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Fujifilm has released a new portable printer that is claimed to provide users with credit card-sized photographic prints within ten seconds, faster than its predecessor. As the name suggests, the Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-2 is meant to receive a photograph from a smartphone or tablet and turn it into a compact printed image that users can keep, giving users an alternative way to create a copy of their favorite photos alongside the usual sharing of images with friends over social networks.
We've talked about the issue with printer ink before, about how many people tend to buy a brand new, cheap printer on sale every time they run out of ink, as it is often cheaper to do so than buy a full set of ink refills. If you have a home office or a small business, a decent quality printer isn't as disposable. Brother has a solution, though; the Brother MFC-J985DW XL, a print station for small business use that aims to make high ink costs a thing of the past. Does it pass muster? We'll let you know in our review.
Printer producer Brother has added two more all-in-one device packages aimed at small office and home users to its "INKvestment" range, which combines a printer with enough ink cartridges to last for a very long time. The MFC-J985DW is able to print a black and white page for less than a penny, while the XL version of the same package increases the number of cartridges to a point where most intended users won't need to pay for a new cartridge for up to two years.
HP has unveiled a new portfolio of printers aimed at businesses, in both the OfficeJet and LaserJet ranges. The new batch of OfficeJet Pro printers are said to include professional color reproduction and high performance in a compact form for small businesses, while the HP LaserJet additions include printers that also boast high quality color prints, as well as providing what HP believes is the "best value" for black-and-white printing.
We're back at it again, testing another printer to see how it stacks up against our expectations. Today, we're focusing on the small business or home office printing scene, by testing out a small but mighty printer that hopes to save users money without sacrificing performance: Brother HL-L6200DW, a wireless, monochrome laser printer. Check out our review to see what we thought!
Brother has revealed a large number of printers as part of its product lineup refresh aimed at business and enterprise users, both for medium-level and higher print and scan volumes. New monochrome laser printers and all-in-one devices have been announced by the company, boasting features including Wi-Fi connectivity, color touchscreen displays, AirPrint and Mopria support, faster print speeds, and connectivity to business cloud services.
We call him the Black Rider, though he isn't actually riding anything. Nonetheless, he is the Stranger of Reason, he is the Masked Man of Information and he's come along for this week's installment of the MacNN One More Thing podcast just as Malcolm Owen and William Gallagher are getting far too deep into the topic of keyboards.
Epson America yesterday announced the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-6530 all-in-one printer, powered by the company's PrecisionCore tchnology. Epson claims the small workgroup-tailored WF-6530 can print up to 13x47-inch prints through manual feed, and saves up to 50 percent on printing costs versus color laser printers.
Epson has launched a new compact photo printer in its PictureMate range, that is said to be designed for quickly creating and sharing photographs with friends and family at parties and gatherings. The PictureMate PM-400 is a wireless photo lab that can work independently of a host machine or network, with anyone being able to send photographs directly to it from an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet using Wi-Fi.
Epson today introduced its next-generation Expression Small-in-One wireless photo printers. Designed to suit the needs of busy households and creative enthusiasts, the Expression Premium series -- including the Expression Premium XP-530, XP-630 and XP-830 -- utilizes the Claria Premium five-ink system to deliver borderless prints up to 8x10 inches and documents with sharp text. The Expression Photo XP-960 Small-in-One printer features six-color Claria Photo HD inks to deliver photo enthusiasts with borderless photos up to 11x17 inches.
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE