New to IPad forum
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New to IPad forum
Hi. I am a huge fan of apple products. I got the iPad 3 the day it came out and it's my first IPad. We are a match made in heaven and I am in love with it. I carry it at all times. Each new thing I learn about it makes me love it more and more. I love the IPad forum app. I do a lot of searching on here so I thought I would join incase I wanted to ask questions sometimes. I prefer honest reviews and opinions over salesman tactics so I like that theres is a place where I can get answers and opinions.
For today the questions I would have would be can I watch the tv shows and use the free book library on the ipad that you get when you pay for amazon prime?
Also how can I print emails or coupons from my iPad to my wireless printer? If anyone has any idea let me know.
08-03-2012 05:31 PM
What brand of printer do you have ?
It says on the front of it Kodiak ESP Office 6150
The Kindle app for the iPad will let you read ebooks from Amazon. You have to purchase them on the Amazon site itself, but once you register the iPad (done in the app) you will see all your Amazon ebooks ready for download in the Kindle app. Yes, even the free ones.
Amazon has just released a new video app for the iPad. It lets Prime members stream movies. I don't know if that includes TV shows.
Here is my long long spiel on printing from the iPad. It needs a little updating, but is mostly relevant.
Some printers are directly compatible with AirPrint on the iPad. If you want this feature be absolutely certain the printer supports AirPrint before buying. Some printers may require a firmware update to work. These are usually available on the manufacturers site. If you get this kind of printer you can print directly from within apps that support the feature, which is many.
iOS: AirPrint 101
Of course some of us already have printers and do not want to buy a new one. There are several ways to do this.
One is to use a printing app on the iPad.
Most (or all) printing apps can only print pictures and/or files that have been copied to that app via Open In or another method. Several printer manufacturers have their own apps for their printers. In general those apps will probably have the best results, quality wise.
Another method is to load a program on the computer that will emulate an AirPrint compatible printer. Your computer must be on and have the printer available to it. The cheapest (free) is Airprint Activator. More features can be had with FingerPrint (mac and windows) and Printopia (mac only).
Printopia - Ecamm Network
FingerPrint - Collobos Software
How to Install AirPrint Activator for Windows?
A few printers (mostly HP's again) can be set up with their own email address. PDF attachments can be sent via this address to be printed. The last review I saw (many months ago) said it could be quite slow (big files not recommended), and sometimes the emails got lost and never printed. The advantage was that you could literally send/print from anywhere you have an internet connection.
For small business owners and those with more than one printer who would like all their printers to work, but don't want to leave a computer on all the time. The Lantronix XPrintServer is a small box that connects to your network and is supposed to detect and make all your wireless printers available to iOS as AirPrint printers. I haven't seen a full review on it yet, so do your research.
Some NetGear router models support NetGear Genie, which will add AirPrint support for printers on your network. If the printer is not wireless, it must be shared on the network, and the computer it is connected to must be on.
Last edited by twerppoet; 08-03-2012 at 10:24 PM.
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