Following years of speculation, Microsoft finally unleashed a trio of Office apps on iPad a few weeks back, with Word for iPad, Excel for iPad, and PowerPoint for iPad all offering good-to-great touch-enabled takes on the long-running productivity favorites. Curiously, though, all three launched without printing support, which made them not-fully-ideal options for users looking to untether from a traditional computer. Luckily, that oversight has been swiftly corrected, as Microsoft announced today via its Office blog that all three apps can now print over the air to any AirPrint-compatible printer.
Consumers may have embraced the concept of feature-rich, multifunction inkjet printers whose replacement ink is more expensive than buying a whole new unit, but this isn’t an ideal scenario for businesses that require sturdier hardware capable of pumping out a high volume of pages each month.
What a neat idea. According to HP, the Officejet 150 Mobile is the world’s first portable all-in-one printer, scanner, and photocopier. We’ve seen portable printers and mobile scanners before, but never both functions in the same unit. It could be of real interest to business travellers or real estate agents who spend a lot of time away from the company laser printer or their home office all-in-one inkjet.
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You can create and edit documents in the command line with nano, but what about printing? Well, the CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) is built into every Mac, and includes the ability to print files directly from the command line. This week, we’ll show you exactly how it’s done.
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On paper (heh), the Brother Business Smart has everything. The multifunction inkjet handles paper from 3.5x5 up to 11x17, in a footprint barely bigger than that, just 18.9 by 11.4 inches, and 7.3 inches high. It can be so compact even while holding 150 sheets of 8.5x11 paper because the paper is loaded, and printed, in landscape orientation, something we haven’t seen before. When not in use, it folds into an unassuming, completely closed rectangle.
I have a Samsung ML-2010 laser printer that has been working fine on an iMac running Mac OS 10.7.3. However, the printer has recently stopped printing unless I first unplug and replug the USB cable from the back of the computer. I’ve tried numerous things, but still can’t get it to work. Any ideas?
iOS has been crafted into the ultimate mobile work station, especially with the addition of the iWork mobile suite for the iPad. You can create and edit documents in Pages, make a slideshow for an important meeting in Keynote, and put together graphs and stats with Numbers. When you're finished, you can print everything out with AirPrint. Clearly, you don't need your Mac with you to get work done on the go.
But, not every printer is AirPrint-compatible, which is a serious bummer for the serious worker bee, or student who needs to quickly get their paper printed out before deadline. That's why we're going to help: whether your current set up supports AirPrint or not, we'll show you three ways to get those digital documents into tangible paper form one way or another. Read on to find out how.
Most of us go about our day, deftly printing the most common, letter-sized documents without a care in the world -- that is, until we want to switch things up and print photos instead, only to find that Mac OS X’s normally easy-to-use printer settings suddenly fail to be of much help.
Even though we live in a (almost) completely digital age, there is still a need for the physical medium of ink and paper. Whether you’re in college or work a job, paper will still be around for many years to come. One of the biggest disadvantages with printing, however, is that most mobile devices that we use can’t print to a local networked printer, or an internet-connected printer. That’s where Google Cloud Print comes in.
This free service allows you to set up your home or work PC to accept print jobs from a mobile device or a spiffy Google Chrome netbook from around the world. So long as the device is linked to your Google Cloud Print account, you can print to your home or work printer wherever you have an internet connection.