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

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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 ...
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Application migration and apple id association

Used home sharing to grab my son's copy of iPhoto a few years ago. Now I have a brand new MacBook and I used migration assistant to copy files to it. An iPhoto update came out last week and I tried ...
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Remote Desktop Client perpetual update in App Store

The App Store icon in my Dock always has a little "1" badge on it indicating that 1 app is available for update. That 1 app is "Remote Desktop Client Update 3.7.1" via "Software Update." However, ...
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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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Xcode 5 upgraded , stuck at Xcode 4.6.3

I upgraded my Xcode 4.6.3 to Xcode 5 on app store but when the upgraded is finish and open my Xcode it is still Xcode 4.6.3, it should be Xcode 5? What is the problem here.
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Mavericks in Appstore twice?

I bought my iMac a month ago and it was already set up correctly. I had to run an update on Mavericks and that was it.. After a while "OS X Mavericks" appeared on the App Store, and i can download ...
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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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Difficulty in downloading some updates since I installed Mavericks

Ever since I installed Mavericks on my iMac, I have had problems in downloading some App updates from the App Store. In particular, Pages 5.01 appears to download satisfactorily, but when the full ...
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Garageband - Unable to complete In-App Purchase

I would like to buy more instruments, loops and so on in the new Garageband. The problem is that if I choose Garageband → Purchase more sounds click Continue when it told me what I'm going ...
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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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How can I fake ethernet interface on osx to log on app store?

Is there a way to fake an ethernet interface or port on a grilled one (MacBook Pro) except from a usb ethernet? Maybe through a bootloader? Chimera or Chameleon adding a key in boot.plist?
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Buying an iPad through an iTunes account?

Is it possible to use the iTunes account to buy an iPad? I'd like to build up credit using iTunes prepaid cards with 20% credit to buy a new iPad Mini Retina. I think there is no restriction to what ...
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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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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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OS X Desktop PSD?

I'm looking for an editable PSD of the default OS X desktop so I can use it for app screenshots for the Mac App Store. P.S. I don't want to take a screenshot of my own desktop. I specifically want ...
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I've bought Mountain Lion, but where can I download it now?

With the release of Mavericks, Mountain Lion seems to have disappeared from the AppStore. At least I could not find anything. According to this thread: It's still possible to buy OS X Mountain ...
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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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View App Store Download Progress (Downloading Maverick) [duplicate]

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: