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

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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 ...
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Divvy application not opening or showing any error message

The window manager divvy is a big part of my workflow. When restarting my macbook yesterday it failed to open entirely. It doesn't give any feedback as to why it's not opening. I tried deleting the ...
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Stop AVG from scanning all app store downloads

I have AVG Free running on OS X 10.11 and what I'd like to know is how I can prevent it from automatically scanning some/all App Store downloads. For example, whenever I update Xcode, which is a ...
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Many OS X app store apps are listed as “app” is damaged and can't be opened

Without having changed anything, I now get this message when I try to open the app "Breeze" - Other apps fail similarly on other Macs: I tried to get rid of this message by re-installing it from ...
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Mac App Store apps damaged? [duplicate]

Overnight, TextWrangler crashed with a message "TextWrangler" is damaged and can't be opened. I deleted "TextWrangler" and download it again from the App Store. I couldn't update from the Mac App ...
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iOS 9.1 ipad cannot connect to the App Store

I just upgraded my original iPad to iOS 9.1 and it now cannot connect to the App Store. No other error is given. If I go to the App Store I get a blank page. If I try to Update an app, the screen ...
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iTunes not getting updated via App Store on OS X El Capitan

I am running iTunes 12.2.2.25 on OS X El Capitan. App Store is showing me update to iTunes (12.3.1) but its not getting updated. Multiple times I have click "Update" button (link) near shown update ...
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Remove iTunes and Mac App store results when looking for a word

I would like to know whether it is possible to remove the Itunes Store and Mac App Store results from the word look-up functionality in El Capitan 10.11.1, illustrated below: and App Store: I ...
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Change MacBook Pro OS X Apple ID ownership [duplicate]

Over a year ago I bought a second hand MacBook Pro on ebay. Unfortunately the original owner did not reinstall the operating system and in fact it came together with Photoshop and Microsoft Office. ...
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Login to OneDrive OS X with School/Company account

Is there a way to login and access your OneDrive account with the OneDrive application from the Mac Store with your school/company account? At the moment, my credentials are not recognized.
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How do I reinstall a Mac App Store app that I can open?

I have Xcode 7.1 installed on my computer. It's running fine, but there's a bug and I'd like to see if a reinstallation will help. I deleted Xcode in Launchpad, but I was still able to open the app ...
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Why can't find you open source software in the app store? [closed]

Why do you need macports or homebrew to get open source software installed? Why can't you find this kind of software in the app store?
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Alternative ways to update apps via App Store [duplicate]

So I'm trying to update from Xcode 7.0.1 to Xcode 7.1 from the App Store. Xcode 7.1 is one of the my available updates. I use the latest EL Capitan 10.11.1. I click the UPDATE button for Xcode 7.1 it ...
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I accidentally deleted the App Store.app

I accidentally deleted the App Store.app, I've tried to reinstall the OS X but it takes too long. So I canceled it. Does anyone have the App Store.app that I can download? BTW I'm on 10.9.5.
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Why are updates so extremely large?

I'm currently downloading the update for iMovie (2 GB) and Xcode (3.5 GB). Other similiar producs are maybe several 100 MBs, but for the full software, not just an update. What makes those updates ...
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Cannot update from OS X 10.11 to 10.11.1 - Stuck in loop

On 2014 iMac, OS X El Capitan 10.11... In App store, I select [Update] for OS X El Capitan Update 10.11.1 The option to restart is displayed. I select it. Then the message "Available updates have ...
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Options in App Store greyed out on Yosemite

In the Mac App Store on Yosemite, the buttons at the top are greyed out and I can't click on any of them except for Software Update. I think it has something to do with my school, but I am an ...
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Unable to carry out Software Update on OS X 10.5.8

I have tried to carry out a Software Update on a Mac running OS X 10.5.8. My first problem is that I am unable to find the Mac App Store on this computer (whether by using the search function or ...