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

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softwareupdated using 350MB+ of memory, is this a problem? How can I get it to use less?

I'm running Yosemite with the latest updates. softwareupdated is using approximately 380MB of memory. That seems quite high to me. Is that normal? Is that indicative of a problem? Does ...
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How to update MacBook Air OS X 10.7.5 to 10.9

I don't want to update to Yosemite but need to update to at least 10.9 or higher so I can re-load my iPhotos app after doing a factory restore. I've tried both suggestions on here already and neither ...
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MacBook Air (bought in August 2014) [duplicate]

With the recent Yosemite software update (I updated on 23rd February 2015) the cool 'bubble' sound that the volume keys made when pressed is now gone and replaced with a different sound. How do I get ...
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iPhone update causing messages to be received to other family member phones

after two family members updated their iPhone 4, they are now receiving messages that are sent originally to me, why is this happening and how can i stop it...i have an iPhone 5s
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Logic Pro X 10.1 update button does nothing

I have Logic 10.0.7 and got a notice to update to 10.1. I press on the Update Now button but nothing happens. I have OS X 10.9.5 installed. What should I do?
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Upgrade to Yosemite Cutting Off Photoshop CS6 Dialog With Two Displays

This isn't my screenshot, but this is what is happening in Photoshop CS6 after updating to Yosemite, the top of the open dialog gets chopped off. We've tested and this only happens when the second ...
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The new software iOS 8.1.3 won't update

I have the iPhone 5s which I bought like 2 months ago. The new software update iOS 8.1.3 wont install. I press the Agree button for terms and conditions and it just wont do anything.
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How can I 'un update' my ipad

I have an iPad Air 2 8.1.3 and I would like to make it 8.1.2 again. Is this possible?
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Window UI Texture Artifacts

I just install OSX Lion on an old Mac Pro, as well as all the major updates 10.7.1 through to 10.7.5. Then I installed the BASH Shellshock patch for OSX Lion 10.7.5 and after restarting my Window UI ...
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How to recover an iPad from power-off during an upgrade?

I upgraded my iPad 2 from iOS 6 to iOS 8. However, I cancelled the upgrade by turning the iPad off because I thought that my files weren't backed up to a PC. I used OtA upgrade. When I turn the iPad ...
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Apple Updater (Windows) Won't Download Updates?

I have an update for iTunes and iCloud yet neither will download. It downloads less than a megabyte but hangs up. My internet connection is fine and very fast. What is going on? Note: I am on Windows ...
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App Store doesn't fetch updates anymore

I'm on a MacBook Pro, mid 2009, OS X 10.10. An update to Yosemite (10.10.2) came out five days ago, but going to the Updates tab in App Store only returns a dialog box with the following message: An ...
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Can't update apps in iOS App Store; can only Open

On my iPhone, the App Store has a badge saying "2". When I open the App Store and go to the Updates page, there are two apps at the top, which for a split-second say "Update" and then immediately ...
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More apps on iPhone 5c ios8 but a lot more storage no apps iPad Air ios 7 no storage?

I have been trying like most to make room on my 16GB iPad Air to get ios 8. Have have no apps on it except what came with it, no music, no videos, and only about 1000 photos. I was able to delete some ...
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Why would I want to update the iOS on my iPad 2?

I have an iPad 2 which I have neglected to update for some time now. The iPad uses iOS version 6 currently. iOS 6 has never given me issues the way i use my iPad so Should I update to the new ...
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Is it dangerous to interrupt the post-OS X update optimizing?

When I log in after every OS X update, I get a push notification saying that my computer is being optimized and that performance and battery life may be affected until it's complete. Is it dangerous ...
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Why don't Yosemite software updates “Try again tomorrow”

I usually prefer to wait at least a day or two before installing software updates. The update notices offer the option "Try again tomorrow" and yet I never seem to be prompted again when I choose ...
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iMessage stopped working after yosemite update

iMessage stopped working after I updated my Mac to Yosemite. I am unable to send message to anyone in my contact, including people with whom I had talked earlier. Even the Apple support is not able to ...
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How to download iOS 8 manually?

I'm still stuck on iOS 7 because iTunes and the blessed updaters don't work. iTunes will start the download, but always drops the connection before finishing. It appears to be incapable of resuming ...
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Is it possible to download OSX updates

I'm helping a friend update her iMac's OSX from 10.6.8 to the latest available for the hardware. That would be easy, if it weren't that the computer has only a 56k connection to the Internet, and so ...
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Possible to update within iOS 6?

If I purchase a brand new iPhone 5 and it has iOS 6.0, can I still upgrade to 6.1.4? I do NOT want iOS 7 or 8.
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Logic Pro updates from 9.1.8

I have Logic Pro 9.1.8. Can I update or upgrade this to Logic Pro X? If so, how, and is there any cost?
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Pages documents created on Yosemite cannot be opened by Pages on Yosemite after latest update (5.5.2)

Seemingly every single document that I created in the previous version of Pages (I update regularly whenever I see that a new update is available) on this same MacBook Pro with Yosemite will now not ...
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iTunes update keeps reappearing even after several updates [duplicate]

iTunes software update keeps appearing in the app store even after several updates of the same. Has anyone faced a similar issue? When I try to update it, the download begins and installs and again ...
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Problem with update on Yosemite

I am setting up a MacBook Pro for a new user. I wiped the disk and started fresh. Everything is up to date, except I am getting one update over and over. I installed the Thunderbolt Display ...
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Updating to iOS 8.1 from computer

I want to update my iPhone 5s which now has iOS 7.1 to iOS 8.1. My question is: If I update it from iTunes is the 5.1 gb iOS 8 going to remain on my computer or it will be deleted after the update is ...
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App Store Keeps Pushing The Same Updates

I've got the following apps installed: Text Wrangler 4.5.12 XCode 6.1.1 Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.12 I've installed the updates no less than 7 times in total in an attempt to get rid of this and ...
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Force Macs to run Xprotect updater through terminal to get latest NTPD security patch

Apple released the the patch for an NTPD hole. This patch is automatically updated if you have SystemPreferences-->App Store-->Install system data files and security updates; checked. Which we don't. ...
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iOS Updates when bandwidth is restricted

I was on a cruise ship in the Caribbean a month ago and needed to keep in touch via email. Connect@sea offered a 300mb plan which I thought would work. I followed all of their guidelines about ...
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Hide / Remove App Store updates for base applications (incl. Safari)

Is it possible to stop the App Store from giving notifications that cannot permanently be dismissed for unapplied updates to particular applications that come as part of the base system, in particular ...
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Snow Leopard to Yosemite update button dark grey and disabled

I have checked that my computer is eligible for the new Yosemite update but when I click on the update button, the button goes a dark grey colour so I cannot click it and as a result nothing happens ...
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Mac OS X yosemite broke my imac

I recently tried to update my iMAC OS to Yosemite as most people had already done it a while ago. it downloaded the package when rebooted to install it. It was stuck with error message. It looks as ...
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“Verification failed” when trying to update to iOS 8.1.1 because of a network issue

I have an iPhone 5s and whenever I try to update it to iOS 8.1.1 it shows the error message below: iOS 8.1.1 failed verification because you are no longer connected to the internet. However, I'm ...
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iOS Software Update over cellular data

How can I software update over cellular data? I've got enough data on my SIM but when go to update my iPad to iOS 8, it requires Wi-Fi. I do not have a router.
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Can't open old Pages files

I have older Pages files I need to open. I am running Mavericks and get the "This file is too old..." error that tells me to save the file with Pages 09. So I reinstalled Pages 09' at it won't even ...
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Yosemite SUS not downloading 10.10.1

We are running a Yosemite SUS in our company and have to set to automatically retrieve the latest updates from Apple but 10.10.1 can not be seen anywhere in there. Anyone have this issue as well?
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itunes stuck on “waiting for iphone”

So I have an iphone from ebay - it has a blank screen but when plugged into the pc tiny umbrella says it is in dfu mode but when trying to get out of it nothing happens apart from the windows sound ...
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Iphone 6: how to disable software updates when using mobile data?

Disclaimer: I am asking this question on behalf of a friend. I don't own any apple product. How to turn off software updates? Iphone 6, IOS 8.1.1. Everything seems to be turned off, still ...
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How can I change the time of day that Automatic Updates installs?

In Yosemite, you can choose to have apps and/or OS X system updates install automatically when available. http://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201541 says this happens 'overnight'. It's unclear whether ...
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Software Update wants to install printer driver update that removes support for my printer

I have a Brother MFC-9340CDW that I've had for some time. I recently upgraded from Snow Leopard to Yosemite and found that among the broken things were that my printer no longer functioned due to ...
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App Store update shows different account

I have a new app update I cannot install. When I review my installed user I see my @mac.com address. When attempting to update Cobook, I'm prompted for my @gmail.com account. The strange parts are: ...
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Remove bookmark/reading list/link column in safari on ipad

Updated ipad to 8.1. On safari now I have a bookmark/reading list/link column on left of screen. It takes up about 1/3 of the screen and I want to delete it. I can not figure out how to do so.
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OSX Yosemite Failed Download

I'm trying to install OSX Yosemite. I start the download from the app store and it sit and thinks for 40 minutes or so and then gives me the following error: Yosemite Failed to Download Please visit ...
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Getting unsupported firmware error while trying update iPhone 5S to iOS 8

I am trying to update my GF's phone to iOS8. I do not have a reliable internet connection and iTunes keep disconnecting in middle and never resumes the download. So I downloaded IPSW link mentioned in ...
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Trouble with updates

Why can't I do updates on my new Notebook Air for Pages, Numbers and Garage Band. I keep getting dialogue box that says it can't do the update either because the program was bought by a different ...
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Apple Software Update catalog URL

I was recently testing our internal SUS but am wanting to get back over to the beta update catalog (one used to get 10.10.1 beta) but did not make a backup. Does anyone have this or know where I can ...
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iOS 8 will not install on 4s after apparent correct installation

I have two problems here: first is that I need to get the contacts off of one iPhone 4s and onto the new iPhone 5s. The contacts are not uploading to iCloud from the 4s. I have done everything I have ...
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Update required when turn on Mac (Yosemite)

I recently install Yosemite, I then found that every time I turn my computer off and turn it back on, it would ask for my password for an update (Update Required) it would then go through an update ...
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Accidentally deleted the wrong iPhone backup from iCloud

I hope you can help me. I've recently gotten way too fed up with all the "not enough space" issues on both my iCloud and MacBook that I've deleted some of the wrong things by accident in my attempt ...
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How good is Yosemite - Is it worth to upgrade now or wait till it stabilizes [closed]

I have iMac (2012) with OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks) currently on it. I am a iOS app developer and need my mac best performing and can't let my mac go down for even 2-3 days. I have read news about issues ...