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

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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 ...
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Updating iPad- Error message: “Could not start session with iPad”

When I try to update my iPad from my Win 7 desktop, I get this error message which says Could not start session with iPad and then the iPad disconnects. Even during normal syncing I have noticed that ...
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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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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 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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Installing Windows 7 Updates on Boot Camp partition through VMWare Fusion?

I'm using VMWare Fusion with my Boot Camp partition. Are there any problems with installing Windows 7 Updates through VMWare Fusion, or should I boot up into Boot Camp in order to install these ...
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Is it safe to install Windows Updates on a Boot Camp'ed OS?

I just installed Windows 7 on Boot Camp, and when I login to windows, it says that there are Windows Updates available. The problem is that one time when I tried to install these updates, it prevented ...
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Can I update apps that I've already purchased through the Mac App Store?

I've previously purchased several apps (Pixelmator, Rivet, a few others I can't think of now) that are now available in the Mac App Store. Given that apps in the store are not allowed to use their own ...
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Do I have to repurchase Apple apps through the Mac App Store to get updates there?

Back when Apple announced iLife '11 I bought a copy, but now I see that it's also available on the Mac App Store. If I want to be eligible to use the Mac App Store's built-in update mechanism to ...
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Why won't iTunes update my iPod Touch from 4.0b to 4.1?

My iPod Touch shows the icon for "I won't do anything until you connect me to iTunes." When I obey, iTunes tells me: The software on the iPod has expired and must be updated to a newer version. ...
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Software update never completes

I have an eMac (PPC G4) with 512 MB RAM, running 10.5.8. When I run Software Update, the "Checking for new software..." process never completes. I have tried deleting my ...
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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 ...