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    Default Apple to 'Shake' Things Up with iOS Printing Options


    Can you imagine a "shake to print" option from Apple's iOS 6 or later? Based on a slate of new patent filings uncovered this week, Apple is exploring a host of new ways to deliver innovative printing options to iOS-powered devices.

    "In some cases," one filing reads, "particular motions of the device can be associated with print settings. In a print settings mode, when the electronic device detects a motion of the device, the device can identify a print setting associated with the detected motion."

    It is suggested that iDevices will enable printing of content in the same mode in which the content appears on the screen. That is, devices viewing a document in portrait mode will similarly have their document printed in the same mode.

    Shaking, of course, isn't a new idea for Apple when it comes to delivering new functionalities. Between "Shake to Undo" and "Shake to Shuffle" features (and more), iOS users are already comfortable with shaking their device to achieve a desired effect. Printing may just be the latest to get the shake down, so to speak.

    Sources: IP Research Communities, Apple Insider

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    Hey...I have a better idea:

    How about Apple let's us...

    ...wait for iiiiitttt....

    Print to ANY WiFi printer!

    I probably deserve an award for that ingenious invention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
    Hey...I have a better idea:

    How about Apple let's us...

    ...wait for iiiiitttt....

    Print to ANY WiFi printer!

    I probably deserve an award for that ingenious invention!
    100% Agree...iOS printing is terrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncruzpr View Post
    100% Agree...iOS printing is terrible
    Screw 'shake to print'....I just want 'print to my own non-iOS, WiFi printer!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
    Screw 'shake to print'....I just want 'print to my own non-iOS, WiFi printer!'
    Check out "TruPrint" from Cydia. Print to any networked printer. Works perfectly with all the printers I've tried. Well worth the couple dollars.
    Last edited by FireSpyder; 10-04-2012 at 02:38 PM.

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    Really. Cmon any wifi printer!!! Whats so hard about it?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by repoman16 View Post
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    +1 ahahahaha


    Shake to print is a bad idea, unless it has a confirmation screen. Otherwise it'd result in a ton I wasted ink

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    Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
    Hey...I have a better idea:

    How about Apple let's us...

    ...wait for iiiiitttt....

    Print to ANY WiFi printer!

    I probably deserve an award for that ingenious invention!
    Two words: net genie

    True it's a workaround but I can print to my older canon wifi printer from all my iOS devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repoman16 View Post
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    ROFL It's so bound to happen.

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    Do you really think Apple care for what its customers want? NOPE, they will add stupid things like shake to print before they add support for any network printer.

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    im confused. I have no issues printing to my WIFI printer.. just purhcased the cheapest one i could find.. seems to work just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
    Two words: net genie

    True it's a workaround but I can print to my older canon wifi printer from all my iOS devices.
    I'll check it out! Thanx!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
    im confused. I have no issues printing to my WIFI printer.. just purhcased the cheapest one i could find.. seems to work just fine
    your lucky i bought a 150 dollar canon wifi model printer and i cant print to it ugh i could when i had truprint but now that i have my iphone 5 i dont have a jailbreak so cant use that anymore

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    very good option thank's !

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    opps best of luck good option

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    Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
    Hey...I have a better idea:

    How about Apple let's us...

    ...wait for iiiiitttt....

    Print to ANY WiFi printer!

    I probably deserve an award for that ingenious invention!
    I so agree on this 100%!!

    I'd vote for you for president!!


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    completely pointless. Thats the Apple way.

    The world:"Can you print to any printer or adjust print settings?"
    Apple:"no, but look at this flashy shake to print you can do"
    The world:"...."

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    I used truprint from when it came out till I bought my new 40 hp all in one that works with AirPrint! Must admit I would love to see apple allow connection to any wifi printer but would think the real issue is apple has been paid to keep it locked down to a select few and will be like that until the contract expires!

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    TruPrint is nice, though having support for printing via SMB (a printer shared via Windows, or Samba on Linux and UNIX systems.) Yes, people still use Windows printer sharing, especially in offices (in my line of work, I go to many different offices all the time and rarely see any where printers aren't just shared via a Windows server.)

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