We all know the feeling: you’re in the middle of doing something – important! – and you get a little pop-up telling you to update your software. You click ‘later’, often knowing very well that later will still not be the right time, and you are in an endless cycle of laters. Now whilst it is acceptable to defer an update when you truly are in the middle of something else, it’s also important not to put it off forever!
Most importantly, we need to keep the operating system and internet browser updated (as well as any firewalls, anti-virus and anti-spyware programmes). Using software that isn’t up to date makes us vulnerable. Not to mention the benefits of updated software – improved functionality and avoidance of bugs!