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iMovie '09: Speed Clips up to 2,000%

iMovie '09 brings back the capability to speed up or slow down clips, which went missing in iMovie '08. Select a clip and bring up the Clip Inspector by double-clicking the clip, clicking the Inspector button on the toolbar, or pressing the I key. Just as with its last appearance in iMovie HD 6, you can move a slider to make the video play back slower or faster (indicated by a turtle or hare icon).

You can also enter a value into the text field to the right of the slider, and this is where things get interesting. You're not limited to the tick mark values on the slider, so you can set the speed to be 118% of normal if you want. The field below that tells you the clip's changed duration.

But you can also exceed the boundaries of the speed slider. Enter any number between 5% and 2000%, then click Done.

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Eudora 6.1 Adds Google Searching

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Eudora 6.1 Adds Google Searching -- Qualcomm has released Eudora 6.1, the latest version of their venerable email client. New in Eudora 6.1 is a toolbar-based Search Bar that enables you to search either within Eudora or in Google via your Web browser; you can also Control- or right-click a word and choose it from the contextual menu that appears to search for it in Google. Another new feature (though a more-limited version appeared in Eudora 6.0; see "Eudora 6.0 Slams Spam, Concentrates Content" in TidBITS-696 for more on that release) is Transfer to Selection, which enables you to Control- or right-click a word in Eudora and choose a similarly named mailbox into which the message will be transferred. IMAP synchronization has been improved with the capability to synchronize specific IMAP mailboxes on mail checks and easier resynchronization of entire mail folders. Eudora 6.1 provides more control over content concentration, which it uses to hide quoted and other less relevant text appearing in the preview pane. Lastly, and perhaps the most welcome (if depressing) feature is the addition of Junk mail statistics to the Statistics window. It's harsh being shown that 61 percent of my mail is spam overall, and that the percentage is more like 75 to 78 percent for the day or week.

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Eudora 6.1 is available in Paid mode for $50; Sponsored (with ads and no support) and Light (reduced features and no support) modes are free. If you've purchased or upgraded Eudora within the last 12 months, the upgrade is free; if you purchased or upgraded more than 12 months ago, but less than 24 months ago, the upgrade costs $40; and if you last paid for it more than 24 months ago, you have to pay the full $50 again. Eudora 6.1 is a 6 MB download for either Mac OS X or Mac OS 9. [ACE]

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