Pages and Numbers Update Notification

mic j

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Every time I open Pages or Numbers I get a notification that there is an update available. But it won't let me update because I am on El Captain and I can't update to Sierra (MBP too old). Is there some way to turn the notification off when I open these apps?
 
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iRock1

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God I hate this. Count me in. Hopefully someone can come with a workaround.
 

Ebenezum

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I think there are two possible workarounds, I'm not sure if these work since I only use 09 versions and I don't have the newer iWork installed (this nagging was one of the reasons I uninstalled the newer versions).

1. Hide Pages/ Numbers in the App Store software update by right clicking (Control click with one button mouse) them and selecting "Hide update".
2. Install software such as Little Snitch and block Pages/Numbers connections.
 
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kramerdude

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I think there are two possible workarounds, I'm not sure if these work since I only use 09 versions and I don't have the newer iWork installed (this nagging was one of the reasons I uninstalled the newer versions).

1. Hide Pages/ Numbers in the App Store software update by right clicking (Control click with one button mouse) them and selecting "Hide update".
2. Install software such as Little Snitch and block Pages/Numbers connections.
That's the strange/frustrating part about it. There is no update as-is. The update only exists if you update the OS. So, if you never move to the latest OS X, then you'll apparently be annoyed from now on. They need to stop the harassment.
 
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iRock1

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I think there are two possible workarounds, I'm not sure if these work since I only use 09 versions and I don't have the newer iWork installed (this nagging was one of the reasons I uninstalled the newer versions).

1. Hide Pages/ Numbers in the App Store software update by right clicking (Control click with one button mouse) them and selecting "Hide update".
2. Install software such as Little Snitch and block Pages/Numbers connections.
1. The point is that there are no available updates.

2. Wouldn't that block access to iCloud? It'd render iWork apps useless.
 

Ebenezum

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2. Wouldn't that block access to iCloud? It'd render iWork apps useless.
Depends on how Apple has implemented the processes, in 2009 version the update is separate process and it can be blocked in Little Snitch without blocking iCloud but I haven't tested the latest iWork version...
 

macpeach55

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1. The point is that there are no available updates.

2. Wouldn't that block access to iCloud? It'd render iWork apps useless.
Sorry iRock1, I mention this only with the best possible intentions
Where it says in your signature
"nobody is going to give you a price for having a lot of Apple products"
I could be wrong, but I believe you meant "prize"
(And I see that has been your signature for quite a while, so in truth you are correct when you say "nobody cares")
 
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Avenged110

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Not sure about the effects on iCloud (as I don't use it) but I can vouch for using Little Snitch to block connections does remove the ridiculous popup. This includes updates that aren't listed in the store due to them not being compatible with that software version, as I'm using 10.9 and have seen the same thing for years. I got so sick of it that it actually drove me to go looking at firewall apps.

2. Wouldn't that block access to iCloud? It'd render iWork apps useless.
Just ftr, the iWork apps are still plenty useful without iCloud.
 
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