A few years ago, I posted a treatise on calendar subscription for iOS devices. This post noted that iOS 3 handled Internet links ending in “.ics” correctly – that is, that it asked to automatically subscribe to them in the Calendar app. This was an example of Apple’s excellent iOS data detection features, and made it very easy to subscribe to a calendar. But recently, a commenter noted that this no longer works in iOS 4.2. I checked, and sure enough it’s broken or removed after iOS 4.1.
Apple’s AirPrint technology hasn’t gone very far yet, but it promises to allow iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone to reach more-broadly into the realm of general computing. After all, who doesn’t need to print a document or photo occasionally? But the range of AirPrint-compatible printers is exceedingly limited: You have to choose from one of less than a dozen HP models! Since I’m an avid iPad user and my printer just gave up the ghost, I decided to take a look at the offerings.