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Help me GTD: Analysis Paralysis Applications & GTD

Help me implement GTD in a manageable fashion. I get lost in details, and need help keeping track of the pieces. I have access to web apps and a shiny new ipad air. Snowflakes inside. Tell me what has worked for you, and please offer practical advice. [more inside]
posted by Draccy on Jul 1, 2014 - 7 answers

Recommend some iOS games for me

Lately I've found it difficult to find anything new to play on my iPhone (have an iPhone 5 and an iPad, but typically use my iPhone for this sort of thing). I've been playing the same old games for a while now and need some new ones. [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Jun 19, 2014 - 13 answers

Fixing My Photography Workflow So It Will Work For Me

I am in the market for a new Nikon DSLR, but my home laptop/photo workflow situation is sadly out of date and not working for me. Should I consider an iPad for a main photo workflow solution, now that I could get a DSLR with wireless capability? Lots of snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Jun 18, 2014 - 4 answers

Need Some Really Incredible and Creative Apps for ios 6.1

Looking for some of the most impossibly interesting and creative apps for iPad 1. Top of the line and free. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Jun 17, 2014 - 5 answers

Surely backpack technology has progressed alongside the laptop?

I'm looking for a men's backpack or messenger bag that exists at some magic intersection of lightweight and strong/durable. This is for daily commuting, often by foot, in New York City. My flashy new devices are impossibly light, and I'm looking for a bag that won't add unnecessary bulk when I carry some or all of them with me. [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jun 16, 2014 - 12 answers

Email help from Gmail experts; Difficulty - key GTD needs would be nice

I want to fly through my email. GTD/Zero inbox style. Trouble multiple accounts including .Mac, gmail and Gmail for business. I thought I found a desktop client - MailPilot for OSX - but it's just not doing well enough (it's development is too slow.) Meanwhile, I hear that you can be super clever with Gmail - More inside! [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Jun 8, 2014 - 9 answers

Looking for the right iOS app to help organize my life

I'm heading to graduate school soon and I'm trying to develop good habits and a good routine in preparation for that change. I've never been good with physical planners (I lose them or forget to write in them) but I always have my iPad so I'm trying to find an app that meets my needs and could use some input. [more inside]
posted by Modica on Jun 8, 2014 - 9 answers

I Have Never Thought Of My iPad As A Passenger

My iPad sets off the passenger seat belt alarm on my 2013 Subaru CrossTrek when I put it on the seat. Does anyone know exactly what's going on here and if there is a solution other than disabling the alarm or clicking in the belt when their is no one in the seat? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jun 5, 2014 - 19 answers

Apple Certified Lightening Cable Recommendation

Looking for a recommendation for a LONG (6 feet) Apple Certified Lightening Cable that works works to charge my iPad. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jun 2, 2014 - 10 answers

Buying a used iPad and not getting ripped off - help!

I want to buy a used iPad - third or fourth generation, and avoid Apple's high refurbished prices. What should I know? Where and how should I look? How to avoid eBay scams? [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on May 17, 2014 - 8 answers

Prop me up, Twitter experts, I'm listing!

I'm not a power Twitter user, but it's the only tool I'll have to communicate with a 1000 people at a big party next weekend Right now I have more than 200 followers to classify into five or six lists. The web interface for this is dead slow. Is there a tool which provides bulk list management? If one iOS app could do all this, hooray! However, list management is a relatively rare activity, and I'd be thrilled to learn about a suitable Twitter client as well as a utility to enable list creation. Yes, there's a drift of snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by Jesse the K on May 16, 2014 - 3 answers

Apple 'buyer's remorse' clarification for in-store pickups

For online purchases delivered to an Apple Store for in-store pickup, does Apple's 14-day 'buyer's remorse' return period begin 1) at the order date, 2) at the date the item becomes available in-store, or 3) at the date of actual pickup? I'm somehow failing to get a clear answer through internet searches. [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on May 16, 2014 - 4 answers

iPad and iTunes Question (Seperate Computers)

How do I set up/configure an iPad on a computer that won't be used as the main/regular computer? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on May 15, 2014 - 13 answers

This is stupid! Please help me enjoy my new toys (Moto G, iPad, Macbook)

I've recently acquired some new toys that I'm not getting any use out of because of my unusually strong hatred of spyware, adware, and "social networking". Specifically, I've had a new Moto G phone for about two weeks, an iPad mini for a few months and a Macbook Pro for about two years. I'm not getting any enjoyment or use out of these tools because I need help configuring them in such a way that they don't bother me with social networking noise and spyware-related crap. Please help. [more inside]
posted by LuckySeven~ on May 14, 2014 - 20 answers

An iPad, photos of grandchildren, and total confusion

My wife has an iPad Air. WiFi is enabled, but there is no cell-phone type connection. She would like to be able to move pictures of our grandchildren to the iPad so she can show them off even (or especially) where/when she has no connectivity. How? [more inside]
posted by SemiSalt on May 12, 2014 - 5 answers

Tech for Travel

I am very very fortunate to have the opportunity to add some new technology to my collegiate life, now or in the future! Should I get an iPad now, or put that resource towards new tech in years to come? [more inside]
posted by femmegrrr on May 11, 2014 - 11 answers

Need to contact the Mac at home.

We have a several Macs at home. We want to securely connect to any of them from outside of home, via other Macs or iPhone or iPad and pull off files or use the home computer via the remote Mac/iDevice if needed. Talk to us like we're not tech savy and tell us how to do this. All the macs are running 10.9.2.
posted by sock, the puppet on May 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Accessibility lies in the eyes of the beholder.

Help me source an accessible option for a client with a unique set of challenges. Inside lurks a lot of info...this one is challenging. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on May 1, 2014 - 9 answers

Latest Version of "XCOM Enemy Unknown" Is Only Half the File Size

I just updated "XCOM Enemy Unknown" for iPad. The previous version, 1.5, was 3.18 gb. The update, v. 1.6, is only 1.75 gb. That's a 45% reduction! Does this mean they've removed a chunk of the game, or compressed the graphics, or done other things which might make me want to bail out of this upgrade (and future ones)?
posted by Quisp Lover on Apr 22, 2014 - 8 answers

iOS app for custom tables / dice results?

Looking for an iOS app that will let me set up a table (of dice scores and results), then roll on that table by pushing a button. For example, I might set up a table 'FOO': 1-2 = A, 3-4 = B, 5-6 = C. I could then push the FOO button, and it'd roll a d6 and give me A, B or C. Does this sort of thing exist?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Apr 21, 2014 - 2 answers

Google My Maps on iPhone

Can anyone update the answers to this question about viewing the Google maps I've created (My Maps, My Places, or whatever it's called now) on an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Apr 18, 2014 - 4 answers

Refurbished iPads for T-Mobile - where are they?

The refurbished area of the Apple Store is full of iPads (+Cellular) for all the major carriers...except T-Mobile. It seems they've been out of stock for a long time. Are T-Mobile users just extra careful? Is there some kind of different restocking policy in place at TMO? [more inside]
posted by JoeZydeco on Apr 10, 2014 - 5 answers

What should I do with my ipad 1?

I have an ipad 1 which I still really enjoy. However, I'm noticing more and more apps don't work for seemingly no reason other than the developers are choosing not to support the iPad 1. Since I've got reduced capabilities I'm thinking about installing Android or jail breaking or something else. What would you recommend?
posted by gocubbies on Apr 2, 2014 - 10 answers

How to sign a check online, using iPad or iPhone?

The CEO of a small business that is one of my clients insists on "signing all the checks" – he likes to keep an eye on everything that is being purchased and all money that is being spent. The accounting department would like to help modernize the process, and he's on board with signing them online, using a touch screen device. (He wants to use his iPhone, he does have an iPad, too.) [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on Apr 1, 2014 - 3 answers

Multiplayer boardgames for iPad

4 of us are going away for a few days and we have one iPad between us. What are some games we can play using the iPad instead of a boardgame, that isn't Monopoly? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Mar 21, 2014 - 15 answers

How can I take my notetaking to the cloud? (iPad? Livescribe?)

My house is filled with small reporter notebooks filled with notes/interview records for writing projects I've worked on. I've gone electronic in all of my other paperwork, and it has changed my life. How can I do the same with my notebooks? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Mar 17, 2014 - 9 answers

No Gmail on iPad

After a couple years of never seeing this, I try to load Gmail on an iPad2 (with the latest, fully updated OS), the blue, site-loading bar zips from left to right very, very quickly -- twice once in a while -- and the screen below the toolbar stays blank. Reloading gets nothing done. (I can get to Gmail just fine via the app, on my laptop, etc.) I've looked around a good bit, found no helpful information. Anyone know how to sort this? Big thanks for any help you can provide.
posted by ambient2 on Mar 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Can an iPad that's been turned off be tracked?

My company recently issued iPads to my colleagues and me. Most of us are pretty happy about it, because, among other things, they will replace a lot of paper we had to lug around. There is a vocal minority, however, that fears the iPads will allow the company to track us, even when they're turned off. [more inside]
posted by dinger on Mar 4, 2014 - 12 answers

Shooting iPad video in the tropics

I'm tagging along on a research trip to a biological field station in the Bahamas. While I'm there, I'd like to use my iPad to shoot some video of the researchers doing their respective things. How would you turn an iPad 2 into a lean, mean, field-video-recording machine? [more inside]
posted by ann_disaster on Mar 3, 2014 - 6 answers

What are good "screentime" guidelines for my toddler?

My toddler son is finally of an age where the iPad and youtube are beginning to be a big draw. This is great, but I'd like to have some good guidelines from the start that allow him some screentime but prevent it from taking over too much of his life. I'm looking for a sense of what others have found works and doesn't work for them. [more inside]
posted by forza on Feb 22, 2014 - 28 answers

iPad iDiot

Help me turn my iPad into a work productivity tool. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Feb 17, 2014 - 10 answers

iPad 2 Diagnosis

Before I drive the 1.5 hours to the nearest Apple Store, any ideas on what could cause this problem on my wife's iPad? [more inside]
posted by kuanes on Feb 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Can I add books to my Kindle through an iPad?

Can I, through some combination of adapters and usb-to-lightning cables, transfer data from an ipad to a kindle? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Feb 6, 2014 - 9 answers

Need iPad app recommendations

So I have joined the 2010s and bought an iPad. Please help me outfit it with apps. [more inside]
posted by donajo on Feb 6, 2014 - 26 answers

iPad Calendar Not Synching With iPhone

Can't seem to get some items to synch between devices. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jan 31, 2014 - 4 answers

Will I regret getting the new iPad mini?

My laptop died, and I think I want to get an iPad to replace it for casual stuff. Can you help me make a decision between the iPad Air and the Retina mini? Enumeration of what I want from it are inside. [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jan 24, 2014 - 12 answers

Disappearing Pages documents on Ipad

I use Pages on an Ipad Mini: yesterday I found that all of my documents had suddenly disappeared - Pages was just showing 'no documents'. All the software is up to date, but there have been no major changes or traumatic events recently. There were about a dozen documents, mainly very small but a couple of large ones. What I typically do is switch Word documents over from a PC via Google Drive in order to fiddle with bits of drafting while on the train. I therefore have recent copies of everything, so the actual loss is merely a little irritating; but I don't want it happening again. Any ideas about what could have caused this?
posted by Segundus on Jan 21, 2014 - 6 answers

What Android/Windows tablet should I buy for academic use?

What Android or Windows 8 pen-equipped tablet should I buy for reading scientific papers, writing scientific papers, and taking notes? (Or is the app selection for the iPad sufficiently amazing that I should let it override my distaste for Apple's walled garden and the iPad's lack of an active digitizer stylus?) [more inside]
posted by fermion on Jan 20, 2014 - 21 answers

IMAP difficulties on iPhone

How can I prevent the default iPhone mail.app from showing ALL my emails in the inbox as well as in their respective folders? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Jan 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Fun niche catalogs in PDF for perusing on iPad

Sort of riffing on my earlier question regarding Amazon's dark corners of industrial and scientific equipment--I'm hoping you can hook me up with fun niche catalogs in PDF format for browsing on my iPad. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 14, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me with a WORD document in PAGES for iPAD

I'm having problems with the way WORD for iPAD interprets my highlighting passages of a document... [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Jan 6, 2014 - 3 answers

iPad vs 2-in-1 laptop/tablet

My wife wants to buy a laptop that also converts to a tablet. She needs a good typing laptop for work (15 inch screen, nice keyboard) but she also dreams of using the tablet portion for sketching (like they do on Project Runway). She is not an artist; she just wants to draw a bit. I am concerned that the laptop/tablet combo will be less than ideal. I have heard that these tablets are not as sensitive as an ipad, and I am wondering what software she would use that would be better or as cheap as a $10 app. I think she should get a cheap laptop along with a used iPad. Does anyone have any firsthand experience one way or another? [more inside]
posted by yet.another.boston.question on Dec 31, 2013 - 11 answers

Where did the Menu go when viewed on an Ipad vertically.

I purchased a template that adapts to the device it is being viewed on. It works as it should on all devices I've tested it on except that when viewed on an iPad - specifically in portrait - the top menu disappears. When viewed in landscape, it is fine. Link to the (totally SFW) template running on my server after the jump. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Dec 28, 2013 - 9 answers

Using Safari on iPad Air with Chrome on Mac

I've been using Chrome on my Mac and Safari on my iPad Air. Trying to get them both to sync with each other is a challenge. I used a Safari on Mac for a short while recently to keep the two perfectly in sync but I've since switched back to a Chrome on my Mac as it is just a quicker and nicer to use browser. On my iPad Air I've installed Chrome but nothing beats Safari on the iPad as it's smoother and uses a faster rendering engine. Chrome on iOS is a bit sluggish and doesn't feel comfortable to use. Is there a way that I can sync my Chrome bookmarks and settings on my Mac with Safari on my iPad?
posted by antgly on Dec 22, 2013 - 2 answers

Please shed some light onto my ignorance of iOS development

I'm beginning development of first iOS app and I aim to know as much as I can about what I don't know about app development. [more inside]
posted by j3nn1f3r on Dec 19, 2013 - 6 answers

From iPhone to iPad Mini

My SO will be getting an iPad mini for Christmas. They currently have an iPhone 4 with various Apps. Is there automatic or easy method of figuring what iPhone Apps have iPad mini equivalents and auto transferring them to the iPad mini, even if it requires paying for the new App?
posted by sock, the puppet on Dec 17, 2013 - 4 answers

iPad browser controls stupidly opposite of those on iPhone; fixable?

I want the forward/back controls in my browser on iPad to be at the bottom of the screen, same as they are on my iPhone. I don't see any way to do this in Safari or Chrome. My thumb insists on doing it the iPhone way (and quite logically because that's where my thumb already is while holding the device). It is driving me crazy. Please tell me there's a way.
posted by HotToddy on Dec 11, 2013 - 4 answers

iPad puzzles and games for a 20-month-old

Flying in the face of scientists' warnings, my wife and I allow our child to play with the iPad from time to time. She's outgrown most of the apps she previously played with -- does anyone have any recommendations for good puzzle, games, and educational apps that would be age-appropriate and interesting for a twenty-month-old? Thanks.
posted by gerryblog on Dec 6, 2013 - 11 answers

In which I attempt to mitigate the anticipated disaster.

I have an iphone. Today I will be getting a MotoX. I don't really know a lot about smartphones in general or Android in general (or hell, even ios really) except that I assume there are going to be a few hiccups in the transition. Help me avoid those hiccups! [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Dec 5, 2013 - 6 answers

How to annotate and insert images into PDF on an iPad?

I use goodreader to grade papers and am very happy with the interface. However, I would like to be able to insert image files into the PDFs and goodreader doesn't support this. [more inside]
posted by Cuke on Dec 3, 2013 - 6 answers

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