Printing From The Apple iPad

There is probably that sinking feeling for most iPad tablet users when the have an "Hmmm, how do I print something?" moment. You can't really use a printer cable of any kind with the iPad or iPhone - but there is a solution, in the form of AirPrint, which is a form of wireless printing. You can use AirPrint from both iOS and OS X devices, so iPads, iPhones, iPods, MacBooks and so on can use this feature. It gives you basic printing capabilities from the Safari browser and other apps. You also need to have a printer that supports it, and Apple has a list of major manufacturers and support models on their support website. The short video below gives an example of the setup, using an HP printer in this case:

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