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Extract Directly from Time Machine

Normally you use Time Machine to restore lost data in a file like this: within the Time Machine interface, you go back to the time the file was not yet messed up, and you restore it to replace the file you have now.

You can also elect to keep both, but the restored file takes the name and place of the current one. So, if you have made changes since the backup took place that you would like to keep, they are lost, or you have to mess around a bit to merge changes, rename files, and trash the unwanted one.

As an alternative, you can browse the Time Machine backup volume directly in the Finder like any normal disk, navigate through the chronological backup hierarchy, and find the file which contains the lost content.

Once you've found it, you can open it and the current version of the file side-by-side, and copy information from Time Machine's version of the file into the current one, without losing any content you put in it since the backup was made.

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AT&T Plans To Curtail Heavy iPhone Data Users

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Expanding vaguely on previous threats, AT&T's head says that the firm will offer "incentives" to have heavy users reduce their usage. Incentives is 1984-speak for penalties.favicon follow link

 

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Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2009-12-10 13:44
I don't mind too much when companies try to reduce abusive usage, but what bugs me is that people who are on the other end of the spectrum - very light usage - always overpay, regardless of their light usage.

I barely use any minutes on my iPhone's plan - I have nearly 3500 rollover minutes stored up in a year of owning an iPhone, and yet I don't see AT&T offering me any "incentives" for being so nice as to not overload their network.
Glenn Fleishman  2009-12-10 13:56
Same thing is aggravating with bandwidth caps. I actually don't mind that Comcast has a 250 GB monthly cap, but I think they should also roll over some percentage (maybe half) of my unused GB each month for 6 to 12 months as a courtesy.
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Glenn Fleishman  2009-12-28 12:10
I see the problem. It's an AP story that was linked at the New York Times, which expires AP links. Since this is just a link and an old story, we will leave it standing.