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Windows Update issues may be at root of February’s patch delay

Microsoft was closed-mouthed yesterday about why it postponed the month’s security updates, but a patch expert argued that it was probably due to one of more problems with the company’s update service infrastructure, not a single flawed fix.

“Something is broken in the infrastructure, in Windows Update or the [Microsoft Update] Catalog, is my guess,” said Chris Goettl, product manager at patch management vendor Ivanti, formerly Shavlik.

Goettl contended that a back-end snafu was the most likely cause for the unprecedented delay, which Microsoft announced yesterday, because other potential causes made less sense.

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Amazon warning: Got a pre-2013 Kindle? You must update, or else!

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iPhone 6s buyers will have to immediately update to iOS 9.0.1


If you’re planning on buying or receiving a new iPhone 6s tomorrow, you will be asked to upgrade the operating system on the device immediately.

Apple has released a special version of iOS 9.0.1 that’s specifically aimed at the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The OS version was pushed out to the public yesterday, but, oddly, that version didn’t include support for the new phones.

The iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus will ship with iOS 9.0.

The update is nothing major. It fixes a couple of bugs, including a “Slide to Upgrade” dialog problem that was preventing some users from upgrading to iOS 9. The update also fixes an issue that caused some paused video images in Safari and Photo to appear distorted, and another that cause some alarms and alerts not to sound.

Hat tip: Mac Rumors