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

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Will iOS 6 be available OTA?

With iOS 6 due the 19th of September, I was wondering if it will be available over-the-air (OTA) like iOS 5.1. Is the Software Update in Settings only for minor updates, or can Apple push out major ...
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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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Is it possible to update the itunes without updating Xcode?

I am having updates for both itunes and xcode in the App store. When I click update to itunes, it asks me to close both the itunes and xcode. I don't want to update xcode. Is it possible update ...
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What is the latest version of Safari that runs on PowerPC (PPC)?

I wonder if Apple still delivers new version of safari for PowerPC-based macs. On that computer, I'm stuck with firefox 3.6.28. Is Safari still updated on PPC system updates?
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How should I schedule a one off job?

Context: I want to schedule various servers I look after to install various updates (both through SU and not) and restart as and when necessary but remotely and out of office hours. Not on a regular ...
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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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Change update frequency of app store in Mountain Lion?

The mac app store on Mac OS X (10.8.3) notifies me frequently about new app updates by showing a little popup. How can I change the update frequency or the way Mac OS X notifies me?
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Xcode 4 and Snow Leopard

This is the thing : I have Xcode 4.3 on my MacBook Pro (running Lion) I am stuck with 4.0.2 on my iMac (running Snow Leopard) Given that I would really like to retain a SnowLeopard-running machine ...
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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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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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Can't install BASH patch: OSX 10.9.5 update installed, but system still says it is 10.9.4

I wanted to install the BASH patch, but the install failed, saying it had to be applied to OSX 10.9.5. But I installed that last week. Looking in the App Store, it clearly says that 10.9.5 was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should I update my apps on iPhone 4s?

I have an iPhone 4s. I am not updating to IOS 8 as I have read enough warnings not to do this. All my apps now want to be updated, but most of those updates say that they are for IOS 8 compatibility. ...
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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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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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Why might the App Store draw variable-type strings in place of actual values?

I have just formatted my drive, and performed a fresh install of Mac OS X Mountain Lion from USB flash drive. When doing my first Software Update, within the App Store application, under the Updates ...
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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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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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Settings app badge stuck at 1 after update to iOS 8.0.2

I updated from iOS 8.0 to iOS 8.0.2 on my iPhone 6 last night and noticed after the update completed that the Settings app shows a badge on my home screen even though there is no apparent update ...
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Problem to initiate update for iOS 8

I have a iPhone 5s, and have still not received any information about on-the-air update to iOS 8. So I decide to update manually through iTunes. iTunes gives me an assuring message iTunes will ...
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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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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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Updating / Upgrading Xcode to 6.0.1 does not work

so I tried to upgrade my Xcode to 6.0.1 from 5.6 or something. I'm running on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 yet. The problem is that it starts downloading Xcode form the Mac AppStore and already ...
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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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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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Update from iOS 6 to 7, but not to iOS 8?

So...I'm still on iOS 6.1. I know, I know, pretty much nobody has iOS 6 now if they can help it. Well, I've recently freed up enough space on my iphone 5 to update to iOS 7, but I don't want the iOS ...
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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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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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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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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 ...