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

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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 ...
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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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What is the latest version of Safari that runs on PowerPC (PPC)?

I wonder if Apple still delivers new version of safari for PowerPC-based macs. On that computer, I'm stuck with firefox 3.6.28. Is Safari still updated on PPC system updates?
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iPad 1 stuck in DFU mode after 5.0.1 -> 5.1 OTA-update

I have tried restoring through iTunes, but I only get "Error 37" at the end of the "Restoring iPad firmware" step. Snippets from the restore log: 2012-03-11 18:00:05.684 [3132:e4]: <Restore ...
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What are the pros and cons to updating iOS with a full install via iTunes versus a delta update via the Settings app?

I can think of a few reasons to do it each way, but I'd like a complete list of them.
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iPad 2 not updating to iOS 5.1

Please don't scold me because I know I broke the cardinal rule of updating...never shut down in the middle of an update. I was updating to iOS 5.1 over the air on my iPad and after the update ...
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Updating iTunes for Windows XP failed; no longer functions

I am getting this error message when I try to open iTunes: iTunes.exe - Entry Point Not Found. The procedure entry point A VCFAssetCreateWithByteStreamAndOptions could not be located in the dynamic ...
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Using Software Update server without binding Mac to Lion Server domain

I've got a Mac Mini Server running Lion Server. Right now, it is serving the Netboot and DHCP services. I'd like to set it up as a Software Update server so Mac users in my office can run their ...
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How should I schedule a one off job?

Context: I want to schedule various servers I look after to install various updates (both through SU and not) and restart as and when necessary but remotely and out of office hours. Not on a regular ...
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Updating software from App Store not available for purchased items.

I have recently purchased Growl for handling my notifications. I had enabled my account from Greece since I was living there years ago before I got my mac. Now I have moved to Denmark and I followed ...
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Apple Lion OS X 10.7.3 Update Wifi

As soon as I restarted the system after installing the 10.7.3 update, my wifi stopped working. It wouldn't connect. It would get a private ip assigned to it. So, I switched on and off the wifi, ...
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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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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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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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Are iPad/iOS updates region dependant or serial number dependant?

I've got an iPad running iOS version 4.x and I want to upgrade to iOS 5 but I'm currently in the middle east. iPads in the middle east don't have FaceTime installed on them. I'm a little worried that ...
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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 Apple update the firmware on a Made for iPod device using the iPhone?

I have a Phillips alarm clock with iPod dock and an iPhone 4. When I got the iPhone 4 first, when i docked it with the alaram clock, i got an message on the screen of the iPhone saying that "This ...
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Why does the OS X Software Update check take so long?

Why does it take so long for Software Update in OS X to tell me that I'm up to date? I'm currently running 10.7.2, but this has been the case for all versions of OS X I've run. I just performed a ...
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I want to restore iPhone data that didn't get restored a few weeks ago, but don't want to lose data since then

I installed iOS 5 on my wife's iPhone 3GS about 3 weeks ago. When the process was over, she was missing her apps. I reinstalled these from the App Store via the Purchased section. However, she was ...
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Why can't my MacBook Air run Software Update?

One of the first things that I tried to do when I got my new MacBook Air out of the box was upgrade iTunes to 10.5 (through Software Update). It downloaded the files (four different updates in total), ...
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Cannot install 64-bit iTunes (v10.5) on Vista

I've tried upgrading iTunes, un-installing and reinstalling. Removing all Apple software from my machine. Running the installer with administrative rights. Installing Quicktime independently of ...
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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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Which applications should be in the Utilities folder?

A while ago I wanted to make things more convenient so I organized the my Mac applications in folders. Little did I know, it prevented Software Updates to detect needed updates. Now, I've been trying ...
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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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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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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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Can I prevent an iPad app ever being updated?

The latest version of Skype for the iPad has commercials. It will probably be necessary to upgrade at some point, but until then I want to stay with the commercial free version. Is there any way I ...
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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 thinks apps are installed

I had a few apps originally purchased through the App Store that got corrupted. I removed them with the intent of re-installing them from the App Store, but it seems that the App Store thinks they're ...
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Can't connect to app store after installing VPN software

I started experiencing problems after playing with hotspotshield.com, it may have done something to the core apple connection preferences. I have looked all over the internet and I can't find a ...