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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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Apple Offers One-on-One Email Support for .Mac Services

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Apple Offers One-on-One Email Support for .Mac Services -- On 03-May-04 Apple started offering direct email support for .Mac service questions, a switch from providing support only via discussion forum responses. Previously, if you experienced any problems with .Mac email, using iSync with .Mac, or other issues, your only method of receiving an answer or advice was to post your question on Apple's .Mac discussion board. Now, Apple offers direct support for .Mac email, iDisk, HomePage, Backup, and Virex, as well as using various applications like iPhoto or iSync with .Mac. Apple also offers a link for account questions.

<http://www.apple.com/support/dotmac/>

The top of each section lists FAQs and links to demonstration movies of using the service. Scroll to the bottom, and you'll find a form that promises a response as soon as within 24 hours. Direct email support finally fulfills one of our ongoing complaints about .Mac: for $100 a year, Apple should meet the standards of an inexpensive ISP. [GF]

 

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