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Canon Announces AirPrint Support for PIXMA Printers

With a press release posted earlier today, Canon has announced initial support for Apple’s AirPrint technology in three PIXMA printers: the PIXMA MG8220, MG6220 and MG5320 Wireless Photo All-In-One will support iOS’ AirPrint with a firmware update. Canon has also announced that, going forward, AirPrint support will be enabled in most PIXMA printers.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced that the PIXMA MG8220, MG6220 and MG5320 Wireless Photo All-In-One inkjet photo printers will now support AirPrint1 wireless printing for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. AirPrint allows users to wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages and other documents without the need to install device drivers, saving time and making for a seamless user experience.

AirPrint will be supported by the majority of Canon PIXMA inkjet printers launched from this point forward. AirPrint works with iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (3rd generation and later) using iOS 4.2 or later.

Canon has launched a dedicated mini-site to better highlight the features of AirPrint and detail the necessary firmware update process. AirPrint was introduced back in November 2010 with iOS 4.2, allowing users to wirelessly print documents, photos and webpages from their iPhones and iPads. Apple had initially announced AirPrint would support any shared printer on OS X, but that feature was later removed from the public version of 10.6.5. AirPrint launched with third-party support from HP, which rolled out wireless printing support to 8 more devices earlier this summer.

HP Extends AirPrint Support to 8 More Printers

As noted by TUAW, HP’s support for Apple’s AirPrint technology has been extended to eight more LaserJet printers that are now capable of wirelessly receiving documents from iOS devices, and print them. AirPrint, originally introduced with iOS 4.2 back in November 2010, is a feature that allows iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad running 4.2 or later to print any document, webpage, photo or email using the system-wide AirPrint action from the default sharing menu. AirPrint was introduced as a breakthrough driverless printing system that would allow users to send any file to officially compatible printers from HP, as well as any shared printer already configured on an OS X machine; support for shared printers through AirPrint was later removed in the public version of Mac OS X 10.6.6, leaving many users unsatisfied because of the lack of the promised universal support for any kind of printer. In an alleged email to a customer, Steve Jobs said Apple was taking a giant leap to driverless printing.

The new HP printers compatible with AirPrint are:

  • HP LaserJet P1102w Printer
  • HP LaserJet P1606dn Printer
  • HP LaserJet Pro CP1025nw Color Printer
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf MFP
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1213nf MFP
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1214nfh MFP
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1216nfh MFP
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw MFP

These printers follow previously reported additions such as other LaserJet Pro and Officejet printers:

  • LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer
  • LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Color Multifunction Printer
  • LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer
  • LaserJet Pro CP1525n Color Printer
  • LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer
  • Officejet 6500A e-AiO5
  • Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO5
  • Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO5
  • Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO5
  • Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO5
  • Officejet Pro 8500A Premium e-AiO5

The full list of AirPrint-enabled printers can be viewed on Apple’s website. This support document last updated on June 20 also contains a list of printers, as well as frequently asked questions about AirPrint. More information about HP and AirPrint can be found here, whilst the firmware update for the new printers can be downloaded from HP’s Support website.

New Cydia App “TruPrint” Extends Apple’s AirPrint Support

With iOS 4.2 Apple introduced AirPrint, a new system-wide technology that allows iPhone and iPad users to print emails, photos and just about any kind of document wirelessly without having to worry about drivers or configurations. The problem is, while Apple initially announced that AirPrint would work with a set of “officially supported” printers from HP and any printer also shared on a Mac or PC, issues arose with the OS X 10.6.5 update and Apple was forced to pull support for shared printers. The result: AirPrint only works with a bunch of printers from HP. Okay.

TruPrint is a new Cydia hack from the Intelliborn developers (the folks behind popular tethering and hotspot app MyWi) that promises to bring AirPrint support to hundreds of printers not officially listed by Apple as “compatible with AirPrint”. The app relies on Apple’s AirPrint technology, so iOS 4.2 is still needed to run it, but the support for Canon, Brother, HP and additional printers Intelliborn has baked into TruPrint looks impressive.

TruPrint is available in the Cydia Store at $9.99 with a 3-day free trial. If you’ve been looking for a solution to print to your favorite machine and you have a jailbroken device, this should be it. Check out the cool promo video below. [via iPhoneDownloadBlog] Read more

GoodReader for iPhone: New PDF Engine, AirPrint, Improved Annotations

Popular document management / viewing / sharing / all-in-one app GoodReader for iPhone was updated yesterday to include a plethora of new features, improvements and most obvious bug fixes. With this “App Store update” massive trend that is going on this week, it was no surprise to see GoodReader for iPhone show up in the “Updates Available” screen.

This new version of GR adds a brand new PDF displaying engine that allows for smoother zooming and panning, with the possibility to go back to the old engine if the new one isn’t working well for you. Weird choice? Maybe. Still, options are always welcome. The app now also has support for AirPrint (iOS 4.2 is, of course, needed) and sports improved annotations with adjustable drawing opacity and line thickness.

GoodReader for iPhone is available at $2.99 in the App Store. Full changelog below. Read more

Noteshelf 3.0 Adds AirPrint, Multitasking, Photo Album Integration

Noteshelf is, in my opinion, the best handwriting app for the iPad. As I wrote in my review in October, of all the note taking and handwriting apps for iPad I had tried Noteshelf managed to stand out because of its excellent wrist protection mode, smooth digital ink, templates and overall UI design. The first version of Noteshelf was good, but the 2.1 one was even better as the developer added Evernote and Dropbox support, finer ink, more notebooks.

I have been using Noteshelf for months and haven’t really looked back. Plus, it works great with my Pogo Sketch and the AluPen review unit I got last week. Read more

HP Believes In AirPrint: 6 More Printers Now iOS-Ready

As noted by MacRumors, HP issued a firmware update last night to extend AirPrint support (which as you may remember, used to work only on certain HP printers still listed on Apple’s website) to 6 more of its Officejet printers.

Thus, AirPrint is now compatible out of the box with the following models:

  • Officejet 6500A e-AiO5
  • Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO5
  • Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO5
  • Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO5
  • Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO5
  • Officejet Pro 8500A Premium e-AiO5

AirPrint used to work on any printer shared through a Mac or PC in a local network in the first OS X 10.6.6 developer betas. As 10.6.6 went public, Apple pulled the feature and made AirPrint compatible only with selected HP printers.

A few hacks have surfaced to bring the functionality back, but Steve Jobs promised Apple’s working on making AirPrint better, although they need more time to achieve stable and fast driverless printing.

Apple Takes Down AirPrint Hacktivator, But It’s Already Back Online

Remember AirPrint Hacktivator? It was a neat little hack thrown together by the folks over at Netputing which, by copying system files from the old developer betas of OS X 10.6.5, could enable AirPrint support for shared printers on the public version of 10.6.5. Admittedly, it wasn’t the most polished and “legal” hack, but it worked. And people liked it. And blogs covered it.

Too bad that when you publish software that re-distributes Apple’s source code, it comes a point where Apple legal makes a call. That’s exactly what happened to Netputing: they got an email from (one of Apple’s legal representatives) and were forced to remove the old versions of AirPrint Hacktivator, the one that copied old system files back into OS X 10.6.5. Read more

New OS X 10.6.6 Build Seeded To Developers, Public Release Soon?

(image via 9to5mac)

As noted by MacRumors, a few hours ago Apple seeded a new build of Mac OS X 10.6.6 to developers. Build number is 10J537, and it comes 21 days after the public release of OS X 10.6.5. A first build of 10.6.6 was seeded before the actual release of 10.6.5.

The new build is apparently listed as GM (“golden master”) for the developers having access to it through the Mac App Store development program. Other registered Mac developers, as also reported by MacRumors, don’t see the build being listed as GM. Listing an OS update as golden master makes us think that Apple might be willing to release it soon, although it is quite curious that some developers haven’t been notified of the change.

Apple is set to open the Mac App Store in late January 2011, and we’re hearing there’s a deadline going on now for Mac developers to submit their apps for approval before the grand opening. This build of 10.6.6 provides “developer support for fetching and renewing App Store receipts” and Apple has explicitly asked developers to test fixes in Dock, Bonjour, Spotlight, OpenGL and Printing. Does that “printing” sound a lot like “support for shared printers in AirPrint” to you as much as it does to us?

Could Apple release OS X 10.6.6 and catch the popular two birds with one stone by delivering AirPrint fixes and Mac App Store in the same OS update? We sure hope so. After all, Jobs promised more on AirPrint is coming. Plus, the clock’s ticking on the Mac App Store.

What’s for sure is, exciting times are ahead for Mac users.

So, Uhm, Soon You’ll Be Able To Use AirPrint With 6 More Printers

We thought AirPrint would make us print again, thanks to the power of iOS 4.2 and printers shared through OS X or Windows. It turns out achieving stable driverless printing ain’t that easy even for Apple, and the engineers at Cupertino were forced to remove support for AirPrint on OS X 10.6.5. We’ve already heard this story.

Steve Jobs promises more is coming soon and a few alternative solutions to print via OS X have surfaced, but as it stands now AirPrint officially works only with 7 HP printers out of the box. Read more