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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 22-Jun-09

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Click to Flash and YouTube -- Click to Flash can automatically display the H.264 QuickTime version of YouTube videos, as can some other utilities. (5 messages)


iPhone running software -- Readers discuss which iPod and iPhone models include support for the Nike+ software and hardware. (8 messages)


Upgrade to iPod Touch -- With the iPhone updated, readers turn to speculation about what the next revision of the iPod touch will bring, as well as a discussion of getting Internet access at Wi-Fi hotspots. (24 messages)


The Art of iPhone Photography -- The iPhone's built-in camera gets the TidBITS Talk scrutiny. (8 messages)


Unable to upgrade RAM in dual G5 -- After repeated failure to upgrade RAM in a Power Mac G5, the question of that model's durability comes up. (9 messages)


Java update -- Readers report problems when installing the recent Java update that fixes a security vulnerability. (9 messages)


Call AT&T for the Best iPhone Upgrade Price -- The $99 iPhone 3G is somewhat misleading when you factor the cost of ongoing cellular service. (7 messages)


Clever address field parsing in Web browsers -- Adam likes Firefox's smart suggestions based on what's typed in the address field, although LaunchBar can bring some of the same capabilities to other browsers. (2 messages)


Some observations about the new iPhone/iPod Touch OS -- Readers start sharing their impressions of the iPhone OS 3.0 software. (4 messages)


Upgrading from iPod Touch to iPhone -- What's the best way to move one's data from an iPod touch to an iPhone? Is it just a matter of plugging in the new device? (1 message)


AirPort Express Query -- Can you access more than one printer from an AirPort Express if you attach a USB hub? (2 messages)


Switching to Safari 4: plugins? After switching to Safari 4, a reader looks for utilities that replicate the functionality of many Firefox plug-ins. (4 messages)

 

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