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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.

 

 

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The Sparrow in the Coal Mine

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iOS app developer David Barnard of App Cubby has an interesting look at the likely sales numbers behind the Sparrow email client that suggest that too-low prices in the App Store mean that it’s now extremely difficult to earn the necessary amounts of money to fund ongoing development. The better approach? Sell your company (see “Sparrow Bought by Google,” 21 July 2012).favicon follow link

 

Comments about The Sparrow in the Coal Mine

Eolake Stobblehouse   2012-08-03 18:18
Yes, I blogged about this over a year ago. When reviewers talk about a $5 app as being “expensive”, something has gone off track!

I wonder if Apple engineered that, and if so, if they knew what they were doing.