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  1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    Can you imagine a "shake to print" option from Apple's iOS 6 or later? Based on a slate of new patent filings uncovered this week, Apple is exploring a host of new ways to deliver innovative printing options to iOS-powered devices.

    "In some cases," one filing reads, "particular motions of the device can be associated with print settings. In a print settings mode, when the electronic device detects a motion of the device, the device can identify a print setting associated with the detected motion."

    It is suggested that iDevices will enable printing of content in the same mode in which the content appears on the screen. That is, devices viewing a document in portrait mode will similarly have their document printed in the same mode.

    Shaking, of course, isn't a new idea for Apple when it comes to delivering new functionalities. Between "Shake to Undo" and "Shake to Shuffle" features (and more), iOS users are already comfortable with shaking their device to achieve a desired effect. Printing may just be the latest to get the shake down, so to speak.

    Sources: IP Research Communities, Apple Insider
    2012-10-04 07:46 PM
  2. thazsar's Avatar
    Hey...I have a better idea:

    How about Apple let's us...

    ...wait for iiiiitttt....

    Print to ANY WiFi printer!

    I probably deserve an award for that ingenious invention!
    2012-10-04 08:21 PM
  3. ncruzpr's Avatar
    Hey...I have a better idea:

    How about Apple let's us...

    ...wait for iiiiitttt....

    Print to ANY WiFi printer!

    I probably deserve an award for that ingenious invention!
    100% Agree...iOS printing is terrible
    2012-10-04 08:24 PM
  4. thazsar's Avatar
    100% Agree...iOS printing is terrible
    Screw 'shake to print'....I just want 'print to my own non-iOS, WiFi printer!'
    2012-10-04 08:27 PM
  5. FireSpyder's Avatar
    Screw 'shake to print'....I just want 'print to my own non-iOS, WiFi printer!'
    Check out "TruPrint" from Cydia. Print to any networked printer. Works perfectly with all the printers I've tried. Well worth the couple dollars.
    Last edited by FireSpyder; 2012-10-04 at 09:38 PM.
    2012-10-04 09:10 PM
  6. repoman16's Avatar
    "dude, check out this nude i found of *names hot actress"
    *tosses phone to friend
    *dad in office upstairs "SONNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    2012-10-04 09:18 PM
  7. jrhudson's Avatar
    Really. Cmon any wifi printer!!! Whats so hard about it?!?
    2012-10-04 09:39 PM
  8. *T*'s Avatar
    "dude, check out this nude i found of *names hot actress"
    *tosses phone to friend
    *dad in office upstairs "SONNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    +1 ahahahaha


    Shake to print is a bad idea, unless it has a confirmation screen. Otherwise it'd result in a ton I wasted ink
    2012-10-05 12:52 AM
  9. bmwraw8482's Avatar
    Hey...I have a better idea:

    How about Apple let's us...

    ...wait for iiiiitttt....

    Print to ANY WiFi printer!

    I probably deserve an award for that ingenious invention!
    Two words: net genie

    True it's a workaround but I can print to my older canon wifi printer from all my iOS devices.
    2012-10-05 02:35 AM
  10. DistortedHope's Avatar
    "dude, check out this nude i found of *names hot actress"
    *tosses phone to friend
    *dad in office upstairs "SONNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    ROFL It's so bound to happen.
    2012-10-05 02:36 AM
  11. NakedFaerie's Avatar
    Do you really think Apple care for what its customers want? NOPE, they will add stupid things like shake to print before they add support for any network printer.
    2012-10-05 03:34 AM
  12. subywrex's Avatar
    im confused. I have no issues printing to my WIFI printer.. just purhcased the cheapest one i could find.. seems to work just fine
    2012-10-05 05:25 AM
  13. thazsar's Avatar
    Two words: net genie

    True it's a workaround but I can print to my older canon wifi printer from all my iOS devices.
    I'll check it out! Thanx!!!
    2012-10-05 06:34 AM
  14. wolverinemarky's Avatar
    im confused. I have no issues printing to my WIFI printer.. just purhcased the cheapest one i could find.. seems to work just fine
    your lucky i bought a 150 dollar canon wifi model printer and i cant print to it ugh i could when i had truprint but now that i have my iphone 5 i dont have a jailbreak so cant use that anymore
    2012-10-05 06:43 AM
  15. antonybasso's Avatar
    very good option thank's !
    2012-10-05 07:35 AM
  16. Mario Cain's Avatar
    opps best of luck good option
    2012-10-05 08:02 AM
  17. spooneditr's Avatar
    Hey...I have a better idea:

    How about Apple let's us...

    ...wait for iiiiitttt....

    Print to ANY WiFi printer!

    I probably deserve an award for that ingenious invention!
    I so agree on this 100%!!

    I'd vote for you for president!!


    Your mom has "spirit" but I used my "pwnage tool" on her all night long and "ultrasn0wed" all over her. haha
    2012-10-05 04:13 PM
  18. lkailburn's Avatar
    completely pointless. Thats the Apple way.

    The world:"Can you print to any printer or adjust print settings?"
    Apple:"no, but look at this flashy shake to print you can do"
    The world:"...."
    2012-10-05 05:18 PM
  19. scroogelives's Avatar
    I used truprint from when it came out till I bought my new 40 hp all in one that works with AirPrint! Must admit I would love to see apple allow connection to any wifi printer but would think the real issue is apple has been paid to keep it locked down to a select few and will be like that until the contract expires!
    2012-10-05 05:40 PM
  20. znbl's Avatar
    TruPrint is nice, though having support for printing via SMB (a printer shared via Windows, or Samba on Linux and UNIX systems.) Yes, people still use Windows printer sharing, especially in offices (in my line of work, I go to many different offices all the time and rarely see any where printers aren't just shared via a Windows server.)
    2012-10-05 07:32 PM
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