I'm a clutz, so my iPhone needs protection. What are the best cases for shielding an Iphone 3GS from drops and spills? Do I need other accessories, too, like screen protectors - and if so which ones?
posted by shivohum
on Dec 17, 2009 -
What are some multiplayer iPhone games that don't require players to be actively using their phone to play? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es
on Dec 14, 2009 -
My home computer bit the dust and I want to transfer everything on my iphone onto my laptop. Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by madred
on Dec 13, 2009 -
Are you considering the iPhone or the Droid? Which one did you get and how did you decide? I am already a Verizon customer; also my sister has an iPhone and is willing to add me to her plan if I choose the iPhone.
posted by sandra194
on Dec 12, 2009 -
Restored my iPhone to factory settings (after backing it up) in an attempt to fix an app updating issue. Now I can't restore all my previous stuff because iTunes says "the backup session failed." Please help. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian!
on Dec 10, 2009 -
iPhone...first generation used or 3G new, or wait for a while?
A friend might sell me an iPhone 1G for $50. Should I buy that or upgrade? I am eligible to renew my AT&T contract. It doesn't give me the iPhone option, so I would have to go to a store, but that is not an issue here. As I understand, the 1G iPhone's data plan is ten dollars cheaper than the 3G data plan. Over a year that would be $120 in savings, plus the phone being $50 cheaper than the cheapest 3G, adds up to $170 savings over a year. I am a bit cash strapped, but is it worth buying an older used phone for saving that much?
posted by spacefire
on Dec 6, 2009 -
My current iPhone was purchased in Washington. I live in Oregon. Under Government Fees & Taxes, I have a WA State Telecom Tax line. Is there a Telecom Tax for OR State? [more inside]
posted by hilaryjade
on Dec 5, 2009 -
Which app is best for dragging and dropping Word/PDF files from my laptop to get them on my iPhone so I can email them to my office? [more inside]
posted by ShadePlant
on Dec 4, 2009 -
I'm an Australian who is holidaying in the US and Canada in December -- from Sunday! I have an iPhone and I would like to know whether I can use it for 3G data while I'm there. [more inside]
posted by robcorr
on Dec 2, 2009 -
What's a good iphone case that will keep the phone safe and out of the way while I workout but will allow easy access to the screen and phone functions? [more inside]
posted by ranunculus
on Dec 1, 2009 -
Yesterday I accidentally bought the same season of a show on DVD that I already owned, because I forgot I'd already owned it. Faulty memory aside, it made me wish I had a mobile-accessible library of things like that I own. What options do I have? iPhone-specific for me, but other suggestions for the benefit of the hive are welcome. Bit more inside. [more inside]
posted by quixxotic
on Nov 30, 2009 -
What is the potential risk, and legality, of my idea for a prank: sending the entirety of Romeo and Juliet in text messages to a friend. [more inside]
posted by Askiba
on Nov 25, 2009 -
My 2-year cell phone contract with AT&T Wireless is complete, and I'm looking for advice on how to handle the next part. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea
on Nov 24, 2009 -
How to get a 3G SIM card for a 1 month trip to India w/out signing a 1 or 2 year contract? [more inside]
posted by Kerim
on Nov 22, 2009 -
Audio/mobile phone idea/question:
I was at my kid's band concert recently, trying to record some of it for Grandma. I only thought of it after we got there so I was using my iPhone. Not a bad recorder, but it's hand held. It picks up me moving in my seat, people fidgeting, etc. Why isn't there an app/service where I could record the concert on my less-than-professional-equipment, and a bunch of OTHER Dads and Moms record the same thing from other vantage points (with other noise!) then put 'em all together subtract the noise and end up with a beautifull, clear, stereo recording. With the iphone's bluetooth/wifi/gps the iphones should be able to figure out where they are relative to each other.
Is the doable? Am I nuts? Does it already exist?
posted by davereed
on Nov 20, 2009 -
I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone.
Thanks in advance!
posted by jesseendahl
on Nov 17, 2009 -
I'm looking for a productivity app that can help me manage both my projects and my time. [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Nov 15, 2009 -
Switching to Verizon, buying a Droid, paying AT&Ts early termination fee, and then selling my 16GB iPhone 3Gs on Ebay to cover my costs and break even (or better) seems like it's too easy. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Nov 12, 2009 -
Where can I find .gp4, .gp5, or .ptb tab files (preferably free) ... because they work with this awesome guitar iphone app thing I just impulse-bought! Although, if there is an amazing outlet, I'd pay a membership. Don't want to buy them piecemeal though. [more inside]
posted by metajc
on Nov 9, 2009 -
Does anyone make a waterproof bluetooth speaker that I can use in the shower to listen to audio books from my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by Joleta
on Nov 4, 2009 -
Any recommendations for iPhone apps or Web apps that will be useful in a basic science lab. [more inside]
posted by roofus
on Nov 4, 2009 -
An app for that? I want to give my iPhone a list of things I want to collect data on. "How many of the last n days have I completed x" is exactly want I want to know. It's not a goal, it's not a habit, I'm not trying to hit a target weight, and I'm not trying to quit smoking. [more inside]
posted by phritosan
on Nov 4, 2009 -
Yet another series of questions about iPhones in the UK:
A lot of information has just come out about the potential limitations with the new Orange plans, but I have some questions before I finally give in and perhaps get a miraculous iPhone [more inside]
posted by Megami
on Nov 4, 2009 -
I'd like to keep track of iPhone/iPod app prices. Are there any websites that display price info, such as whether an app has gone up or down in price?
posted by ellighi
on Nov 2, 2009 -
I just moved in Tokyo, where I'll stay for a year. I need a cellphone and I'm leaning towards getting an iPhone. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by remi
on Nov 1, 2009 -
What's the best way for me, in the U.S., using 3G, not wi-fi, to stream audio of Arsenal
games to my iPhone?
posted by boombot
on Oct 29, 2009 -
I am getting ready to purchase an iphone. Just wanted to know if I can access auction sites that require me to log in with a password. Also I would like to know will I be able to bid on items. Please help, as I don't want to make a wrong decision. Thanks
posted by Noodles
on Oct 28, 2009 -
iPhone battery life: I'm flying across the Pacific tomorrow with a 2 year old and a 5 year old. They are iPhone fiends (god help them), but I need to know if there is a huge difference in battery consumption between the education apps they usually play ("Find the sheep"..."Baaaa") and videos.
I suspect that videos will use up battery life longer than these really simple apps, but I'm not sure. Anyone know?
posted by zachawry
on Oct 26, 2009 -
I often have to text a lot of people (as in, 50) simultaneously. The iPhone I'm going to get (don't even try to dissuade me ;-) will make this a very sad experience for me. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by dondiego87
on Oct 24, 2009 -
Last week I lost my iPhone. Yesterday my new iPhone was delivered. Today we discovered my original iPhone lying face-down in my front yard. Now what? [more inside]
posted by harperpitt
on Oct 23, 2009 -
I have a substantial amount of anime that I'd like to watch, but a less-than-perfect system for doing it. Pretty much all of it is in .mkv files (h.264 video and AAC audio) with subtitles, and I'd like to transcode them to a format that's playable on either my iPhone or my PS3 with subtitles intact. I've tried both handbrake and VLC, and I either get 1) no subtitles in handbrake or 2) encoder errors in VLC. So, hive mind, what am I doing wrong here?
posted by Oktober
on Oct 23, 2009 -
Help me get my AutoArchived e-mail out of MS Outlook and the info from off Exchange server before work shuts it down tonight, please. I'm dumbfounded. [more inside]
posted by willie11
on Oct 19, 2009 -
How can I back up message threads on my iPhone (3G, O2-UK) into a text file or PDF? [more inside]
posted by Biru
on Oct 15, 2009 -