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Archive for February, 2010

How to change Time Machine backup interval, backup manually

Time Machine, the automated backup utility built into Mac OS X, is set to run every hour by default. Is this too often for you? Find out how you can change the backup interval, plus how to initiate backups only when you trigger them manually…

How to change Time Machine backup interval, backup manually
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What is free, wired, active, and inactive system memory (RAM)?

Mac users: Have you ever wondered what all that system memory stuff in the Activity Monitor was all about? Understanding the terminology – free, wired, active, and inactive RAM – can help you decide if your Mac has enough memory. A quick…

What is free, wired, active, and inactive system memory (RAM)?
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Keyboard shortcuts for OS X’s Cmd+Tab Application Switcher

The Mac Application Switcher is that handy list of open programs that comes up when you press Command+Tab on the keyboard. Add more functionality to this feature with a few keyboard shortcuts. For folks coming from…

Keyboard shortcuts for OS X's Cmd+Tab Application Switcher
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Enable Magic Mouse momentum scrolling in Mac OS X 10.5.8

Magic Mouse owners who are still running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard have been left out in the cold. Apple only officially supports momentum scrolling in 10.6, but a simple hack can bring 10.5 users up to speed too. For those of…

Enable Magic Mouse momentum scrolling in Mac OS X 10.5.8
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