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Wireless Printer (2)

I have a wireless printer Brother 3150 CDW and it works fine but........

I got a email from Google the other day to say that from the end of March they would no longer be supporting the scan and print app due to some security considerations.

Does this mean the existing app will no longer work or simply that they no longer support it ?

Had a similar message from google but this time about photographs advising they would no longer have that site and to download any photos that needed saving.

I am talking about Google +

Only other thing that crossed my mind is that this is a scam ?

Anyone have similar messages or any further info on the above

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Re: Wireless Printer (2)

I've had the messages about Google+ over the past few months and downloaded the 4 photos I had on there to local storage.

It's not a scam that I am aware of.

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I've also had the same message. Apparently Google+ will be going.

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@Pete11 wrote:

apparently Google+ will be going.


All the more reason to buy your own HDD/SSD for storing your stuff....

put it on line/cloud storage, and you never know where it is, or who is doing what, with it... and you can easily lose it.

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Re: Wireless Printer (2)

Fortunately I only have a few photos on there and every photo I have is backed up on 2 drives in case one goes kaput.

My main concern is the Brother Print and scan app, it 's the only one that seems to work ok with the printer.

Tried other apps including paid ones but they either do not work or print out gibberish.

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You cannot trust the cloud!

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What I don't understand is what Google has to do with a Brother print and scan app. I have an Epson and use the printer over wi-fi. I can also send pics from anywhere using the Epson iPrint app from my phone directly to my printer and it works a treat. I haven't yet been told by Google it's not going to be supported and questioned this with Epson. The reply from Epson was that it's Google trying to muscle in on certain brands and that Epson will be supporting it's own app and there is no need for concern.

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It's Google collecting info on how much printing & scanning you do.

You can be sold to companies who want to sell ink or associated software at appropriate times (for example).

Google are evil - company motto.

I'm in the middle of moving most of my email from Gmail to another (free) webmail provider who don't show me adverts and don't store my online purchases as detailed JSON files.

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I've got thousands of photos in the cloud - 14.48Gb worth of unlimited supposedly. It does cost money, once every 2 years but very handy when on holiday. Take photos and upload. If the SD card fails, goes walkies, minimal loss.

 

But all those photos are also backed up on 3 different hard drives as well. Like you say @VileReynard , never trust the cloud. Look what happened with Myspace. 12 years worth of data zapped.

 

Yes, Google + is to be buried. Presumably not enough income for Google.

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I never understood what Google+ was for anyway.

Cheap enough to keep multiple copies of photos on USB sticks anyway.

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I have solved this on the desktop computer using Linux Mint 19.

Pity there is not some way to solve it on my Samsung Android Tablet.

Comments about Google are interesting.........Just how much money do these (Censored) want to make ?

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Couldn't you send email attachments of your photo's from your Tablet to your email account used by your Desktop?

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Not really bothered about sending any photos as I have all the originals on 2 HD's

What I really need is to be able to print off any invoices, bills etc that arrive on my tablet. The same info will be on my desktop and having solved the printing issue with Linux ( I never use windows on line) That resolves the issue for me.

As 90% of my time is spent on a tablet it would have been handy to print direct as before.

Thanks for your help

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I got the same email from Google but my scan and print app still works fine now. I think they no longer support the app as there maybe some app security vulnerabilities. But generally these are very small and nothing to worry about. 

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Google + never took off hence the reason google are moving away from it