FingerPrint 2.1 runs nicely on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, great way to allow iOS printing on your home or corporate network

Jul. 12 2013 Update: Unfortunately, buy-it-once FingerPrint is no longer sold, replaced by Presto, which I haven't tested, but is reviewed by The Wall Street Journal here. This article kept for archival purposes only. I routinely use FingerPrint in my home, and in other family member's homes, such…

Sep 22 2012

FingerPrint: easily print from your iPhone or iPad to network printers and USB photo printers, even if they’re not AirPrint compatible, version 2 upgrade now available

Jul. 12 2013 Update: Unfortunately, buy-it-once FingerPrint is no longer sold, replaced by Presto, which I haven't tested, but is reviewed by The Wall Street Journal here. This article kept for archival purposes only. If you haven't used FingerPrint 2 before, here's the gist: install FingerPrint…

Jul 7 2012

FingerPrint: easily print from your iPhone or iPad to network printers and USB photo printers, even if they're not AirPrint compatible, new Windows version now installs as a service

Jul. 12 2013 Update: Unfortunately, buy-it-once FingerPrint is no longer sold, replaced by Presto, which I haven't tested, but is reviewed by The Wall Street Journal here. This article kept for archival purposes only. Sep. 18 2012 Update: Confirmed to work fine with Windows Server 2012 Release…

Feb 3 2012

iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0 Camera App becomes sluggish, here's a fix

If you let your iPhone 4's Photos App Camera Roll get to past around 2000-3000 photos and videos, starting the Camera App gets very, very slow. Like 15-25 seconds, just to start it up. This is particularly noticeable if you get extremely low on iPhone storage space, when the warning pop-ups…

Jan 5 2012

FingerPrint: easily print from your iPhone or iPad to network printers and USB photo printers, even if they're not AirPrint compatible, new Windows version now installs as a service

Update: Friday, July 12, 2013. Unfortunately, buy-it-once FingerPrint is no longer sold, replaced by Presto, which I haven't tested, but is reviewed by The Wall Street Journal here. This article kept for archival purposes only. Update: Sunday, September 23, 2012. New version 2.1 released, read…

Oct 15 2011

Configure your iPhones after moving to iOS 5.0 and iCloud

I use a family shared Apple ID for iTunes purchases, tied to a credit card. I use an individual Apple ID for each phone's iCloud.com access (same @me.com email addresses we used as MobileMe users, 1 Family Pack and 1 Individual). I suspect many other families are doing something very similar, to…

Oct 14 2011

iOS 5.0 now available

Oct 13 2011 Update: _A majority of the issues I noticed would likely not have occurred had I just waited a day or two, to avoid the inevitable time-out sort of issues expected for such massive deployments.  Also note that I've located this excellent troubleshooting article on cnet._ Oct 13 2011…

Oct 12 2011

Remote control your iPhone audio stream, for FM radios anywhere in your house

I like a sturdy cradle near my monitor when I work, allows me to easily operate the iPhone, and dock/undock with one hand, even with a case on the iPhone.  In the photo below, note how some tan felt pads are used to cushion the phone. Bending the aluminum slightly at the base of the stand, and 2…

Jul 12 2011