Good choice for a combined (and inexpensive) iPhone and iPad charging dock? Crucially, a dock that takes into account an iPhone's bumper case and iPad's case. No speakers required--just somewhere to put them overnight to charge.
posted by humblepigeon
on Mar 16, 2012 -
Can anyone explain to me why used iPad 2s are selling like hotcakes on eBay for as much as $285 including shipping, when you can buy a new one, shipping included, for $300?
posted by markcmyers
on Mar 15, 2012 -
Once my iPad 3 arrives this Friday, I'm planning on giving my 1st generation iPad to my parents. They're both in their 60s and fairly computer illiterate. I've tried to teach them the basics, but what apps or websites could I pre-install on the iPad when I give it to them to help them learn at their own pace? Bonus question; Dad likes soccer and I don't, so what's your recommendation for the best soccer apps to put on there? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Mar 11, 2012 -
Is there an iPad keyboard dock shortcut to send messages in iMessage, instead of tapping the on-screen "send" button?
posted by DoctorFedora
on Mar 2, 2012 -
I've been waiting for the new iPad 3 but I've never bought an Apple product when it first comes out. What is the usual procedure? Can I pre-order online March 7 after the announcement so I get it the day it is released or will I be forced to stand in line the day it comes out? Standing in line may not be possible depending on work...
posted by TrickyLib
on Feb 29, 2012 -
Please recommend me a well-designed iPad feed reader that doesn't require Google Reader to use. [more inside]
posted by Georgina
on Feb 24, 2012 -
Recommendations for a clean, simple, functional writing app that will sync documents between a desktop Mac, ipad, and iphone/ipod touch. [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice
on Feb 18, 2012 -
Can I make playlists for ebooks on my iPad? And if not on the device itself, is there software for my computer that wil at least let me manage my books in groups? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt
on Feb 3, 2012 -
Numbers for iOS: how to recalculate a spreadsheet on command? Like, if a cell contains a RAND or a RANDRANGE function, how to get it to produce a different random number besides reentering the formula? As near as I can tell it just sits there with the same value forever, no matter what else I do.
posted by JHarris
on Jan 30, 2012 -
In short: how do I sync all my contacts between Mac OS X Address Book, iOS, iCloud.com, and Gmail.com? Not as short: In olden days, I used the Address Book app on my Mac to store all my contacts. Everything in there would sync to MobileMe (and by extension, iPhone, iPad and me.com) and Google (for Gmail). After iCloud was released in October, turning on contact syncing between Address Book and iCloud resulted in a message that said if iCloud contact syncing is turned on Google syncing must be turned off. Googling tells me that lots of people are having this problem, but I'm not finding a solution within all the noise. What am I missing? Any settings to change? Any software? Thanks in advance.
posted by jroybal
on Jan 30, 2012 -
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 -
Could I potentially ruin my Iphone (which I love) if I take it to some guy suggested by T-Mobile to get it unlocked because AT&T won't give me the unlock code. [more inside]
posted by victoriab
on Jan 27, 2012 -
What are iOS apps like Snapseed
, 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 -
What items should I not forget to bring for a 15-hour flight? Also, as a non-gamer, are there iPad games you'd recommend to make the flight go faster? [more inside]
posted by critzer
on Jan 22, 2012 -
How do I set up my iPad for video chatting with Hotmail? I just recently reconnected with some former deaf students of mine, after about 25 years (thank you, Facebook). We have been communicating by email but written language is not optimal. One of my former students has asked that I video chat with him via Hotmail. I have created Hotmail account, now what? I'd like to be able to do this directly through my iPad, as well as by connecting my iPad to a PC and using it as a webcam. Also any tips for placement of the iPad for use while signing would be appreciated.
posted by ms_rasclark
on Jan 22, 2012 -
Recovering a lost iPad.
This afternoon I suffered the grave misfortune of leaving my relatively new iPad 2 in a seatback pocket on an airplane. When I realized what I had done upon arriving in my hotel room, I immediately called the airline and submitted a report. I also attempted to locate the iPad using the Find My iPhone app. Although the app quickly located my other devices, it could not locate the iPad, presumably because the plane was winging its way to another destination. I ordered a remote lock and a message to be sent to the device as soon as it connects, and I went about changing the passwords for services I had used from the device. I have periodically checked the device over the last few hours to see if it shows up, but a few minutes ago, the iPad disappeared entirely from the list of my devices in the app.
What would cause it to disappear? I assume this means I am screwed?
posted by monju_bosatsu
on Jan 18, 2012 -
My iPad 2 usually is usually asleep with its Smart Cover closed. Recently, after leaving it asleep for several days, I took it somewhere without network access and used Google Currents, but found all the articles were several days old. I have Settings > Sync > Update set to Automatic, but apparently that doesn't help if I don't have the device on (or maybe if I don't run Currents). Is there a way to get it to wake up every day and update Google Currents without me having to do it manually? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Jan 16, 2012 -
Help me solve a wifi mystery. A paid wifi hotspot near where I am staying is intermittently providing me with free access to the 'net. I would like to try to understand why this is happening so that I can (hopefully) replicate it at will from my devices. [more inside]
posted by clark
on Jan 12, 2012 -
My folks are mailing their iPad to Joe's Cheap Screen Repair, and I'm urging them to delete all their data before sending it off. They're afraid deleting/factory reset means all their emails and games are lost and gone forever. Am I insane, can't they just sync to iTunes when it returns in the mail and get everything back as they left it? Apologies for this Sunday night brain fart.
posted by Hermanos
on Jan 8, 2012 -
Dabblers in ios music production, I seek your advice. I'm traveling without my laptop for the first time, hoping to use an ipad and iphone combination instead. [more inside]
posted by umbú
on Jan 7, 2012 -
Can I use the same Macbook Pro (and iTunes account) to sync up both an AT&T iPhone AND a Verizon iPad? [more inside]
posted by Rewind
on Dec 27, 2011 -
In what order should I make my Apple purchases? Any advantages or disadvantages to buying an iPad now and waiting on an iPhone 4s till July? Should I swap the order? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget
on Dec 21, 2011 -
After a lifetime of being indifferent toward crossword puzzles, I've been on a real puzzle bender lately. I used the New York Times iPad crossword app today. One thing that stumps me: How do people get times in the two-minute range? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy
on Dec 20, 2011 -
Decent iPad/iPod cables?
iPad and iPod usb cables infuriate me. The cables invariably fray at the connector junction, and the cable coating on several has simply disintegrated. Is there anywhere I can get solid iStuff cables that won't need replaced every 3 months? Preferably with some sort of reinforcement at the connector junctions? An Amazon search just gives me miles of what I presume is junk.
posted by monju_bosatsu
on Dec 19, 2011 -
MIDI / iPad Newbie question: I have an old MIDI electric piano and am wondering what I might be able to do with it connected to the iPad. [more inside]
posted by sagwalla
on Dec 19, 2011 -
I want to buy my dad a book for Christmas. And I know which one.
He is reading all his books on his fancy new iPad these days
How do I buy him books now? I don't want to just send a gift card.
posted by SLC Mom
on Dec 17, 2011 -
I want to buy my friend a package so that he can connect his 1st generation ipad to the internet anywhere? What is the best deal? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss
on Dec 16, 2011 -
I am a high school science teacher teaching five classes in three classrooms and my desk is in a fourth. I'd love to cut down on the amount of paper I have to schlep from room to room. Is there an iPad app available that would let me take attendance (and set absent as the default) and record hall passes, discipline, and parental contact?
posted by a22lamia
on Dec 14, 2011 -