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

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Wallpaper flickering

I've noticed after updating to the latest OS X update 10.10.3 my wallpaper flickers frequently. The flickering will momentarily go if I have a window cover the location of flickering but it will ...
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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 ...
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Macbook air yosemite update

I was updating my macbook air to Yosemite. When I almost finished the update, my battery died. I've charged my laptop, but it won't turn on again. The screen just stays black. What should I do?
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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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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 ...