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

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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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Print jobs cancelled if waiting too long?

I tend to send things to print, even when not connected to my printer (via usb). This allows it to print the minute I connect the printer, which is nice when I am on my laptop. It used to work, even ...
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Xcode 7 update completes but Xcode 6.4 remains

I updated Xcode but it doesn't appear to have actually updated. This is seen in my update history after reboot: I click that and I get a link to Open the application. I click that and I open a ...
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How to recover after iOS update?

Being silly I have agreed to update my iPhone 5c to latest iOS and now my phone looks dead. When boots, it displays the following screen If I connect it to my notebook, iTunes proposes to update ...
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Logic Pro X 10.1 update button does nothing

I have Logic 10.0.7 and got a notice to update to 10.1. I press on the Update Now button but nothing happens. I have OS X 10.9.5 installed. What should I do?
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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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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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Where are iOS updates in El Capitan located on Mac

Someone posted this question before giving the following location as the directory ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates I am downloading the latest version right now and it is NOT in this ...
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Not enough storage space to update iPad mini

I don't have enough storage space to update my iPad mini from iOS 7 to iOS 9. As advised I have linked to MacBook Pro through Bluetooth but cannot see what the next step should be. I have little IT ...
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How do I turn off automatic downloads and updates?

I don't see any options for deactivating automatic downloads for OS X and individual apps in the App Store app.
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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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Will the new iPad Mini update to iOS8 when activated the first time?

My boyfriend bought me an iPad Mini last September and until now it is on the box he didn't open it because he wanted me to open it on my own, but the thing is the iPad will arrived here in the ...
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How do I stop iOS updates nagging me?

iOS7 allows you to delete the iOS8 update package if it has been automatically downloaded to your iPhone (Settings > General > Software Update > Delete). However, then Apple insists on notifying you ...
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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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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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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 ...
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software update is stuck on “less than a minute”

since 10.8 was installed on my mac, when i try to update itunes, or airport utility, it always gets stuck on "installing - less than a minute". then i have to shut the computer from the power button ...
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iPad mini offers update to iOS 6.0.2 that won't install

An update to iOS 6.0.2 did not seem so important at the time and so it was never installed. Now that iOS 6.1 is out I'd expect that Software Update skips the update to iOS 6.0.2 and directly provides ...
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OSX 10.8.1 update problem

I have a brand new Mac Mini. It came (last week) with OSX 10.8.1 installed. Software update is reporting an update for iPhoto to version 9.4.2. When I try to run the update, it fails with a message ...
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Cannot update Microsoft Office Word 2011 to 14.2.3 on OSX

I just purchased Microsoft Office 2011 for MAC and installed it on my rMBP OSX 10.8.2 running Mountain Lion. The installed version from purchase is 14.2.0. I tried installing 14.2.3 but it failed due ...
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Can't update Boot Camp in Windows 7 (MacbookPro9,1)

I've been looking for situations similar to these before posting, but failed to find any. When trying to install Windows 7 (64bit) through Boot Camp Assistant on Lion, the Windows Support Software ...
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Install iOS 5.1.1 on iPod touch 4th gen not jailbroken with current iOS 4.1

I have an iPod 4th generation which is never jailbroken with iOS 4.1 and want to update it to 5.1.1. I downloaded the .ipsw file. On clicking ⌥ alt/option + Restore in iTunes (10.7) and selecting the ...
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Is upgrading to iOS 5 faster on a Mac?

As I've mentioned in another question, I want to upgrade an iPod 4th gen to iOS 5. It's currently on iOS 4.latest. I'm interested in doing this in the fastest possible time. However, I right now all ...
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Do Apple Software Updates really take up as much space as it shows in the size column?

When you go to update your Mac software via Apple Update, each line item contains the size of the file. Is this the size of the download or the actual size it will take up once the update is ...
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Software Update hangs…where can I see a log as to what its doing?

For the last 2 weeks Software Update on my Snow Leopard box seems to hang at "Installing 1 item...Writing files...". Where can I look to see if it is making progress or just hung up? It has been ...
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iPhone loses SMSs after software update

I recently updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 4.3.1. Everything seemed to go fine. However, after I sent my next text message the phone quickly showed the restart screen and then all my old messages were ...
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Updating iPad- Error message: “Could not start session with iPad”

When I try to update my iPad from my Win 7 desktop, I get this error message which says Could not start session with iPad and then the iPad disconnects. Even during normal syncing I have noticed that ...
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Is there any way to block automatic IOS updates?

I know my personal devices (iPhone / iPad) wont install updates automatically but it is downloading them automatically even with the settings turned off. What can I do to prevent automatic downloads ...
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Can you update in safe mode?

I am running Mac 10.6.2 and I want to update to 10.6.8. I have downloaded the update dmg already but want to install in safe boot and not normal. I am aware that many kexts are not loaded except from ...
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Launch an older version of an application by default?

There are two sets of applications where I'm running into this issue: iWork, where I only have the new stuff installed because Software Update harasses you to install the new stuff if it detects you ...
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Installing iOS 9 public beta (pb) 3 with iTunes

On OS X I run iTunes (12.2.1.16) I keep going from iOS 9 beta 3 back to iOS 8.4 due to finding glitches. Because of this I have to keep waiting for ~20mins for iOS 9pb1 to download. Is there a way to ...
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OS X Mavericks: Update from iPhoto 9.4.3 to iPhoto 9.5.1 when unable to do so via Mac App Store

am using an OS X Mavericks iPhoto 9.4.3 and trying to install iPhoto 9.5.1 - but when I load up iPhoto 9.4.3, it states that I should update to iPhoto 9.5.1 - I click "Go to Software Update", am ...
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Removing an application from homebrew-cask

Homebrew-cask provides the possibility for users to conveniently install the applications with GUI, I want to confirm that: while I try to uninstall a software which was installed by homebrew-cask, ...
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When does OS X move /usr/local during a system update (slow start with homebrew)?

I have had a recurrent problem with the login screen getting stuck at 50% for a long time. One possible cause is that after an update, OS X is attempting to move /usr/local out of the way and then put ...
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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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softwareupdated using 350MB+ of memory, is this a problem? How can I get it to use less?

I'm running Yosemite with the latest updates. softwareupdated is using approximately 380MB of memory. That seems quite high to me. Is that normal? Is that indicative of a problem? Does ...
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App Store Keeps Pushing The Same Updates

I've got the following apps installed: Text Wrangler 4.5.12 XCode 6.1.1 Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.12 I've installed the updates no less than 7 times in total in an attempt to get rid of this and ...
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Which files are involved in Mac App Store update checking?

I've got a phantom update notification in Mac App Store which I really want to get rid of. The notification is for AngryBirds but I don't have this app installed anywhere on my mac. The issue is ...
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App Store Software Update download speed is super slow

My connection right now is 200 Mbit/s download and upload for any kind of internet usage except downloads over the app store. I want to download a software update and I'm getting maybe 1 Mbit/s. I ...
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All my files seem to have disappeared after OS X Maverick update

I recently did an update on my mac Mavericks It asked me to set up an account after it installed and now all of my files, apps and software have disappeared. I've read a similar post on here where the ...
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Not able to update from 10.8.5 to OS X Mavericks

I'm currently trying to update my mid 2009 Macbook Pro to Mac OS X Mavericks. I've downloaded the file from App Store several times the but every time when the Install progress reaches about "1 second ...