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How to Make an iPhone Screenshot

Want to take a screenshot of something on your iPhone or iPod touch? Press the Home button and Power button briefly at the same time, and an image of your screen will be saved to the Photos app (and will sync with iPhoto when you next connect). Don't hold the buttons too long or your device will either power down or reboot.

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TextExpander 3.3.4

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The latest update to Smile’s text expansion utility TextExpander features only bug fixes, but they may be important ones for you. Most notably, TextExpander 3.3.4 fixes an issue with updating snippets and settings via Dropbox, and works better if your Dropbox folder is not in your Home folder. The update also changes how TextExpander works when you use input methods (like Japanese or Chinese) that combine keystrokes; if that’s not a desired behavior, you can reset it using instructions in this blog post. Nested plain text snippets now take their formatting from the snippet in which they are nested, too, and Smile fixed various interface display issues and other minor bugs. ($34.95 new, free update, 5.7 MB)

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Put more effort into creative thought and less into repetitive typing with TextExpander 4, the award-winning text expansion utility from Smile. Whether you want to type faster or you already use TextExpander but want to harness its power more fully, let author Michael Cohen help you save time and lead you to typing nirvana.

 

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Comments about TextExpander 3.3.4

James Katt  2011-10-27 23:58
Spell Catcher is so much better than TextExpander. It does much much more.
LCPGUY  2011-10-30 08:46
I agree. Spell Catcher does all that expansion stuff, plus offering spell checking much better than Apple's spell catcher + even more!
LCPGUY  2011-10-30 08:50
I forgot to say that not only is SpellCatcher Lion compatible, it has been around since OS/7 or 8. Evan still supports it where necessary and keeps on enhancing it.