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iPad iOS 4.2 update

Posted December 12th, 2010 and tagged , , , by admin

So far so good and some would say we’re late in upgrading but we’ve been busy. Quite honestly I have not been using the iPad much lately but wow, the iPad 4.2 update is awesome — so far as I can tell.

Engadget Review: http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/22/ios-4-2-review-for-ipad/

Apple’s proclaiming the new iOS let’s us set up and use folders and multitask with the new iOS 4.2 update. Spot on Apple, Well done. Per Engadget the iPad’s 265MB of RAM defficientcy vs. the modern’s iPhone’s 512MB of RAM is not a factor…fortunately. AirPrint Feature

Printing on tap.

AirPrint on iPad makes it really easy to print your email, and documents. There’s no software to download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect. With just a few taps on your iPad, you can go from viewing something onscreen to holding a printed copy. And because all the printing takes place in the background, there’s no waiting around while it prints. Instead, you can start printing and then go back to flicking through photos, surfing the web, or doing whatever you were doing before. Caveat you need a new(er) HP AirPrint compatible printer or Apple’s new OS and Printersharing enabled Apple AirPrint for HP printers demo + HP’s ePrint enabled printers and Apple’s AirPrint

Frequently asked questions about ePrint enabled printers and Apple’s AirPrint

1.

Tell me about Apple’s AirPrint and HP printers.

AirPrint will enable iPad, iPhone and iPod touch customers using iOS 4.2 to print wirelessly from select apps – no set up or downloads required. Customers will be able to automatically find a printer on their wireless network and print to it. HP’s existing and upcoming ePrint enabled printers will be the first to support AirPrint from iOS 4.2 devices, making it easy for customers to print anytime, anywhere.
2.

When will AirPrint be available and how do I get it?

AirPrint for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is available now as a free software update with iOS 4.2.
3.

Which HP printers work with Apple’s Airprint?

» All HP ePrint enabled printers will work with this solution worldwide (397 KB, PDF)
4.

HP now enables printing from mobile devices three ways:

1. AirPrint, print functionality embedded natively into an operating system that connects with HP ePrint enabled printers;
2. HP mobile apps and drivers that provide print functionality where an embedded solution is not available; and
3. HP ePrint, a cloud-based solution that enables printing from any mobile device from anywhere in the world through the simplicity of email.
5.

What is the difference between Apple’s AirPrint and HP’s ePrint?

Apple’s AirPrint allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch customers to print wirelessly to a local printer on their wireless network through an embedded OS print function. HP ePrint allows for printing from anywhere in the world from any mobile device to an HP ePrint enabled printer using the HP cloud – that means the customer can attach a file or document to an email and send it to the printer’s individual email address. Both solutions remove the need for drivers or software downloads.

Airplay All the great media on your iPad — your music, photos, and video — can now stream wirelessly to your HDTV and speakers via the new Apple TV.* That’s perfect when you want to blast some tunes, have a movie night, show off some photos, or share a laugh over the latest surfing pet sensation on YouTube. Just make sure your iPad is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV, and the AirPlay icon automatically appears. Then, if you’re in the middle of an epic action scene that could use a little more screen, just tap and it appears on your TV in a matter of seconds. Link: http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/airplay.html

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