Best iPad educational apps to help a 5 year old catch up before kindergarten? She needs help with basic English, ABCs, numbers. [more inside]
posted by CruiseSavvy
on Apr 22, 2012 -
I'm in the front passenger seat with my iPhone. My six year old son is in the back seat with an iPad. What turn-based games can we play, each using our own device. The iPad does not have an Internet connection. [more inside]
posted by alms
on Apr 19, 2012 -
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 -
What is the most full-featured Exchange (ie Outlook) app for the iPad? [more inside]
posted by MattD
on Apr 13, 2012 -
How can I manage event guest lists on the ipad? Need to check people in as they arrive. [more inside]
posted by kdern
on Apr 12, 2012 -
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 -
Setting up 20-40 Apple iPads at my company. We'd like to have these "locked down" to some extent. Also, setup standardized logins. Details inside...... [more inside]
posted by lattiboy
on Apr 9, 2012 -
The title says it all. Is there an iPad Rss/Google Reader app with a passcode lock for privacy? I tried accessing GReader in a third party web browser which has a passcode lock but the website's a bit crappy.
posted by Deor
on Apr 8, 2012 -
I'm looking for an iPad stylus that's good for quick notes and rough sketches. I already have an AluPen, which is fine, but a little short, with a tip that's a little too fat and squishy. I've read all the answers to prior questions on the topic, and they were helpful, but the technology changes so quickly, and none sold me on any particular option. Other things you should know: I have basically no artistic artistic ability, I have decent handwriting but find translating it to the iPad difficult, and I'm going to use the stylus mostly for keeping notes on and outlining my various projects using the new Paper app.
posted by maud
on Apr 5, 2012 -
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 -
Loving our new iPad 3, but it's adopted my iPhone's ID and hijacked my wife's along with it - I need some help getting two devices back to normal. [more inside]
posted by jalexei
on Mar 22, 2012 -
A friend of mine is moving to an all-iOS home infrastructure:
- airprint printer
- Apple TV
No computer. Their died and they're not buying a new one.
They don't have much or any local music or video content, but do have a ton of photos (like over 16GB by some large amount).
What's the best way that you can think of, without them having to buy a computer, of storing photos and sharing them amongst all of their devices and with other people. Interested in hearing about both free and paid services. Also interested in camera app recommendations, other app recommendations, and service recommendations.
gives some interesting camera app recommendations and I'll send that to him as well.
posted by reddot
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Looking for recommendations for beautiful, unique, high-quality iPad apps (and/or references to sites that share lists of such apps). [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Mar 20, 2012 -
What is the best solution for blogging with an iPad? Is anyone actually doing this? I'd like to be able to travel with just an ipad and a bluetooth keyboard instead of my laptop. What I need: CC photo search and image resizing, the ability to easily add links, and upload to a wordpress blog to which I'm a contributor. Blogsy looks pretty good. What say you Metafilterers? Doable? Pipe dream? Be honest.
posted by letstrythis
on Mar 17, 2012 -
I can't be the only person on Metafilter who's succumbed to temptation and gotten their new iPad today. So now that I have it, what apps will make it extra awesome? [more inside]
posted by psycheslamp
on Mar 16, 2012 -
Good choice for a combined (and inexpensive) iPhone and iPad charging dock? Crucially, a dock that takes into account an iPhone's bumper case and iPad's case. No speakers required--just somewhere to put them overnight to charge.
posted by humblepigeon
on Mar 16, 2012 -
Can anyone explain to me why used iPad 2s are selling like hotcakes on eBay for as much as $285 including shipping, when you can buy a new one, shipping included, for $300?
posted by markcmyers
on Mar 15, 2012 -
Once my iPad 3 arrives this Friday, I'm planning on giving my 1st generation iPad to my parents. They're both in their 60s and fairly computer illiterate. I've tried to teach them the basics, but what apps or websites could I pre-install on the iPad when I give it to them to help them learn at their own pace? Bonus question; Dad likes soccer and I don't, so what's your recommendation for the best soccer apps to put on there? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Mar 11, 2012 -
Is there an iPad keyboard dock shortcut to send messages in iMessage, instead of tapping the on-screen "send" button?
posted by DoctorFedora
on Mar 2, 2012 -
I've been waiting for the new iPad 3 but I've never bought an Apple product when it first comes out. What is the usual procedure? Can I pre-order online March 7 after the announcement so I get it the day it is released or will I be forced to stand in line the day it comes out? Standing in line may not be possible depending on work...
posted by TrickyLib
on Feb 29, 2012 -
Please recommend me a well-designed iPad feed reader that doesn't require Google Reader to use. [more inside]
posted by Georgina
on Feb 24, 2012 -
Recommendations for a clean, simple, functional writing app that will sync documents between a desktop Mac, ipad, and iphone/ipod touch. [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice
on Feb 18, 2012 -
Can I make playlists for ebooks on my iPad? And if not on the device itself, is there software for my computer that wil at least let me manage my books in groups? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt
on Feb 3, 2012 -
Numbers for iOS: how to recalculate a spreadsheet on command? Like, if a cell contains a RAND or a RANDRANGE function, how to get it to produce a different random number besides reentering the formula? As near as I can tell it just sits there with the same value forever, no matter what else I do.
posted by JHarris
on Jan 30, 2012 -
In short: how do I sync all my contacts between Mac OS X Address Book, iOS, iCloud.com, and Gmail.com? Not as short: In olden days, I used the Address Book app on my Mac to store all my contacts. Everything in there would sync to MobileMe (and by extension, iPhone, iPad and me.com) and Google (for Gmail). After iCloud was released in October, turning on contact syncing between Address Book and iCloud resulted in a message that said if iCloud contact syncing is turned on Google syncing must be turned off. Googling tells me that lots of people are having this problem, but I'm not finding a solution within all the noise. What am I missing? Any settings to change? Any software? Thanks in advance.
posted by jroybal
on Jan 30, 2012 -
Frequently I notice that iPhone/iPad apps initially go on sale initially at a reduced price. Moog's Animoog app, for example, debuted for a limited time at $0.99 and now costs $30. Obviously this is a strategy to get buzz and positive reviews. However, I'm bummed for missing this deal. Are there any websites that give the reader a heads up on killer apps that have just come out and which are being offered for practically nothing?
posted by prunes
on Jan 29, 2012 -
Could I potentially ruin my Iphone (which I love) if I take it to some guy suggested by T-Mobile to get it unlocked because AT&T won't give me the unlock code. [more inside]
posted by victoriab
on Jan 27, 2012 -
What are iOS apps like Snapseed
, but for video — to add basic effects and color correct videos shot with iPad, iPhone? VideoFX Live
doesn't do the job because it only allows shooting new videos, not edit existing.
posted by vladimirfrolov
on Jan 27, 2012 -
What items should I not forget to bring for a 15-hour flight? Also, as a non-gamer, are there iPad games you'd recommend to make the flight go faster? [more inside]
posted by critzer
on Jan 22, 2012 -
How do I set up my iPad for video chatting with Hotmail? I just recently reconnected with some former deaf students of mine, after about 25 years (thank you, Facebook). We have been communicating by email but written language is not optimal. One of my former students has asked that I video chat with him via Hotmail. I have created Hotmail account, now what? I'd like to be able to do this directly through my iPad, as well as by connecting my iPad to a PC and using it as a webcam. Also any tips for placement of the iPad for use while signing would be appreciated.
posted by ms_rasclark
on Jan 22, 2012 -
Recovering a lost iPad.
This afternoon I suffered the grave misfortune of leaving my relatively new iPad 2 in a seatback pocket on an airplane. When I realized what I had done upon arriving in my hotel room, I immediately called the airline and submitted a report. I also attempted to locate the iPad using the Find My iPhone app. Although the app quickly located my other devices, it could not locate the iPad, presumably because the plane was winging its way to another destination. I ordered a remote lock and a message to be sent to the device as soon as it connects, and I went about changing the passwords for services I had used from the device. I have periodically checked the device over the last few hours to see if it shows up, but a few minutes ago, the iPad disappeared entirely from the list of my devices in the app.
What would cause it to disappear? I assume this means I am screwed?
posted by monju_bosatsu
on Jan 18, 2012 -
My iPad 2 usually is usually asleep with its Smart Cover closed. Recently, after leaving it asleep for several days, I took it somewhere without network access and used Google Currents, but found all the articles were several days old. I have Settings > Sync > Update set to Automatic, but apparently that doesn't help if I don't have the device on (or maybe if I don't run Currents). Is there a way to get it to wake up every day and update Google Currents without me having to do it manually? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Jan 16, 2012 -
Help me solve a wifi mystery. A paid wifi hotspot near where I am staying is intermittently providing me with free access to the 'net. I would like to try to understand why this is happening so that I can (hopefully) replicate it at will from my devices. [more inside]
posted by clark
on Jan 12, 2012 -