Take a Screen Grab of your iPhone

I discovered an “undocumented feature” of iPhone OS today – I say it’s undocumented, but I what I mean is, I found a feature of my iPhone that I didn’t know existed.

We all know what an iPhone is and we all know what a screen grab is, but did you know you can use one to perform the other? Wow, this is cool, I’m so going to use it to… erm… send screen grabs of how many apps I’ve got?!

Anyway, if you want to do this, simply get the screen to where you want it to be (i.e. scroll past “The Cheeky Girls” in your artists list) and hold the power/lock key then quickly press the home button and you get the familiar “click” noise and the screen whites out.

Head over to Photos -> Camera Roll and there’s your screenie! Awesome. Now you don’t need an app for that!

Short and sweet today. Goodnight

Software Update Day!

Yesterday (Tuesday 1st September, 2009) was an awesome day! Lots of my tech got a software update of some description, major or minor the things I use day-to-day have all been updated to some degree.

  1. OSX -> Snow Leopard (10.6)
  2. PS3 -> (XMB) FW 3.0
  3. Call of Duty 4 -> 1.4 (bug fixes)
  4. iPhone OS 3.0.1 (yeah I know, it’s been out for a while!)

I have also decided to actually host this blog properly rather than self-host it – I still haven’t gotten around to setting up the DNS/Web/Mail servers at my flat and I’m missing out on valuable Google-time by framed-forwarding and only having my blog available during work hours.

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The BootCamp Episode

I feel it has been long enough now, I can talk about this without feeling too much pain. I would like to explain to you the reason that I shall not be installing BootCamp on my shiny iMac; I’m sure, after reading, you will be sympathetic.

It was a hot, sunny… no it wasn’t, it was mid-January so pretty cold in fact, well it was afternoon at least, I had just completed some work for enotions and I decided that it was high time that I should fill in my time tracker so that I would know what to invoice at the end of the month; when it suddenly dawned on me that the software would only run on a PC! Shock horror! I’d have to fire up that noisy, unstable, expensive paperweight every time I wanted to print an invoice!

I knew how to get around this though, so I fired up Parallels (only a demo version as I was not yet convinced) and installed ClearlyBookkeeping; install went fine, no major errors or hiccups, so I cranked the handle on the PC and exported all my data from the BeetleJoose accounts (clever Skelli!). However! When it came to actually running CB through Parallels, it just wouldn’t open! I thought: “Oh well, I’ll just have to install BootCamp instead”. BIG MISTAKE! Continue reading “The BootCamp Episode”