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

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Why do downloads (storedownloadd) from the Mac App Store consume so much CPU?

I have noticed this often with large downloads such as Xcode updates and OS X updates and that sort of thing. Basically we see this sort of thing for however much time it takes for the download to ...
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Update from old account appears in my Mac App Store?

I have a 3 days old Macbook Pro 2015 with OS X Yosemite (10.10.5) on it. Today (for the first time) a new update appeared in my Mac App Store, an update to an app (Sketch - that is not free) that I ...
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OS X Mavericks: Update from iPhoto 9.4.3 to iPhoto 9.5.1 when unable to do so via Mac App Store

am using an OS X Mavericks iPhoto 9.4.3 and trying to install iPhoto 9.5.1 - but when I load up iPhoto 9.4.3, it states that I should update to iPhoto 9.5.1 - I click "Go to Software Update", am ...
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Does AppleID purchase history transfer between accounts when logging into same computer?

I have 2 separate AppleIDs and noticed that purchases on one account populated the other when I logged into the other account with the app installed. Does purchase history transfer between the two ...
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How can I download an application from the Mac App Store which is not compatible with my OS X version?

Is there any way to download app from the Mac App Store which requires a more current OS X version than I have running on my Mac? I know it will not run, but I need the actual file.
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App Store Keeps Pushing The Same Updates

I've got the following apps installed: Text Wrangler 4.5.12 XCode 6.1.1 Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.12 I've installed the updates no less than 7 times in total in an attempt to get rid of this and ...
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Software Update fails

Trying to install OS Yosimite and get this: "Can't connect to the Apple Software Update server." Already trying to delete ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist - not help. What shall I ...
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App Store Software Update download speed is super slow

My connection right now is 200 Mbit/s download and upload for any kind of internet usage except downloads over the app store. I want to download a software update and I'm getting maybe 1 Mbit/s. I ...
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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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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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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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Mac AppStore Resume Issue

I'm using Mac App Store on Lion, But there is a problem with download resume. After every system restart I can't resume my previous downloads and I have to download them from the beginning, I also ...
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Mac App Store Stuck On App Update

It's been like this for months... A friend of mine downloaded angry birds on his account, then signed out. Then a week later I said "I'm never going to play this." and deleted the app, however, the ...
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Is it possible to add an app to your wishlist in the desktop version of the App Store

I love adding apps to my wishlist on the iPhone or iPad. I would only find it normal that the same thing can be done with the Mac OS X version of the AppStore. Obviously, this feature should be ...
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Can I turn off “Sign in to download from the App Store”

Anyone know how to turn this off? I don't want my mac to run any processes I don't specifically ask for. I never use the app store except to update the OS, so I want to disable this (assuming it isn't ...
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Why do I get this alert saying I purchased this app on a different computer (while I didn't)?

I tried to open an app I hadn't opened for a while, after which I got a window prompting me to login with my Apple ID. Here follows a translation of the (dutch) text: Log in to use this app on ...
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Apple CDN direct download links

last time a new update for El Capitan was available, my MacBook always got stuck in the middle of downloading the new update through the AppStore. So I tried to google my problem and found a ...
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How to easily update Xcode from App Store when originally installed from developer site?

I need to update one of my machines to use the latest Xcode (it's my primary development machine so I've avoided updating it for a while, just in case of hiccups). I originally installed Xcode on ...
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Select different credit card for work related App store purchase

I'm using my personal laptop & iCloud account for my work as a software developer. My company would pay for a separate laptop but I choose to use my own for convenience. Also, saves me the trouble ...
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All Apple Internet Apps are SLOW in Yosemite

A few days after upgrading to Yosemite, I started noticing that Safari was moving VERY SLOWLY. After a day or two of this it stopped loading webpages at all! So I switched to using Chrome, then my ...
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How to check owner and licences of an Appstore application?

How to check owner of an Appstore application? And licences used for downloading it. My problem is the following: 1.A few years ago I installed Numbers, Pages and Keynote on a computer WorkComp ...
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stuck with wrong account in app store on my new mac

I just got a new Mac, and everything went fine (I've owned like 6 different macs in my lifetime.) At one point however, I simply wanted to update my XCode app.. so I opened the App Store and clicked ...
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Unable to Download Mac OS X Yosemite

I currently have Mac OS X Mavericks. When I try to download Yosemite from the App Store the file begins to download and shows an estimated time. After a few minutes the file stops downloading and ...
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Xcode not updated after updating through Mac App Store

I recently downloaded Xcode 6.1 from the Mac App Store and after downloading it, Xcode shows the version is still same as the old one (5.1). When I go to the Mac App Store and search for Xcode, it ...
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unable to download updates on the Mac App Store

There are several updates for apps I have installed, but whenever I try to download them, I get the following message This update is not available for this Apple ID either because it was bought ...
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App Store Purchase Update gives “An error has occurred” messages for Keynote and Numbers

I am trying to install Keynote, Pages, and Numbers from my App Store account using my Apple ID and password. Pages has installed properly and works. Numbers and Keynote both failed and do not open. ...
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Deleting and Resubmitting an App

Since iTunesconnect won't let me delete leaderboards and achievements, I am considering deleting my entire app and resubmitting it. My app is free, without IAP, was just recently published, and has ...
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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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Do apple developer program allow Pakistani developer to sale inApp purchases?

I am an independent application developer from Pakistan having a local bank account and VISA credit card. I am planning to enrol in the Apple Developer Program as an individual to sell my apps. I ...
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App Store showing update to app I have not installed with an Apple ID that is not mine

The App Store wants me to update the Twitter app using a different Apple ID that I don't recognize. I've never installed Twitter. When I enter my own Apple ID to either update or install that app, I ...
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Disabling password prompt at every installation for App Store/Mac App Store

Is it possible? It's really annoying. Especially on the iPad (don't know if it exists on the iPhone) :S
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App Store doesn't show Mountain Lion Installed

I purchased Mountain Lion for my Mac Air, have had it installed for months, but the App Store continues to show I must buy it. I want to make a bootable drive but have no where to go for Mountain Lion ...
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Tried to install Mountain Lion, it downloaded but nothing happened, now it wont re-download

I just bought Mountain Lion. It downloaded and I installed it and it restarted my laptop but nothing happened. When I went on the app store it was in my purchases, but had the download icon next to ...
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How to change description and picture of an app in app store without having to build a new release

I can't believe it, but I fear it is true. I have an app published to the appstore with pictures and a description. Now I would like to correct a word in the description and add a new picture. Is ...
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GarageBand does not update on App Store

I have some apps to be updated in the App Store. But, when I try to update GarageBand to version 6.0.5, the following error is generated: I am using a MacBookPro late 2011, with El Capitan OSX. All ...
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Would it be possible to download a previous version of OneNote - Without having purchased it prior?

As per school policy, I am not allowed to upgrade my macbook (I am currently using Version 10.9.2) - However, I need to use OneNote for a particular subject. Is it possible to download a previous ...
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Security issue on my Mac

I have recently installed kaspersky internet security 2015 on my macbook pro, when I managed to update some applications from the Mac app store it required entering the password, BUT when I entered it ...
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Is there a way to download old GarageBand loops without downloading the app itself?

I recently purchased an iPad Pro and have had some fun playing around on the GarageBand app (which I believe is GarageBand 2.1 for iOS). I had an old eMac desktop computer about ten years ago (which ...
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App update available on AppStore when I've already installed it

I recently installed the last update of XCode, 7.2 on a "El Capitan" MacBook Pro. The version seems correctly installed and working fine, but one day later, on the Update tab of the AppStore still ...
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Trying to download game from Mac App store, game stuck on “Installing” (Macbook Pro Retina Mid 2014)

Basically what the title says. I tried restarting my computer and it messed the whole install up, I had to redownload all 30gb of the game. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Webviews not connecting to internet on Yosemite

Yesterday the Slack app stopped working for me, it just spins saying connecting though I can connect to slack in Firefox and Chrome. I've also noticed that the Appstore no longer works, eventually ...
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Apps don't update from App Store

I'm using a Mac Book Pro. In the app store, I click Update and it downloads for half an hour and then it starts installing and halfway through everything just stops on it's work. I've waiting an hour ...
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track internet usage app wise on the Mac

On the Mac, is there a way to track internet usage app-wise. Ideally I would want an app the ability to track monthly usage etc.
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MB Air: connect, update App Store with broken Wifi/Airport via USB WiFi

On my MB Air 2,1 (mid 2009) the wifi is broken. Connecting with the internet is possible via an Apple USB-Ethernet-adapter. When trying to install an app/update via the App Store (e.g. to OSx El ...
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Apps not opening “Verifying”

Some of the apps on my MacBook Air (OS El Capitan) specifically my Grand Theft Auto are not opening because a prompt appears "Verifying (Name Of The App)". I've tried countless times to fix this but ...
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Stop AVG from scanning all app store downloads

I have AVG Free running on OS X 10.11 and what I'd like to know is how I can prevent it from automatically scanning some/all App Store downloads. For example, whenever I update Xcode, which is a ...
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iTunes not getting updated via App Store on OS X El Capitan

I am running iTunes 12.2.2.25 on OS X El Capitan. App Store is showing me update to iTunes (12.3.1) but its not getting updated. Multiple times I have click "Update" button (link) near shown update ...
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How do I reinstall a Mac App Store app that I can open?

I have Xcode 7.1 installed on my computer. It's running fine, but there's a bug and I'd like to see if a reinstallation will help. I deleted Xcode in Launchpad, but I was still able to open the app ...
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Options in App Store greyed out on Yosemite

In the Mac App Store on Yosemite, the buttons at the top are greyed out and I can't click on any of them except for Software Update. I think it has something to do with my school, but I am an ...
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App Store app is non-responding

The App Store.app on my MacBook Pro won't respond when I press the app icon. It comes up with a blank screen showing the busy circle trying to open it, but, it won't open. What can I do?