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

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Why App Store & macOS updates downloads are so slow in macOS Sonoma?

I have a 1000/300 Mbps fibre connection. On my 2023-Nov 16" M3 Max MacBook Pro (which has Wi-Fi 6E), I have been experiencing slow download speeds exclusively from the Mac App Store and when ...
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How to install any App Store app directly from the Safari address bar?

In short: I want to install any App Store app directly from the Safari address bar. Sometimes when I type the name of an App Store app in the Safari address bar, the Safari address bar will show me a ...
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How to upgrade to the right version an Apple software with App Store?

I have been using Numbers which I bought for 14 years without a problem. ( I took Numbers here as a typical example, to make the correct screen captures. I have the same problem with many Apple ...
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Install Mac EL Capitan without Apple check

is there a way to install el capitan without internet and apple check? I have tried various ways, but unfortunately none of them work: download el capitan from apple: http://updates-http.cdn-apple.com/...
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macOS Big Sur shows update notifications, but won't install older versions of apps

I have an older MacBookPro (11,3) running Big Sur, the latest supported version of macOS on this machine. My problem is that I am constantly seeing notifications informing me of available updates. ...
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Is there a way to find the download URL for apps from the Mac App Store?

I've found an open source script ipatool, but that only seems to work for iOS apps. Is there a way to find the URL to the app files for an app in the Mac App Store?
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How can I get the AppStore URL of a macOS app by parsing the embedded MASReceipt?

I need to obtain a list of URLs for AppStore apps on a number of systems. I'm vaguely aware that the URL can be formulated by concatenating the string https://apps.apple.com/app/id + the numeric ...
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Can I distribute an app for only arm64 (M1, M2) in the app store?

I moved from Intel to M1 some time ago and I am about to drop the Intel package of my program but I get this error when I try to upload to app store: “… bundle supports arm64 but but not Intel-based ...
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How to submit a macOS app to app Store without sandboxed?

I like to know if there is a guideline or some special way to submit a macOS app to app store without having sandbox, let say you have an app that you need to remove sandbox to this app works, is ...
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App Store Analytics: 10,000 Downloads in one day with Only 3 Product Page Views?

I recently noticed an anomaly in my app store analytics on Appstore Connect. Despite previously having no downloads, there was a sudden spike of over 10,000 downloads in a single day. However, that's ...
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Why does not exist available "Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter" at "Power & Cables - Mac Accessories"? [closed]

For an old MacBook Pro bought in 2012 as: MBP 13.3/2.9/2X4GB/750/SD Model No: A1278 I have the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. Now if in Power & Cables page exists available the old Apple 60W ...
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Is the any way to upgrade all the Mac apps, even third-party, all at once

I have been wondering if there is any way to upgrade simply ALL the Mac apps at once, even the third-party apps downloaded outside the Mac App Store. I know that there is this Homebrew code snippet ...
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Why is that so many apps today require a MacBook with an M1 chip?

I face this situation so often today. I have a MacBook without an M1 chip, and many simple apps on the AppStore for some reason require it. As I see this, they don't have any specific use to it, the ...
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MacOS - How to stop safari from opening app store when clicking https://apps.apple.com link? [duplicate]

On MacOS Ventura 13.3.1, Safari 16.4, when clicking any https://apps.apple.com on a website, the app store launches as well as the link opens in the browser (same tab or new tab). I want Safari to ...
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Cannot access support.apple.com or update my OS

I formatted my Late 2013 MacBook Pro, and now I have OS 10.9.5 (Mavericks) installed on it. I would like to update to the latest possible OS, but App Store is not giving me any updates. I'm suspicious ...
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My computer crashed while downloading Apple arcade apps, now I can't download them [duplicate]

I was downloading a bunch of Apple arcade games, and my computer crashed. It is very old, about 8 years this year, and it has been crashing a lot. It crashed while I was downloading a bunch of games, ...
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When I delete pre-installed apps (iMovie, GarageBand, etc.): What are the consequences?

Some of the apps, which come with MacOS, are really big and I don't use them. Can I simply delete them with "Command" + "Del" like normal files? Just in case one would need them ...
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XCode: how to install on MacOS Catalina 10.15.7?

I have here a dozen Apple computers running on "MacOS Catalina 10.15.7"; These Apple computers cannot be updated using the built-in system update application; I need to install XCode on them;...
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Are all the apps from AppStore safe?

I was told that Apple manually review source code of every app in AppStore so that there are no malware or scam apps. But now I'm not that sure. There is, for example, Betternet VPN there, which doesn'...
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How can I change this? [duplicate]

fake popup message that i got on my macbook lockscreen
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How to update an old MacBook Air? [duplicate]

I got a MacBook Air (13 inches, early 2014) from someone that is not using it anymore. It's running Yosemite, version 10.10.5. I want to update it to a more recent version. Unfortunately, I don't ...
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Cannot install old MacOS from App Store for running 32 bit apps

I want to install an older macOS version in a virtual machine (using Parallels) to run old 32 bit apps. I try to download using this page: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT211683 I tried to download ...
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AppStore frozen on Catalina 10.15.7

I just reformatted my SSD and reinstalled Catalina 10.15.7. Everything appears to be fine, there are no updates available, but my AppStore is unresponsive. It launches with a window, but the window ...
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How to get apps for iPhone and iPad on mac?

How to get iPhone and iPad apps that are not available in the App Store on your Mac if I don't have an iPhone or iPad?
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Any way to download outdated, 32-bit iOS apps today? [duplicate]

I am looking to 'restore' an old iOS game (Mega Jump)—it was unfortunately never updated with a 64-bit release, so can't be run on any iDevices running iOS 11 or later. This isn't an obstacle for me ...
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Separate apple id in app store

Context I have a mac book from my company that I use for work. I am logged in there with apple id with my company email. I also have a private mac book, where I am logged in with my private apple id. ...
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How to know what is the latest acceptable version of Xcode for a specific OS X or macOS?

I have OS X El Capitan. I want to install MacPorts. According to its page it needs Xcode. According to this post: Determine xcode command line tools version to know the Xcode version the following ...
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How do I download macOS Monterey on unsupported Mac?

My Macbook Pro is running macOS Big Sur 11.7. I'm trying to find a legitimate way, via terminal or app store or some other 'Apple' way (no third-party websites, tools, or apps) to download macOS 12 on ...
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How to support Telugu/Tamil characters in VS Code on macOS

I want to paste Telugu/Tamil text from a PDF file to a VS Code file with a .js extension, but it just shows blocks. Other fonts, like Hindi or Arabic are working fine: when I paste them, it is showing ...
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Where are downloaded updates for macOS Monterey saved?

I found that manual updates for Safari and Xcode are stored in /Library/Updates, but I can't find manual updates for macOS, I have macOS 12.5.1 installed, where is the 1.59 GB macOS 12.6 installation ...
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I cannot update Xcode and use Command Line Developer Tools [duplicate]

I have had this issue since yesterday. For example: I am trying to use git command but MacOS throwing a prompt to ask my installation permission and I am clicking to install button and after the ...
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Cannot find iPadOS apps when search from a Mac

When using the Apple App Store app on my Mac, I cannot locate these two apps. Yet I can identify each app by their web page. Gmail - Email by GoogleGoogle LLChttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/gmail-email-...
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Downloading updates bypassing the Appstore

I’m looking download and store offline an update for Mac OS Monterey 12.3.1 in order to install it on 30 Macbooks in the future. The store doesn’t list dot versions or pre-release versions. Is it ...
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The Apple App Store web site shows a "Preview" page for the TuneIn Radio app, but no such app is found in App Store?

The Apple App Store web site (for United States) shows a page for this app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tunein-radio-music-sports/id418987775 TuneIn Radio: Music & Sports MLB, News, Local FM ...
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Can't change macOS Time Zone in System Preferences

The timezone of my Mac Monterey 12.5 is set to New York which is totally different from my current time and location. The strange thing about it is that I can't change my time zone. Also, the TouchID ...
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iOS apps dont launch on macOS 12.5 with m1 pro

I am running macOS Monterey 12.5. I am not able to open any of the iOS apps that I previously installed on my m1 pro MacBook pro (the apps worked fine previously). When I click the icon for one of ...
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Virtualized macOS via UTM will not allow sign in to the App Store for installation of Xcode?

I've installed macOS 12 via UTM on an M1 Max, but when I attempt to download Xcode from the App Store with my Apple ID account, it fails to authenticate each time. Is there a known issue that's ...
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Notification center: where did the apps Kerberos and CoinChefs come from?

I looked in my Notification Center on macOS and see two apps that I did not install: Where did they come from? Are they spyware? Malware? How can I get rid of them? In response to the suggestions ...
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Why did Apple refuse to refund a scam app? [closed]

Apple website and staff refused twice to refund a Chinese video-editing app called 爱编辑. Then they won't accept request. It's a scam app; numerous people commented in the app store about the scam to no ...
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Can't sign into App Store - wrong password - code on iPad

The HDD failed in my Late 2012 Mac Mini and I have a new disk installed and have used Internet Recovery to restore Mountain Lion to it. I'm trying to upgrade but any attempt through the app store ...
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macOS forcefully cancel a stuck app update

macOS 12.3.1, updating Xcode (v13.3 to v13.3.1) is ongoing ridiculously long considering it's a minor update and has a massive CPU usage causing a noticeable effect. Surprisingly, the usual routine of ...
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Can not open a bundle signed for mac app distribution

I'm experiencing a strange issue. When I signed my bundle with a "Mac App Distribution" certificate, I can’t launch my app (foo.app) neither my foo.pkg in local. Is it an expected behavior ...
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Why is the "Get" button missing from MacOS Big Sur download page? [duplicate]

Context: MacBook Air 2014, Sierra, to be upgraded to MacOS Big Sur. The Get or Download button is missing. Why? A search for Big Sur in the AppStore fails to return the installer:
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How do I actually download this "Big Sur" upgrade when everything is a dead end and all online instructions are lying? [duplicate]

I've now wasted countless hours of my life, just being led around in circles with broken links and broken commands. My mum has a MacBook Air from "early 2014" running El Capitan 10.11.6. The ...
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New to mac and I my app store is acting up

I just bought a Mac to try it out for the first time. I tried to DL a game from the app store just to try it out and I get this same "The item you’ve requested is not currently available in the U....
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How can I sync Stickies across Mac devices?

The MacOS Stickies app does not allow syncing between devices. Is there any way I can do it? Note: This solution https://superuser.com/a/393013 does not answer my question as Notational Velocity does ...
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Where can I find the syntax for macos spctl (gatekeeper) rules?

I'm trying to code-sign an electron app for submission to the "Mac App Store". As expected, it has been a tremendous pain for 101 reasons. However, I have now discovered a ray of light in ...
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No App Store updates after changes in terms and conditions

In the last week the MacOS App Store has refused to update some free apps (Microsoft Remote Desktop, TickTick). I get a notification that the App Store's T&Cs have changed and I must agree with ...
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macos Catalina "Cannot connect to app store" popup

I see this general issue has been asked about a number of times, but none of them appear to be exactly the same as in my case. The problem enters if I try to use a link to Apple One services, such as ...
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How to set max download speed on MacOS updates?

My Mac is downloading a new update and it is hogging the internet so I can't work at all. How do I throttle the speed? Here's an example of how it's done in Windows:
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