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Copy Disk Image as Folder

When you open a .dmg file, a disk image is mounted. You are then generally supposed to copy the contents of that disk image to your hard drive (to your Desktop, your Applications folder, or wherever). But what if you want to copy the whole disk image, including all its contents, as a folder? Hold the Option key, and drag the "proxy icon" in the title bar of the disk image window to the destination in the Finder.

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Address Book utilities -- After using the old Address Book 4.2.6 under Mac OS 9, a reader is looking for something similar that will run under Mac OS X. (2 messages)

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Other options for playing MP3s in your car -- The iPod's popularity has sparked many new solutions for playing music in the car, including in-dash receivers that include AUX inputs on the front. (4 messages)

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Campaign to make iPods greener -- A conservation group is trying to get the word out that the materials that go into an iPod could be created in a more environmentally friendly manner (although Apple has a strong environmental stance). But this begs the question: why single out iPods, when flashlight batteries and other disposables are similarly harmful? (7 messages)

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DVD Jon vs Apple -- An article about one developer's ongoing efforts to circumvent Apple's digital rights management (DRM) scheme for iTunes prompts discussion of DRM and free markets. (4 messages)

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How Might Smart Folders Change the Way We Work? Could the Smart Folder feature in the upcoming Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger be a revolution in how people interact with their Macs and their data? (4 messages)

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