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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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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.4.6 Update

Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.4.6 Update -- Just as we were finalizing this issue, Apple released Mac OS X 10.4.6 Update, which appears to be a massive, miscellaneous bug-fix updateShow full article

Listen in as Apple Turns 30

Listen in as Apple Turns 30 -- On April 1st, 1976 - 30 years ago this last Saturday - Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founded Apple Computer, and the intervening years have seen its fortunes rise, fall, and rise againShow full article

Interarchy 8 Adds WebDAV, Widgets, and Bonjour

Interarchy 8 Adds WebDAV, Widgets, and Bonjour -- Peter Lewis and Stairways Software have released Interarchy 8.0, a major upgrade to the powerful file transfer and network monitoring applicationShow full article

Universal Final Cut Studio Now Shipping

Universal Final Cut Studio Now Shipping -- When Apple introduced the Intel-based Macs in January, I was frankly surprised to hear that the Final Cut Studio suite would be available in universal binary form as early as MarchShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: Disc Cover Winners

DealBITS Drawing: Disc Cover Winners -- Congratulations to Damian Burke of, Ronald Jore of, and Jonathan Baumgarten of, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of BeLight Software's Disc CoverShow full article

iPod Update Offers Maximum Volume Setting

Apple has released a software update which, along with fixing a handful of bugs, enables users to set a maximum volume limit for their iPods. The 28 MB update supports both Mac OS X and Windows XP/2000, but applies only to Apple's fifth-generation video-capable iPods and the iPod nano. After installing the update, users can configure a maximum volume setting for their iPod: once set, the iPod displays a padlock icon when it reaches the configured top volumeShow full article

Comparing Business Card Design Software

When I began my duties as TidBITS Senior Editor recently, one of my first official functions was to order some business cards for myself. Although I could simply have plugged my contact info into the existing TidBITS business card template, Adam and Tonya wanted to come up with a new design that incorporated information for both TidBITS and Take ControlShow full article

Wanted: Better Document Collaboration System

The TidBITS staff has been spending a vast amount of time and energy thinking about how we want to recast our collaborative editing system, but we haven't been able to come up with a solution that meets all of our needs and wantsShow full article

Take Control News/03-Apr-06

"Macworld Digital Photography Superguide" Released -- Our latest ebook is a bit different from anything we've done in the past, and in fact, it's not even a Take Control ebook! Instead, it was written by our friends (some of whom also write for Take Control) at Macworld MagazineShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/03-Apr-06

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster. Creative Commons License Upheld in Dutch Court -- A reader provides more details about the case that Adam wrote about last weekShow full article

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