3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2012 3:39 PM by Pete Kroner
Pete Kroner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

recently whwnever I try to opdate my system software from the finder the App Store app comes up. Is this the new way or .... it never says my system needs updating nor does it update my 4S, 3gs, iPad, Macbook Pro or this imac.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 27", i7, 8 GB Ram..
  • mr.k99 Level 3 Level 3 (640 points)

    Yes, as of ML all software updates are to be done through the mac app store. "Software update" (as its own application) is now nonexistant.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,065 points)

    With Mountain Lion the App Store is the method by which you purchase and upgrade purchased software. It also replaces the old Software Update preferences for system upgrades/updates. However, the App Store has nothing to do with iDevice software. For that you use the iTunes Store.


    If you are using Lion or earlier system updates continue to come by way of Software Update.

  • Pete Kroner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thank you for your quick help... and while you're there....

    I get a strange message saying "Notes can't cant connect to the Yahoo Account "pacbell.net" The asked me for my user id account password... which I've given numerous times but with no results...

    Could this be an icloud problem?  It seems to have worked well until now...