BGR Breaks It Down: How to use AirPrint with any printer

By on November 29, 2010 at 9:20 AM.

BGR Breaks It Down: How to use AirPrint with any printer

Apple’s latest iOS update finally adds AirPrint to iOS devices, bringing wireless printing capabilities to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. That’s the good news. The bad news is that in order to use AirPrint, you need a compatible printer. Since very few printers are compatible at this point in time, odds are pretty good that yours isn’t one of them. Don’t worry, though — that’s where hobbyist hackers come in.

If you own a Mac [update for Windows PCs added below] and a printer, you can use AirPrint. In fact, your printer doesn’t even have to be wireless. A simple new hack using an OS X app dubbed AirPrint Hacktivator will enable printing via AirPrint for nearly anyone in a matter of minutes. Hit the jump for a guide that will get you up and running in no time. More →

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iPhone unlocking tool ultrasn0w working on iOS 4.2.1

By on November 27, 2010 at 8:55 AM.

iPhone unlocking tool ultrasn0w working on iOS 4.2.1

Earlier this morning, dev-team member MuscleNerd tweeted that he, and his gang of merry men, have successfully tweaked their ultrasn0w iPhone unlocking tool to working on Apple’s latest mobile iOS iteration, 4.2.1. If you read further down the twitter timeline, it looks like — for the time being — ultrasn0w is only working on iPhone 3G/3GS handsets with a baseband of 05.15.04; the iPhone 4 uses a different baseband and still needs more work. Despite not having a one-stop unlock for all iPhones, the dev-team will release the working version of ultrasn0w for the iPhone 3G/3GS in the very near future — they will not make users of said handset wait until the iPhone 4 exploit is completed. Hit the jump for the two read links. More →

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Apple’s iOS 4.2.1 is ready for download

By on November 22, 2010 at 1:19 PM.

Apple’s iOS 4.2.1 is ready for download

Just a quick update: iOS 4.2.1, which was announced earlier this morning by Apple, is now live on the company’s servers and ready for download. If you have an iOS device and want the new bits — we can’t imagine why you wouldn’t (unless you’re jailbroken) — open up iTunes, plug in your device, and let the magic happen.

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Apple seeds iOS 4.2.1 Gold Master candidate to developers

By on November 18, 2010 at 3:20 PM.

Apple seeds iOS 4.2.1 Gold Master candidate to developers

Probably not the iOS 4.2 announcement you were hoping for, but it is an announcement nonetheless. Moments ago, Apple seeded another gold master candidate of iOS 4.2 — 4.2.1 — to developers via its iOS Dev Center. Presumably, the new code fixes several bugs that have been reported in the first 4.2 GM candidate; including a fairly nasty Wi-Fi bug affecting iPads. If you’re a member of Apple’s developer network, you know what to do. Everyone else… the waiting continues.

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