Apple has released Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.5, which it recommends for all Mac Pro (mid-2010) models. The update fixes an issue that prevented the firmware password prompt from appearing, along with a more esoteric issue where the Boot Picker wouldn’t appear when you’re connected to an Ethernet network without DHCP enabled. Apple’s instructions for installing the firmware update are to shut down after the installation completes, and then hold down the power button until its light flashes or you hear a long tone. As always, Apple urges you not to unplug, shutdown, restart, or disturb your Mac during the firmware installation process. (Free, 1.96 MB)
Fill in Gaps in Pear Note
If you ever find yourself zoning out during a meeting or class, only later to realize that you forgot to take notes for 20 minutes, Pear Note makes it easy to fill in those gaps. To do so:
- Open your Pear Note document.
- Hit play.
- Click on the last text you did type to jump to that point in the recording.
- Click the lock to unlock the text of the note.
- Take notes on the part you missed.
Your new notes will be synced to the recording just as if you'd taken them live with the rest of your notes.
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