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First iOS 4.2 Beta Released with Support for AirPrint


iPadForums News Team
Jun 7, 2010
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Apple announced today that it has released the first beta version of iOS 4.2 with AirPrint, which is what it's calling its wireless printing feature for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The beta has only been made available to members of the iOS development program. AirPrint automatically finds printers on local networks and is then able to print text, photos and graphics to them wirelessly over Wi-Fi without the need to install drivers or download software. Apple says that HP's ePrint-enabled printers will be the first to support printing direct from iOS devices.

“AirPrint is Apple’s powerful new printing architecture that matches the simplicity of iOS—no set up, no configuration, no printer drivers and no software to download. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can simply tap to print their documents or photos wirelessly to an HP ePrint printer or to a printer shared on a Mac or PC.â€
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.

Source: Apple
iTunes Ping
iTunes now carries its own social network, allowing you to follow both artists and friends. Similar to facebook iTunes allows you to discover new music by seeing what your friends are listening to, allowing you to buy from the suggested lists, keeping Steve Jobs very very Happy, and hopefully you and your friends too.

iTunes Ping automatically tells anyone following you whenever you purchase new music or write a review, you will also see which of your friends have purchased a song or written a review right from the album page on the iTunes store.

Ping like every other social network also allows you to find out when artists and bands are on tour, although there is as yet no tie in to order tickets etc, but it would be the next logical step for Apple.

Source ipadbrainstorm.com

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