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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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Macintosh Client/Server Database Development Summary

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Liam Breck <breck@external.umass.edu> writes: The Macintosh Client/Server Database Development Summary is an overview I've written for developers and managers involved in the evaluation, design, and construction of multi-user database systems. It covers over 30 software tools for Macintosh and cross-platform development in three categories:

  • Client application development tools
    • development environments; visual and OO tools; 4GLs
  • Data access layers
    • middleware for 3GLs, 4GLs and end-user apps
  • Database servers
    • SQL servers; multi-user and local-access engines

The eight-page (20K ASCII text) document provides an explanation of each category and a brief description of each product. Its sources are vendors' product literature, industry periodicals, and discussions with users and vendors' tech support staff. It is purely informational and contains no propaganda. The current revision is 1.2, released 12-Dec-94.

To receive a complimentary copy via email, send email to: <maccsdb@external.umass.edu>. Please give your name, organization, and position in the body of the request message; no other text is necessary. The summary is automatically emailed to the address which sent the request. To specify a different address, put it in the subject line of the message.

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>