Our smartphones are slowly evolving into the ultimate "Swiss Army Knife". They have become an all-in-one device, replacing several of our most useful tools, gadgets, and devices. Along with becoming our go-to music player, GPS unit, and gaming device - for many - our smartphones have become our primary camera and writing instruments. I doubt [...]

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Choosing the right printer usually comes down to the price of the printer and the price you'll need to pay to replace ink or toner cartridges after the low capacity cartridges that come with the printer go empty. I don't know about you but it always seems like I don't need to use my printer [...]

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I take more pictures with my smartphone than I make calls with it. I rarely take a stand alone camera with me on vacations, parties or family events. The majority of the pictures I take stay on my phone and don't get shared with friends or family. Sure, I can go home and print the [...]

Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews

Sometime around 1975, it was suggested that because of computers, paper would become obsolete.  It hasn't happened yet and I find myself buying a new printer every now and again.  I've never been completely satisfied by the output quality or performance of my purchases, but maybe things will change now that I have the XP-950 [...]

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With the Instant Lab from Impossible, you'll print photos in seconds.  This microprocessor-controlled film processing unit has a four-element coated glass, wide-angle 35.6mm lens.  It's compatible with the iPhone 4/4S/5/5S and iPod touch 4th/5th-gen models, and there's a free iOS app for photo exposure.  You simply select an image then lay the Apple device on [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News

There are so many printers on the market that choosing the right one can be a real chore. For basic home use, I've found using a printer/scanner combination fits my needs just fine, so we picked up an Epson XP-400 simply because it was on sale and did not have many bells and whistles that [...]

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I have been using a Polaroid PoGo printer for a couple of years to print pictures to stick in my journal. They don't print the best, but the printer is small and I don't have to worry about the ink drying up because it doesn't use ink. It uses special ZINK Zero-Ink color thermal paper. I'm [...]

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If own an iPhone or Android smartphone and enjoy using your phone as a camera to snap all manner of pics, the VuPoint Solutions Photo Cube Photo Printer is a great little accessory to consider if you're the type of person that likes instant gratification. Staples was kind enough to sent me this printer for [...]

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The new Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One printer from Epson will allow you to print with EPSON Connect, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print, or by sending your document to the printer's unique email address, so printing from tablets and smartphones won't be a nightmare.  The Small-in-One printers have a compact size, but they are packed with [...]

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Come on admit it, you really want one! Well I do anyway, and the field of 3D printers is getting better and cheaper.  We reported on the Makerbot Thing-o-matic in August last year, a "consumer" 3D printer for $1299 at the time. Well former Makerbot COO Samuel Cervantes now heads up  Solidoodle and they've just released [...]

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I've been a fan of DYMO label printers for years. I still use their  Twin Turbo label and stamp printer which I reviewed 6 years ago (see related posts at the bottom of this review). They recently asked if I would be interested in reviewing their LabelManager 500TS. The TS stands for touch screen. Let's see if [...]

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For many years (decades?) we've heard about the paperless office, but more and more it appears that technology is driving use to use MORE paper. In an attempt to green up the printer/copier, Toshiba TEC  is working on reducing paper use or at least being able to recycle more paper. No special paper is required, [...]

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Epson recently introduced three new wide-format printers to their WorkForce business-class printer lineup.  The WorkForce WF-7520 ($299.99) and WF-7510 ($249.99) all-in-ones and WorkForce WF-7010  ($199.99) single function inkjet printer are all designed to print papers up to 13" X 19".  The two all-in-ones have a maximum 5760 x 1440 dpi print resolution and 2400 dpi [...]

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The new wide-format Artisan 1430 inkjet printer from Epson gives you prints up to 13" X 19".  This printer has  advanced color and lighting correction for amazing photos, and it includes Adobe® Photoshop® Elements for more editing features.  You can print Ultra Hi-Definition prints (5760 x 1440 optimized dpi) on paper or photo paper, and [...]

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Because of recent updates to the OS, it is possible to print from your iPhone or iPad directly without having to first transfer your document to a computer, but only to certain Airport printers.  There are apps that will let you print to other brands, and that's fine for home use where you likely have [...]

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