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Cures for a panicking mid-2010 MacBook Pro

The mid-2010 15-inch MacBook Pro was a lovely machine--unless you had one with a defective video card. Chris Breen offers workarounds and a link to the Big Fix.

Bugs & Fixes: A roundup of Mavericks troubleshooting tips

Ted Landau has been here, there, and everywhere tracking down bugs and unexpected behaviors in Apple's latest release of the Mac OS. Solutions and workarounds abound!

Apple promises fix for keyboard, trackpad woes on 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

There's a slight problem with the keyboard and trackpad on the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, that problem being sometimes they stop working. Apple's promised an upcoming fix, but here's the workaround for the meantime.

Dealing with Pages' file-conversion and email-attachment problems

If you open an old Pages document in the new version of Pages, you can't open it again in the old one. And you can't send the file as an email attachment. Here are some suggested work-arounds.

Advice from an Apple tech: Got a Mac? Get a Dremel!

Does your computer toolkit include a Dremel? It may seem extreme, but a Dremel tool can be handy in a dire situation.

Advice from an Apple tech: Battle the dust bunnies

Excessive dust inside your Mac can cause performance problems.

Dealing with the quirks of iOS 7

Questions about iOS 7 have been pouring into the Mac 911 mailbag. Chris Breen answers the most common ones.

TechTool Pro 7 review: A nearly complete set of Mac troubleshooting tools

Micromat’s TechTool has a great toolset for Mac troubleshooting.

Cure for a corrupt Calendar application

You launch Calendar, it appears briefly, and then--BLAMMO--it's gone. What causes this problem? Chris Breen shows you how to track down it (and similar problems).

Take control of startup and login items

Is your Mac starting up slowly? A mess of startup and login items might be to blame. Learn how to bend these computing curiosities to your will.