A Fix for Mac OSX Archiver Hanging Up - Mountain Lion 10.8.2

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The Mac Archiver is Apple's built in archive utility that handles  ZIP archives.  Recently, when I tried to decompress a downloaded ZIP file the Mac Archiver started up and then became         unresponsive.  I found the following solution corrects the problem -

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Back to School - Notepad and Audio Recorder for Mac

 Free or inexpensive software can make taking notes during class lectures more effective.  They accomplish this by recording the lecture as you take notes.  Later, by placing your cursor anywhere in the document, you can play the audio recorded at the time that note was taken.   

These programs make it possible to add notes that were missed during a fast moving lecture and remove the pressure of constant note taking when you just want to focus on what's being said.  When reviewing your lecture notes, if something isn't clear, you can play the audio from that point in the lecture.

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How To Transfer Mac Mail Junk Training Data to another Mac

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Back Up or Copy Your Mac OS X Mail Junk Mail Training Data

 

Like most modern email clients, Mac Mail includes a junk mail filter that can be trained for more accurate filtering.  By clicking on a JUNK or NOT JUNK button the system "learns" what emails to move to your Junk folder, and which ones are legitimate.  This is sometimes referred to as separating the SPAM from the HAM.

 

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Defending Privacy at the U.S. Border: A Guide for Travelers Carrying Digital Devices

 

"Our lives are on our laptops – family photos, medical documents, banking information, details about what websites we visit, and so much more. Thanks to protections enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, the government generally can’t snoop through your laptop for no reason. But those privacy protections don’t safeguard travelers at the U.S. border, where the U.S. government can take an electronic device, search through all the files, and keep it for a while for further scrutiny – without any suspicion of wrongdoing whatsoever."

The EFF has an excellent article by Seth Schoen, Marcia Hofmannand Rowan Reynolds online here or you can download the PDF.

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