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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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Accelerometer quirks -- A message about holding the iPhone wrong looks like something added by a game developer, not the iPhone operating system. (2 messages)

Mail PDF in print dialog -- Readers discover how to make the Mail PDF command in the Print dialog use Entourage instead of Apple Mail. (5 messages)

Backups self-destruct? A reader's backup hard disk suddenly appears unformatted, but the data is most likely still there - just temporarily untouchable. (3 messages)

Google Maps Adds Walking Directions -- A few other mapping utilities include walking or other directions (such as public transportation). (2 messages)

Phishing susceptibility -- Following a Consumer Reports article recommending against using Safari for Web browsing, readers discuss how big a threat phishing is for Mac users. (6 messages)


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