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Extend Mac OS X's Screenshots

Mac OS X has a variety of built in screenshot methods. Here's a look at a few that offer more versatility than the basic full-screen capture (Command-Shift-3):

• Press Command-Shift-4 and you'll get a crosshair cursor with which you can drag to select and capture a certain area of the screen.

• Press Command-Shift-4-Space to select the entire window that the cursor is over, clicking on the window will then capture it. The resulting screenshot will even get a nice drop shadow.

• Hold down the Space bar after dragging out a selection window to move your selection rectangle around on the screen.

• Hold down Shift after dragging out a selection to constrain the selection in either horizontal or vertical orientation, depending on the direction of your drag.

• Hold down Option after dragging out a selection to expand the selection window around a center point.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.3 in Advance of iPad 2

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Apple has released iOS 4.3, bringing improvements such as improved AirPlay performance, iPhone Personal Hotspot, iTunes Home Sharing, and, at long last, the option to configure the iPad's side switch to either lock screen rotation or mute audio. See "Apple Previews New Features in iOS 4.3 " (2 March 2011) for more details on what's included in the update.

iOS 4.3 runs on the iPad, iPhone 4 (but only the GSM model), iPhone 3GS, and the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch. To update your device, connect it to your computer, select it in the sidebar in iTunes, and click the Check for Update button.

An iOS 4.2 software update to the Apple TV is required for new AirPlay features to work, which is also now available. On the Apple TV, go to Settings > General > Update Software.

 

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Comments about Apple Releases iOS 4.3 in Advance of iPad 2
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Michael Cohen  2011-03-09 18:44
Interesting side-note: the firmware for the iPhone 4 is 80MB larger (669.8 MB) than the one for the Wi-Fi iPad 1 (596.9 MB). Also, I didn't have to click Check for Update: iTunes immediately offered me the new version when I connected my iPad.
Not True! My iTunes says 4.2 is most recent. I called Apple and they said it will not be released until Friday. Please correct!
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-03-09 20:08
Keep checking. Since it just appeared, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple is rolling it out gradually so their servers aren't overwhelmed. But I can verify that I just updated my iPad and iPhone 4 to iOS 4.3.
Dennis B. Swaney  2011-03-12 19:44
My iTunes never said 4.3 was available until Friday, the 11th.
Antonio   2011-03-09 20:32
Thanks! I'm downloading it now. I had no Idea!