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Pause Downloads from the Mac App Store

May 20, 2011 - 5 Comments
Pause downloads from the Mac App Store

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.

Fix the “Cannot Connect to App Store” Error Message in the Mac App Store

Apr 4, 2011 - 44 Comments

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

How to Redeem an App Store Promo Code (Mac App Store & iOS App Store)

Mar 17, 2011 - 12 Comments

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

Check Available Mac App Store Updates from the Dock

Feb 17, 2011 - 2 Comments

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

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

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

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 - 5 Comments

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

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 - 10 Comments

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

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

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

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