Printing and Scanning
In This Chapter
Printing to an AirPrint printer
Sharing your computer’s printers
Virtual printing to a computer, application, or cloud account
Using printer manufacturers’ apps for scanning and printing
Any new technology, iPad or otherwise, takes time to develop and mature. We find new ways to use the technology and discover features we’d love to see included. Printing is a perfect case in point. Initially, Apple didn’t feel that the iPad needed a print function. Content was becoming digital, and the prevailing opinion was the less paper used, the better. Then users started clamoring for a way to print the content they consumed and created on iPads. That was certainly the case in schools. Teachers have traditionally required students to create and hand in paper-based work. When schools jumped to buy iPads, teachers struggled with the problem of how to collect work from students. Frankly, many still do.
In this chapter, I look at how Apple added a new AirPrint capability to allow users to print to certain printers wirelessly. I discuss some of those ...