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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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Richard Kane

 
 

View iCloud Photo Stream Photos on Your Mac with MyPhotostream

If you want to view photos that are saved to iCloud’s My Photo Stream feature on your Mac, you need to do it in iPhoto or Aperture — two Apple applications that are scheduled to be retired. MyPhotostream is a new alternative that intentionally does just one thing: displays your My Photo Stream photos in a simple environment.

 
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TidBITS Delivery Restarted for iCloud, Yahoo, and AOL Subscribers

CrashPlan 3.6.4

ReadKit 2.4.2

iCloud Drive Is Not a Dropbox Replacement

Comcast Email Delivery Restarted for TidBITS Subscribers

Fetch 5.7.4

Sandvox 2.9.1

Welcome Wi-Fi Changes under Yosemite’s Hood

Moving to iCloud Drive

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>
 

Transmit for iOS 8 Provides File Transfer Everywhere

OS X Server 3.2.1

Sandvox 2.9

Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.3, Nicecast 1.11.3, and Airfoil 4.8.9

Safari 6.2 and 7.1

BusyCal 2.6

TunnelBear 2.4.2

Apple Releases New iCloud Storage Plans

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 14: Server Maintenance

Chapter 14 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

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