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Chrome OS may soon get a native printing and scanning app

Late last year, Google announced that Cloud Print will be killed off in 2021. Cloud Print was a service that allowed users to connect a local printer to the cloud to print to it from any device. This tool was especially useful for Chrome OS devices, which left us wondering if some sort of replacement...

Google Cloud Print will be killed off in 2021

Google Cloud Print is one of the company's older services. Launched in 2010, it's a service that allows users to connect a local printer to the cloud so you can print from anywhere. It was useful as a way for users to print from Chrome OS devices. Technically, Cloud Print has never left beta status,...

Mopria Print Service gets updated with Android for Work support, collation, output tray selection, and more

Directly printing documents from your smartphone is an underrated feature on Android, but there's a reason for that. The experience has not been the best, as early versions of Android did not even natively support printing. Google's Cloud Print app tried to bring some order to the chaos, while Android 4.4. Kitkat brought in some...

Android Pie brings support for WiFi Direct Printing

Trying to print something from an Android smartphone or tablet hasn't always been the easiest. Before Android 4.4 KitKat, the operating system didn't even natively support the function and required using a 3rd-party application. Thankfully though, this vital feature has evolved throughout the years with the help of Google and all of the companies who...

Mopria Print Service 2.5 adds multi-hole punch support and selecting multiple finishing options

Printing documents from an Android smartphone or tablet hasn't always had the best user experience. Google Cloud Print was introduced back in 2013 and it has helped alleviate the issue with devices that have chosen to support it. Android 4.4 KitKat brought some APIs which were referred to as the Android Print Framework, and that helped...

The History of Printing on Android and how the Mopria Alliance made it better

Prior to the debut of Android 8.0 Oreo's Default Print Service, printing documents on Android was easier said than done. Google's mobile operating system didn't gain native printer support until Android 4.4 KitKat, and with the exception of third-party solutions from the likes of Samsung, setting up a printer required vendor-specific plugins and drivers. But...

Fujifilm instax SHARE SP-2 (Mobile Printer) Review: The Inescapable Allure of Physical Media

 As an avid photographer, I've long enjoyed the experience of having prints made of photos I've taken. I've experimented with a number of different services, usually looking to produce some thoughtful gifts or mementos for my own personal enjoyment. My current favorite is undoubtedly Artifact Uprising, a print company that began independently but almost immediately...