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Some Mac Pro support pages archived by Apple, will no longer be updated

Apple has moved some of its support pages specifically detailing the redesigned 2013 Mac Pro to the archives, and will no longer be updating them, signaling a possible refresh or retirement of the computer.

The pages detailing the port configuration, orientation of the computer, and recommended software and firmware updates have all been shuttered.

The external ports page was last updated in September 2015. The software and firmware page was updated in March 2015, with the Mac Pro orientation page most recently revised in December 2015. The external port configuration document was last viewed by AppleInsider in early August, and at that time it lacked the announcement that the page was archived.

Other, older documents, like the iPhone 4 technical specifications and a similar document on various, discontinued iPads remain, and some were last updated in 2012 or earlier.

Apple's redesigned Mac Pro was shipped after a long period with no updates to the larger aluminum tower Mac Pro. A longer period has elapsed since the release of the cylindrical Mac Pro, than between any other update to the line.

Revolutionary for its time, the GPU performance outclassed anything else available. Since original release, three generations of Intel Xeon processors suitable for a Mac Pro have passed, and some mid-range commercially available GPUs meet or exceed the Fire Pro series included in the computer.

While new MacBook Pro hardware is rumored for some time in October, there have been no recent rumors supporting an imminent Mac Pro refresh.

AppleInsider has reached out to Apple for comment on the matter.

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Backup and Archiving Solutions for Mac Environments

Overland-Tandberg has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Apple. Overland-Tandberg's data storage products are designed to operate seamlessly within Mac environments, and offer a selection of archiving and backup products which can also be obtained via apple-store.

Backup and Archiving

Backup and archiving are two different tasks, but should be combined. While backup secures data and is used for a restore of files, folders or systems after data loss, archiving is used for migrate data for long term storage or regulatory compliance requirements. In addition, archiving obsolete files frees up disk space, speed up applications and reduce backup windows and storage capacity.

Best practice for backup and data protection is to store at least one copy on a removable media to keep it off-site for disaster protection. Removable media is also ideal for archiving tasks as it reduces operational expenses significantly.

RDX® QuikStor™, our removable disk system, connects via USB 3.0 and appears as another hard drive and can be easily integrated into all popular backup and archiving applications.

Overland-Tandberg’s tape and tape-automation products are best for server and big data environments. They are scalable and grow with performance and capacity needs. All tape and tape automation products can be easily integrated via SAS, Fibre Channel or Thunderbolt (using a Fibre Channel to Thunderbolt bridge).

For more information on dedicated solutions on backup and archiving for MAC visit the pages below:


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How to Zip and Unzip Files on Your Mac

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  3. How to Zip and Unzip Files on Your Mac

Files you download from the Internet are often compressed or zipped so that they take up less space and arrive much faster than files that haven’t been compressed. You can easily identify compressed files by their extensions, such as .zip (a common standard used in OS X and Windows) and .sit. Before you can use these files, you must learn how to unzip files on mac computers for proper access – luckily the process isn’t that complicated!

How to unzip files on mac computers

Unzipping a file on a mac computer is user-friendly and intuitive. To unzip files on a mac, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Double click the zipped file.
  2. The file will automatically be decompressed by Archive Utility into the same folder the compressed file is in.
  3. Access the extracted files by clicking the appropriate icons.

Alternatively, if the method above does not work, you can right-click on the .zip package, and select Open With > Archive Utility (default).

Apple and third party software

Apple used to include a program called StuffIt Expander to decompress zipped files, but doesn’t now that OS X lets you unzip files (but not .sit files). However, StuffIt from SmithMicro Software still comes in handy for opening other types of compressed files, notably the .sit or .sitx compressed types. Go to or to download a free version of the software or to splurge for the Deluxe version. In addition to compressing files, StuffIt Deluxe lets you encrypt and back up files.

Meanwhile, you can archive or create your own .zip files through OS X, which is useful if you’re e-mailing a number of meaty files to a friend. Right-click (or Ctrl-click) files you want to compress inside Finder and choose Compress Filename. The newly compressed files carry the .zip extension. The archive is created in the same location as the original file and is named You can also choose File→Compress. If you compress a lot of files at once, the archive takes the name

By default, compressed files are opened with the Archive Utility. It appears in the Dock (in Leopard) while the files are being unsqueezed, unless you choose to open them with Stuffit Expander or some other program.

How to zip files on a mac

On the flip side, you can also archive or create your own .zip files through OS X, which is useful if you’re e-mailing a number of meaty files to a client or friend. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to easily zip files on a mac:

  1. Right-click or Ctrl-click the multiple files you want to compress (whether on the desktop or inside the Finder).
  2. Select Compress Filename from the pop-up menu.
  3. The files are now compressed in a .zip extension and the archive is created in the same location as the original file name, except with the .zip appended to its name.

On some Apple computers, you can also compress a file by simply choosing File→Compress. If you compress a lot of files at once, the archive takes the name

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