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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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10 Annoyances Solved by iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

Apple’s upcoming operating systems finally address a number of long-standing user complaints — here are our favorite fixes in iOS 8 and Yosemite. Is this indication that Apple is becoming more receptive to feedback?Show full article

Chapter 4 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

With OS X Server installed and running, Charles Edge turns his attention to directory services, since it’s helpful to set up users and groups before you enable other services. If you’re a TidBITS member, read on!Show full article

New Google Docs, Sheets Apps Aid Mobile Collaboration

Google Drive edits no more. Google has moved the iOS app’s document- and spreadsheet-editing features to a new, separate Docs and Sheets apps. Julio Ojeda-Zapata of the St. Paul Pioneer Press was baffled by this, but then realized the move changes little.Show full article

Fire Watch with Me: Amazon Fire TV vs. Apple TV

“Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers spent two weeks with Amazon’s Fire TV as his only living room device. Here’s his take on how it compares to the Apple TV.Show full article

FunBITS: WWDC 2014 New Technologies and Apple Design Awards

This year’s WWDC introduced a number of new technologies that should enable even better iOS games, and the Apple Design Awards highlighted some of the past year’s best-designed apps, nearly all of which were for gaming or entertainment.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 9 June 2014

Notable software releases this week include Keyboard Maestro 6.4.3, Tinderbox 6.0, BBEdit 10.5.11 and TextWrangler 4.5.9, Fission 2.2.1, and 1Password 4.4.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 9 June 2014

In this week’s ExtraBITS, Josh Centers talked about WWDC on The Tech Night Owl podcast; our own Tonya Engst, Michael Cohen, and Glenn Fleishman discussed digital publishing; HBO’s John Oliver crashed the FCC’s commenting system; and Apple turns out to have a powerful ally in the battle for the quantified self.Show full article

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