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Record Online Meetings in Pear Note

While Pear Note is primarily geared toward recording notes in the physical world, it's possible to use it to record things in the virtual world as well. For instance, you can use it to record and take notes on Skype calls. To do this:

  1. Download Soundflower and install it (along with the Soundflowerbed app that comes with it).
  2. Download LineIn and install it.
  3. Start Soundflowerbed, and select Built-in Output (or whatever output you'd like to listen to the conversation on).
  4. Start LineIn, and select your microphone (e.g. Built-in Mic) as the input and Soundflower (2ch) as the output, then press Pass Thru.
  5. Open Pear Note Preferences, select Recording, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the audio device.
  6. Open Skype Preferences, select Audio, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the audio output and your microphone (e.g. Built-in Mic) as the audio input.
  7. Hit record in Pear Note and make your Skype call.

This will allow you to conduct your Skype call while Pear Note records both your audio and the other participant's.

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ClamXav 2.2.1

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Mark Allan has released ClamXav 2.2.1, a minor update to the free virus-checking software. The most significant change in this release is the correction of several scheduling bugs that were affecting Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger users. According to Allan, this is also the last update for Tiger users, who are now advised to turn off automatic updates, although they will continue to receive new virus definitions. ClamXav 2.2.1 — though not the version available from the Mac App Store — now also launches its Sentry background virus checker immediately when the user asks it to do so in the settings panel. (Free from Allan’s Web site or from the Mac App Store, 13 MB)

 

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Comments about ClamXav 2.2.1
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The latest vers of ClamXav is 2.2.1, not 2.1.1.

The vers of ClamXav in the app store is Lite. To get into the store (comply with Apple's machinations), Mark had to cripple the product by removing functionality - like Sentry! People that get it from the store really should go get the full app from Mark's site.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-07-30 19:21
Yes, it seems rather pointless to get it from the Mac App Store because of the crippled functionality. But I suppose it's good to get exposure.
Dave Trautman  2011-07-30 15:10
Didn't you mean version 2.2.1? The web site shows a download button for 2.2.1 and my copy (which updated automatically last time I launched) also shows a 2.2.1.


Just sayin....
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-07-30 19:20
Yes, thanks - just an off-by-one mistake while juggling too many version numbers. Ironically, the filename in our CMS was right. Fixed.
Andreas Frick  2011-08-01 07:04
This program still has problems with scheduling its task. It uses its own cron scripts instead of launchd for updating virus definitions. There are also some other inconsistencies in using the clamav software, it installs. Although I like this software and appreciate the work of its author, it needs some improvements.