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

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How to access App Store using only IPv6?

There must be people curious about why I have to do this, so let me explain the reason first—Now I'm in an institute of Chinese Academic of Science, and the network environment is irritating. I'm ...
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Possible to uninstall OS X apps without admin password?

I have a school issued MacBook Air with several apps installed. While they were downloaded from the App Store using my personal Apple ID, I need the administer password (which I don't have) in order ...
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Can I move applications downloaded from the App Store?

I have way too many applications and sadly sometimes I forget if I have an application for a particular purpose. So I thought I would like to organize /Applications into folders. For example "Audio, ...
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How to download old version of Mac OS X that I own and App Store lists, but App Store refuses on newer Mac

I own old versions of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion in particular. The old versions are listed in the "Purchases" list within App Store app on my Mac. But when I hit the "Download" button a message ...
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Different owners of apps in /Applications depending on installation technique

I have noticed that pre-installed as well as apps installed from the App Store located in /Applications show permissions like this: drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 102 Jan 1 2014 Mail.app whereas ...
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Upgrade from 10.9.5 to 10.10.* without App Store

I can't open the App Store, and I can't open software update. I've tried all the troubleshooting advice I can find online, but none of it solved my problem, so I figured an OS update was overdue. I'm ...
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AppStore Checking for updates.. consuming massive amounts of memory

Is this normal? (softwareupdated is an apple helper checking for updates) I restarted my mac and it started again slowly climbing the numbers The AppStore is spinning trying to check for updates, ...
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Where has my GarageBand gone?

I own a 2011 MBP, which came with GarageBand installed. I am not complaining, but suddenly I don't get updates for it anymore. The AppStore lists GarageBand as having an update, but when I click the ...
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Failed AppStore download

I have tried to download an update from the AppStore for Yosemite 10.10.4 and unfortunately it interrupted. Now I am in a situation where if I try the update again I get the following message: Some ...
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How can I stop the App Store asking for a password in OSX?

I want to update some apps downloaded through the App Store in OSX (not iOS). Is there a way to allow OSX to do this without insisting for a password every time? In iOS you are able to disable the ...
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App Store updates Affinity Designer over and over again

My App Store updates Affinity Designer to version 1.2.1 and then it does it again and again and again... I tried to uninstall Affinity Designer but that didn't help. Zombie-Affinity Designer came back ...
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Unable to install iTunes 12.2

(2011 MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.4) The App Store offered me the update to iTunes 12.2 as normal when it was released. I clicked install, it downloaded the update, and it appeared in the list ...
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Unable to update though App Store (OS X)

I've been unable to update any of my Apple applications through the App Store. Other applications update just fine. I noticed this when I tried to update Xcode yesterday. Upon clicking the update ...
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Update to iTunes 12.2 via App store

I'm trying to update to iTunes 12.2 via App store however the app is hanging indefinitely whilst "searching for updates". This causes MacBook Pro to become unresponsive too
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App Store download disappear after the installation

I'm trying to download a previously purchased item from the app store. The item download and install seems that works fine, but immediately after the installation the program just disappears. The App ...
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Can I upgrade to Yosemite without a credit card?

I just bought a used iMac, and updated to 10.6.8 from 10.5.8. I created my first Apple ID, and verified it. Now I am trying to update to Yosemite, so that I can install Xcode. When I try to give my ...
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How to easily update Xcode from App Store when originally installed from developer site?

I need to update one of my machines to use the latest Xcode (it's my primary development machine so I've avoided updating it for a while, just in case of hiccups). I originally installed Xcode on ...
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How do I know on which devices I can use a purchased app?

I am new to OS X and am thinking of purchasing an app from the app store (in this case it's SkySafari 4 Pro). If I purchase this app, or any app, will I be able to use it on, say, my iPad? If the ...
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Updated application keeps asking to be updated

It's been a long time since Boom app released an update: March 26, according to App Store. I was successful to update, as Boom states that I am in version 1.9.4, the March 26 release. But, despite ...
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Do I have to enroll an Apple Developer Program when working for a client?

The problem: I cannot see certificates section in client's member center. Disclaimer: I am new to iOS platform so please bear it in mind. My client has set up an Apple Developer account at ...
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How to pause Xcode update?

In the App menu, I can see that it is updating. However, in the App Store updates page, it is not showing. The update is ~3GB, and I don’t have the bandwidth to spare. How can I pause/stop it?
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Select different credit card for work related App store purchase

I'm using my personal laptop & iCloud account for my work as a software developer. My company would pay for a separate laptop but I choose to use my own for convenience. Also, saves me the trouble ...
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OS X Mavericks: Update from iPhoto 9.4.3 to iPhoto 9.5.1 when unable to do so via Mac App Store

am using an OS X Mavericks iPhoto 9.4.3 and trying to install iPhoto 9.5.1 - but when I load up iPhoto 9.4.3, it states that I should update to iPhoto 9.5.1 - I click "Go to Software Update", am ...
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Change update frequency of App Store in Yosemite?

Similar to Change update frequency of app store in Mountain Lion? Is there a way to change the frequency the App Store checks for updates in Yosemite?
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How can I buy Yosemite apps from a Mavericks installation?

I am trying to buy an app which runs on 10.10 only, from a computer that has 10.9 installed. The App Store does not like it: Translation: Your purchase could not be completed. OmniOutliner could ...
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App Store Updates staying in queue after installation?

There definitely seems to be a bug here. I just installed these, possibly already more than once, but they're still "Available":
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Changing App Store Login

We Have two Users on a 2013 MacBook Pro: 'A' and 'B'. However, when User 'B' tries to log in to the App Store, the login prompt is already completed with User 'A' info. Is it possible to have two ...
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Itunes Connect (App Store) - Beginning of the day when change Price Tier

I changed my app from Free to Tier 1 on 05/21/2015, but in Sales and Trends statistics, report on 05/21/2015, my app has downloaded ~ 450 units and only Sales 100$ (Proceeds 70$) => 100 units with ...
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How can I get v6.3 Command Line Developer tools to install?

The App store is repeatedly wanting to update the same version of Command Line Tools (OS X 10.10) version 6.3. Is there a way to triage or diagnose this systematically? If not, does anyone know a ...
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Pillars of Eternity: Better to buy from Mac App Store or from Steam?

I haven't played a video game on my computer in over a decade and I'm unfamiliar with modern technologies. If I want to buy Pillars of Eternity, am I better off getting it through the mac app store or ...
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How can I use a pre-existing AppleID with Mac App Store without a billing address?

I dont have a credit card, and so I am unable to complete the Apple billing address, which means I can not download anything from the App Store. It there a solution for this?
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How do I avoid update checks for third party software (cobook), dont want to “update” by mistake

I have an app that I bought, unfortunately the company was also bought and the new version is seriously worse. Hiding is not possible for third party software. Removing MAS receipt makes the software ...
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Use up the store credit [duplicate]

I have 0.80$ credit and I need to use it in order to change my region, so I can buy more store credit, since my credit card is not from USA anymore I moved back I need to find a way to use that ...
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App store asks me for password but won't let me enter my ID

I need to update fcp on my macbook pro (yosemite) but every time I try the app store asks me to enter my ID and password but it won't let me click on the ID box to put in my email and just gives me a ...
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I cannot sign in to App Store with my Apple ID

I created a new Apple ID and verified it. In the App Store, when I want to update or upgrade my OS X, it is asking me to sign in to download. I try to sign in but I cannot — there is no error or ...
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How do I turn off automatic downloads and updates?

I don't see any options for deactivating automatic downloads for OS X and individual apps in the App Store app.
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App Store doesn't seem to work

I had some updates that prompted me to restart for a long time. Finally, I agreed, but the restart process hanged with the rainbow mouse pointer, so I did a hard reset. Now I still have update ...
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Mac App Store downloading whole app instead of update

Mac App Store sometimes downloads whole apps, instead of downloading just the differential update needed. Take the latest iMovie update which is a bug-fix update and shouldn't be larger than a couple ...
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How can I download a newer Yosemite installer?

I have an existing Yosemite installer app from the original release of 10.10 (e.g. Install OS X Yosemite.app) but can't seem to download a newer installer. When I click Download, I'm presented with ...
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AppStore formatting is broken

My Macbook, Version 10.9.5 Build 13F1077, AppStore is somehow broken. It's like the formatting of it is broken. See attached image. Any idea's about what happened or how to troubleshoot or fix? As ...
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App Store Update stuck

I've downloaded the "Pro Video Formats 2.0.1" update at least twice, but it keeps showing up in the Mac App Store. How do I fix this?
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iPhoto won't open

When I tried to open iPhoto, it says that I needed to update to the latest version. Im using OS X Yosemite system. When I search on App Store it says that "The item you've requested is not ...
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Can't login to Mac App store

I have an iMac with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). When I open the Mac App store, and try to download an App, it asks me for the login. When I enter my Apple ID's email and password and click login, ...
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Mac App Store updated an app, app doesn't know?

A few days ago, I have seen the newly released version of Xcode (6.3) in the updates section of the store, so today I decided to update it. Updating from 6.2, the process started normally (Xcode was ...
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How do i fully delete an old account so that it stops asking for updates?

My ex-partner had an account on my Mac. When we broke up, we deleted his account. However, some of the applications that he has downloaded keep asking for updates. I cannot delete these apps, as it ...
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Download iPhoto for Yosemite?

How can I download the last iPhoto version for Yosemite? Looks like any links are invalid now that Photos is out. And upgrading a pre-Yosemite version does not work. There is an update button but it ...
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Macbook pro 2009 update not taking effect

I downloaded the update for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. I restarted when it told me, but the update did not take effect. When I manually rebooted, that didn't work either. How do I solve this?
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Xcode failed to download, use the purchases page to try again

I continue to get this error each time I try to install xcode: "Xcode failed to download, use the purchases page to try again" This is with the newest OSX 10.10.3. I found this thread: Xcode failed ...
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Xcode update would not work, and now won't leave the App Store update queue

Hello I am trying to remove this update. It was not working and I ended up downloading the Xcode update directly from apple.developer, it gave me no problem. This has been my spring cleaning project ...
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Invisible downloads from App Store (visible only in Launchpad)

I'm currently updating my version of Xcode on my Yosemite system and I encountered pretty much the same problem as the one described in that question : the system seemed unresponsive to my download ...