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What can I do with a 1st Gen iPad?

Is there anything I can do with my shiny, nearly useless 1st gen ipad? As far as I can tell, the hardware is still perfectly functional, but it is woefully out of date on IOS, which means that apps can't be updated. This also means that even things like browsing the internet cause it to crash, and doing anything more complex is out of the question. [more inside]
posted by fizban on Aug 25, 2015 - 27 answers

iOS games like the SSX snowboarding series

My favorite video games are those in the SSX series. I loved the feeling of speed, the chance to do tricks, the reasonably graded levels, and most of all, that messing up did not mean death or stop the game. Are there iOS games that are like this? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Aug 14, 2015 - 4 answers

How do I move an iPad movie file to a PC flash drive?

It sounds ridiculously simple, but someone videoed a performance of me. She thought she'd send it via e-mail but that would mean breaking it up into several pieces. I thought she could drag and drop it onto my flash drive but she says, no, iPads don't have drag and drop. Go ahead and talk to me at a beginner's level since clearly I am there.
posted by intrepid_simpleton on Aug 13, 2015 - 5 answers

Getting into iPhone, iPad & Mac of deceased

A friend's child passed away this week. They left behind an iPhone, iPad and MacBook, but no passwords. Looking for recommendations on best course of action to access the devices. [more inside]
posted by lodurr on Aug 11, 2015 - 11 answers

ipad games for a 5 year old, please.

I'm looking for ALL the iPad games that are simple enough for a 5-year old. Easy, addictive, repetitive - this is what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Jul 28, 2015 - 18 answers

Hard shell v. soft

Is a hard-shelled case for a glass-fronted tablet such as an iPad more likely to lead to shattering, when the thing is dropped at its corner, than a thick padded fabric case? Asking because of bad recent experiences.
posted by Countess Elena on Jun 30, 2015 - 7 answers

iPad dock/speaker thing/clock type question

Can someone recommend a good dock for an iPad that has quite good quality speakers and preferably the ability to use it as an alarm clock? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jun 29, 2015 - 1 answer

I love my Nexus 7, but should I get an iPad Air 2?

I've really enjoyed owning a Nexus 7 for the past couple of years and my 2013 version is still going strong. However, my husband's offered to buy me an iPad Air 2 for my birthday in a couple of weeks. I hear the iPad is lovely, but I'm wondering if it'll let me do all the things I enjoy doing on the Nexus 7. [more inside]
posted by handclaps on Jun 4, 2015 - 10 answers

What is the simplest way to equip a 7yo and 6yo to make movies?

I need a dead simple (and not too expensive) setup for an imaginative 7 year old and a technically intuitive 6 year old to shoot and edit short films. [more inside]
posted by Wavelet on May 28, 2015 - 7 answers

Apple troubles, please help!

I have 2 problems with my apple devices. Can you help? I am not tech savvy and its not a good time for me to replace devices. 1) I just upgraded my software on my Ipad 2 and now the safari is so slow its unusable- is there anything I can do? I have done all the standard things like delete apps and stop excess things running and done a hard reset. Can I downgrade back to IOs 7? That's the last time it ran well. 2) My safari on my Iphone 5 has started getting pop up ads that force open my app store right when I am in the middle of reading. Again, I feel like I have tried everything, I even reset all my settings. Tried to block the websites. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by catspajammies on May 22, 2015 - 11 answers

How do I get my notes back?

So, I have a standard Notes app on my iPhone and iPad. Lots of problems lately with reading/deleting mail on both, particularly with Yahoo!, so I deleted my Yahoo! and Gmail accounts and downloaded the particular apps for each instead. Then I made a note in the Notes app and to my dismay saw that most of my notes had disappeared. I googled this and learned that the Notes app may have assigned my notes to the email accounts I deleted (why?) but searching those online email accounts has only uncovered some, not all, my missing notes. iCloud doesn't have them either. Are they gone forever, hive mind? Can you think of something I've missed?
posted by bearwife on May 20, 2015 - 9 answers

Multi-channel playback from an iPad?

I'm helping a friend with an art installation that calls for 4-6 channels of spoken word audio, with speakers spread throughout the room. I could certainly drive this from a computer with an appropriate audio interface, but it would be nice to have a portable setup for the artist so I don't have to be there with a computer running a DAW to drive it. Is there such a thing as a 4-6 channel (output) interface for the iPad? I've seen plenty of 4-in/2-out options, but nothing with more than stereo output.
posted by zachlipton on May 14, 2015 - 2 answers

Digital painting and intuitive color blending in the HSL space

I've been fooling around with Procreate a little bit recently, and it's great! But I find "blending" between two colors with the HSL-space color picker pretty difficult. Is there a smarter way of doing this that I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on May 13, 2015 - 3 answers

iPad setup for Grandma and Grandpa

I want to send and iPad to my grandparents for FaceTime and email. They are not tech savvy, and I want to make this as easy for them to use as possible. They don't have internet access, so I will be adding them to my family AT&T plan. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by domo on May 7, 2015 - 10 answers

Setting up an iPad for use abroad

Help me (in the US) figure out how best to set up an iPad for my mother (in India.) Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on May 4, 2015 - 1 answer

Cracked iPad glass - how to keep cracks from spreading?

I just knocked my iPad off the counter where it hit something on the floor that cracked the glass. What's the best way to keep the cracking from getting worse? Besides, of course, not dropping it again. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on May 3, 2015 - 7 answers

What Should I Do When I Give My Elderly Parents an iPad?

My sister and I are planning on giving our parents a combined Mother's and Father's Day gift of an iPad. What can I/we do to help ease their transition from Luddites into users of tablet computers and the Internet? [more inside]
posted by skitchen on Apr 14, 2015 - 19 answers

Bamboo iPad Mini 3 Cases?

Just bought an iPad mini, but finding the right case is proving to be a challenge. [more inside]
posted by the artless dodger on Mar 30, 2015 - 2 answers

Please advise me on a forthcoming computer upgrade

My vintage 2008 Macbook is eagerly gazing at the pasture that has been beckoning it for a few years now. I have replaced the hard-drive and maxed out the RAM, but the poor little guy is simply ready for a well-deserved rest. So - what's next for me and when? Macbook Pro? Air? iMac? iPad? Difficulty level: incorporating moderate music production, Netflix, general web use, somewhat limited funds, and massive over-thinking. [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire on Mar 26, 2015 - 15 answers

Static Tumblr pages don't load on Chrome for iPad

I have a Tumblr with two static pages. It runs well everywhere I have tried it except Chrome browser for the iPad. Could someone help me debug this? Totally stuck [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 20, 2015 - 2 answers

iPad scale drawing app

I want an iPad app that will let me easily make a scale drawing of my back yard, and then export it in a useful standard format (e.g. PDF, EPS, etc.). I'm having a hard time telling of the "room design" and "floorplan" apps will do what I want. [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Mar 8, 2015 - 5 answers

iPad storage blues

Daughter's iPad 3 Mini tells me it's got 6.9 gigs of photos on it. I've removed all of them, yet this figure is unchanged. The computer it's backed up to has only 1.7 gigs of photos on it. What gives, and how do I zap this?
posted by Wolof on Mar 5, 2015 - 6 answers

Where can I buy a nice iPad case?

I'm desperately in need of a new iPad case! My current case is from Fossil and while it's cute, it's started to fall apart and I've had it for a little less than a year. The only requirements I really have are 1) for the case to be well made (so it won't fall apart like my current one) and 2) It has to be bright/have some sort of pattern (nothing boring like brown leather). That's it. And it's an iPad 4. Where should I start looking for a cute case?
posted by modesty.blaise on Mar 2, 2015 - 5 answers

New ipad recommendations.

I'm thinking of splurging on a new iPad...Which one? [more inside]
posted by OkTwigs on Feb 27, 2015 - 17 answers

PC to Mac Switching Questions, Specifically device Syncing

I'm finally making the switch from PC to Mac, and I have some questions to make sure it all goes smoothly with my peripherals, which are currently synced to my PC. I have an iPhone 6 and an iPad 4th gen updated to the latest iOS. I'm specifically concerned with keeping my text messages and app data. [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Feb 13, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me keep them quiet and entertained.

I'm looking for some great apps for use in a before and after school program. [more inside]
posted by Lay Off The Books on Jan 21, 2015 - 2 answers

Apps/suggestions for setting time limits on apps for iPad/iPad?

The kids are getting too much screen time, and I am tired of chasing them down to surrender the iPad, setting passcodes, etc. Is there an app or setting that will permit iPad use *only* during specific recurring periods? Or is there an app that will let me specify which apps can be used during specific recurring periods? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Jan 21, 2015 - 11 answers

What are the best D&D or Pathfinder iPad apps?

Apps for maps, apps for character sheets...any app that would make it easier for me to DM for my sons. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Jan 9, 2015 - 3 answers

iPad Games for Long Term Care

I have a family member who has been in the hospital for over a year now. He is going crazy from boredom. He needs games to play on his iPad, but there are snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes on Jan 3, 2015 - 16 answers

Shipping an iPad Overseas

I'd like to ship a new iPad from the US to France as a gift (I haven't bought it yet). It needs to arrive there in about a week and a half. A few quick online searches reveal this may be more complex and costly than I thought - USPS apparently won't deal with anything containing lithium batteries, and FedEx seems to have special requirements and rates for this kind of shipping as well. Anyone know the best way to go about this? And is it likely to be cheaper just to order directly from the Apple store in France, with all the extra shipping and customs fees I might have to pay?
posted by decoherence on Dec 30, 2014 - 8 answers

Using an iPad to access recipes and to stream music in my kitchen

Help me get organized in 2015. I’d like to mount an iPad 2 tablet on a kitchen cabinet, just above the main counter that I use for cooking. The tablet will be used to access recipes and to stream music into the kitchen. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on Dec 30, 2014 - 11 answers

Pro tips for setting up iPad for elderly mom

This question - how to set up an iPad for an elderly relative - has been asked frequently before. I'll summarize what I learned from those threads and ask a few new questions related to new iOS 8 features and cases, keyboards, and styluses. [more inside]
posted by kovacs on Dec 20, 2014 - 11 answers

How do I vocals in GarageBand?

I want to record vocals in GarageBand for iPad. Please recommend a microphone and any other necessary gear I might need. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Dec 9, 2014 - 5 answers

Using a 16gb iPad when you're got 24 gibs of stuff

First up, let's ignore the obvious solution of getting a newer iPad. Want to explore other option first! The wife is using the iPad as her main computer. Which is usually fine, she doesn't need to do much. But it gets a bit hard to a times, especially with photos. She takes a lot and would like to to have access to them all, among other things. Is there an App or technique where one can set aside say 2 gigs of space on an iPad that is only a subset of larger cloud space, without deleting anything? We have a terabyte on Dropbox. Are iCloud or iCloud Drive an option? Ideally she would be able to see lists of all the files and then open whatever, which downloads the file to the 2 gig space, which makes room by removing files which haven't used in awhile from the iPad only. They're still in the cloud and can be opened/downloaded again. Does this exist or it simply to elegant and useful to be implement by companies wanting us to spend more money?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Purchasing a used iPad

What's a good source for a used iPad and what should I be looking for when I shop for my 6-year old? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Dec 4, 2014 - 16 answers

iPad app to sign forms.

What iPad app should I use for meeting sign-in sheets? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Nov 19, 2014 - 2 answers

What's eating my iPad storage?

My iPad insists that I'm using almost all of my available hard drive space. But I have no idea how, and the app-by-app breakdown purporting to show what's eating the storage doesn't add up to anything close to the 22+ GB it claims I'm using. Here's a screenshot. (Scrolling down shows only a couple more apps using very small amounts of storage.) What could be going on here? How can I figure out what's eating my hard drive space? I have no music or video on the device as far as I can tell.
posted by eugenen on Nov 15, 2014 - 15 answers

Wi-fi connection drop on iPad 3 running iOS 8.1

My iPad 3 (the first retina) running iOS 8.1 will drop the wi-fi connection fairly regularly. This often happens when streaming video via BBC iPlayer or YouTube apps. Any suggestions on how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by Stark on Nov 12, 2014 - 2 answers

Optimistically, a mobile device fresh start.

My iPad 2 recently bit the dust. Before then, I had been using the iPad for entertainment + school, as well as a droid smartphone for typical smartphone things. My droid is also on its last legs, and I'm considering changing my technology situation to an iPad Mini with mobile data + a dumb phone (just talk and text). Questions ensue. [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Nov 10, 2014 - 11 answers

Issues with uploading photos from Ipad to PC

My PC is not recognizing my iPad as a camera and for this reason, I cannot upload photos from this device to my PC, which is more than a bit frustrating. Details in the [more inside] [more inside]
posted by the hot hot side of randy on Nov 9, 2014 - 7 answers

iPad app question

I teach 5th grade and have a few student who struggle mightly with reading and writing. In order to help them with the writing process we are exploring using the ability of the ipad to take dictation and create a document. I would probably use the Pages app, but wondered if there were other apps out there other teachers have found to be useful. Caveat, we need to be able to convert the document to MS Word (which is easy to do in Pages). Suggestions? Experiences?
posted by OkTwigs on Nov 5, 2014 - 2 answers

How to un-hook podcasts between my iPad and my Mac?

I have an iPad mini (16GB, wi-fi only, running iOS 8.x) that I use mostly for reading the web--never for listening to podcasts--and want to get rid of the podcast files that are unwanted on the device and just taking up valuable space. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Nov 2, 2014 - 2 answers

iPad water damage

After my water bottle spilled in my bag two days ago, my iPad was functioning normally, but had water spots on the screen. So I spared you folks and asked Google what to do. It's been sitting in a bag of rice for almost 24 hours. Now, the screen turns on (via both the power and home buttons) but doesn't respond to touch. And there's rice lodged in the headphone jack. I don't have any warranty or insurance on it. What do I do now?!
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Oct 31, 2014 - 10 answers

Page turner recommendations for iOS/iPad

I use GoodReader for reading sheet music on an iPad (3). What wireless page turners work well with iOS (particularly with GoodReader)? I am not so much looking for Google search results that I can find on my own — but if you have experience with a page turner device and how well it works with "standard" or "common" reader apps, I'd like to hear about your positive or negative experiences!
posted by a lungful of dragon on Oct 31, 2014 - 3 answers

Workflow for iPad video editing

I work with high school students who all have iPads. Because the ipad is so handy, and because iMovie is so easy to use, I want the students to edit their video projects on the ipad. Currently they use adobe premiere on desktop computers. I am not having any success finding simple solutions to this. [more inside]
posted by yet.another.boston.question on Oct 29, 2014 - 3 answers

iPad profanity engraving: my silliest MF question thus far

I'd like to get my iPad engraved with: When this baby hits 88 mph / You're gonna see some serious shit. Apple rejected shit and sh*t, but accepts sh.t sh;t and sht. In your opinion, do any of those read as intentional substitutes rather than typos?
posted by jenmakes on Oct 19, 2014 - 19 answers

iPad/iPhone printing to HP Officejet 100 via Airport...

MobilePrintingFilter - I needed a diminutive printer, and only the HP Officejet 100 fit the bill. I've got it working fine from my Macbook via direct USB, via Bluetooth, and, having USB-connected it to the same Airport Extreme base station that delivers my internet connection, via Bonjour. Now all I'm missing is... printig to it from my iPad. [more inside]
posted by progosk on Oct 12, 2014 - 13 answers

Need something to replace Picture Frame ona n ipad 2

I need to run a looping slide show of photos on my ipad 2 (IOS 8), that when someone touches the screen, it asks them for a passcode. No passcode? Continue with slideshow. You know, a basic locking picture frame. Free or Paid app recommendations requested. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Oct 6, 2014 - 4 answers

Back up videos from iPad

I need a quick way to get video from an iPad onto Dropbox. Help? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Oct 5, 2014 - 6 answers

How to get Mail to fetch only "primary" e-mails from Gmail

Gmail does a great job of filtering spam at the site but it's all getting fetched to Mail on my iPhone & iPad. What do I do to get only "primary" mail in Mail?
posted by HotToddy on Oct 1, 2014 - 5 answers

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