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

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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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I lost my data on iPad 2 [duplicate]

I updated my iPad 2 to iOS 7. It blocked and asked me to plug it to iTunes. I did connect it to computer then I was asked to restore the iPad. I am afraid I lost all my data and I don't have 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 ...
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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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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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Why XCode needs to be stopped to update iTunes ?

I'm wondering everytime iTunes has an update : Why XCode needs to be stopped to update iTunes ? Is it some kind of shared component ?
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Software and Monitoring Provision for Mac Clients

I was wondering if there are any Apple Software and Monitoring tools specifically made for Mac OSX Clients. I am aware of Profile Manager and several OSX Server tools such as Open Directory for ...
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Seeing details on software updates for Mavericks

I have a pop-up telling me that there are "Updates Available" and asking me if I want to install "now or try tonight?". Before Mavericks, I was able to see what the updates were. Is there a way to ...
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Why am I told to “Connect to a power source” for best results when installing/updating software?

I've experienced this when installing or updating a number of applications, most recently Logic Pro X. What's the reasoning behind this?
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Homebrew vim already installed when brew update displays Vim as a updated formula

simple questions, when I run brew update here is the result [admin@mb125:~/src/test] : brew update Updated Homebrew from 16bd5c86 to 24073dc0. ==> New Formulae mal4s nbimg ==> Updated ...
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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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Updating 4th generation iPod to iOS 6.1.5

I would like to know what could happen to my iPod if it can't handle the update to iOS 6.1.5. It is currently on version 5.1.1 (9B206).
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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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iPhone stucks on iTunes + USB screen after failed update to lower version than suggested by Apple

I have an iPhone 4S with 6.0.1 installed on it. I wanted to update it to 6.1.3 and not 7.x as iTunes suggests. I downloaded 6.1.3 IPSW file for 4S from apple.com, shiftclicked update/restore in ...
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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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iPod and iPhone deleting messages without being selected for deletion

Since the upgrade to 7.0.4, my iPod is deleting email messages without me selecting them for deletion. I open my email account and can see that I have 4 new messages, but before I can open them, they ...
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Remote Desktop Client perpetual update in App Store

The App Store icon in my Dock always has a little "1" badge on it indicating that 1 app is available for update. That 1 app is "Remote Desktop Client Update 3.7.1" via "Software Update." However, ...
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Upgrade an application through itunes instead of directly downloading the update inside iPad

There is an application (a game) I have installed on iPad through iTunes, now I want to download an update for that game, but since my Wi-fi is not working is there someway I can connect the iPad to ...
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How to update the program “preview”?

Im Using Mac OS X 10.6.8 and I do regular updates via "apple-symbol / Software Update ...". For Viewing an printing PDFs, I use a program called preview. The version installed on my computer is ...
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Difficulty in downloading some updates since I installed Mavericks

Ever since I installed Mavericks on my iMac, I have had problems in downloading some App updates from the App Store. In particular, Pages 5.01 appears to download satisfactorily, but when the full ...
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MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010) SMC Firmware Update 1.8 Won't install

I am running 10.8.5 OSX with late 2010 MacBook Air 11-inch. I have had the "MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 1.8" in my updates window now for at least a few months. I constantly hit update, and it ...
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Updating iphone 5 with ipsw file

I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 6.0.1. Can I update with an ipsw file to iOS 6.1.2? I don’t want to have iOS 7. Or can I only update automatically to iOS 7?
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Repeatedly asked to install firmware update 1.8

In the last few days I have seen the same update keep appearing in my App Store updates list. The details are: Software Update: MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 1.8 "This update address a rare issue ...
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What other features and bug fixes made it into the 7.0.4 release of iOS? [closed]

I just downloaded 7.0.4 which specifically notes the fix of a FaceTime bug and more generally notes "bug fixes and other improvements". What noticeable improvements or bug fixes are there in this ...
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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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CLI softwareupdate does not find updates

I can see in the App Store that I have one application (Xcode 5.0.2) that needs to be updated. But if I run the sudo softwareupdate --list in terminal I get the message that there is "No new software ...
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Download app update once, install twice/thrice?

I have a very slow internet connection and would like to be able to download app updates (iTunes, Aperture, iWork etc.) just for one machine and be able to update 3 machines offline on home network. ...
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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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Will updating my software to Mavericks delete all of my files and software?

I'm a new Apple user and have the option to update my software to Maverick. I know that on Windows when you install a new operating system, all of your previous data is wiped out. It's pretty much a ...
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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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Upgrading for free Apple trialware from third party distributors?

I upgraded to Maverics, then I read than older trialware of iWork, Aperture and possible FCP and Logic Pro are being upgraded for free to their latest versions by Apple on the App Store desktop ...
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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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How to clear up space on 16GB iPad for iOS upgrade?

I have an iPad mini 16GB and like to upgrade to iOS 7.0.3. this upgrade wants 1.2GB of free storage. However I only have 0.5 GB at the moment. The largest amount of data are my photostreams. They ...
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OS X Server (Mavericks) requires wired network connection for Caching?

I recently installed OS X Server on my Mavericks machine, and want to use the server (among other things) to cache software and app updates for other devices on my network. However, when I try to turn ...
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Cannot do updates in OSX app store

I am at a loss. I have upgrade to Mavericks and now when i go to my App store i see there are 6 new updates. When i click on Updates (showing Updates 6) i only get a grey bar and it does not show ...
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iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1 not being offered update by iTunes

iTunes (v11.1.1) is saying my phone's OS is up to date (tried clicking check for updates). Why is that? If I force update with a downloaded .ipsw (using SHIFT-update), do I have to use the latest iOS ...
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Prevent app from App Store update

I have two versions of Xcode, one is the latest Xcode 5 and the old 4.6.3. The second one is just a copy of the first one, just before the App Store update. But after the update, App Store keeps ...