The original promise of the data plans for an iPad was that they were not a long term contract, but rather something you could use for a month or two, disable / cancel for a few months and then activate again as you needed it. You also would not have overage charges as running into the limit would just disable your account until you upped the plan. Is that still the case? [more inside]
posted by ridogi
on Apr 4, 2013 -
I recently started using Onlive Plus and like it a lot. But I'm stuck on one thing. Once I have downloaded and edited a Dropbox file in Onlive, how do I get the file back to Dropbox?
The Onlive FAQ says, "After you edit a file, save it and upload it to Dropbox," but I can't figure out how to accomplish the upload from within Onlive. And my google-fu is failing me.
Thanks in advance.
posted by Short Attention Sp
on Mar 19, 2013 -
I have to be at work earlier than usual for the foreseeable future, and I am not much of a morning person. Still, I have had considerable success by breaking my routine down and gamifying it by giving myself points for hitting different markers (e.g. 2 points for getting up without hitting the snooze button, 1 point for hitting it only once, 1 point for heading out the door with the dogs at a certain time, 1 point for arriving at the office on time, 2 points for 5 minutes early, 5 points for more than 5 minutes, etc.). I then give myself little rewards for certain numbers of points (e.g. two days' worth of on-time arrivals equals a latte at my favourite coffee place).
I think it would be fun to be able to track this on my iPad, and am looking for something that will allow me to re-use the same checklists and will count points as items are completed. I've looked at the various checklist and "to-do" apps, but none of them seem to fit the bill, especially the point-tracking aspect.
posted by rpfields
on Mar 16, 2013 -
A friend's iPad has a screen protector that is slightly micro-bumpy and rubbery. I call it "nurbly." It breaks up reflections but doesn't dull the display the way matte screen protectors do, since it is shiny, but bumpy. Another friend has the same thing on his iPhone. Neither of them can remember where they got it. Does anyone have this and know the name of it? I want to put one on my iPad mini.
posted by MonsieurBon
on Mar 4, 2013 -
I have a project on Google Earth I created on a PC and want to show off on a tablet, but things are not going smoothly. Have I missed something? Do you know how I can make my project better on a tablet? Specific questions outlined inside, but I welcome other suggestions that may help me in ways I had not even thought about yet. [more inside]
posted by whatzit
on Feb 15, 2013 -
My wife's iphone is sending SMS (sometimes) to my ipad's "imessage" app instead of to my phone! Please halp! [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk
on Feb 4, 2013 -
I am finally going to stop using a paper calendar and start using my laptop/iPhone/iPad instead. However, having used ol' reliable paper for so many years, I'm a bit paranoid about using Google calendar (or an app) and then losing all my data somehow... Is there an iPhone/iPad calendar app that would make me feel more "secure," or is there a service like Backupify that doesn't
require a Google Apps account? I'd love to back up my Gmail too, if possible. (Am I just worrying too much? Is using iCloud enough? I am clearly clueless.)
posted by trillian
on Jan 15, 2013 -
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 -
Android phone user considering a tablet purchase. Considering iPad mini or Nexus 7 and trying to determine pros and cons of staying with android or having access to the Apple realm. [more inside]
posted by sinical
on Dec 19, 2012 -
As an aspiring artist, I've recently acquired a habit of saving to Dropbox every image I find particularly inspiring or useful as an artistic reference. This is fun and motivating, except I'm realizing that my Finder-based 'folder > subfolder' organizational structure is doing a poor job of keeping up with my needs. I'm looking for software recommendations (Mac OS X) or general tips re: sorting a frequently-accessed image collection that will eventually number into the thousands. The catch: the system needs to sync with an iPhone/iPad. [more inside]
posted by brieche
on Dec 17, 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 know this is well trodden ground, but I have a question about tablets. I want a tablet that will mainly be for reading/annotating pdfs (academic papers). My main worries are eye strain and stylus integration. What's my best bet? [more inside]
posted by no regrets, coyote
on Dec 10, 2012 -
I'm trying to send notes from my iDevice to my Mac, and I'm wondering if such software exists. I don't mean 'Note'-notes. [more inside]
posted by Skyanth
on Dec 4, 2012 -
Please help! I saw an iPad stand that was portable and sort of in the kickstand or easel style - but the parts that grip the iPad looked like little hands. So from the front, it looks like little hands are holding the thing. [more inside]
posted by agentmitten
on Dec 3, 2012 -
Do you have a workflow for cross-platform annotation (Android and iOS/iPad) of ebooks? Is there a particular note-taking app that will work with DRMed ebooks AND sync my notes across tablets? [more inside]
posted by lillygog
on Nov 20, 2012 -
Annoying Verizon FIOS wireless router issue: if iPad/iPhone are on the wireless network, Windows laptop machines will not connect to wireless network. If I turn off WiFi on iPad/iPhone and restart the router,
Windows machines get on WiFi right away. But after Windows machines are connected to WiFi, starting up WiFi on the iPad will almost always cause the Windows machines to drop their connections. More after the jump... [more inside]
posted by Ike_Arumba
on Nov 3, 2012 -
A friend wants to buy my iPad Gen 1 from me, and I'm ready to upgrade to a newer device (I like new shiny gadgets!). Which iPad (Gen 2 or Gen 3) should I buy? Or another tablet altogether? [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted
on Nov 2, 2012 -
I need a recommendation for a cover/keyboard setup for my iPad 3. I will be using this to replace my clunky laptop when I travel. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic
on Oct 16, 2012 -
I took several long videos (25 - 50 minutes each) with the camera on my new iPad, and now I would like to transfer them to my Macbook, so that I can convert them to .avi files and give them to a friend. Dropbox will not upload them ('upload pending' forever). Backing up the iPad results in many folders with random numbers, none of which look big enough to be the videos. What should I try next?
posted by jlibera
on Oct 1, 2012 -
New IPad - very computer savvy - do I need to worry about security on my new IPad? I check my banking accounts everyday on my laptop and would like to use my IPad for this. Is there additional security needed (to download) or am I good to go?
posted by pamspanda
on Sep 25, 2012 -
What kind of tablet/reader is best for me? I want something with built-in 3G, but I'd rather not pay an arm and a leg for a contract. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats
on Sep 22, 2012 -
I watch movies when I go to bed at night. When I wake up in the morning my iPad is exhausted. I would like to have a reminder happen (that if I don't respond to) shuts down my iPad and preserves its battery. Is there a commercial or free app that does this or can I create one easily in this suggestion
posted by unliteral
on Sep 18, 2012 -
I lost an iPad. While tracking it's location with the find my i-Device service, I erased the device from iCloud without realizing this would remove my ability to track the device. Now what? [more inside]
posted by areodjarekput
on Sep 14, 2012 -
How many AA batteries would it take to run a 3rd-gen iPad for one hour?
posted by Egg Shen
on Sep 5, 2012 -
Is it better to buy a new or refurbished ipad "3"? Apple is selling a refurbished current generation iPad 16GB Wireless for $50 off the retail price. Comes with 1-yr warranty too. My husband thinks it's not a good enough deal and that I should go for a new one. I'm tempted to save the $50. What would you recommend?
posted by lirael2008
on Aug 24, 2012 -
My 70+ year old mother-in-law just bought herself an iPad. Great! Except that she has LITERALLY never used a computer in her life. How should I approach teaching her how to use it? [more inside]
posted by photovox
on Aug 21, 2012 -
I'm about to embark on a 5 1/2 month gig playing on a cruise ship in Europe and The Caribbean, and I would love to regularly publish a blog for my friends and family to follow my journey. Level of difficulty: iPad only. [more inside]
posted by pedmands
on Aug 16, 2012 -
I have a 3rd party iphone charger which supplies 5.2 volts. It charges the iphone 4s alright but cannot charge (charging symbol is not shown on screen) on the new ipad. With a multimeter I measured the original chargers' outputs. They vary between 5.12-5.15 voltages for both of the devices.
So, my first question is whether you know which smart apple technician decided that so little deviation from the standard is not acceptable
Secondly, do you know what are the extra voltage tolerances for both of the devices? (Apparently, they are less than 2 percent)
posted by raphael19
on Jul 31, 2012 -
PodcastFilter: Either I am running out of podcasts I like or I need fresh perspective to help me find new ones. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh
on Jul 25, 2012 -
Now I've signed up to iTunes Match, the only thing my iPhone and iPad sync with iTunes for is apps. Is there any point in me continuing to do this? Or can this be turned off and the apps deleted? What are the downsides if I do this? [more inside]
posted by Richard Holden
on Jul 17, 2012 -
A purchased e-book has disappeared from my iPad.
I would like to have it back, please. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom
on Jul 16, 2012 -
Does the latest iPad require a cellular subscription in order to use its GPS for location services? (oh, and any reason to select AT&T over Verizon, or vice-versa?) [more inside]
posted by Auden
on Jul 13, 2012 -
Is it possible to open the YouTube app from an embedded video in safari on the iPad?
posted by lyam
on Jul 1, 2012 -
iPad 2 apps for 86yo grandmother? It's her birthday, and my dad got her an iPad 2 - what apps/set up would you suggest?
She uses her computer primarily for email, but doesn't get back to the room it is in often anymore. My dad has already set up her email and downloaded a book for her - what apps would you suggest? We're hoping she can easily learn to use it, and it will help alleviate her boredom.
She does not use Facebook, or any social networking.
posted by needlegrrl
on Jun 4, 2012 -
Is it illegal to willfully recreate a patented software process in open-source software, and what would be the possible consequences? [more inside]
posted by Calibandage
on Jun 3, 2012 -
I have a perfectly good new iPad that is sadly underutilized. I'd like to start sketching and drawing on it, but I have no idea where to start. Help! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad
on May 29, 2012 -
I've got a Canon 5D, an iPhone, and an iPad. What's a good on-the-go solution for uploading photos while bike touring? [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on May 22, 2012 -
Plants vs. Zombies Zen Garden iPad filter.
My obsessed hoarder mathematician spouse's cherished plants are not happy, and apparently nothing can be done to make them happy, and Crazy Dave will not sell her any new ones. [more inside]
posted by feral_goldfish
on May 21, 2012 -
Is there a native way to communicate get googletalk to talk with IOS devices? [more inside]
posted by edman
on May 5, 2012 -
Best iPad educational apps to help a 5 year old catch up before kindergarten? She needs help with basic English, ABCs, numbers. [more inside]
posted by CruiseSavvy
on Apr 22, 2012 -
I'm in the front passenger seat with my iPhone. My six year old son is in the back seat with an iPad. What turn-based games can we play, each using our own device. The iPad does not have an Internet connection. [more inside]
posted by alms
on Apr 19, 2012 -
The title says it all. Is there an iPad Rss/Google Reader app with a passcode lock for privacy? I tried accessing GReader in a third party web browser which has a passcode lock but the website's a bit crappy.
posted by Deor
on Apr 8, 2012 -
Can Ipad (or any other tablet) be used to browse and view a folder of documents (mostly PDF/Office) on a shared drive over Wifi without actually downloading the file to the device? [more inside]
posted by djfreex
on Apr 4, 2012 -
A friend of mine is moving to an all-iOS home infrastructure:
- airprint printer
- Apple TV
No computer. Their died and they're not buying a new one.
They don't have much or any local music or video content, but do have a ton of photos (like over 16GB by some large amount).
What's the best way that you can think of, without them having to buy a computer, of storing photos and sharing them amongst all of their devices and with other people. Interested in hearing about both free and paid services. Also interested in camera app recommendations, other app recommendations, and service recommendations.
gives some interesting camera app recommendations and I'll send that to him as well.
posted by reddot
on Mar 20, 2012 -