If you have worked with computers much at all, you’re probably well aware that one of the worst potential scenarios is when you have to work with a printer. There are few things in the computer world that can rival the printer as far as time wasting goes – the endless tinkering on, habitual issues created, and bewildering variety of selections available often make for a dire experience.

The drivers tend to be massive, and are only barely compatible with your computer. At least, that’s always been how it seems to me. If a printer is such a pain to get to work with a computer, can you imagine getting your iPad to work with one?

The mind boggles.

So I was somewhat surprised when I discovered that Printer Pro actually does an excellent job, and is easy to use. Here’s a quick rundown on how to get the most out of it.


In several recent posts on iPad.AppStorm, the world of gaming on the iPad has been examined and discussed – it has been suggested that the FPS (First Person Shooter) genre will never really be popular on the iPad. I’m inclined to agree.

As a tried and true Halo junkie, I’m intimately acquainted with the Xbox, and can tell you right now that the iPad will never really come close to threatening the console world. The console is simply far too entrenched, the controls far more versatile than the iPad – and it has some additional options, such as split-screen play.

But, that being said, there’s something about playing a third-person shooter or a first-person shooter in the car (when someone else is driving), in your bed, or on the plane, that really really appeals.

While Microsoft will never even start to consider porting Halo or any of their creations to the iPad, some companies don’t have quite the same view, and have already begun to create offerings for the iPad crowd. The one I’m looking at today is Dead Space, EA Games iPad version of their popular shooter.

The story is new, not just a port of one of the console games, and while not perfect, the game is the best iPad shooter I’ve seen.


I have often felt that in the area of Instant Messaging on the iPad, there has been a bit of a vacuum. It seems like a perfect device for Instant Messaging, being both portable and easy to type on, yet there are few apps that are meant for IM.

And, since Skype has yet to create an official app for the iPad, the whole realm of iPad IM seems somewhat crippled. Considering that the iPad’s main strength, (at least in my view) is communication, that seems like a remarkable failing.

However, after doing some research, I believe I’ve discovered a solution to the problem in the form of IM+ Pro.