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

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Download OS X App Store updates to update multiple Macs

I have two MacBook Airs, but I have very limited bandwidth. I would prefer to download updates once and then copy them onto all the other MacBook Airs. How can I download App Store updates once to ...
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Prevent App Store from putting apps on the Dock in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, when I install an app from the App Store it automatically places it on the Dock with the "Keep in Dock" option enabled. Due to my poor mouse skills I've made the Dock immutable, so ...
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Can app store purchase be shared with a Mac running older version of Mac OS X?

I'm running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 and need to install an app that can only be downloaded from the App store. If I download it to a newer Mac can I install it on my main Mac running 10.5.8? When I ...
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Is there any way to get a generic (country-unrelated) iTunes link?

When copying links to stuff in iTunes or Mac App Store, I always get a countrycode-specific link. Is there any way to get a generic one? If not, will those links resolve to national-specific iTunes ...
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From Mac App Store to an external hard drive

Is there any way to download and store app bought from the Mac App Store in an external hard drive and also being able to update them? (I'm especially interested in doing this with Xcode)
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How to backup Store Apps?

I have been searching and I didn't find an optimal solution for my problem. I have some apps purchased from the Mac App Store (Pixelmator, GarageBand), and other ones installed (Xcode). I want to ...
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Software Update in Mountain Lion

Can anyone who has upgraded to Mountain Lion confirm that software updating is now done through the App Store and no longer through the Software Update utility? If this is the case, does this mean ...
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Phantom Update Stuck In Mac App Store

About a year ago I downloaded the "<3 Sudoku Daily" (click for MAS link) app from the Mac App Store. After a while I decided I didn't want it anymore, so I deleted it by putting the application ...
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Mountain Lion Doesn't Download from Store

I just bought Mountain Lion in the App Store and it shows the download link. But after I click it and correctly enter my password it does not continue to download. Nothing happens. It just remains on ...
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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 ...
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standalone upgrade from older version to current version osx

I want a standalone upgrade from an older osx (10.7.4) to the current mavericks. There is the free upgrade in the app store which normally would be perfect -- but my internet connection at home is ...
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Maximise window in OS X only using App Store extention

We know maximise a window in OS X (like we do in Ubuntu Unity or MS Windows) is not currently possible. Are there any third party extensions available from OS X App Store to achieve this? (I don't ...
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OS X Server Upgrade Path

What's the upgrade path of OS X Server? If I bought Lion Server from Mac App Store, am I eligible to upgrade to Mountain Lion Server for free? Or if I'm based on Mountain Lion Server, can I upgrade to ...
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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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Submitting apps containing ports of chromium browser or webkit engine in the app store

A small doubt here: I am building an app which will contain either a custom, modified version of Chromium or a modified version of the webkit rendering engine. Does Apple have a policy of not ...
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Mac App Store Update

Today I was checking if there are any updates on Mac App Store and look what type of message came out. What do I need to do ?
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App Store and Mavericks

I run 10.8.5 on one of my Macs, because some of the software I use doesn't seem to get on well with Mavericks. Is there any way of stopping App Store from repeatedly asking me to update to Mavericks? ...
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Damaged and can't be open app error message

I bought the iBoostUp app when I was using Lion, and one day it suddenly stopped working, I uninstalled it, and yesterday I got Mountain Lion hoping that it would get magically fixed, but it didn't. ...
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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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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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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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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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When I click on Install App, nothing happens

I am trying to install Mavericks on my 2009 Macbook Pro running OS 10.7.5. When I click on Install App in the App Store, Mavericks doesn't install. Either nothing happens, or a spinner briefly ...
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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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Can I update an Mac App purchased by a different Apple ID?

At work we have one Mac laptop that everyone uses to compile and test our iOS app. The employee who originally installed XCode used his personal Apple ID, and has since left the company. When I log ...
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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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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 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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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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Apps will not open, post OS X Mavericks update

I recently upgraded my 2012 Retina MacBook Pro to OS X 10.9 Mavericks and shortly afterwards I updated the iWork apps to their latest version. After they were all downloaded and installed, I noticed ...
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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 do I disable App Store notifications when auto-updating software?

I have OSX Mavericks installed. While I actually DO enjoy the notification center feature (and want to keep it turned on), I also am very particular about which notifications I want to see, and how. ...
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Where to download OS X Mavericks out from Mac App Store?

Can I download OS X Mavericks not from App Store? Considering that my internet speed is very slow, so I prefer to download the OS from my other laptop, rather than leaving the download from Mac App ...
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How to update App Store application from command line?

I would like to force an update of App Store applications from the command line. How can I do this? Please provide working solution.
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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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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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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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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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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 force an app to redownload from Mac App Store?

I have purchased an app which didn't download successfully. I deleted the installer and tried to install it again from the Mac AppStore but the download button says "Installed". I also still have the ...
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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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What should I do when “An error has occurred” when downloading Lion?

I'm trying to download the new Mac OS. When click install, the icon pops onto the dock and says Waiting... After about 5 minutes, it disappears and in the purchased category of the Mac App Store, ...
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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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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 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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The Mac App Store won't let me update iMovie and iPhoto because it says i bought them under a different account

I just bought this computer in August -- i have been the only one to use it, have only used it under my itunes/apple account. But ever since the first week or so that i've had it, i've had update ...
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Time capsule backups previous versions of AppStore apps?

I have an App that I bought from the AppStore but later the publisher started to distribute outside the AppStore. I updated the application and when it stopped working I tried to find on my Time ...
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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 ...