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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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Aperture 3.2.1

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Apple’s professional photo editor gained a small bug-fix update that sounds like a relief for many users. Aperture 3.2.1 fixes a problem where the application could crash at launch on Macs with Intel Core Duo processors and tackles two issues related to the Crop tool: switching to an incorrect orientation or resizing improperly, and rendering images when cropping while Onscreen Proofing is enabled. This version also displays location menus correctly in the Places view when “Photos” is selected in the Library Inspector. ($79.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 635.76 MB)


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Comments about Aperture 3.2.1
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mike sanders  2011-11-08 08:45
I have Aperture 3.1.2 installed, I have downloaded the upgrade but when I try to instal I get the message:-
Aperture 3.0 or later is required to install this update.
I have a licensed copy which i bought from the Apple Store.
Any ideas, this happened with the previous upgrade and Apple recommended a reinstallation but I do not want to do this again as it screws up the libraries and is generally very disturbing.
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-11-08 14:34
Did you get your licensed copy from the Mac App Store? If so, use the Mac App Store to check for the update instead of downloading the update directly.
Mike: Was this ever resolved? Having the same issue and can't find a solution.
Grant Symon  2011-11-08 09:32
3.2.1 was a BIG disappointment.

Back in June, I reported an extremely serious bug in Aperture 3, which results in a colour shift on files imported in wide-gamut spaces, like AdobeRGB. I was happy to see in 3.2.1's release notes, that a bug which could result in an incorrect profile being applied to imported images, had been fixed. Well, either there was more than one bug, or the Apple engineers got it all wrong. The bug its still very much present and very serious. (What could be worse than altering the colours in a photographer's images, without them realising it's happening?).

Here's a discussion on Apple support. I link to a screen-grab and test file that you can download to see for yourself.

A wide-gamut display will show the colour-shift is pretty gigantic. An ordinary display less so, although the shift is the same, but your display's limits conceal it. These colours can be printed by an inkjet.

If you have any influence Jeff, please use it on this. :