Apple Local Device Awareness: Finally Something to Simply Print to the Closest Printer

We all know the drill: “Ok, what’s the printer’s name?”  Which is promptly followed by: “It’s HP Laserjet *gibberish*”  Then we print, and our document ends up somewhere on the other side of the building (if we’re lucky).

Of course, the solution many of us develop is to name the devices relative to the location (e.g., HP Laserjet North Hallway 2).  But what if your computer simply knew which printer was closest – and gave that info to you?

It looks like Apple has that in its bag of tricks and we could see it on a Mac or iPad near you soon. [Read more…]