Just installed the 4.2 beta

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  1. sharpey

    sharpey iPF Novice

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    Well i downloaded and installed the 4.2 beta today and so far apart from a little bit of lag when switching apps it looks good but one thing that doesnt work is airprint i have a shared printer on the pc but the pad refuses to see it? anyone know if this feature is fully working yet?
     
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    Right now I think HP makes the only printer that is compatible with this system, but I am sure BestBuy will have a bunch to chose from by Black Friday!
     
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    I thought this was only going to work with Mac OS?
     
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    "little bit of lag" ???

    any other performance differences you notice?
     
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    The "biggie" -- multi-tasking!

    When I first installed 4.2, I just kind of randomly started opening apps to make sure they would still work. (Most did!) So then when I went to check to see what was opened in the multi-tasking window (by double-tapping the Home button), EVERY app I had opened was in there meaning that it was not really closed all the way, but just sort of "hibernating" or waiting until I needed it again. To close these apps, you hold down one of them until it starts to "wiggle" (just like if you were going to move an app on your screen) and then you can close them one at a time.

    I can see where it might be possible to run out of memory real fast if you forget to close out your apps periodically. I have also heard that battery life is somewhat degraded with 4.2 and this might be the reason why (but I don't know for sure).

    So far.... not impressed!
     
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    hmm, i might hold off for the moment.

    do you think that iOS4 upgraded apps will still work on 3.2.2?
     
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    iPadCharlie iPad Super Guru

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    I imagine they damn well better be backwards compatible!
     
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    i did read somewhere it will work with any shared printer on mac or pc but i dont know if thats the case at the moment.

    i prefer having the switch on the side as the orientation lock rather than a mute switch for the sound, now u need to double click the home button and swipe across to find the button, you just need to hold the volume down switch for about a second to mute it anyway.
     
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    I can tell you that it will not work on a Windows-based network with a shared printed... unless I am doing something wrong!
     
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    no i cant get it to see my HP either guess its not working yet
     
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    It is not a matter of not working yet, it is a matter of it not working on anything but one of the printers designed for the ePrint application... like the one from HP -- HP Photosmart e-All-in-One - D110a for only $99.99!
     
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    ...let's remember it's a BETA. :)
     
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    Hey every one BETA is just that development release between now and gold release estimated November, there could be 4-6 released so relax not everything is final yet

    Only developers have access to BETA versions
    Col.bris
     
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    Regarding printers epson,HP and canon are all releasing new printers to support iOS from apple
     
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    Thought you guys needed a developers ID to install it?
    Certainly available on torrent sites.
     

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