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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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 ...
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Do I need to install the Boot Camp update in Mac OS X and Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition on a 2010 Mac Pro running Lion. Every so often I'm prompted to download and install the latest update to the Boot Camp software under Windows but this ...
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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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Is it possible to “update” iTunes?

Is it actually possible to update iTunes running on Windows 7 Ultimate? Because every time I've tried, it fails with an error about one service or another. The error is usually related to not having ...
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I can't access the Mac App Store, iTunes, or Software Update on Lion

I updated from Snow Leopard 10.6.8 to Lion. The OS update process was all right. I can access the Internet by Firefox, but Safari. I think my network is all right. So, I can access the internet from ...
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Did the recent Safari 5.1 upgrade break my Vienna display styles?

I recently installed the latest round of system updates to my Snow-Leopard MacBook Pro (10.6.8), and my Vienna reader is afflicted with ugly. Example: And also For reference, these are ...
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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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How to copy updates from mac to another?

I live in a country where Internet isn't that broadbandish, I installed Lion on my home laptop and want to copy the updates to my Mac Mini. Is there a way to copy Apple updates from a machine to ...
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How to upgrade Xcode 4 to 4.1?

After upgrading to Lion, I am getting a launch error from Xcode 4 saying it requires Snow Leopard. I see 4.1 is now a free app for Lion in the App Store, but it doesn't show up in Software Update. If ...
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Snow Leopard: Current: python 2.6 - Desired: python 2.7

Is it possible to upgrade the native python version (2.6 on my Snow Leopard) to a more recent one? Or do I have to just install python 2.7 besides the current one?
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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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Is there any way to schedule software update?

I have software updates set to check weekly, but it seems to happen at random times during the day. I'd really like to have it run at a specific day and time - say 4:30 on Friday - so that I can just ...
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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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How can I un-jailbreak an iPhone 4?

I have purchased an iPhone 4 about six-seven months ago. Roughly two weeks into using it I have decided to jailbreak the iPhone for ideological reasons (I am not a big fan of The Man telling me how to ...
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How to silently update OS X and reboot if necesary?

I am looking for a silent (unattended) way of updating OS X that would not require use intervention. Is this possible, how?
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What is “Software Update” doing when it says “Checking for new software”?

"Software Update" seems to take a long time. What's it doing? Utilities -> Activity Monitor yields: CPU usage low ( 1% - 2% ) by the "Software Update" process. + network traffic inbound, ...
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Problem when updating using Software Update

I tried to update Mac OS X using Software Update. But when I tap on software updates, it's checking software updates and listing the available updates. I didn't see Mac OS X update available in the ...
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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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downgrade printer driver

my printer (it is samsung ml 1640, if that matters) exhibits random failures since updating its software. the update went through apple software update. it worked fine before update. so, obvious fix ...
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Xcode and Apple Software Update

Some of my coworkers receive updates to Xcode through the regular software update mechanism in OX X. I however have always had to manually download it from Apple and install it myself. What's the ...