Re: How come...?
"How come when you pick up a gadget and wake it up, it's very common that it will choose that point in time to start checking for, downloading,and installing updates?"
Because 9 times out of 10, when the human puts the thing down is also the time it goes to sleep, meaning most of the stuff needed to do updates is powered down. And most humans don't want their devices waking up on their own when they're not around. Not only are there privacy implications, but also power-related ones, especially if the device isn't plugged in often.