The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications developed by Apple.

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How to change description and picture of an app in app store without having to build a new release

I can't believe it, but I fear it is true. I have an app published to the appstore with pictures and a description. Now I would like to correct a word in the description and add a new picture. Is ...
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Why do downloads (storedownloadd) from the Mac App Store consume so much CPU?

I have noticed this often with large downloads such as Xcode updates and OS X updates and that sort of thing. Basically we see this sort of thing for however much time it takes for the download to ...
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Mac App Store Character Set error!

I'm having trouble with the Mac App Store. It shows me error messages with question marks instead of normal letters as in the following pic. Can anyone help me?
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Mac OS X 10.8 App Store hogs the connection when downloading new OS X

I'm trying to download Mavericks from App Store but it's hogging my internet connection. Is there anyway to set the App Store to download at a lower speed or take fewer connections or whatever to be ...
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GarageBand does not update on App Store

I have some apps to be updated in the App Store. But, when I try to update GarageBand to version 6.0.5, the following error is generated: I am using a MacBookPro late 2011, with El Capitan OSX. All ...
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Antivirus for OS X 10.6.8

I have a laptop with OS X 10.6.8, and it needs anti-virus. I went to the App Store, but everything wants 10.7 and later. I need a software recommendation.
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Would it be possible to download a previous version of OneNote - Without having purchased it prior?

As per school policy, I am not allowed to upgrade my macbook (I am currently using Version 10.9.2) - However, I need to use OneNote for a particular subject. Is it possible to download a previous ...
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Install App Store Application via Script [duplicate]

I'm working on automating my OSX setup further and I was curious if anyone knows how to install application via a script from the app store. I've seen examples before but it involved opening safari ...
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Security issue on my Mac

I have recently installed kaspersky internet security 2015 on my macbook pro, when I managed to update some applications from the Mac app store it required entering the password, BUT when I entered it ...
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Mac App Store stuck on Sign In

I recently installed a fresh (erased my HD) install of OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 During my first log in I skipped sign in to my apple id Now when I open my Mac App Store and try to Sign In, it gets ...
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How to show progressbar in App store during installation?

I try to install Xcode through App store. As I found, it can take a long time (hours) while it is fully installed. Is it possible to display progressbar, how much time (estimately) is remaining to ...
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Is there a way to download old GarageBand loops without downloading the app itself?

I recently purchased an iPad Pro and have had some fun playing around on the GarageBand app (which I believe is GarageBand 2.1 for iOS). I had an old eMac desktop computer about ten years ago (which ...
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How to ensure Slack runs safely in sandbox?

For work I use my personal laptop and I am required to run Slack to keep in contact with coworkers however it occurs to me that this could potentially be used as an invasive surveillance tool unless ...
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Do I need to get a license to use OS X system font in my app?

I recently completed my first cocoa app and want to publish it (not via Mac App Store), I am using system font in my app and not bundling any font with my app itself. Do I need to get permission to ...
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How to change the language used on Mac App Store?

I used my old Mac which showed me English when I browsed through Mac App Store. However, after I purchased my new Mac and ported all the data using Time Machine, the Mac App Store suddenly shows me ...
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App update available on AppStore when I've already installed it

I recently installed the last update of XCode, 7.2 on a "El Capitan" MacBook Pro. The version seems correctly installed and working fine, but one day later, on the Update tab of the AppStore still ...
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Trying to download game from Mac App store, game stuck on “Installing” (Macbook Pro Retina Mid 2014)

Basically what the title says. I tried restarting my computer and it messed the whole install up, I had to redownload all 30gb of the game. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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MacBook Pro Factory reset started installing OS X El Capitan but now OS X Mavericks installer appears

I tried to reset my MacBook Pro to the factory settings so I booted with CMD+R and erased the disk then I proceed to reinstall OS X El Capitan, but I was at my friend's house and the Internet was ...
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Why does OS X want me to “upgrade” from El Capitan to Yosemite Beta 4?

This is just silly: If I try accepting (no, I wouldn't go through with it), it just says that the update is unavailable. So why does it ask me to downgrade, and how do I get rid of this?
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Is it possible to add an app to your wishlist in the desktop version of the App Store

I love adding apps to my wishlist on the iPhone or iPad. I would only find it normal that the same thing can be done with the Mac OS X version of the AppStore. Obviously, this feature should be ...
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Cannot sign into Apple Mac AppStore

After entering my password to update apps on the MacAppStore, I get the spinning cog and have to Force-quit the AppStore app. This also happens with Xcode. I've tried logging into a new user account, ...
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If I get a game from the Apple store, can I play it on other computers? [duplicate]

Let's say I buy a game from the app store from this computer. Then I copy the game files to a external drive and go to a friend and copy them on his computer. Will my friend's computer play the game?
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Does Apple accept .app jars on the Mac App Store?

I know that I can bundle a .jar into a .app using Automator and AppleScripts. However, can this .app be submitted to the App Store? And if it can be submitted to the App Store, will Apple accept an ...
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How to find third-party photo extensions

I want to find if there is any iphoto extension can share photos on google photos. Therefore I check https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT205245 it says Use the Mac App Store to find and install ...
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Can I turn off “Sign in to download from the App Store”

Anyone know how to turn this off? I don't want my mac to run any processes I don't specifically ask for. I never use the app store except to update the OS, so I want to disable this (assuming it isn't ...
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Why do I get this alert saying I purchased this app on a different computer (while I didn't)?

I tried to open an app I hadn't opened for a while, after which I got a window prompting me to login with my Apple ID. Here follows a translation of the (dutch) text: Log in to use this app on ...
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Irrelevant outdated update stuck in App Store

I upgraded to OS 10.11 which gave me a new version of iPhoto. However, an older version of iPhoto v9.6.1 is stuck in the App Store and I get periodic alerts that it is available for upgrade. When I ...
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Webviews not connecting to internet on Yosemite

Yesterday the Slack app stopped working for me, it just spins saying connecting though I can connect to slack in Firefox and Chrome. I've also noticed that the Appstore no longer works, eventually ...
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Better understanding Family Sharing (Can I share app from OSX to my iOS device?)

I'm trying to figure out (for the first time) Family Sharing feature. So far I've added family members and everything seems to work fine except one thing. I've bought from App Store Tweetbot for OSX. ...
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Xcode 7.2 downloading but not installing

I went through the tedious download process via App Store. The row in the App Store Updates tab said Xcode was installed. But no sign of it in Applications folder. When I go to the Purchased tab of ...
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Mac App Store Upload Fail: Validation Error (SFML)

I'm working on a SFML App in Xcode 7.2, and I'm trying to upload my project build to the Mac App Store, and I'm getting the following error: An error occurred during validation Couldn't ...
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Freetype Code Signing Error (Xcode 7.1) App Upload Issue

I'm wondering if anyone can fix my problem? I'm trying to upload a project to the App Store. I'm using Xcode 7.1. I'm getting the following error related to code-signing freetype. CodeSign ...
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iWork and iLife are not free after reinstall

I recently bought a Macbook Pro 13" Early-2015 from a guy who used it only once and then reinstalled it for selling (already upgraded to the latest El-Capitan). After I set up my Apple ID I couldn't ...
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Apps don't update from App Store

I'm using a Mac Book Pro. In the app store, I click Update and it downloads for half an hour and then it starts installing and halfway through everything just stops on it's work. I've waiting an hour ...
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Download speed of an app at the App Store?

I think the title is self-descriptive, but I'll describe it more precisely here: What I mean by "Download Speed of an app" is when you click in the download button of an application, at the Purchases ...
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Troubleshooting installing Xcode updates, stuck

I am trying to install the upgrades to Xcode, Xcode version 7.2. Unfortunately, the App Store shows that this installation has been "Installing --- less than a minute" for over four hours. It ...
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How to know app(from AppStore) is still installing and didn't just hang?

I am trying to download Xcode and it says "installing" but has not done anything different for an hour(just sitting there). How do I know it is still installing?
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OS X El Capitan downloading froze and now it won't let me download? [duplicate]

I was trying to upgrade to OS X El Capitan when my screensaver kicked in or something and froze the download. But now the App Store shows it "download" as apposed to "downloading" when I try and ...
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App from Mac app store not installing

I am trying to reinstall an app I purchased some time ago. It is not installing. In the console I get the following message: LaunchServices: Failed to create bundleProxy for bundle ...
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Is it possible to reset launchpad layout?

My launchpad has become very cluttered overtime. I'm wondering if there is a function to reset launchpad like the iOS reset home screen layout feature. Let me know in the comments if you don't ...
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Update unavailable with this Apple ID?

I recently updated to OS X 10.11, El Capitan. After the update one iPhoto (Version 9.6.1, Released Mar 20, 2015) update from the App Store is not getting installed. It shows: Update unavailable ...
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track internet usage app wise on the Mac

On the Mac, is there a way to track internet usage app-wise. Ideally I would want an app the ability to track monthly usage etc.
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OS X El Capitan Downloading problem

I've downloaded OS X El Capitan from the AppStore. If I go AppStore --> Store --> Purchased it says "Downloaded" but I can't seem to prompt the install. I've tried restarting the Download but nothing ...
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MB Air: connect, update App Store with broken Wifi/Airport via USB WiFi

On my MB Air 2,1 (mid 2009) the wifi is broken. Connecting with the internet is possible via an Apple USB-Ethernet-adapter. When trying to install an app/update via the App Store (e.g. to OSx El ...
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iTunes: “Your account was changed while you were editing your account information.”

I logged into the iTunes store via Settings on a new iPhone 5s, and it automatically went to the "confirm your payment information" page. I confirmed my method of payment (none), and it came back ...
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Apps not opening “Verifying”

Some of the apps on my MacBook Air (OS El Capitan) specifically my Grand Theft Auto are not opening because a prompt appears "Verifying (Name Of The App)". I've tried countless times to fix this but ...
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How can I reinstall OS X without a valid App Store connection?

I have a Mid 2009 MacBook Pro that was used by a "less than responsible" user. As such, it seems to have become infected with malware that rewrites all SSL certificates. These certificates cannot be ...
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Stuck at login in App Store

I've upgraded to El Capitain and since then I can't login to the App Store. The App Store prompts me for my login details and once I try to sign in, it just shows a spinner for ever. I have to ...
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App Store - Free app with externally paid for login - does this require revenue split with Apple?

I'm trying to get clarity on this, I believe I know this answer but would like validation that I am correct. I am building app and which will be free on the App Store, but users will have to login to ...
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Very Slow Download Speeds from Apple Applications (Safari and Mac App Store)

After I restored my computer to a clean reinstall of El Capitan, I have experienced incredibly slow download speeds in Apple applications only (Safari and the App Store). I tested downloading a file ...