Mobile printing gains more foothold in our lives
Technological advancements have made the impossible become possible. All that which were only a part of scientific fiction till a few years ago, are actually entering peoples homes and lives today in a never before way. Therefore, while today you can operate your appliances at home using just a few controls when actually you are at work or on a vacation, you can also have gadgets feed your pet when you may be in office busy giving presentations. Yes! All this and much more are no longer a part of the fantasy world. You can very well enjoy these pleasures at home and much more. Well! When technology has progressed in every nook and corner, how can the printing world lag behind?
Even though you are a supporter of green environment and would not like to waste paper taking printouts, you wouldn’t deny when we say that there are times when you just can’t do without that ‘essential printout’. And what would you do if that essential document lay in your smartphone and you did not have access to a laptop or a desktop to get the printouts? Simple… you will use the advanced mobile printing technology and get the prints. Wireless and Bluetooth printers are no longer the newest arrivals here. Now you have AirPrint and Cloud Print that lets you comfortably print from mobile devices and that too in a jiffy. If you are in a mall or at the airport, there are apps that can guide you to a nearby printer by detecting accessible printers in your vicinity. If you have an iOS-based device, you can use the AirPrint technology to directly print from the device (smartphone, etc.) without engaging an intermediary (computer/laptop). There are several third-party apps also available that aid in printing tasks if your printer and device aren’t compatible.
If you are an Android user, you can use the Google Cloud Print technology to take out printouts of your documents, wirelessly. This technology complements the old as well as the relatively new printers and therefore irrespective of the brand of printer that is available to you, you can get a decent job done.
However, like all things come with a set of pros and cons, the mobile printing technology too isn’t without a few glitches. First and foremost, security is quite vulnerable here. As you may be approaching someone’s printer to get your printouts, likewise even your printer will remain at risk from the intruding eyes of strangers and hackers. In addition, most direct printing connecting apps leave you with little control over the print jobs. Therefore, you will have to take whatever you get. Sometimes this may pose a problem for you.
Nevertheless, the idea of mobile printing is more a boon than a problem and for most of you who frequently travel, this can actually help you a great deal.