Tag: updates

Software & Systems

IT service provider Interactive hits out at tech companies for monopolistic firmware tactics

July 21, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Australian IT service provider Interactive has expressed serious concerns that tech manufacturers are using tactics such as “digital locks” to control or limit access to firmware updates, which may ultimately harm consumers’ ability to easily repair their own electronic devices. […]

BI Users

Android is switching to a regular maintenance schedule for more predictable updates

August 24, 2016

Via: CIO

Minor tweaks and bug fixes aren’t new for Android updates, but Google wants to make the process far less haphazard. A post on the Android Developers Blog details that Google is moving to a regular maintenance schedule “over the coming […]

BI Users, IT Team

Microsoft to end decades-old pick-a-patch practice in Windows 7

August 17, 2016

Via: CIO

Microsoft yesterday announced that beginning in October it will offer only cumulative security updates for Windows 7 and 8.1, ending the decades-old practice of letting customers choose which patches they apply. “Historically, we have released individual patches … which allowed […]