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App Store: Force Reinstall of App

If you have an app that the App Store thinks is still installed but is really not installed, you can run this command to rebuild the database and fix the app from showing up as purchased, so that you can restart the App Store and then download / install the application a second time. /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

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Apple Introduces Developer ID and Gatekeeper

The Mac App Store is the safest place for users to get software for their Mac, but we also want to protect users when they get applications from other places. Gatekeeper is a new feature in OS X Mountain Lion that helps protect users from downloading and installing malicious software. Signing your applications, plug-ins, and installer packages with a Developer ID certificate lets Gatekeeper verify that they are not known malware and have not been tampered with. Mac Developer Program members can sign applications with their Developer ID now to get ready for Gatekeeper. If you’re not already a member, join the Mac Developer Program today.

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Xcode Install Assistant can’t be installed on Macintosh HD because Mac OS X version 10.7 or later is required.

Apple has now made Xcode free via the app store – unfortunately since Lion has been released they no longer allow anyone with Snow Leopord to download and install it from the App Store. You can download it from their website for free, but you must be a registered Apple developer – which will set you back $99/yr.

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