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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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Administrivia

Several people wrote to correct my inexact terminology in talking about URLs pointing at files available on the nets via FTP (and, at times in the future, Gopher or the World-Wide Web)Show full article

Dataproducts Damage

Dataproducts Damage -- Mark Anbinder writes: A number of computer industry companies were affected by last Monday's earthquake, centered near Northridge, California, just north of Los AngelesShow full article

Auto Power Conflict

Auto Power Conflict -- Pete Resnick writes: I thought I'd pass along this warning: Auto Power On/Off is violently incompatible with my MacTCP-based Network Time control panel, which synchronizes the Macintosh clock with a network time server on the InternetShow full article

Happy Birthday, Macintosh!

Today's the day, the day that the Macintosh was in some sense born. Apple introduced the Macintosh 128K on January 24th, 1984. Apple PR kindly sent me a slew of Apple propaganda about the event, including Apple's Annual Reports over the last ten yearsShow full article

Singing Macs

In honor of the Mac's 10th birthday, Jon Kleiser worked up this set of embedded speech commands (with some bits modified intentionally to sound better - hence "Mackintosh") for Apple's Speech ManagerShow full article

New Apple Technologies

Along with the PowerPC, Apple showed in its Macworld Apple Pavilion a number of upcoming future technologies that promise to add to the power and the complexity of the Macintosh experienceShow full article

Meeting Space

Tired of doing lunch? Don't want to wake up for a power breakfast? A small company called World Benders has a program for you. Called Meeting Space, the program creates a virtual conference center in which you can interact with your online colleaguesShow full article

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