What you need to know

  • Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring have an update for Snip and Sketch.
  • The update brings the ability to zoom in on snips.
  • Insiders can also elect to have snips open in already opened windows.

Snip & Sketch received new features as part of an update available to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring (via Aggiornamenti Lumia). The update brings new options for choosing where snips open as well as a new zooming option.

The current public release of Snip & Sketch has every new snip open in its own window. Following this update, users can elect to have snips open in the same window.

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Users can now zoom in on snips to help them mark up specific portions of a snip.

Lastly, the Snip & Sketch app has a new icon. The previous icon was all white whereas the new icon has colored scissors cutting a red ring.

Snip & Sketch

This app allows you to take a screenshot or capture a portion of your screen and annotate it with ink.

Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love

Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.

VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)

This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.

Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)

Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.

Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)

This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.

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