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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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Apple Releases Pro Video Updates

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Apple Releases Pro Video Updates -- Apple recently released a slew of updates to its professional video software. Final Cut Express HD 3.0.1 adds compatibility with the recently announced Power Mac G5s equipped with PCI Express graphics controllers; the update is a 948K download. For Final Cut Pro 5 users, the Final Cut Pro 5 Updates provide "improved reliability" and bring Final Cut to version 5.0.3; the updater is an 85 MB download. Apple also released Pro Applications Update 2005-02, which updates the Helium.framework and DesktopVideoOut.component used by Final Cut Studio, Apple Qmaster 2, and Final Cut Express HD 3; it's available via Software Update. Finally, Pro Application Support 3.1 improves general user interface reliability for Final Cut Studio, Soundtrack, Logic Pro, and Logic Express; separate versions for Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 are available as 6.1 MB downloads. [JLC]

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