Archive for September, 2013

The Adobe Creative Cloud by Fuji Xerox

Fuji Xerox has announced partnering with Adobe to create their own cloud computing software that lets users print and design projects from virtually any location. The move is set to help designers and other creative professionals meet their tight deadlines with the help of inclusive resources and tools provided within the program.

According to Fuji Xerox executives, creative professionals are severely limited by the lack of resources and tools that are offered with current cloud printing software. In an attempt to appease this large grouping of overlooked users, subscribers to the new Adobe Creative Cloud printing software may use the entire collection of graphic design tools and services at a low cost.

Not only does this program have graphic design elements, this technology can build and publish websites, mobile sites, mobile applications, and other content for various devices. And being cloud computing software, users can still enjoy the original cloud features such as sharing files, capturing feedback, and keeping track of all projects on a single platform.

Adobe is known for offering easy and simple management tools which are going to be updated and upgraded accordingly. The tools provided by the software are made accessible on all devices to eliminate pestering restrictions due to the device being operated on. This gives users the power to build and format projects or presentations from any handheld device with seamless integration.

Fuji Xerox utilizes their popular printing features such as the advanced color management systems to increase product quality and development efficiency. A valued solution, XMPie has also been added to the mix, offering variable-data publishing (or VDP) solutions for a variety of personalized applications that enable cross-media campaigns and deliver a wide range of solutions with different application requirements. This allows the Adobe Creative Cloud to adapt in intuitive ways tailoring to customers’ file handling needs.

Voice Activated 3D Printing

Yahoo Japan has developed the first 3 Dimensional Search Engine to combine with 3D printers allowing users to print nearly any object with a verbal command. The engine works by rapidly searching the internet for existing blueprints to deliver a palm sized object in a few minutes. This means that nearly anyone can print 3D objects without any sort of training. Simply by initiating a voice command, users will be able to print tools, toys, fixtures, or any other object as diverse as the blueprints on the internet.

Many sites have already been opened with extensive amounts of blueprints for those getting started or for those that want to purchase more complex designs. And with 3D printing becoming increasingly more commonplace, blueprints for aesthetics such as Holiday decorations and coffee table art are available. No doubt, printing household items and commodities will be popular, although 3D printing can span and benefit nearly all aspects of life.

The medical and dental fields have been employing 3D printing technology for years, but imagine if ER doctors and Surgeons had a voice activated organ printer that can printout artificial implants during the operation. No more waiting for an organ donor that may or may not have a compatible component. This also eliminates the need to preserve organs for future incidents.

This voice activated 3D printer, which is part owned by Japanese mobile carrier Softbank and US Internet giant Yahoo!, has been introduced to a school for blind and visually impaired students in Tokyo on a temporary basis. Yahoo Japan has commented that this printer will be free to use for the school until mid-October, giving them about a month to explore the vast possibilities that can aide cognitive development and learning.

Google Cloud Print

Google Cloud Print is an internet based application that allows owners of at least one printer to print documents from their mobile devices. This application allowing you to print from any mobile device, works on ALL printers whether they can connect to the internet themselves through an Ethernet or wireless interface or they have no direct internet capabilities. The more classic printers, which cannot connect directly to the internet, will need to be connected to a Mac, Linux, or Windows computer with internet access in order to utilize the cloud printing. Once a printer has been set up with Google Cloud Print, it can be used to print from any desired internet connected device.

To connect printers that do not come Cloud Ready, users will need to install Google Chrome on their Windows, Mac, or Linux computers that are connected directly to the printer. Once Chrome has been installed on a connected computer, users can sign in and access Google Cloud Print Connector to add their connected printers to the cloud. When the PC, connected to the printer and internet, is on, users can remotely control printer settings, mange their printers, and print desired projects from any internet connected device. Devices can be used from any location with internet access and a downloadable Google Cloud Print Application. Printers that are Cloud Ready will connect directly to the web and do not require a computer to set up or use.

Any type of application can be sent to and printed on your Cloud ready printer to eliminate restrictions and to be able to create fully customizable printouts. There is no need to convert photographs and highly detailed projects to lesser-sized file formats in order to print materials. Changing the file formats can lower valuable resolutions and eliminate necessary elements on final printouts. The cloud feature allows you to print the file you want and when you want without having to change any properties. The Cloud also lets you share your registered printer(s) with Google Chrome friends and family that you choose. With one click, you can select the friends and family you want to have access to your registered Google Cloud Print printer(s) so they can manage and print jobs easily.

With Google Cloud Print you and anyone you choose can access your home and work printers that have been registered on your account, with devices used everyday such as smart phones and tablets. For iOS platforms and Android phones, users can download an application that will communicate directly with your Google account and give you control of the printers registered to your account. Currently, this feature can be used on any internet connected device with a downloadable application (the name of the application will vary depending on the OS and device being used), a connection to Google Chrome OS, Chrome, Gmail for mobile, or using Google Docs for mobile.

Users will be able to print from virtually anywhere with their smart phones, tablets, Chromebooks, and any other web-connected devices. You can take pictures on a family vacation and have them already printed by the time you get back home. Teachers can send their projects to a company printing machine and pick them up once they have completed their lesson to not waste any time standing in front of the machine and waiting for projects to finish. You can also print important tickets and documents as soon as they are received instead of waiting until you get home and possibly forgetting. Be able to control when and where you are able to print with this Google Cloud Printing capability.

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