Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Software Updates from Apple

Does your software need updating?

Apple's software developers regularly improve their software and release free updates to those who have installed and use these programs.

Here is how you check to see if any of the software you use needs updating:

Look in the top left corner of your screen for the Apple icon:  and click on "Software Update".

The Software Update will then check for any available updates and give you the option of downloading and installing the updates.  You should usually just accept all the updates.  Some require a restart and others don't.  The way to tell is by the arrow to the left of each update - those updates with arrows require a restart after installing.

As with any installation you will be required to enter your administrator password.

* Note: Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or later can automatically run the Software Update checker in the background so that you can be automatically notified when updates become available.  

More information on the Apple website: Mac OS X: Updating Your Software

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