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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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Solving Google Docs Sharing Frustrations

There’s little more annoying than having someone share a document in Google Docs with an email address other than the one you normally use for Google Docs. Depending on the specifics, you may be able to avoid the problem by associating alternative email addresses with your Google account. Show full article

Chapter 9 of “Take Control of Apple TV” Available

The Apple TV isn’t just for entertainment, as Josh Centers shows in the “Present with Apple TV” chapter of “Take Control of Apple TV.” It makes an AirPlay connection to a projector when you want to project from Keynote, demo an iOS app, or even put a virtual guest on the big screen.Show full article

CES 2014: The Pepcom Experience, When Monkeys Fly

Jeff Porten visits the Mirage and sees visions of 3D iPhones, laser sights, and revamped gizmos from decades past. Show full article

CES 2014: ShowStoppers Continues the Robot Armageddon

Jeff Porten makes it to a third CES side event, but he’s seriously considering getting a telepresence robot to replace him. Show full article

Google+ Integration with Gmail Requires Privacy Consideration

Google has made it possible for Gmail users to send email to Google+ users in their circles, even without knowing the recipient’s email address. Adam Engst suggests that while this feature — which is easily turned off — isn’t as big a concern as the OMG crowd would like to believe, more subtle aspects of it are troubling.Show full article

Choosing Hardware and Software for Podcast Recording

Josh Centers has invested significantly in his podcast recording arsenal in the past year. Here’s what he’s currently using to maximize audio quality.Show full article

FunBITS: You Are Your Own Gym

Sidelined from running by heel pain, Adam Engst turns to the “You Are Your Own Gym” book for bodyweight exercises, but finds that the book’s app does a better job of presenting the material.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 13 January 2013

Notable software releases this week include Default Folder X 4.6.2, Dropbox 2.6.2, and 1Password 4.1.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 13 January 2014

This week in ExtraBITS, Josh Centers and Kirk McElhearn discussed the Consumer Electronics Show on The Tech Night Owl Live, we learned why some iOS apps cost $999.99, T-Mobile announced that it would start paying early termination fees for switchers, and AT&T launched sponsored data. We also got inside looks at the real business of CES and Mac game development, along with a detailed profile of Apple’s new retail chief, Angela Ahrendts. Lastly, Glenn Fleishman makes the case for why print books shouldn’t be replaced by ebooks in libraries.Show full article

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