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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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Apple Printing Fix Comes... and Goes

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Apple Printing Fix Comes... and Goes -- Last week, Apple released a fix for a crashing problem when printing to already-busy network printers using a Power Mac 7200, 7500, 8500, or 9500. I'd give you the URL, but two days later Apple yanked the fix off its Internet servers, citing unspecified problems. If you managed to download and install it in that time, I recommend removing it from your System folder. [GD]

 

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