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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/23-June-08

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Interesting Australian twist to iPhone 3G -- Cellular providers in Australia offer networks in several bands, but the 900 MHz networks being built in rural areas can't take advantage of the iPhone 3G's top data speeds. (5 messages)

Quicken 2007 and Internet banking - Help! The capability to download transactions directly from within Quicken 2007 is broken for some readers, but a workaround is possible. (4 messages)

Name: "Snow Leopard" -- If Apple keeps the name Snow Leopard for its next major operating system release, will buyers be confused? (19 messages)

What to do with G3 233 MHz Blue & White PowerPC -- Is it futile to install Mac OS X on a 9-year-old Mac? At what point is an old machine actually unusable? (19 messages)

iPhone 3G GPS Details, Power Adapter, and Industrial Design -- The iPhone 3G's power adapter is miniscule, but are its fixed prongs a mistake? It might just be small enough that the prongs don't clutter one's bag. (2 messages)

Palm Centro is an ex-Parrot -- Mark H. Anbinder's look at the Palm Centro makes some readers wonder if Palm is just delaying its end. (3 messages)

Entourage - whither tending? -- How will Apple's new push synchronization technology in MobileMe affect Microsoft Entourage (if at all)? (1 message)

Domain of frivolity -- Apple's purchase of the domain for the MobileMe service leads a reader to snatch up clever email addresses. (8 messages)

Recent Items scrubber? Following our coverage of Service Scrubber, a reader wonders if it's possible to clean up the Recent Items menu in Mac OS X. (2 messages)

Snow Leopard -- Talk of the next version of Mac OS X and it multi-processor focus brings up questions of how many processor cores we're likely to see in the near future (and whether you'll need a plumber to install the water cooling system). (3 messages)

Whither My Dream App? The My Dream App contest pitted developers to come up with a great program, but what's happened since? Will the Cookbook application remain vaporware? (1 message)

Choosing a system and software for an old G4 -- Macs have incredibly long useful lives, but you can't assume the latest version of the Mac OS will run on them. Readers discuss upgrading old machines, including reasons for keeping a Mac running Mac OS 9 around. (7 messages)


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