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

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How does the Mac OS X Lion beta work? [closed]

Apparently you download it from the Mac App Store, but I don't understand how that would work, because it's not an app. Can a developer who has installed it explain the process to me?
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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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Can an app that was removed from the Mac App Store be re-downloaded?

I do a clean install whenever I upgrade my OS to a new major release. I know Coda 1 is no longer in the App Store and isn't supported by Panic anymore but I'd like to keep using it because it works ...
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Sierra - App Store Debug Menu

How can I enable the Debug Menu in the App Store for Sierra? The defaults command no longer seem to turn it on.
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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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Endless spinner when trying to update Xcode in App Store

I'm trying to update Xcode on my Mac mini. When I click the Update button in the App Store, a spinner appears, but nothing else happens. I have seen this before, and I think that possibly ...
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How do you log out of the Mac App Store?

When you are logged in with into the Mac App Store and it prompts for the password like this: how do you log out without entering the password?
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Does installing Yosemite require an internet connection?

After it has finished downloading, does installing Yosemite require an internet connection to install?
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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 the ...
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How can I find the free app of the day?

I'm a Mac user. I want to know which software will help me find the free app of the day in the App Store? App store always lists the free apps, but it doesn’t display the original price of the ...
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Is the flash storage firmware update 1.0 for my MBA installed? How can I verify it?

On May 16th 2013 Apple released the MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.0. Since I have experienced the described symptoms I really want this update. However, the Mac App Store will show ...
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Xcode 4 and Snow Leopard

This is the thing : I have Xcode 4.3 on my MacBook Pro (running Lion) I am stuck with 4.0.2 on my iMac (running Snow Leopard) Given that I would really like to retain a SnowLeopard-running machine (...
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Can't connect to app store after installing VPN software

I started experiencing problems after playing with hotspotshield.com, it may have done something to the core apple connection preferences. I have looked all over the internet and I can't find a ...
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If I buy an app in the App Store, will it work on future major releases or will I need to repurchase it?

I usually buy Apps in the Mac App Store and iOS App Store but I've always had the doubt, when I buy it, will the app be available in the future for the next releases or not? I never brought an App ...
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Can applications purchased through the App Store be used after deauthorization?

If I deauthorize a computer from the account used to purchase a certain app, will that app continue to work as usual?
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How can I re-install Mac App Store

I just deleted (via AppCleaner) my Mac App Store app (which I couldn't log into for 2 weeks) with the idea to re-get a fresh app via Software Update. But Software Update doesn't download Mac App ...
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App Store offers Safari 11.0.2 which I already have

Today App Store offered me Safari 11.0.2. But I already have this. See the screenshot below. Should I just update it again? Or is there something else I can do?
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Is a downloaded OS X installer from the App Store tied to my Apple ID?

At work I use an iMac which I'm going to have to reset to factory settings after my job ends. Since I only have access to slow, unstable internet, I thought it might save some time to download the El ...
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Switching back to 'production' version of Mac

Prior to Yosemite release I had installed the developer preview build on my Macbook. However, even after the public release I continue to get 'beta' updates from Apple (see included screenshot). How ...
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App Store and Mavericks

I run 10.8.5 on one of my Macs, because some of the software I use doesn't seem to get on well with Mavericks. Is there any way of stopping App Store from repeatedly asking me to update to Mavericks? ...
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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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Spotlight won't find apps after AppStore updates them

This started happening with Type2Phone, an app from Houdah Software. Every time after I would update the app via the AppStore, Spotlight would no longer find the app (I use Spotlight for app launching)...
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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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How do I maintain two different iOS devices on a single iMac

My wife and I share an iMac, and our iPhones keep populating with each other's apps. iTunes keeps trying to update my phone with my wife's apps and data. Is there a way to update the settings on the ...
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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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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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Download the USB installer on macOS X Catalina

I'm trying to download the USB installer of macOS X Catalina but I'm getting an error: Update not found The requested version of macOS is not available. I'm already on mac os Catalina 10.15, I'm not ...
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Size of Xcode app seems too big at over 12GB? Is this correct?

Xcode in App Store listed at 4.51GB. The same version of Xcode on my iMac is over 12GB. I understand the value may be different on the App Store but this seems like a huge difference. Is this 12 GB ...
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How can I neglect a update in App Store?

How can I neglect a update in App Store since it's annoying?
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How can I reinstall OS X without a valid App Store connection?

I have a Mid 2009 MacBook Pro that was used by a "less than responsible" user. As such, it seems to have become infected with malware that rewrites all SSL certificates. These certificates cannot be ...
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Why are updates so extremely large?

I'm currently downloading the update for iMovie (2 GB) and Xcode (3.5 GB). Other similiar producs are maybe several 100 MBs, but for the full software, not just an update. What makes those updates so ...
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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 it still possible to purchase a license for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server from Apple?

Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard Server is no longer for sale at the Apple Store website. Mac OS X Server software licenses were sold as a separate full operating system from Apple until 10.7 Lion, ...
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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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Apple Gift Card

I received a $100 apple gift card. I already redeemed it on my account. Am I able to use this to purchase products on the Apple Store?
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Macbook Air how to setup proxy for iTunes and App Store?

I am confused how to setup proxy for iTunes and App Store on Macbook Air. I have noticed that Safari can connect to the Internet through proxy, but for iTunes and App Store, I do not know how it ...
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Error downloading Mountain Lion from AppStore

I had an error while downloading OS X Mountain lion from the App Store. It tells me this message "An error has occurred" and nerver wants to start downloading again. What should I do now!!!
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Mac App Store purchases are missing

When I click on the tab Purchases in the Mac App Store, I'm missing purchases that I've never removed. How can I get them back to show in the purchase history?
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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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App Store: Not enough disk space to install Xcode

Similar to Xcode free space requirement, but different details. We could not complete your update There is not enough disk space available to install the product. The download size lists: ...
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What is the need of the Facetime app in the MAS?

Looking through the Mac App Store I stumbled across a result that really confused me. There I saw the FaceTime App made by Apple. It costs £0.99, with minimum requirements of OS X 10.6.8. I was ...
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How do I stop a macOS download?

I was on the App Store, and accidentally started downloading macOS Sierra. I have no desire to download this, so I want to cancel the download, but I can't figure out how. From what I have searched, ...
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Mac App Store apps damaged? [duplicate]

Overnight, TextWrangler crashed with a message "TextWrangler" is damaged and can't be opened. I deleted "TextWrangler" and download it again from the App Store. I couldn't update from the Mac App ...
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How can I stop the App Store asking for a password in OSX?

I want to update some apps downloaded through the App Store in OSX (not iOS). Is there a way to allow OSX to do this without insisting for a password every time? In iOS you are able to disable the ...
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How do I install OS X Yosemite without a working Mac App Store application?

My installation of the Mac App Store on Mavericks is broken. What alternatives are there for installing the new OS?
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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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When does the Mac App Store produce notifications?

According to Apple's page on Mountain Lion, the Mac App Store is supposed to send you notifications: Mac App Store notifications The Mac App Store notifies you when updates are available for OS X or ...
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Reinstall Mac App Store on Mac OS 10.7?

I accidentally removed the Mac App from my Mac Mini while removing the iTunes 10.5 Beta. How can I reinstall the Mac App Store?
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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 app?...
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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 cocoa/...

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