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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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Open Door Networks Updates Security Products

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With all the recent fuss about security on the Mac, it's worth pointing out that we have plenty of tools to protect us from the most common Internet dangers. Open Door Networks recently updated all its Internet security products, which are available separately or as a bundle. DoorStop X Firewall 2.0 adds Location Sets, which enable you to specify different protection settings for different environments (for instance, you might want more stringent firewall settings when using public hotspots than when you're at home behind your NAT gateway). Other new features include automated log archiving and service-specific logging options. Who's There? Firewall Advisor 2.1, which provides additional information about attacks and attackers, adds new filtering and searching features, enhanced real-time scrolling, and new service definitions.

And lastly, Open Door has updated their ebook, "Internet Security for Your Macintosh: A Guide for the Rest of Us," to discuss the latest issues in Internet security for Mac users, most notably topics related to running Windows on Intel-based Macs. The ebook itself, and Open Door's security blog, have also been integrated into all of the products, so you can search the blog for related items directly from within DoorStop X or Who's There. Through 14-Feb-07, DoorStop X Firewall costs $40 (upgrades are $30), Who's There? Firewall Adviser costs $30 (upgrades are $20), the ebook costs $10 (free upgrades), and the DoorStop X Security Suite bundle of all the products is priced at $70 (with $40 upgrades).

 

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