Today, let’s get your iPad/iPhone printing from the HP LaserJet 1020. The 1020 isn’t officially supported by Mac OS X but always has been able to print using the 1022 driver. In my case, I’ll have it connected via an Airport Express, but this works fine also if it’s connected directly to your Mac. Having it connected to the Airport Express another place in my house just makes it more fun.
First of all, we need to have AirPrint Hactivator (make sure that you’re running OS X 10.6.5 or later and have iTunes 10.1 installed) installed to do iOS’ AirPrint. Leave that to last and you have to remove and add your printer once more, and we don’t want that.
Then get the drivers from Apple (~350mb download, ~560mb installed) and install them.
Finally, have the printer connected to the Airport Express (or your Mac) and turned on. Go to System Preferences, and hit the ‘+’ button on the lefthand side. Select your printer (which will have ‘Kind’ say ‘Bonjour’ if it’s connected to the Airport Express, or ‘USB’ if it’s connected to your Mac via USB). Select the printer (HP LaserJet 1020), in the ‘Print Using’ dialog, select ‘Select Printer Software’, and select ‘HP LaserJet 1022, 188.8.131.521’, not any of the Gutenprint versions. The 1022 printer is virtually the same but also has a network interface of its own. When you’ve selected that, hit ‘Add’ to finish adding your printer.
Congratulations, you can now print from your Mac and your iOS devicie! (assuming, of course, that your device is on the same network as your Mac is)
Wow, the libpd guys make it possible to put Pure Data patches in your iPhone app. I’m definitely going to make an app based on this, if nothing more then just for the heck of it. Time to brush up on my PD skills, I’ve been using Max/MSP for too long See the article
STOP SLAVE;CHANGE MASTER TOMASTER_LOG_FILE=’bin.000nnn’,MASTER_LOG_POS=1;START SLAVE;
The new AppleTV with iOS inside has me very excited as a developer and a media consumer. But, unfortunately, after the new AppleTV was announced, the old Apple TV is still on sale here in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. What gives, Apple? You neglect the most technophile part of Europe, both with the iPad and now with the AppleTV, without an obvious reason. I emailed support a few weeks ago, and they asked me to check back when the AppleTV started shipping. So now I guess we’ll have to drive to Germany to pick one up, just like with the iPad. Lucky for me that’s easier than for the Norwegians.