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.
Other articles in the series Desktop Launchers
- Peeling Out with DragStrip: Desktop Launchers, Part I of III (01 May 95)
- Square One: Desktop Launchers, Part II of III (08 May 95)
- Desktop Launchers, Part IV (22 May 95)
Tune in this week to find out more about Cyberdog, Apple's upcoming OpenDoc-based Internet client. We also have information about a few deals: a way to get Informed Designer for free and a rebate offer for the Newton MessagePad 120. MailBITS and articles about Apple's first quad-speed CD-ROM drive, Now Software taking over DateBook and TouchBase, a Windows version of Timbuktu Pro, and part III of Tonya's desktop launcher series round out the issue.
Apple CD600 Quad-Speed CD-ROM -- In mid-April, Apple announced plans to make their first quad-speed CD-ROM drives available to customers in May at about the same price they currently charge for their double-speed CD-ROM drives ($350 to $450)Show full article
Newton News -- Thinking about buying a Newton? If so, you'll want to note that between now and through the last day in July, Apple is offering a $50 rebate on the purchase of a MessagePad 120Show full article
Conflict Catcher 3 Conflict -- Nathan Ainspan writes: There is one problem with Conflict Catcher 3 that has been recognized and corrected. People with Open Sesame from Charles River Analytics will find that CC3 will conflict with this application and cause the computer to either hang or crashShow full article
Get Informed -- If you've ever wanted to try Shana Corporation's $295 Informed Designer, a application for designing forms, now's your chance to pick up the package at a minimal costShow full article
More PIMs, Now -- Late last month, Adobe and Now Software announced that Now Software would take over the development, marketing, and support of Adobe's DateBook (for both Mac and Windows) and TouchBase personal information managersShow full article
Macs Control Windows -- Last week Farallon announced Timbuktu Pro for Windows, a program that enables collaboration between Windows and Macintosh users over local networks or over the InternetShow full article
Two of the more important products revealed at last week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), OpenDoc and Cyberdog, may find themselves among the most important products in Apple's near future. OpenDoc (see TidBITS-256) is a next-generation model of software that uses small, reusable components that can be combined in different ways to create the equivalent of today's programs (although that's not to say that OpenDoc parts can't be combined in unique ways)Show full article
Welcome yet another installment of our series about desktop launchers. Parts I and II covered DragStrip and Square One, two commercial desktop launchersShow full article