New Apple feature sends users back in time

by admin August 8, 2006 at 9:06 am

Much like Michael J. Fox’s Delorean in “Back to the Future,” the next version of Apple Computer’s Mac OS X operating system will come with a feature that lets users travel back in time.

This time, however, the goal is to prevent the universe from collapsing because the file with the big sales presentation has disappeared, or the picture of the family reunion was lost to a faulty hard drive.

No plutonium is necessary to use Apple’s Time Machine software, but an extra hard drive is required.

Time Machine will let Apple users running Leopard search for the last time they saved a document, picture or any other file on their Mac, said Apple’s Scott Forstall, vice president of platform experience, as he introduced the backup feature at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.

Only around a quarter of all Mac users back up their files, and just 4 percent do so automatically, Forstall said. Time Machine will make it easy for Mac users to set up automatic backups and restore the file they desperately need, he said.

Full article: CNET