How do I take a screen capture on my smartphone?

Author's Note: How do I take a screen capture on my smartphone?

Apparently, I was totally taking for granted my iPhone's easy-as-pie ability to take screenshots. More than that, it turns out that there are a lot of people who are pretty darn angry that their phones aren't able to do the same thing. Good news for those loyal to Windows phones: The upcoming version (Windows 8) has been tapped to get an easy screen-capture feature.

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