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Add Notes to Pre-existing Recordings in Pear Note

While most people think of Pear Note as a tool for recording notes live, it can be used to take notes on pre-existing recordings as well. If you have an audio or video recording that you'd like to take notes on in Pear Note, simply:

  1. Drag the audio/video file to Pear Note and import it into a new document.
  2. Hit play.
  3. Click the lock to unlock the text of the note.

Now you can take notes that will be synced to the recording, just as if you'd recorded them live.

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Wrangle Windows on a Mac with 'Take Control of VMware Fusion 2'

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Modern Intel-based Macs have numerous options for running Windows, but for people accustomed to Mac OS X, installing and configuring Windows is easier said than done. Whether it involves dealing with drivers, sharing files between Windows and Mac OS X, or determining optimal RAM settings, Joe Kissell's new "Take Control of VMware Fusion 2" provides Mac users with real-world advice on the best ways to install and use Windows via the popular virtualization software VMware Fusion 2. The 130-page ebook, which was brought to life via a collaboration between TidBITS Publishing and VMware, starts with a look at basic concepts and then jumps into the action with steps for installing Windows for use in VMware Fusion in these scenarios:

  • When installing a new copy of Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • From an already-installed copy of Windows under Boot Camp, VMware Fusion 1.x, Parallels Desktop, Virtual PC, or an actual PC
  • From a slipstream disc that contains Windows plus service packs, updates, drivers, and settings
  • On the MacBook Air, which lacks an internal optical drive
  • With Mac OS X Leopard Server as a guest operating system
  • For running a virtual appliance that encapsulates both an operating system and a ready-to-run application

After installation, Joe turns his attention to working with Windows in a VMware Fusion virtual machine, explaining key details like how to remap mouse buttons, simulate missing keys, configure keyboard shortcuts, switch display modes, and work with external devices. Other important topics covered include:

  • Pros and cons of different ways of using Boot Camp and Fusion
  • Thorough explanations of how to configure the options in Fusion's Settings window to get the most out of the software
  • Real-world advice for smart ways to make Windows and Mac environments simultaneously available on the same computer
  • Comparisons of options for sharing files between your Windows and Mac environments
  • Important details on keeping your copy of Windows secure, backed up, and updated
  • The basics of working with Fusion from the command line for advanced users

The ebook also includes a coupon for 10 percent off VMware Fusion 2, an $8 savings. And be sure to check out our new cover graphic!


 

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