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why do I have to check for updates in four different places and not in a single one?!

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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)
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  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,015 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.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,015 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.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,015 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.

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  • dgerman Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    And OpenBSD  for example OpenSSH 6.0: April 22, 2012 re


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