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

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Failed AppStore download

I have tried to download an update from the AppStore for Yosemite 10.10.4 and unfortunately it interrupted. Now I am in a situation where if I try the update again I get the following message: Some ...
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Updating from iOS 6 to 8

I currently have a 16 GB iPhone 5, with about 1.2 GB available storage. It's still on iOS 6 (I know, right?!) and I figured it's about time to update. Under software update, it says iOS 8.4 is 1.2 GB. ...
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How to get rid of unwanted music?

Before the iOS 8.4 update, in settings, it allowed users to choose whether or not they wanted their phone to show ALL music. With the update, I've gone to settings to only show the songs I want, but ...
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Unable to update though App Store (OS X)

I've been unable to update any of my Apple applications through the App Store. Other applications update just fine. I noticed this when I tried to update Xcode yesterday. Upon clicking the update ...
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Update to iTunes 12.2 via App store

I'm trying to update to iTunes 12.2 via App store however the app is hanging indefinitely whilst "searching for updates". This causes MacBook Pro to become unresponsive too
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Finder freezes after updating to OS X 10.10.4

The Finder is unresponsive after booting ever since I've updated to OS X 10.10.4. It takes a couple of minutes until it is ready. What can I do about it?
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What to do about “File X is not in either expected pre- or post-patch state for Y” errors in install.log?

For about six hours off and on my Mac has been pretty much unusable. "softwareupdated" seems to be the culprit. It goes nuts, maxes out a CPU and uses a huge amount of RAM (and then VM once that runs ...
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What is causing softwareupdated to use excessive resources and kill the responsiveness of my Mac?

Usually my Mac performs pretty comfortably but for the last hour or so it's been almost unusable. When I type it takes a few seconds to actually display what I've typed or just beachballs for a little ...
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Command Line Tools update description of changes

When Apple provides updates for OS X and other software it typically also describes the changes introduced in that version, as displayed in the App Store application's Updates tab or in a separate ...
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How to easily update Xcode from App Store when originally installed from developer site?

I need to update one of my machines to use the latest Xcode (it's my primary development machine so I've avoided updating it for a while, just in case of hiccups). I originally installed Xcode on ...
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Updated application keeps asking to be updated

It's been a long time since Boom app released an update: March 26, according to App Store. I was successful to update, as Boom states that I am in version 1.9.4, the March 26 release. But, despite ...
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reject code 8.1

8.1 Details Your app does not comply with the Guidelines for Using Apple's Trademarks and Copyrights. Specifically, your app icon contained a likeness of an iOS device. We’ve attached screenshot(s) ...
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Software Update Permissions error

This is a really weird one. Anytime I try to update any OSX items via System Update I get a bizarre permissions error. The screenshots tell the story... Here is my attempt to run the update: Here ...
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MacBook Air unable to receive updates

MacBook Air stopped receiving update alerts about 2 weeks ago. If I go to Software Updates on the Apple menu, it just opens a blank page. If I go through iTunes, I get a dozen messages about iTunes ...
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How can I update and then restore?

I've just been sent a replacement iPhone. I don't have a computer at the moment so I've gone to restore it during the set up. It shows the latest iPhone backup as 08:42 which is the one that I want to ...
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OS X Mavericks: Update from iPhoto 9.4.3 to iPhoto 9.5.1 when unable to do so via Mac App Store

am using an OS X Mavericks iPhoto 9.4.3 and trying to install iPhoto 9.5.1 - but when I load up iPhoto 9.4.3, it states that I should update to iPhoto 9.5.1 - I click "Go to Software Update", am ...
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Change update frequency of App Store in Yosemite?

Similar to Change update frequency of app store in Mountain Lion? Is there a way to change the frequency the App Store checks for updates in Yosemite?
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How to update apps outside the US?

I bought my macbook pro in HK and I live in China. As a new user, I don't understand why I can't update my apps and I see this message: "Your Apple ID is not valid for use in the Chinese Store. To ...
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How to install a previously downloaded IPSW file on iPhone directly without iTunes?

I've downloaded the correct IPSW file for the iPhone 4 using BitTorrent. iPhone3,1_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw I cannot use the Apple servers because the connection keeps dropping and the download does ...
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What do the Software Update options do?

In Yosemite the App Store System Preferences pane has automatic updates for a few separate items: "Install App updates" "Install OS X updates" "Install system data files and security updates" App ...
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Update to a newer version of OS X from OS X 10.6.8

Every time I click Software Update it tells me there's no new software! I don't even know what software I'm running so I can't search for updated software. Why is it stuck on 10.6.8?
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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 ...