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update

[¦əp¦dāt]
(computer science)
In computers, to modify an instruction so that the address numbers it contains are increased by a stated amount each time the instruction is performed.
To change a record by entering current information; for example, to enter a new address or account number in the record pertaining to an employee or customer. Also known as posting.

update

To change data in a file or database or to upgrade software to a new version.

Update and Edit
The terms "update" and "edit" are used synonymously to make changes to text, data, images and video. "Update" is also used to change the source code of software.

Update and Upgrade
The terms "update" and "upgrade" are used synonymously to refer to installing new versions of software. However, "update" refers to changes within the same version, while "upgrade" means switching to an entirely new version (upgrades are huge updates). Examples are: "I kept updating the free version, but I decided to upgrade to the premium version." "Microsoft kept updating Windows 7 but I finally upgraded to Windows 8." See edit and upgradable.
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The Android 9 Pie update rolled out in the market with key features that kept it rocking the market for almost a year now.
"If you have manually checked for updates and believe you have an issue with missing files after an update, please minimise your use of the affected device and contact us," but did not say when it plans to restart pushing put the new update.
about how they issue security updates. It also builds on information that the Federal Communications Commission requested from wireless carriers about their security updates practices.
For the Marshmallow update, Verizon actually got there first, delivering Android 6.0 to the Galaxy Note 5 after 156 days.
The next Java update is scheduled for June 18, 2013.
The training will remain accessible online because designated component POCs will be required to make updates on a quarterly basis from here on out.
The master calendar requires that the department issue updates by June 1 of the preceding year, to ensure that the delivery process is not disrupted, postsecondary institutions can meet their responsibilities, and Congress can perform its oversight responsibilities to review need analysis and delivery system decisions.
Regular updates load quickly into a computer system, eliminating filing time and chance of misfiling.
Members for whom the AICPA has e-mail addresses automatically will receive the weekly "AICPA News Update" on important professional news and developments as well as be sent the live link for each issue of The CPA Letter immediately after it's posted online.
Since conventional anti-virus measures do not work, the only protection is to download patch updates to correct flaws before new worms arrive.
The browser-based SAN IMSO web eliminates the need to install software on the client personal computer and no distribution updates of software are needed; all is done on the web server.