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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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DealBITS Drawing: MaxProtect II from MaxUpgrades

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Many different companies produce laptop cases in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and designs. If you're interested in an impact-resistant briefcase for Apple's three PowerBook models, check out the new MaxProtect II from MaxUpgrades. Why only the PowerBook models? The MaxProtect II achieves some of its protection by providing a form-fitting, cushioned velvet interior that eliminates internal motion in the event of a impact and offers protection against scratches (though you won't carry much more than the PowerBook in it for the same reason). It's covered in synthetic leather, has both internal and external cushioning, and is lightweight (1.9 to 3 pounds, or .86 to 1.4 kg, depending on size). Plus, you could make a real fashion statement by wearing a dark suit and sunglasses and chaining it to your wrist.

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In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win your choice of the three sizes of MaxProtect II cases, worth $49, $59, or $69, depending on size. Entrants who aren't our lucky winner will receive a discount, so if you're looking for a new rigid PowerBook case, be sure to enter at the DealBITS page linked below. All information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. Be careful with your spam filters, since you must be able to receive email from my address to learn if you've won. Remember too, that if someone you refer to this drawing wins, you'll receive the same prize to reward you for spreading the word.

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