iPad owners could invest in printer ink
iPad Owners Could Invest In Printer Ink
Consumer or businesses planning on investing in the Apple iPad may be interested to heed the advice of a personal technology expert who has claimed that users are able to print from the tablet device.
Writing for the Wall Street Journal website, Walter S. Mossberg, fielded a number of reader's questions on the technology but the one on everyone's lips was whether or not the device features a print facility.
He confirmed this and wrote: "Apple didn't build in a printing function, so you can't just tap a menu button to print an email, photo or web page. But a few third-party apps allow printing of some items from an iPad to a networked printer.
"One is Print Online. It costs $5 (£3.20) and I tested it successfully. But these apps are complicated and limited workarounds - inadequate substitutes for built-in printing."
Although the device is meant to provide a portable, and environmentally-friendly solution that means users have no need to print, things such as restaurant vouchers and boarding passes often still require printing.
By Jamie Foster