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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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iOS 7.1.2 Improves iBeacon

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Apple has released iOS 7.1.2, which you can download via Settings > General > Software Update or install via iTunes. The 23.1 MB download (1.4 GB if downloaded via iTunes), improves iBeacon “connectivity and stability,” fixes data transfer for some third-party accessories (like bar code scanners), and corrects issues with the data protection of Mail attachments.

iOS 7.1.2 includes a number of security improvements, including an update to the certificate trust policy, a fix for an issue that could cause the device to restart unexpectedly, corrections for Activation Lock bypasses, and solutions to a number of issues that could allow arbitrary code execution.

Apple also updated the second- and third-generation Apple TV to version 6.1.2, with its own set of security updates to prevent insufficiently authorized iTunes Store purchases, unexpected restarts, memory being disclosed to an attacker, and the ubiquitous arbitrary code execution.

 

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How about a fix for iMessage?

How can iMessage display "Delivered" when the recipient never got the message, neither as an iMessage nor as a text message?

How many iOS 7 updates have there now been? IMHO Apple has had more than enough time to fix it. The fact that they still haven't got it to work reliably indicates to me they just aren't taking the matter serious. I'm deactivating iMessage for good.
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Unfortunately, "Delivered" has always meant the message was delivered to the iMessage server, NOT that it was delivered to the end user.

If I send an iMessage to a friend whose phone is off or out of range, their message will always be "Delivered."
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Grant  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2014-07-01 08:49
Bluetooth is "ON."

My bluetooth is always on "off." Why is it always automatically turned to "on" after every Apple IOS update for versions 6 and 7?

I have asked this question before but never received a response. How many other settings are they changing that I am unaware?

The first manifestation of the problem is the day after an update. My battery drains much more quickly. I check Preferences and there it is again: bluetooth is turned on after the IOS update.

Any insight is appreciated.
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