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Tips for taking screenshots

By Staff | Sep 15, 2016

Screenshots can save a picture of your computer’s screen; on a Windows PC, just press the PRINT SCREEN key. To see what you captured, click on Start, and in the Search box type in PAINT.

That takes you to the Paint program. Now click on Edit and Paste or press the Control + V keys to paste the image.

On the iPad or iPhone, you can press the right side Off and On button along with the round bottom Home button at the same time, and the image is saved in your photos.

On the Apple Notebook, you have many options. To see these options, click on the Apple icon on the upper left hand corner and choose System Preferences, Keyboard, Shortcuts, Screen Shots.

The best and easiest way to capture a screen shot is to press three keys at the same time: the Option, Command and the number 3 key.

There is a new product called Prynt that is an iPhone case and camera printer all in one. Go to Prynt.com for information.

Here is an app that shows you all the hidden Mac settings on the notebooks; go to Arther-osx.com.

Another great tool is TinkerTool, which is an application that gives you access to additional Preference Settings Apple has built into OS X. This allows you to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system. Go to Bresink.com to download it.

Dropbox has issued a message to everyone to reset their password.

SkySafari 5 is a new, updated astronomy app for Android users.

Sprint is introducing a new service plan called Unlimited Freedom Premium. It now allows you to use 1080p streaming… but there is a catch. If you surpass the limit, it will slow you down until the next billing period.

Facebook now allows videos shown vertically, especially if you are using Snapchat.

The Windows 10 anniversary update has caused trouble for many webcam users, especially Kindle users, and will make some PCs crash with a blue screen of death.

Apple has issued an urgent iPhone upgrade to protect you against a possible Spyware threat.

Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out this week for certain Nexus devices, which allows split-screen apps, more efficient battery, faster replies and about 250 new features.

Here are a couple of iPhone tricks. Everyone thinks that the Pano mode starts in only one direction. To reverse it, tap the arrow.

Let’s say you’re on a website for buying a car, and there are hundreds of them. You can search for a specific one by tapping the box with an arrow pointed up in it on the top right of the screen; type in your make or model, and it finds what you’re looking for.

A really cool app called Artisto takes a video clip and transfers it into the most beautiful, amazing mosaic art video.

I’ve always wanted an app I could draw with, especially on a photo to add text, arrows and colored lines. I just found a great one called Lets’sDraw. I can take a photo of a map and add more on to it by drawing arrows to find my location a little bit better.

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