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

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Does the Lion App Store have a debug menu?

I like using the debug menu on the Snow Leopard App Store app by enabling it with defaults write com.apple.appstore ShowDebugMenu -bool true Does the same toggle work on the Lion version of the ...
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Examples of apps in the Mac App Store not made with objective-c/c/c++?

Are there any apps in the store made using mono, ruby or lisp or put together in another alternative way. Do you know of any? The reason I'm asking is because I'm already making apps using ...
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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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How to deploy machines with Apple IDs?

We have about 10 Macs at not big Digital Agency. Currently I am doing some research and preparing some deployment plan, and don't know what to do with those Apple IDs. There is no any centralised ...
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How to can I upgrade Xcode 4.1 to 4.5.2 properly?

I'm trying to get Xcode up to date... but i think i have a little problem. I go in the Mac App Store. I find Xcode. I click on free button, it asks me to connect with my Apple-ID. Done. I get the ...
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iPhoto failed to download

After upgrading to Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro, I noticed an update was available for iPhoto '11 (version 9.4) I went to App Store -> Updates and it downloaded and than hung. The message I ...
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App Store “An Unknown Error Has Occurred”, Apple Support fix was only temporary. How fix permanently?

When opening an application installed from the App Store (TextWrangler) I am prompted to sign in. After entering the correct Apple ID and password I get an error, An unknown error has occurred. This ...
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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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OS X Lion Server app reinstallation on 2011 Mac Mini Server

I have had purchased for me by my employer a new Mac Mini Server. It came pre-installed with Lion Server (the Server app from the App Store that costs $49.99). Upon opening the App Store, other ...
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Xcode 5.1.1 update error persists

I'm running OS X Lion in VirtualBox on Windows 8 (I know, that's cheating, sorry :) to be able to use Xcode. Everything worked fine, until Apple decided that they don't accept apps to the App Store ...
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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 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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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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What is the correct way to take screenshot for the Mac App Store Submission?

I wanna submit my app to the mac app store. Mac App Store is asking for the screenshot of the dimensions 1280x800, 1440x900, 2880x1800 or 2560x1600. My samsung display does not support this ...
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Awkward dialog box: MZFinance.InAppBuyLoginRequired_message

I am getting the following dialog box for a few days: How can I find out which application is showing it and how can I solve the issue? I am on Mac OS 10.7.5. Edit: I followed the bassplayer7's ...
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How can I gift an app in the app store? [duplicate]

I want to gift an OS X app, specifically OS X Mountain Lion to my mother in-law. How do I achieve this from the OS X App Store? I can't find any gifting option for both apps I own and apps I do not ...
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If I remove Apple Loops, will reinstalling Garage Band from the App Store later restore them?

I'm attempting to save some space on my new Mac, which had iLife preinstalled. I can confidently delete GarageBand and iMovie for now, since I can easily reinstall them later from the App Store should ...
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Installing Aperture from the App Store when a previous version is installed

I have installed Apple Aperture some time ago using a serial (likely pirated) that I searched for on the internet. Now, I want to purchase a legal version through the App Store, but it is seeing the ...
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Is there a legal way to get a US App Store account from outside the US?

I noticed that many useful applications are unavailable in Russian App Store, as US Store seems to be the primary target for developers. I wonder if there is any legal way to obtain a US Store account ...
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Can't access apple.com webservers, App Store, nor Software Update

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 running Lion 10.7.4 (11E53) I have installed an SSD instead of the optical drive, and encrypted both hard drives with FileVault2. For some time now I noticed I can't ...
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“Sign in to download from the App Store” dialog does not allow paste

OSX 10.8.5 I am using lastPass and have the appleID in there so I can copy and paste whenever needed. Sometimes when I am told I have an upgrade I am asked to sign in to the app store. Annoying but ...
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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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Where is the Mac OS X Lion that I purchased?

I bought Lion a year ago, but I downgraded to Snow Leopard because I wanted to play Starcraft, which is not supported on Lion. After Mountain Lion was released, I can no longer find Lion anymore. Does ...
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Stop downloading Lion from the App store

So, I bought a new Mac book Air recently, opened up the AppStore and found "Lion" in the featured updates. I thought that was shown because I was not running lion and clicked on it to upgrade. Later ...
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Monitoring the Mac App Store for free applications?

I use freeappalert to find iOS apps that were made free each day. I'm not interested in apps that are already free, just those that recently became free. I haven't found anything similar for the Mac ...
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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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iPhoto won't open

When I tried to open iPhoto, it says that I needed to update to the latest version. Im using OS X Yosemite system. When I search on App Store it says that "The item you've requested is not ...
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Is it possible to update the itunes without updating Xcode?

I am having updates for both itunes and xcode in the App store. When I click update to itunes, it asks me to close both the itunes and xcode. I don't want to update xcode. Is it possible update ...
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Use Launchpad while downloading from AppStore

I am just getting set up with my first mac. The current annoyance is that I am downloading xcode from AppStore (2.5 GB!!), and every app in the Launchpad is hidden - there is just the downloading ...
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Why does the App Store think Xcode 4.2 is installed?

I'm trying to upgrade Xcode from 4.1 to 4.2. However App Store thinks that it's already up to date, which it is not. I am a registered Mac and iOS developer. I don't think 4.2 is under NDA. How ...
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Report a problem with an app I purchased on the Mac App Store

I have purchased an app on the Mac App Store which doesn't work at all on my computer. Is there a way to contact the App Store team and report the problem and maybe get a refund?
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How to cancel Mac store update

Is it possible to to cancel paused app update? There is no cancel option in app store. only resume is there.
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Removing non App Store apps

I use several apps installed using .dmg files downloaded from other sources rather than direct from the App Store. When I try to remove them through Launchpad, these apps will not show the X button ...
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Change update frequency of app store in Mountain Lion?

The mac app store on Mac OS X (10.8.3) notifies me frequently about new app updates by showing a little popup. How can I change the update frequency or the way Mac OS X notifies me?
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Ooops. How can I re-install the Mac App Store?

I'm running Mac OS X version 10.7.2. There's this app called app-zapper. It helps to remove the library and cache files from apps when you want to get rid of an app by "zapping" it. I needed to shave ...
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How can I relist an App in App Store Purchased list that was inadvertently deleted?

I inadvertently deleted the wrong App from the list of purchased Apps in the Mac App store. I would like to get it back. How can this be done? I was able to to "Re-Purchase" for free, by searching ...
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How can I fix an Install Failed error while installing Lion?

I downloaded the new OS X Lion from the App store. I am running the latest Snow Leopard on my 2010 15" Macbook Pro. During the download, it somehow stopped while I was away from the keyboard. When I ...
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Is there a way to see all iPhone App Store purchases?

I'm wondering whether there is a way to see all iPhone App Store purchases in a similar fashion that is available on Mac App Store in Purchased section.
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Mac App Store works like trying to open iTunes via browser

Greets everyone. I've updated to 10.6.6 but my Mac App Store doesn't behave well - see screen below: It seems to be constantly trying to open iTunes for some reason. BTW, I'd logged in iTunes with ...
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Cannot install Xcode 7

I recently upgraded to El Capitan and it broke my Macports as well as some of the compilers I use, so I'm trying to upgrade Xcode from 6 to 7. First, I tried the ordinary way; i.e. click the ...
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Is there a free temperature monitor program that works on a 2014 Retina MBP?

Is there a free temperature monitor program that works on a 2014 Retina MBP? I don't need fancy features, fan control, etc. Just temperatures are fine. All of the ones I've found in the App Store and ...
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Can't download OS X Mavericks

I'm on OS X Lion (10.7.5) and still cannot download OS X Mavericks (10.9). There is no progress bar on the Mac App Store. Also, it is not resumable. Whenever I pause the download and shutdown/reboot ...
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Mac App Store, reuse apps after changing country

The answer of this question explains that it is to install apps bought on the Mac App Store on multiple computers. My problem is a little bit different. I moved to another country and I had to change ...
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Two copies of Lion installed on one computer, now the App Store won't install apps

I have installed Mac OS X an additional HDD. So my MacBook now has two copies of OS X, and I can select which one to boot when it starts – great. The only catch is that, if all my hard drives are ...
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Installing Xcode with iOS 4.3 device simulator?

I installed Xcode 4.3.1 two days ago. I need to access the iOS 4.3 device simulator, but it is not available in the new Xcode. So I went to Xcode > Preferences > Download (tab) and downloaded the ...
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How can I get Angry Birds on my Mac?

I tried using iTunes, but it only seems to have downloads for iPhone and iPad only. How can I get a version I can play on my iMac?
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How can I force the Mac app store to re-install an application?

For some reason, I cannot convince the app store that an application (Xcode, in this case) is not installed. I have deleted /Developer (which only contained an old, busted Xcode 3.2.3) and tried to ...
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Which websites provide alternative listing of Mac App Store content?

For iOS there is quite a few websites providing a alternative ways to browse through the many apps and also provides neat info about it's popularity. What websites are there for the Mac App Store? I ...
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Mac App Store: Don't show updates for an uninstalled app

I downloaded the free trial ('lite') version of an app on the Mac App Store. I didn't like the app, so I uninstalled it from my computer. However, the App Store wants me to install updates for this ...
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How to contact Apple for the Mac store billing support?

I've recently registered to the Mac Store and provided the credit card though I didn't plan to buy anything immediately. Some people say that there is an option "no card" when registering, but I ...