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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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GiftBITS/14-Dec-99

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Welcome to our 1999 Holiday Gift Issue, which is full of great gift ideas from TidBITS readers. Although most are related to the Macintosh, we've found Mac users to be a broad-minded community, so we were happy to include ideas that fell somewhat outside our standard focus. At the end of the issue, we've included a few ideas that will help support TidBITS, and in the process, give us a chance to thank those who have already done so.

Finally, best wishes for a happy holiday season and an uneventful start to the new year from the TidBITS staff: Adam Engst, Tonya Engst (still mostly on an extended maternity leave), Geoff Duncan, Jeff Carlson, Matt Neuburg, and Mark Anbinder. Here's hoping all the Y2K fuss was for naught!

 

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