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How to Take a Screenshot Of a specific area on your computer

  1. ​On your keyboard, press Command + Shift + 4 and then release all keys.
  2. You will now see that your mouse cursor has turned into crosshairs that you can move around.
  3. Move the cursor to where you'd like to start at one of the corners of the screenshot and click hold and drag the mouse over the area you'd like to capture. When you're done selecting the area simply release your mouse button.
  4. On your Mac desktop there is a new .png file that contains the words screenshot in the title.
  5. Double-click the file and you will see the image of whatever it was when you snapped the screenshot.

How to take a screenshot of a single window in Mac OS X

  1. Make sure a window or page that you'd like to screenshot is open.
  2. On your keyboard, press Command + Shift + 4 and then release all keys.
  3. Tap the spacebar.
  4. Now click the mouse once on the window you'd like to screenshot. Note that you can even select something else by moving your mouse around.
  5. Check your Mac desktop and you should see a new .png file that contains the screenshot you just took.


How to take a screenshot with your iPhone or IPad

  1. Whatever image is on the screen, you can capture.
  2. With the Device on, find your Sleep/Wake button. This is the button you use to turn your Device on and off.
  3. Find your Home button. Your home button is the round button centered on the bottom of your Device.
  4. Hold down the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time and release them. If you were able to take a screenshot, then you should hear a camera shutter sound and see a flash of a white screen.You only need to hold the two buttons down for a second for this to work. You don't have to release the buttons at the exact same time.
  5. Check your Camera Roll in the "Photos" App on your home screen to make sure that you captured the image. Then click on "Camera Roll." Your screenshot should be the last image in this album.


HOW TO KEEP YOUR MAC SAFE FROM MALWARE

Because of the way Apple built their Operating System, Malware or Malicious software is something Mac users don't come across often.  Occasionally, Mac users may fall prey to a bad installer or click on something that they shouldn't to install a software update or plug-in.


While there are a number of things that can be done to configure your computer to protect it against malware, the first thing that you can do yourself is to make sure that when you need an update for something such as Flash, you should ALWAYS go directly to the Software Developers Website. In this case, https://www.adobe.com/downloads.html


BACK-UP YOUR MAC

Backing up your computer is important to ensure you don't lose data to hardware malfunction, human error, or software corruption. Apple has made it ectremely easy to back-up your computer. So why not do it?


It's simple, plug in an external hard drive that’s at least the same size as your internal drive, and then go to your Apple Menu. Scroll down to System Preferences > Time Machine. Flip the switch from OFF to ON, and then click “Select Disk.” Select the external drive you plugged in and go ahead and check the box labeled “Show Time Machine status in menu bar.”  Time Machine will start making back-ups of your Mac. It is really that easy.