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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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 16-Mar-09

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Answers to Questions about Updated Apple Base Stations -- Is the capability to determine the best wireless network a feature exclusive to Apple's newest AirPort Extreme, or can other dual-band routers do the same? (2 messages)


Hands on with a Dual Network AirPort Extreme Base Station -- Apple's wireless gear has the capability to prioritize types of incoming data, but the feature isn't implemented. (4 messages)


iPhone apps -- A reader can't view search results in iTunes for the App Store. (3 messages)


Memory stick problem -- A driver bug is likely to blame for a crash when copying large files to a memory stick. (2 messages)


Recycling Floppies -- What's the best way to dispose of old unused floppy disks, and the cases they're stored in? (3 messages)


3rd Generation iPod shuffle Shrinks, Gets Mouthy -- Readers discuss the new controller-embedded headphones that come with the iPod shuffle, and whether other headphones can be used instead (namely, ones that don't fall out of your ears when running). (8 messages)


MailForge vs. Eudora -- With MailForge apparently nearing release status, how will it compare to the venerable Eudora? (5 messages)


Macs for elderly neighbors -- What Macs are good models to recommend to elderly neighbors who haven't used computers in years? (6 messages)


Mac Pro Pricing -- Readers look at the pricing of various configuration options for the new Mac Pro. (2 messages)


Spam -- After a spammer penetrated the TidBITS defenses (curses!), the question of what to do about unsolicited email is raised again. (15 messages)

 

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