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Mac OS X Zip Expanding Utility

Firefox (and possibly other applications) may ask you what you want to do with .zip archives that you download from the Internet. If you want to expand them with Mac OS X (rather than StuffIt Expander), you may be unsure of which application actually does the job. You're looking for Archive Utility (in Leopard and later) or BOMArchiveHelper (in Tiger). In either case, the application is stored in Hard Drive/System/Library/Core Services/. Don't move it from there, though, or you'll confuse matters.

 
 

Take Control of Yosemite Upgrades, New Features, and Sharing

On the same day Apple released OS X 10.10 Yosemite, we published three Take Control books to help readers upgrade successfully, get the most out Yosemite’s new features, and learn how to share nearly anything in nearly every imaginable situation.

 
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FunBITS: Pedometer++ Tracks Your Steps on the Cheap

Welcome Wi-Fi Changes under Yosemite’s Hood

How to Use Apple Pay

How Spotlight Suggestions Handles Privacy

Apple Posts Record Profits for Q4 2014

Examining iTunes 12’s New Interface

 

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OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8.1, and Apple Pay Have Arrived

iBooks Author Gains New Import Options

iWork Updated for Yosemite and iCloud Drive

Apple Launches iMac with Retina Display, Refreshes Mac mini

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Expand the Line

Moving to iCloud Drive

Transmit for iOS 8 Provides File Transfer Everywhere

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>