Automatic App Updates — Yes, automatic updates are in both parts of the love-hate list. One of the advantages, particularly on desktop computers, to disallowing automatic updates is that it gives the IT department a chance to download and test software and patches before rolling them out to everyone. The process, which until now Apple has generally endorsed as part of Mac management in business and education, ensures that IT verifies updates as issue-free. A testing or cooling off period also allows IT to determine whether outside users are having issues by checking support forums, mailing lists, and social networks like LinkedIn and Spiceworks. The result is that automatic app updates represent a bit of mixed bag.
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