Automatic Updates has been possible for Mac apps for quite some time, but up until now the system updates of Mac OS X were not part of that automatic installation option.
That changed with Mac OS X Sierra, Yosemite, and El Capitan, and now Mac users who would rather take a hands-off approach to maintaining their Macs OS X software updates can choose to automatically check for and install core system updates.
This requires Mac OS X Yosemite for the Mac OS X update specific option, though prior versions of Mac OS and Mac OS X can choose to automatically install app updates if they wish (a similar, function, minus the system software updates).
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You can change the way Flash Player is updated by right-clicking any rich media content in your browser and choosing Global Settings from the context menu.
In the pop-up window, select the Advanced tab, and select an option under Updates.
For that reason, OS X includes an easy-to-use software update mechanism that automatically checks the Apple servers via the Internet to make sure you’re running the latest Apple-sourced software.
Automatic software update checking is enabled by default as soon as you start using your Mac.
Many of the included applications on Windows 10 — the Microsoft Edge browser and all those other “universal apps” — will be automatically updated through the Windows Store, which is separate from Windows Update.