Given that it has been revealed the NSA has access to all smartphones
, and given that recent reports have indicated the NSA is capable of breaking all known encryption... should I trust Apple that the NSA will not have access to my fingerprint? If I buy the new iPhone... should I stop short of using the fingerprint identification feature?
posted by banished
on Sep 10, 2013 -
I would like my boyfriend to read more for leisure. Partly because I think he'd enjoy it, but also because I think it would be a good activity to share together. He's never been "into" reading; I think he sees it as a significant commitment. Were you a non-reader previously and now love to read? What made you change? If you are an avid reader yourself, have you ever inspired someone to start? How did you go about it? [more inside]
posted by goblue_est1817
on Aug 7, 2013 -
I've been using Feedly as my Reader replacement because it seems to be the closest to what I want, but just like every other Reader replacement it doesn't do "Mark All As Read" correctly. Is there one out there that does? The incorrect behavior is as described here
, but every single RSS reader I've tried has the same behavior. [more inside]
posted by kmz
on Jul 18, 2013 -
Ideally, I'd like to find a way to get subscribed to BOTH the print and electronic versions, under one subscription charge, through one platform. (e.g. Buy a print subscription through Amazon and get the Kindle version free, or v.v.) [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Jul 12, 2013 -
I follow over a thousand sites on Google Reader, and am hella disappointed that it's being axed. Is there a final consensus on the best RSS reader to replace Google's?
Specs = Mac / OSX / old Chrome / iPhone 4S. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Jun 16, 2013 -
Google Reader is going away soon. What should I replace it with? Specific requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by grouse
on May 12, 2013 -
All the reader apps I've found don't have pinterest support, and the pinterest app browser is a super cumbersome way to use google reader, as is safari for ipad. The only workaround I've found is to copy the web address within the RSS feed of any post I want to pin, then paste that address in either the pinterest app or safari, then pin it, rendering ipad virtually useless for reading blogs. There has to be a better way, right? [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum
on Feb 18, 2013 -
I want this:
1) highlight portion of any website, including embedded youtube, images, text, what have you.
2) click bookmarklet.
Optional step 3) a new window pops up, allowing me to add a note.
4) a subscribeable RSS feed receives a new entry, whose title is a link back to the website in step one, and whose body is the highlighted portion from step one as well as my note.
5) share RSS with friends.
Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Jan 11, 2013 -
So, I got myself an Android tablet, specifically for DnD nerdery. Now I've got some specific desires for pdf and spreadsheet programs - but am having a hell of a time tracking down apps that can what I want. Are these things really that hard to do in Jelly Bean? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon
on Nov 4, 2012 -
I need advice choosing electronic device/s to perform 2 different tasks (e-books and streaming music from an external HD to Surround sound receiver) [more inside]
posted by plumberonkarst
on Aug 1, 2012 -
How can I make a sharable aggregate of interesting news and blog articles with a set URL? [more inside]
posted by Telf
on Jun 4, 2012 -
Where can I find some hapless slob (of the discerning, lettered variety) upon whom to foist my amateur fiction writing for the purpose of obtaining constructive feedback? [more inside]
posted by Trespassers William
on May 4, 2012 -
I'd like to make certain documents at work (mostly PDFs) only openable to logged-in domain members based on group membership. Watermarking with account credentials would be a plus. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream
on Apr 17, 2012 -
Is there an online RSS feed reader, with a Readability-like feature, that takes me straight to formatted text when I click on a news item? No extra clicks on readability or instapaper buttons please. [more inside]
posted by Juso No Thankyou
on Feb 27, 2012 -
What's the best - and ideally free - way to get a LOT of AAC's onto a memory card that will play in my car? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Feb 24, 2012 -
Google Reader seems to be permanently displaying an error message when I first try to access my feeds. To recap the specifics of my problem, here's what caused it to come up in the first place, and what I've done to try and solve it.
1) Imported all of my feeds from another Reader account.
2) Attempted to access my new Reader account, which always results in the "You don't have permission to view this feed." error message. I can then click on "All Items" and access my feeds, but this extra step is really annoying (it's the internet, don't make me click twice ;).
3) Checked to see if the address is "https" and not "http". Yes, it's "https"
4) Tried deleting all of my feeds, starred items, etc, and then subscribing to a brand new one. The problem remains.
Anyone know what might be causing this? Can I just delete this Reader account (w/o deleting my Gmail, GPlus, etc.) and start again?
Also, yes, I asked this question on Google's forums months ago and haven't received any useful advice there. Probably because Google doesn't really care about its users. Oh, and this is on all browsers and all different computers.
posted by kaboomer
on Jan 24, 2012 -
Who are your favorite audiobook readers? My favorites so far have been Stephen Briggs (reading Discworld, Terry Pratchett) and Lenny Henry (reading Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman). I really enjoy readers who do great, distinctive character voices. I tend to prefer the male voice, but I'm open to trying female narrators as well. Suggestions?
posted by SampleSize
on Jan 4, 2012 -
Wanted: a large e-book reader with e-ink and PDF support. Does anyone know of such a product or if one is in the works? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers
on Dec 23, 2011 -
My nephew is 20. He's starting college again. He doesn't read, so his essays are poorly written. The information is in there, but it is poorly structured, Capital letters appear for no Apparent reason, etc.
If he read anything, ever, his writing would improve. But he won't.
He likes boxing. Can anyone recommend a boxing book which would entertain him and is simple enough for him to understand ?
posted by devious truculent and unreliable
on Dec 12, 2011 -
Is there a way to post stand-alone websites to the New Google Reader? I used to do it with a tool in my bookmarks toolbar called "Note in Reader", but that no longer works. I simply don't see how to do it. I really like to keep a web-file of my favorite articles.
Can I still do it in Google Reader?
I hate to go to an alternate source to create a webfile, but if you have a suggestion, and I could consider that too, much as I hate to.
posted by SocialPsiTina
on Oct 31, 2011 -
Google Reader's social features just went dark. I'm distraught. What are my alternatives? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy
on Oct 31, 2011 -
So last night I upgraded my iPad2 to iOS5 and discovered that my favorite e-book reader app, Stanza, doesn't work anymore
. The ´net seems to think it will no longer be developed, so now I need to find a new reader. Dropbox connection is essential. I have (just now) settled on Bluefire, which is OK but laggy compared to Stanza. Any better suggestions for e-book reader apps for iPad2?
posted by chavenet
on Oct 13, 2011 -
Can anyone recommend a plug-in that allows adobe acrobat to sort pages by page number? I inserted page numbers into a document; extracted certain pages into separate files, and then combined them again; the page numbers were off as a result (and there are some dupes). I'd like to make them resort by page number. Any ideas?
posted by miss tea
on Sep 23, 2011 -
Is there a good (definitive or even just interesting, really...) companion reader to Ezra Pound's Pisan Cantos? [more inside]
posted by RollingGreens
on Apr 25, 2011 -
My wife would like a ebook reader,and we know very little about this. [more inside]
posted by WOLF101
on Apr 19, 2011 -
Looking for a young adult reader that focused on the history of racism/oppression in America published in the 1990's. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore
on Feb 4, 2011 -
I want to remove all of the stars from my Google Reader starred items, so that I can start from scratch with my starred items. Is there any way to do this without doing it one by one? My searches seem to prove that this is a desired feature but not one that can be done, but I figured if there was a group that could either (a) help or (b) find me a shortcut solution, this would be it.
posted by MCMikeNamara
on Nov 5, 2010 -
Is there a Greasemonkey script for Google Reader which will make it sort the feeds by unread items with the same functionality as the soon to be defunct Bloglines? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless
on Oct 2, 2010 -
I miss the Common Reader catalog. Have you missed it too, and do you know where to find a list of what was in the inventory?
posted by msamye
on Sep 16, 2010 -
With failing eyesight I'm considering an e reader primarily to transfer articles (not necessarily PDFs) from online sources to a reader creating my own electronic magazine. I think I need a reader that will allow enlarging text, has sufficient contrast control to make text darker when necessary. Unfamiliar with any reader, and frustrated by the inability to get hands-on shopping experiences, I wonder what recommendations you might give. The Kindle, available at Amazon for $139, is affordable and currently is front runner.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Aug 29, 2010 -
Anyone know of a way to read password protected RSS feeds on the iPhone or iPad? [more inside]
posted by metamush
on Jul 26, 2010 -
I used to read a lot. Those days are gone -- and the "to read" pile keeps getting higher. Help me become an efficient reader again! [more inside]
posted by Opal
on May 27, 2010 -
I am in the process of preparing to move to London for the next four years to attend college. As I have sold off a large portion of my beloved library, I don't want to find myself doing the same exercise in 4.5 years time when I return to the US.
Coming late to the ebook reader dance, I ask you which of these two will be the better choice in light of current capabilities (and in addition to the fact that I want a reader to buy and read books, extras do not figure into the equation) - the Kindle or the Nook?
posted by caveat empress
on Apr 29, 2010 -
Suppose I'm thinking of purchasing an e-book reader (or an iPad/tablet), and my primary hesitation is that I don't want to buy a bunch of e-books in a format that (1) will someday be useless or unreadable or (2) will lock me into a specific brand of hardware forever. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias
on Apr 8, 2010 -