Tag Archive: Software


How to Hide MacOS Catalina from Software Update on Mac

Want to stop MacOS Catalina showing up in Software Updates on a Mac? Don’t plan on updating to MacOS Catalina anytime soon? Still up in the air about whether or not to update to MacOS Catalina 10.15? If you don’t want the “MacOS Catalina” update to show as available to download in the Software Update … Read More

How to Selectively Install Updates from MacOS Software Update

Sometimes when you check for available macOS software updates in System Preferences you’ll find there are multiple software updates available for different things, for example there might be a Safari update, alongside a macOS supplemental update, along with a security update, or firmware update. But what if you only want to install one of those … Read More

How to Enable Auto Update for MacOS System Software

Have you ever wished your Mac would update MacOS system software on its own? If you’d like to take a hands-off approach to updating your system, you can enable automatic MacOS system software updates. With this feature enabled, not only will your Mac automatically check for new system software updates, but it will download and … Read More

How to Update MacOS Mojave System Software with Software Update

Want to check for software updates in MacOS Mojave? Perhaps you’re wondering where system software updates went in MacOS Mojave? You may have noticed that the Software Update mechanism is different in MacOS Mojave than in other recent prior Mac OS releases, with system software updates no longer arriving through the Mac App Store ‘Updates’ … Read More

How to Speed Up Apple Watch Software Updates

If you own an Apple Watch you’re probably already familiar with the relatively slow process of updating watchOS on an Apple Watch. Some simple updates may install in a reasonable amount of time, but some of the larger watchOS updates can take an hour or much more. As a result, many Apple Watch owners will … Read More

Where to Download Old Mac OS Software From

Do you have an older Mac that you still use? Or maybe an older retro Mac is sitting in a closet that you’d like to dust off and get some use out of? Maybe it’s a PowerBook that is running Snow Leopard, an original iMac with Tiger, an older Macintosh LC 475 with System 7.0.1, … Read More

Software Update for 2018 MacBook Pro CPU Throttling Issue Released

Apple has released a bug fix software update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 aimed specifically at Mac users who own the latest 2018 model year MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar. The update is labeled as “macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update for MacBook Pro (2018)” and apparently aims to resolve a problem where the … Read More

How to Stop Getting MacOS Beta Software Updates

Want to leave the MacOS beta program and stop getting beta software updates on a Mac? This is a fairly common occurrence for many Mac users who either initially joined a beta and then later downgraded, Mac users who had beta software but now want to be on the regular stable software update channel, or … Read More

How to Stop iTunes from Updating iOS Software

When you connect an iPhone or iPad to a computer with iTunes and an iOS software update is available, you will be notified with a pop-up that tells you a new version of iOS is available and asks if you want to update to the new version of iOS system software. Additionally, if you click … Read More

How to update the software on your Apple TV

The fourth-generation Apple TV is ready for a new update to tvOS (9.2), bringing Siri dictation to the whole system, including search, user names and passwords. It’s also got a new Folder system like iOS does, which will let you organize your Home screen to your heart’s content, and it will support Apple wireless keyboards […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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