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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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Beware Facebook Phishing Attack!

If you get a Facebook message from a friend suggesting that you visit fbaction.net or fbstarter.com, delete it, since it's a phishing attack that's trying to capture your login credentials.Show full article

"Take Control of iWeb '09" Helps Make Better Web Sites

For anyone using iWeb '09 and looking for assistance beyond Apple's minimal help, check out Steve Sande's "Take Control of iWeb '09," which provides book-length documentation on working creatively and effectively in iWeb '09.Show full article

How to Share Full-Quality Photos via iPhoto

When you send a photo via email from iPhoto, you get to choose a size for the email attachment. But what does "Actual Size (Full Quality)" really mean? A hint: "full quality" isn't quite right, and iPhoto's other built-in methods of publishing photos to the Web won't help you share a full-quality photo with a friend.Show full article

Achieving Email Bliss with IMAP, Gmail, and Apple Mail

IMAP, Gmail, and Apple Mail can be a powerful combination, but all have certain idiosyncrasies that can test your patience. Joe Kissell offers an in-depth exploration of the three technologies and how to use them together optimally.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 04-May-09

Notable software releases this week include ConceptDraw Pro NetDiagrammer Plug-in, Firefox 3.0.10, Snapz Pro X 2.1.5, The Missing Sync for iPhone 2.0, Labels & Addresses 1.3, PageSender 4.5, MacGourmet Deluxe 1.2, and MacTuneUp 3.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 04-May-09

Read on for a collection of links to the most interesting articles and resources that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 04-May-09

This week's discussions are a nice mix of technical, social, and geographic topics. Readers have questions about permissions errors that keep cropping up, using the data features of iPhone and BlackBerry devices, a persistent Finder under Tiger, the feasibility of ReactOS, using Apple Mail with Gmail and IMAP, and removing old email addresses in Mail. On the social front, readers talk about TidBITS turning 19 and how technology has changed and the dangers of leaving GPS devices in cars as tempting targets for thieves. Lastly, a reader from Australia looks to take his iPhone out of the country, but isn't sure about what that means for data roaming costs and coverage.Show full article

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