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OS X 10.6.5 Update Does Not Include AirPrint for Shared Printers [Updated]

Turns out earlier reports of OS X 10.6.5 not supporting AirPrint via shared printers were correct.

Well, with OS X 10.6.5 out, it looks like shared printing with AirPrint is a no go for now. If you’re rocking an AirPrint-compatible printer, you should be golden.

Update: We just tested out the HP Envy with AirPrint. Works likes a charm.

No amount of conciliatory emails from Steve Jobs will diminish our disappointment.

 

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OS X 10.6.5 Update Does Not Include AirPrint for Shared Printers

Turns out earlier reports of OS X 10.6.5 not supporting AirPrint via shared printers were correct.

Well, with OS X 10.6.5 out, it looks like shared printing with AirPrint is a no go for now. If you’re rocking an AirPrint-compatible printer, you should be golden.

No amount of conciliatory emails from Steve Jobs will diminish our disappointment.

Follow this article’s author, Roberto Baldwin, on Twitter.

 

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Why Wait for AirPrint? Printer Pro Brings It to Your iPad Now

Readdle Printer Pro

Printing is finally coming to iOS with an update in November, but third-party developers clearly feel that Apple’s official solution leaves something to be desired. Among them is Readdle, who is bringing full-featured printing to the iPad with a new app expected imminently.

Readdle, the creator of popular productivity apps such as ReaddleDocs and PDF Expert, is launching a multi-week campaign leading up to the release of iOS 4.2 in November. The company is kicking things off with a brand-new app called Printer Pro which promises to add essential printing capability to the iPad — without having to wait for Apple’s own solution to arrive.

Readdle Printer Pro screenshot

“Printer Pro lets you print right now, month before the release of iOS 4.2 update,” explains Readdle CEO Igor Zhadanov. “It supports a wide range of document formats, integrates with other applications and core iPad services like clipboard, address book and photo library.”

Printer Pro allows iPad owners to print e-mail attachments, documents, web pages, photos and almost any other type of content from their device. The app allows direct printing to any USB or LPT printer connected to a Mac or Windows computer. For the impatient, you’ll be happy to know that Printer Pro has been designed to complement Apple’s forthcoming AirPrint technology, rather than directly compete with it.

With Printer Pro installed, the app will appear when you use the “Open In…” selection in compatible apps such as Mail, Safari, Dropbox, ReaddleDocs and others. It also takes just a few taps to download files from popular cloud services such as MobileMe iDisk, Dropbox or Google Docs and send them right to your printer.

Printer Pro is expected to hit the App Store on Friday for .99 and requires an iPad with iOS 3.2.2 or later. The free companion software, Printer Pro Desktop, is now available as a free download from the Readdle website.

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iOS 4.2 Beta is Live for Devs, iPad Printing Named AirPrint

Developers are a lucky lot. They get to play with Apple’s latest iOS before the rest of  us. Of course it’s beta software and they’re expected to write apps based on it, but it’s still a pretty cool gig.

Well developers, today Apple announced the immediate availability of iOS 4.2 beta. The latest version of the iOS brings multitasking to the iPad and the ability to print from the device. Dubbed AirPrint, according to Apple the feature requires no set up.

“AirPrint is Apple’s powerful new printing architecture that matches the simplicity of iOS—no set up, no configuration, no printer drivers and no software to download,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can simply tap to print their documents or photos wirelessly to an HP ePrint printer or to a printer shared on a Mac or PC.”

“We’re pleased to work with Apple to bring Apple’s AirPrint to our fall lineup of ePrint printers in time for the holiday shopping season,” said Vyomesh Joshi, HP executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group. “Making it easy for our customers to print anytime, anywhere, is a key priority for HP. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch customers are going to love how easy it is to print using our new range of ePrint printers, creating high-quality printed pages in an instant.”

If you’re rolling with the new, or relatively new, iPhone, don’t worry, you get to take part in the printing party. AirPrint supports the iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and second generation or later iPod touch.

The final version of iOS 4.2 is expected to appear in November.

 

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