Pogue's Basics: The master class on capturing screenshots

Maybe you’re writing up instructions, illustrating a computer book, or collecting proof of some secret screen you found buried in a game. You can take pictures of the entire screen or capture only the contents of a rectangular selection. On the Mac, it’s Command-Shift-3 to capture the whole screen, or Command-Shift 4 to grab a region of the screen.

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A ruling against Google in Canada could affect free speech around the world

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Google has to stop linking to a website impacting a Canadian company in both the country and the rest of the world.

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Pogue's Basics: How to create a search-and-replace macro in Word

Among its thousands of features, macros are power-user tools that could benefit a lot of people. You hit Record Macro, you do something — a search and replace, let’s say — and then you can play back that macro later. Actually, search and replace is a bad example — Microsoft Word cannot, in fact, record and play back a search/replace.

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Pogue's Basics: How to create a search-and-replace macro in Word

Pogue's Basics: How to create a search-and-replace macro in Word

Among its thousands of features, macros are power-user tools that could benefit a lot of people. You hit Record Macro, you do something — a search and replace, let’s say — and then you can play back that macro later. Actually, search and replace is a bad example — Microsoft Word cannot, in fact, record and play back a search/replace.

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Google Earth’s new update will take you anywhere in the world

Google Earth’s new update will take you anywhere in the world

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Google Earth’s new update will take you anywhere in the world

Pogue's Basics: How to forward a text message

In a previous “Pogue’s Basics� tip, I let you know that you could report cellphone text-message spam by forwarding it to 7726.

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Pogue's Basics: How to forward a text message