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

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App Store for Business

How can business users update to Mac OS X 10.8 on existing machines? My question regards a business with about 2 dozen Macs currently running 10.6.8 in Germany. The licenses would need to be floating ...
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How to setup iTunes account in a business environment and can you share app purchases?

I'm considering switching to Mac's for our new in-house marketing and graphic design department. Currently we use CS5 master suite collection and the licenses can be reappointed from pc to Mac. I ...
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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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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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View App Store Download Progress (Downloading Maverick)

I'm downloading Mavericks on my Lion, but I don't know how to see the progress. When I go to the purchases tab on the app store, I see a blank button:
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How can I save the Mavericks download from the App Store to minimize downloads? [duplicate]

I really don't want to download 5.5 gigs on every Mac in my house - how can I recover and reuse the Maverick's download from one Mac to another?
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Is there a way to decline Mountain Lion updates?

In particular, I receive update notifications for printer drivers where my current drivers work and I don't want to update them. I'd like to clear the updates from the store and stop receiving ...
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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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Should I write app reviews to Mac App Store in English or in my native language?

While browsing the apps in Mac App Store I can see the majority of the reviews are posted by users with Finnish sounding names. Some of the reviews are written in English and some in Finnish. I have ...
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“Install Xcode” in Applications, necessary after I've installed Xcode?

Do I need the Install Xcode after Xcode is installed? Do you know of any reason it installed an installer to Applications?
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Where is the Xcode installer located?

When I browse the Mac App Store, the buy button of the Xcode app is shown as "installed" so that I can't buy it. But I can't find it in my Applications folder either. How can I locate the app? Or how ...
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Can Mac App Store purchased apps install Quicklook Plugins?

Since all apps are now sandboxed when purchased from the Mac App Store, what does this mean for the install process? Do you literally downoad the .app bundle, which gets placed into /Applications, and ...
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App on MAS that writes mathematical formulae into an image?

I remember an app that was featured on the Mac App Store a while ago that allows you to write mathematical formulae into an image. I can't find it now though. Does anyone know what it is?
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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 move Lion installer to another Mac?

I installed Lion on my MacBook Pro. Worked great. Now I want to install it on my iMac, I don't want to re-download it from the App Store because it's a 3.5GB download and I have to pay for all my ...
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Will Pages/Keynote/Numbers be free for old macs?

Will Pages/Keynote/Numbers (ex. iWork) be free for old macs?
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App Store doesn't show Mountain Lion as installed

After downloading, and upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion, the Mac App Store shows a "download" link for it; it doesn't show "installed." Secondly, although I have downloaded it twice, it does not show ...
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Mac App Store Debug - Save page source to disk

I've searched the net for this, but nobody seems to have the answer. Anyone knows where the "page source" gets saved when I select Debug - Save page source to disk from within the Mac App Store? Thank ...
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Xcode installation seems corrupt?

I've been try to download Xcode for work, but for some reason the Mac App Store is giving me a bit of trouble. Activity monitor shows some network usage, but in Launchpad it seems the download isn't ...
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Website Track App Store Price

I am looking or a website, which will monitor the price of an application on the Mac App Store and send me an email notification when the price of the application drops. I have already tried ...
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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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Purchase from random account showing up in Mac App Store?

There's an app in my Mac App Store update list called "Mahjong Deluxe Free". I have never downloaded this app, let alone play mahjong (is that normal?). Upon trying to clear it from the list by ...
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Update application install by another appleID

I use a mac install before by another user. This user install some application like Xcode with this appleID. Now this user not use this computer and I want update application he install before. I ...
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Administratively, how can you purchase multiple licenses from the Mac App Store?

I need to purchase 10 licenses for an app found on the Mac App Store (not iTunes). How do I go about purchasing those 10 distinct licenses and then deploy them to their respective machines?
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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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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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Will VOX music player change anything in my iTunes library?

I've downloaded the free VOX music player from the Mac App Store after reading a recomendation in some site. The program asks me for permission to acces my iTunes Library but a splash screen hints of ...
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10.8.3 update will not run - keeps asking for restart

I have tried to update to 10.8.3 a number of times, however, when I come back from the necessary restart, the same message appears in the App Store - as if nothing had happened. please help with this ...
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Mac App Store thinks I don't have any apps installed

Okay, I have the weirdest problem. All the apps in my 'Purchases' tab show either 'Install' or 'Download', most of the apps I currently have installed, but non the less it doesn't recognise them. This ...
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cannot download Safari 6.0.2 update from App Store on ML [closed]

As by the title! I have an update notification: Safari 6.0.2 Safari 6.0.2 is recommended for all users running Mountain Lion v10.8.2 and includes security updates. For more information, please ...
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How to find how long a Mac App Store app installation will take

When installing something via the Mac App Store, Launchpad will happily show a progress bar but it's a very limited view. Is there any way to see how long, even if the estimate is inaccurate, the ...
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Can I re-purchase an app with a different apple ID?

I have a development machine that another employee (who has left) purchased Xcode on. Now I want to update Xcode, but I don't have that employee's apple ID information. I signed out of the App Store ...
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Preinstalled Mountain Lion and iWork is not found for Updates

My Retina Macbook Pro came with 10.8.0 preinstalled, I also have a normal boxed version of iWork '09 brought over from my old computer. When the 10.8.1 Update was out I got the Notification box that ...
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Different language for Mac OS and AppStore's softwares

My OS X (Mountain Lion) is in English, and I want to keep it like this. But, for some softwares in the AppStore (not necessary all), I would like to turn it in French when supported (like OmniFocus) ...
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Is Apple ID the publisher name for apps or books created with iBooks Author?

I'm about to sign into the Mac Apps store for the first time. I have an Apple ID -- my Apple ID is my email address. When I publish something in the Apps store, for Mac or for iPad or for iPhone, ...
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What are some alternatives to the Mac App Store?

I am just curious, what are some alternatives to the Mac App Store? Basically, I want something that will update my applications. Since the Mac App Store doesn't do this with applications not ...
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How to update company's MacBook Pro with OS X Lion?

How a company I work for should update my MacBook Pro to Lion? I have some options but I'm unsure which way to go? Note: volume license is not an option (not that many Macs at my company). Update ...
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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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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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Is there a way to get past versions of an app in App Store?

Say you're running Snow Leopard, and there has been a 10.6-compatible version of an app, but the newest version requires Lion or greater. Or, say an app recently received a UI overhaul, and you'd like ...
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App store thinks I have a bunch of apps installed after I reinstalled my mac

I did a clean install of mountain lion using a bootable disk. Went into disk utility and erased the lion partition before the re-install. Now when I go into the app store it thinks that all the apps ...
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How painful is it to use multiple Apple IDs with the MAS?

I have two different Apple IDs, associated with Apple Stores in different countries. On my iPhone, some apps were purchased with one ID, some with the other. This used to be really painful in iOS 5, ...
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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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How do I stop MacAppStore from showing updates for deleted apps?

I've deleted apps that were purchased through the Mac AppStore. I used "CleanApp" to delete the parts left in app support folders. But I still see notifications of updates in the AppStore app. I ...
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Can't uninstall Mac App Store apps

As of late I can't uninstall any Mac App Store apps once they've been installed. I follow the standard procedure of opening Launchpad, pressing Option ⌥, and clicking on the little x on the top left ...
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Reinstall Purchased Mac App from AppStore

After fresh install the Mac OS X Lion, when I tried to download again my purchased mac apps with App Store, I found that they are checked as installed. How can I reinstall my paid apps?
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Will Lion updates be included in the App Store download?

I would want to download Lion before I start clearing my system for a fresh install, but would the fixes released in the next few weeks be included in the download?
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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 ...