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Optimistically, a mobile device fresh start.

My iPad 2 recently bit the dust. Before then, I had been using the iPad for entertainment + school, as well as a droid smartphone for typical smartphone things. My droid is also on its last legs, and I'm considering changing my technology situation to an iPad Mini with mobile data + a dumb phone (just talk and text). Questions ensue. [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Nov 10, 2014 - 11 answers

One USB wall charger to charge them all

I am looking for a wall charger to keep here at work to plug in my devices when they're low on juice. List of devices behind the fold. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Sep 17, 2014 - 13 answers

What IPad do I need to get?

Wife got gift certificate from work. Decided we could get Ipad since the certificate must be used at Amazon. We will share the Ipad. I have desktop at home and wife has laptop, so this is an addition and not the sole device for us. [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Jul 22, 2014 - 17 answers

Will I regret getting the new iPad mini?

My laptop died, and I think I want to get an iPad to replace it for casual stuff. Can you help me make a decision between the iPad Air and the Retina mini? Enumeration of what I want from it are inside. [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jan 24, 2014 - 12 answers

What Android/Windows tablet should I buy for academic use?

What Android or Windows 8 pen-equipped tablet should I buy for reading scientific papers, writing scientific papers, and taking notes? (Or is the app selection for the iPad sufficiently amazing that I should let it override my distaste for Apple's walled garden and the iPad's lack of an active digitizer stylus?) [more inside]
posted by fermion on Jan 20, 2014 - 21 answers

Which small tablet to get? (7-inch-ish)

I like Apple stuff so I ideally want an iPad mini :), but it's a little too expensive... [more inside]
posted by pelu on Nov 27, 2013 - 16 answers

Offline iPad Survery / CRM Data Collection

Asking for a friend: I'm looking for the direction to go in regards to offline, iPad-based CRM/survey data collection. [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Nov 7, 2013 - 2 answers

Which mini tablet should I get?

I will soon be gifted a tablet of my choosing for my birthday, and I have no idea which one I want. [more inside]
posted by madonna of the unloved on Oct 29, 2013 - 22 answers

Diminishing returns on mobile devices?

With the news of the iPad Air and it's wonder 64-bit A7 processor, my curiosity is up again. Will mobile devices, phones or tablets, hit a point of diminishing returns in regards to processing power and/or RAM?
posted by trogdole on Oct 23, 2013 - 12 answers

Technology aids to help grandma get more out of life?

My grandmother is in her mid-90s now. She's still fairly active, but her eyes bother her, and I've seen that take away two of the basic pleasures of her life. One is reading the newspaper. She can only read the headlines now. The other is mahjong. The combination of light and script on the tiles make her uncomfortable. [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Jul 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Android Tablet circa 2013

Best Android tablet out there circa 2013? "Best" is subjective, so take a look [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Jun 2, 2013 - 10 answers

Best tablet and workflow for blogging

I would like to purchase a tablet so I can do more blogging without lugging a laptop around. What are the best tools/apps/workflow tips to be able to do this without tearing my hair out? Special snowflake stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by melissa on May 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Thin screen or tablet for poster presentations

My graduate research has recently headed in a video-heavy direction, which makes the ol' poster presentation format somewhat challenging. I'd like to have a thin screen or tablet to hold — or better yet, mount — where I can easily play a number of videos. What's my best option? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Apr 23, 2013 - 5 answers

Looking for the perfect iPad 4 case

I just bought an iPad 4, and (since I rarely spend this much on myself) I'm really paranoid about taking care of it. All the special snowflake details inside... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Feb 21, 2013 - 12 answers

Google Earth is hard for tablets

I have a project on Google Earth I created on a PC and want to show off on a tablet, but things are not going smoothly. Have I missed something? Do you know how I can make my project better on a tablet? Specific questions outlined inside, but I welcome other suggestions that may help me in ways I had not even thought about yet. [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Feb 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Make Me A God Of Fire!

Can you help me make more of my Kindle Fire? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Feb 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Best On The Road Tablet For Grandma?

I need to find a tablet and a good mobile data plan for my road-trippin' grandmother. [more inside]
posted by HostBryan on Jan 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Nexus 7 vs iPad mini for Android user

Android phone user considering a tablet purchase. Considering iPad mini or Nexus 7 and trying to determine pros and cons of staying with android or having access to the Apple realm. [more inside]
posted by sinical on Dec 19, 2012 - 34 answers

Help me choose the right tablet

I know this is well trodden ground, but I have a question about tablets. I want a tablet that will mainly be for reading/annotating pdfs (academic papers). My main worries are eye strain and stylus integration. What's my best bet? [more inside]
posted by no regrets, coyote on Dec 10, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me decide on a new tablet!

A friend wants to buy my iPad Gen 1 from me, and I'm ready to upgrade to a newer device (I like new shiny gadgets!). Which iPad (Gen 2 or Gen 3) should I buy? Or another tablet altogether? [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Nov 2, 2012 - 20 answers

Help me read PDFs in the palm of my hand

Best tablet or e-reader for reading PDFs? Difficulty: must be lightweight, with a smaller screen than an iPad, and preferably less than $250. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Nov 2, 2012 - 21 answers

Cheap, 3G, or readable: pick two

What kind of tablet/reader is best for me? I want something with built-in 3G, but I'd rather not pay an arm and a leg for a contract. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Sep 22, 2012 - 5 answers

How many AA batteries would it take to run a 3rd-gen iPad for one hour?

How many AA batteries would it take to run a 3rd-gen iPad for one hour?
posted by Egg Shen on Sep 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Which e-reader or tablet is best for, you know, e-reading?

In terms of readability and eye comfort, which of the following devices is best-suited for reading basic e-books with black text: a dedicated e-reader like a Kindle Keyboard, or a backlit tablet like an iPad 3, Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Aug 8, 2012 - 27 answers

What is the best way to read comics not on paper

What is the best way to buy and read digital comics/graphic novels currently? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 30, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me watch my stories!

My laptop is dying. I don't use it for much, and am wondering if a tablet would be an okay replacement. If so, which one? [more inside]
posted by something something on Jun 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Tablet devices for commenting on papers

What is currently the best tablet device for writing comments on students' electronically submitted papers? [more inside]
posted by plantbot on Apr 23, 2012 - 14 answers

How to create a tablet magazine

Converting a paper magazine to a tablet magazine: What do you have to keep in mind, and what are easy ways to do this? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Apr 16, 2012 - 5 answers

iPad 3: Is it worth it?

I currently use an HP Touchpad running Android ICS. I've come to love having a tablet and the HP does most of what I need. But I've been thinking of upgrading to the iPad 3. Worth it? Pros/Cons? [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Apr 11, 2012 - 11 answers

How to view a PDF on shared drive on a tablet without downloading it to the device first?

Can Ipad (or any other tablet) be used to browse and view a folder of documents (mostly PDF/Office) on a shared drive over Wifi without actually downloading the file to the device? [more inside]
posted by djfreex on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

iPad or Android tablet to design illustrated books?

I want to make e-books: should I get a Android Tablet or an iPad? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Dec 9, 2011 - 11 answers

How low can we go for a tablet that lets mom do everything she needs?

Can I justify an iPad for my mom or will the Kindle Fire or Galaxy meet her needs? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Dec 6, 2011 - 28 answers

Kindle vs. iPad for the courtroom?

What tablet device should I buy to help me be more productive and efficient in the courtroom? I'm really tempted by the low price tag on the Kindle Fire but I'm a little worried at all the negative reviews. [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Dec 2, 2011 - 19 answers

The future of news?

Best magazine (newspaper, or other publication) for tablet? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Dec 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Tablet computers - cellular without commitment

Tabletfilter: What are my options for a tablet computer with occasional 3g connectivity (not a monthly contract)? Preferably something powerful enough to handle video and other display-heavy apps. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on Nov 23, 2011 - 3 answers

What do YOU use mobile remote desktop services for?

Use case scenarios: now that iPhones, iPads and Android devices can do a lot of what desktops can do, either natively or through web apps, what are some of the biggest uses/implementations of those devices to access remote computers? In other words, what do YOU use mobile remote desktop services for? [more inside]
posted by malaprohibita on Oct 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Best tablet for basic reading?

Looking for a tablet recommendation, there are so many out there I can't figure out what I need. [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Aug 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Video calls on Ipad2 or Xoom

Will I have a decent experience trying to have regular video chats with my kids using an Apple Ipad2 or Motorola Xoom? What hardware/software would work best for the family PC? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Jun 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Seeking full-function tablet PC with E-Ink display

I may be in the market for a tablet PC, and in the best of all worlds would like to find a model with an E-ink *and* LCD display with Wi-Fi. Does such a thing currently exist? [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on May 17, 2011 - 12 answers

non-Apple iPad 2 case?

Best fully-protective iPad 2 case? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on May 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Looking for a tablet for video, word and and pdfs. Not an iPad.

Looking for a tablet-like media device that plays ripped DVDs, and easily saves and views PDFs and Word docs to take with me travelling. Fitting in a small carry bag would be great as well. Difficulty: Not an iPad. [more inside]
posted by evadery on Apr 26, 2011 - 26 answers

iThing vs. the Robot

I greatly desire a tablet, but am kind of over Apple. Are the Android tablets any good? [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Mar 14, 2011 - 32 answers

Will the "iPad 2 3G" works with other carriers other than AT&T or Verizon?

Will the "iPad 2 3G" works with other carriers other than AT&T or Verizon?
posted by omaralarifi on Mar 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Tool to create an iPad application/interactive publication

I want to create something similar to the Martha Stewart iPad application. It's a little more interactive than a straight e-book. It has similarities to other applications (wired, etc)... Enough similarities that I thought there must be a tool that would let you create something without having to create and code something unique each time. [more inside]
posted by rdurbin on Feb 9, 2011 - 1 answer

Where can I buy cheap import electronics in Seattle?

Recommend places to shop for cheap import electronics in Seattle. Think knockoff ipads, android tablets, unlocked smartphones, and other geeky gadgets straight off the boat from China...The kinda stuff you can get at sites like www.chinavasion.com
posted by stenseng on Jan 11, 2011 - 3 answers

What's the deal with tablets these days, am I right? *crickets*

What's with all the tablet/slate hype? I hate to be a curmudgeon, and I almost always see the bright side on emerging technology, but I just don't see why everyone should own one. Help me find the light! [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic on Dec 25, 2010 - 52 answers

Help me pick a portable laptop/netbook/tablet that boots fast.

I recently played with an iPad, and I definitely see the appeal. I tend to hate touchscreens in favor of clickable keyboards, but I do see the use of touchscreens in web browsing, e-book reading, etc. I like the form factor and portability of the iPad, and I especially like the no-contract a la carte wireless options. Now that I've started to think about what I might use such a device for, what are my options? [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja on Sep 23, 2010 - 37 answers

Are iPads and tablet PCs viable substitutes for speaking notes?

Could a tablet PC or a device like an iPad feasibly be used instead of paper notes in public speaking? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on May 14, 2010 - 10 answers

tethering a tablet?

What currently available smartphones will be best at tethering an Ipad or other soon-to-be-released tablets? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Apr 22, 2010 - 11 answers

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