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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.

 
 

Dropbox 1.1.40

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Online storage service Dropbox has updated its eponymous client software to Dropbox 1.1.40, bringing back to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion status badges on Dropbox-managed files and folders so you can tell whether or not they’re updated. It also fixes a rare problem where certain Mac OS X machines wouldn’t upload files automatically. In theory, Dropbox is supposed to update itself, but it often doesn’t, in our experience, so it’s worth getting this update manually if you’re using Lion. (Free, 17.6 MB)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
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Comments about Dropbox 1.1.40
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Alan Forkosh  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2011-08-19 20:13
Is the latest version really on the website? The version of Dropbox on my Lion-updated Macs is 1.2.27 with a modification date of 8/17/2011 (2 days ago).
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-08-19 20:15
The 1.2 branch is only for testing, from what I can tell from their Web site. 1.1.40 is now the latest stable build.
M. Perry  2011-08-22 16:27
Yeah, it can take a long time for DropBox to auto-update. I'm still at 1.1.35. I wish they'd give us an Update Now option.