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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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Apple Speeds Up MacBook Pro Models

Apple Speeds Up MacBook Pro Models -- On the same day that Apple released the MacBook (see our coverage in this issue), the company shuffled the configurations on the MacBook Pro laptopsShow full article

Parallels Issues Release Candidate of Virtual Machine

Parallels Issues Release Candidate of Virtual Machine -- Parallels Desktop, a virtual machine environment for Mac OS X that runs operating systems that require an Intel processor (such as Microsoft Windows XP) has reached the release candidate stage, a point where all bugs should be fixed or classified as not worth fixingShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: DoorStop X Security Suite Winners

DealBITS Drawing: DoorStop X Security Suite Winners -- Congratulations to Bob Dain of mac.com, Charles Kinney of earthlink.net, and Steve B of macrepair.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of Open Door Networks' DoorStop X Security SuiteShow full article

MacBook Fills Out Laptop Line

Since Apple's January introduction of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the unspoken (well, maybe a little spoken) assumption has been that a MacBook without the "Pro" was on the wayShow full article

Creative Hits Apple With iPod Patent Suit

Creative Labs, the company that has been struggling in the digital music player market longer than Apple has been making iPods, announced it has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple Computer over the interface to its iPod and iPod nano music players. Creative claims Apple's products infringe on its "Zen" patent (U.SShow full article

Final Cut Express HD 3.5 Goes Universal

Apple released Final Cut Express HD 3.5 last week, an update that brings Intel compatibility and a few welcome improvements to the company's intermediate video editorShow full article

Apple Reminds Us of Trusting, Verifying

Apple's security team recently sent email to their security announcement list that they had updated their PGP public key. While this seems like an obscure or even unimportant announcement, it's worth looking at for two reasonsShow full article

Take Control News/22-May-06

Ultimate Guide to Fonts in Mac OS X Now Available -- Wrangling fonts in Mac OS X can be difficult. What with six different types of fonts - some of which can contains thousands of characters - and more than six possible locations for font storage, it's tough to stay organized and work efficiently, and it's maddening when something goes wrong with your fonts and eats an entire afternoon. We know all about how hard it can be, both from hair-pulling experience and because we've now spent over nine months writing, testing, and polishing a pair of ebooks about how to take control of fonts in Mac OS XShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/22-May-06

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster. Garmin StreetPilot 2720 -- Adam's review of this GPS device prompts readers to share their own experiences with similar devices, plus news that Garmin is working on a Mac version of their softwareShow full article

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