Quick Screenshot Maker review

Quick Screenshot Maker requires an incredibly arduous setup and rarely works even if you do it correctly. It's by no means easy to take screenshots on a pre-Ice Cream Sandwich phone, but this takes things a little too far. Between the fact that you need your computer to make it work, and the fact that it could load your phone with ads, there aren't many positives about this app.

This app offers to take screenshots of your phone, but you need a computer to do it. The app's "helper" download works for Macs, Windows, and … Read more

Annotate local files with updated Awesome Screenshot

My preferred method for taking screenshots in Chrome was just updated with a new feature that extends its reach. I use Awesome Screenshot to capture parts of or entire pages in Chrome, a process which became more efficient last year when an autosave feature was added. Now, Awesome Screenshot lets you not only capture and annotate screenshots you took of Chrome, but it also lets you load local image files to annotate using Chrome.

To select a file, click on the Awesome Screenshot button to the right of Chrome's URL bar and choose "Select a local image," … Read more

Ask the Experts, Episode 2: Streaming and Video Sharing

Next-gen means more than just flashier graphics and better performance. It also means new and innovative features that fall in line with what's popular in gaming culture. Right now, there's nothing bigger than videogame spectating.

What started as a DIY phenomenon is now a worldwide spectacle, where millions of viewers spend time broadcasting, watching, and commenting on live and recorded video game action. To catch up with that trend, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 both have game DVR functionality built right into their framework, making it easier for gamers to participate.

In this latest episode of … Read more

Autosave makes Awesome Screenshot more awesome

Awesome Screenshot just got more awesome. When I wrote about this Chrome extension last year, I liked its simplicity. It granted you three capture options -- visible part of the page you are viewing, a selected area, or the entire page -- and after taking a screenshot, it opened up a new tab where you could annotate your screenshot and then save it locally or online.

I used it for a time as my default Chrome screenshot utility but eventually stopped because I don't annotate most of the screenshots I take. Sure, it comes in handy once in a … Read more

Review: Screenshot Maker Pro creates screenshots for your photos

Screenshot Maker Pro allows you to create screenshots with a digital photo of your iPhone as the frame. The app doesn't offer clear instructions and lacks some features that would make the editing process a lot more customizable, but the digital iPhone looks great and the resulting screenshots are perfect for sharing or even for using on your Web site, as a promotional tool.

When you open Screenshot Maker Pro it will show a picture of the iPhone you are using for your screenshot borders. This can be changed in the settings menu, as well. You can then add … Read more

How to automatically upload and share screenshots with Dropbox

Dropbox has been able to automatically upload photos from your desktop or smartphone to the cloud for a while now. To make things a little bit easier for people who frequently take screenshots, Dropbox has just added support for automatic screenshot uploads. Here's how to set it up:

After your Dropbox desktop software has been updated to the latest release, take a screenshot. The first time you do this after the update, you'll get a Dropbox window that asks if you want to enable automatic screenshot uploads. Click the "Save Screenshots to Dropbox" button.

On PCs, … Read more

Take, edit screenshots on Galaxy Note devices with the S Pen

There are a couple of different ways to take screenshots on Samsung's Galaxy devices, but the typical method is pressing the power lock button and home button at the same time. This takes the screenshot and automatically saves it to a folder in the gallery.

On devices with an S Pen, like the Note II and Note 8.0, you can use the S Pen to take and edit the screenshot before saving it.

To take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Note device with the S Pen, tap the screen with the S Pen for a couple of … Read more

BioShock Infinite DLC heads back to Rapture

One of 2013's brightest moments in gaming is poised to get even better.

Today, Irrational Games, the Boston-based development studio responsible for BioShock and BioShock Infinite, has announced two of the three promised DLC packs to complement BioShock Infinite, and has clued us in as to what the third pack will be.

Clash in the Clouds, which is available today for $4.99 or 400 MS points, features four new maps spread across Columbia where Booker will take on wave after of wave of the game's iconic baddies. Completing challenges unlocks achievements and players can compete online by … Read more

Annotate iOS screenshots with Bugshot

Bugshot is a great tool for iOS developers, beta testers, and bloggers -- or anyone who likes to draw arrows on things. Normally, when I take a screenshot that needs to be annotated for a blog post about an iOS app, I move the screenshot to my Mac and use Preview's annotation tools. That process has just been sped up with Bugshot, because I can now make quick annotations on my iPhone or iPad and skip Preview altogether.

Launch Bugshot and you are presented with thumbnails of the photos in your iPhone's or iPad's Camera Roll. Tap … Read more

Use CloudShot to send screenshots to Dropbox

Since I started writing content for the How To blog, screenshots have become a staple of my work. Usually their purpose is to show the reader how to perform an action in a more precise way than words can express.

As you may imagine, I have tried a lot of different ways to take and save screenshots. The most basic method, PrtScr (Print Screen), still requires pasting the copied image into an editor and then saving it. While this is great because it is built-in, it makes the process more complex than necessary. Even though none of the screenshot utilities … Read more