NETGEAR Genie App: Print From Any iDevice With Any Printer
NETGEARís Genie App upgrade just made the mess that is AirPrint compatibility and Networked printing a lot less ugly.
The new Genie App upgrade allows users to print from any computer, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to any networked or USB printer on their home network. The AirPrint compatible printer restrictions iOS users have been forced to suffer through are no more.
NETGEAR Genie, available for both Mac and PC
, is essentially a home network control hub that allows users to monitor all facets of their home networks. The latest upgrade extends that control to printer functionality making any printer connected to a PC, wirelessly, or directly to a NETGEAR ReadySHARE print-capable router AirPrint compatible.
The update effectively eliminates the need to upgrade older printers to ensure a userís printing solution is AirPrint approved. Most importantly, users do not need a NETGEAR router to take advantage of the AirPrint function. Users only need to download the Genie app for their Mac or PC and select which printers they want their iOS devices to be able to print from. These printers will show up as options in the iOS deviceís print function.
Advanced features like parental controls, ReadySHARE, and advanced router settings won't work with non-NETGEAR routers, and older NETGEAR models. But, the elimination the AirPrint requirement is enough to warrant a download.
Source: Coolest Gadgets