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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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iPhone 3GS and iPhone OS 3.0 Now Available

Apple has released its latest iPhone model as well as the latest software update for all iPhone and iPod touch models. Activation delays have been a problem - though not as bad as with the release of the iPhone 3G.Show full article

AT&T Improves and Clarifies iPhone Upgrade Eligibility

AT&T seems to have heard the cries of its confused and frustrated iPhone customers by making more people eligible for the most highly subsidized iPhone 3G and 3GS pricing. The company also clarified how it calculates eligibility for upgrades.Show full article

iPhone 3GS Sells One Million Units in Its First Weekend

In a mad three-day dash, Apple sold one million units of the iPhone 3GS. An impressive feat, but how does it compare to the previous generations of the iPhone?Show full article

Security Experts Urge Google to Secure All Sessions

A letter signed by dozens of leading security researchers, including the R in RSA, urge Google to adopt secure Web connections for all services.Show full article

"Take Control of Safari 4" Guides Readers Beyond Basic Browsing

Safari 4 is a deceptively powerful program, with numerous subtle features and optional ways of working more efficiently, and Sharon Zardetto's new "Take Control of Safari 4" book takes beginning and intermediate users through a wide-ranging tour of Safari's new and most useful features.Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of DiscLabel 6

Looking for a program to help you label your CDs and DVDs? Enter this week's DealBITS drawing, and you could win a copy of SmileOnMyMac's recently updated DiscLabel 6.Show full article

Ding, Dong, the iPhone 3GS Space Is Dead

After two weeks of industry-wide copy editing misery, Apple has changed the common name of the latest iPhone model to "iPhone 3GS," losing the space before the trailing S. Show full article

Find Your Lost iPhone or iPod touch with iPhone OS 3.0

The new iPhone OS 3.0 software adds a feature that will thrill the hearts of the absentminded: Find My iPhone. The feature plots a handheld's position on a map in MobileMe, and allows remote sound and alerts - or wiping the phone's data completely.Show full article

My Three Screens, via ViBook

Jeff Carlson adds almost 2 million pixels to his MacBook Pro's desktop by connecting a third display - via USB, using Village Tronic's ViBook. Although it has a few significant limitations, the ViBook can be a useful solution for spreading out with your information.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22-Jun-09

Notable software releases this week include Apple's Bluetooth Firmware Update 2.0, Sync'Em 1.30, DiscLabel 6.0.1, and Safari 4.0.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 22-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 22-Jun-09

This week's discussions focus on the new iPhone 3GS, the iPod touch, and related issues such as AT&T service plans and Nike+ support. Also in the hopper are topics on upgrading RAM in an old Power Mac G5, problems with the latest Java update, connecting printers to an AirPort Express, quickly entering URLs in Web browsers, and Safari plug-ins.Show full article

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