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

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How to upgrade to the latest iMovie for free?

My iMac was bought in late 2008 and I recently updated it to version OS X 10.9.4. I still have the '08 version of iMovie. How do I update it? And why would I have to pay to do so if it is a built in ...
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Can you tell if updates came from OS X caching server?

If I run software update on a Mavericks Mac it will find a caching server automagically if there are any running locally rather than using the CDN Apple hosts on the internet. I'm not so much ...
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Cinch doesn't work | How do I enable access to assistive devices in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Cinch requires us to "Enable access to assistive devices". However this option is not found on OS X Mavericks > System Preferences. Where can I find it?
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Weird Permissions/ Sandboxing issue: installer.app is not entitled for system.install.apple

There is a serious ownership/ permissions/ entitlements fault in my 10.7 install. What happened: 1) After swapping the stock drive for an Intel SSD of the same size in my Mac Mini 1,2 (2006 -ish?), ...
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All my files seem to have disappeared after OS X Maverick update

I recently did an update on my mac Mavericks It asked me to set up an account after it installed and now all of my files, apps and software have disappeared. I've read a similar post on here where the ...
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Prevent Mavericks from appearing in Software Update section of App Store?

This is mostly a moot point for our organization as we're starting to let more and more people upgrade to Mavericks as they desire, however I suspect 10.10 will have similar promotion within the App ...
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xcode-select --install not available on update server

I'm trying to install the new command line tools in OS X 10.9, and I get this weird error from Apple. Can't install the software because it is currently available from the Software Update server. ...
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How to delete an app stuck in update mode?

Several months ago the Groupon app had an update which I selected, but it never completed the update. It always shows up on the update list and when you tap it, it shows "Updating". The progress bar ...
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Install iOS 5.1.1 on iPod touch 4th gen not jailbroken with current iOS 4.1

I have an iPod 4th generation which is never jailbroken with iOS 4.1 and want to update it to 5.1.1. I downloaded the .ipsw file. On clicking ⌥ alt/option + Restore in iTunes (10.7) and selecting the ...
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Cannot install iOS update

I have an update iOS 7.1.2 waiting which I cannot install since it tells me that I don't have enough free space. The update is 28.8 MB and I have 1.1 GB free. But the update apparently requires 1.5 GB ...
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OSX App Store updates with multiple users

My mac has several users. If I want to "update" an app, it says only the original user can do the update. But I don't have access to his account! How can I either: Update apps from another user ...
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iWork 08 no longer updating in Mavericks

Apple talked a lot about updating iWork for free with the new Mavericks, I bought iWork '08 it was installed on my machine and updated with no issue. A few months back I upgrade my MBP to a SSD, and ...
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Update iPhone to iOS 4.2.1 via iTunes

I read that in order to update my iPhone I have to download iTunes on my computer and plug in my phone, then my phone should automatically update from iTunes. But this is not happening. How can I ...
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Is it possible to update my iPhone 3G without a computer?

I want new the new update for my iPhone 3G (used as an iPod) but do not want to mess anything up. Can I update it without a computer? I also have no SIM card for the phone.
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Can I update from iOS 5 to iOS 6 on iPhone 4?

I don't want to update to iOS 7 on this iPhone 4 and since I'm borrowing it from a friend, I don't want to jailbreak it either. It's not a matter of downgrading to iOS 6, it's still an upgrade since ...
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Why can't my MacBook Air run Software Update?

One of the first things that I tried to do when I got my new MacBook Air out of the box was upgrade iTunes to 10.5 (through Software Update). It downloaded the files (four different updates in total), ...
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Can't update OS from 10.7.3 to Mavericks

I have created a Mavericks OS bootable SD card that I am trying to get onto my Macbook pro 2011 model. Every time I try to boot from that card using 'Option' or by selecting to use it as t the ...
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Booting problem after Mavericks installation: BootCache.playlist: 2 No such file or directory

I have updated my MacBook Air 2011 from the App Store to Mavericks but after the installation it doesn't boot up (spinning grey ball). Safemode or a new installation didn't help and verbose mode ends ...
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Unable to update Mac OS 10.7.5

I am trying update my iMac OS from 10.7 to 10.7.5. I've downloaded the MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.5.dmg file, but when updating, it gives an error like: Mac OS X Update Combined can't be installed on this ...
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Is it possible to update an iphone 3g ios 4.2.1 to ios 5?

I've tried to go on iTunes (check my updates)- but it says your phone as been updated your current version is 4.2.1 is it possible?
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Manually bless firmware when main disk is external

My iMac (mid 2010) keeps pestering me to upgrade my EFI firmware to 1.8. Sadly, no matter how many times I try to to upgrade the EFI (from the manual install, or the auto update), it does not seem to ...
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iMovie update stuck with phantom app

when I updated iMovie back on July 7, I had an error where it kept continuously saying that I had an update, but what it kept doing was installing the same update over and over. At one point I had two ...
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Magic Puzzle won't work after I downloaded an update to it, can I uninstall the update

Magic Puzzle won't work after I downloaded an update to it on my IPad, can I uninstall the update. I don't like the update, it doesn't play right, I want to go back to the one I had before.
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Is there a way to stop Bluetooth coming back on after an update

When i do an update via the Settings app on the iPhone (because the computer i sync to iTune doesn't connect to the net) after the update is done Bluetooth is turned back on. because Updates can be ...
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Deleted app keeps appearing for updates

I installed Instagram a while ago, and deleted it soon after (from my phone and my iTunes). In the App Store however, it keeps asking me to update Instagram.I did try to update it once in the hope ...
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Internal hard disk requirements will not allow me to update to Maverick

I tried to update to Mavericks, downloaded the update through App Store but the installation stalled with an error message saying my internal hdd didn't meet requirements. I'm using an iMac mid 2007 ...
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Cannot update MAC OSX 10,7.5. It has 4 users and after going admin and password told I don't have permission

After going into updates for each user, I give Administrator name and password, it then goes through the motions of an update and asks me to restart, which i do, then tells me I don't have permission. ...
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How do I turn off App Store notifications in Mountain Lion

The App Store on Mountain Lion pushes update notifications through Notification Center. Unfortunately, this also happens for users that are not system administrators (and so cannot run the App Store). ...
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Download OS X App Store updates to update multiple Macs

I have two MacBook Airs, but I have very limited bandwidth. I would prefer to download updates once and then copy them onto all the other MacBook Airs. How can I download App Store updates once to ...
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Mavericks won't update. Crash on boot software update

I believe the update process was interrupted once. My computer works fine but the SoftwareUpdateLauncher fails to do anything on shutdown when I am logged out. I can see that it is in the application ...
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iMac shutting down when trying to install downloaded updates from Apple

My iMac keeps shutting down when I try to install the downloaded updates. It gets to "optimizing" level and shuts down.
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Not able to update from 10.8.5 to OS X Mavericks

I'm currently trying to update my mid 2009 Macbook Pro to Mac OS X Mavericks. I've downloaded the file from App Store several times the but every time when the Install progress reaches about "1 second ...
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Upgrading OS X from 10.5.8 to at least 10.6.8 to update my iTunes

Recently purchased an iPhone 5c and was trying to upload my music and apps from iTunes. iTunes could not upload music because iTunes needs to be at least 10.6.8 to update. On my 2006 iMac I am ...
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Software Update in Mountain Lion

Can anyone who has upgraded to Mountain Lion confirm that software updating is now done through the App Store and no longer through the Software Update utility? If this is the case, does this mean ...
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Phantom Update Stuck In Mac App Store

About a year ago I downloaded the "<3 Sudoku Daily" (click for MAS link) app from the Mac App Store. After a while I decided I didn't want it anymore, so I deleted it by putting the application ...
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App Store asking for other Apple ID when updating apps

My friend's mate reset his phone to prove him wrong about a situation and ever since then when he tries to update his apps it asks for his mom's iCloud password yet it says at the bottom of the App ...
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Macbook pro OSX stuck in version 10.9.1, can't update software

I've tried updating my software to 10.9.2 and 10.9.3, but it won't go. After trying to install it and restarting my laptop, I am still stuck on version 10.9.1. My app store says I should check my ...
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The OS X upgrade couldn't be started because the disk is damaged and can't be repaired

My relative was attempting to upgrade her Macbook Pro and it failed. Everytime the laptop boots up, it brings up OS X Installer. The Installer never completes installation because it says the disk is ...
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standalone upgrade from older version to current version osx

I want a standalone upgrade from an older osx (10.7.4) to the current mavericks. There is the free upgrade in the app store which normally would be perfect -- but my internet connection at home is ...
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Apple ID can't be verified after update to iOS 7.1.1

I've just updated my iPad to iOS 7.1.1 and it can't verify my Apple ID. I can't download apps or update apps! Anyone know how to fix this?
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Trapped: MacBook always shuts down during EFI SMC Update 1.8. Can't boot. How to remove updater from boot routine?

MacBook Pro i7 Mid-2012 (MacBookPro9,2) running Mac OS X 10.8.5: Downloaded the "offered" EFI SMC Update 1.8 through the AppStore Updates. MacBook restarted, grey progress bar appears w/ spinning ...
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How to i update an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3.5 offline

i was able to update my iPhone 4S and iPad via the option on the settings menu however i iPhone 4 which i use as my music player doesn't have that option, my computer with itunes doesn't connect to ...
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Cascade Software Update Servers in Mavericks Server SSL

I have 2 OS X servers and I want to mirror the software updates from one server to the other. I've changed metaiIndexURL settings on the second server, but it seems to have a problem with the self ...
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iPad 1 update from 5.1.1 to 7.1

How can I update iPad 1 from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 7.1? I tried checking for updates but I get a message "your software is up to date".
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Will my files be deleted if I update OS X?

I have version 10.6.8 now but it says that its too old when I try to buy some apps..
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Mavericks OS X Server Software Updates: “Duplicate” entries? How do they differ?

I'm running OS X Server on Mavericks with software updates service. In the list of updates there are several duplicate entries: For instance there are two safari entries. Looking at the details, I ...
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I Have An App That Won't Load/Sync & I Can't Delete It Either

Having trouble with my Instagram app. When it was time for the update, I clicked "update app" of course, & it said the app couldn't be updated. Now I can't access it. Ever since then, it just says ...
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Is there a ‘FileHippo.com Update Checker’ equivalent for the Mac?

I used to love FileHippo.com for keeping a lot of my well-loved tools on Windows up to date with its tool that you could check to scan your current program versions (both freeware and paid - in the ...
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Do i need a seperate dedicated machine to run osx server or can i use some features running it from my MBP

We've got 5 desktop devices in our organization which im currently managing using a remote connection client or physically by sitting at each machine. Each change i make such as an update / settings ...
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Update iOS 5 to 7.0.6 from copied .ipsw file to phone [duplicate]

I've recently downloaded .ipsw file (firmware 7.0.6) and want to update my apple 4s 32 gig phone (ios 5). but when I tried to to use iTunes (holding shift key in windows 7 + press update button in ...