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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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New iPhone 3GS Boosts Power, Performance, and More

Apple's new $199/$299 iPhone 3GS looks mostly the same on the outside, but with a faster processor, support for the world's fastest cellular data standard, voice control, and a much more capable camera, Apple has raised the ante once more. The 8 GB iPhone 3G remains available, but at the reduced price of $99.Show full article

iPhone OS 3.0 Ships 17-Jun-09

A major update for the operating system that powers the iPhone and iPod touch ships 17-Jun-09, with a huge array of new features, enabling users to find a missing iPhone, use an iPhone as a broadband modem, buy upgrades and items within iPhone applications, exercise parental controls, and much more.Show full article

Apple Refreshes MacBook Line at WWDC

In an unexpected move, Apple revamped much of its laptop line. The 13-inch aluminum MacBook goes Pro, while the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models receive performance and spec bumps. Apple also slashed prices on both new and existing models.Show full article

Apple Previews Snow Leopard for September Release

The first full-on preview of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard reveals a faster, sleeker cat that's designed to be more compact and efficient, and to take full advantage of the fast multi-core processors in Intel-based Macs.Show full article

iLife '09 Updates Zap Bugs

Apple has pushed out bug fix updates to nearly the entire iLife '09 suite.Show full article

iMovie '09 8.0.3 Adds New Hidden Features

The latest minor update to iMovie '09 turns out to not be so minor at all. Jeff Carlson details what has changed in iMovie '09 8.0.3.Show full article

New Ebook Covers All 802.11n Apple Base Stations

For full details on setting up, extending, and optimizing an 802.11n AirPort network, turn to the just-updated "Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network," written by TidBITS editor and Wi-Fi networking expert Glenn Fleishman. Glenn covers all of Apple's 802.11n AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule models, and looks at how to include older gear in the mix.Show full article

Fetch 5.5 Adds Quick Look, Improves Remote Editing

Fetch 5.5 extends the long-standing FTP client with support for Leopard's Quick Look feature, improved editing of remote files, and even better transfer reliability.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 08-Jun-09

Notable software releases this week include BackJack 5.1.4, AirPort Utility 5.4.2 for Mac, and Sandvox 1.6.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 08-Jun-09

Read on for a collection of links to the most interesting articles and resources that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 08-Jun-09

Plenty of topics make up this week's TidBITS Talk discussions. Readers offer suggestions for dead AirPort base stations, faulty MacBook power cords, erased digital photos, slow MacBook performance, inexpensive Web hosting, and the latest Mac OS X Java vulnerability. Plus, why are some mail servers being blacklisted? We also talk about what Apple uses to create its documentation and running multiple monitors on a Mac laptop.Show full article

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