9 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 8:50 AM by dgerman
Turavien Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Presently I have to check for updates in Mac OS (for OS X itself), in the Mac App Store (for OS X-Apps), in the iTunes App Store (for iOS-Apps) and the iTunes iOS-Device chapter (for iOS). Why is it so complicated to keep everything up to date? Why isn't there one single notification/update center?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 2. Re: why do I have to check for updates in three different places and not in a single one?!
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    For Mac OS X configure Software Update to check automatically for you. Many applications include automatic update checks for the application. Just enable the option. As for iTunes apps iTunes checks regularly and will display a badge next to the Apps sidebar entry to alert you of available updates. Your iDevices provide the same information as a badge on the App Store icon on the home page.

  • 3. Re: why do I have to check for updates in four different places and not in a single one?!
    Turavien Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    All correct, BUT: still there are four different places to look at. And as I use my MacBook at home and abroad I want to check (and update) "on demand" while being at home with nice WLAN-conectivity. And not when being underway with celluar connection only. So I have to check individually and go through all four possibilities. That's not what I expect from Mac. :/ It should be way easier.

     

    And by the way: why doesn't iPhoto sync with the iPhone via WLAN but only via USB (or stream which isn' helpfull most of the time). Why such nasty circumstances which surely could be changed quiet easily? Want to get in touch with Windows? ;-)

  • 4. Re: why do I have to check for updates in four different places and not in a single one?!
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    I'm not sure what you expect, but when you have information coming from four different and distinct sources, you sort of expect it isn't going to be centralized. Do you think it would be any easier on some other platform?

     

    iPhoto can sync wirelessly provided you have an iCloud account, have enabled it on your iPhone, configure iTunes to update wirelessly (you need iOS 5 for this,) and enabled Photostream.

     

    iTunes Match can archive all your iTunes music and serve it wirelessly to you anywhere you have an internet connection whether it be WiFi, MiFi, or WLAN.

     

    My iPad and iPod Touch sync everything available via iCloud regardless of where I am so long as I can get an internet connection.

     

    I'm in touch with Windows regularly. I see no advantages over OS X.

  • 5. Re: why do I have to check for updates in four different places and not in a single one?!
    Turavien Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Kappy wrote:

     

    I'm not sure what you expect, but when you have information coming from four different and distinct sources, you sort of expect it isn't going to be centralized.

    That exactly is what I don't expect! I expect Mac OS to gather these information in one central place for me. Press the button "check for updates now" and it tells you wherever there are updates. After that centralized information I still might start App Store or iTunes to finally get it. But i don't want to start all of the possibilities to check them each other.

     

     

    Kappy wrote:

     

    Do you think it would be any easier on some other platform?

    No. I neither expect nor think it would be easier on other platforms - I expect it to be easier on exactly this platform (Mac OS X 10.7.2)!

     

     

    Kappy wrote:

     

    iPhoto can sync wirelessly provided you have an iCloud account, have enabled it on your iPhone, configure iTunes to update wirelessly (you need iOS 5 for this,) and enabled Photostream.

     

    iTunes Match can archive all your iTunes music and serve it wirelessly to you anywhere you have an internet connection whether it be WiFi, MiFi, or WLAN.

     

    My iPad and iPod Touch sync everything available via iCloud regardless of where I am so long as I can get an internet connection.

     

    I do have iCloud, iTunes Match and Photostream and so on ofc. But I don't want to have all of my new pictures hanging around in the photostream (where you can't delete them as far as i now and have failed to up to now) as half of them are for the waste basket. Especially when I make a quick shot of some figures to remember short time or pictures for ebay affairs. So the stream is no solution as well (for me). I want a direct sync between iPhone and iPhoto as it works between iPhone and iTunes. Nothing more.

     

     

    Kappy wrote:

     

    I'm in touch with Windows regularly. I see no advantages over OS X.

     

    So am I (thanks to my Dell- and Windows-loving wife, leading into us having a Dell printer I can't even use with Mac OS :/ ). No advantage over Mac OS. Right. But no disadvantage as well in this regards. With Windows you have all the different Update-Checkers as well (Adobe Flash, Acrobat Reader, Java, every single program itself and not to forget Windows Update. It's nearly impossible to keep Windows with all the programs installed up to date).

    But I have a Mac and I expect a customer-friendly solution where I can se all the Apple-Updates in one single point at least (why's iPhoto updated via App Store?!). There surely is something they can improve.

     

    Not your fault, Kappy and surely you're not the person who developed it. So neither you nor me should take this personally. And it's nothing so important that I would change to Windows. It's a small thing that annoys me. But I think it's something Apple can do better. Easily. Fast. If they only want to.

  • 6. Re: why do I have to check for updates in four different places and not in a single one?!
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    Trust me, I don't take things very seriously! Especially here in the forums. If you did you'd go nuts in a week.

     

    Granted what you are asking would certainly be nice to have. I give Apple credit for what they tried to do with Mobile Me and are now mostly doing with iCloud. Sure, it could be more. Perhaps that will come in time, who knows.

     

    If you truly feel strongly about this why not drop a suggestiong here: Apple Feedback. One thing Apple does is listen to its customers.

  • 7. Re: why do I have to check for updates in four different places and not in a single one?!
    Turavien Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    WIll do.

     

    Have fun - 'till next time

  • 9. Re: why do I have to check for updates in three different places and not in a single one?!
    dgerman Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    And OpenBSD  for example OpenSSH 6.0: April 22, 2012 re http://www.openssh.com/openbsd.html