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

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App Store wouldn't recognize my Logic Pro X

I have LPX version 10.0.6 installed on my system and I recently heard that Apple just released a new updated version 10.0.7 on the App Store. However, not only I didn't receive any update notification ...
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10.9.3 update failed to verify on three attempts, now what?

I've tried to install the 10.9.3 update three times. Each time, the app store downloads, the machine reboots, and then up comes a dialog complaining that it could not verify the update. Upon clicking ...
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Is it still possible to purchase a license for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server from Apple?

Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard Server is no longer for sale at the Apple Store website. Mac OS X Server software licenses were sold as a separate full operating system from Apple until 10.7 Lion, ...
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Can I use Cisco Meraki, or similar, to deploy Mac App Store Apps?

Cisco Meraki is fantastic, it blows the features of Apple's Profile Manager out of the water. One thing I would very much like to be able to do however is to push Volume Purchased Mac Apps to all our ...
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How see status when installing an app from App store?

When you install a new app from Apple App store, there is no info on how much time is left. How can one find this information?
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How to never logout and never retype password App store

Apple App store is really annoying with all their security. Is there a way to never logout and never retype your passwords? I newer log out, but it seems something logs me out (sign out) ...
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“Failed to check receipt hash” after switching to a new computer?

I just had to move my drives over to another Mac Pro and now when I attempt to open apps purchased from the App Store, I'm getting Failed to check receipt hash. What does one need to do in order to ...
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Is it possible to submit not sandboxed app to the Mac App Store

I have an AppleScript Cocoa application that does a lot of shell scripts like kill or chflags. Is there any way I can try to send it on review to MAS and get it approved? According to Wikipedia: ...
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App Store repeatedly asking me to update

I have run into a frustrating problem with my App Store. I recently installed slightly older versions of Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Xcode and App Store prompted me to update them to newer versions. ...
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App Store asks me for a password, but won't let me change the Apple ID

I'm taking over someone elses job and am using the computer he was using. In the App Store there are some apps that ask me to enter a password and have an Apple Id already filled in but won't let me ...
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How do I find my purchased OS X 10.9.2 which was accidentally deleted from App Store?

I have accidentally deleted my copy of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 from the App Store in the purchased section under my account. Is there any way I can get it back again without paying for a second time?
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How to update XCode with a different userid?

So i have been given a macbook by my employer which was used by previous developer for iOS development. Now Appstore is asking me to update XCode to new version and when I am trying to update , it ...
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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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Why am I being asked to pay for iPhoto when I already have it? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mavericks and when I run 'check for updates' in iPhoto it says there is an upgrade available but that I need to pay for it (this was not the case with the ...
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Mac App Store Search Autocompletion

I recognized something strange: On my MacBook Pro (Mid 2008, Mavericks) I get suggestions when searching in the Mac App Store. But on my MacBook Air (Late 2010, Mavericks) I don't get them.
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Need a Google Voice app for Mac

Background I've been using Google Voice for about a year. During that time, I've been also using a Mac app called GrowlVoice that appears in my menubar. It allows listening to voicemail messages and ...
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Permission error on postinstall from App Store

I'm trying to install an application using the App Store on Mavericks. The download succeeds, but the install hangs at the very end of the process. I've been through the standard procedures ...
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Process 'storeagent' eating bandwidth

Recently I noticed a hike in my daily internet usage. After investigation I came to know that a process called storeagent was downloading huge amounts of data from the internet. When googled I found ...
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Xcode 5.1 won't launch — “being updated” — but already installed

trying to launch Xcode 5.1 and keep getting "Xcode is being updated". It was updated last week and shows as installed. Screen shots to illustrate. Any ideas? I went to the developer portal, but it ...
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Mac App Store opens to blank screen; cannot switch between menu options

Today I tried opening the App Store to update some software, but when it opens I am left with a blank screen: Also, when I click on the menu items in the top bar, multiple items will highlight in ...
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Installing drivers before installing Mac app - rejected by apple review team

I have developed a Mac desktop application and need to have our users install few drivers to run our application on OS X. Due to sandbox constraint, I am not able to get the user access permission to ...
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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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(Mavericks) Appstore repeatedly updating Xcode to 5.1 (fixed?)

In the past 7 days I have updated to Xcode 5.1 seven times! Yesterday I dragged Xcode to the trash and emptied the trash in an attempt to make it stick, this morning I got a popup saying that Xcode ...
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Can I hide software updates in Mavericks?

In 10.9.2 (not sure about earlier versions of .9) I can find no way to stop the nagging software update requests from the App Store. I've heard of people uninstalling software which works in some ...
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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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Tool to monitor home network traffic & stats?

I have a home network with several users, using both LAN & Wifi. I have a Billion 7800N router which is also my ADSl2 modem. Is there a tool or something I can use that monitors all traffic going ...
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Is it better to purchase 1password from agilebits website or the app store?

Is it better value to purchase 1password from the https://agilebits.com/ website or the app store? They cost different amounts, does the app store version include all future versions of 1password? ...
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Can I redeem OS X Lion on a Mac different to the intended install location?

I restored my MacBook to factory settings and I bought OS X Lion because my iTunes account never had it. However, I can't activate it because the Mac can't continue unless it has the program ...
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How to grant a Mac app permission to read the whole filesystem

I bought this app called Xee from the Mac app store. It can open files perfectly fine but when I try to browse through a folder from within the Xee app, it has to request permission. (See the ...
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Prevent Yosemite from appearing in Software Update section of App Store?

Updated title for Yosemite / 10.10, the issue remains the same. This is mostly a moot point for our organization as we're starting to let more and more people upgrade to Mavericks as they desire, ...
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How to get Mac App Store to stop thinking app is installed on external drive?

I ran into a problem where the Mac App Store said that a particular app (Numbers in this case) was up to date, but whenever I launched it I would get an older version. I finally did a search across ...
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Can I upgrade from Mountain Lion To Mavericks without the app store?

I don't want to create an App Store account because I don't like the idea of tying my computer with it. Can I still upgrade from Mountain Lion to Mavericks for free from the Apple servers without an ...
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iPhoto 9.5.1 update

I have been trying to update iPhoto through App Store on my iMac, but I constantly fail. It always downloads the whole package - 1.15GB, then it does its mumbo jumbo, but everytime it looks promising, ...
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After upgrade of retail iWork 09 DVD it appeard on my Apple Store account

I found my iWork 09 retail DVD, which I bought 4.5 years ago. After I installed it, Apple Store showed me that I've got an upgrade to version 13. Next, it appeared on my Apple Store account in ...
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Finance App That Charts Bank Info?

I'm looking for a finance app that will connect to my banks so I can see My balance at the end of every day, week, month. I would like to see how it rises and falls just so I can keep a better eye on ...
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Mac App Store Download does not start on fresh installed Lion

I needed to reinstall Mac OS X, so my plan was to format the drive, install OS X Lion (since I have the USB stick here) and then update to Mavericks. Sounds simple, yet I have a problem: The Mavericks ...
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Manage Apple devices for small company

What's the best way to manage 10-20 Apple computers for a small company? All the devices are purchased and owned by the company. We want to be to reassign computers from one person to another, 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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How do I get rid of the Appstore's update notification?

How can I get rid of that type of notification without actually opening the Appstore? The fact that it will stay there until I actually open it is pretty annoying. OSX Mountain Lion.
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Using different Apple ID at App Store without transferring registration

I have made some app purchases using my current Apple ID (say personal.email@example.com). Can I use my current Apple ID (personal.email@example.com) at "Mac App Store" on MacBook Pro and iMac, which ...
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How do I obtain iPhoto for a second-hand Mac Air?

I obtained a Mac Air from a friend, second-hand. He restored a clean install of the OS, without the free Apps (iPhoto, iMovie…). These apps were included in the original purchase. We understood that ...
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Buying in the Mac App Store for the enterprise

We're looking to buy an app in the Mac App Store (iBarcoder) for our graphic designers using Macs, and after read this article on Macworld.com, we're not too sure how to go about it. Does that ...
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iMovie 10.0.1 Upgrade/Install Fails With “an error has occurred” Message.

The download in the App Store can't be installed, restarted, or deleted. This is for iMovie 10.0.1 as of december 23, 2013. I followed a discussion forum and tried a suggestion that said remove the ...
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Multiple instances of installed applications and updates displayed in updates history

Today I was updating my Mavericks installation and during the process it seems that App Store somehow "hung up" on installation and some downloads didn’t download properly. Because of that, now I see ...
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Network usage whitelist for cell tethering on OSX?

I frequently use my Macbook on my iPad's data plan. Unfortunately, unlike iOS, OSX can't limit application network usage based on whether it's on a cell network, and I always have to remember to close ...
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App Store says app is “INSTALLING” but nothing happens

I upgraded an old MacBook Pro to Mavericks, and I am now trying to download Xcode. In App Store I searched for "xcode", found it, clicked "Install". It is now saying "INSTALLING", but nothing ...
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Can I remove items from my App Store updates

The App Store wants me to update my Pages 4.3 to Pages 5.0. Given the changes to and reviews of Pages 5.0, I wish to stay with 4.3. Can I somehow delete the upgrade reminder from the list? I ...
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Updating OS X Mavericks without entering payment information?

A while back I created a Apple ID for my self on a loaned iPhone 4 at work. Recently my partner upgraded her MacBook Pro to Mavericks, and being the IT guy in the house, I installed the first few ...
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How can I disable App Store update notification for non-admin users?

I am admin on my MBA (Mavericks), and I want to get App Store update notifications. The rest of my family have non-admin (standard) accounts and I'd like to disable App Store updates and notification ...