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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Are the downloads for OS X updates different depending on the language?

Are the downloads for OS X updates different depending on the language? Specifically, I'd like to update two computers to Lion 10.7.3. The problem is that one computer is in English and the other in ...
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Does the iMac EFI Update 1.7 change how NetBooting works?

I have a NetBoot server to manage all the Macs in my office. However, when I started a weekly backup of one of my iMacs last week, after rebooting and holding N, I saw the blinking globe for a few ...
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Can't upgrade to 10.7.2 over a previous iCloud beta seed

I never got the 10.7.2 update, as you can see here: But my system thinks it's running 10.7.2: Running Software Update tells me there are no available updates, but 10.7.2 clearly isn't fully ...
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10.6.8 update caused ethernet outage

After an update to 10.6.8 my ethernet stopped working. I understand this affected millions of mac users. Is there a way to revert in OSX? This is the newest MBP 13" 2.7 GHz i7.
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Network interfaces missing after software update [iMac 7,2]

I recently updated my iMac to Mac OS X 10.6.8, it took a while to come back up, and when it did start up, the network interfaces were missing and when trying to open the Network tab in system ...
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Does iPhone update deletes media content?

In my previous question I had asked about backing up the content of the iPhone in order to un-jailbreak my iPhone. I was told that simply synchronizing with iTunes should do the trick, and I did ...
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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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iMovie update stuck with phantom app

when I updated iMovie back on July 7, I had an error where it kept continuously saying that I had an update, but what it kept doing was installing the same update over and over. At one point I had two ...
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Internal hard disk requirements will not allow me to update to Maverick

I tried to update to Mavericks, downloaded the update through App Store but the installation stalled with an error message saying my internal hdd didn't meet requirements. I'm using an iMac mid 2007 ...
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Cascade Software Update Servers in Mavericks Server SSL

I have 2 OS X servers and I want to mirror the software updates from one server to the other. I've changed metaiIndexURL settings on the second server, but it seems to have a problem with the self ...
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Updates: Mavericks 10.9.2 + Critical Security Update → no reboot

Update On an iMac running Mavericks 10.9.0, I just selected within App Store the 2 last OS updates: Critical Security Update (version 1.0) OS X Update Combined (version 10.9.2) These 2 updates ...
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iPhoto update seems to be 2G and two attempts to run it failed. It used half my monthly data

My iMac is only a few weeks old. Just after i bought it, it started to automatically run an update for iPhoto. This went on for several hours and used 2G of data but the update failed. It tried ...
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Problems with avast after install OSX 10.9.2 update (13C64)

The recommendation install OSX 10.9.2 (13C64) took hours to download, and then knocked out my AVAST saying after the upload Avast is incompatible. It also has caused an non responding pop up box to ...
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Why BlueTooth is activated after updating the iOS?

I noticed something while updating the iOS. After finishing the updating, I always find that BlueTooth is on and activated. Any idea why Apple is doing that?
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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 ...