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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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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
French show carries on with iPhones
Following a prolonged power loss in a French TV studio, the crew was able to use a combination of limited studio lighting and a number of iPhones to continue taping the Saturday episode of talk show On n'est pas couché ("We're Still Awake"), using the resulting footage in the first edited episode. The Plus-model iPhones used for the impromptu shoot completion were either iPhone 6 Plusses (which shoot in 1080p) or 6s Plus models (which can shoot in 4K). The decision to use the iPhones to complete the show was made after a power outage at France 2's studio stretched to more than three hours. http://bit.ly/299wqDt
Scrivener for iOS to arrive in late July
For some long-time Scrivener users, to quote Paul Simon, "these are the days of miracle and wonders." As it marks its 10th anniversary in business, developer Keith Blount has announced that the long-awaited iOS version of his creative-writing tool Scrivener is to be submitted to the App Store, following strong praise from beta-testers. The program, expected in late July, will sell for $20 and work with both the iPad and iPhone. When we interviewed Blount last January, he added that Scrivener 3 for Mac would follow along shorty afterwards. http://bit.ly/2901XLE
WhatsApp now handles over 100M calls daily
WhatsApp is celebrating that it is being used for over 100 million calls every day. In a brief notice, the Facebook-owned messaging platform advises the voice-calling feature it rolled out to its users last year now deals with an average of over 1,100 calls initiated per second. Earlier this year, it increased the security of its calls and other messages, by introducing end-to-end encryption on all platforms. http://bit.ly/292HqCX
Adele's '25' album now streaming
Recording artist Adele has "pulled a Kanye" after saying that her current album "25" would not be available for streaming. The seven-month-old record, which has yielded a number of hit singles, is now available for streaming on all the major streaming services, such as Apple Music and Spotify, as of today in most major markets, with worldwide distribution to come. Reportedly, the singer had demanded streaming be limited to paid subscribers -- a condition that has hurt some streamers with artists, who aren't paid royalties for free or trial listens . Apple pays performers its normal royalty rates during its free trial, avoiding the issue -- and having repeated success in both signing up exclusives and placing those exclusives into the top of the charts. http://ti.me/28U7NOu
SanDisk iXpand case has battery, storage
A new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s case from SanDisk appears to be the "holy grail" of accessories: a stylish and protective case that offers both extra storage as well as the option of extra battery power as well. The iXpand Memory case offers either 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of additional storage incorporated into the case, and an optional add-on battery pack (sold separately) adds up to an extra day or more of charge. Through the associated iXpand app, camera photos and videos can be automatically stored on the extra storage, optionally password-protected, The cost for the case is (in order of storage capacity) $60, $100, and $130. The battery pack's release data has not yet been announced, but the add-on should retail for an additional $30. http://bit.ly/291epHu