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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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  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at 1 p.m.: QLT Inc. fell 11.9 percent to $5.46. Retrophin Inc. fell 8.8 percent to $11.40. PDL BioPharma Inc. fell 8.7 percent to $8.81. B Communcations ...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks

    A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: Apple Inc. was unchanged at $100.91 with 26,598,500 shares traded. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 44.1 percent to $31.00 with 10,563,000 shares traded. ...

  • 'Lone wolves in America' encouraged to attack Times Square, Las Vegas: report
    'Lone wolves in America' encouraged to attack Times Square, Las Vegas: report

    Instructions for 'how to make a bomb in your kitchen, to create scenes of horror in tourist spots and other targets' pops up on message board, Vocativ reports.

  • Obama vows no ground war in Iraq
    Obama vows no ground war in Iraq

    By Jeff Mason MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq, seeking to reassure Americans about the level of U.S. involvement after a top general suggested combat troops could be deployed against Islamic State forces. Obama, who has spent much of his presidency distancing himself from the Iraq War, stressed during a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa that airstrikes would be the central U.S. ...

  • Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps
    Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.

  • Jimmy Fallon & Barbra Streisand Perform Duet Medley On 'Tonight Show' (Watch)
    Jimmy Fallon & Barbra Streisand Perform Duet Medley On 'Tonight Show' (Watch)

    Barbra Streisand appeared on "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" on Monday night – her first "Tonight Show" appearance since 1963 – and it was memorable! The 72-year-old singer, whose new album, "Partners," features duets with Elvis Presley, Blake Shelton, Michel Buble and more, sang a medley of three songs, with Jimmy filling in for her duet partners. First up was "Love Me Tender," where the late night host filled in for Elvis (complete with a wig and shades). The second song was "I'd Want It To Be You," with Jimmy playing a cowboy hat-sporting Blake Shelton.

  • Peter Fonda's 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction
    Peter Fonda's 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

  • Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel
    Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau.

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