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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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Poll Preview: Running for Office?

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Poll Preview: Running for Office? Microsoft has begun rolling out Office 2001 - the latest versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, its flagship business productivity applications for the Macintosh. In this issue, TidBITS Contributing Editor Matt Neuburg reviews Entourage, Office 2001's new email and personal information manager, but we thought we'd ask: Do you plan to buy or upgrade to Microsoft Office 2001, and, if so, why? Are you attracted by new features, fixes, or improvements? Do you have to upgrade because your company or organization is standardized on Microsoft Office? Do you not plan to upgrade at all? Vote today on the TidBITS home page! [GD]

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>