As mobile devices become an integral part of our lives, companies like Epson continue to find new ways to integrate with these devices. Standards like AirPrint cover some of the most popular smartphones and tablets. Epson seems to have found a niche, however, by supporting smaller devices like the Kindle Fire and the Chromebook with easy printing solutions. This will make their products that much more appealing to owners of devices like Kindle Fire tablets and Chromebooks.
Canon has been very busy in the past year, releasing affordable new laser printers and expanding their AirPrint lineup. They have also launched a new website just for the crafty crowd. Here, we round up some of the most exciting things to come out of Canon in the past several months.
Just a few years ago, much of our computing activity was carried out on desktop and laptop computers. In recent years, the computer industry has undergone a radical transformation. We are now more likely to grab an iPad or Nexus 7 for casual tasks. Printing from such devices is less necessary than from larger computers, because they are portable; documents come with you. But, there are plenty of occasions where it is convenient to send documents to print directly from mobile devices. Printing tickets, photos, receipts, presentations and PDFs should not involve having to email them to our ourselves before printing them from a desktop or laptop. The obvious solution would be to plug your printer into your mobile device via its USB port, but that won’t work; the USB ports on most mobile devices aren’t smart enough to do that. Today we’re going to look at a few methods that make printing from mobile a breeze. Continue reading “Printing from Tablets and Smartphones” »