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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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Take Control News/17-Jul-06

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Backups Ebook Updated to Cover Intel Macs and More -- Need a rock-solid, up-to-date backup strategy to protect your important data? Turn to version 1.3 of Joe Kissell's popular Take Control of Mac OS X Backups, which now extends its detailed discussion of different backup strategies, media, and software, along with over 20 pages of step-by-step directions for the popular Retrospect backup program. Changes in version 1.3 include:

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  • Info about backing up videos purchased from the iTunes Music Store
  • Tips about backing up Windows files when using Boot Camp or Parallels Desktop
  • A sidebar about Amazon's S3 remote data storage service
  • Details about booting Intel Macs from USB and FireWire drives
  • A tip about overcoming difficulties when booting from a FireWire drive
  • A variety of minor updates and clarifications

If you own a previous version of the ebook, you can update for free; click the Check for Updates button in the lower left of the ebook's first page to find a download link. You'll also see a special 50 percent discount off the purchase of Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac, which can be used as a companion volume to Take Control of Mac OS X Backups to avoid problems and keep your Mac running in tip-top condition.

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