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Latest Windows 8.1 beta silently updates Windows Store apps

By Rick
May 6, 2013
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  1. Users of Microsoft's latest Windows 8.1 beta (build 9385) have reported that Windows Store apps now silently update themselves without need for user intervention. If you value up-to-dateness but couldn't care less about developer release notes, then this upcoming change...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I love reading what is new for apps. If Apple introduces this feature, I am turning it off.
     
  3. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 848   +201

    Indeed. I like reading changelogs. Honestly, I won't even update an app before I read the changelog. Sometimes apps change things I don't like and would rather stick with the older version.
     
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  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    For me, it isnt that, but I can see what you mean. I like seeing what is new esthetically and under the hood. Plus I read reviews to see if the new version crashes, is glitchy, etc. I bet they will have an option to turn it off.
     
  5. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 945   +191

    I like the idea of installing apps automatically, but with an option to inform you that updates were installed with links to release notes.
     
  6. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 848   +201


    Absolutely! This is another reason why I read logs before updating. I've updated into bugged / glitchy builds countless times when not reading beforehand.
     
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Hopefully it can alert you when the system is updating the apps like Windows currently does with OS updates.
     
  8. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Another issue is that store-sourced apps do not have alternative versions. If something screws up, there's no way to roll back!

    (Yes, I know about rooting and titanium backup etc..)
     
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Yeah, I wish there was some sort of rollback like with drivers.
     
  10. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    This is nice, provided it doesn't auto update apps with permission changes, similar to Android.
     

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