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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/26-Sep-05

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Backup 3.0 Observations -- Readers look at what's new in Backup 3.0, and evaluate whether it's mature enough to replace more expensive applications such as Retrospect. (3 messages)

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StuffIt 10 -- Following Allume's release of StuffIt 10, a reader explains why he's not eager to upgrade. (1 message)

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Small/old cross-platform backup solution -- Repurposing older Apple hardware, a reader looks for advice on how to integrate a Windows XP machine into his backup system. (5 messages)

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Car options for iPod -- Several methods are available to play music from an iPod through a car's audio system, but which ones are recommended from tried-and-true experience? (14 messages)

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Classic in Panther vs Tiger (and HyperCard) -- After experiencing lots of bugs while running in Classic under Mac OS X 10.4, a reader wonders if it's possible to downgrade Classic by itself, or if a full operating system downgrade is required. (6 messages)

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How "free" is Opera? News that the Opera Web browser is now available without having to pay a license brings up the topic of how the company is able to turn a profit. (4 messages)

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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>