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What is a tar.gz File, and How Do I Open It?

A tar file, often called a tarball, is a collection of files wrapped up in one single file for easy storage. Rather than keep track of a whole folder of files, you only need to keep track of one. Tar files are often compres...

What is a DMG File (And How Do I Use One)?

DMG files are containers for apps in macOS. You open them, drag the app to your Applications folder, and then eject them, saving you the hassle of the dreaded “Install Wizard” of most Windows apps. So if all they ...

How to Recover Deleted Files on Your Mac

Nearly everyone has accidentally deleted a file before. Whether it’s family pictures or important documents, all files are just data on your hard drive, and that data doesn’t exactly go away after you delete it. T...

Getting Started with Garageband on OS X

Apple’s prepackaged tool for audio editing and song writing isn’t hard to operate, even with minimal experience with music composition. Garageband is surprisingly powerful for being so lightweight, and can be used...

8 Essential Plugins for any Bukkit Server

Running a vanilla Minecraft server is fun, but the real advantage to using Bukkit is the ability to install plugins to change gameplay. Bukkit plugins can do anything from protecting your world and managing large servers to a...
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