Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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.

Visit Useful Fruit Software

 
 

Java for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6

Send Article to a Friend

 

READERS LIKE YOU! Support TidBITS by becoming a member today!
Check out the perks at <http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html>
Special thanks to Michihiro Matsuda, John Hawkins, Dane Dahlberg, and
Rue Hass for their generous support!
 

Comments about Java for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6
(Comments are closed.)

Deacon Hill  2011-11-13 00:56
Unfortunately the Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6 won't install unless you're running 10.6.8.? I've never updated to 10.6.8 because of bugs in 10.6.8 and 10.6.8, I believe it also drops Rosetta?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-11-13 16:00
Apple has addressed all the major problems that were introduced in 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 at this point, so that's not really an issue. And Rosetta disappears from 10.7 Lion, but is still present in 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, so that's not an issue either.

All that said, unless you actually use Java much, or run into Java on the Web a lot, this Java update probably isn't a really important thing to have.