Just saw this headline regarding cloud-based printing

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  1. Eye4Desyn macrumors 6502

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    Brilliant.

    Between Googledocs, Gmail, and stuff like this...sometimes I can't help but think 'Gee if only the overall experience were "just a bit better" I might be able to wrap my head around succumbing to the google borg.'

    It's just that everything else about iOS is sooooo much smoother and more polished than Android IMO.
     
  3. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

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    How efficient is it to send a print job to the internet just to have it come back inside your LAN? It is like having your car parked in front of your garage and having to drive around the block before you pull it into the garage.
     
  4. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    Yeah except it's effectively costless in this case. And, assuming google thinks of it, it could include cool additional functionality like a permanent record of your print queue, etc.
     
  5. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds interesting, I wish Apple was developing something like this for the iPad!
     
  6. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

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    So what you are saying then is your are giving Google your information for free. Do you want a doctor who is printing your medical records to send over his LAN or over the internet to google's servers? Think about it, once your information leaves your LAN and goes up into the clouds a copy of it will stay there forever.

    Not a good option. Brings all kinds of privacy issues into question
     
  7. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    At first I thought it was stupid. Then I understood it better and it is a great idea especially as mobile computing is looking to boom on a wide variety of hardware.

    How does a printer become Cloud aware? You install a plugin and have the printer connected to a desktop? Or are they planning on working with printer manufacturers and having compatible devices?
     
  8. Eye4Desyn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interesting counterpoint, however, this could prove effective if say a client or family member in New York needed a hard copy of something that resided on your device if you worked or lived in Los Angeles, no?
     

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