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

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Old Users App Store Account is still active on my computer

I just picked up a used Mac for a great price (I might add but doesn't have much to do with my question); and the old users App Store Account is still linked to him, even though I have everything else ...
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How to skip an update in Yosemite?

Hi I want to skip this update in Yosemite and cannot hide it by right click > hide update because the right click simply does not work. Also tried in terminal: softwareupdate --ignore Pre-release ...
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Apple ID review information

I tried downloading apps with my new Apple ID and it asked me to review it. After filling in the information it shows an error and asks me to insert a billing address with atmost 70 letters or ...
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Can I sell software with in-app purchases via the Mac App Store?

I have an OS X application with in app purchases. Can I publish this in the Mac App Store ?
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Unable to install software updates

I have a white MacBook running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1. When I go to the Mac App Store > Updates tab, there are two updates listed: a combined "Software Update" that includes OS X 10.10.2, iTunes 12.1, ...
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“Add To Wish List” in the Mac App Store?

Does anybody know if there is a way to "add to wish list" some apps at the Mac App Store and get noticed when their price drops just as in the iTunes Store? Thanks in advance!
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Moving vast distances and keeping app store purchases

It looks like I will be moving shortly (From Australia to America) and I am wondering if it is possible for me to keep my app store purchases when I get a new phone in the USA. I currently have a ...
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App tied to other account in my purchase tab

Recently I got repaired my Late 2011 MBP from Apple Repair Program. I have a strange problem after that. One of my purchased app, iPhoto shows update. But iPhoto is not even installed on my Mac. When ...
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App store using incorrect e-mail address as username - iPhone 6

I upgraded my 4s to an iPhone 6 yesterday at the Sprint store. They transferred my data from the 4s to the 6, then erased the 4s. Now when trying to upgrade certain apps (such as Find My iPhone, ...
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Yosemite 10.10.3 Beta not showing up on older MacBook Pro? [closed]

I have two MacBooks - both running the latest 10.10.2. One is a newer MacBookPro11,3 and the older one is a MacBookPro8,2. I have enabled beta software on both laptops but the 10.10.3 update only ...
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How to download bought apps without old credit card?

I changed my residence and cancel my old credit card. Now I did a clean install of OS X and want to download purchased apps and free apps (Aperture, Keynote and iPhoto) but the App Store asks me for ...
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Deleting an update downloaded from App Store that is not installed

I now run OS X 10.9.5 on my office laptop, which is monitored by my company. App Store alerted me about Yosemite, and I chose to download and install it. After download completed, I got a notification ...
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All Apple Internet Apps are SLOW in Yosemite

A few days after upgrading to Yosemite, I started noticing that Safari was moving VERY SLOWLY. After a day or two of this it stopped loading webpages at all! So I switched to using Chrome, then my ...
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Do I need a credit card to install free apps on my MacBook Pro?

I'm using MacBook pro. My problem is: every time when I want to download an app it's asking about my credit card information. I used to have a credit card but I don't have it now. I can't even ...
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How can I download an application from the Mac App Store which is not compatible with my OS X version?

Is there any way to download app from the Mac App Store which requires a more current OS X version than I have running on my Mac? I know it will not run, but I need the actual file.
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Mac App enterprise distribution outside AppStore with MapKit

Either I'm being stupid (probably true) or there is hadly any documentatio to address the question: How can I distribute an Enterprise Mac app which uses MapKit? Background: We have built an iOS app ...
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App Store not launching

I have a Mac 2009 mid-model running OS X 10.9.4. When i click the App Store icon in the dock nothing happens. And I am not able to download or update my applications. My firewall is off.
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How do you log out of the Mac App Store?

When you are logged in with into the Mac App Store and it prompts for the password like this: how do you log out without entering the password?
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which apps comes free with yosemite macbook pro?

i want to know which apps comes free when buy apple macbook pro os x yosemite new. I want to see 1st look of app. Can anyone tell me. I m afraid if i missed anyone while reinstalling again!cos i feel ...
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Mac App Store Download Failure - Clear Cache?

I bought a program on the Mac App Store (Desk) on one of my computers. I am running Yosemite on a different computer and I tried to install the program from the Mac App Store - while I was on a ...
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An application will automatically reinstalled from mac app store after uninstallation

It's so weird that I don't know how to explain it. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test is the application that I'm talking about. I don't remember installing it, and first time I see it in my launchpad, I ...
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Logic Pro X 10.1 update button does nothing

I have Logic 10.0.7 and got a notice to update to 10.1. I press on the Update Now button but nothing happens. I have OS X 10.9.5 installed. What should I do?
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This item is temporarily unavailable. Try again later

I am trying to install an app form App Store and getting "This item is temporarily unavailable. Try again later." Tried to install the app on different macs (with the same icloud ID), but still ...
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Is it possible to highlight the current “active selection” area in the Mac App Store window when using keyboard navigation?

I find it easier to use the keyboard to navigate around my Mac. Most of the apps I use work OK with keyboard shortcuts as they tend to highlight the currently active control. However, I find the Mac ...
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How to tell what program is launching softwareupdated?

My Macbook was running really slow after opening it up and so I opened Activity Monitor and saw one process called softwareupdated that was not responding. It didn't say it was using any CPU but my ...
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Payments to App Store

Suppose I want to find (for tax purposes) the amounts of all payments I made to the App store during 2014. In the App Store application, I did not find this information in "Purchases" nor in "View My ...
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Is there a way to purchase incompatible app from Mac App Store

I haven't upgraded to Yosemite on my Mac yet and still using Mavericks. I wanted to purchase an app during its promotion period but the app min version is 10.10 so Mac App Store complains saying that ...
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App Store doesn't fetch updates anymore

I'm on a MacBook Pro, mid 2009, OS X 10.10. An update to Yosemite (10.10.2) came out five days ago, but going to the Updates tab in App Store only returns a dialog box with the following message: An ...
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Unable to Install apps onto my iPad (Stuck on “waiting…”)

For the past several days, I have been unable to install ANY apps onto my iPad. When I click "GET" and then "INSTALL", it just says "Waiting..." below the app icon. This is what it looks like (not ...
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App Store keeps asking for admin password

I periodically get the following dialog box on my MacBook, running OS 10.9.5: App Store is trying to install Apple-provided software. Type an administrator's name and password to allow this. I ...
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How to unlink Apple account from laptop?

I'm going to have to trade in my work laptop and it's connected right now to my personal Apple account for things like the app store etc. How do I unlink the Apple account before I get a new computer? ...
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Why is my App Updates linked to my wife's AppleID? I can't change it

I recently purchased a mac pro w Yosemite. I left my wife set herself up as an additional user, which later I removed. Now 3 apps (numbers, Keynote and Pages) which need to be updated are listed ...
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How to check owner and licences of an Appstore application?

How to check owner of an Appstore application? And licences used for downloading it. My problem is the following: 1.A few years ago I installed Numbers, Pages and Keynote on a computer WorkComp ...
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Mac app be the same same as a company name

I'm curious if Apple prevents you from naming a Mac Application in the Mac App Store the same as a company name. I'm in the process of naming an app and I was wondering what the rules were. I found a ...
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iTunes update keeps reappearing even after several updates [duplicate]

iTunes software update keeps appearing in the app store even after several updates of the same. Has anyone faced a similar issue? When I try to update it, the download begins and installs and again ...
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About the appstore [duplicate]

I want to buy some apps in the appstore but I don't want to use a credit card or paypal ; is there a way to purchase apps say with a prepaid Itunes card?
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Why am I unable to use app store urls in windows?

When I want to research an app I am thinking of buying for my ipad and I don't have my ipad on me, because the computer I mainly sync with does not connect to the internet I use another computer which ...
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App Store Keeps Pushing The Same Updates

I've got the following apps installed: Text Wrangler 4.5.12 XCode 6.1.1 Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.12 I've installed the updates no less than 7 times in total in an attempt to get rid of this and ...
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stuck with wrong account in app store on my new mac

I just got a new Mac, and everything went fine (I've owned like 6 different macs in my lifetime.) At one point however, I simply wanted to update my XCode app.. so I opened the App Store and clicked ...
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Why does updating Garageband 6.0.5 to 10 cost money?

I have Garageband 6.0.5. Why does updating to Garageband 10 (next version, don't get fooled by numbers) cost money? I thought updates were free!
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Switching back to 'production' version of Mac

Prior to Yosemite release I had installed the developer preview build on my Macbook. However, even after the public release I continue to get 'beta' updates from Apple (see included screenshot). How ...
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App Store using old information after manual XCode upgrade

I'm running Yosemite on a late 2011 MacBook Pro. I did this to upgrade XCode from a downloaded DMG after the App Store repeatedly stalled. Now XCode is upgraded but the App Store still shows the ...
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How to validate authenticity of app downloaded from App Store?

How can I be sure that an app I download from the App Store is indeed from the vendor it is supposed to be? Anyone with a developer account can potentially pretend to be for example "a bank" and ...
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Can I download the Yosemite install “app” on a MacBook Air, move it to an install USB drive, and install it on a MacBook Pro?

That is, is there a difference between the Yosemite install "app" that I would get on the Mac App Store, between the one I would get on a MacBook Air vs. on a MacBook Pro? Trying to download it on my ...
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Hide / Remove App Store updates for base applications (incl. Safari)

Is it possible to stop the App Store from giving notifications that cannot permanently be dismissed for unapplied updates to particular applications that come as part of the base system, in particular ...
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Removing all of an Application?

I am having an issue with the AppStore, and this is a related, but different question. How do I find and remove all bits of the AppStore application? Besides the obvious app itself, sitting in the ...
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Sign in without credit card if the Apple id is already created

I have create my apple Id online using chrome and not from the App store or Itunes. Now when i try to download any free app from the app store it gives me a error that the Apple id i am using has ...
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Can't download from App Store

A click on "Install App" does nothing. No error message, no download. I am trying to download an app appropriate for my installed OS. I've rebooted and signed out/in at the app store. No change.
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ARD hangs on launch

I have purchased, downloaded and installed Apple Remote Desktop 3.7.2 from the Mac App Store (onto a computer that's running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1). When I first open the app, I am prompted to agree ...
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How to upgrade to Yosemite without AppStore

I just can't add my credit card into Apple Id, I've tried hard, really. I've manage to find a way how to install xcode, new iTunes and so on, but still not last OS upgrade. I've found information ...