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  1. #1
    4phun
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    Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    iphoneatlas.com — The decryption of the iPhone OS 2.0 software/
    firmware package has led to speculation that Apple may add support for
    wireless printing to the iPhone and iPod touch.

    That would be a nice 'touch' for the iPhone 3G.



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  2. #2
    Larry
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    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    4phun <[email protected]> wrote in news:579e7424-6f3d-4083-ba41-
    [email protected]:

    > iphoneatlas.com


    I found this on the site which is very disturbing news and should be for
    all of you....

    "Another complaint from developers concerns the restrictions placed on them
    by Apple’s SDK. Developers cannot patch into dialing to provide voice
    dialing, the camera to allow for video recording, or to add many missing
    features to the iPhone. Many developers are abandoning the development of
    some quality apps because of the limitations. "

    The apps can't use the phone? That's really stupid. Lots of business apps
    will want to use the phone, say to dial out from a client database.

    What is this fixation about not allowing video recording? Even the cheap
    camera phones make movies!

    I think a lot of developers are going to abandon it, fed up with the
    stupid, rigid SDK omissions.

    Maemo developers complain a lot too, but mostly about lack of sleep,
    Chinese food in goldfish carry home boxes, warm softdrinks and cold pizza.




  3. #3
    Ron
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    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 16:41:51 -0700 (PDT), 4phun <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?
    >
    >iphoneatlas.com — The decryption of the iPhone OS 2.0 software/
    >firmware package has led to speculation that Apple may add support for
    >wireless printing to the iPhone and iPod touch.
    >
    >That would be a nice 'touch' for the iPhone 3G.



    10 years ago a Palm Pilot could wirelessly print to an HP LaserJet via
    IR.

    Hardly new technology.



  4. #4
    4phun
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    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    On Jul 19, 11:00*pm, Ron <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 16:41:51 -0700 (PDT), 4phun <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    >
    > >iphoneatlas.com — The decryption of the iPhone OS 2.0 software/
    > >firmware package has led to speculation that Apple may add support for
    > >wireless printing to the iPhone and iPod touch.

    >
    > >That would be a nice 'touch' for the iPhone 3G.

    >
    > 10 years ago a Palm Pilot could wirelessly print to an HP LaserJet via
    > IR.
    >
    > Hardly new technology.


    None of the new laptops or normal cell phones do IR anymore. No
    printer I know of recent manufacture does it either. HP?



  5. #5
    Mark Crispin
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    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    On Sat, 19 Jul 2008, 4phun posted:
    > None of the new laptops or normal cell phones do IR anymore. No
    > printer I know of recent manufacture does it either. HP?


    That's certainly true with low-end phones like iPhone.

    Almost all phones sold in Japan have IR. It's the most common way to
    exchange contact information or files between phones. Nobody in their
    right mind uses Bluetooth in a public place in Japan for that purpose.

    -- Mark --

    http://panda.com/mrc
    Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
    Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.



  6. #6
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    At 19 Jul 2008 22:54:15 -0700 Mark Crispin wrote:

    > That's certainly true with low-end phones like iPhone.
    >
    > Almost all phones sold in Japan have IR. It's the most common way
    > to exchange contact information or files between phones. Nobody
    > in their right mind uses Bluetooth in a public place in Japan for that
    > purpose.



    Personally, I'm a little peeved HTC has been leaving IR off the newer WinMo
    phones. Besides being a great "lowest common denominator" wireless
    communications format, it means my AT&T Tilt is my first WinMo device that
    can't print to my portable Sipix printers, or double as a TV remote in a
    pinch!




  7. #7
    SMS
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    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    Todd Allcock wrote:
    > At 19 Jul 2008 22:54:15 -0700 Mark Crispin wrote:
    >
    >> That's certainly true with low-end phones like iPhone.
    >>
    >> Almost all phones sold in Japan have IR. It's the most common way
    >> to exchange contact information or files between phones. Nobody
    >> in their right mind uses Bluetooth in a public place in Japan for that
    >> purpose.

    >
    >
    > Personally, I'm a little peeved HTC has been leaving IR off the newer WinMo
    > phones. Besides being a great "lowest common denominator" wireless
    > communications format, it means my AT&T Tilt is my first WinMo device that
    > can't print to my portable Sipix printers, or double as a TV remote in a
    > pinch!


    And I'm peeved that most notebook PCs are leaving IR off.



  8. #8
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    At 20 Jul 2008 15:09:33 -0700 SMS wrote:

    > > Personally, I'm a little peeved HTC has been leaving IR off the newer

    WinMo
    > > phones...


    > And I'm peeved that most notebook PCs are leaving IR off.


    As am I, but at least I've "fixed" that with a $5 USB-IR dongle. There's
    no such fix for my PPC phone! ;-)





  9. #9
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    At 20 Jul 2008 15:28:19 -0700 [email protected] wrote:

    > > > can't print to my portable Sipix printers, or double as a TV remote

    in a
    > > > pinch!

    > >
    > > And I'm peeved that most notebook PCs are leaving IR off.

    >
    > Aside from using it as a TV remote, what practical use is IrDA these
    > days?


    Legacy support for my older non-BT PPCs, phones and printers.

    > It was devised in an era when it was going to be "the" short-
    > range communication mechanism. Because of its directionality, short
    > range and susceptibility to light interference, IrDA has kind of died
    > out in favor of various RF technologies (including, but not limited
    > to, Bluetooth).



    Agreed.


    > Even if your notebook had it, what use would it be without other
    > peripherals to talk to? How many IrDA peripherals do you see in the
    > stores?


    Zero, these days...

    > I personally have a lot of equipment that uses an RS232 link, so I
    > mourn the loss of serial ports from regular computers. But I
    > understand the reason for it.



    Agreed, but it doesn't mean I have to like it! ;-)






  10. #10
    David Moyer
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    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    Ron <[email protected]> wrote:

    > 10 years ago a Palm Pilot could wirelessly print to an HP LaserJet via
    > IR.
    >
    > Hardly new technology.


    and the Newton did it years before that. And your point is?



  11. #11
    David Moyer
    Guest

    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    [email protected] wrote:

    > On Jul 20, 6:09*pm, SMS <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > > can't print to my portable Sipix printers, or double as a TV remote in a
    > > > pinch!

    > >
    > > And I'm peeved that most notebook PCs are leaving IR off.

    >
    > Aside from using it as a TV remote, what practical use is IrDA these
    > days? It was devised in an era when it was going to be "the" short-
    > range communication mechanism. Because of its directionality, short
    > range and susceptibility to light interference, IrDA has kind of died
    > out in favor of various RF technologies (including, but not limited
    > to, Bluetooth).
    >
    > Even if your notebook had it, what use would it be without other
    > peripherals to talk to? How many IrDA peripherals do you see in the
    > stores?
    >
    > I personally have a lot of equipment that uses an RS232 link, so I
    > mourn the loss of serial ports from regular computers. But I
    > understand the reason for it.


    yeah, another cool thing about the iphone is it turns into a Remote over
    WiFi, so you can be anywhere in your house and control your tv or stereo.

    no more line of sight like you had to do with IR.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gY_ZyeLhYo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tccbbS0ksiE



  12. #12
    Kevin Weaver
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    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?


    "David Moyer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [email protected] wrote:
    >
    >> On Jul 20, 6:09 pm, SMS <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> > > can't print to my portable Sipix printers, or double as a TV remote
    >> > > in a
    >> > > pinch!
    >> >
    >> > And I'm peeved that most notebook PCs are leaving IR off.

    >>
    >> Aside from using it as a TV remote, what practical use is IrDA these
    >> days? It was devised in an era when it was going to be "the" short-
    >> range communication mechanism. Because of its directionality, short
    >> range and susceptibility to light interference, IrDA has kind of died
    >> out in favor of various RF technologies (including, but not limited
    >> to, Bluetooth).
    >>
    >> Even if your notebook had it, what use would it be without other
    >> peripherals to talk to? How many IrDA peripherals do you see in the
    >> stores?
    >>
    >> I personally have a lot of equipment that uses an RS232 link, so I
    >> mourn the loss of serial ports from regular computers. But I
    >> understand the reason for it.

    >
    > yeah, another cool thing about the iphone is it turns into a Remote over
    > WiFi, so you can be anywhere in your house and control your tv or stereo.
    >
    > no more line of sight like you had to do with IR.
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gY_ZyeLhYo
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tccbbS0ksiE


    Only works with apple iTunes or apple TV. yeah, I can't take no more.




  13. #13
    Larry
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    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    David Moyer <[email protected]> wrote in news:davmoy-BA7383.20435920072008
    @news.qwest.net:

    > Ron <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> 10 years ago a Palm Pilot could wirelessly print to an HP LaserJet via
    >> IR.
    >>
    >> Hardly new technology.

    >
    > and the Newton did it years before that. And your point is?
    >


    I can print to a whole line of them on the shelf at Best Buy from my N800
    Linux tablet.......and have....(c;

    What's fun is to wait until the sales wienie is showing off a big HP
    printer to someone, then, over the wifi connection, print out a full page
    porn color photo for the astonished, but appreciative, smiling customer!

    They'll never figure out where it came from. They're just not that
    smart...(c;

    They got a new Pioneer BT-installed car stereo over in the car stereo
    department. When noone was looking, I paired it with my Z6m sellphone.

    Then, you wait until some real rappers with their pants hanging halfway
    down their asses and doorags over their heads start looking. When they
    press the red button to hear that radio, you click PLAY on the coupled
    phone and play some real honkytonk ****kickin' country music at full volume
    through it....

    Great fun these Best Buy stores. I bet that lady that was buyin' the HP
    printer has still got that color photo of the Chippendales taped to the
    wall over her side of the bed....(c; God those guys are BIG!





  14. #14
    Larry
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    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    David Moyer <[email protected]> wrote in news:davmoy-6AD05E.20541520072008
    @news.qwest.net:

    > yeah, another cool thing about the iphone is it turns into a Remote over
    > WiFi, so you can be anywhere in your house and control your tv or stereo.
    >
    >


    I thought you were talking about REAL remote control:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=TH6cY-MSYNs

    Lemme know when you can use your Mac from the iPhone at the mall....

    THAT's remote control!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=A6vhwMzEPJc

    Of course, this works both ways....Wiimote control of the tablets...(c;
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=jhnZpkeFhGs
    (I found out it's not a good idea to play games with Wiimote in a
    restaurant, however...)




  15. #15

    Re: Wireless printing coming to the iPhone?

    On Jul 20, 10:54*pm, David Moyer <[email protected]> wrote:

    > yeah, another cool thing about the iphone is it turns into a Remote over
    > WiFi, so you can be anywhere in your house and control your tv or stereo.


    If your TV is an AppleTV, and you're only watching pre-recorded
    content (not actual TV) and your stereo is something running iTunes,
    sure. Maybe someone will hack the PS3 and/or XBox360 to talk to the
    iPhone remote, but it's still a far cry from the most important
    feature of a TV remote, which is to talk to the TV and the set-top box
    to change channels, set volume, and turn power on and off. Not that I
    care, of course, because I don't watch TV, but if I did I would not
    call the iPhone "a remote that will control my TV" until TV sets have
    WiFi built in.




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