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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 Alerts Developers about Xcode Downloads

In response to the XcodeGhost hack, Apple is encouraging developers to get copies of Xcode directly from the company, and is also providing instructions on how to verify the identity of copies acquired via other methods.

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