Latest Windows 8.1 beta silently updates Windows Store apps

Rick

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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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Jad Chaar

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

MrBlkfx1

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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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Jad Chaar

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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.
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.
 

treeski

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

MrBlkfx1

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Plus I read reviews to see if the new version crashes, is glitchy, etc.
Absolutely! This is another reason why I read logs before updating. I've updated into bugged / glitchy builds countless times when not reading beforehand.
 

Jad Chaar

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

St1ckM4n

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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..)
 

Jad Chaar

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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..)
Yeah, I wish there was some sort of rollback like with drivers.
 

TS-56336

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