Citrix = iOS 5.5


Citrix Receiver for iOS 5.5

Today, most businesses both small and large are using Citrix to keep their employees connected while off-site or on the go. Also to improve access while away, we are all integrating mobile devices. So putting both of these together adds optimal results.

There are so many mobile devices out there these days that it is hard to keep up with all of them and all the different operating systems they are running. This is a quick update for any device running iOS 5.5.

Let’s start with the devices that are capable of running this operating system with the Citrix receiver. Citrix receiver supports iOS-based mobile devices with operating system version 4.2.x or later. This software update is supported on the following devices:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 2
  • iPad
  • iPod Touch (2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation)

Now on to the new stuff! There are a couple new features and settings that go along with this upgrade. In addition to general performance improvements and optimizations, this Receiver release adds these new features:

  • Improved performance overall.
  • RSA SecurID Soft Token integration and support. Use the RSA instructions to convert the token file and email the converted file to user devices to install.
  • Support for Web and SaaS authentication through Receiver StoreFront and App Controller on LAN.
  • Support Windows authentication through Cloud Gateway Express.
  • Support for authentication through the Citrix Receiver Storefront.
  • Support for Client Certificate authentication for P12 formatted certificates.
  • Improved usability of the Receiver’s user interface.
  • Support for Citrix Mobility Pack and native controls in Windows applications.
  • Support for applications with GPS tracking. This feature requires Citrix Mobile Receiver Virtual Channel to be installed.
  • Receiver for iOS is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.

Configuring your device for this version of citrix is the same as any other device, so with the proper connection information and the know how, it should not be too difficult. Please keep an eye out for more information on this site for more tips and pointers on citrix.

How To Print from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch


The iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad are great devices for the mobile workforce, but there is one major piece missing before you can completely replace your laptop: how can you print a document, presentation, boarding pass, or anything else for that matter? Well, you have some options.

First, make sure that have the right equipment. The following devices support AirPrint, provided they are updated to the latest version of iOS:

iPad, iPad 2 (or later)
iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S (or later)
iPod touch (3rd generation or later)

You will also need a printer that supports AirPrint. Brother, Canon, EPSON, HP, and Lexmark all make models that support AirPrint. Apple maintains a list of these printers here:

If you already have a printer, then you’ll need some additional software to print.

I have a 6 year-old HP inkjet that works great with AirPrint Activator, but I haven’t had the chance to test out any of the other solutions. Bear in mind that not all printers will work, so your mileage may vary. Generally speaking, the newer the printer, the better your chances are.

Happy printing!

IOS-5 Beta 4 - Over the Air Updating Begins!


Apple released IOS 5 Beta 4 on Friday, 7/22, marking the beginning of a new era for iPhone users.

With full release of IOS 5, iPhone’s will be able to finally LOSE THE CABLE, and sync and update everything over the air.  Coming in at 133 MB, this update takes about 10 minutes to download on a WiFi connection, and about 1-2 hr’s on a 3G connection, allowing you to work on your phone while you wait.

Apple recommends that you have at least 50% charge in your phone prior to this download, or stay plugged in, and you will have a notification in the system preferences pane of your home screen.

Apple has also included a toggle switch for Documents and Data, and Mobile Usage for iCloud sync.

Look for iOS 5 coming by this fall.  More to come!