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iPad 2 and AirPlay Make Nintendo’s Wii U an Unnecessary Console

When Nintendo introduced its follow-up to the incredibly successful Wii console, titled Wii U, it brought current-generation graphics and a controller that is only unique in the console industry. Nintendo is still betting that the controller, dominated by a 6.2″ resistive touch-screen surrounded by traditional buttons and motion sensors, will

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Firemint Announces New Game, Agent Squeek

Mere moments ago, I received a press email from Firemint (Flight Control/$0.99, Real Racing/$4.99 and Real Racing 2/$6.99) which parted with very few details of their newest game coming to iOS, Agent Squeek. Though few details were given out apart from the actual name, some cute artwork shown on the

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iPhone Developers, Firemint (Flight Control, Real Racing 1 & 2) Acquire Infinite Interactive

This morning I received news via email that Firemint (Flight Control, Real Racing and Real Racing 2) have acquired Infinite Interactive. Both based in Australia, these teams have merged together into one in Firemint’s recently expanded offices. Founder of Infinite Dreams, Steve Fawkner will take on the product management role

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Email Your Printer, HP Makes iPhone Printing Easy

HP is planning to unveil a line of printers that have their own email addresses, allowing users to easily print from devices like the iPhone and iPad. One of the issues with printing from a smartphone is the need for all of the printer drivers. Being able to email the file directly to the printer eliminates that need. A range of printers are expected to be available from $99 to $400, which is inline with current printer prices, and should be available in July.

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Printing from the iPhone and iPad

As Apple gets ready to release its latest version of the iPad, some people still have a hard time justifying the tablet as a business device. Most notably, the ability to print is conspicuously missing, a shortcoming that the iPad shares with its cousin, the iPhone. Seemingly, the easiest way to print from these devices is to email yourself with whatever image or item you wish to print attached. Fortunately, in an ecosystem like Apple's App Store, developers are quick to fill the gaps in functionality the iPhone's OS.

Check out a list of some of the front-runners in this category, below.

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iPad May Gain Printing Ability with iPhone OS 4.0

Come the release of iPhone OS 4.0, the iPad may gain the ability to print. Per Daniel Eran Dilger, Apple has hinted at the prospect of printing being an included feature in iPhone OS 4.0 via support pages for iPad's Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps each note that "printing directly from iPad is not currently available," rather than simply stating that the apps do not print. 

For the time being, Apple is directing its users to send their documents to a desktop computer that can print them, either via email or using iPad's new file sharing feature in iTunes.

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2.0 Firmware Reveals Future Printer Connectivity?

New clues to future features and wireless hardware compatibility have been uncovered. The iPhone 2.0 firmware package has been decrypted, and upon further poking around in it's file structure, a new directory was spotted named "Printers". It is currently empty, but speculation is that it may be populated with drivers in the future that would enable the iPhone to wirelessly connect to a printer over a network.

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