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

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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 ...
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Macbook Air how to setup proxy for iTunes and App Store?

I am confused how to setup proxy for iTunes and App Store on Macbook Air. I have noticed that Safari can connect to the Internet through proxy, but for iTunes and App Store, I do not know how it ...
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Spotlight won't find apps after AppStore updates them

This started happening with Type2Phone, an app from Houdah Software. Every time after I would update the app via the AppStore, Spotlight would no longer find the app (I use Spotlight for app ...
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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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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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Are there any gotchas with using two Apple IDs for one user in the App Store?

To date I have had an Apple ID tied to my personal email address. It uses my personal paypal account for the purchases, and currently it has a credit balance thanks to some Christmas iTunes gift ...
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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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Xcode 5 update, why am I stuck on Xcode 3.2.6?

I'm running Xcode (downloaded from the Mac App Store) on my MacBook Pro running OS X Mavericks. The weird thing is I am running version 3.2.6, yet Xcode claims to be up to date. There are no updates ...
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Mac App store download failures and fake complete notification

I just upgraded to Mavericks on my new Macbook Air and I am facing issues downloading apps from the Mac app store. When I click on the install button on any app, it does the usual animation of ...
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Apple Gift Card

I received a $100 apple gift card. I already redeemed it on my account. Am I able to use this to purchase products on the Apple Store?
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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 can I dismiss the App Store banner in Notification Center without taking an action?

This is the notification that pops up from the App Store on Mountain Lion: As you can see, the only options are Details and Update. Most of these banners have a 'close' button, to dismiss the ...
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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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App Store thinks apps are installed

I had a few apps originally purchased through the App Store that got corrupted. I removed them with the intent of re-installing them from the App Store, but it seems that the App Store thinks they're ...
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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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Mavericks in Mac App Store shows install button without text and won't download

I am trying to upgrade to OS X Mavericks from 10.7.5 but every time I click the install button in the Mac App Store, it looks like nothing is happening and now the button is all greyed out and I can't ...
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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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Do I need to have system administrator permissions to install from the Mac App Store?

Where does the Mac App Store install its applications to? Is this a system-wide location, or somewhere inside my Home directory? Is it possible to use the App Store on machines where I am not a System ...
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Equivalent of iOS' 30/30 (task manager) app for OS X

30/30 is a slick task manager for iOS devices that's also free. I'm trying to find an equivalent app for OS X. Some of the features in 30/30 that I would like to see in a mac app are: Clean ...
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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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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 ...