Mike Becky

Tag Archive for ‘AirPrint’

Solving the AirPrint Problem ➝

I purchased an AirPrint enabled printer last year and have been very happy with it. But, Shawn Blanc offers some options for those without AirPrint enabled printers that would like to print from their iOS devices.

Shawn ended up settling on Printopia:

Though I mostly use Printopia for actually printing out documents, it’s helpful to have its additional features.

Those features include running in the background with no Menu Bar or Dock icon, printing to any folder on your Mac, and being able to “print” directly to various applications.

AirPrint Hacktivator ➝

So, Apple decided to postpone support for shared printers in AirPrint with Mac OS X 10.6.5. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get printing to shared printers working with a little 3-file hack.

The hack is simple and easy to perform and will allow you to print from your iOS device running 4.2 to a printer shared from your Mac running 10.6.5 and iTunes 10.1.

You can always enable AirPrint on 10.6.5 the old fashioned way but Netputing has put together AirPrint Hacktivator, a simple application that will do all the heavy lifting for you.

After running the application you may need to restart your computer, delete and re-add your printer in the Print & Fax preference pane but the whole process just takes a few minutes and you’ll be printing from iOS in no time.

Apple Drops AirPrint Support in Second-Generation iPod touch ➝

Another catch by Mark Gurman, Apple has dropped AirPrint support for the second-generation iPod touch. when AirPrint was announced last month Apple’s press release listed the second generation iPod touch as a device that supported AirPrint. That is no longer the case.

The iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the third, and fourth-generation iPod touch are now the only iOS devices that will support AirPrint when it launches this November.