I'm not all that "hip" on Mac and all of it tools. I've had this one for 2 or 3 years now and haven't had much troubles. This has changed. iCal can't alter an entry without it creating a new one can't delete an entry, it only comes back a few seconds later Not only are the "alarms" repeating, they're multiplying and adding more each time another entry is triggered. Stickies I usedd to be able to add notes and the like and "quit" the application. When I reopened it, all the "stuff" would still be there. Not anymore, it won't save a thing unless, I assume, I save the file manually, in which case I'm better off to just use TextEdit. Dock Though I can add an app to my dock and tell it to "keep in dock", it will, even after I quit the app. How ever, when I log out of my user account or restart the machine, the apps are no longer on the dock. These are what I've noticed, thus far. It all seemed to start right after last weeks updates notices I received. Oddly but maybe that the way it is, I as using my computer but had to uninstall a program and in order to do that, I needed to go into my Admin account to perform the task. that's when I got the notices. They came via 'Mac software updates" as far as I know. Please, is there any one out there that could offer some guidance?