Weird Google Groups and/or Gmail issue. I sent a message to a Google-hosted mailing list I am on, from a Google Apps e-mail address, and received a couple of unlikely e-mails in response…from myself. [more inside]
posted by adamrice
on Jul 8, 2011 -
My New Yorker Ipad app is crashing and closing within 20 seconds of opening an issue. I wrote new yorker tech support and they sent these instructions but they don't work:
Please try resetting your app using the following instructions.
1. From the iPad home screen, tap twice on the home button and the apps
that are running on your device will appear along the bottom row.
2. Hold down the icons until they "shake".
3. Tap on the red circle to reset your application. This does not delete
4. Double tap the home button again to return to all of your apps.
5. Open the app and allow for your library to update. All of your issues
should now be available for download.
I think they addressed the wrong problem. I've rewrote them but because of the holiday there is no reply. Any suggestions of what to try next? I'd like to be able to read what I've paid for
posted by Xurando
on Jul 4, 2011 -
I lost myfirstnamelastname.com and now the registrar wants me to bid $69 to buy it back. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by hungrytiger
on Jun 21, 2011 -
Just got a new iPhone; already had an iPod Touch. What apps do I want now? What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by booksherpa
on Jun 20, 2011 -
I am a PC Windows/Word/Scrivener user with Dropbox and Google account; I want to write lengthy prose on the move (at cafes, hotels etc.) using my new WiFi iPad 2 with Apple keyboard and keep my text safely synced/compatible/accessible back at home. What apps, accounts do I need? [more inside]
posted by Hugobaron
on Jun 19, 2011 -
What apps would a 50-year old Chinese or Vietnamese person have on their iPad?
I'm thinking of getting my parents iPads, since I've really enjoyed mine, think that it'd be simple enough for them to use, and easy enough to do technical support for. They aren't that technically savvy and don't speak English well so I'd like to get them started first on some easy to use apps where they could get content such as foreign news, music, and television shows. [more inside]
posted by ajackson
on Jun 18, 2011 -
Non-developer trying to build an app that uses locations/times/schedules, similar to a "next bus" utili-tool. What should I know before wasting too much time and energy on something that really ought to be left to the professionals? [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow
on Jun 17, 2011 -
Tell me about Youth app development projects, please!! Things like the Stanford Fall 2007 "Facebook Class"
are a good starting point but we're even more interested in projects in underprivileged community (US/non-US) or developing country contexts that involve youths in app development (for any platform, not just Facebook and including mobile). [more inside]
posted by zresearch
on Jun 10, 2011 -
Seeking the state-of-the-art in location-based smartphone (iPhone & Android) apps. [more inside]
posted by Tufa
on May 31, 2011 -
Desktop developer seeks your favorite tutorials, links, books, to learn up on web development. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful
on May 31, 2011 -
Help me make a presentation of how I would change a website to make it better (copywriter expertise appreciated.) [more inside]
posted by modoriculous
on May 27, 2011 -
Very happy owner of a new Ipad2 (with 3g). Are you an Ipad user/owner? What are your absolute favorite apps? And why? I have looked at a lot of prior threads asking for best apps for particular purposes, including this one
about best apps for gifting, but I'm actually just interested in finding out the apps MeFi people love the most.
posted by bearwife
on May 17, 2011 -
When someone makes an Android/iPhone app that scans a food product's bar code and returns nutrition information on that food from a database, who made that database? I can see Weight Watchers doing their own, but surely not everybody reinvents the wheel on this every time somebody makes an app that does something similar. Does anyone sell access to such a database? If so, who is that? [more inside]
posted by Askr
on Apr 26, 2011 -
What are the ways in which you use Evernote (or AwesomeNote, or whatever your poison) to make your life better, easier, happier, more organized, more awesome, etc? I'm not doing too bad a job of it myself, but I suspect I am just scratching the surface. [more inside]
posted by segatakai
on Apr 4, 2011 -
I'm looking to find some iPhone apps related to coffee and coffee culture. What are some of your favourites? [more inside]
posted by remixnine
on Mar 30, 2011 -
Is there a simple to use, low-cost and/or open-source tool for creating simple mobile apps? [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Mar 24, 2011 -
Is there any way to restore the data on just one particular app from an older iPhone to a new one? Special difficulties inside... [more inside]
posted by Aubergine
on Mar 18, 2011 -
I want to sync a todo list from my Android phone to my girlfriend's iPhone. [more inside]
posted by babble
on Mar 14, 2011 -
I have about a 40 minute commute by public transit everyday and I would like to find some apps for my new Android phone to help me pass the time. Specifically, I'm looking for good trivia apps. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter
on Mar 10, 2011 -
I want an online or android fitness site/app that can keep a list of available equipment/preferences and then design strength training routines for each specified day. This seems like a pretty obvious thing for sites like fitday etc. to do, so it must be out there, but I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin...
on Mar 2, 2011 -
app filter -- I am finally getting on the smartphone wagon, and it will be a droid (probably a used G1 if that matters). Lots and lots of my job involves talking on the phone. I want an app that will automatically time my outgoing and incoming phone calls by contact and/or by info that I type in. I want to transfer that information on a monthly basis to my computer, to sync that information with my billing program. [more inside]
posted by freshwater
on Feb 25, 2011 -
Please break down Google Sites and Google Apps (standard or education version). I want to start a uni. department wiki site but I'm confused by my options. [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Feb 24, 2011 -
Pimp my iPad! I'm going to be using an iPad for business trips in the near future. Can you help me find all the best apps for wandering through a strange city? [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes
on Feb 24, 2011 -
I love my HDTV hooked up to a Mac Mini, but I want it to look like more than a computer desktop with icons. Any recommendations for bigscreen Mac apps that will bring the TV to life with Twitter updates, news feeds, ambient phantasmagoria, you name it? [more inside]
posted by teedee2000
on Feb 21, 2011 -
Does anyone know the name of the app for myTouch, that lets you swipe a pattern with your finger to unlock the phone? I had it on the phone, but had to reboot and lost all of my apps. (Thankfully all were free) Thank you!
posted by jennstra
on Jan 9, 2011 -
What's a decent iPhone app for downloading/listening to podcasts? I'm trying to avoid syncing it to iTunes every time I want to get new podcasts, so I'd like to use this app to subscribe to one and let me know when new episodes are available (that's the important part), listen to them, and delete them. Didn't find much of anything in the AskMeFi archives except a reference to Podcaster, but does anyone have any personal recommendations? Free or not-free. Thanks!
posted by jroybal
on Jan 7, 2011 -
Dementia and the iPad: I've just purchased an iPad for my parents. My mother will take to it instantly, but my father has fairly advanced dementia. I want to load the device with apps he may find engaging. Research has revealed a few lists, but I'd love some suggestions based on actual experience.
posted by aladfar
on Dec 17, 2010 -
How come Foursquare (and a few other apps) disappeared from my iPhone 3G after it was jailbroken, and can I get them back? [more inside]
posted by terrapin
on Dec 11, 2010 -
Unexpected Holiday Gift: Someone got me a Zune HD! Problem. I already own an ipod Nano and know next to nothing about Zune. What can the Zune do that my nano can't? How do you use yours? What does the Zune do well? Any tips or trips or strange things/ 3rd party applications I can use?
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 9, 2010 -
Can you help me find a smartphone to give my dad for Christmas? All his colleagues seem to have gotten iPhones. He is somewhat of a Linux geek tough, so I'm thinking a phone more in that spirit. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil
on Dec 2, 2010 -
What is the most cost effective way to have tons of music (piracy is not an option)? At the least I want something that lets me listen to music on my iPad offline because it is a WiFi only model. [more inside]
posted by antgly
on Nov 24, 2010 -
HackedAndroidFilter:What custom ROM should I load onto my (already rooted) Droid X? Similarly, can you install Droid apps manually via the file manager on such a modded Droid? What about Google Voice? And so on... [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld
on Nov 18, 2010 -
How to share time-sensitive information and decision-making with a fast-moving, cellphone-toting, virtually and asynchronously connected team? Team of university student leaders needs a better way of staying connected between meetings with each other and faculty advisors. [more inside]
posted by jeanmari
on Nov 15, 2010 -
What are some examples of exemplary use of mobile (applications, mobile sites, sms, cameraphones, phone numbers on exhibit items) in or about museums?
Basically, what arts organizations and museums are using the fact that their audience (in or even beyond the museum) in a way that enhances the effect (educational, entertainment, engagement) of the museum, and how do they do it?
posted by artlung
on Nov 15, 2010 -