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Single Time Machine Backups

Tired of Time Machine running all the time? You can turn it off in the Time Machine preference pane, but still initiate a single backup by choosing Back Up Now from Time Machine's menu bar icon. Of course, your backup is much less likely to be up to date, but Time Machine won't be taking any resources while you're trying to work.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23-Mar-09

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Espresso 1.0 from MacRabbit is the first release of the company's much-anticipated Web authoring application, which is designed to provide an elegant workflow for Web developers and designers. Espresso supports HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, and PHP, and can publish to Web sites using FTP, SFTP, FTP/SSL, or Amazon's S3 service. It features quick editing, projects for handling full sites, and live previews so you don't have to reload constantly. A plug-in architecture may help users extend Espresso in the future. (59.95 euros, 49.95 euros if you own CSSEdit 2, 8.8 MB)

PDFpen 4.1 and PDFpenPro 4.1 from SmileOnMyMac are the latest versions of the PDF editing utilities. Both version updates feature a number of undisclosed bug fixes and add support for Sparkle - the open source Mac OS X framework designed to simplify distributing software updates. ($49.95/$99.95, free updates, 13 MB/13.2 MB)

Mini DisplayPort to VGA Firmware Update from Apple addresses longstanding performance and compatibility issues with the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter on Mini DisplayPort-enabled Macs. The problems addressed include intermittent screen flickering and, in some cases, no video output appearing at all. More information regarding the update and steps to install it is available from Apple's Web site. (Free update, 11.4 MB)

 

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