Burn ISO Images With Built-In Burn Mac Software

You can easily burn ISO images with Mac OS X. ISO images are a common standard for distributing large software packages. Linux distributions is often delivered in this format over the Internet. An ISO image often contains the complete contents of a CD or a DVD in a single file. When you tell the burning software to burn that ISO file you are basically telling it to reconstruct the CD or DVD from the specifications in the particular ISO file.

In Mac OS X we have something called Disk Utility and this application amongst many other things can help you burn the ISO image to a CD or DVD.

Do the following:

1. Insert a blank CD or DVD

2. Start Disk Utility

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3. Find the ISO file and drag it into the left window pane, or from the file menu choose Open Disk Image and select the ISO file.
In the list of your hard-drives (volumes) you should now see your ISO file. Select the file and then press the Burn button.

Thats all, usually I cancel the verification process but you can let it run if this is the first time you are burning a CD or DVD. Just to check if everything went right.

Change The Timemachine Backup Interval

Apple doesn’t want us to change all settings in our os and the time machine backup interval is one of them. By default this backups your computer every single hour. Maybe you want to change it.

The settings are stored in a configuration file, so you can actually change the backup interval yourself editing the configuration file. But there are easier ways to do this. The free app called TimeMachineEditor will help you with it. The only thing this application does is to update the configuration file. You can schedule it to your liking. For example backup every week, or daily at night.

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This little app have never had any issues, but please double-check your backup if you use third party tools like this. Obviously Apple doesn’t support using this, and Apple may change the way Time Machine works in the future.