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Screen Recoding, Saving Contacts, Becoming Magician

Do you want your mum to know how to send photos via WhatsApp? No problem! Instruction “how to record screen” is made in this edition. Also today: adding contacts from BCR-saved business cards and playing this year’s most in-demand game.

iOS Tip: How to Record Your Screen

Are you a proud owner of a device with iOS 11? If so, read on to discover how to capture your screen actions with Apple:

  1. Go to SettingsControl CenterCustomize Controls.
  2. Select Screen Recording by clicking a green plus icon next to it as shown in the screenshot below.iOS Record iphone Screen customize
  3. Close the settings and open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap Screen Recording icon, then wait for the three-second countdown.screen recording control center ios

If this mode is on, you will see a red bar at the top of the screen. To disable recording, simply click the same icon and your video will be saved in the Photos app.

Android Tip: Recording Screen on Android Devices

For the time being, there is no built-in functionality in Android that allows users to record their screen. But you can always take a screenshot if you like. Skim through Mondays to familiarize yourself with few ways of taking screenshots.

Android Screen recorder Android Devices

Yet, if you are still eager to capture your screen, try AZ Screen Recorder. After you install the app, your desktop will display a panel with four buttons: record, settings, view saved videos, and close app.

Click the Folder icon to view your previously recorded videos. Settings allow you to adjust the speed of your video, screen recognition, show or hide the Record button, enable recording to stop if you turn off your screen, and select the path to save your videos.

When you are finished configuring the app, drag the notification bar down and click Record to start capturing your screen. The smartphone will show a window stating that your screen is being captured. Click Agree to continue using the app. The app will launch a three-second timer for you to get ready. To stop recording your screen, drag the panel down and click Stop.

Visit Google Play to download the app.

ABBYY Tip: Saving Business Cards From BCR to Contacts

Business Card Reader lets users save business cards not only within the app but also to your phone’s Contacts app or address book. Below are a couple of methods do to this in iOS and Android.

iPhone devices

Option 1. Always save business cards to Contacts.

  1. Go to BCR settings.
  2. Open Saving.
  3. Select Card holder and Contacts.

ABBYY Save Business Cards BCR Contacts

Option 2. Save to Contacts only some business cards depending on the situation.

  1. Go to BCR settings, open the Saving section and mark Always ask.
  2. In this case, the app will suggest saving options. Select Contacts.

Option 3. Add BCR-stored business cards to Contacts.

  1. Open a business card, which you want to add to Contacts.
  2. Click ShareExport to iPhone Contacts.
  3. Voilà! Information from the card is imported to your Contacts!Add BCR-stored business cards Contacts ios

Android devices

Option 1. Always save business cards to Contacts.

  1. Go to BCR.
  2. Find the Save contacts to.
  3. Select App and addressbook.

Always save business cards Contacts android

Option 2. Save to Contacts only some business cards.

  1. While in BCR settings, select Always ask.
  2. In this case, the app will suggest saving options. Select Contacts.

Option 3. Add BCR-stored business cards to Contacts.

  1. Open a business card, which you want to add to Contacts.
  2. Click a three-dot icon → Save to contacts.

bcr abbyy save card contacts

Option 4. Add all saved business cards to Contacts.

  1. While in the main screen of the app, click a three-dot icon → Export contacts.
  2. Voilà! Information from the card is imported to your Contacts!

BCR card scanner Export contacts

App of the Week. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

App Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is an RPG based on the well-known book. The game lets you take a dive into the world of Harry Potter, become surrounded by the events, and put yourself in the shoes of your own Hogwarts character. One distinctive feature of the game is that all events take place in 1980, before Harry entered Hogwarts.

hogwarts story game application harry potter

Create your character and the game will unfold depending on your actions. You will attend classes, visit halls and rooms of the school, learn and use incantations. What this game also allows you to do is explore the world around you, visit secret rooms, solve riddles, and interact with other characters.

harry potter game graphics characters

The game features unbeaten graphics and familiar characters. It will suit the tastes of Harry Potter fans. Developers created a detailed atmosphere and you will totally feel like you are a part of the game.

The app is available on iOS and Android.

First-Hand Experience: Advice From a Colleague

Shared by Aleksey Efimov, Android developer

team game abbyy advice quiz

Summer is here! It means now we have loads of ways to spend a delightful evening. You can stroll in parks and river banks, grab a bicycle and organize a city tour for yourself — whatever you take interest in actually. For a change, try solving logical puzzles.

A few years ago I took part in quizzes and I do recommend that you try them yourself. Quiz, for example, is an intellectual team game where participants solve puzzles and riddles. To my Russian readers, here are a few places where you can play it in Moscow: Mozgva, Quizium, Mosquiz, and many more. A quiz is an excellent way to get to know your friends better or meet new people. And while thinking up a name for your team, remember: give a team a good name and it will do well.

That’s all for today! An important takeaway as always: see you next week, same place, same time.

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