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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.

 
 

Quiz Preview: Port Authority

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Quiz Preview: Port Authority -- Over the years, the Macintosh has sported a wide variety of ports for connecting peripherals and extending the computer's capabilities. But just because a port is present doesn't mean you can plug or unplug a device from it without taking certain precautions. For this week's quiz then, see if you can pick the correct answer to the question: "Into which of the following ports should never plug a device while the Macintosh is turned on?" Test your Macintosh knowledge on our home page today, and perhaps our explanation of the answers will save you a costly repair tomorrow! [ACE]

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