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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: May 7, 2020



Printing From Phones & Tablets




A request from my spouse to help her print something that she had on her iPhone brought back this tip that I’ve been sharing for years.

It’s highly unlikely that you don’t have a Google account these days, which is why this tip is nearly universal regardless of the device you are trying to print from.

It’s made possible by making the printer that is connected to your computer available via the ‘cloud’ which is just a metaphor for the Internet.

Once you’ve set it up, you can print from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer no matter where in the world you are, because it uses the Internet to send the print job.

It’s a great way to print something to your office printer from home or vice versa and can be a lifesaver when a friend runs out of ink in the middle of a critical print job.

There are some printers that are ‘cloud-ready’ but they aren’t necessary for this awesome trick to work.

Everything you need to know to get started is posted at: https://www.google.com/cloudprint

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