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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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Apple Previews Final Cut Pro X: New, Faster, and Cheaper

Apple previewed Final Cut Pro X at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, showing off new features and promising a $299 price through the Mac App Store for when it ships in June.Show full article

Break in the SSL Chain of Trust Prompts Security Updates

A security breach at digital certificate provider Comodo has resulted in emergency updates for all operating systems and Web browsers, including Mac OS X, iOS, and Safari. Learn why digital certificates are so important, but also so problematic.Show full article

Zen and the Art of Gmail, Part 4: Mailplane

After spending more than 16 years using Eudora for email, Adam has switched, perhaps unexpectedly, to Gmail. Although he likes Gmail’s Web interface, since that’s where most of the innovation lies, he uses Mailplane to enhance the experience on the Mac.Show full article

Mailplane 2.3.1 Adds Support for Boomerang for Gmail

The latest minor update to the Gmail client Mailplane adds support for the Boomerang plug-in and service that provides scheduled message delivery and automatic followup reminders if you don’t hear back from a correspondent.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18 April 2011

Notable software releases this week include Adobe Flash Player 10.2.159.1, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 SP1 (14.1), PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.2.4, and PopChar X 5.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 18 April 2011

With Adam away in Denver and Boulder this week, we have only two brief bits to extend your Internet browsing: Jeff Carlson talking with Chuck Joiner about the media-related aspects of iOS 4.3 on MacVoices and an Ars Technica article about how Apple is being sued for its slow response to inadvertent in-app purchases by children.Show full article

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