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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.

 

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

 

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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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FaceTime Challengers Now Include Yahoo

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Back in June, Apple spent a great deal of hoopla touting the new FaceTime feature of the iPhone 4 — but the market for video chat is heating up quickly, and now Yahoo has lined up to be the next contender in the App Store as well as on Android devices.

Reuters is reporting that Yahoo is planning to update its popular Yahoo Messenger app to enable built-in video calling, according to the company’s vice-president of mobile for the Americas, David Katz. Yahoo’s video chat will be available as a free app for both the iPhone as well as Android devices.

Yahoo is clearly taking aim at Apple’s new FaceTime, which is already being challenged by rivals such as fring and the recently released Tango — although neither of those companies have the brand recognition of Yahoo. What all three companies do have as a leg up on Apple is the ability to offer their video calling over both Wi-Fi and 3G, where FaceTime is (for now) a Wi-Fi only service that requires either an iPhone 4 or a fourth-generation iPod touch.

The free Yahoo app will enable video calling between other iPhone and Android users with the app installed, but will also extend to desktop PCs that have the software installed. Katz claims there are currently 81 million Yahoo Messenger users worldwide, so that’s a lot of folks to potentially talk to.

Yahoo’s app update appears to be ready to go, but still has to leap one last hurdle, which is Apple’s approval. Given that several competing apps with similar features already exist, this shouldn’t be an issue and the company expects the updated Yahoo Messenger to hit the App Store “soon.”

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New Apple TV Product Rumored to Include Netflix

As Apple’s Music Event draws ever closer,  the rumors of some new-fangled hotness that runs off of children’s dreams and unicorn tears have been ramping up to a fevered pitch. With the event less than 24 hours away, even the most trusted of newsources are finding it hard to resist putting in their two bits about what will spill out of Apple’s magic bag on Wednesday. 

This afternoon, a story appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek that Apple is most certainly going to be announcing a replacement for its aging Apple TV platform. Better still, the new platform will–as has been mentioned by various sources in the past–cost consumers and incorporate an onboard Netflix integration.

Just to play it safe, the article also mentions that a reimagined version of iTunes will be unvield, as well as a swank new iPod touch boasting a higher resolution screen akin to that seen on the iPhone 4.

As most of you already know by now, such fables should be taken with a grain of salt. Until Steve Jobs and company let the cat out of the bag at tomorrow’s event, there’s no telling what new delights will be disclosed.

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