Hi there – Answering my own question....
I've done a fair bit of snooping around and found how to fix my issue.
Posting here in case it helps anyone else.
So, if you have an issue on Mac OS X where Creative Cloud tells you all apps are up-to-date when you know for sure that they are not, or if updates are suppressed when they shouldn't be try removing thefollowing file:
<Startup Disk>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/AAMUpdaterInventory/1.0/AdobeUpdaterAdminPrefs.dat
Worked for me.
NB: Try this at your own risk. It worked for me, but I take no responsiblity if things go wrong.
Hope that helps
I seem to be having the same problem you had, although deleting the AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat doesn't seem to have an effect. It just reappears after I try and open and Adobe product even after a restart. I've also tried reinstalling Creative Cloud CC to no avail.
I'm running Mavericks OS X 10.9.3 on a new iMac.
I'm also having issues with this, and have seen similar issues with the group that I am the administrator for.
I tried this solution as well and it didn't work for me, either.
Same as above- I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling several times. Photoshop has been very temperamental for me, causing a fair number of crashes, and I'm hoping that an update to the most recent version will at least curtail some of those crashes.
But for some reason, nothing seems to get CC (and/or Illustrator or Photoshop) to recognize that updates are available. Even uninstalling PS and AI themselves and re-installing... For some reason, I get very old versions. 14.0 and 17.0.
I tried each of those individually, and none of them worked.
What I ended up doing was uninstalling every single Adobe App, including AIR and Acrobat, then deleting all Adobe related files. All of them. 100%. Maybe overkill, but after trying 10 things in the span of four hours, it seemed like the only thing that would work.
After that, a permissions repair and a reboot... Installing CC fresh seems to have done the trick. Kind of ridiculous, but in the end, it worked.