updated 11:30 am EST, Fri December 3, 2010
Company polices use of proprietary code
Apple has pressured the developer of AirPrint Hacktivator into removing earlier versions of the software, a blog post reveals. The utility lets people send iOS documents to printers shared through Mac OS X. Versions up to 1.7 are no longer accessible, the developer says, after receiving a request from lawyers acting on behalf of Apple.
The reason for the intervention is said to be the presence of Mac OS X 10.6.5 beta files in the older releases' resource folders. This was unnecessary, the developer remarks, as AirPrint can actually be enabled through a single line of code. The v1.7.1 release of Hacktivator strips out all Mac OS X 10.6.5 files, which it's hoped will appease Apple.