Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2011 8:40 AM (in response to Bob H.)
I also have this phantom badge number showing in the Dock. In my case, it indicates 3 updates. when I launch app store, there are no updates available and badge clears the number,. But as soon as I quite app store, the number 3 appears in the Badge again. It won't go away.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2011 11:18 AM (in response to Bob H.)
Most likely, you have an old copy of the application either in another directory or on an external drive. Deleting it will fix it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2012 2:14 AM (in response to FuzzySS)
Thanks FuzzySS - this fixed it for me.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2012 1:36 PM (in response to FuzzySS)
FuzzySS -- Sorry, for some reason I didn't see your response last year but saw the post by maths126 -- which got me to your response. I don't have any old copies of the application unless it would be via Time Machine on an external drive. I do keep a copy current (daily) duplicate copy (not a clone) of my all my apps and files on an external drive. I still have the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2012 11:12 PM (in response to Bob H.)
As I said, a copy on an external drive seems to be enough to trigger this. As long as App Store sees your app (it will on an external drive, unless it's a Time Machine backup), it will list it as out of date. At the same time, it will not be able to update it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to FuzzySS)
FuzzySS -- Thanks for your response. I guess I will either have to live with this or find some way to hide the iPhoto backup. It is peculiar that I have no problem with any other app copies. The only problem I have ever had is with iPhoto.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to Bob H.)
Come to think of it, iPhoto was the only app that did this for me too. Even though my external drive had a complete clone of my system. Could be that there are some special case location checks for iPhoto (or perhaps the iLife suite as a whole).
If your backup is scripted, I guess you could do it to a .tar or .zip file. In that case, I doubt App Store will find it. My clone was only a temporary setup, so it's gone now and don't bother me anymore.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2012 12:00 PM (in response to FuzzySS)
Thanks again. I think I will send Apple a feedback message that narrows that problem a bit to iPhoto.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2014 12:22 PM (in response to Bob H.)
Only thing that worked for me:
Go to iPhoto preferences on your Mac > iCloud > uncheck photo sharing at the bottom > activate photo sharing again.........wait.............
Tadaaa iPhoto Dock notification gone :-)