Extract Directly from Time Machine
Normally you use Time Machine to restore lost data in a file like this: within the Time Machine interface, you go back to the time the file was not yet messed up, and you restore it to replace the file you have now.
You can also elect to keep both, but the restored file takes the name and place of the current one. So, if you have made changes since the backup took place that you would like to keep, they are lost, or you have to mess around a bit to merge changes, rename files, and trash the unwanted one.
As an alternative, you can browse the Time Machine backup volume directly in the Finder like any normal disk, navigate through the chronological backup hierarchy, and find the file which contains the lost content.
Once you've found it, you can open it and the current version of the file side-by-side, and copy information from Time Machine's version of the file into the current one, without losing any content you put in it since the backup was made.
If you’re worrying about what will happen to your photos in MobileMe Gallery come June 2012, there’s a new migration option — to the photo sharing site ZangZing that Adam has been using heavily. Also this week, Matt Neuburg explains Appalicious’s morphing into Appcuity in time for finding Mac App Store deals during the holiday shopping season, and Glenn Fleishman looks at how Amazon’s Kindle Fire provides a more coherent interface for finding and playing purchased media than Apple’s iOS apps. Finally, Adam explains how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 is teaching children to lie about their ages online, often with the help of their parents. Notable software releases this week include Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.2 and Nisus Writer Express 3.4.1, VMware Fusion 4.1.1, SpamSieve 2.8.8, and MacBook Pro Video Update 1.0 (Snow Leopard).
Worried about what will happen to your MobileMe Gallery albums when Apple turns off MobileMe? You can now migrate all those photos to the photo sharing site ZangZing with a simple process.Show full article
Glenn Fleishman recently wrote a pair of articles for Macworld about FileVault 2, Lion’s new encryption technology, covering how it works and how it allows Find My Mac tracking even when not logged in.Show full article
There’s more than a name change — from Appalicious to Appcuity — in store for users of ProVUE’s Mac App Store tamer.Show full article
The Kindle Fire, Amazon’s solid entry in the tablet wars, doesn’t compete directly with the iPad. Even so, its simple approach in organizing purchased and loaded media trumps figuring out what media is available — and where it’s stored — in iOS.Show full article
Children are getting online at ever-younger ages these days, sometimes with sites like Facebook, and sometimes for school requirements. But did you know that many major online services, including those from Google, Apple, and Facebook, don’t allow children under 13 to join at all, thanks to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act? The end result is that parents are being forced to teach their children to lie online.Show full article
Notable software releases this week include Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.2 and Nisus Writer Express 3.4.1, VMware Fusion 4.1.1, SpamSieve 2.8.8, and MacBook Pro Video Update 1.0 (Snow Leopard).Show full article
If you have some podcast-listening time, you can queue up a couple of Adam’s recent appearances, and for quiet time reading, we link to an academic paper talking about the cost of patent trolls and a Macworld article explaining what the iTunes Match status messages mean.Show full article