For a mobile operating system that touts its "openness", it's a bit perplexing that you'd have to root the phone to get any sort of screenshot capabilities. What about developers or technophiles like us who need the easy screenshot utility? iOS scores ten points in this round for the ease of screen capture, that's for sure.
So let's be honest: you're an Android user, you do need this functionality, and you'd like to do so without accidentally bricking your phone and cutting off all communication with the outside world. There's a way to do so, and while it's not as easy as holding together two buttons, it is the best way without accidentally killing your phone. Read along to find out how to use Eclipse and the Android SDK to take screenshots with your Android phone hooked up to your Mac.