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

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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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Software Update fails

Trying to install OS Yosimite and get this: "Can't connect to the Apple Software Update server." Already trying to delete ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist - not help. What shall I ...
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App Store Software Update download speed is super slow

My connection right now is 200 Mbit/s download and upload for any kind of internet usage except downloads over the app store. I want to download a software update and I'm getting maybe 1 Mbit/s. I ...
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How did the MAS find and update my backup copy of the Mavericks install app?

I wanted to see if I could get a 10.9.2 installer for Mavericks from the Mac App Store that I could use to clean install a Mac without requiring a patch after installation, so I went to the MAS and ...
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Mac App Store apps start download then freezes when download starts and never continues

I start downloading an app and it starts to download but the download bar never goes up at all. It just stays at the beginning of the download as shown in this picture: When I go to the Mac App ...
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Mac AppStore Resume Issue

I'm using Mac App Store on Lion, But there is a problem with download resume. After every system restart I can't resume my previous downloads and I have to download them from the beginning, I also ...
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Mac App Store Stuck On App Update

It's been like this for months... A friend of mine downloaded angry birds on his account, then signed out. Then a week later I said "I'm never going to play this." and deleted the app, however, the ...
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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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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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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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Unable to Download Mac OS X Yosemite

I currently have Mac OS X Mavericks. When I try to download Yosemite from the App Store the file begins to download and shows an estimated time. After a few minutes the file stops downloading and ...
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Xcode not updated after updating through Mac App Store

I recently downloaded Xcode 6.1 from the Mac App Store and after downloading it, Xcode shows the version is still same as the old one (5.1). When I go to the Mac App Store and search for Xcode, it ...
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unable to download updates on the Mac App Store

There are several updates for apps I have installed, but whenever I try to download them, I get the following message This update is not available for this Apple ID either because it was bought ...
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Can Xcode installed from a dmg file to updated automatically

I wanted to install the latest Xcode 6.1 from here https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action#, because a lot of things cannot compile with Xcode 6.0.1 on Yosemite. However, I want to know ...
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App Store Purchase Update gives “An error has occurred” messages for Keynote and Numbers

I am trying to install Keynote, Pages, and Numbers from my App Store account using my Apple ID and password. Pages has installed properly and works. Numbers and Keynote both failed and do not open. ...
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Deleting and Resubmitting an App

Since iTunesconnect won't let me delete leaderboards and achievements, I am considering deleting my entire app and resubmitting it. My app is free, without IAP, was just recently published, and has ...
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Is there a way to turn off file system sandbox prompts for a specific app?

I have a Mac App Store app that needs to access various directories outside of the sandbox. To do so, it frequently prompts for permission. I fully trust this app, is there a way to grant it blanket ...
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Mac App Store downloading apps again and again

I recently upgraded to Mavericks. I updated all the Apple Apps like Aperture, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Voice-Update, Xcode 5. And they updated gracefully. But whenever I am starting my Mac from a ...
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What's the best way to share Mac Apps downloaded via Mac App Store?

We have four guys in the house running on Mac and say, one updates the apps that the others have purchased with their individual apple ids, could the apps be shared over a storage media/airdrop ...
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Do apple developer program allow Pakistani developer to sale inApp purchases?

I am an independent application developer from Pakistan having a local bank account and VISA credit card. I am planning to enrol in the Apple Developer Program as an individual to sell my apps. I ...
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App Store showing update to app I have not installed with an Apple ID that is not mine

The App Store wants me to update the Twitter app using a different Apple ID that I don't recognize. I've never installed Twitter. When I enter my own Apple ID to either update or install that app, I ...
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Disabling password prompt at every installation for App Store/Mac App Store

Is it possible? It's really annoying. Especially on the iPad (don't know if it exists on the iPhone) :S
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change my apple id country

In my apple account there is $0.15. When ever I try to change my country it says "you have store credit balance; you must spend your balance before you can change stores." If there is a way to change ...
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App Store doesn't show Mountain Lion Installed

I purchased Mountain Lion for my Mac Air, have had it installed for months, but the App Store continues to show I must buy it. I want to make a bootable drive but have no where to go for Mountain Lion ...
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Tried to install Mountain Lion, it downloaded but nothing happened, now it wont re-download

I just bought Mountain Lion. It downloaded and I installed it and it restarted my laptop but nothing happened. When I went on the app store it was in my purchases, but had the download icon next to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 submit an application update to only a select few users for A/B Testing?

I was wondering what is the best process for launching an update (or multiple updates) you want to show users, but you don't want it to be released for everyone just yet. In other words, is there a ...
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How to fully automate the App Store application upgrades on OS X?

I am looking for a solution to run the updates from App Store in background and even restarting the apps or the OS X if needed. I just want this task to be silent and automated. Did anyone managed ...
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Cannot connect to any “apple.com” page on the internet

I have a mac air bought in Sweden and upgraded to Yosemite recently and did it in France. Since then I have troubles notably with the appstore (I cannot even connect to it now that I'm back in ...
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The Yosemite installer app that I downloaded via the app store is incomplete

The Yosemite installer app that I downloaded via the app store is incomplete I have redownloaded the software many times but it's still says it's incomplete or damaged when I try to run it. Please ...
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Accept apps in App Store to get future updates - accept button does not disappear after accepting

I recently installed Yosemite and in App Store, under the Purchases tab, I have to accept iMovie and iPhoto (to get future updates as it says). When I press the accept button I have to enter my Apple ...
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Mac App Store Won't Open on Macbook Pro

For the past few weeks my Mac App Store hasn't been loading correctly. Occasionally it does, but i'd say this has only been once or twice in the last month. Here's a link of what it looks like: ...
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what happens after iOS developer account subscription ends?

If a developer paid for iOS development program which is currently $99 per year. But what if the developer publishes the app for free on the Appstore and after a year he doesn't pay $99? All of his ...
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Mac App Store apps not opening

Overnight a lot of my Mac App Store purchased apps will not open. I get the error message: "Tweetbot" is damaged and can't be opened. Delete "Tweetbot" and download it again from the App Store. ...
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Is there any app for invoice/receipt recognition?

I'm looking for an app to take the picture of the invoice/receipts (or use existing onces) and it'll "read" (OCR) the date and the amount and could export them into some text format or something ...
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Images not loading in Mail, App Store and other Apps (like ReadKit) of OS X Mavericks

since some days I observe something interesting on my mac Maschine. Sometimes my IMAP Account cannot connect (to different providers like gmail). I had that problem also today after a restart did ...
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Appstore update to a transfered application

I have problems when Im trying to update a transfered app (AppStore). The exact error I receive is: "This app contains an embedded provisional profile thats not associated with your account." I have ...
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Print invoice from Apple store not available?

I try to print the invoice of the MBP I bought about one year ago from the apple store. This option is supposed to be available, however it is not there. The Q/A and overview pages keep redirecting me ...
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Cannot Connect to the App Store

I have an App Store update indicated on my App store icon, but when I click on it to go to the App store I get the message >Cannot Connect to App Store
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Why is the upgrade to GarageBand free but iPhoto requires a paid upgrade (after migrating from Snow Leopard to Mavericks)?

GarageBand and iPhoto are both iLife applications that came with Snow Leopard when I originally got my iMac. I have recently upgraded to Mavericks and both apps were in need of an update. So why is ...
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Difficulty in downloading some updates since I installed Mavericks

Ever since I installed Mavericks on my iMac, I have had problems in downloading some App updates from the App Store. In particular, Pages 5.01 appears to download satisfactorily, but when the full ...