If you have upgraded your Mac to Lion and are experiencing slowdowns, you might be suspecting faults with the hard drive as a possible reason.
Apple's backup tool Time Machine is exceptionally useful, but at times (and especially after some software updates) backing up may run exceptionally slowly. Here are some approaches for dealing with this issue.
Sometimes applications in OS X that usually launch quickly may take longer to load. There can be a variety of reasons for this, including how frequently the program is launched, and problems with items in various system libraries.
Several users have experienced an issue in which Safari causes the computer to slow down and hang. When this happens, open applications may not respond, and Safari displays the spinning color wheel.
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Time Machine has been a great backup solution that has for the most part worked quite well; however it has not been without its glitches. Despite the majority of initial problems being addressed by Apple, there will be times when the backup process seems
One problem that you may encounter when using your Mac is pauses when presented with an "Open" or "Save" dialogue box.
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