Mac Software Review: BetterZip 1.7 BetterZip Mac shareware
Mac software review

The Zip format has been around for quite some time even in the Mac community. It was never a popular archive format until 3 or 4 years ago. Those days, people were still using either disk image (.dmg) or StuffIt (.sit) more than Zip (.zip)

Some people still use StuffIt to pack a group of files. How do they pack files in the sit format? They use Smith Micro Software’s StuffIt Deluxe.

There are a few useful features that have made StuffIt Deluxe unique. No. 1, StuffIt Deluxe lets users split large archive files into parts. No. 2, StuffIt Deluxe allows users to preview files packed in archives before they unpack them. No. 3, StuffIt Deluxe allows users to password-protect archive files.

Compared with StuffIt, how far can we go with Zip archives? Actually, using a relatively new Mac shareware title called BetterZip, you can have those 3 useful features that StuffIt Deluxe offers even with Zip archives.  Continue reading

Microsoft Releasing Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.1 Update, Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update and More

Microsoft Office

TOKYO (MacHouse) – Microsoft has released a few files for Mac users. One of the files is Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.0, which, according to the company, allows users ‘to convert Open XML files that were created in Office 2008 for Mac or Office 2007 for Windows.’ Such files will be compatible with earlier versions of Microsoft Office.  Continue reading

Video Tutorial for Mac & Windows: Protecting Screenshots with QuickTime Pro (2)


In this 2-part video tutorial series, you will learn how to use QuickTime Pro to prevent Internet users from downloading original screenshots. All you need is a Pro (registration code) upgrade to your existing QuickTime copy. We also use Adobe Dreamweaver to edit HTML documents and Fireworks to edit graphic images. But you can use any HTML and graphic editors your choice.

We have finished encapsulating screenshots with QuickTime Pro. In the 2nd video tutorial, we only use Adobe Dreamweaver to create and edit HTML files.  Continue reading