I'm using Mac OS 10.6.8, and am currently disinclined to ramp up to Mavericks. I understand some of the software limitations that decision presents--certain things aren't possible for me in Photoshop, maybe Aperture doesn't work at all...but for what I'm using CC for, I'm ok with that for the time being. However I definitely can't use the CC Desktop App, and I'm wondering if the Application Manager will still indicate when my installed version of, for example, Photoshop CC is in need of update? I don't mind initiating the process manually (in fact in some ways I prefer it that way) but how will I know when an update has been released? Thanks!
Yes . Application manager will prompt you for the updates as and when its available although post installation of update(s) , product might not work because of system compatibility . Hence it is recommended to upgrade to Mavericks soon.