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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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Security Update 2014-001 (Mountain Lion and Lion)

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Along with OS X 10.9.2 (see “10.9.2 Fixes Critical SSL Security Bug, Adds FaceTime Audio,” 25 February 2014), Apple has released Security Update 2014-001 with security fixes for those still using OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, and 10.7 Lion Server. Alas, it seems that people running 10.6 Snow Leopard are now out in the cold, since this is the first security update to drop Snow Leopard-specific fixes. Security Update 2014-001 doesn’t need to address the recently discovered SSL/TLS security vulnerability (see “Apple Updates iOS and Apple TV to Fix Critical SSL Security Bug,” 24 February 2014) because it doesn’t affect versions of Mac OS X prior to 10.9. But the fixes it provides are still significant, addressing vulnerabilities in app sandboxing, font handling, image display, Nvidia drivers, Quick Look, QuickTime, and the system clock, along with the Apache Web server and PHP scripting language. (All updates are free. For 10.8 Mountain Lion, 115.8 MB; for 10.7 Lion, 123.4 MB; for 10.7 Lion Server, 173.6 MB.)


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Comments about Security Update 2014-001 (Mountain Lion and Lion)
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mark_paul  2014-03-03 19:46
I'm running 10.6.8 on a 2.66 GHz MacBook Pro with 4 GB of RAM.
Not being able to upgrade with the Security Upgrade concerns me, but I don't want an OS that overwhelms my CPU.
Which OS is best suited for my machine?
TRACY YOUNG  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2014-03-07 09:55
This security update seems to be a problem. Lots of people reporting failure to install. I could install on MBP running 8.5 but not Mac Mini server running same.