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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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Take Control News: Master Your iPhone with Ted Landau's Advice

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The iPhone was recently named Time Magazine's Invention of the Year, and there's certainly a lot to like about all the snazzy features it shoehorns into a shiny package. However, if you want to feel more in control of core features like syncing to your computer, setting up Mail accounts, and connecting to wireless networks, the new "Take Control of Your iPhone," by computer troubleshooting guru Ted Landau, explains what's happening under the hood so you can use your iPhone more effectively and with less hassle.

If you have questions about activating your iPhone, the nuances of the touchscreen and virtual keyboard, or customizing the settings for applications, this book has the answers. Where it truly shines, though, especially in comparison with other iPhone titles, is in its coverage of how to solve problems. Whether you're suffering a syncing feeling, can't get your email delivered, having trouble getting a charge out of your battery, or need to resuscitate a dead iPhone, you'll benefit from Ted's many years of experience with authoring best-selling troubleshooting books. This completely up-to-date ebook walks you through dozens of step-by-step problem-solving procedures, while offering tips for smart ways to use the iPhone along the way. For the adventurous, Ted also covers iPhone hacking and how to deal with updating (or not updating) a hacked iPhone.

Through the end of December, an introductory offer drops the 195-page ebook's $15 price to only $10. Get your copy today!

(Owners of the preview version of the ebook - titled "Take Control of Troubleshooting Your iPhone" - can get the full "Take Control of Your iPhone" by clicking the Check for Updates link in the preview PDF.)

 

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