Of the slew of new features introduced by Steve Jobs and other Apple executives at WWDC accompanying the latest versions of iOS 5 and Lion, one feature left behind, according to one writer at Cult of Mac, was AirPrint.
AirPrint theoretically will allow users to print from an iPad or iPhone using an existing printer shared by their Mac.
The printing feature was first introduced last year in November with iOS 4.2, and shared printing support was to be added shortly thereafter with the release of Mac OS X 10.6.5. However, the support was pulled because the feature proved to be a bit more complicating than originally anticipated. Steve Jobs wrote in an email to a customer: "Lots more coming soon. It’s what it takes to make a giant leap to driverless printing, which is huge."
The writer, Adam Rosen, an IT consultant who specializes in Apple Macintosh systems "new and old," said a common question he hears from many of his clients is, "how can I print from my iPad?"
One solution we suggest at Vernon Computer Source and Hamilton Rentals is looking for the right accompanying app to your iPad or other tablet rental, like PrintCentral which can print to Apple AirPrint printers and much more. This application was voted the "iTunes iPad App of the Week in U.K. and Europe" and has received favorable reviews from the tech press from MacWorld to App Craver.
PrintCentral not only lets you "print basically anything from basically anywhere," like AppCraver says, but also works allows you to view files in iWork, Microsoft Office, and PDFs where it can further offer document storage. The app also has a fully featured email app that allows you to not only print email files but also email the photos, Web pages and text. You can also view multiple email accounts in a single inbox and search across all of them.
To learn, contact us at Vernon Computer Source or Hamilton Rentals.