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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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No TidBITS Issue on 19 November 2012

We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, although we’ll continue to post articles and links on our Web site. The next email issue will be published on 26 November 2012.Show full article

VidBITS: Election Tech, Intel Chips, and Beating Glenn

Watch the latest TidBITS staff roundtable to get our take on the role of technology in election coverage, how likely it is that Apple will switch away from Intel-based CPUs in Macs, and the products we’re investigating right now.Show full article

Apple Enables Addresses for and Users

If you’ve been using either a or a email address left over from MobileMe, Apple has now added the option of using the same user name with the domain. No matter which address you use, you’ll continue to receive all your mail in the same way.Show full article

Retrospect 10 Reduces Backup Time with Instant Scan Technology

The latest version of the long-standing network backup program Retrospect backs up more quickly thanks to new Instant Scan technology, adds support for Mountain Lion, and improves various low-level behaviors.Show full article

New Take Control Books Cover iOS 6 Mail and Networking

If you’re having trouble understanding just how to integrate your iOS device into your email strategy or if you need to know how iOS networking works under the hood, we have a pair of new ebooks that will provide the information you need: “Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, Fourth Edition” and “Take Control of Networking & Security in iOS 6.”Show full article

Glassboard Keeps a Family in Touch

When illness struck Kevin van Haaren’s father, Glassboard provided the private social network that kept Kevin’s family updated with vital information, regardless of their geographic location or which computing platform they used.Show full article

Thoughts about the iPad mini for Photographers

Apple says the iPad mini is “every inch an iPad,” but does that apply for photographers who want to replace the laptop in their camera bag with the new tablet?Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 12 November 2012

Notable software releases this week include MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0, GraphicConverter 8.3.1, VMware Fusion and Fusion Professional 5.0.2, and LaunchBar 5.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 12 November 2012

Two quick bits for you this week — the obligatory report from Apple on how wildly popular the latest iPads have been and a nicely detailed review of the iPad mini from Dan Frakes at Macworld. Show full article

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