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AirPrint Hacktivator Taken Down, Reborn as AirPrint Activator


AirPrint Hacktivator (R.I.P) was the clever little utility app that allowed you to make AirPrint do what it was originally advertised to do, to print to all shared printers (on your network) from your iPad or iPhone devices. The developers of the app recently received a take-down request related to the website for the app. They complied with it, effectively killing off the app – but they also immediately reincarnated the app as AirPrint Activator

The new app doesn’t just have a new name and the same excellent functionality as its predecessor; it also has take the necessary steps that should keep future take-down requests away, as it no longer contains any Apple files. Here’s a little more detail, straight from the guys at Netputing:

I just received an email from my hosting service provider asking me to comply with the request to disable the AirPrintHacktivator web page or else they will suspend my service.

I certainly don’t want to loose my web presence so I will comply with the request even if I find it excessive.  I am also in the process of migrating the application under a new name to a new page called conveniently airprint activator.

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How To Make AirPrint Work with Just About Any Printer

AirPrint Hacktivator

A quick rundown on How to Use AirPrint Hacktivator to Make AirPrint Work with Any Printer:

I’ve talked a lot here recently about how hugely disappointing the much-hyped new AirPrint feature has turned out to be in the recent iOS 4.2 update. Apple originally promised it would support a wide range of wireless printers and virtually all shared printers. On release, it supports a very small handful of HP wireless printers and no shared printers at all – making it unusable for the vast majority of iPad users.

The good news is that now there is an easy and free way to get AirPrint working as it was originally intended, and use it with your shared printers on your network. Read on for the very easy steps required to use the AirPrint Hacktivator app to get AirPrint going …

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