Users reporting off-the-mark readings from the iPhone 5S' compass and wonky gaming experiences with the new device's accelerometer may be facing a hardware hurdle.
Samsung survey of Best Buy returns finds that hardware malfunction is cited as the reason for their returns nearly three times more often than a desire for an iPad.
The black-screen bug that some MacBook users are experiencing in OS X Lion may be a hardware malfunction exposed by differences in how Lion handles the system hardware.
Sometimes Web sites will malfunction because a setting that is stored in a cookie is not working properly. In this case, though you can remove all cookies, a more specific fix would be to root out the problematic cookie and delete it.
Sometimes specific functions in programs will not work properly, if at all. Here we help a reader troubleshoot the notes feature in Mail, which would not show a new note window when activated.
Russian engineers troubleshoot a docking system malfunction that prevented the departure and return to Earth of a Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew members hoping to wind up a six-month stay in space.
Apple has numerous "at your fingertips" options in OS X, including icon previews, coverflow and column-view previews, as well as QuickLook and Dashboard. Of these, QuickLook is one of the most useful in allowing you get a brief bit of information about an item that does not have a preview option, or a more detailed look at the contents if the item does have a preview. If for some reason the QuickLook feature stops working there are several things you can try to get it up and running again.
Apple is offering replacements for MacBook Pro computers which may experience a known graphics flaw with certain batches of nVidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics processors
Problems with Apple's input devices are few but irritating. Some users have reported a lack of key input especially after waking computers from sleep, and sometimes specific keys not working. In addition, mice will sometimes become erratic and choppy. The
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