I recently explained why most people don't need a computer anymore and can get by just fine with a tablet. That isn't to say life will be perfect, of course.
There are some rough edges, and one of the big ones is printing. It still isn't quite as simple on a tablet as it is from a computer.
Fortunately, it is getting easier. There are a few ways to print from an iPad, and these will work for iPhone and even some iPod touches, as well.
Since iOS 4.2, iPads and iPhones have a feature called AirPrint. If you're using an older iPhone or iPad, make sure it's updated to the latest version of iOS, which is currently iOS 7.1. Click here to find out how to update.
To use AirPrint, open an app and select what you want to print. Then, tap the arrow icon at the bottom of the screen. This will bring up another menu, where you will select the print icon. Next you select your printer and number of copies.
Of course, you'll need a printer that works with AirPrint. Many popular brands have AirPrint printers available including Dell, Canon, Epson, HP, Samsung and Xerox, just to name a few. You can find a full list of supported printers here.
If your printer is on that list, check the manual to find out how to set up AirPrint. If you can't find your printer's manual, check for it on this site.