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

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itunes software update ignore isn't working

I have OSX 10.5.6 and iTunes 10.4.1 on my laptop. I turned off the software update for iTunes, but every time I click on a song, I get a notification that says iTunes requires Safari 4.0.3 or ...
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Updating OS X Mavericks without entering payment information?

A while back I created a Apple ID for my self on a loaned iPhone 4 at work. Recently my partner upgraded her MacBook Pro to Mavericks, and being the IT guy in the house, I installed the first few ...
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Do Apple Software Updates really take up as much space as it shows in the size column?

When you go to update your Mac software via Apple Update, each line item contains the size of the file. Is this the size of the download or the actual size it will take up once the update is ...
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How to upgrade OpenSSL in OS X?

Today the heartbleed OpenSSL exploit was announced in the wild, which allows an attacker to surreptitiously detect and steal private server keys (allowing them to MitM and decrypt your encrypted data ...
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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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Why doesn't Epson driver show up in Software Update as Epson claims it will?

I'm following Epson's guide for installing OS X 10.9 Epson drivers for Workforce 610, which says to use OS X Software Update to install. Unfortunately, nothing under "Updates" mentions Epson. I've ...
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iPod Touch 3G - Error after update and can't do a factory reset

Can anybody help me to reset my iPod? I don't need the data back - only my iPod. I got an iPod touch 3G and yesterday I got an update message from iTunes. After that update iTunes gave me an error ...
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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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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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Process 'storeagent' eating bandwidth

Recently I noticed a hike in my daily internet usage. After investigation I came to know that a process called storeagent was downloading huge amounts of data from the internet. When googled I found ...
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Xcode 5.1 won't launch — “being updated” — but already installed

trying to launch Xcode 5.1 and keep getting "Xcode is being updated". It was updated last week and shows as installed. Screen shots to illustrate. Any ideas? I went to the developer portal, but it ...
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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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Will apps fail to download if I'm still on iOS6?

I am still running iOS 6 on my iPad. I have several apps that are failing to download right now (error message is "unable to download update at this time") and I'm wondering if it could be because I ...
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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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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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Updates: Mavericks 10.9.2 + Critical Security Update → no reboot

Update On an iMac running Mavericks 10.9.0, I just selected within App Store the 2 last OS updates: Critical Security Update (version 1.0) OS X Update Combined (version 10.9.2) These 2 updates ...
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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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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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Why BlueTooth is activated after updating the iOS?

I noticed something while updating the iOS. After finishing the updating, I always find that BlueTooth is on and activated. Any idea why Apple is doing that?
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Some apps won't run after upgrade to iOS 7.1, how to fix? [duplicate]

I update to the newest 7.1 yesterday. Now some of my apps will not open. Is there a way to delete this update?
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iPhoto update seems to be 2G and two attempts to run it failed. It used half my monthly data

My iMac is only a few weeks old. Just after i bought it, it started to automatically run an update for iPhoto. This went on for several hours and used 2G of data but the update failed. It tried ...
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Problems with avast after install OSX 10.9.2 update (13C64)

The recommendation install OSX 10.9.2 (13C64) took hours to download, and then knocked out my AVAST saying after the upload Avast is incompatible. It also has caused an non responding pop up box to ...
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Should I install windows updates for Graphic Adapter?

I'm running Windows 7 on MBP mid 2011 via BootCamp, now Windows Updates suggests me to install "Intel Corporation - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2 - Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000". ...
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Can iPod touch 5th gen use older versions of apps?

I know it's possible to drag and drop an older version of an app from apps you downloaded in your iTunes onto your iPod but will this work with the new iPod touch 5th gen? I was gonna get the iPod ...
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The Mac App Store won't let me update iMovie and iPhoto because it says i bought them under a different account

I just bought this computer in August -- i have been the only one to use it, have only used it under my itunes/apple account. But ever since the first week or so that i've had it, i've had update ...
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How to upgrade my MacBook Air from 10.6 to 10.9?

I was given a MacBook Air from my step mother because she never used it. I tried upgrading everything but every time I try to update it, it stays the same old version. Do i need to go to the store ...
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Can I hide software updates in Mavericks?

In 10.9.2 (not sure about earlier versions of .9) I can find no way to stop the nagging software update requests from the App Store. I've heard of people uninstalling software which works in some ...
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What does repeating beeps mean during charging?

During a software update to 7.0.6 this iPhone 4S abruptly turned off and would not turn back on (screen blank). When plugged into the charger or computer it beeps on a regular basis with the default ...
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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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OSX 10.9.2 for the second time

I got OSX 10.9.2 update installed on February 26th. Today (March 5th), without prompting, I got another update. The description of the update in App Store is identical. Any idea what this update was? ...
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iOS 7 upgrade - how much space will I get back?

I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS6 and I'm considering upgrading to 7.0.6. I see I need 3.9 GB to run the update and I'm pretty sure I'm going to get some of that back, but don't know how much. How ...
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Is it possible to upgrade from Java 5 to Java 7 on OS X 10.5.8 - Leopard?

I'm using OS X 10.5.8 - Leopard. I updated Java via Software Update and the newest Java I could have installed in MacBook was Java 5. This is the screenshot: Can I somehow update Java 5 to Java 7? ...
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How do I stop the iTunes update requests I am seeing on my Windows 7 computer?

I wish to stop the iTunes update requests I am seeing on my Windows 7 computer. I don't have, need, or want iTunes, so after installing it, I removed it months ago by going to the Windows uninstall ...
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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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Could a carrier update lock my device to its original carrier?

Is it safe to go for "carrier setting update" after updating to 7.0.6? Could it lock my iPhone 5 to the original carrier?
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Proximity sensor stopped working after upgrading to 7.0.6

The proximity sensor stopped working as soon as I updated to the latest version. Now the screen does not switch off when I receive a call !! Tried restoring the phone to factory default and then ...
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Updating Office 2011 on Mavericks

I'm opening Microsoft Word (read; Office 2011 for Mac) for the first time after installing my new Macbook Pro Retina 13". However, if I check for an update there will be one. After I update it, there ...
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Where is my iPhone backup kept? (Created prior iOS5 upgrade)

I've just updated my wife's 3GS to iOS 5.1 from iOS 4. The restore seem to only restore the messages/photo roll and some other settings. I don't see most of the apps but the most important part is the ...
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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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Is it possible to update an iPad 2 to 6.1.6 instead of 7.0.6? [duplicate]

We have a (non-jailbroken) test iPad 2 with iOS 6. Following the recent SSL vulnerability patch, we'd like to update it. However, the update I see in iTunes/Settings is to 7.0.6. We'd really like to ...
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“No connected camera” error using MacBook Air

I have a friend with a 13" MacBook Air. He upgraded to the new software in the App Store about a week ago and now, when he is using anything that uses his built-in camera, it says "There is no ...
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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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“Updates are ready to install” but I couldn't install

My company had given me an iMac to use and apps like iMovie, iPhoto had been installed by a former employee who had been using this iMac before me. Now the problem is; Updates are available for those ...
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Does the iMac EFI Update 1.7 change how NetBooting works?

I have a NetBoot server to manage all the Macs in my office. However, when I started a weekly backup of one of my iMacs last week, after rebooting and holding N, I saw the blinking globe for a few ...
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Xcode 5 update, why am I stuck on Xcode 3.2.6?

I'm running Xcode (downloaded from the Mac App Store) on my MacBook Pro running OS X Mavericks. The weird thing is I am running version 3.2.6, yet Xcode claims to be up to date. There are no updates ...
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granting an app permission to write to its directory

Dictate does not have permission to write to the applications directory. It wants to know if I'm running off the disk image; I am not. How do I change permissions for an application?
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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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Updating iPhone with Jailbreak?

I'm currently waiting for iOS 7.1, so I jail broke my phone to test out some features until then. What happens after I try to update to the new iOS ? Will I lose all pictures/data that I've created ...
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How can I dismiss the App Store banner in Notification Center without taking an action?

This is the notification that pops up from the App Store on Mountain Lion: As you can see, the only options are Details and Update. Most of these banners have a 'close' button, to dismiss the ...
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Brand new Mac won't let another user with admin rights run an update for a program that came on the system

When it was originally set up, I set it up with our dept login and ran all updates. The user has admin rights but is unable to sign into the App Store with her account for a program that has an ...