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10 iOS Launchers for Android to Alleviate Your iPhone Envy

10 iOS Launchers for Android to Alleviate Your iPhone Envy

While it’s true that Android devices dominate the smartphone market, the users of iPhones seem to have a much more fervent love affair going with iOS than do the users of the world’s most popular mobile operating system. A primary reason that Android sales prevail is that Apple’s hardware costs so much more than most of the machines designed to run Google’s OS. (But that’s not to... [Read more]

Epson’s Midrange Laser Alternative, the WorkForce Pro WF-C5290 Network Color Printer

Epson’s Midrange Laser Alternative, the WorkForce Pro WF-C5290 Network Color Printer

PROSExcellent output. Competitive price. Low running costs. Expandable paper capacity. High duty cycle. Supports fleet and document-management workflow applications. CONSLacks support for borderless output. BOTTOM LINEThe medium-duty Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5290 inkjet printer is loaded with high-end features at a low-end price. The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5290 ($249.99) is an entry-level,... [Read more]

PCMag’s “The Best Label Makers for 2019”

PCMag’s “The Best Label Makers for 2019”

From Convenient to Mission Critical When most people think of label makers—or label printers, labeling systems, barcode printers, or whatever each manufacturer calls its wares—those little handheld devices with small keyboards and one-line monochrome LCDs come to mind. Well, even though many of those are still available, at this point they are yesterday’s technology. In fact, these... [Read more]

Brother’s Almost “Professional” P-touch Cube Plus Label Printer for Home and Small Office

Brother’s Almost “Professional” P-touch Cube Plus Label Printer for Home and Small Office

PROSFast. Good print quality. Runs on USB or rechargeable battery. Automatic cutter. Large selection of label types in several colors and sizes. CONSExpensive consumables. BOTTOM LINEWith its quality output, speedy printing, and solid feature set, the Brother P-touch Cube Plus is an excellent-value label printer for homes and small offices. The Brother P-touch Cube Plus ($99.99)... [Read more]

Epson’s Inexpensive-to-Use Feature-Rich WorkForce Pro WF-C5210 Network Color Printer

Epson’s Inexpensive-to-Use Feature-Rich WorkForce Pro WF-C5210 Network Color Printer

PROSSuperb output. Competitive purchase price and long-term running costs. Fleet- and document-management workflow applications supported. Expandable paper capacity. CONSLacks support for borderless output. Recommended duty cycle is on the low side. BOTTOM LINEThe Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5210 Network Color Printer is a feature-rich laser alternative that produces quality output for small-... [Read more]

Canon’s Inexpensive Entry-Level Pixma TR4520 Wireless Home and Home-Based Office Printer

Canon’s Inexpensive Entry-Level Pixma TR4520 Wireless Home and Home-Based Office Printer

PROS Excellent print quality, especially photos. Strong feature set and software bundle for the price. Auto-duplexing. 20-sheet ADF. CONSNo Wi-Fi Direct. Slow document printing. High running costs. BOTTOM LINEThe Canon Pixma TR4520 inkjet all-in-one delivers exceptional output and is packed with useful features including Amazon Alexa voice support, making it a solid addition to low-volume... [Read more]

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]

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