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Your iPad™ at Work (Covers iOS 6 on iPad2 and iPad 3rd generation), Third Edition by Jason Rich

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9. Wireless Printing and Scanning via Your iPad

In This Chapter

• Using iOS 6’s AirPrint feature

• Wireless printing options for non-AirPrint printers

• Scanning documents into your iPad

Unlike laptop or netbook computers, the iPad does not contain a USB port that can be used to directly connect a printer or scanner to your tablet. However, built into iOS 6 is the AirPrint feature, as well as Bluetooth, which are two separate technologies that allow printers or scanners, for example, to wirelessly communicate with your tablet.

As a result, any app that integrates the AirPrint feature, or taps into the iPad’s Bluetooth capabilities, can be used to wirelessly access and utilize external peripherals, such as a printer or scanner. When it comes ...

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