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

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I want to restore iPhone data that didn't get restored a few weeks ago, but don't want to lose data since then

I installed iOS 5 on my wife's iPhone 3GS about 3 weeks ago. When the process was over, she was missing her apps. I reinstalled these from the App Store via the Purchased section. However, she was ...
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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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Why do OTA updates require so much space?

Why do OTA updates for iOS always require at least 3GB of free space? It's kind of a pain to have to delete apps and then to have to reinstall them again.
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Using Software Update server without binding Mac to Lion Server domain

I've got a Mac Mini Server running Lion Server. Right now, it is serving the Netboot and DHCP services. I'd like to set it up as a Software Update server so Mac users in my office can run their ...
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Do I need to install the Boot Camp update in Mac OS X and Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition on a 2010 Mac Pro running Lion. Every so often I'm prompted to download and install the latest update to the Boot Camp software under Windows but this ...
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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 silently update OS X and reboot if necesary?

I am looking for a silent (unattended) way of updating OS X that would not require use intervention. Is this possible, how?
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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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Should I install new drivers on Bootcamp?

I installed Windows on my Mac and Bootcamp installed NVidia Control Panel. Today I received a notification in the Control Panel about a new driver. Should I install it or should I wait for drivers ...
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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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Will a restore to default factory settings remove the firmware updates from my Iphone?

If I restore my iphone to default factory settings will it remove the ios firmware updates and leave ios in the state it was in when I got the phone?
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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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iOS7 new/updated apps, NOT showing blue dot. Any one know why?

I have just noticed on my friends device (running iOS7) blue dots next to the app name on the home screen. I have done some research and found that these now replace the "new" banner in iOS6 as well ...
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What are the pros and cons to updating iOS with a full install via iTunes versus a delta update via the Settings app?

I can think of a few reasons to do it each way, but I'd like a complete list of them.
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Update Xcode from 4.6.1 to 4.6.3 for Homebrew

I have installed Xode downloading the DMG (not from the Mac App Store). Now each time I run brew doctor it says: Your Xcode (4.6.1) is outdated Please install Xcode 4.6.3. But In App Store > ...
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Are iPad/iOS updates region dependant or serial number dependant?

I've got an iPad running iOS version 4.x and I want to upgrade to iOS 5 but I'm currently in the middle east. iPads in the middle east don't have FaceTime installed on them. I'm a little worried that ...
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How to copy updates from mac to another?

I live in a country where Internet isn't that broadbandish, I installed Lion on my home laptop and want to copy the updates to my Mac Mini. Is there a way to copy Apple updates from a machine to ...
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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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Firmware Update 1.0 for MacBook Air 2012 Not Installing

The firmware update 1.0 for my MacBook Air (2012) is not installing. I do not have the disk encrypted and I have tried an SMC reset. I also let the mac sit for a minute after shutting down before ...
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How do I stop Apple from offering me iTunes 11 as a software download in OS X

I don't want to disable Apple software update, I just want to prevent myself from accidentally overwriting my iTunes 10 with a working Party Shuffle/iTunes DJ with the new iTunes 11. I have iTunes 11 ...
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Is there a way to decline Mountain Lion updates?

In particular, I receive update notifications for printer drivers where my current drivers work and I don't want to update them. I'd like to clear the updates from the store and stop receiving ...
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What solutions exist when apps don't download or update on iOS 6?

I've been having a problem with installing and updating apps after upgrading to iOS 6 on my iPad (3rd gen). When I click the Install or Update button the button, it turns inactive with "Installing" ...
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Snow Leopard: Current: python 2.6 - Desired: python 2.7

Is it possible to upgrade the native python version (2.6 on my Snow Leopard) to a more recent one? Or do I have to just install python 2.7 besides the current one?
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Why does software update re check after updates are installed when you show updates

When updates are available you have the choice of install or show details. When you click install the updates are installed then you have to close the updater. When you click show details then ...
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All default OS X icons disappeared

Has someone else this kind of problem after yesterday's update for July'12 Macbook Pro? I have tried all the typical things like Reboot, Restore Disk Permissions, killall SystemUIServer. The one ...
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Latronix KVM stopped working after last java update

I see this error when open jnlp file via javaws manually: java.lang.AssertionError: Threading violation: not AppKit thread Is there anything I can do with it?
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Cannot install 64-bit iTunes (v10.5) on Vista

I've tried upgrading iTunes, un-installing and reinstalling. Removing all Apple software from my machine. Running the installer with administrative rights. Installing Quicktime independently of ...
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Can I prevent an iPad app ever being updated?

The latest version of Skype for the iPad has commercials. It will probably be necessary to upgrade at some point, but until then I want to stay with the commercial free version. Is there any way I ...
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Why won't iTunes update my iPod Touch from 4.0b to 4.1?

My iPod Touch shows the icon for "I won't do anything until you connect me to iTunes." When I obey, iTunes tells me: The software on the iPod has expired and must be updated to a newer version. ...
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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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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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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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Unable to find driver for this platform \“ACPI\” MACOSX version: not yet set

After applying the latest OSX update, I'm unsure which version it was anymore, but I applied it yesterday, on my MacBook Air I get this screen below and am unable to continue in any way. What now?
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10.8.3 update will not run - keeps asking for restart

I have tried to update to 10.8.3 a number of times, however, when I come back from the necessary restart, the same message appears in the App Store - as if nothing had happened. please help with this ...
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Can I upgrade my iPhone from iOS 4.2.1 to iOS 5? iTunes only shows iOS 6

I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.2.1. I want to upgrade my iPhone to iOS 5, but iTunes will only let me upgrade the iPhone to iOS 6. I'd prefer not to, since many important apps don't work in India, ...
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cannot download Safari 6.0.2 update from App Store on ML [closed]

As by the title! I have an update notification: Safari 6.0.2 Safari 6.0.2 is recommended for all users running Mountain Lion v10.8.2 and includes security updates. For more information, please ...
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What is the MD5 or SHA1 checksum of the OS X 10.8.2 update?

I am choosing to download and utilize the OS X 10.8.2 dmg update method, since I have multiple Macs to update. For one reason or another, the download did not finish completely through the web ...
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Remove iOS 5.1 notification from the main screen?

I do not want to update my iPhone 3gs to new iOS 5.1. How can I remove this notification showing all the time on the Settings images. Please look at the image. I've tried opening this screen but ...
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Upgrading OS slowing down machine

How does one know if upgrading OS will slow down their relatively older machine? For example I bought a MacBook Air a couple of years ago. It came with Leopard and I've already upgraded to Snow ...
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How to find un-synced content on my iPhone

iTunes is telling me there's updated iOS firmware available (4.3.5) for my iPhone 3GS. I've synced the iPhone to iTunes already. Repeated the sync several times. Regardless of this, every time I go ...
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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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Application Update Bug

So this happened a while ago, and I thought it would resolve itself eventually, but it hasn't, so I'll just ask here. I was updating my apps and clicked the "Update All" button in the App Store. ...
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After System Update last night, the system will not boot with IOPlatformExpert.cpp:1504 error

I have had Lion for a 2, 3 months on the iMac 27 inch purchased last October (2011). Last night I chose to update the system, and deselected iMoves update because it was 1GB, and chose only 4 ...
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Installing Windows 7 Updates on Boot Camp partition through VMWare Fusion?

I'm using VMWare Fusion with my Boot Camp partition. Are there any problems with installing Windows 7 Updates through VMWare Fusion, or should I boot up into Boot Camp in order to install these ...
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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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Is the CD version of iWork '09 updatable to the newly released version?

Can I update the apps from iWork '09 installed from the DVD to the new versions in the App Store?
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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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Troubles install Xcode 5 on Mountain Lion

A few days ago I started to download the new Xcode 5, but I canceled this update at nearly 40%. Today I'm tried to download the update but it won't download. When I go to Mac Appstore, Updates it ...
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AppStore crashed during software update

I was using my computer normally when I got a "Updates Available" notification. On selecting to update, the App Store opened, and I saw 3 updates available: 1) iTunes 2) Java (I have never installed ...