You can pause any active download from the Mac App Store by right-clicking on the apps icon in the Dock and selecting “Pause” from the menu. Resuming the download is just a matter of right-clicking again and selecting Unpause.
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If you’re trying to access the Mac App Store and you are getting the “Cannot Connect to App Store” error, you can typically resolve the issue with a few simple troubleshooting steps. First, make sure the Mac in question is successfully connected to the internet (that may be a duh no brainer, but being disconnected … Read More
If you’ve been provided with an App Store promo code, here’s how to redeem it from the Mac App Store client and iOS App Store from iTunes: Redeem a Promo Code on the Mac App Store: Launch the Mac App Store From the Featured or Top Charts tab, look at the right side under “Quick … Read More
If the Mac App Store is open and there are updates available, you’ll notice a red badge appear on the App Store icon in the Mac OS X Dock. Of course most users click on that and update their apps from the Mac App Store that way, but for some versions of OS X there … Read More
The Mac App Store now has an order and buy confirmation, which should prevent many accidental purchases from occurring. This is a nice addition and undoubtedly helps to eliminate refund requests, and maybe it’ll even make some people think twice before inadvertently buying an app twice. I imagine it’s only a matter of time before … Read More
Apple is planning to eliminate traditional retail box software in their stores in favor of digital distribution through the Mac App Store, according to a report from MacRumors. Apparently they heard the rumor from someone, and then cite Apple’s new “Personal Setup for Mac” walkthrough service as further evidence of the move. Installing software through … Read More
When an update is available for any Mac app that has been installed through the Mac App Store, you will notice the App Store icon in OS X gets a numerical badge on it, indicating the number of software updates available. Additionally, you will notice the the App Store entry within the Apple menu … Read More
The Mac App Store includes a hidden Debug menu that can be enabled with a simple defaults write command. The menu includes a variety of interesting options and tweaks that are clearly intended for internal development purposes.
I launched the Mac App Store today and when trying to download an app I was hit with a strange error saying my request could not be completed, here’s the exact message: “We could not complete your request. There was an error in the App Store. Please try again later. (@@errorNum@@)” The “@@errorNum@@” looks a … Read More
I just downloaded Mac OS X 10.6.6 and launched the Mac App Store to get out some apps. When trying to download an app I was hit with this error message: “We could not complete your App Store request. An unknown error occured (100). There was an error in the App Store. Please try again … Read More
Mac OS X 10.6.6 and the Mac App Store was just released and it will be a particularly popular software. If you have trouble getting the new Mac OS X release an App Store from Software Update, or if you’d rather use a combo updater, or just download the file for multiple machine installations, you … Read More
The Mac App Store has been released as part of the Mac OS X 10.6.6 System Update. The release notes are brief, and although the 10.6.6 update includes a few security and bug fixes, the majority of the release is geared to support the Mac App Store. The Mac OS X 10.6.6 Update is recommended … Read More