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Questions tagged [mac-app-store]

Questions about the iOS & Mac App Store, digital software distribution platforms from Apple

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Downloading Xcode from App Store without credit card [closed]

I have problems using the App Store. I found Xcode 5 in it. Then clicked Install App. Before downloading, it asked me to log in. I logged in with my account – but then it told me my account has never ...
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How to Re-install an App that Shows up in the Appstore as 'Update' Instead of 'Buy App'

So long story short: I dropped the wrong app into 'clean my mac' and I hit 'cancel' but it was too late by that point. I rebooted and appstore said it had an update, when I opened appstore it was ...
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How to save my Apple ID password for App Store without typing password every time

I would like to know how to save my Apple ID password for App Store without typing password every time. When to purchase an app, App Store keeps me asking to type password like below. So, I tried to ...
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Number of Mac OSX Lion licenses I need purchase to install on my three computers

I have an iMac and two Mac books. Can I purchase only one license of the new OS X Lion and install it on all three computers? ... If so, what are the guidelines installing the OS on multiple computers?...
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How to deploy Mac App Store software to a computer lab?

I'm interested in using some Mac App Store software (software that's not available to be licensed separately, such as, for example, Final Cut Pro X) in the computer labs I administer. What are my ...
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can't download xcode from appstore?

I have Mac lion and I have Xcode 4.2 installed (downloaded from appstore for free). Today I wanted to upgrade to 4.3.2. Then I searched Xcode from appstore, on the Xcode page, it says "Free", then I ...
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Mac OS X Update 10.6.8 weird phishing behaviour

I just updated to Mac App Store 1.0.2 with the update to 10.6.8. The Mac App Store said I have one update available, for Angry Birds.... I do not have Angry Birds on my system, but when I clicked ...
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How to apply Mac App Store software updates from the command line?

I'm administering several computer labs using software from the Mac App Store. Is there any way to apply software updates from the command line (via Remote Desktop), instead of having to go around to ...
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Why can I not upgrade to Lion?

I am trying to upgrade my MacBook Air's OS from Snow Leopard to Lion. When I attempt to redeem my Download Code for Lion, the App Store notes that "Additional security information is needed." ...
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Does App Store show updates in progress?

I suspect Apple's document on this subject is incorrect. In the section titled "Monitoring the progress of installing software updates" it shows: I saw no such indicator today. I now see from Apple's ...
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AppStore: how to login permanently?

I'm starting to go nuts already, how to ALWAYS be logged in? I can't stand logging in every freaking time when I want some app...
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New Growl in App Store: Hide menubar icon?

I love growl – using it for years. I switched to a new Mac with OS X Lion and installed growl from the App Store (1,99 $ or so) Now I have this growl menubar icon up left besides the date and battery....
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How can I uninstall Mac AppStore Apps?

How can I uninstall MacAppStore Apps?
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How do I kill a crashed Mac App Store application that is running full-screen on OS X?

I was able to login from another computer, used top to view the PID for the game, and then issued a kill command. Is there an easier way to recover without having to reboot the system?
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Mac App Store installation limit?

Is there any limitation of installation of apps purchased from Mac App Store?
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AppStore: how to use english only interface?

The thing is that, originally my account registered in Lithuania, and thnx god we don't have translate version of appstore. Because now I moved to Netherlands, I must change country in AppStore to use ...
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All apps show as not installed in Mac App Store

It started from badge on MAS application icon showing, but MAS tells that there are "No Updates Available". Following suggestion found on the Internets, I have rebuilt the spotlight index. Now badges ...
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How do I change the frame rate at which quicktime records movies?

I'm trying to record a video of my screen using quicktime such that I can submit it to the app store as part of my product. The app store keeps telling me that my video frame rate is too high. Is ...
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Mac App Store Download Resume

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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Error during download: “Error 403 forbidden” when updating apps from App Store in OS X

I'm using a MacBook Air with OS X 10.6. I'm not able to update or download any apps from the App Store anymore. I tried to solve it this way but can't make it work: Mac OS X 10.5: Web Sharing - "...
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What network config setting is blocking my computer from accessing the Mac App Store?

I've been elevated to a Senior Tech at Apple Care and he's stumped too. I can't get into the Mac App Store, seemingly regardless of what network I'm on. All other internet apps seem to function, but ...
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Textual is not in the Applications folder after installing from the Mac App Store

I've purchased and installed Textual from the App Store, however it doesn't appear in my Application folder and I can not find it. The App Store insists it's installed. I'm scratching my head - I can'...
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iPhoto is rejected: These apps cannot be accepted on this computer

I'm trying to install the latest version of iPhoto on OS X 10.7. In the app store the label shows "Accept". If I click on the button, i enter my Apple-ID, unfortunately this does not start the ...
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OSX Software Purchased (Not through App Store) not displaying as purchased

Being a new user to Apple, I'm trying to figure out a gap in the communication between the Apple App Store and software Installed. I have two scenarios, purchased iWork 09 with physical media ...
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Possible to delete OS X app without administer password?

I have a school issued Macbook Air and have installed some apps through the app store. I used my private Apple ID to download the apps but am not unable to remove them without the administer password ...
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OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 2 does not show up in Mac App Store

I installed OS X 10.10 Yosemite build 14A238x on Thunderbolt SSD / MacBook Air. A few days ago, Developer Preview 2 was released by Apple with the build number 14A261i and it should be updated via the ...
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Restrictions for in-app purchasing across multiple platforms [closed]

I am developing a native iOS app that involves in-app purchasing of consumable digital goods. I am aware of the restrictions on building apps that try to circumvent the 30% commission that Apple takes ...
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How to download OS X from the Mac App Store with a download manager?

I have tried on 10.7.3 and 10.6 to download Lion to make an install image but because of my poor connection, it always fails (download time would be 48hrs+). If I could use a download manager, it ...
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Is it possible to list only updated podcasts in iTunes when looking in the AppStore? Alternatives?

I don't know if it's just me or what but finding podcasts on iTunes seems horrible. I come across many podcasts that I think sound cool or interesting but then realize they haven't been updated since ...
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App Store not working on Public Beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave

I installed the public beta of macOS Mojave on my MacBook Pro (I did not do a clean install, I just upgraded from High Sierra) but the App Store doesn't work. I couldn't find anything online on how to ...
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Find macOS App Store applications that were installed by another Apple ID

I have a Macbook Pro which I started using for work with my work Apple ID but now I'm using it privately entirely and I don't have access to the Apple ID I used for work. Now there are updates for a ...
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OS X Safari, Chrome and App Store won't load - Firefox does

I am trying to fix a friend's Macbook (13-inc, mid-2010) which is running OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan). Safari and Chrome open and the application is responsive, but trying to load a web page gives the ...
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Apple app store recent updates not consided as installed

I have updated Keynote, Numbers, Pages just now. But these updates are showing in 'Updates Available' list again. Has anyone faced this problem too? what was the solution? thanks in advance
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How to solve the blank screen on the Yosemite App Store?

After installing Yosemite, I am unable to download any apps from the Yosemite App Store. I can view the "Featured" section of the App Store, but when I click on any of the apps, I'm faced with a ...
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itunes showing as an update in mac appstore even though updated

So my problem is that I have updated iTunes to the latest version using the mac app store on os x 10.10 but it still keeps showing that it needs updating even though it is on the latest version!! Does ...
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Allow XCode installed from dmg file to be updated from app store

I recently installed the XCode 6 GM seed from a dmg file downloaded from Apple's developer portal. Now that XCode 6.0.1 is available on the Mac App Store, I would like for it to show as an update in ...
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Transferring purchased apps to new iMac

I have followed all the instructions for transferring my already purchased apps to my iMac and am told that they are all downloaded but they are no where on the iMac.
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Is it possible to redefine App Store application paths?

I sort my applications in separate folders within the Applications folder (e.g. One for my photo related apps, one for my guitar playing related apps, one for my video related apps, etc). Since some ...
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Automatically Downloading App Updates in iTunes

iTunes has a lot of annoyances. My biggest pet peeve is the series of manual steps you have to go through to download app updates and then sync them to iPhone/iPad: Click the "Apps" button in the ...
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Download osx from the app store without installing it

I'd like to know, if I download mac osx from the app store, will it install it ? I just want the dmg file. Don't want to install it... Thanks and sorry for my bad english.
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Why is OS X 10.9.2 update from Mac App Store smaller than the one from Apple website?

I currently use OS X 10.9.1. The size of the OS X 10.9.2 update from App Store is ~460MB, while it is ~869MB (delta or combo) from the site. It matters to me because I have to install it on various ...
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Kaspersky Security for Mac vs Kaspersky Virus Scanner from Mac Appstore

In the Mac Appstore you can find Kaspersky Virus Scanner for €9. On the Kaspersky website, you'll find Kaspersky Security for Mac, for $60. What is the difference between those two, except the price ...
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Does reinstalling OS X Mountain Lion cost anything?

I have to format and reinstall OS X Mountain Lion on my Mac Mini (which already has OS X Mountain Lion) after restarting. When I get it from WiFi, will it cost anything to install it, as apple is ...
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Mac Graphics Card Game Compatibility

I'm trying to download a game on my macbook pro. On the game's site, it gives the following minimum requirements: OS: OS X 10.8.5 or higher Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: ...
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iDraw application automatically changed name to Graphic

So iDraw was recently acquired by Autodesk (name has changed to Graphic) and even though I didn't download an update, or have autoupdate enabled, it automatically changed the application's name. I ...
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Is it possible to prevent an application remove a file but allow it write on OS X?

I'm installing Xcode from Mac App Store but sadly fails every time near finish with Xcode failed to download Use the Purchases page to try again. message. Except once that I copied pkg ...
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How to upgrade from OS X 10.6.8 to Mountain Lion?

My Mac died and I needed to reinstall. I tried to restore from my Time Machine backup, but that also crashes for me (no idea why). So I've reinstalled OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and ran all the updates, ...
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Image keeps being rejected due to requirements

I am trying to add a screenshot of an iPhone app to the iPhone app submission form. They have these requirements for an image: Screenshots must be .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, .tiff, or .png file that is ...
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Can i upload ios app to app store where the app doesn’t have register process? [on hold]

I have an ios app that i want to upload to app store. I used facebook account kit for login process, but only phone number that registered in my server can logged in into the app. Can my app pass the ...
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Mac OS Appstore shows app as uninstalled when it is installed

I noticed that my Xcode was a minor version out-of-date, but that no update appeared in the Appstore. I searched within the Appstore for Xcode and found an 'install' button instead of an 'open' button,...