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.
Motorola, Polaroid Partner Up On Insta-Share Printer Moto Mod
Motorola and Polaroid today announced the Insta-Share Printer, a Moto Mod that lets people instantly print and share images captured with their Moto Z handset. The attachment includes its own dedicated camera button for snapping photos and can print directly from the camera roll, Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos.
Gmail to Convert Numbers, Addresses, and Contacts to Clickable Links
Google today said its G Suite customers will soon be able to take advantage of active hyperlinks in Gmail and Inbox that simplify the process of sending emails or making calls. Both mobile apps will convert text, such as phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses, into interactive links.
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.
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.
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