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Samsung's NX10 interchangeable-lens camera

The Samsung NX10 camera is a solid camera to hold and shoot that is best suited for casual photographers looking for lens interchangeability in a slightly smaller package than a typical DSLR.

TouchOfColor for iPhone

This app attempts to help you accent colors in your mobile images, and while its results are decent, this may be an image-editing activity that's better suited for another device.

PrintBureau for iPhone and iPad

The hybrid PrintBureau app is actually a bundle of two separate printing apps from EuroSmartz that work on either the iPhone or iPad. Whether you use the bundle or opt for a standalone device-specific version, you'll be pleased with how this printing app performs.

Canon Pixma MX350

Higher-than-average ink costs mar an otherwise versatile and affordable multifunction device.

Canon Pixma MX340

Speed and print quality are decent, but the pricey black ink limits this multifunction device to low-volume home use.

Lexmark Interact S605

The Lexmark Interact S605 multifunction printer has a few nice features, but its expensive inks make it a dicey deal for small or home offices.

Canon Pixma MX870

Well-balanced multifunction printer performs well and offers inexpensive ink.

Virtual Horse Racing 3D HD for iPad

This horse racing game tries to bring the giddy thrill of cashing in on a winning bet to your iPad. There are some nice details to the game, but ultimately, it finishes out of of the money.

Kodak ESP 7250

Kodak continues to shine with photos prints and low ink costs, but the ESP 7250's plain-paper output is a bit on the light side.

What to buy: the dream home office

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Here's one home-office setup—including a top-rated desktop Mac, multifunction printer, high-capacity backup drive, and speakers—that can crank out professional-looking work for you from 9 to 5, then serve as your family's multitasking, multimedia, multi-user machine after hours.

Canon Pixma iP2702

If you just want a cheap inkjet printer for the occasional photo or casual printout, the Pixma iP2702 can provide that basic level of service.

Three iPhone and iPad printing apps

It may not be easy to print from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, but it can be done -- provided you seek out the help of a third-party app. Jeff Merron looks at a trio of apps to see which one you should turn to for your mobile printing needs.