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Lex Friedman's Internet career has included significant roles at Intermix and Demand Media. He co-founded The Daily Plate, a diet-tracking Web site, which is now part of Beyond his professional Internet work, Lex also writes. He publishes the Lex, Briefly blog, co-authored humor book The Snuggie Sutra and contributes frequently to Macworld. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Lauren, his two daughters, and too many iOS devices to count. He also tweets too much.

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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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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Lex Leaves for Macworld

iTunes 10.2.2

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.2.4

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 SP1 (14.1)

Apple Previews Final Cut Pro X: New, Faster, and Cheaper

PopChar X 5.2

ChronoSync 4.2/ChronoAgent 1.2

Boot Camp 3.2 Update for MacBook Pro (early 2011)

GraphicConverter 7.2

GarageBand 6.0.2

Mac OS X v10.6.7 Supplemental Update for 13-inch MacBook Air (Late 2010)

Dropbox 1.0.28

NoteBook 3.0.9


Things 1.4.5

Skitch 1.0.4

Sparrow 1.1

Firefox 4

MarsEdit 3.2

Aperture 3.1.2

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