8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
March 22, 2012 10:00 AM Have we really entered a post-PC world? The new Apple iPad and its tablet rivals still come up short on a few important measures.
Yes, you can print from your tablet, but the process usually requires some sort of proprietary solution rather than the hardware-agnostic, cross-platform simplicity we've come to expect with PCs. Apple's AirPrint, for instance, allows wireless printing from the iPad to AirPrint-ready printers, including models from Canon, Epson, HP, and other vendors. On the Android side, there's a Wild West assortment of printing options, such as Flipdog Solutions' Easy Print app, which lets you print documents and email via Google Cloud Print. The industry needs to come together and simplify the mobile printing muddle, however.