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

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Can you tell if updates came from OS X caching server?

If I run software update on a Mavericks Mac it will find a caching server automagically if there are any running locally rather than using the CDN Apple hosts on the internet. I'm not so much ...
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Will my files be deleted if I update OS X?

I have version 10.6.8 now but it says that its too old when I try to buy some apps..
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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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How do I roll back updates on my MBP?

My MBP has been freezing every day, and extremely slow ever since the last 10.6.8 update. Is there a way to go back to when my laptop was usable? Sort of like in Windows where you can uninstall ...
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What are the techniques for upgrading scripting languages on Lion OS X

How can I painlessly upgrade ruby and python languages and their libraries? Can I nuke the system versions (which are present somewhere in /System/Libraries) and install newer ones using package ...
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Preventing iPhone 3GS from auto-updating to iOS 6

I don't want to update my iPhone 3GS from iOS 5 to iOS 6. I think this happens automatically via WiFi update. How do I stop it from downloading and installing itself?
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Do I need an internet connection to update iOS on my PC?

I've downloaded the IOS5 IPSW from Apple's site and want to update it from within iTunes. So, Does the update require an Internet connection? Does the iPhone switch off/reboot just as the update 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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Cannot install iOS update

I have an update iOS 7.1.2 waiting which I cannot install since it tells me that I don't have enough free space. The update is 28.8 MB and I have 1.1 GB free. But the update apparently requires 1.5 GB ...
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App Store asking for other Apple ID when updating apps

My friend's mate reset his phone to prove him wrong about a situation and ever since then when he tries to update his apps it asks for his mom's iCloud password yet it says at the bottom of the App ...
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How to clear OSX cached applications?

I'm having a very strange bug with an application. I've tried to update it but it keeps showing up the old version. I've tried deleting it too, but when I run open -a MyApplication.app it opens it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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iOS 6 displaying update badge, no update available

My app store is displaying an update as badge. When I click the App Store, it claims I have all updates. What did Apple do?
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I want to update to the most recent firmware while jailbroken

OK so I have the iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) and am currently on iOS 5.1.1. I'd like to update to the most recent firmware WHILE retaining my untethered jailbroken status, Cydia, and the unlocked feature ...
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Can you use any application whilst it is being updated

Is it possible to use any application while it is being updated from the Mac App Store?
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Mountain Lion: How do I see the description of a software update after I've installed it?

When OS updates are available in the app store, there is usually a short description near the update button. Is there a way to see this description after I've installed the update?
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What is the default URL for Software Update on OS X 10.5.x?

I am fixing my mother-in-law's computer, and when I ran software update I found that the computer was looking to https://storeserver.local:8088/indes.sucatalog to get it's updates... Clearly she has ...
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Can I get files off an iPhone 4 that is stuck in a firmware update loop?

So I updated my iPhone 4 to iOS6 today (using the built in updater on the iPhone). The phone did some stuff for a while and then rebooted with a progress bar which never updates. If I leave it long ...
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How can I keep Java 7 up to date?

As far as I understood Apple provides only Java 6 for Mountain Lion. Here I found how to install and use Java 7. However I suppose that by installing Oracle Java it will not be update by means of ...
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Turn on automatic update

I'd like my Mac OS X machine to automatically install updates for any software where it can, with no interaction from me. System updates, updates to applications, security patches -- I want them all. ...
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Install Mountain Lion on different Macs with different Apple accounts

I'm pretty sure that the title is unclear, I'm going to explain it: We have to update 11 Macs, so we bought 11 copies of Mountain Lion (from the online store, not the App Store) and we received the ...
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how to prevent ios from updating apps to incompatible versions

How can you prevent ios from updating apps to newer versions which are incompatible with the version of ios running on the device? I have an iPhone 3Gs running ios 4.3.5. Some apps that show updates ...
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iPhoto claims there is an update available

iPhoto came with my Mac. It is currently version 9.1.1. When I open iPhoto, it pops up: "An iPhoto update is available. Would you like to open Software Update?" Then it offers me to start Software ...
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Centrally Managed Apps/Home Folders on Mac OS X Lion Server

I'm trying to allow access for multiple Mac clients with OS X Lion and user directories on a Lion server so users can login from any Mac in the network and access their profile. I also want to ...
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Unable to update to Xcode6 from AppStore

I am running my mac on OSX 10.9.5 I can see Xcode 6 in the app store and there is a button "Update". But once I hit the update button, spinner pops up for a second and then dissappears and that's it. ...
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standalone upgrade from older version to current version osx

I want a standalone upgrade from an older osx (10.7.4) to the current mavericks. There is the free upgrade in the app store which normally would be perfect -- but my internet connection at home is ...
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Do i need a seperate dedicated machine to run osx server or can i use some features running it from my MBP

We've got 5 desktop devices in our organization which im currently managing using a remote connection client or physically by sitting at each machine. Each change i make such as an update / settings ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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iTunes storing iOS updates for later

I'm currently downloading the iOS 7 update (7.01), but I'd like to wait a bit before installing it. After it finishes downloading, will it still stay in iTunes until I'm ready to install, or will it ...
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OS X 10.8.4 not showing updates - how to fix?

OS X 10.8.4 isn't showing any updates via the App Store or the command line softwareupdate tool. How can I make it start showing updates as usual again? Edit: sudo softwareupdate -l outputs "No new ...
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Update of app shown in iPhone but not in iPad?

I have a first version of my app in the App Store. Recently I released the next version with some bug fixes. After Apple approved the updated version, the update showed in the App Store app for my ...
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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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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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Configure Software Update to use a SOCKS5 proxy

I've got a machine that doesn't have a direct connection to the internet. I use a socks proxy to connect to the internet: % ssh -ND 8080 gateway-machine And I've got Firefox, etc configured to use ...
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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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Cannot Upgrade jailbroken iPod touch 4.3.3 to iOS 6.1.2

I got a jailbroken iPod from a friend and I want to update to iOS 6 so I can restore my backed up data on it. I tried SHIFT + Restore / Upgrade to iOS 6 but the first error I got was this Figure 1 ...
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Stop App Store prompting for specific system update

I have a Brother MFC printer, and installed the latest drivers from the Brother website. All is good, everything works. The App Store now prompts me that there is an update available: Brother Printer ...
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update programs installed by other user (other appleID)

I use a mac install before by another user. This user installed some application like iphoto with this appleID. Now this user does not use this computer, and I want update the applications he install ...
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I can't update iPhoto

Iphoto was acting strangely, and was unable to open a valid iPhoto library that worked just fine with another copy of iPhoto on an external drive created with Superduper from my original disk. I'm ...
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Software update hangs on OS X Snow Leopard - how can I fix it?

Whenever I try to do a software update on OS X Snow Leopard, it gets to the point where it says it needs to restart, goes to the spacey background, and then sits there indefinitely. I've tried ...
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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 ...