An application developed by Apple to automatically install the latest version of Apple software on Apple computers.

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OS X lets me run softwareupdate command without sudo: is this normal?

I am able to run and install updates with the softwareupdate command without prefixing sudo. Is this normal, can anybody else do this on there system? The man page states that admin privileges are ...
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iPhone 5s IOS update problems

My storage is almost full, I can't seem to update my IOS. Is there a way to update my iPhone 5s when my storage is almost full?
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Cannot update apps

Cannot seem to update apps or download from iTunes on my iPad Air anymore. If I hit Update on an app, the circle appears, then just goes back to update status. Same applies if I want to download ...
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After Xcode update, simulator has wrong sizes

I just updated Xcode. When the simulator opens, the actual screen is bigger than the overall screen. Here is an image: I am not sure what's wrong. How can I fix this? I already tried changing the ...
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How to recover after iOS update?

Being silly I have agreed to update my iPhone 5c to latest iOS and now my phone looks dead. When boots, it displays the following screen If I connect it to my notebook, iTunes proposes to update ...
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Administering multiple computers on local network from another computer

Ive got several machines that i administer, a mixture of macbook pros and mac mini, that are 90% of the time all in the same building. (macbook pros sometimes leave). Its begin to get quite tedious ...
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How do I avoid update checks for third party software (cobook), dont want to “update” by mistake

I have an app that I bought, unfortunately the company was also bought and the new version is seriously worse. Hiding is not possible for third party software. Removing MAS receipt makes the software ...
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Update from OS X 10.10 to newer fails even with combo update

I have tried many times to update from OS X 10.10 to any newer version (OS X 10.10.1, 10.10.2 or 10.10.3) but it fails all the time without any error message. Combo updates downloaded from Apple's ...
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Do you need OS X Server to do SUS updating?

I have 5 Macs and want to use one as the source for updates. Do this have to be OS X Server or can I use 10.6? See ...
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App store asks me for password but won't let me enter my ID

I need to update fcp on my macbook pro (yosemite) but every time I try the app store asks me to enter my ID and password but it won't let me click on the ID box to put in my email and just gives me a ...
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Apps will not download!

I go to the app store on my iPhone 4s, then I access the Updates section. I select Update, on any app. When prompted I enter my correct password, then a circle appears where the "Update" option was. ...
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OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 -MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Wifi drop

Can some one help me out? Please :) Since I did this OS update my wifi will not stay on all the time it has trouble dropping. Also, once I turn on my laptop it will search for wifi for a while and in ...
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How do I turn off automatic downloads and updates?

I don't see any options for deactivating automatic downloads for OS X and individual apps in the App Store app.
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Removing an application from homebrew-cask

Homebrew-cask provides the possibility for users to conveniently install the applications with GUI, I want to confirm that: while I try to uninstall a software which was installed by homebrew-cask, ...
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App Store doesn't seem to work

I had some updates that prompted me to restart for a long time. Finally, I agreed, but the restart process hanged with the rainbow mouse pointer, so I did a hard reset. Now I still have update ...
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MBP 2011 OS X installation bug

I have a MBP 2011 that had OS X 10.6.8 and worked perfectly. Well, I tried to upgrade it to the new 10.10 and it doesnt work anymore. During the installation process, the "file system verify or repair ...
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Mac App Store downloading whole app instead of update

Mac App Store sometimes downloads whole apps, instead of downloading just the differential update needed. Take the latest iMovie update which is a bug-fix update and shouldn't be larger than a couple ...
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App Store Update stuck

I've downloaded the "Pro Video Formats 2.0.1" update at least twice, but it keeps showing up in the Mac App Store. How do I fix this?
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When does OS X move /usr/local during a system update (slow start with homebrew)?

I have had a recurrent problem with the login screen getting stuck at 50% for a long time. One possible cause is that after an update, OS X is attempting to move /usr/local out of the way and then put ...
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Wallpaper flickering

I've noticed after updating to the latest OS X update 10.10.3 my desktop wallpaper flickers frequently. The flickering will momentarily go if I have a window cover the location of flickering but it ...
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Macbook Pro: Yosemite crashing all the time

I just bought a brand new Macbook Pro 15 Retina Mid 2014 and it comes with Yosemite. yesterday the Contacts app was crashing and refusing to open and giving me the following error: Contacts quit ...
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Update my iPad Software

If I update my iPad 4 to iOS 8 from iOS 6, will the standard Over-The-Air update procedure delete any of my data? I don't have a computer to back it up, so this is important.
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Can I control which drive application and OS updates are downloaded to?

I have a small SSD as my main drive, and a large regular drive for data files. Noticing that my mac is currently downloading an XCode update of about 2.5Gb and an OS update of about the same size, I ...
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How do i fully delete an old account so that it stops asking for updates?

My ex-partner had an account on my Mac. When we broke up, we deleted his account. However, some of the applications that he has downloaded keep asking for updates. I cannot delete these apps, as it ...
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Macbook stuck at black screen with spinning wheel updating to 10.10.3

I have a mid-2014 macbook pro 13 running yosemite. today I downloaded the latest update and macbook restarted to update. It has been stuck on a black screen with a spinning wheel for about for 5 ...
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How can I remove duplicated items in the install updates list?

I just tried to install the OS X 10.10.3 update from the App Store. My internet is slow and after several hours, it finally finished. It asked to restart, and I accepted. But nothing happened. I ...
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Are OS X Security Updates Cumulative?

I can't seem to find a definitive answer anywhere, but are Mac OS X Security Updates cumulative? The update in question is 2015-004. I've checked https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204659 but it ...
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Connection to the server for software updates cannot be established

I have an iMac mid 2007 running Yosemite. This error existed before Yosemite already. Whenever I go to the App Store and click on "Updates", the following error message is displayed: Connection ...
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Xcode update would not work, and now won't leave the App Store update queue

Hello I am trying to remove this update. It was not working and I ended up downloading the Xcode update directly from apple.developer, it gave me no problem. This has been my spring cleaning project ...
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OSX 10.10.3 Update - App Store icon image missing

After installing the 10.10.3 update I noticed my App Store no longer has an icon image, it's just a blank space now in the Applications folder and dock. This persists after a reboot and I'd like my ...
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iPhone update for iPhone 4s from version 5.11 to 8.2

What is the correct file name for iOS 8.2 update file, and which website(other than iTunes) can I download it from?Because direct download from iTunes always fails me.
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Remove OTA installed iOS 8 and reinstall on itunes

hey guys i have the iOS 8.1 update on my iPhone 5s. I have downloaded iOS 8 over-the-air and it takes up too much storage space. So I was wondering if it is possible to delete that update to go back ...
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Why will Xcode not update?

Software update always tells me Xcode 6.2 is available. Other updates install when requested, but when I click the XCode update button it asks me for Apple ID and password. Other items update ...
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Updated Mac to 10.9.5 and Excel won't work

Updated my system to 10.9.5 and kept getting a error message when I tried to open Excel. It suggested I reinstall, which I did. But I'm still getting the same message. My office is a 2010 version. I ...
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My iPod is stuck at the update screen and I can't even do a hard reset

I just tried to update my iPod Touch (generation 5, 32GB, only about a year old) to iOS 8.2 through iTunes on my computer, instead of over WiFi like I usually do. Everything was going fine. It ...
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Thunderbolt display firmware update 1.2 keeps reappearing, but is not compatible

I've got a problem with the Thunderbolt display firmware 1.2. My screen is not compatible, because it was purchased in 2012 and the update can not be performed. However, the update keeps reappearing ...
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Unable to install software updates

I have a white MacBook running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1. When I go to the Mac App Store > Updates tab, there are two updates listed: a combined "Software Update" that includes OS X 10.10.2, iTunes 12.1, ...
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How to schedule Mac software updates at a particular time in Yosemite?

I saw this helpful answer, but cannot find the Software Update.app file when I search for it on my Mac (Yosemite) to insert it into the iCal event. So how can I schedule software updates on Yosemite? ...
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Apps stuck in pending update status?

I used my MacBook Pro and iTunes to download updates for my mobile apps. I then sync'd and the apps were updated. I verified they were updated through the device's Settings app. However, when I visit ...
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Security Update 2015-002 Asks To Setup Mac

I just had to install the latest Security Update from the Mac App Store and it started auto updating. Then when I completed the update (and restarted) my Mac asked me to enter in my Apple ID ...
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Software Update Server /var/empty/Library/Caches/swupd_syncd

I've just install the Server.app on a mac mini that run yosemite 10.10.2 and the Software Update Server don't work. I've got this error messages : Failed to obtain sandbox extension for ...
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Can Mac system updates recover accidentally deleted kernel files?

We commonly know that system updates will fix the kernel defects that have been discovered or not previously disclosed, to make the OS more secure. However, what if I accidentally deleted some kernel ...
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Should I reinstall any part of Macports when upgrading XCode?

This page claims that both XCode and MacPorts should be reinstalled whenever a major system change occurs (e.g. upgrading version of OS from 10.8 to 10.9). I have done this before when upgrading from ...
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How to view Software Update menu in top toolbar

According to this: http://www.apple.com/uk/softwareupdate/ I should be able to update Mac software from the View menu of System Preferences. However, I don't see a Software Update option. Here's ...
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What can I do to unbrick my MacBook Pro after a software update?

I applied the software update from 2015-03-10 on my 2009 MacBook Pro running Yosemite. Upon reboot, I get a grey screen with a circle and a slash through it. So far, I have tried: Rebooting ...
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Why did iMessage stop working after upgrading to iOS 8.2?

After updating to iOS 8.2 I got a message saying "Your SIM sent a text message." Then I tried to send someone an iMessage and it sent an SMS instead even though that person is able to send and receive ...
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Will updating Mac OS affect my Windows/Bootcamp partition?

On Macbook Air, I have OSX 10.9.4 and it allows me to update to Yosemite, will this affect the Windows 7 partition that I installed using Bootcamp ? Edit: seems to work ok for one windows/bootcamp ...
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Deleting an update downloaded from App Store that is not installed

I now run OS X 10.9.5 on my office laptop, which is monitored by my company. App Store alerted me about Yosemite, and I chose to download and install it. After download completed, I got a notification ...
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Multiple iOS App Store Updates in under three days

The other day I noticed that some major apps like Instagram, Snapchat, Nike, Facebook, etc. can have multiple updates (sometimes three or more) in only a few days (less than three or four). See this ...
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Why is softwareupdated taking up all my memory?

The process softwareupdated seems to be taking up way too much memory. It can take up to 400 MB RAM sometimes. I can't nail down what is causing this to happen, so I've been watching my console ...