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Fill in Gaps in Pear Note

If you ever find yourself zoning out during a meeting or class, only later to realize that you forgot to take notes for 20 minutes, Pear Note makes it easy to fill in those gaps. To do so:

  1. Open your Pear Note document.
  2. Hit play.
  3. Click on the last text you did type to jump to that point in the recording.
  4. Click the lock to unlock the text of the note.
  5. Take notes on the part you missed.

Your new notes will be synced to the recording just as if you'd taken them live with the rest of your notes.

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BBEdit 9.6 Released; Still Doesn’t Suck

An upgrade to the powerful and venerable editor from Bare Bones Software includes HTML5 syntax support, directory-specific settings, and access to Automator workflows on the Scripts menu, among a plethora of enhancements and fixes.Show full article

“Take Control of MobileMe” Guides You through Apple’s Cloud

Joe Kissell’s revised ebook about MobileMe explores the nooks and crannies of Apple’s cloud-based service, guides you through the latest MobileMe changes, and explains what they mean to you.Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of PDFpenPro 5

Smile’s PDFpen is a great tool for editing and tweaking PDFs. But its big brother, PDFpenPro, goes even further, enabling you to create PDFs from a Web site and make PDF forms. Enter to win a copy—along with our “Take Control of PDFpen 5” ebook—in this week’s DealBITS drawing!Show full article

Escape from Outlook 2011!

Our hero is trapped in Outlook 2011 with no Export command! Can he blast his way to freedom with only the few tools he has at hand? (Hint: Yes.)Show full article

The New MobileMe Calendar: Should You Upgrade?

The new CalDAV-savvy MobileMe calendar is now available to all users, but whether you should upgrade or not is another matter.Show full article

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A new Firefox plug-in allows anyone to hijack webmail, social networking, and other accounts accessed from the same network. Here’s why it’s a problem, how to protect yourself, and why our service providers need to fix this immediately.Show full article

Pushing Pixels with Photoshop Elements 9

When you think of editing photos, you probably think of Photoshop, Adobe’s professional image editing behemoth. But the new Photoshop Elements 9 offers most of the features that are important to digital photographers, for just $99. Jeff Carlson reviews Photoshop Elements and highlights what’s new in version 9.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1 November 2010

Notable software releases this week include iPhoto ’11 9.0.1, Camino 2.0.5, Postbox 2.0.2, and Things 1.4.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 1 November 2010

Two quick links for you this week: one to news of Amazon’s plans to add lending of Kindle titles and another to Jeff Carlson’s iMovie review at Macworld.Show full article

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