I know. I know. This is usually a little out of my scope, but it does go along with one of my two favorite operating systems: Linux and OS X.
I love WWDC, Apple’s $1600 annual developers conference, and it appears thousands of others think the same way, as all five-thousand tickets sold out in two minutes! It’s kind of amazing.
Yes, I own an iPad. My open-source desires extend to the desktop, but there are so many flaws in Android, that I have decided to stick with iOS for my mobile computing. I hack my PC. Not my phone. When it comes to my phone, I just want quick access to what I need, and that’s it.
Either way, you can check out WWDC at Apple’s Developer Portal.
Back in 2012, the Tao of Mac posted a short tutorial on how to make your Raspberry Pi into a gateway for your iOS device, Mac, Windows PC, Linux PC, etc. The possibilities are limitless. You can even do this on any Debian-Linux computer. This has changed a little bit however, when I noticed two entries for each printer I set up. This is why I changed the instructions a little. You can find this very thing on GitHub, but all of the commands you have to issue are right below:
sudo apt-get install cups avahi-daemon python-cups cups-pdf
sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin pi
sudo cupsctl --remote-admin
Simple, right? After you’re done, just go to http://(your-ip):631 and set up your printers. Make sure you check “Share this Printer”.
Windows won’t recognize it automatically. To add it in Windows 7 (and probably Windows 8, but I cannot confirm this), foll0w the isntructions below.
- Open Devices & Printers
- Click Add A Printer
- Click Add a Network, Wireless, or Bluetooth Printer
- Click Select a shared printer by name
- Type http://(your-ip):631/printer/(printer-name)
- Press Enter.
That should do it! Hope you enjoy your DIY AirPrint
I honestly think this is a good change. My official Tech Blog is now going to be renamed to Loving Pi. The links are still the same: likeaboss001.wordpress.com or justin.swimlikepros.com. It will still be authored by me, but I am going to have a few guest bloggers.
Most likely, posts will be posted on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday basis.
Raspberry Pi (Photo credit: tkramm)
This is interesting. I was just checking my RSS reader this morning, and came across this interesting article from the official Raspberry Pi Blog. It explains how to use your pi with just a laptop, network cable, and a power supply. Check it out.
You can access it by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/15nsl7H
Image via CrunchBase
A couple days ago, I posted an article on Static IP addresses. The only issue is that the instructions I posted are for Linux users only. In today’s post, I would like to show you a simple way to give your Windows PCs a Static IP Address.
- Open the Network and Sharing Center
- Click “Change Adapter Settings” in the sidebar.
- Right-Click your connection.
- Click Properties
- Single-click “Internet Protocol Version 4”
- Click Properties
- Click “Use the following IP address”
- Enter your IP Info.
That was easy!! Enjoy your static IP.