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Repeated "smcReadKeyAction" errors in the OS X console may be from third-party software, or be fixed by downgrading kernel extensions.
When troubleshooting any system, having a few useful tools available can be very helpful. Here are some recommendations for troubleshooting a number of aspects of Mac systems.
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.
If you've got burnt thighs from an old MacBook Pro or you notice that your computer is always overheating and crashing from using CPU-intensive apps, you might want to check out smcFanControl.
Open source and your Mac. What a combo! Here's an open-source program for keeping your MacBook Pro cool.
Utilities Updates: Peek-a-Boo 2.6.1; smcFanControl 2.1.1; File Synchronization 1.4.2v129; Mac Pilot 2.2.6; more
Utilities Updates: Drive Genius 1.5.3; Tiger Cache Cleaner 3.2.6; smcFanControl 2.0; BBEdit 8.6.1; more
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Utilities Updates: smcFanControl 1.22; WiLMa 1.3; iPulse 2.1.6; Delicious Library 1.6.4; more
Utilities Updates: smcFanControl 1.21a; FileChute 2.5.2; 7zX 1.5.1; Em@ilCRX 1.4.3; more