there was an update?

I have the “automatically check for the program updates” box checked in miscellaneous > settings > general and just found out about this update by doing a manual update search (IE I was not informed automatically).

Umm…shouldnt I have been informed already?

Other than that, the new update seems to be working fine.

There was a problem and they had to turn off the servers for a bit. Perhaps you logged in while the servers were off?