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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Software update hinders rebooting OSX

I'm trying to reboot Mountain Lion but it will not allow me. It just keeps saying Waiting... without anything happening. What can I do? See this image:
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Why can't I update from Mountain Lion DP4? [closed]

My MacBook somehow stuck on Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 (Build 12A256). I downloaded the Golden Master as well as the retail .dmg and tried to install them. The computer does stuff, restarts, ...
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What is wrong when an app is perpetually in need of updating from the Mac App Store?

I have an app called "UPAD Lite" that keeps appearing in the "updates" tab of app store. I have installed the update multiple times, but when the app store checked for updates, it would appear again. ...
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How long does Apple provide support for Mac OS X?

I am currently using Apple 10.6 (Snow Leopard). How long will Snow Leopard be supported for? Does Apple provide an end-of-life policy in writing? I have read that Apple tends to only provide security ...
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How do I turn off App Store notifications in Mountain Lion

The App Store on Mountain Lion pushes update notifications through Notification Center. Unfortunately, this also happens for users that are not system administrators (and so cannot run the App Store). ...
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Is there a way to update parallels without using automatic updates?

I need to be able to download updates to Parallels on one machine and then distribute the update to multiple, other machines, on a separate network. Is there a way to do this? I've tried to both ...
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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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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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What is the best OS X version for iBook G4?

I have an old but perfectly usable iBook G4 (1.33 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB disk). I am currently running Mac OS X 10.4.11 but I'm wondering what sort of update should it take. What is the most recent ...
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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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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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Why can't I install Xcode 4.4 on Mountain Lion?

When I try to download the Xcode 4.4 update I'm presented with this error: Xcode can’t be installed on “Mac HD” because the version of OS X is too new. But the change log says that the update is ...
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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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Can I update to OS X 10.8 from OS X 10.7 without doing all softwares updates?

Do I have to perform all system updates to Lion before I update to Mountain Lion?
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Being asked to log in to a different account to update Mac App Store apps

I have an update for iPhoto available in the App Store but whenever I click the update button the following appears: The account belongs to my wife, and as far as I know it's never been used on my ...
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Why can't I update to iTunes 10.6 via Software Update on Lion?

I'm currently running OS X version 10.7.4 and iTunes 10.3.1 -- I noticed iTunes 10.6 has the coveted full-screen mode, but I've updated everything in Software Update and there is still no mention of ...
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osx update error

I just tried installing an update on my OSX(10.6) and I got the following error :- Some of the selected updates couldn't be saved. The file “SUBaseSystemCombo10.6.8.pkg” couldn’t be found on ...
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Is there a way to show the release dates of System software updates?

I was previously hit by the Thunderbolt Update that made the iMac not bootable, so as a precaution in the future, I may check and see the release dates of all the Software Updates, and if the update ...
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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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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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What is the URL structure of iOS delta updates?

The over-the-air updates on iOS must come from some server similar to where the ipsw files are stored, does anyone know where?
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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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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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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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Upgrading my 3GS to iOS 5.1.1, I lost all my apps

After backing up my iPhone 3GS and then updating to the new iOS 5.1.1, I lost all my apps and saved notes/data. How can I get all the apps back?
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Manually bless firmware when main disk is external

My iMac (mid 2010) keeps pestering me to upgrade my EFI firmware to 1.8. Sadly, no matter how many times I try to to upgrade the EFI (from the manual install, or the auto update), it does not seem to ...
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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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iOS Updating: OTA vs iTunes

Is there a difference between updating iOS via OTA or iTunes? I have done some pretty good mucking around with my iPhone 4S's filesystem (e.g. deleting my Music folder). I have an inkling that the ...
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Force carrier update on the new Ipad

My carrier (Telekom.de) updated their carrier settings (from 12.0 to 12.1) recently. Normally I should be able to update by going to Tap Settings > General > About. If an update is available, a ...
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How to resolve the “unable to install update” error for OTA iOS updates?

For some reason, I keep getting an error when I try to install an OTA update on my iPad. The update downloads without any issue, and I have over 1 GB of space free. I am currently facing the issue ...
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Why can't Software Update connect after SSD upgrade?

I upgraded my MacBook Pro (Early 2009) with a Samsung 830 SSD with 256GB and an iFixit hard drive bay. After cloning my harddrive with Carbon Copy Cloner to the SSD I put the SSD into the MacBook Pro ...
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Why is the Recovery HD mounted when running Software Update?

I have installed HardwareGrowler, which displays a notification every time something is being mounted/ejected, connected/disconnected, etc. It tells me that at the start of when Software Update the ...
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iPod failed during update

I have just bought an iPod Touch second hand. I tried to update it's firmware to the latest version using iTunes. The update failed and now I cannot access the iPod either directly or in iTunes. ...
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Internal iOS update server for iPads (any/all iOS)

Is it possible to setup an internal update server for iPads similar to the likes of OS X Server's update service (SUS)? Current issues: Bandwidth concerns Do not want to jailbreak iOS updates
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How much free space do I need to install an app update?

For very large apps, such a GPS apps, the app store will decline updating an app if you don't have enough free space. How much free space is needed? For instance, I have a GPS navigation app that is ...
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Can't downgrade or update jailbroken iPhone

I can't update or downgrade my iPhone 3GS, Firmware 4.3.5 tethered with redsn0w. Whenever I try to update it, I get a "device isn't eligible" error. I researched on how to do that, like changing ...
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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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When an iPhone app is updated and the minimum required iOS increases, what happens for customers who still have the lower iOS?

For example, I'm a developer, and my app is released with a minimum iOS of 3.0 required. If I release an update requiring iOS 5.0, what happens? Can existing customers running 3.0 attempt to update? ...
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What is Apple's policy for supporting security updates on older versions of OS X?

Does Apple have a policy regarding how long they will continue to release and support security fixes for each OS X release? I've looked around the Internet, and found some forum posts that claim ...
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Has anybody had problems with Application Loader 2.5.1 update?

The problem is that Software Update suggests me to install Application Loader 2.5.1, but each time I'm trying to install it, 71.4 disturb is downloaded and then installer throws an error "The update ...
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Can I copy (myself) an app purchased through the Mac App Store to another of my licensed computers?

I have some applications purchased through the Mac App Store, and I have two Macs. Presently, if I buy an application on my Mac mini, I just go and launch the App Store on my MacBook Air, and then ...
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How can I keep “Update Notifications” from disrupting a Keynote presentation?

When I was in the middle of teaching class, using Keynote, my presentation was disrupted when TextExpander discovered there was an update available and threw up a dialog box asking if I would like to ...
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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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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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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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How can I reset my iPhone 4 to an old version of iOS?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0.1 and baseband 4.11.08. I'm having some battery life issues (1% is consumed per minute), so I want to reset (or reformat) my phone to 5.0.1. I dont want to ...
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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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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 ...