Netgear updates its Genie app to make even the loneliest printer AirPrint compatible

Netgear updates its Genie app to make even the loneliest printer AirPrint compatible

Don't have an AirPrint-enabled output machine to get that much-need TPS report off of your iPad? Worry no more. Netgear has you covered with an update to its Genie app for both Mac and PC. With the aforementioned software running on your computer, you'll be able to print from your iOS device to any printer just like it was outfitted with AirPrint right out of the box. Your Apple or Windows machine acts as a liaison of sorts via its network or USB printer connection to get the job done. Sure, you'll have to keep the application churning constantly in the background, but the app is free and provides a much cheaper solution that splurging for a new printer. Looking to take the revamped software for a spin? Hit the source link below to start your download.

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New Upgrade to NETGEAR Genie App enables iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch Users to Print to Any Printer

SAN JOSE, Calif. - May 7, 2012 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the release of a new NETGEAR Genie® App upgrade that enables printing from an Apple® iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® to any networked or USB printer. With the NETGEAR Genie App upgrade, iOS device users are no longer restricted to a narrow range of AirPrint-compatible printers. The NETGEAR Genie App upgrade dramatically overcomes previous AirPrint compatibility limitations to give users the freedom to print to any USB or networked printer.

The NETGEAR Genie, available for PCs and MACs, provides a home network dashboard that enables consumers to monitor, connect, and control their home networks and also diagnose and automatically fix network connectivity issues. Now, with this upgrade, the NETGEAR Genie App also renders any printer AirPrint-compatible, whether connected wirelessly to the home network, USB-connected to a PC, or connected through a USB port to a NETGEAR ReadySHARE® print-capable router. While a PC or a Mac is on, the NETGEAR Genie App enables printing from iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices on the same network.

"Before today to print from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch the user needs to buy a new AirPrint-compatible printer," said Sandeep Harpalani, senior product line manager at NETGEAR. "Now, with the NETGEAR Genie App upgrade, you can simply print to your current printer at home from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as you do from your PC and MAC."

Pricing and Availability
The Windows OS and Mac OS NETGEAR Genie App upgrade is now available for download at no charge on NETGEAR Genie is also available to download for iPad, iPhone, Android Smartphones and tablets from the Apple store and Google Play store.

More Information
To learn more about the NETGEAR Genie App, please visit