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

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Keychain won't let copy passwords after 10.11.1 update

After the 10.11.1 update, I can not get access to some of encrypted data stored in my keychains with Keychain Access.app. Most notably, I can not see or copy passwords stored. Normally, to do so, ...
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Remove OTA downloaded (but not installed) iOS 8

I've downloaded the new iOS 8 update on my iPhone 5 but am getting second thoughts about actually installing it. Is there a way for me to delete that download or am I at the point of no return?
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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 to recover after iOS update?

Being silly I have agreed to update my iPhone 5c to latest iOS and now my phone looks dead. When boots, it displays the following screen If I connect it to my notebook, iTunes proposes to update ...
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How to upgrade OpenSSL in OS X?

Today the heartbleed OpenSSL exploit was announced in the wild, which allows an attacker to surreptitiously detect and steal private server keys (allowing them to MitM and decrypt your encrypted data ...
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App Store asking for other Apple ID when updating apps

My friend's mate reset his phone to prove him wrong about a situation and ever since then when he tries to update his apps it asks for his mom's iCloud password yet it says at the bottom of the App ...
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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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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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How can I permanently dismiss Updates Available notifications?

With the Notification Center in Mountain Lion, I get an alert when software updates are available. The problem is, my only options are 'Details' and 'Update'. I don't want to interrupt my work to ...
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Mac App Store update stuck (Installing - Calculating…)

I opened GarageBand for the first time, to find that most of the loops required me to download the Apple Loops from Software Update. I agreed to this. The App Store opened and gave me the option to ...
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Macbook permanently crashes while updating to El Capitan

I downloaded, and then started installing OS X El Capitan on my MacBook Pro. But I think it just stacked i think. So I turn off mac, and then turn on again. Every time when I try to login on my ...
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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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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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Update from iOS 6 to 7, but not to iOS 8?

So...I'm still on iOS 6.1. I know, I know, pretty much nobody has iOS 6 now if they can help it. Well, I've recently freed up enough space on my iphone 5 to update to iOS 7, but I don't want the iOS ...
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Unexpected error when installing OS update in OS X

I have gotten this error every time I have upgraded my OS since Mountain Lion (10.8 -> 10.8.1, 10.8.1 -> 10.8.2). However after clicking the restart button on the error dialog and the computer has ...
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Prevent Automatic Installation of iOS Update

I know that iOS devices will automatically download the latest version of iOS when it's available. A message then appears, asking if the user wants to install the update later or now. I have 2 ...
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iOS 9 Update Failed in iPhone & iPad

"Software update failed. An error occurred downloading iOS 9" - weird message after clicking 'Download and install'. Restarting devices didn't help. What's the problem?
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Pages documents created on Yosemite cannot be opened by Pages on Yosemite after latest update (5.5.2) [duplicate]

Seemingly every single document that I created in the previous version of Pages (I update regularly whenever I see that a new update is available) on this same MacBook Pro with Yosemite will now not ...
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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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Updating iPhone with Jailbreak?

I'm currently waiting for iOS 7.1, so I jail broke my phone to test out some features until then. What happens after I try to update to the new iOS ? Will I lose all pictures/data that I've created ...
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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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What is a combo update and how is it different than the regular update?

What is a combo update and how is it different from a normal update?
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Why does Xcode still show up as an available update in App Store after being installed?

I have installed the update shown from the App Store. I have since started and used XCode. Why does this update still show up in the updates list for App Store? Is there some extra action I need to ...
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How can I dismiss the App Store banner in Notification Center without taking an action?

This is the notification that pops up from the App Store on Mountain Lion: As you can see, the only options are Details and Update. Most of these banners have a 'close' button, to dismiss the ...
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Is there a way to turn off iOS 9 update reminders?

The answers to this question imply that the reminders do not recur... but that's for versions prior to iOS 9. Much like with newer versions of OSX, iOS 9 will remind you every other day or so to ...
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How to view Software Update history?

In OS X 10.8, for system updates that were installed without being signed into an Apple ID, how can I view the update history? I looked in Library/Logs for an update log, and also in the Software ...
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Can't update apps in iOS App Store; can only Open

On my iPhone, the App Store has a badge saying "2". When I open the App Store and go to the Updates page, there are two apps at the top, which for a split-second say "Update" and then immediately ...
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Xcode 5.1 won't launch — “being updated” — but already installed

trying to launch Xcode 5.1 and keep getting "Xcode is being updated". It was updated last week and shows as installed. Screen shots to illustrate. Any ideas? I went to the developer portal, but it ...
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Can ghost app updates be cleared in OS X?

I have this Twitter application that shows on my Mountain Lion available updates list but I don't have any twitter app on my Mac. I had, but I have deleted it times ago. Since then, every time ...
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Xcode update would not work, and now won't leave the App Store update queue

Hello I am trying to remove this update. It was not working and I ended up downloading the Xcode update directly from apple.developer, it gave me no problem. This has been my spring cleaning project ...
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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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Upgrade to final release of Yosemite from gold master?

I'm using developer preview of Yosemite for a while, now that Yosemite is released I want to have it installed on top of my Yosemite partition. Clicking on "Download" in App Store Yosemite page, I ...
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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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How do I stop an automatic download of software updates on my iPad?

I live in an area where I have very few options for internet access and I basically have a cell phone data plan for my phones, computers and tablets. I have to be very careful about staying within my ...
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How can I 'un update' my ipad

I have an iPad Air 2 8.1.3 and I would like to make it 8.1.2 again. Is this possible?
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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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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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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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What to do about “File X is not in either expected pre- or post-patch state for Y” errors in install.log?

For about six hours off and on my Mac has been pretty much unusable. "softwareupdated" seems to be the culprit. It goes nuts, maxes out a CPU and uses a huge amount of RAM (and then VM once that runs ...
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How to remove deleted app from OS X update list?

I'm using a Macbook pro mid 2010. I have an deleted app always showing in my update list and it's very annoying. This problem has occurred sine Mountain lion. But it becomes quiet eye-catching after I ...
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Change update frequency of app store in Mountain Lion?

The mac app store on Mac OS X (10.8.3) notifies me frequently about new app updates by showing a little popup. How can I change the update frequency or the way Mac OS X notifies me?
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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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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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Is there any way to block automatic IOS updates?

I know my personal devices (iPhone / iPad) wont install updates automatically but it is downloading them automatically even with the settings turned off. What can I do to prevent automatic downloads ...
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The OS X upgrade couldn't be started because the disk is damaged and can't be repaired

My relative was attempting to upgrade her Macbook Pro and it failed. Everytime the laptop boots up, it brings up OS X Installer. The Installer never completes installation because it says the disk is ...
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Remove applications from Software Update

I have two applications showing up in Software Update that I didn't install, don't exist anywhere on any volume attached to my computer (and never have), and I would like to remove them. When I click ...
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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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iPhone 6: How to interrupt software updates that continue to use mobile data?

How to turn off software updates? iPhone 6, iOS 8.1.1. Everything seems to be turned off, still software updates is using the greatest amount of cell data. By resetting the stats we still see ...
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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 ...