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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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Richard Kane

 
 

iWeb 1.1.1 Improves Comments, Searching, Publishing

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iWeb 1.1.1 Improves Comments, Searching, Publishing -- Apple released iWeb 1.1.1 last week, noting that the update "refines comment and search support for blogs and podcasts published to .Mac," two features that were recently introduced in iWeb 1.1. The update also fixes problems related to publishing Web sites to .Mac. The iWeb 1.1.1 updater weighs in at a hefty 88.8 MB as a stand-alone download (it's also available via Software Update), but also includes the changes made in the 1.0.1 and 1.1 updates. [JLC]

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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>