I want to provide a way for a relative to listen to audiobooks while working out. He is almost completely technologically illiterate, and his wife will have to put the books on the device for him. His wife is ok technologically, but has to have new things spelled out very clearly. I'm thinking iPod Shuffle + Audible. Am I'm missing a simpler solution? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk
on May 6, 2013 -
After years of loyal service, my constant companion, the iPod, gave up the ghost. I just received my replacement today, and before I can use it, I have to give it an appropriate name. Bizarrely specific guidelines inside. [more inside]
posted by Krazor
on Apr 27, 2013 -
what music to put in background when working / to increase concentration / while studying
I get bored a lot when working and get also distracted easily by outside noises. I'm looking for non-distracting music to put in the background. I'm familiar with iMusic. And there's some classical.
Any further suggestions?
posted by earthwalker7
on Apr 25, 2013 -
I recently messed up a backup and as a result the only easily-accessible digital copy of my entire music collection is the one on my iPod. What's the best way to copy the files from my iPod back onto my laptop? [more inside]
posted by rubbish bin night
on Apr 19, 2013 -
Please name one song, or album, that I should put on my 10 year-old son's iPod. [more inside]
posted by unSane
on Mar 24, 2013 -
I have a 2nd generation ipod shuffle
(the kind that's about 1 inch by 1 1/2 inches and is just a giant clip) which I would like to start using again. However, there is not a single computer nor human in our house which will tolerate iTunes. It's not an option, really; never using the shuffle again will happen before installing iTunes will.
I have seen a couple apps on the internet for using this type of shuffle without iTunes, but I haven't found any reviews of them or clear instructions for them. Thus, I am asking y'all. Anybody know a good, easy way to get songs off my vortexbox
and onto my little shuffle? I don't need playlists or synching or stats or anything, just the ability to move files from one place to another and listen to them on the shuffle. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Feb 14, 2013 -
I just jailbreaked (jailbroke?) my iPod Touch. What are the must-have apps, modifications, etc that I should get for it? I'm running iOS 6. I'm particularly interested in good Notification Center widgets, since that seems to be the biggest thing that can't be done through the regular App Store. Recommendations for good themes would be swell too. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed
on Feb 5, 2013 -
The last time I bought a stereo, Reagan was president. I don't know if they're even called stereos any more. Please help me figure out what I want and how to set it up. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library
on Feb 2, 2013 -
Did my iPod Classic finally kick the bucket? It's a generic "Portable Audio Player" now, and Windows refuses to format it. [more inside]
posted by muckster
on Jan 23, 2013 -
My wonderful iPod, going on nine years now, seems to have finally gotten to the point where I can't fix it anymore. I've replaced the hard drive, battery, hard drive cable, and logic board, and yet all it does is turn on, show the Apple logo, and turn off, repeating over and over. What else could be wrong, and how can I fix it? This is a B&W 4th gen iPod, originally 40 GB.
posted by reductiondesign
on Jan 17, 2013 -
I am on my 3rd iPhone in 3 months, which is annoying. What is more annoying is that when I added my songs to this third one, some of them don't show up when I select the artist, but they're there when I select all songs. [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper
on Jan 13, 2013 -
Is there a clean and simple alternative to iTunes for getting music from
my Macbook Air onto
my iPhone 4S? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Jan 2, 2013 -
I have an iPod Touch 4G 8GB. Since I've moved from iTunes / MP3's towards subscription-based services, I've been using it less and less. What are some projects to make it useful again? [more inside]
posted by ista
on Dec 31, 2012 -
Help me name my new product, which combines the functionality of popular existing apps, but is specialized with high-security features. [more inside]
posted by bfu
on Dec 26, 2012 -
I am writing some documentation for an app that runs on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. I need a consistant way to refer to these devices and am looking for something better than "iPhone/iPod/iPad". For example:
"Hold your iPhone/iPod/iPad's camera so that the QR code is centered in the brackets."
I've come up with either
"... iPhone/iPod/iPad (referred to as iPhone from here on)"
Anyone have a better idea?
posted by cosmac
on Dec 16, 2012 -
I have an ipod nano 1st generation, and I want to copy all of the music on there to my new ipod classic 5th gen. They are programmed on separate computers and I've been told by techy friends and Apple store employees that if I connect my old ipod to my new computer then it may erase all of the data. I don't want to take that risk.
Is there a program that will transfer all of my music from my old ipod nano to my new classic ipod (without erasing my nano's drive)?
posted by Kombucha3452
on Dec 5, 2012 -
I have an iPad 2, a Sandisk mp3 player and about three ipods floating around my house. I also have a Sony ICF-m1000 table radio. When I plug my iPad into the AUX input on the table radio, it's not nearly loud enough.
How can I cheaply amplify the audio from my I-devices so they sound good on the Sony radio? [more inside]
posted by craniac
on Dec 1, 2012 -
I have a bunch of undeletable podcasts on my iphone 4s that I would like to get rid off but can't.
this is what it looks like: http://imgur.com/oiNKY
this happened because the downloads failed (blame the craptastic chinese mobile connections). I cannot redownload these episodes, I cannot play them, I cannot swipe-to-delete them, I cannot see them in itunes. a restore was no help because my last backup already had these "ghost files" on them.
I don't want to wipe the iphone because maps in ios6 is even worse in china.
do you know how I can still get rid of these unusable files?
posted by krautland
on Nov 14, 2012 -
How do you move songs from an iPod to an iPhone? Google is a bit scant on this and when I try to open the iPod as a drive on my PC it doesn't show the files. My Apple Zealot friend says it's like moving music from a cassette to a LP but I say digital is digital and this is another reason why Steve Jobs is a jerk. [more inside]
posted by Ber
on Oct 25, 2012 -
It’s time for my husband to get a new laptop, and we’re looking at a Mac that we’d share (the alternative is Windows). Help me decide whether a Mac is for us! [more inside]
posted by asnowballschance
on Sep 30, 2012 -
I'm looking for non-sealing earbuds with iPhone controls that aren't white, and I can't find them. Do you have any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by unsound
on Sep 28, 2012 -
Can I use an iPod dock extender cable to get audio from my 4th generation iPod touch to an FM transmitter with a male dock connection meant for the iPod mini? If not, what are my options for inexpensive FM transmission from my Touch? [more inside]
posted by anthom
on Sep 22, 2012 -
What's the cheapest/simplest way for me to run sound from my iPod/laptop (3.5mm jack) to a stereo (RCA) about 20 feet away? If it were a shorter distance I'd just get a standard audio cable, but I'm worried that something like this
will lose a lot of signal/fidelity. [more inside]
posted by Marquis
on Aug 14, 2012 -
Applefilter: I ordered an iPod touch from the official german apple website with an engraved message.
Two problems: They messed up the engraving and they left the package with a neighbour even though it explicitely says on the package that this is not allowed. I'm in Germany.
What can I do now? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Jun 16, 2012 -
I need a portable iPod all-in-one dock (like a boombox); something you put the iPod into and it just plays the music for about $50 or less. It doesn't have to have audiophile-quality sound. It just has to do its job, and be sturdy enough to travel a lot. [more inside]
posted by chonus
on Jun 12, 2012 -
iOS application recommendation: Is there a slideshow, flashcard, or similar app you think is particularly excellent? Please tell me about it! [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Jun 7, 2012 -
You're on a crowded bus, street car or subway. Someone has on headphones with the music so loud that you, and everyone in a 7-foot radius can hear it. Do you politely ask that person to turn their music down? [more inside]
posted by althanis
on May 20, 2012 -
I change playlists for an iPod Touch a lot, as I update them often. What is the best way to put new playlists on an iPod Touch? I must be doing it wrong because it is a pain. [more inside]
posted by cashman
on May 10, 2012 -
On my iPod touch, I accidentally deleted a photo from my photo roll, but it is still being displayed as my lock screen photo. How can I get it back?
(iOS 5.1 9B176, touch model MC540ll)
posted by skidoom
on May 10, 2012 -
Looking for suggestions for folksy, acoustic love songs for our wedding reception. [more inside]
posted by arha
on May 6, 2012 -
Please recommend your favourite in-ear/earbud noise-cancelling headphones with an iPod/iPhone control and mic. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA
on May 1, 2012 -
Is there a way to connect an MP3 player directly into the connectors inside the dashboard of my 2002 Hyundai Accent without having to install a radio? [more inside]
posted by jmf2525
on Apr 22, 2012 -
Good news: I found an iPod Touch (3rd Generation, model A1318, 64GB) on the ground by the highway! Bad News: It looks like it was run over by a truck, or a few trucks. Good News: it turns on when I press the button! Bad News: The touch screen glass is completely cracked off, so it doesn't respond to touch. Good News: it responds and operates otherwise perfectly, it charges, iTunes sees that it's plugged in (but won't let me proceed without a passcode), the screen looks crisp and bright. What are my options from here? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display
on Apr 16, 2012 -
My daughter put a password on her iPod and promptly forgot it, which would be fine if iTunes didn't stop responding every single time we try to sync it. I really don't want to lose everything that is on there, especially her pictures and purchases. Help me be a hero to my daughter and tell me how to fix it.
posted by Ruki
on Apr 14, 2012 -
I would like to buy an armband to hold my 3rd generation iPod touch while jogging. I have tiny girl arms. Do you have a (preferably available on Amazon) recommendation?
posted by whitewall
on Apr 11, 2012 -
ipod filter...What to do with all these non-working ipods? I have 4 older 20mb & 30mb original style ipods that don't work at all. Won't charge or do anything. Also, I have a 5-6 year old Nano that is in the same boat. Is there any hope for these or are they just trash? Any ideas? Thanks!
posted by mikedelic
on Mar 29, 2012 -
Would I be a fool to buy a new iPod Classic now, or should I wait for an update that may never come? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog
on Mar 12, 2012 -
Advice needed: how to put together a DIY, on-the-cheap home music system where I can listen to my music from any room in the house? [more inside]
posted by zooropa
on Mar 10, 2012 -
iPod Touch for writing/editing? What wireless keyboard and holder set-up works for you? [more inside]
posted by caveatz
on Mar 9, 2012 -