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

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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 ...
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Apple ID can't be verified after update to iOS 7.1.1

I've just updated my iPad to iOS 7.1.1 and it can't verify my Apple ID. I can't download apps or update apps! Anyone know how to fix this?
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Do the 'OS X Beta Seed Program' updates wipe your existing OS install?

I've joined the OS X Beta Seed Program but am not sure about this detail. Does it upgrade 'in place' and all your countless system tweaks and customizations are kept in tact, or does it do a 'fresh' ...
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Can iPod touch 5th gen use older versions of apps?

I know it's possible to drag and drop an older version of an app from apps you downloaded in your iTunes onto your iPod but will this work with the new iPod touch 5th gen? I was gonna get the iPod ...
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Brand new Mac won't let another user with admin rights run an update for a program that came on the system

When it was originally set up, I set it up with our dept login and ran all updates. The user has admin rights but is unable to sign into the App Store with her account for a program that has an ...
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How to delete an app stuck in update mode?

Several months ago the Groupon app had an update which I selected, but it never completed the update. It always shows up on the update list and when you tap it, it shows "Updating". The progress bar ...
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OSX App Store updates with multiple users

My mac has several users. If I want to "update" an app, it says only the original user can do the update. But I don't have access to his account! How can I either: Update apps from another user ...
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Can I exclude itunes from the Software Update feature in system preference?

I've reverted from 11 back to 10.7 three times by now because I keep forgetting to uncheck iTunes whenever it prompts me to install patches. I'd like to be able to tell the updater to skip over iTunes ...
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Service which monitors when apps are updated?

I have a couple of old applications which I adore, but really don't want to have on my iPhone at the moment, because they're terrible in iOS6 / iPhone 5 and haven't been updated for over a year. I'd ...
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Trackpad firmware doesn't update and now stopped working (Lion & MacBook 13" Unibody)

I bought an oldish MacBook 13" Unibody (late 2008) and when I got it one of the first things I did was to install Mac OS X Lion. Everything was working fine, until I applied an update that made the ...
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Why can't I install OS X 10.6.6 combined updates?

To be clear, I can't install any Mac OS X update at the moment. I reformatted my disk and installed fresh off my Snow Leopard disk. I then continued to download 1.16GB worth of combined update ...
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How to ignore specific MacOS software updates?

There are some software updates I'm not interested in, either because I don't use the applications involved or because I don't care. I uncheck them and click Not now The annoying part is that they ...
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Why iTunes updates get released so fast and why everytime the entire iTunes has to be updated instead of patched?

I use iTunes on my Mac (OS X 10.6) but I wonder what's up with it's update. I really want know Why iTunes updates get released so fast and why everytime the entire iTunes has to be updated instead of ...
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OS X Mountain Lion does not updating

Now i am using OSX 10.8.2 version and in app store it shows an update for OSX from 10.8.2 to 10.8.3.. I tried to update OSX, but it showing an error like An error occurred while downloading the ...
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Can a 2nd Generation iPod Touch be upgraded past 2.2.1?

I've got an iPod Touch 2nd Gen. It has Software Version 2.2.1. When I click 'Check for Update' in iTunes it says it's already running the latest version. Is iTunes right? I thought I could update ...
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How good is Yosemite - Is it worth to upgrade now or wait till it stabilizes [closed]

I have iMac (2012) with OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks) currently on it. I am a iOS app developer and need my mac best performing and can't let my mac go down for even 2-3 days. I have read news about issues ...
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No 'Software Update' option in iPad from iOS 4

I'm helping my Dad over the phone to upgrade his iPad. He's a senior, and definitely not tech savvy. When we go to Settings > General, there is no "Software Update" option. His current version is iOS ...
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iPad 1 update from 5.1.1 to 7.1

How can I update iPad 1 from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 7.1? I tried checking for updates but I get a message "your software is up to date".
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Is there a ‘FileHippo.com Update Checker’ equivalent for the Mac?

I used to love FileHippo.com for keeping a lot of my well-loved tools on Windows up to date with its tool that you could check to scan your current program versions (both freeware and paid - in the ...
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Can I download software update and apply them on another iMac

I have the same iMac twice at two different locations. On one location I have a good internet connection but on the other one I have internet over satellite and it is limited to 3GB / month. I would ...
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Why upgrading iPhone from iOS 3 to iOS 5 displays USB and iTunes icons?

I upgraded my iPhone from iOS 3 to iOS 5. It is now blocked: it shows a USB icon and the iTunes icon. How to proceed?
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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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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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OSX Yosemite Failed Download

I'm trying to install OSX Yosemite. I start the download from the app store and it sit and thinks for 40 minutes or so and then gives me the following error: Yosemite Failed to Download Please visit ...
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Iphone 4 not charging after update to iOS6

Why is my iphone 4 unable to charge immediately after updating to iOS 6? I am using an apple brand cable, I tried it on my computer, and I tried it in multiple wall outlets, no change. The charge is ...
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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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What could happen if I upgrade an iPod to iOS 5 and what is the likelihood it will happen?

I've been nagged to update an iPod to iOS 5 for weeks now. Since it's not mine, I want to be as careful as I can. I'll follow the procedure exactly as Apple recommends, and the device has never been ...
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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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Update my iPad Software

If I update my iPad 4 to iOS 8 from iOS 6, will the standard Over-The-Air update procedure delete any of my data? I don't have a computer to back it up, so this is important.
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Security Update 2015-002 Asks To Setup Mac

I just had to install the latest Security Update from the Mac App Store and it started auto updating. Then when I completed the update (and restarted) my Mac asked me to enter in my Apple ID ...
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What can I do to unbrick my MacBook Pro after a software update?

I applied the software update from 2015-03-10 on my 2009 MacBook Pro running Yosemite. Upon reboot, I get a grey screen with a circle and a slash through it. So far, I have tried: Rebooting ...
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Will updating Mac OS affect my Windows/Bootcamp partition?

On Macbook Air, I have OSX 10.9.4 and it allows me to update to Yosemite, will this affect the Windows 7 partition that I installed using Bootcamp ? Edit: seems to work ok for one windows/bootcamp ...
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The new software iOS 8.1.3 won't update

I have the iPhone 5s which I bought like 2 months ago. The new software update iOS 8.1.3 wont install. I press the Agree button for terms and conditions and it just wont do anything.
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Apple Software Update catalog URL

I was recently testing our internal SUS but am wanting to get back over to the beta update catalog (one used to get 10.10.1 beta) but did not make a backup. Does anyone have this or know where I can ...
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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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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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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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“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 ...