Been experiencing update issues with your device? You aren’t alone. Some folks using Windows 7 received this message when they tried to update. “Windows cannot search for new updates.”
According to the folks at Computer World, it was all caused by a Microsoft forgetting to update an expiration date. The company says it’s fixed the error now. So if you had a problem attempting to update Windows 7 recently, you should be able run updates without an issue now.
It hasn’t been all smooth sailing for Apple either. A serious security flaw was discovered in Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.1. Apple quickly pushed a patch to users to fix it, but that patch caused file sharing to stop working for some users.
But wait, there’s more! iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices were crashing left and right when they received notification due to a bug in iOS 11. Apple issued an update to iOS 11.2 that takes care of the issue. So, if you’ve had that problem, make sure you’ve got the latest version of iOS.
While I was writing this article, I was hoping to listen to music on my Kindle, but I couldn’t get songs to stream. After some basic troubleshooting, I contacted Amazon customer service. Guess what? An update to Amazon Music broke the ability to stream music on Kindles. They said they were working on it. SIGH.
Unfortunately, even when you do the right thing and keep your device up to date, things can go wrong. If you notice your device acting odd, check to see if there’s been a recent update issued. Then maybe go the support forums for your operating system to see if others are experiencing the same issues. You might even find that a fix has been issued.