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A More You-Compatible Smartphone with One of The 10 Best Android Launchers of 2019

A More You-Compatible Smartphone with One of The 10 Best Android Launchers of 2019

One of Android’s most popular features, and undoubtedly a primary reason for its dominance of the smartphone market, is the operating system’s (OS) limitless customization options. Personalization possibilities abound, at both the default OS level or by installing one of the hundreds of launchers (just under 300 at Google Play Store as I wrote this). You can find launchers that cause your phone... [Read more]

Brother’s 4.5-Rated MFC-J6945DW INKvestment Tank Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer

Brother’s 4.5-Rated MFC-J6945DW INKvestment Tank Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer

PROS Low running costs. Good print quality. Prints, scans, copies, and faxes tabloid-size pages. Single-pass duplexing ADF. Three paper input sources. CONS Super-tabloid support would provide greater value. BOTTOM LINE The Brother MFC-J6945DW is a wide-format color inkjet all-in-one printer that prints well and is feature-packed and inexpensive to use, making it an exceptional value for small offices. The... [Read more]

Brother’s Feature-Rich Entry-Level MFC-L3710CW Color Laser-Class All-in-One Printer

Brother’s Feature-Rich Entry-Level MFC-L3710CW Color Laser-Class All-in-One Printer

PROS Good text and photo quality. Large ADF. Decent mobile device support. CONS High running costs. Lacks auto-duplex printing and scanning. No Ethernet. BOTTOM LINE The Brother MFC-L3710CW is a solid color laser-class all-in-one printer for budget-conscious small offices. The Brother MFC-L3710CW ($349.99) is an entry-level all-in-one color laser-class printer designed for small offices and workgroups.... [Read more]

Microsoft Launcher Brings Windows Integration and a Lot More to Android

Microsoft Launcher Brings Windows Integration and a Lot More to Android

Android smartphones are capable of many things that you just can’t do on Apple’s iOS (iPhone) devices. One of the slicker Android-only features is the ability to change how your device looks, feels, and behaves—a complete makeover—by simply installing a third-party launcher. One of the more popular launchers is Microsoft Launcher (an upgrade of the Microsoft Garage project Arrow Launcher). Designed... [Read more]

Brother’s Bare Bones HL-L3210CW Entry-Level Low-Volume Monochrome Laser Printer

Brother’s Bare Bones HL-L3210CW Entry-Level Low-Volume Monochrome Laser Printer

PROS Good text and photo quality. Wi-Fi Direct mobile device support. Respectable paper capacity. CONS No Ethernet connectivity or auto-duplexing. Lacks support for Web Connect printer apps. Graphics print quality below average. BOTTOM LINE Brother’s HL-L3210CW is a capable, if basic, color laser-class LED printer for small offices where tight budgets require some corner-cutting. The Brother... [Read more]

Top Drawer Color Laser Output from Lexmark’s C2325dw

Top Drawer Color Laser Output from Lexmark’s C2325dw

PROS Fast. Good print quality. High monthly volume ratings. Easy to use. Supports several operating systems and platforms. CONS Expensive to use. Lacks Wi-Fi Direct and NFC. Rudimentary control panel. BOTTOM LINE The Lexmark C2325dw single-function color laser printer is fast, prints well, and supports several operating systems and platforms, but high running costs make it best for low-volume offices. The... [Read more]

Run 10 Scanners at Once, Up to 2,000 Images Per Minute with Xerox’s DocuMate 6710

Run 10 Scanners at Once, Up to 2,000 Images Per Minute with Xerox’s DocuMate 6710

PROS Exceptional accuracy. Extremely fast. Feature-rich, easy-to-deploy software. High daily duty cycle. Parallel scanning feature deploys multiple machines on the same PC. CONS Expensive. Connectivity limited to USB 3.0. BOTTOM LINE The Xerox DocuMate 6710 is a super-speedy, highly accurate high-end scanner designed for enterprises that require the fastest throughput possible. Like most other ultra-high-end... [Read more]

Accurate Document Scanning and Archiving Made Easy with Fujitsu’s ScanSnap iX1500

Accurate Document Scanning and Archiving Made Easy with Fujitsu’s ScanSnap iX1500

PROS Accurate OCR. Strong software bundle with financial data support. Versatile connectivity options, including mobile. Easy to use. CONS Lacks Ethernet support. BOTTOM LINE The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 is a well-built, accurate, and easy-to-use entry-level sheet-fed document scanner for home and small-office use. The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 ($495) is a friendly little entry-level scanner for home... [Read more]

Keeper Photos with Canon’s Pixma TS8220 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer Update

Keeper Photos with Canon’s Pixma TS8220 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer Update

PROS Excellent print quality. Smart home hands-free printing. Built-in arts and crafts features. Uses six inks. Two paper input trays. SD card support. CONS Lacks NFC or Wi-Fi Direct support. Somewhat slow document printing. Lacks automatic document feeder. High cost per page. BOTTOM LINE The Canon Pixma TS8220 combines the company’s superb six-ink photo and graphics output with new hands-free... [Read more]

Epson’s Low Price & Running Costs WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 Network Multifunction Color Printer

Epson’s Low Price & Running Costs WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 Network Multifunction Color Printer

PROS Competitive purchase price and running costs. Excellent print quality. Expandable paper capacity. Single-pass auto-duplexing ADF. Supports high-yield ink bags. CONS Lacks support for borderless output. Initial paper input capacity a bit low. BOTTOM LINE The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 is an inkjet all-in-one printer that’s packed with features, prints well, and balances purchase price and... [Read more]

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