Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community
Old 01-09-2019, 10:17 AM   #1
Cali Panthers Fan
Franchise Player
 
Cali Panthers Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Exp:
Default Apple blocking rival software downloads?

Hey all,

I'm looking for some help from the very knowledgable CP user base. I took my 2017 MacBook Pro in for some repairs over the holidays and I just got it back. In that process, they wiped my RAM (you know, for ####s and giggles), and I'm currently working on downloading some of the missing software that was wiped. They also uploaded the most recent OS.

One of the weirdest things is with Google Chrome. I go to the site and download it, but when it comes up in the downloads and I click on it, it says it's corrupted and that it needs to go to the trash. I even dragged it to my application folder after doing some internet searching on common installation problems, but that didn't do anything.

Is Apple blocking the install of Google Chrome? I just tried this with Office 365 (free download from my work) and the same thing happened. WTF is up? Can anyone fill me in or do I need to go back and make an apple genius appointment?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ResAlien View Post
If we can't fall in love with replaceable bottom 6 players then the terrorists have won.
Cali Panthers Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:24 AM   #2
Wormius
Franchise Player
 
Wormius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Somewhere down the crazy river.
Exp:
Default

That would be odd, since it's still available for iOS on the iPhone and iPads in the App Store.
Wormius is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:25 AM   #3
TopChed
Powerplay Quarterback
 
TopChed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Exp:
Default

I believe there is a setting to allow program installations from outside their app store:

https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=25443#sierra
TopChed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:31 AM   #4
Cali Panthers Fan
Franchise Player
 
Cali Panthers Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wormius View Post
That would be odd, since it's still available for iOS on the iPhone and iPads in the App Store.
Yes, but it doesn't work on MacBooks since it's a different operating system.

I don't see any reason why it would be blocked, but I am at a loss right now. No idea what's wrong and I've been going through my security settings as well just to be sure it isn't something stupid like that.

Next step is taking it into the store.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ResAlien View Post
If we can't fall in love with replaceable bottom 6 players then the terrorists have won.
Cali Panthers Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:33 AM   #5
Cali Panthers Fan
Franchise Player
 
Cali Panthers Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopChed View Post
I believe there is a setting to allow program installations from outside their app store:

https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=25443#sierra
No, I've been trying that and it just keeps telling me the file is damaged and cannot be opened.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ResAlien View Post
If we can't fall in love with replaceable bottom 6 players then the terrorists have won.
Cali Panthers Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:38 AM   #6
Mazrim
CP Gamemaster
 
Mazrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Gary
Exp:
Default

Are you downloading it from Google or a secondary site like CNET? Depending on the search results you might be getting a third party rehash of the download.
Mazrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:39 AM   #7
ken0042
Playboy Mansion Poolboy
 
ken0042's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Close enough to make a beer run during a TV timeout
Exp:
Default

I went to test it on my work Macbook, but apparently I installed Chrome a couple of weeks ago.

So best I can say was that as of late December, it worked.

Have you verified that you are downloading Chrome directly from Google, and not a 3rd party site?
ken0042 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:41 AM   #8
Cali Panthers Fan
Franchise Player
 
Cali Panthers Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Exp:
Default

It's literally the google.com site. Not sure how much more direct you can get than that.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ResAlien View Post
If we can't fall in love with replaceable bottom 6 players then the terrorists have won.
Cali Panthers Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:41 AM   #9
Cali Panthers Fan
Franchise Player
 
Cali Panthers Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Exp:
Default

I just tried it with adobe acrobat and the same thing is happening.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ResAlien View Post
If we can't fall in love with replaceable bottom 6 players then the terrorists have won.
Cali Panthers Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:45 AM   #10
Cali Panthers Fan
Franchise Player
 
Cali Panthers Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Exp:
Default

Alright, #### it, this is Apple's problem now. I'm taking it into the store.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ResAlien View Post
If we can't fall in love with replaceable bottom 6 players then the terrorists have won.
Cali Panthers Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:45 AM   #11
Erick Estrada
Franchise Player
 
Erick Estrada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Fernando Valley
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cali Panthers Fan View Post
I just tried it with adobe acrobat and the same thing is happening.
I have a feeling this problem is linked to the supposed repairs done.
Erick Estrada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:46 AM   #12
Flamenspiel
Powerplay Quarterback
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Exp:
Default

No way they would block that. Most of the schools use Google Chrome as a front end for google classroom. I suggest just going into the Apple Store and showing it to them, i would doubt they charge you for that.
Flamenspiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:50 AM   #13
ken0042
Playboy Mansion Poolboy
 
ken0042's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Close enough to make a beer run during a TV timeout
Exp:
Default

I just installed VLC and it installed fine. It was one of those "drag to apps folder" programs. When I launched it I did get the warning about programs downloaded from the web, but it ran fine. Maybe see if VLC does the same thing.
ken0042 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:52 AM   #14
Cali Panthers Fan
Franchise Player
 
Cali Panthers Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Exp:
Default

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm trying a chat session as we speak, but if that doesn't resolve things I'm headed to the store.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ResAlien View Post
If we can't fall in love with replaceable bottom 6 players then the terrorists have won.
Cali Panthers Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2019, 10:54 AM   #15
Envitro
First Line Centre
 
Envitro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Saddledome, Calgary
Exp:
Default

No, Apple isn't blocking Chrome from being downloaded. Something else it the problem there. You just need to do some more troubleshooting, or try an alternate download method.

Also, they didn't wipe your RAM. RAM by it's nature doesn't hold any data once power is off (or battery is disconnected). More than likely, they wiped the NVRAM in your Mac, which is a standard thing to do when resetting a computer to factory settings, troubleshooting, or upgrading firmware or OS in repair/restore situations.
Envitro is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Envitro For This Useful Post:
Old 01-09-2019, 02:38 PM   #16
Cali Panthers Fan
Franchise Player
 
Cali Panthers Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Exp:
Default

Ok, so still no idea why this occurred still, but I reinstalled the OS and everything is working fine now. I'm just pissed that I wasted half a day on this.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ResAlien View Post
If we can't fall in love with replaceable bottom 6 players then the terrorists have won.
Cali Panthers Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:03 AM.

Calgary Flames
2017-18




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2016