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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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Keeping Up with the Snoops 4: When the Going Gets Weird…

It’s time once again to catch up on the flood of news coming from the intelligence community. Josh Centers takes you on a journey involving UFOs, an advice columnist for spies, an epic battle between the CIA and the Senate, and a preview of his upcoming Macworld/iWorld panel.Show full article

TidBITS Events at Macworld/iWorld 2014

Macworld/iWorld has moved from January to late March, but TidBITS staffers will still be wandering the aisles of the show and presenting on a variety of topics. Come enjoy stimulating discussions and sessions, or just flag us down to say hello! Here’s where you can find us.Show full article

Recur iPhone App Helps You Manage Repetitive Tasks

If you’re having trouble doing repetitive tasks — from watering the plants to doing your physical therapy exercises — look to the iPhone app Recur for help.Show full article

Microsoft Surface: A Tale of Two Computers

In the third of a series of articles looking at solutions for mobile workers, the St. Paul Pioneer Press’s Julio Ojeda-Zapata, a lifelong Apple fan, gave the Microsoft Surface a chance and was surprised by what he found.Show full article

FunBITS: Paprika Recipe Manager for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Want to become a better cook or maintain a healthy diet? Paprika is a fantastic kitchen solution for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17 March 2014

Notable software releases this week include Alfred 2.2, Default Folder X 4.6.4, and 1Password 4.2.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 17 March 2014

In this week’s ExtraBITS, we take a look at the startup that’s purportedly challenging Google’s search hegemony, speculate on why Apple keeps turning on Bluetooth in iOS updates, and find out why the creator of Flappy Bird pulled the plug.Show full article

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