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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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Apple has released a statement saying that the unexpectedly strong demand for the iPad in the United States (over 500,000 units sold in the first week) and the large number of preorders for the iPad 3G will result in product shortages for a few more weeks. In addition, Apple is delaying the international launch of the iPad one month, to late May; pre-orders will be accepted starting 10 May 2010. It's a good news/bad news situation: the iPad is wildly popular, but so much so that it will be hard to get in the near term.favicon follow link

 

Comments about Strong Demand Causes iPad Shortages, Delays International Release
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Rob Russell  2010-04-16 15:57
I'm disappointed about this, but not as much as my wife (the UNgeek).

I'm curious to know from your web stats, how many iPad connections are being made from outside of the US. There are plenty of people this way flying to the US and buying handfuls of iPads and flogging them off locally.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-04-16 16:01
I can't seem to make Google Analytics show me the iPad browser stats by country, but I suspect the raw numbers are still pretty low. :-)
Glenn Fleishman  2010-04-16 16:11
A UK colleague noted that without a U.S. bank account, none of his associates would import iPads before release because they cannot use the iTunes Store!