Tag: printer

My Printouts are Terrible!

If you’ve owned a printer at home then you may have faced frustrations with poor quality printouts at one point down the line. Printers are awesome when they work properly with great quality documents and photos appearing almost magically in the tray. What happens when that magic seems to go astray? There are a couple …

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Old Printers and New Operating Systems

With Windows 8 almost upon us in terms of full public release and sale it’s worth giving a thought to printer compatibility.┬áSimple tethered printers will usually be less susceptible to being left behind when operating systems are updated however multi-function and networked printers may not fare so well. For instance, I have an aging HP …

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Print Natively From Office Web Apps

Here’s a quick tip for tonight. Apparently, this has been missing for a while but it seems that you can now print natively from the Office Web Apps to a local printer. Previously, you had to wrestle with your browser and its ability to print what was on screen instead of being nicely formatted. Quite …

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Front and Rear USB Ports – Use Them Wisely

Just a quick one for tonight. One thing that gets my gripe is how people use USB ports on their computer, particularly front and rear USB ports on desktop computers. When USB ports first hit the scene they were relegated to the rear of the computer along with all of the other faithful ports including …

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Printer Cartridges – Do Your Homework

Another quick tip for this evening. When we buy a new printer there is a sort of honeymoon period after it comes out of the box and you’ve gone through the process of assembly, connection, installation and the final test print. What we may not realise is the ongoing cost of consumables such ink or …

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Converged vs Standalone Devices – Which is Best?

Particularly over the last decade, we have witnessed convergence of technology at any increasing rate. Ten years ago, mobile phones did little more than make and receive calls and SMS. MMS was later introduced while camera and video functionality started to appear as entry level features. Mobile phones have also turned into mobile broadband modems …

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