Apple Software Update Defaults

Granted, this has probably been going on for awhile now, but since I tend to use my Apple products on the Mac at home it’s the first time I’m seeing it. The software update I was offered this morning includes Safari being checked by default even though I have never had Safari on my PC. I’m usually a fan of Apple stuff, but this just sucks. If I want the freakin’ browser I’ll download it myself, thanks. I expect an update to be for the products I currently have, not some other product I’ve never installed. I know it’s the Microsoft way, but does Apple have to fall into this crap too?! Very disappointing.



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Hi there. My name is Tom Pacyk and this is my small home on the web. I love the intersection of design, technology, and communication, which is a combination that led me to a career in sales and marketing roles at places like Zoom and ServiceNow. They're a bit old now, but I also had the opportunity to publish a couple of books along the way.

Portland, Oregon is home for me, my wife Beth, and our three kids, but I'm actually a Midwestern transplant—I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and went to school at Purdue and Illinois. When I find some free time I'm probably going to concerts, rooting for the Portland Timbers, or working on my Sunshine Burn Photography project.