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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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AirPort Extreme and 802.11g gear -- Recent articles about using non-Apple gear for 802.11g wireless networking prompted readers to share their experiences with a variety of inexpensive wireless PC Cards. (5 messages)

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iBook battery problems -- The search is still on for why some iBook batteries won't charge properly under revisions to Mac OS X 10.2. In this ongoing discussion, a few readers report success getting batteries replaced, and point to other Web pages about extending battery life for Li-ion batteries. (13 messages)

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