time machine

  • An AppleScript trick turns any NAS device into a Time Machine drive

    You can turn any network attached storage device into a Time Machine back-up drive with one simple step. Simply download this app package and drag your drive onto it. The script adds the drive as a Time Machine capable device and then you can simply add it under Time Machine System Preferences. Read More

  • How to enable Time Machine backups to a Windows Home Server

    Well, the one big advantage HP had in the Windows Home Server game maybe about to disappear. Someone has found a relatively easy way to enable remote Time Machine backup to a WHS. It’s probably only a matter of time before a rough GUI version appear followed up shortly later by a well-polished solution. Read More

  • LaCie intros the Big Disk & d2 Network NAS (both are Time Machine compatable)

    LaCie has a rather nice selection of NAS units to choose from, but the latest should get some attention from Mac users. Both the Big Disk Network (left) and the d2 Network (right) sport the classic LaCie design, which is obviously inspired by H.A.L 9000, and are compatible with Apple’s Time Machine. Read More

  • Time Machine Radio: Enter the past

    The Time Machine Radio lets you go back in time and listen to those old songs which will bring up happy memories. You set the knob to the year you want to listen music from and the radio will start to play the stuff you like. Read More

  • Time Machine Scheduler: Stop with the freaking backups at 9am already

    Every morning I wake up to the sound of my backup drive churning away like a damn chop saw and I suffer a huge performance hit for the first few hours of my day. No longer, thankfully, because a little Googling found this handly little app allows you to schedule the backups at a sane interval. I’ve just set mine up to hit at 1am, noon, and 8pm and I’m sure it will be OK. Read More

  • Apple fixes Rush Limbaugh's Mac problem

    [photopress:rushmacfixed_1.jpg,full,right] Rush Limbaugh’s on-air plea for Steve Jobs’ help worked. The conservative radio talk show host recently broadcast the problems he was having with the way Mail.app archived—or, here, didn’t archive—his e-mail. Following the plea for help, an Apple engineer helped him sort out the problem. The engineer deleted a null folder… Read More

  • Rush Limbaugh wants Apple to fix several Leopard bugs

    [photopress:rushmac.jpg,full,right] Rush Limbaugh needs your help, Apple. He can’t get Back to My Mac or Time Machine to work properly. The radio talk show host spent some time on his show recently pleading with Apple to fix certain problems introduced with Leopard. For one, Time Machine, the automated backup app, doesn’t work with Limbaugh’s Mail.app. (Limbaugh says he… Read More

  • CrunchTip: Make your Time Machine back-up drive bootable!

    [photopress:time.gif,full,center]Time Machine is, of course, the automated back-up feature of Leopard, the latest version of OS X. Mac OS X Hints has a pretty good tip on how to make your back-up drive bootable, and it’s something I thought I should share. Just use Disk Utility to do a restore on a blank drive, one you plan to use for Time Machine. When done, you can boot off of it… Read More

  • Why Apple's Time Capsule is good but Time Machine is still weak


    I’ve never liked the idea of Time Machine – I back up the things that are important to me on my own schedule, and I know where it all is and how it works. Time Machine strikes me as a black box that utilizes my CPU and hard drive in a mysterious and inefficient way. Furthermore, laptops are basically left out of the party. Time Capsule is a great solution and while I still… Read More

  • Iomega MiniMax and UltraMax work with Leopard's Time Machine right out of the box

    Iomega’s newest MiniMax and UltraMax hard drives were designed with Leopard in mind. Both drives come preformated with HFS+, the file system used by Leopard (and previous version of OS X). So if you ever wanted to use the Time Machine system backup feature, literally all you’d have to do is plug the drive in and click “use drive for Time Machine,” no converting from… Read More