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Print anything from anywhere with Google Cloud Print

Ian Paul | May 26, 2014
Printing at home is dead simple, and most of us don't think twice about it. But it sure is a heck of a lot easier when you can send a print job from any device, anywhere in the world to your printer at home.

Windows users can also download Google Cloud Printer, which adds your Cloud Print options to your regular desktop printing options. That way you can still send a job to your home printer from the desktop version of Excel or Word (or whatever) if you're working on your laptop at a coffee shop.

There is one potentially big drawback to the otherwise awesome Google Cloud Print, however: It will only work when your home PC is awake and connected to the Internet, with Chrome running in the background. If you send a job to your home printer when your PC is asleep or with Chrome shut down, the Cloud Print job will begin the next time your PC is connected to the Internet and Chrome is active.

 

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