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A 7-post collection

What I Learned about Time Machine backups from timedog

I love Time Machine. For years and years backups were something I was supposed to do, but never found the time to do. Backups were difficult, you had to purchase backup software, find a drive, set them up, and then either manually execute your backup (which is what I did for years) or figure out how to automate them. Enter Time Machine With the launch of Mac OS X 10.5 (“Leopard”), Apple included this brand new Backup system. But, this article isn’t about Time Machine. Perhaps I’ll do one of those at some point. This article is about what I just learned about TIme Machine. I’m backing up a lot of stuff I shouldn’t be…...

OSX Hints and Tips

There are many ways to customize your OSX environment to suit your personal tastes. However, not every preference you want to change can be modified using System Preferences or Application Preferences. Often, settings are deemed too obscure for everyday users and relegated to complex keystrokes or hidden system settings. This is my guide to a number of these that can make your life a little easier, or your experience a little better. OSX Keystroke Shortcuts I’ll start with a series of keystrokes that are available in different contexts while you use your Macintosh. These are not your normal keystrokes that are self-documented underneath application menus, these are hidden gems you’ll want to become familiar with: Start-up Keystrokes (hold...