Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Download, print, surf the web and more—the digital world is better when you cut the cord
Now this capability is finding its way into consumer cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix P1 and P2. You can set the camera to automatically send your images as they're captured to a specified computer and, if you choose, bypass storing those images on the camera's memory card. Put the camera's USB cable to rest and use the wireless connection for routine image downloads. You also can send images to any PictBridge-compatible printer that's connected to your computer or directly to a printer equipped with Nikon's optional PD-10 Wireless Print Adapter.
WiFi Around Town
As wireless technology has caught on, WiFi hot spots have been showing up at airports, hotels and coffee shops. Even New York City's Central Park has WiFi service. Hotspots allow you to connect to the Internet with your WiFi laptop. Sometimes you can connect for free; other times you need to set up an account with the service provider of the specific location where you want to use it. The fee-based services typically give you the choice of a time-limited single use or a monthly service fee for frequent use.
These hotspots are terrific for sharing vacation photos while you're still on vacation, so you can skip the hotel gift shop postcards. It's also a way to back up images if you have access to online image storage.
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