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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.

 
 

Collateral Spammage 2002 Poll Results

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Collateral Spammage 2002 Poll Results - Last week, we asked readers how many spam email messages they receive per week at all their email addresses. Although we never claim TidBITS polls are scientific, the results are unfortunately not surprising. Approximately 31 percent of respondents said they received more than 100 spam messages per week, and about 27 percent reported receiving 20 or fewer spam messages per week - that means about 42 percent of respondents reported getting between 21 and 100 spam messages per week.

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tbpoll=76>

Needless to say, the results indicate people are getting more spam than ever. When we conducted a similar poll in May of 2000, only seven percent reported receiving more than 71 spam messages per week, while a whopping 40 percent reported receiving 10 or fewer spam messages a week. Claims that the spam problem on the Internet has increased tenfold in the last couple of years may not be far off base. [GD]

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tbpoll=39>

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>