Navigate the App Store on Mac OS X Yosemite

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Steps

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    The first thing we need to do is open the App Store
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    Move the mouse down to the bottom of the screen then click once on the touch pad or the mouse on the App Store icon. It is a blue circle with a white ring around it and a set of artist's tools inside of it. It's labeled "App Store."
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    The App Store will open and we will be shown a list of "Featured" items across the top
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    The right-hand side bar indicates the Editors' Choice or the top articles. There is a section below labeled Best New Apps & Games. These are the newest things in the store and are considered the best by the users and the editors.
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    As we scroll down through the list we can see that there are additional options we can get in larger advertisements
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    We will see various sections for productivity, for games, etc.
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    On the right-hand side of the window, we will see that there are a series of Quick Links where we can access the "Account" and get "Support." More importantly, we can navigate the categories that are listed below, such as "OS X Yosemite" categories and "Editors' Choices." If we are looking for "Final Cut Pro" or "Logic Pro" app, it will be in Quick Links
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    We can scroll down and see the top Paid apps and beneath them we can see the top Free apps
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    All of these are in the column on the right-hand side. Note that this is the store for the actual Mac and not an iPhone or an iPad. This is a different set of applications and it is a different App Store; the two do not work together.
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    Finally, we can see the Top Grossing apps on the bottom
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    We should note that each of these, essentially, is an application, which is why they are the Top Grossing, minus "The SIM," of course.
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    At the very top, we have the option to simply just click and access the "Top Charts." We will note, on the left side a spinning wheel means it's loading
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    "Top Charts" gives us a quick snapshot of all the top charts
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    We can click on "Categories," which is the center icon
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    It looks like a series of papers stacked on top of each other. This allows us to quickly see the different categories. If we are looking for educational items, or for finance items, or for news, we can easily find these.
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    Finally, we can click on "Purchase," which will show us the history of things that have been purchased
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    There are a number of children's games in this example, a Zip application, OS X Yosemite, Garage Band, and a number of other items that are featured here.
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    Finally, we can click on "Updates," on the far right
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    We will have the option to update if there are any updates for the Mac. We can see in this example, there was a recent update of iTunes, iMovie, Garage Band, Yosemite, and a number of other items. Once it finishes checking for updates we will be given a list of what has been recently updated. In the event that there is something that we need to search for there is a search magnifying glass on the top, right-hand side.
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    Click once in the search bar once and then type in whatever it is we are searching for and we will be given a list of search results
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    For example, "iTunes." Now we are given list of potential matches and all the iTunes search results will appear in this window.
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    When we are done with the App Store, just navigate up to the top, left red circle with a black "X" inside
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    Click the circle with the "X" and the App Store will close.
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    This concludes our tutorial for an introduction on how to navigate the App Store from MAC OS X Yosemite
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    If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or any additional advice, please let us know in the section below and we will make sure to get back to you.
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