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iOS 7 adds support for zipped attachments in Mail, Messages with Quick Look

iOS 7 now lets you view the contents of compressed files thanks to its new Quick Look feature in Mail. Associate editor Serenity Caldwell explains how you go about it -- and where you'll still have to use third-party apps.

Apple acquisition spree continues with data compression firm AlgoTrim

Apple's latest purchase is the Sweden-based AlgoTrim, which specializes in data compression of images and video for mobile platforms.

Mac Gems: The Unarchiver is a free, robust file-extraction utility

If you find OS X's built-in capabilities for unarchiving and uncompressing files to be too limited, you'll want to check out Dag Agren's free The Unarchiver.

Clusters compresses files and creates space

Clusters is a file-compression app that works silently in the background. When it finishes, you should notice no difference at all -- except that your total amount of free disk space is higher.

Get rid of .zip files once they're expanded

It's one of those little irritations: You double-click on a .zip file to expand it, the expanded files appear, and the .zip file is still there. Here's a way to get rid of it.

Zipeg expands OS X’s built-in compression features

Zipeg is a free utility that’s useful to keep around as a complement to OS X’s built-in archiving features.

CheckIt 2 offers five utilities in one package

Smith Micro has released CheckIt 2 System Performance Suite, which incorporates a number of different utilities for backup, file compression, and system maintenance.

StuffIt Deluxe 2009 debuts

StuffIt Deluxe 2009 is the 20th anniversary version of the popular compression tool for Mac users.

Create multiple individual zip files

Use a simple Automator workflow to compress multiple files into multiple archives.