If you’re like me then you’ve got a nice shiny iPad (or after tomorrow perhaps the iPad 2) with Apple’s AirPrint technology technology built in. Sounds great, right?  Print practically anything from your iPad directly to your printer?  There’s just one problem – if you don’t have one of the 17 wi-fi enabled compatible printers then you’re out of luck.

However, knowing I had a perfectly good printer plugged into my iMac on my home network I set out on a search to enable AirPrint for any printer connected to my network.  After a bit of searching I came across a little program for the Mac called AirPrint Activator (developer link).  I ran the little utility, re-installed my printer, and after a total of 60 seconds worth of work, was printing from my couch.  Awesome!

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