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Check Available Mac App Store Updates from the Dock

Feb 17, 2011 - 2 Comments
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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

Mac App Store Prevents Accidental Purchases with an Order Confirmation

Feb 8, 2011 - 3 Comments
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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 Stores to Eliminate Retail Box Software in Favor of Mac App Store

Feb 7, 2011 - 6 Comments
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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

How to Update Apps from the Mac App Store

Jan 16, 2011 - 6 Comments
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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

Enable Mac App Store Hidden Debug Menu

Jan 10, 2011 - 4 Comments
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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.

Fix Mac App Store Error @@errorNum@@

Jan 9, 2011 - 3 Comments
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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

Fix Mac App Store Error 100

Jan 6, 2011 - 9 Comments
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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 Direct Download Links

Jan 6, 2011 - 17 Comments
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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

Mac App Store & Mac OS X 10.6.6 Download Available

Jan 6, 2011 - 14 Comments
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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

Mac App Store Release Date: January 6

Dec 16, 2010 - 3 Comments
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Update: The Mac App Store and Mac OS X 10.6.6are now available through System Update. You can also Download Mac OS X 10.6.6 Directly and the updaters include the Mac App Store. Apple has announced that the Mac App Store will be released on January 6, 2011. The Mac App Store will be available in … Read More

Mac App Store to Launch December 13?

Dec 6, 2010 - 2 Comments
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Last week I posted that the release date of the Mac App Store was imminent, based on Mac OS X 10.6.6 becoming GM and including Mac App Store support. Today there are further claims to support the idea of an early Mac App Store release, although it should be noted that these are unsubstantiated rumors. … Read More

Mac App Store Release Date Imminent? Mac OS X 10.6.6 GM Released, Offers Hints

Dec 3, 2010 - 3 Comments
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It wasn’t long ago that 10.6.5 came out, but now Mac OS X 10.6.6 GM has been released to developers. So what’s the big deal? Well, the next Mac OS X update includes “developer support for fetching and renewing App Store receipts” suggesting that the release date of the Mac App Store is imminent. Other … Read More

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