivers

Recently I bought a new laptop with Windows 8 on board. Then I downloaded and installed recent version (2.0.2.3) of AccessPORT Manager from COBB. Unfortunatelly included driver does not work with Windows 8, so APM can not connect to AccessPORT device. But there is solution described on COBB Tuning forum. You need to set option "Check for beta AceessPORT Manager" in APM Options. But it did not work for me, and when I looked to logs, there was a 404 error.

AccessPORT firmware update 1.6.7.0-5110

On November 26, 2012 was released new firmware for AccessPORT with support for USDM 2013 Mazdaspeed3

Release Notes History on AP-MAZ-002 AccessPORT

Firmware Update 1.6.7.0-5110:
Date: 11/26/2012

Special Instructions:

Repair of tire pressure sensor

My Mazdaspeed is equipped with TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). When the pressure in any wheel differs from specified standard, the indicator light is shown on dashboard. This usually happens when pressure decreases due to a hole in the tire, leaky valve or damaged rim. Good practice is to check pressure in wheels from time to time regardless of TPMS sensors, but when the indicator lights up on dashboard, it should be done as soon as posible, even if you do not see any loss.

AccessPORT firmware update 1.6.7.0-4715

On October 2, 2012 was released new firmware for AccessPORT with support for World Market turbocharged Mazda3 and Mazda6 vehicles and updated map support.

Release Notes History on AP-MAZ-002 AccessPORT

Firmware Update 1.6.7.0-4715:
Date: 10/02/2012

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COBB AccessPORT goes Global, support for Mazda 3/6 MPS

On October 2, 2012 COBB Tuning announced that AccessPORT will support European versions of turbocharged Mazda 3 and 6 vehicles. This is very good news for Mazda3 MPS and Mazda6 MPS owners, because from this day they can tune their cars using AccessPORT predefined maps and use many features delivered by AccessPORT, like monitoring, logging and so on.
Below is note from COBB Blogs:

What I found in my subwoofer

From time to time I heard a sound, something like a screw rolling in the right side of the cab. I thought that this might be under the upholstery in the door and I planned to remove it and check. But before that, I decided to hear closer from where sounds are coming, and my suspicion was directed to the BOSE subwoofer which is mounted under the passenger seat. After removing the seat, speaker cover and removing the speaker, I found two 2 zł coins in the resonance cavity.

AccessPORT firmware update 1.6.5.0-4149

On June 20, 2012 was released new firmware for AccessPORT with updated map support.

Release Notes History on AP-MAZ-002 AccessPORT

Firmware Update 1.6.5.0-4149:
Date: 6/20/2012

Special Instructions:

Brake replacement - discs, pads, painting of calipers

Due to the fact that the discs and pads on my Mazda was not in good condition, I decided to replace the entire set of brakes and the opportunity to paint calipers. Because I do not know any garage that would do it properly and comprehensively for reasonable money, I decided to do it by myself. After consulting with other MPS owners I bought Hawk HPS pads kit and OEM discs (the same as Mazda's authorized service use). I used paint in spray, which I bought in the paint store, said to be tested and resistant to temperature.

AccessPORT firmware update 1.6.5.0-3995

On May 14, 2012 was released new firmware for AccessPORT with support for Australian Mazda3 MPS and Mazda6 MPS, and new maps v230:

Release Notes History on AP-MAZ-002 AccessPORT

Firmware Update 1.6.5.0-3995:
Date: 5/14/2012

Special Instructions:

COBB Tuning AccessPORT for Australian MAZDA3 MPS & MAZDA6 MPS

On May 14, 2012 COBB Tuning announced that AccessPORT is now available for Australian Mazda3 MPS and Mazda 6 MPS. Below is note from their site:

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