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Software Updates Are Annoying For a Reason

Software updates are incessant (and incredibly annoying). Updates on the computer usually require a reboot too, and that’s extra super annoying!

My phone is the worst. I’m constantly seeing double digit updates pending my approval. In fact, when I started writing this post I looked at my app icon, and was appalled at how many were waiting for me. I can’t keep up!

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I was letting them update automatically, but it was killing my battery power because the dang phone was forever dragging something else into it.

But letting them stack up like that is not what a good girl (or boy) should do.

I’m guilty of badness. Baddy baddy badness.

Updates are annoying for a reason. ——> They want you to update.

So they’ll nag the everlovin’ fluff out of you until you finally give in and do it.

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So do it. Update your system. There are too many of us who aren’t.

Those out of date software programs are vulnerable to cyber attacks, and they are repeatedly targeted with exploit tools. You’ve probably heard instances of it happening. Remember a while back when everyone was told to disable Java? It was being targeted maliciously!

Make sure you have the latest version of all software! Update, update, update.

Also consider using a free VPN service(virtual private network), like Hotspot Shield, which encrypts and secures your data even while using public internet.
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Key benefits of HotSpot Shield VPN:

  • Secures web sessions with HTTPS encryption
  • Protects IP address – each time you sign in to the internet with HotSpot Shield, you’ll be assigned a new US IP address to mask yours.
  • Surf anonymously – the encryption keeps your digital footprint protected
  • Unblock websites – unblocks any sites so you can access them from anywhere (for example, at work or school)
  • Malware protection – full protection now included in the latest software version

It’s a free download and easy to install on most any device. Protect yourself.

What kind of track record do you have with keeping your software updated?

About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.

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  1. I’m almost as bad as you. I looked and I had 17…

  2. I was worse than you. :) The one thing I love about the latest iPhone update is that updates are done automatically.

  3. Seems like I update at least 5 apps daily. But I am always out of memory so it wont always go through. Never ending battle! :/