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Top 7 Mobile Printing Apps for iPhone

Friday, June 1st, 2012

iPhone has become a very popular icon of our generation. When you look around, teenagers and professionals alike are using the device not only to get in touch with friends and family, but also to listen to music, read news, play games, send emails, or print important files. As the iPhone’s popularity continue to rise, so do the number of various apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. If you’re like everyone else who stores aplenty of information in your iPhone, you’ll need access to a nice apple printing app that will let you print photos and documents directly from your mobile device. Take a look at the listed mobile printing applications below and choose which one matches your printing criteria.

HP ePrint Service – this HP printing app allows you to print within your enterprise network via an HP Managed Print Services engagement. It also lets you download ePrint Mobile Print Locations worldwide, including FedEx Office® and Hilton Worldwide.  The app supports most commonly used file types, such as Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Adobe PDFs, image files, HTML files, text and rich text files, and XPS documents. So, whether you need to print photos, emails, presentations, or reports, you can conveniently do so from your iPhone.

Epson iPrint – this printing app supports iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. It lets you print anytime to a nearby wireless Epson printer from your iPhone. You can print photos, webpages, Microsoft® Word, Excel spreadhseet, PowerPoint presentations, PDF documents, and email attachments. This app also allows you to access and print stored files from Box, Dropbox and Evernote. Moreover, the app enables you to scan and save or send your files via e-mail without any hassle.

Samsung Mobile Print – this printing app is designed to let iPhone users print to and scan from a Samsung printer or multifunction. It does not require any driver installation to get started. Simply download the app (free) from the Apple iTunes App Store and you’ll be enjoying your printouts in no time. Aside from printing photos, webpages, and documents, the app also lets you scan a document directly to your iPhone as PDF, JPG, PNG formats.

Xerox PrintBack – this printing app gives you the exciting opportunity to print Microsoft Office documents, Apple iWork documents, PDF documents, photos and more from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to the default printer on your Mac or Windows PC. It is easy to set up in your device and simple to use, plus it supports a number of online services, such as Dropbox, for transmitting the printed document from your iPhone to your computer.

Brother iPrint &Scan – if you have a Brother printer and wants to print directly from an iPhone, Brother iPrint&Scan is what you need. It is a free application that allows you to print from and scan to your device. It has easy to use menu, so you can print photos, documents, and webpages without the hassle. You can use iTunes File Sharing to send compatible files, such as PDF, Text, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF to iPrint & Scan for convenient printing at a later time. If you need to scan an image, you can save the file to your photo album or iCloud or send them in an e-mail. It’s a convenient printing app that does not require driver set up or computer.

Canon Easy-Photo Print – one of the most attractive features of this printing app is its ability to let you print photos with and without borders. It can automatically find printers on a wireless network and it features scanning capability from a compatible multifunction printer and save the data to your iPhone. You can print PDF file, photos and other supported documents directly from your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Lexmark Mobile Printing – this app is perfect for iPhone users with a Lexmark printer. It lets you print photos directly from your mobile in different formats, such as PDF, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, and TIFF. When you are ready to print, you just need to share the file with the Lexmark Mobile Printing app. It is very convenient to set up to your device and you can even set the number of copies, duplex, and number of pages per side for each print job.

Top 7 Mobile Printing Apps for Android

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

There seems to be no stopping the buzz over Android phones. For an instant, nearly everyone wants to have their own Android and enjoy running exciting applications in an impressively fast operating system. If you own an Adroid phone, you can probably say that it is the most important gadget in your life right now. It comes with you wherever you go and you can practically do almost everything with it, such as play games, connect with friends, and even print photos without transferring files to the computer.

With the many different Android apps available nowadays, mobile printing app is one of the most popular among Android users. After all, wouldn’t it be such a treat to be able to print directly from your phone, sans the cables and MicroSD cards? Read on and see which of the Android printing apps below will better suit your needs.

HP ePrint Home & Biz – this printing app is one of the top favorites among Android users. It is simple and fun to use, and it is really made for Android, iOS, and Symbian operating systems. HP ePrint Home & Biz is available free from Android market and it gives you the power to control your print job settings, preview your files before printing, and monitor print job status. And the biggest catch is you can wirelessly print Microsoft® Office documents, web pages, PDF, photos, email attachments, and text from your Android device.

Epson iPrint – this printing app has received a near perfect rating among its users. It lets you print, scan, and share files directly from your Android device. You can print photos, PDF files, and webpages, plus it supports online file services, such as Box, Dropbox, Evernote® and Google Docs. It is easy to use and features dedicated buttons for photo printing, online storage, webpage printing and image scanning.

Samsung MobilePrint – this is a free printing app for people who own Samsung wirelessly networked printer and a Samsung Android phone. Samsung MobilePrint allows you to print photos and document files in different formats, such as .doc(x); .pdf; .txt; .hwp; .jpg; Google Docs; Facebook; and Twitter directly from your Android device. You can also scan photos in JPG, PNG, and PDF. Furthermore, Android users can upload scanned content to mail accounts, SNS and other applications.

Xerox PrintBack – this printing app allows printing of Microsoft Office documents, PDFs, and photos from your Android-based tablet or smartphone to the default printer on your Mac or Windows PC. It is easy to use and it supports several online services, such as Dropbox or an email provider. Given that, you will need to set up a Dropbox or email account to use for storing and printing documents and set up the Xerox PrintBack app.

Brother iPrint &Scan – this is a free printing application that enables you to print photos, documents, webpages, and email directly from your Android device. It features easy-to-use menu, simple printing procedures, and scan and save capabilities. Brother iPrint&Scan can also automatically search for supported devices on a local wireless network with no driver set up required. When you scan an image, you just have to select the size you want and the result will be sent to your Android phone or tablet. If you own a Brother printer, this printing app is a great way to print from your Android.

Canon Easy-Photo Print – this printing app allows you to conveniently print your photos and scan from your Android device with a compatible PIXMA multifunction printer via a local wireless network. It enables you to select multiple images from the Photo Albums in your Android device and print up to 39 copies – with borders or border-free. You can also scan from a compatible multifunction printer and save the data to your Android devices as a PDF or JPG.

Lexmark Mobile Printing – this printing app provides a simple and convenient way to print email, photos, web pages, and documents. It lets you view print jobs you have sent to the queue and delete unwanted jobs. You can print PDF documents and image files. When you are ready to print from your Android, simply use the send or share function, choose Lexmark Mobile Printing, and select the number of copies you want to produce.

2 Ways to Recover Lost iPhone Photos

Friday, October 14th, 2011

You enjoy taking pictures using your iPhone’s camera and you keep the pictures stored in your phone. There will be times that you might accidentally delete photos or someone who played with your phone unknowingly deleted some important photos. If this happens and you want to retrieve your photos, there are two things that you can do: use a software that retrieve files or you can restore your iPhone from the most recent backup that you performed.

We normally panic when we delete files from our phones without meaning to do so but don’t panic yet, there is hope if we act on it the right way. iPhones use the same storing process like computer hard drives do, therefore deleted files are not permanently removed from the drive for a certain time. The space your file filled will remain there until it is replaced with another file.

Remember to act right away in retrieving your photos before the hard drive fills the space where the deleted file was. Avoid using your phone and saving files before you are done retrieving your photos.

Restore from last iTunes backup – Once you are aware that photos were deleted on your iPhone, restore your phone to the latest iTunes backup that you did. This is also why doing a regular backup on your iDevices are a must. Once you are done, your photos should be there where you left them. However, if you never performed a backup or the last time you did it was several months ago, you will need a software to help you retrieve the pictures.

Retrieve files using Software – There are two softwares that you can choose from, although there are several other softwares, these two are among the popular searches: iPhone Photo Recovery and Stellar Photo Recovery. Both softwares require a PC or Mac computer. Download your choice of software and install it on your computer. After completing installation, connect your iPhone and the software should detect your phone right away. Just follow instructions carefully and you should be able to recover lost iPhone pictures.

Once you recover your lost pictures, get the habit of backing your iPhone on iTunes to make recovery an easier task just in case you lose important data on your phone again. If you have time, you can also sign up for free cloud services like DropBox where you can store your files wirelessly and access them anytime you need your files.

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7 Easy Steps to a Free and Customized iPhone Ringtone

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Now that you have an iPhone all you want to do is customize every bit about it to have a more personal feel. You add wallpapers, get a case in your favorite color, and even make your favorite song as your ringtone. Since you already saved up on getting an iPhone new case, you shouldn’t be spending on ringtones when you can get some for free.

Originally, you can buy ringtones on iTunes but that’s paying twice for one song; one for your music library, one as your ringtone. You can save up on customizing your songs by cutting the tracks and saving them on your iTunes. There are simple steps you need to follow in order to successfully add clips on your iPhone to work as your ringtone.

Some things you need to know and have before you can start the process of getting a customized ringtone. First is that you need a PC or Mac, and iTunes. Then you have to make sure that the song you are using is non-DRM, which means that it’s not protected by copyrights. Songs from iTunes are examples of DRM protected songs. Once you have what you need, you may begin the process.

1.       Open your iTunes and locate the song you want as ringtone. Listen to the song and list down the time frame you want as ringtone. Note that you can only choose 40 seconds from the track.

2.       When you have your time frame, right-click on the song and “Get Info”. A new window while popup, click “Options” tab. Fill the “Start Time” and “End Time” with the time frame that you listed down and follow the minutes:seconds format. Click on “OK” when you’re done.

3.       Right click on the song again and choose “Convert Selection to AAC”. iTunes will convert the song to this format and will create a duplicate version.

4.       Right click on the ringtone and choose “Delete” then “Keep Files”.

5.       Now you have to look for the file on your folder, it should be on Music  > iTunes > and under the band’s name.

6.       The file extension should be m4a and you must change this to m4r by renaming the file. You will then receive a warning message, choose “Use .m4r”.

7.       After renaming the file, double-click on the ringtone to launch it on iTunes. This will automatically put the file on your ringtones folder and you can now connect and sync your iPhone to get your ringtone.

Now you can have as many ringtones without having to shell out some hard earned cash.

Source:

eHow.com

Top 10 Luxury iPhone Cases

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

The iPhone Cases are back. From classy to trendy, there’s one to fit every style.
Since your iPhone is extremely expensive, it is crucial to protect it. Let’s take a look at the top 10 luxury iPhone Cases.

1. Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is come out with four different flavors of iPhone cases: Monogram Canvas, Taiga Leather, Epi Leather and Alligator Skin. The leather detailing just gives it that extra oomph.  LV logo is definitely worth the price, which ranges from $225 for the Monogram Canvas case to $1120 for the Alligator Skin case.

2. Ultra Case Luxury Edition Royal Crown – $179.99

Ultra Case Luxury Edition Royal Crown has a lot going on. It’s hard to know where to begin. It has a dazzling range of Swarovski crystals topped with a jeweled crown. The massive, artificial crystal at the back of this case is the main reason for its whopping price. Other than this, it’s heart-shaped, to make a few hearts pound.

3. SGP Ott-Paint Ultra Thin Limited Edition Gariz Case – $249.99

This case designed jointly by Gariz Design and United SGP Corporation is for those looking for sleek design and small size. Check out this glittery case marvelously painted with Ott. It is a special chemical paint that is not only flame retardant and heat resistant but also waterproof, mothproof, antiseptic and antibacterial.  This luxury case is a lesson in style at its best.

4. Swarovski Wildcat

If you’re a fan of leopard-spot pattern, this luxury iPhone case is for you. This luxurious case seems subtle. Nevertheless, if you take a closer look at it, you will see Swarovski crystals arranged by hand in a leopard-spot pattern.

5. Orbino Strada

A chic design with unique patented belt clip/pedestal is what differentiates Orbino Strada cases from the rest. The removable belt clip is made of palladium metal and it can even be used to support your iPhone so you can watch videos at your desk.

6. GlitterRing iPhone Cover

GlitterRing iPhone Covers are the most perfect in style and technology. You can get over 1,000 genuine Swarovski crystals embedded over your iPhone cases. GlitterRing’s premium cases even comprise a repair kit with extra crystals.

7. Miniot’s iWood

Miniot’s iWood cases are made using Chinese raw lacquer, clear lacquer, pigment and silver foil.

8. Softbank BB Samurai iPhone cases

Samurai iPhone cases are designed with traditional Japanese lacquer ware. Its unique design , and materials are all superior than most of the cases in the market.

The luxury iPhone cases stand out amongst the crowd due to their style.

9. Diamond iPhone Case

Diamond iPhone Cases definitely earn extra points for their chic look and fashion appeal. The goal of these cases is to grab attention. These cases aren’t for those who don’t value fashion and style.

10. GnG,  “Golden Delicious” $100,000+

This is the costliest iPhone case till now. The case is designed using 140 grams of 18k gold, a carbon fiber inlay and about 200 diamonds. The outer frame features another 400 diamonds in the logo, which may be customized.

So, now that you have all the information on the latest and the most trendy iphone cases, grab them now!

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