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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.

 
 

The Newton envious

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The Newton envious may want to check out a current offer from several mail-order sources (including MacConnection and MacMall) for a Newton MessagePad 100 complete with Power Organizer Pack (fax modem and some software) for $199, hundreds less than the current price for a MessagePad 110. The 100 has the updated ROM (with better handwriting recognition) of its more expensive cousin, but has less RAM. Buyers should ask specifically for the MessagePad 100 with fax modem and software; apparently some buyers who weren't specific received just the MessagePad, which doesn't have the current ROM. [MHA]

 

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