HP Preparing Printing from Smartphones
The New York Times reports that HP is prepared to debut a new line of web-connected printers that will make it easier to print from mobile devices. Printing from smartphones will be possible because HP is giving each printer its own unique email address. This will allow phone users to email documents or photos directly to the printer, which can then print the documents and have them ready when the user returns home or to the office. The new range of printers will cost between $100 and $400. HP is also preparing to launch a suite of web-based services in connection with the printers. Availability wasn't made clear. HP recently agreed to purchase smartphone maker Palm.
Skype Deepens Office Integration, Improves Video Sharing
Skype today updated its app for the iPhone and iPad, and added several new features to the messaging platform. To start, iOS users can now launch Skype voice or video conversations from within Office documents, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
iPhone Users Can Now Store Office Documents In iCloud
Microsoft today announced several new features for its Office suite of productivity apps. First and foremost, third-party cloud providers can now integrate their own services into the "locations picker" in the iOS Office apps.
Verizon Updates Cloud App with Smart Albums
Verizon Wireless has improved the Verizon Cloud app for Android devices with new features called Smart Albums and Print Shop. Smart Albums can automatically select the best photos and videos to create albums based on events and locations.
Microsoft Buys Mobile Email App Maker Acompli
Microsoft today announced that it has purchased Acompli, a developer of Android and iOS email applications. Microsoft said it will use Acompli and its team to "deliver the full power of Office to mobile devices" via Outlook.
Amazon Invites People to Share Photos with Family Vault
Amazon today announced Family Vault, a new service for Amazon Prime members that allow them to share photos with family members and friends. Family Vault supports the Prime subscriber plus up to five invitees, be they friends, family, colleagues, or others.
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