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Avoid Naming Pear Note Files

If you create a lot of documents, coming up with a name for them can sometimes be a hassle. This is especially true now that search is becoming a more prevalent way to find documents. Pear Note provides a way to have the application automatically generate a filename so you can avoid this hassle. To use this:

  1. Open Saving under Pear Note's preferences.
  2. Select a default save location.
  3. Select a default save name template (Pear Note's help documents all the fields that can be automatically filled in).
  4. Check the box stating that Command-S saves without prompting.
  5. If you decide you want to name a particular note later, just use Save As... instead.

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Aperture, Logic Pro Updated

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Aperture, Logic Pro Updated -- Apple continued to tweak its high-end applications last week, releasing updates to the photo-management program Aperture and the audio production application Logic Pro (although Apple also has a page detailing an update to Logic Express, the file it points to is the Pro update). Aperture 1.1.1 (a 13.6 MB download) follows close on the heels of last month's update and "addresses several issues related to performance, stability, color correction, and display compatibility," according to Apple. The release also refutes rumors that the Aperture development team had been disbanded; Apple responded to Macworld directly to deny the rumors.

<http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ aperture111update.html>
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The update for Logic Pro 7.2.1 (a 30 MB download) fixes a few bugs, including problems with import/export and support for ReWire and ReCycle on Intel-based Macs. The update also adds compatibility with Logic 7.1 songs and EuCon support for the Euphonix MC and CM408T control surfaces. [JLC]

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>