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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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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 08-Dec-08

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BusySync 2.1.9 from BusyMac updates the iCal synchronization software with a handful of bug fixes. Issues addressed include bugs that caused alarms to multiply, calendars to become orphaned on Google Calendar, crashes in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, and problems to occur when syncing recurrence exceptions and Google Holiday calendars. ($25, free update, 2.6 MB)

Bento 2.0v3 from FileMaker, Inc. is a minor stability update to the personal database software. The new version includes fixes for several customer-reported issues, including a problem with vertical spacing between checkbox fields, a bug that caused partially downloaded email messages from IMAP clients to prevent users from opening or viewing messages in a Message List field, and an issue related to editing text boxes containing only numbers on imported templates. Additionally, issues regarding the exporting of tab-delimited files and non-ISO date formats have been repaired, and integration with AppleWorks, Numbers, and Excel has been improved. ($49 new, free update, 76 MB)

QuickTime 7.5.7 from Apple is a minor update to the media technology that resolves an issue in which standard definition purchases from the iTunes Store would not play on external displays lacking HDCP support. Apple's Mini DisplayPort, found on the new MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air, is designed to prevent HD content from being played on non-HDCP compliant displays. The update is currently available only via Software Update on the new 2008 laptops. (Free update, 70 MB)

 

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