How to update apps?

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  1. MacDaddy80 macrumors member

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    I am really confused up what the software update will be used for? How will we update e apps like imovie, iphoto and garageband? Will we do it in the updates section of the app store or will we go to software update from the finder bar?
     
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  3. MacDaddy80 thread starter macrumors member

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    could i just go to software update and update everything without having to open the app store
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Doubtful. Software Update would update Mac OS X components, which aren't available in the App Store. The App Store would be the tool for updating apps purchased there.
     
  5. MacDaddy80 thread starter macrumors member

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    what if i didn't buy anything there i just wanna use software update to update everything?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Software Update does not update 3rd party apps. It only updates Mac OS X components and Apple apps.
     
  7. MacDaddy80 thread starter macrumors member

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    so i can still use software update to updatee my apple apps?
     
  8. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    If you want an app that will update 3rd party apps, look into AppFresh. Works with about 80%-90% of the apps out there.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That remains to be seen, and depends on your Mac OS X version, as well. With the advent of the Mac Apps Store, Apple may elect to stop providing updates to Apple apps (non-OS) via Software Update and provide those only via the Mac App Store. But they could do that only for those who have the App Store installed. For those running earlier versions of Mac OS X, who don't have access to the App Store (like me), they would still need to provide Apple app updates via Software Update. They may elect to keep such updates available to everyone via Software Update.
     
  10. bigwig, Jan 6, 2011
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    It's a major misfeature of the Mac App Store if I have to run the App Store app manually, rather than rely on Software Update to notify me of updates automatically,
     
  11. MacDaddy80 thread starter macrumors member

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    I totally agree i just wanna use software update nothing else.
     
  12. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Are you an inventor? I mean, for a living.
     
  13. goobot macrumors 603

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    i think the disc will be software update and if you got from the app store you update from there.
     
  14. bigwig macrumors 6502a

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    No. Why does that matter? I don't need to be an inventor to know what a good feature is.
     
  15. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    The update tab in the Mac AppStore will update the applications you have installed via the AppStore.

    The update via OSX will update core OSX components and Apple software.
     
  16. bigwig macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. That shows Apple's developers weren't thinking. Other apps do automatic daily or weekly checking for updates by having a helper app that gets periodic starts via launchd. It's turned on by a Preference item in the app itself. You don't have to start the app and navigate to a "check for updates" menu item, manually click an update icon, or navigate to the developer's download page, to see if you have an update waiting for you.
     
  17. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You invented this:

     
  18. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Actually, he didn't.
    http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/misfeature
     
  19. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Interesting. I tried two sources, and "misfeature" wasn't in either one. Nor was "lossage", used in the source you quoted. Interestingly, as I type, lossage is underlined in red, but misfeature is not. I've never seen either of them until now.
     
  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's a misfeature that lossage isn't included. :D
     
  21. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    Who's to say that Apple hasn't already thought about this and are just planning to work it into OS X Lion? So many people think that the current version of the Mac App Store is the way it will be for the rest of eternity. This is just version 1.0, we are undoubtably going to see some major improvements.
     

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