Windows 8.1 to silently update Windows Store apps?

Posted on Monday, May 06 2013 @ 19:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Neowin writes one of the new features of Windows 8.1 appears to be the automatic installation of updates for Windows Store apps:
Recently it has been discovered that in Windows 8.1 build 9385, the most recent Pro Preview build that leaked to the internet last week, Windows Store apps have been silently updated through Windows Update. Users who installed the leaked build reported that after using Windows Update, a number of apps updated themselves silently, including the Movie Moments app that's new to Windows 8.1.

Originally in build 9385 Movie Moments sat at version 6.3.9385.0, but after a silent update some users are reporting their app is now at 6.3.9394.0. A different Movie Moments tile has been spotted in the corner of the app's information, so while this is a minor change, it shows that the silent update wasn't a mere version number adjustment.

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