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  • Capturing the image from your phone screen – whether it’s a map or a text message – is pretty easy on both Android and iPhone. Watch the video above to see how it’s done. 

    On the iPhone

    Press the Home key at the same time as the Lock or Power button. You’ll see a flash effect and hear the shutter sound. Done. To access the captured image, open up your camera or photo app, and you’ll see the screenshot in your camera roll.

    On Newer Androids

    On newer models running Android 4.0 or later, hit the Power button and the Volume Down button for a few seconds. You’ll be able to find the captured image in your camera roll, just as if you had taken a regular picture.

    On Older Androids

    Taking screenshots on older Androids requires an app. Screenshot Ultimate is free, or you can pay about $5 for one with a few added bells and whistles like No Root Screenshot It.

    [Related: Facebook Photo Sharing Tricks]

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  • Remember Black Friday? You know, the day after Thanksgiving with its huge, door-busting deals? Well, last year, major retailers tried to get a jump on their competition by opening on Thanksgiving. And this year, the rush for your holiday shopping dollars is starting even earlier – online Black Friday sales will start just after Halloween. So where and when can you find the best deals?

    Why “Black Friday” is Earlier Than Ever 

    Getting a jump on the competition
    Online retailers start the discounts early so they can get your hard-earned dollars before the big in-store shopping starts.

    Retailers need info about what will be hot
    The earlier holiday sales start rolling, the earlier retailers know what’s popular. Brick-and-mortar stores in particular have dynamic inventory software that tells them how much of an item to stock based on early sales, so they want that data before the heavy holiday shopping starts.

    The quest for younger shoppers
    By opening stores on Thanksgiving, many stores can get a

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  • Apple just went ballistic with a slew of new product announcements: the iPad Air, iPad Mini Retina Display, Macbook Pro 13 and 15-inch models, and the Mac Pro desktop.  Nothing revolutionary here, but solid improvements.

    The questions are:

    Is the retina display on the iPad mini worth an extra $100?
    Will there be enough inventory for the holiday buying season?
    Will the improvements to the Macbook get Windows 8 users to switch?
    Is anyone outside of Hollywood going to buy a $3000 desktop computer?

    iPad Air: starts at $499

    The biggest surprise of the day was the new name for the iPad, the iPad Air. It is 20% thinner than the previous model. Its weight is reduced from 1.4 lbs to 1 lb. It has a 64-bit A7 chip, which Apple says is 8 times faster than the previous model. The upgrade to a 64-bit processor may seem like a geeky throwaway, but it future-proofs your purchase. As more apps take advantage of this faster chip architecture, the iPad you buy today will still seem fast for many years to

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  • Final Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies were up at the close of trading: CSX rose $.69 or 2.1 percent, to $34.20. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $1.85 or 2.8 percent, to $67.42. Canadian Pacific Railway ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Omeros Corp. fell 12.3 percent to $12.12. Altisource Ptfl Sol fell 10.9 percent to $84.51. Enanta Pharma fell 10.2 percent ...

  • Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan's final days, efforts to save him
    Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan's final days, efforts to save him

    Dallas doctor Gary Weinstein describes Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital's efforts to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the country's first Ebola patient. “The team here,” he said, his lip quivering as tears welled up, “worked their tails off trying to save his life.”

  • Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola
    Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday.

  • Brookfield Canada reports 3Q results

    The Toronto-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $33.8 million, or 36 cents per share, in the period. Funds from operations is a closely watched measure in the REIT industry. ...

  • 6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars Discovered
    6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars Discovered

    A 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine. It was a "two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard," the upper floor divided into five rooms, write archaeologists Nataliya Burdo and Mykhailo Videiko in a copy of a presentation they gave recently at the European Association of Archaeologists' annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. A platform on the upper floor contains "numerous burnt bones of lamb, associated with sacrifice," write Burdo and Videiko, of the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The floors and walls of all five rooms on the upper floor were "decorated by red paint, which created [a] ceremonial atmosphere." [See Photos of the Prehistoric Temple & Animal Remains]

  • Citizen Pulls Over Police Officer
    Citizen Pulls Over Police Officer

    In an attempt to bring attention to the issue of unlawful traffic stops by police impersonators, Gavin Seim of Washington state flagged down a police officer on the side of the road.

  • Russia loses key Western business ally in airport tragedy

    The Kremlin has lost one of its strongest Western supporters in the effort to lift US and European sanctions.

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