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Tell me what I don't know about my new iPhone.

I've just upgraded from a phone that could barely handle email to an iPhone 5. I'm psyched about this quantum leap, and I'm familiar with most of what the iPhone can do, but this feels a little bit like getting a new limb: I know it'll be great, but I probably don't yet know how great and in what ways. What do I need to know to get the best possible iPhone experience? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Sep 22, 2012 - 9 answers

Need Help on Navigating Smart Phone Plans

I am looking for advice on finding the best smart phone deals. I have an old clamshell phone. I need very little for myself...not even texting though want the occasional use of apps. I am currently moving to Denver and may switch from AT&T though my wireless and phones are bundled and very cheap ($90/mo for our two cheap phones and wireless for home though that would change *a lot* with upgrades?). I am really confused on what the hell is a decent deal. I don't make many calls whatsoever but my wife will be calling family or perhaps using Face Time/Messaging via an iPhone if we can afford. We don't need the newest and best phones but am not sure where to start for packaging costs, especially as we may do wireless separate once we get to Denver. Any thoughts on how you would go about this, where you would buy a phone (new or refurb), deals that have worked for you (assuming you don't use the phone for a lot but still want the options of some of the apps). iPhone? Samsung? Razr? Carriers recommendations? I want to go as low $ as possible but not make a stupid decision out of pinching the hell out of the pennies.
posted by snap_dragon on Sep 19, 2012 - 14 answers

How to get the most out of an android device?

So I followed my own advice and I now own a Galaxy Nexus. It's my first android experience. Help me get the most out of it. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Sep 16, 2012 - 27 answers

What are some of the better educational apps and websites out there for kids?

What are some of the better educational apps and websites out there for kids? [more inside]
posted by postergeist on Sep 10, 2012 - 13 answers

How is it possible that so many smart phone apps are for free?

I am relatively new to the smart phone world. But what I already learned is that incredibly many apps are for free. I wonder how that is possible. During the last month I have spent some time myself developing a financial app for Android - my preferred smart phone. The app of course could be useful not only for me but also for others. So I put it into the Google Play Store. Since I made some effort with bringing the thing to life I am not ready to give it away for free but expect getting a reasonable price paid. What I wonder is are people in general expecting apps to be free anyway? Are there other models how to finance the development of smart phone apps?
posted by matthiasw on Sep 6, 2012 - 27 answers

Apples make my tummy ache.

Can I transfer apps bought from the App Store to another person/Apple ID? [more inside]
posted by mnsc on Sep 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Games and Apps Deveopment 101 for a Teen?

I'm asking for my 14 year old son...how does one get started in developing games and apps? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Aug 30, 2012 - 23 answers

Looking for a new or different High School math test generator, and Apple programs or apps for use in the classroom

I'm looking for software for a high school math teacher: first, a better/newer test generator, and second, in-classroom programs, bonus points for apps for an Apple laptop and/or an iPod touch. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Digital Electronic Signature Capture for android

I would like customers to be able to digitally sign an electronic invoice on a Samsung SII. I see there are a few apps out there that do this but they seem to get mixed reviews. Do you have specific experience with an app of this type (signature capture) that you can recommend? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on Aug 24, 2012 - 2 answers

What are the most useful iPhone apps for Boston?

What are the most useful iPhone apps for Boston? [more inside]
posted by zamboni on Aug 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Gamification of Dissertations!

I am in a cohort of a few PhD fellows who, at the time we could really use each other for support, find ourselves scattered to various corners of New England. How can we motivate each other when we don't see each other on a regular basis? [more inside]
posted by absquatulate on Aug 15, 2012 - 5 answers

I'm tired of sitting in a leaky rowboat... I wanna run a tight ship!

I am *finally* getting an assistant to help me tackle my workload and upcoming projects, which has been a chaotic undertaking for one person. She's really smart and retentive in exactly the way an awesome assistant should be... we're determined to get super organized as a team so I want to start off on the right foot and be able to focusing on monetizing instead of answering email all day. Here's my question: what are the best apps/sites/software nowadays to manage and document big workloads, contacts, meetings, tasks brainstorms, and overall projects and stay organized easily as a team? I know there has to be some great new stuff out there that I haven't heard of. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Aug 14, 2012 - 12 answers

pummelvision replacement?

Waa!? Pummelvision shut down! Now how am I supposed to convert my hundreds of wedding photos into a 2 minute video, with music? Please, please, please tell me there's an alternative way to do this - weather an automatic service, or a stand alone program, or some multi-step conversion nightmare. Thanks!
posted by rebent on Aug 13, 2012 - 14 answers

GYOapp

Could I build an app? Is there an app for that? [more inside]
posted by Kerasia on Aug 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Fun kid-friendly games for 1st Gen iPod Touch

Fun, simple, kid-friendly games/apps for a 1st Generation iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Aug 1, 2012 - 8 answers

How to delegate Google Apps contacts outside of domain?

Paid Google Apps accounts cannot share (delegate) contacts with users outside of its domain. Has anybody come across this issue and been able to work around it? [more inside]
posted by Slackjaw37 on Aug 1, 2012 - 1 answer

crowd: how do I crowdsource an app, please?

I want my organization to develop an app for a specific purpose. The catch: it has to be dirt cheap. Enter: Crowdsourcing? [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree on Jul 10, 2012 - 7 answers

fitness gamification

Are there any diet/exercise mobile apps or websites that truly embrace gamification - turning daily logging of activity and food, or fitness/diet challenges, etc., into the kind of fun, immersive game that you'd play anyway even if it weren't beneficial? [more inside]
posted by naju on Jun 15, 2012 - 7 answers

Ok, it's possible I am just grasping at straws to find an excuse to own an iPad.

I'm trying to figure out if a iPad is what I'm looking for to help me reduce my physical books, particularly cookbooks and printed (from the internet) recipes. I want to know first whether iPad is the way to go for my specific needs (details within) and then, if an iPad is what I want, which generation iPad & apps would help me do what I want. Or maybe there is a better solution? [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Jun 9, 2012 - 22 answers

what websites/apps for tracking the nutrition of my actual diet?

Nutrition website/app filter: I want to track the nutritional values of what I actually eat in relation to accepted norms of good health. I've used this website: http://​www.​myfoodrecord​.com/​mainnat.html, which sorta does what I want, but I'm left feeling there's probably something better out there these days. [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Jun 9, 2012 - 4 answers

I know how far, just tell me how fast.

Recommendations for an Android run-tracking app? Complication: no data plan, no GPS. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Jun 7, 2012 - 7 answers

I want to read novels like they're visual novels! Without making them visual or anything.

The Internet having destroyed my abilities of concentration, I'm looking for anything, preferably a web app, that can help me read large texts, like novels on a sentence-by-sentence basis. [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on May 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me make the most out of my Android Tablet

Help me make the most out of my Android Tablet [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Bookfort self-destruct will commence in 5 ... 4 ... 3 ...

I have a large number of books that I want to donate to a library or sell. I want to give my friends and family first pick at anything they want (my primary aim is to quickly reclaim the physical space used up by the books). I need a workflow that will allow me to scan the books' UPCs, etc. with my iPhone 4's camera and end up with an email-able spreadsheet pre-populated with ISBN/Title/Author. Columns for genre, edition and/or year, and short blurbs would also be welcome. I have a PC laptop with the MS Office suite in addition to the iPhone. What are my options? Thanks, hivemind!
posted by Inspector.Gadget on May 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Apps for an apple flavoured snowflake?

Friends, mefites, global citizens, recommend me your apps for the iPad. [more inside]
posted by b33j on May 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Are there any iOS apps for community remix, besides Mixel?

Are there any mobile apps that support community/collaborative remix? Apps that go beyond your own social network (i.e. Facebook/Twitter sharing), but post to their own public community. There are thousands of sites like that on the web, but the only ones I can find on iOS are Mixel and Make Pixel Art, and that seems crazy.
posted by waxpancake on May 9, 2012 - 0 answers

Washington DC, get in my belly & iPhone

Spending a long weekend in D.C. Looking for off the beaten path restaurant, app suggestions & other recommendations. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on May 4, 2012 - 37 answers

Android App - Upload to S3 ?

Android App to upload files to Amazon S3 file storage service ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on May 2, 2012 - 2 answers

iPad as pre-kindergarten tutor?

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 - 10 answers

Help me find interactive weather graphs similar to the one on my favorite Android widget.

Are there other weather apps or websites that have the same interactive graph interface as my favorite Android weather widget? [more inside]
posted by beyond_pink on Apr 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Need GMail standalone app for Blackberry Storm 9530

Looking for the app (or files) for GMail on my Blackberry Storm. Yes, Storm and yes Storm (original not Storm 2). Google no longer supports this and will not allow me to download the app. [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn on Apr 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Calling from an iPhone on wireless in china

How can I call an american telephone number (landline or cell) from an iPhone that 1. Has only wireless, and 2. Is behind the Chinese firewall? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Apr 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Sports Notifications

I'm looking for an Android app to give me notifications for the start of various sports events. [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge on Apr 2, 2012 - 8 answers

New to the iPhone ... We need some iHelp!

I just bought a second hand iphone 3Gs for my wife due to her old phone missing some texts. What are some great tips/tricks and apps/games we should install on it? [more inside]
posted by Admira on Mar 26, 2012 - 5 answers

What are some examples of small web apps that earn their creators a side-income? What are the stories behind them?

What are some examples of small web apps that earn their creators a side-income? What are the stories behind them? [more inside]
posted by philipy on Mar 22, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me blog with my iPad

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 - 5 answers

Pimp my iPad

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 - 61 answers

Kick ass at user experience

Please help me build a solid foundation in understanding User Experience. I am in technology and this skill will super help me. [more inside]
posted by gadget_gal on Mar 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Looking for a twitter client

Looking for a windows desktop twitter client like twirl. I know of TweetDeck and Seesmic. What else is there? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Mar 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Buying iPhone apps in another country?

How do I buy an iPhone app for a friend in another country? also Travel & Veggie growing apps you can recommend would be very welcome. [more inside]
posted by Wilder on Feb 29, 2012 - 1 answer

iPhone Photography for an SLR User

What are your favorite apps, tips, and techniques for getting the most out of photography with your iPhone? Difficulty: I'm a proficient SLR user looking for something new creatively. [more inside]
posted by fremen on Feb 23, 2012 - 6 answers

A whole new world with iphone keyboard?

How can I best use my new bluetooth keyboard with my iphone? [more inside]
posted by Buckt on Feb 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Perfect traffic alert app

iPhone traffic app, with push traffic alerts? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Feb 10, 2012 - 6 answers

How to see my own Spotify posts on Facebook?

How can I see the updates that apps post to my Facebook wall? In particular, I want to see my own Spotify posts. My Google-fu is only telling me how to disable the posts altogether.
posted by edrnjevich on Jan 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Where can I stay informed on new killer apps?

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 - 11 answers

The Easiest Calendar App to use (aka a Calendar for a Calendar-hater)

What's the most user-friendly Android calendar app? The prettiest layout wins. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jan 28, 2012 - 8 answers

How to add FX to videos on iOS?

What are iOS apps like Snapseed and Filterstorm, 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 - 4 answers

How should I use my iPad at university?

How can I best use my iPad at university (and avoid buying a new laptop)? [more inside]
posted by robcorr on Jan 20, 2012 - 13 answers

[android app filter] Can you recommend an app that will let me bookmark places to visit later?

Is there an app that will tag bars and restaurants that haven't yet visited, but intent to? [more inside]
posted by R_Kamidees on Jan 17, 2012 - 8 answers

What are good writing applications for the ipod touch

What are some of the best writing applications for the ipod touch? I am sometimes times writing on the fly and just did the nanowrimo thing and found it was a blast! So want to learn more about witing applications..Any info on bluetooth keyboards would be cool as I could use it with some apps. Thanks everyone and Happy and safe holidays and Merry christmas to all.
posted by Upon Further Review on Dec 26, 2011 - 3 answers

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