I am getting a Tablet for work, either a Nexus 10 or an iPad. I'm pretty well versed on the features and drawbacks for both, and I feel like if my other devices were either all Apple or all Google/Windows I'd make the choice based on matching my current device operating system ecosystem. BUT right now, each device I use has a different OS, so is there a better device to match my tablet operating system with? [more inside]
posted by midmarch snowman
on Apr 10, 2013 -
Voyager 1 just left the solar system. I know we're unable to control trajectory at this point, but I'm curious what the next body it will encounter will be, and when, on its present course.
posted by radiosilents
on Mar 20, 2013 -
Hello MeFites. I managed to shatter the front glass on my Samsung Galaxy S3. It still works, the glass just needs replacing. What's my best course of action to get it fixed? [more inside]
posted by aeighty
on Mar 11, 2013 -
What is on the ID pack Essentials that my Virgin Mobile phone, a Galaxy S2, is bugging me to install? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver
on Jan 24, 2013 -
Samsung Galaxy Note II - How can I get the screen to always stay on while charging? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Jan 20, 2013 -
Took a seemingly bricked Samsung Galaxy Nexus to one of those repair shops. They "unbricked" it, but the thing seems useless. No Play Store on it, you can't set up a Google account... details inside. The shop says they don't know how to undo what they did. A way to salvage? [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Dec 21, 2012 -
My husband has a phone I'd like to replace as a gift for him, and I want to be sure I understand what I'm getting into. [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat
on Nov 9, 2012 -
I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4g (model t959v) running Gingerbread. I need assistance with learning about custom ROMs, could you point me in the right direction please? [more inside]
posted by miaou
on Oct 8, 2012 -
I have a samsung galaxy s3 and he has a samsung galaxy note. What we want is sowhen one of us opens his or her diary, we see a combined diary showing his and my items in the same view. We don't need to edit each other's diaries necessarily, we just want to know when a shared workspace has been booked by the other so wedont double book it. How should we do this, s calendar doesnt seem to do it, is there a google calendar way of doing it perhaps?
posted by By The Grace of God
on Sep 30, 2012 -
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 -
What is a good mini tablet to gift an 8-yr old? External Storage is critical as this will be used primarily as a wi-fi device and on long drives. [more inside]
posted by theobserver
on Aug 14, 2012 -
I recently bought a used Galaxy sII which works fine. However, it has something on it, a ROM updater (?)called "Blu Kuban", that I can't seem to remove. What is this and how can I get it off my phone?
posted by josher71
on Aug 7, 2012 -
Is there a way to make high quality youtube videos using a smartphone (Iphone 4 or Samsung Galaxy S2)? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88
on Jul 13, 2012 -
Can you help me debug the unreliable internet connectivity on my Android Samsung Galaxy S1? [more inside]
posted by ajp
on Apr 9, 2012 -
Aside from a barometer app, what are some cool things I can do with my Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus and it's built in barometer? Any app recommendations, something more than just logging the changes in pressure? Has anyone figured out any interesting new uses for this sensor?
posted by Keith Talent
on Apr 6, 2012 -
I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone. I use it to listen to music. But the music player is set up to include a brief gap between each track. This is particularly a nuisance when I'm listening to albums with segued tracks (such as live albums). How can I set it up so there are no gaps between tracks?
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Jul 17, 2011 -
Expanding Universe Filter: Why will our galaxy collide with Andromeda in +/- 4 billion years? [more inside]
posted by jjonajason
on Jan 21, 2011 -
Is the Galaxy Tab being sold at retail stores in Singapore without a contract? [more inside]
posted by armage
on Nov 17, 2010 -
I'm trying to find this passage from The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, where there's this person who's so fed up with everything in the universe, that he travels the entire cosmos, telling each and every one of its inhabitants that he, or she, or it - is an idiot.
The passage describes how he met Arthur Dent.
posted by lipsum
on Jan 26, 2010 -
Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes
on Jun 23, 2009 -
1980s-90s movie: An alien spacecraft had to upload the galaxy's map into the 90% of a kid's brain that was unused. [more inside]
posted by theiconoclast31
on Oct 29, 2007 -
AskMeFi Physics folk: How do astronomers account for the temporal distinctiveness of their galactic subjects in their calculations?
I understand that observations of the red shift of quasars delinates a speed increase in the expansion of the universe - yet my brain explodes when I try to understand how the enormous expanse of time
is factored into these models. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Apr 9, 2006 -