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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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Twitter 2.3

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Twitter has updated its eponymous Mac app to version 2.3 (available for free via the Mac App Store) with the capability to sync direct messages across all Twitter accounts and devices with the Twitter app. In addition to updating its main Mac app, the company has released updates to TweetDeck (its Mac-based app alternative) and its universal iOS Twitter app, as well as the desktop and mobile versions of its Web site and its Android app. According to a Twitter blog post, you can now read a direct message on your iPhone and have it synced and marked as read on Twitter’s Mac app, and vice versa. However, MacStories notes that this syncing doesn’t apply to third-party Twitter apps, and it isn’t clear whether an API will be made available to developers.

The Connect tab in Twitter 2.3 for the Mac now includes interactions that display when you have been retweeted, favorited, have a new follower, and when you’ve been added to a list. Additionally, you can adjust notification settings in real time. The update also ensures that real names and @usernames appear together in all parts of the app, provides fixes for unfavoriting tweets and an unspecified issue with Growl notifications, squashes a bug with character counting in the Tweet composer, and adds support for Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Thai, and Filipino localizations. (Free, 5.3 MB)

 

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Anonymous  2013-07-15 04:29
FWIW: Update removed my p/w, thus making other apps incommunicado w/ Twitter. If you update, it may be necessary to reinsert p/w.