You’re thinking it, don’t lie.
I hate that when doing just about any second step on my iPhone I now have the option to print. What year is this? Did we lose a war? A nerdy antique printing war?
How is it nearly 2011 and we need to print out anything from our phones? There are services that allow us to “bump” our phones together to transfer files and monies. Yet, we need the built-in ability to print a coupon for a free turkey? I feel like mobile printing is the equivalent of sending faxes. Heck, or using a beeper. We're using some of the most advanced mobile computers ever created and we are still tied to a large printer that needs drivers to be installed on your home computer.
If anything, my disgust for the ability comes from the fact that it’s just another button to look at. You know, simplicity and all that. How long until we click on the little arrow icon and we have to scroll up and down to select the next step? The thought makes me want to spit up my Frappé. But then I remember how much I paid for that Frappé and decide not to.
I’m just saying, if you ever print anything from your phone I want to throw my 'everything' bagel at you.
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AirPlay is the killer feature for Apple TV. But perhaps we’d better keep that in the future tense for now: it’s going to be the killer feature for Apple TV. After installing today’s various software updates for iOS devices, the only apps I’ve seen where AirPlay works for video are the built-in iPod app (a.k.a. “Video” on the iPad and iPod Touch) and YouTube. In other apps, AirPlay is audio-only.
You may recall me acting pretty excited whenever I talked about AirPlay, and what it could mean for..the future!
Sadly, the slightly delayed iOS 4.2 has finally been released, and the video portion of AirPlay leaves much to be desired. For now, you can only stream purchased movies and YouTube.app video to your AppleTV. Eh? Wha?
Previously, you were told that any video that showed in the browser would be able to be beamed to your AppleTV. Not only that, but any app that used Apple's default video mode in-app would also be allowed to beam that slick video. Not the case, friend. So what gives?
There seems to be a general consensus that Apple wanted to get out this update as fast as possible since November was running out of days. Thanks to a WiFi bug in the GM of the OS, it needed to be pushed back until this Monday. The real loser here is Apple. Well, I'm a loser too. I wanted to get a new AppleTV and be the coolest geek in town, but for now, I'm just stuck with my iPad.
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That picture is so depressing.
I’ve been thinking about my cable-free utopia a lot since I’ve installed iOS 4.2 on my iPad. AirPlay is the newest, most important feature to the OS. It lets you stream video, audio, and photos to any AirPlay capable device, wirelessly. So far, the new AppleTV will be the first to allow that. Much to my shagrin, it has no App Store like I was hoping. But, AirPlay could become more important than an AppleTV App Store. At least, for now.
If iOS apps currently deliver video with the default iOS player(think no custom UI), you’ll be able to stream that video to an AppleTV out of the box. The MLB app has the AirPlay option on the iPad. Fire up the app on your iPhone, hit the AirPlay button, and you’re watching the game on your flatscreen.
In terms of audio and video, the current App Store can act as a store for the new AppleTV. The questionable apps would be Hulu, or the ABC app as they use different, custom methods of displaying the video. But Arnold Kim of MacRumors thinks such AirPlay capabilities could be added after the fact.
Imagine in a few years when new TVs are being made with built-in AirPlay. You can walk over to a friends house with a new movie you rented on your iPhone and stream it to his TV in HD. If you just downloaded a new song your friend might like, stream it to their speakers.
My dreams of an NHL app are now rising from the ashes. For better or worse.
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