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Internet, you're being weird. Stop it.

Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't connect to router! DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally). Please help. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 7, 2013 - 10 answers

ISO iPad PDF organizer...

I'm trying to find an app for organizing my PDFs on my iPad mini. Ideally, this app would enable me to sort my PDFs into folders *and* allow me to open the PDFs either within the app or in another application (such as Note Taker HD), *and* I'd like there to be a companion desktop application (for Mac) or website or whatever so I can organize things on my computer when I want. [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Feb 6, 2013 - 9 answers

iDidntAskForThis

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 - 31 answers

Digital edition of a small arts magazine - the best way to do this?

I work for a small literary magazine. The incoming managing editor wants us to have a magazine app for tablets that appears on those virtual magazine racks. Is this a good idea, and if so what's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Feb 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Stylus Problems

I find that cheap iPad styluses get squishy-tipped quickly and stop working nearly as well. How can I avoid this? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Jan 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Would you recommend the Ipad Mini ?

Do you have an Ipad Mini ? - would you recommend it and why ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Jan 22, 2013 - 27 answers

Airprint works...and is lame.

Is there a better printing app for the iPad than HP eprint or Apple Airprint? One that allows you to print directly to a printer over wifi (i.e., without having another computer running and connected to the network), offers legal size printing and photo print sizes other than 4x6? Thanks!
posted by SampleSize on Jan 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Are there any neverhood type apps?

I love the 1990's neverhood claymation game. Can the green recommend anything similar for iPads? [more inside]
posted by insomniax on Jan 20, 2013 - 6 answers

Service like Backupify that doesn't require Google Apps?

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 - 9 answers

iLapse won't let me export all my pictures. Now what?

So I did a time-lapse and set the frame rate way too high. Now it will only export around 700 pictures to the camera roll and I can't figure out how to get the rest. Every time I get the photos from camera roll to iPhoto, iLapse just starts from the beginning again. So I can get the first 700 just fine, but not the rest. This sucks. Please tell me there's a solution! [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Jan 14, 2013 - 5 answers

iPad sleeve that will work with an attached keyboard

I am looking to get my Mom and iPad sleeve or carrier, to protect it from kicks, drops, scratches and whatnot while it is in her purse. There seem to be about a zillion of these around, in so many styles that my head spins, but I think what I want is along the lines of this. The problem is it also needs to fit a Logitech Ultra Thin Keyboard Cover as well as the iPad, and I can't read that from the specs page. Does anyone have experience using a similar Bluetooth keyboard/cover with a sleeve and can recommend one that works? I'd like something small, and not aesthetically unpleasing, because Mom is going to be much more concerned about if it is light and looks nice then if she can throw it off a building. That said, I am buying it to protect the iPad. [more inside]
posted by Canageek on Jan 7, 2013 - 2 answers

Best On The Road Tablet For Grandma?

I need to find a tablet and a good mobile data plan for my road-trippin' grandmother. [more inside]
posted by HostBryan on Jan 5, 2013 - 8 answers

No, iPad, I don't want 5 versions of the same file thanks.

I have a (hopefully easy) question about getting Dropbox and GoodNotes to work together nicely on my iPad. [more inside]
posted by no regrets, coyote on Jan 3, 2013 - 4 answers

Please help me find a drag and drop photo app for Ipad

I am looking for a drag and drop photo app for the ipad. Something that will let me import to ipad via drag and dropping while allowing me view and share photos on my ipad without having to sync through Iphoto.
posted by citybuddha on Jan 3, 2013 - 5 answers

My apps refuse to stay open!

I just bought a new iPad 4 in Japan (along with a logitech keyboard case), and I frikkin love it! It unfortunately, however, tends to crash at the most inopportune times - I do not want this to turn into a dealbreaker. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jan 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Flipboard for grandparents

Flipboard for grandparents: Is there a simple way for my grandparents to browse multiple social media feeds on their new iPad? [more inside]
posted by ecmendenhall on Dec 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Is the bookbook for me?

Does anyone have experience with the bookbook iPad cover? I desire something both beautiful and durable. [more inside]
posted by thebrokedown on Dec 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me name my new multi-app

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 - 21 answers

Kanji Now!

A friend wants an iPad app to help learn Kanji, there appear to be many and was wondering if anyone has a recommendation? thanks and happy holidays!
posted by silsurf on Dec 24, 2012 - 6 answers

What is the best "Santa Tracker" for a first gen iPad?

Help me find the best Santa Tracker [more inside]
posted by leafwoman on Dec 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Nexus 7 vs iPad mini for Android user

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 - 34 answers

Best practices in organizing a digital, image-based inspiration file

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 - 7 answers

What is a good single term for Apple iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad?

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)" or "IOS device" Anyone have a better idea?
posted by cosmac on Dec 16, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me choose the right tablet

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 - 19 answers

One-handed iPad games

What are some good video games (preferably iPad) for people with only partial use of one hand? [more inside]
posted by djspinmonkey on Dec 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Great OFFLINE iPad apps for old farts?

What are your favorite iPad apps ... that will operate and run without an Internet connection? [more inside]
posted by jferg on Dec 9, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me with an iPad video workflow

I have a retina iPad and need help with a workflow that will allow me to use video clips in coaching a sports performance. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Dec 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Can you share an iPad?

Hubby says we should get an iPad for Christmas and share it. How many couples do this and find that it works out ok? My first thought was that a mobile device is usually personalized. What if I put my books and tons of apps on and he thinks its too much and gets in the way of his finding stuff? Can we each have different "home pages" or am I just being selfish? I'm more techie and experimental than he is. How do we decide who gets custody of the iPad and when? I dunno maybe I'm over thinking this.
posted by sandra194 on Dec 6, 2012 - 39 answers

Sending myself a message

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 - 14 answers

I wanna make a zine! Just like the one I had in college, but different...

You guys are always supersmart and up-to-date with this kinda stuff. Help this semi-retired print designer understand the tablet/mobile magazine biz! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Dec 3, 2012 - 8 answers

he's got the whole thing in his hands

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 - 2 answers

Are there any cheap, used iPads of any generation for sale?

I'll shortly be leaving my job for a new opportunity, and will have to return the company supplied iPad. I have a good chunk of content and some useful apps that I'd like to migrate to a personal device cheaply. [more inside]
posted by krisak on Dec 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Only kid apps for child!

Help me "freeze" my granddaughter.... [more inside]
posted by pamspanda on Dec 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Budget iPad audio solutions

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 - 4 answers

iPad-only apps

What are the best or most notable iOS apps and games that are only available on iPad, and not on iPhone?
posted by IndigoRain on Dec 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Is there an App for that?

My parents own a WiFi only iPad and their internet connection isn't always on. Basically, they turn on the internet only when they want to use their iPad. Is there an app that can alert me (preferably via a push notification on my own iPad or iPhone) when they've gotten online?
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Check

What iPad app(s) will record a chess game and email the resulting PGN file to two email addresses? (Bonus points if we don't have to enter the email address anew each time.)
posted by Soliloquy on Nov 30, 2012 - 3 answers

How tCan I create a "Tap Essay" app (without programming...too much)

How can I create a "tap essay" app (such as Robin Sloan's Fish without learning Objective C? I'm a poet, not a programmer! The idea is pretty simple: an app that shows styled text on a page that you tap to go to the next page with the occasional option to tweet the current line, etc.
posted by fncll on Nov 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Selling a used iPad - need tips

How should I price a used iPad 1? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Nov 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Can anyone help me sync the rest of my photo stream ?

New iPad synced half my photos and won't get the rest... Now what? [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan on Nov 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find or make a cat-proof dual iPhone/iPad charging dock or stand

I am tired of having wires all over my desk. I want to charge both my iPhone and iPad Mini on my bedside table, standing up in a single dock or stand that my cat can't knock over. Can you recommend such a thing or suggest creative ways to improvise one? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Nov 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Why does iPad stop sending video to AppleTV when it auto-locks?

Apple TV + iPad troubleshooting: Suddenly, my iPad has stopped sending video to my Apple TV when it is in "lock" mode (or sleep or standby mode or whatever it's called). As recently as two days ago, this did not happen. Does anyone know how to fix this? [more inside]
posted by crLLC on Nov 20, 2012 - 1 answer

Cross-platform (Android and iOS/iPad) annotation of ebooks

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 - 4 answers

Options to purchase many of the mini size of the iPad

I want to give out the mini size of the iPad (the 16Gb Wifi) as a Christmas bonus to our employees, the most that the Corporate Gifts & Rewards division of Apple will sell to us is 10, so that is 10 accounted for. How likely is it that we will be able to cobble together the remaining 40 through multiple other orders. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for newer iPad apps for Dementia

My father is 91, speaks English and an avid TV-viewer. He had never been into word games or games like Sudoku or board games. He used to play golf till his early eighties. .From the mini- metal state test he has moderate dementia and we are hoping that together with the Aricept that he is on, some 'engaging' apps ( as someone put it ) might stave off deterioration of his cognitive functions. [more inside]
posted by kryptos on Nov 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Holy Utility Belt Batman! Storage solutions for iPhone/iPad accesories?

Chargers, adapters, and cables - Oh My! What are the items and techniques you use to store all of your iPhone and/or iPad accessories? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Nov 16, 2012 - 13 answers

iPopping

Random porn filter: does my iPad have a virus or what? [more inside]
posted by Sublimity on Nov 15, 2012 - 9 answers

Help my elderly mother see the internet without /using/ the internet.

Help me figure out how to set up an iPad so my elderly mother (who is intimidated by the internet) can view Facebook, etc with a highly reduced chance of accidentally doing … anything. I'm hoping to find a way to use FB (etc) in read-only mode, but maybe you have other ideas. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Nov 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Too close for comfort

In a follow-up to this post, our neighbor has continued giving us bottles of alcohol, among other things. We came home to find an electric cord attached from our driveway to their house, and a note explaining their PG&E was turned off... [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Nov 13, 2012 - 58 answers

How to charge American USB devices in the UK?

Traveling to the U.K. in December for the very first time, coming from the U.S. -- What do I need to bring/purchase in order to keep my devices charged? [more inside]
posted by Lokheed on Nov 13, 2012 - 8 answers

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