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What do you get when you get a more expensive Android tablet?

I need to buy an Android tablet for academic use. I went to BestBuy to check them out and they range in price from $100 to close to $600 with no obvious rhyme or reason to the variation. What do you get when you pay more for a tablet and is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Aug 13, 2014 - 18 answers

Help me pick out a typewriter for an aspiring novelist

Mrs. Thistledown has been working on a novel, but getting motivation to write has been difficult since she spends most of her workday staring at a computer screen. Coming home to stare at another one to write is hard for her. A typewriter on the other hand... [more inside]
posted by Thistledown on Apr 11, 2014 - 12 answers

Best practices or tools for defining specifications for a new website?

My small team is hiring a developer and a designer to build a website. What is the best way for us to communicate the features that the website needs to have? It is a medium-complexity website - more than a blog, less than Facebook. [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on May 31, 2013 - 13 answers

Changes in Google Hangout Chat Window

I want to know why in Google Hangout it no longer says "Theirname is typing..." when the other person in the hangout is typing in the chat window (or "Theirname has entered text" when they've written something but haven't sent it). It's gone, and I miss it and want an explanation so I can move on with my life. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Feb 14, 2013 - 4 answers

My coffee cup just got much more useful

Sometimes little details make you smack your forehead and say, "Of course! How clever!" What are some little-known useful features and small but practical design elements built into everyday things that people either take for granted, or aren't aware of? [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Oct 16, 2012 - 45 answers

Bad ideas quickly pushed through

Does this phenomenon, that happens in small startups have a name? Can you point me to any discussion on the topic? [more inside]
posted by cmcmcm on Aug 29, 2012 - 23 answers

Help us build our studio

Artists: What are your must-have features for an art studio? [more inside]
posted by txmon on Jun 30, 2012 - 14 answers

I actually dye my hair to make it darker - and I like it that way

What to say or how to respond to people who are obsessed with having light features? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Sep 6, 2011 - 23 answers

Hit me on the hip!

Which MetroPCS touchscreen phone to get? I'm moving to a major city with good MetroPCS coverage and I'm looking to get a new phone. Need help deciding which big screen phone to get. [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley on Mar 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Wordpress.org or Blogger? Help me decide which would be best in this case, please.

During this holiday break I'm going to be purchasing a domain name and migrating a University department's WordPress.com blog over to either WordPress.org or Blogger. I need help deciding which (Wordpress.org or Blogger) will be the best way to go based on the blog's needs and the capabilities of its authors. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 22, 2010 - 9 answers

iPhone versus Android for an ubergeek (no holy wars, please)

I'm looking for experiential narrations of what it's like to own and use an iPhone or an Android phone as an ubergeek. This will help me decide what to do now that my non-smart T-Mobile phone is starting to die. [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Aug 25, 2010 - 27 answers

1975. A great year for cinema. And wine. And pickup lines. Cars? I'm pretty sure no.

What's the best 1975 car a guy can get? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 14, 2010 - 38 answers

What do you use your cell phone for?

What do you use your cell phone for? [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Nov 27, 2009 - 43 answers

Choosing more suitable feed reader after Netvibes

Feedreader that fits my needs? Shows read feeds, has good browser view... [more inside]
posted by tseo on Nov 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Less is More Essays

I'm having trouble explaining the "less is more" philosophy in web application design. What are the most persuasive essays on the subject which I could refer people to? [more inside]
posted by GregX3 on Feb 19, 2008 - 12 answers

What communities let me set up my blog posts to appear automatically?

I have three blogs. What communities will allow me to automatically send new blog entries to the community--say in a journal form? [more inside]
posted by misha on Jul 20, 2007 - 3 answers

Comparison/Tester Websites for the UK?

Are there any product test/feature comparison sites other than 'Which'? [more inside]
posted by Kadeeae on Dec 19, 2006 - 4 answers

I lke m rlly shrt: Url Redirection

What url redirection / url shrinking services do you use, and why? What features do you wish they had? [more inside]
posted by bkudria on Nov 28, 2006 - 21 answers

Cell phone auto profile switching?

I have been tethered to my SonyEricsson phones ever since I found the automatic profile switching in the Calendar preferences. Now, I sync my phone with my Powerbook, and my phone is always on silent when it needs to be. BUT... I'm interested in possibly moving to a new phone brand, something with a very thin model. I like the Motorola iTunes phone that just came out, but as far as I know, Moto doesn't have anything like the feature I'm talking about. This isn't a feature that's widely touted for SonyEricsson phones, so I suspect there might be a couple other manufacturers out there that have this feature but it's not well-known. I may just have to wait for Apple to come out with a phone. I'm sure it will happen, especially if they enter the MVNO arena.
posted by jxpx777 on Feb 1, 2006 - 7 answers

How would you improve the Apple iPod?

If you were to create an MP3 player then, using the Apple iPod as a baseline for "good", what improvements would you make to it? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Jan 11, 2006 - 66 answers

My boss wants a blog. Help me choose the backend.

The company I work for wants to get on the blog bandwagon and I need to get things set up. Right now our website is hosted by Verio on a co-located server running Windows. [more inside]
posted by ssmith on Jun 15, 2005 - 8 answers

It's not a bug...

What, if any, is the traditional saying or cultural attitude which lies behind the computer-age excuse It's not a bug - it's a feature? [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jan 28, 2004 - 22 answers

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