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

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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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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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mavericks 10.9.5 downloaded but not installing

I recently updated mavericks 10.9.5 from 10.9, it shows on Update Installed in last 30 days, but when I see About my mac info it is still showing 10.9 Again going to app store and clicking ...
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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 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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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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To detect whether my phone is jailbroken or not?

How would I know whether my iPhone is jailbroken? If it is jailbroken, would you recommend that I update to a newer version?
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Is there any way to 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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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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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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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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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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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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Apple Preview Program messed up the shortcuts after the Yosemite update

I am trying to annotate my documents with text. In the old preview, I could change to Text Box and click where I wanted to place the text on my document. It would stay on text box and I could click ...
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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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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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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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How to remove deleted app from OS X update list?

I'm using a Macbook pro mid 2010. I have an deleted app always showing in my update list and it's very annoying. This problem has occurred sine Mountain lion. But it becomes quiet eye-catching after I ...
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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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MacBook Pro won't recognise Sandisk 64GB Mini SD card

I bought a 64GB Sandisk for my GoPro Hero 3+ and it works fine. However, when I either plug in my GoPro directly via a USB cable or try to access the drive by using an SD-card adapter, all that comes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installation Alert won't go away

After a failed installation of updates the following alert won't go away. It gives me no option to cancel. Any ideas on how to get rid of it short of rebooting the machine? Using OSX 10.9.4. ...
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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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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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Is there any way to schedule software update?

I have software updates set to check weekly, but it seems to happen at random times during the day. I'd really like to have it run at a specific day and time - say 4:30 on Friday - so that I can just ...
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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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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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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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Prevent Yosemite from appearing in Software Update section of App Store?

Updated title for Yosemite / 10.10, the issue remains the same. 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, ...
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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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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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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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Can't open old Pages files [duplicate]

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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Pages documents created on Yosemite cannot be opened by Pages on Yosemite after latest update (5.5.2) [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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 ...