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How do I possibly restore a water damaged iPhone stuck in "I need a SIM card" hell?

How can I defeat the evil "There is no Sim card installed in the iPhone you are attempting to activate" message after water damage" message? [more inside]
posted by bengalsfan1 on Aug 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Goin' mobile

What makes a mobile site, well, mobile? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Aug 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Yahoo push email on iphone4

I newly purchased an iPhone4 on Vodafone in the UK. Gmail email seems to work beautifully, in a "push" fashion. Yahoo email ( a non paid account on yahoo.com) just does not seem to do it in "push" fashion. Email is erratic. This is despite resetting "all settings" and re installing account. Any solutions guys? Does anyone know the yahoo IMAP settings, as I am told that solves the problem? Thanks
posted by gasrush on Aug 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Two people. An iPod Touch and iPhone. One Macbook Pro. Sync issues.

Two people. An iPod Touch and an iPhone. One Macbook Pro. How can I sync the Notes (as in...notes written in the Notes application) from the Touch to the Macbook Pro without confusing iTunes into syncing everything else to the wrong device? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Aug 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Is there an iOS app that will let me choose a colour and tell me the artsy-fartsy names for it?

Is there an iOS app that will let me choose a shade/hue/colour and then tell me the artsy-fartsy names for it, or those that are near fits? There are plenty of tools for finding hex values, but I want the pretty names like apple green, persimmon, feldgrau etc.
posted by Deor on Aug 7, 2010 - 6 answers

iPhone+Android household: how well do these phones interact?

What can two iPhones do together that an iPhone and an Android cannot do? [more inside]
posted by Piscean on Aug 6, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I fix iPhone backup/sync problem?

How can I get my iPhone to backup or update or sync? iTunes gets stuck on "Backing up" for a very long time (hours...). [more inside]
posted by and1 on Aug 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Can anyone recommend a holster & case combo for the IPhone 4?

Can anyone recommend a holster & case combo for the IPhone 4? [more inside]
posted by braveterry on Aug 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Steampunk me an ipod dock

Is there any service out there that will turn a classic radio into an iphone dock for a fee? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 5, 2010 - 6 answers

But I want it, because it is shiny and good.

A question about what to do about a cell phone. Way too much beanplating inside. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Aug 5, 2010 - 16 answers

How to get hollywood in the backwoods?

I'm looking for a low cost timecode slate. Which is this But instead of costing $1200 or so and being a dedicated piece of equipment. Maybe something more like this. Though I don't have an iPhone so that program is out. Does anyone know of one that runs on Windows, like a tablet PC? or maybe one that was self built from a microcontroller (arduino, stamp, etc) SMPTE can be read by the Arduino so it might be possible. Thanks.
posted by tropikal on Aug 4, 2010 - 4 answers

iTunes DJ + iPhone Remote weirdness

Can anyone explain a seeming inconsistency in the iPhone remote app for controlling iTunes? And ideally provide a work-around. Under certain conditions, iTunes DJ is stopping mid-track and other music starts when it really shouldn't. [more inside]
posted by leakymem on Aug 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Will Jailbreaking My iPhone Work?

If I jailbreak my iPhone 3G can I use it with another carrier besides AT&T and if so, who. Will it work the same, will all the apps work? Background: I bought the phone from Apple after AT&T told me service at home was available. But it wasn't, they finally admitted it, and said they'd authorize a return to Apple for a refund. But I never got around to sending it back. I needed a phone ASAP so bought a Blackberry on Sprint. But I miss the bells and whistles of the iPhone apps. Is it worth jailbraking and trying to use it? I'm not very clever with gadgets and lose patience. Now that jailbreak is legal I wonder if I should try to make it work. If so, what carrier?
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Aug 3, 2010 - 11 answers

iPhone app to track where I've been

I'm looking for an iPhone app that lets me 'check in' wherever I go. I don't want something like FourSquare, or Gowalla that makes all that information public, but instead something that allows me to see on a map all the places I've been over time. Does such a thing exist? I guess I'm looking for something a bit like Momento, but with maps. To clarify, not a GPS tracking app for runs, biking, etc, but something more long term, where I can run the app and log the fact that I've been to certain locations.
posted by oxide on Aug 3, 2010 - 16 answers

Iphone4 browser taking me back in time. Please help.

When I hit the "back" arrow/button on my Iphone4's browser I am more often than not taken back to an older, previously viewed version of the site and not the last/latest page that I was viewing. Like it's going back in time to a cached page. How do I stop this? It is very annoying.
posted by mbx on Aug 3, 2010 - 5 answers

A few bugs with the jailbreak

Would someone please help me with my cydia/jailbreakme problems? iPhone 3GS, mc version, 4.0 [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Aug 3, 2010 - 9 answers

iPhone app to open and edit Excel documents

iPhoneAppFilter: I have an Excel document on my home computer that I would like to be able to open and edit on my iPhone while I'm out and about, on an ongoing basis. The catch: app needs to be able to handle "index" and "match" functions. Without this functionality, the app would be useless to me. List of previous disappointments: DropBox (can't edit), QuickOffice (interfaces with DropBox but can't do index/match functions), Calc Lite (can't open document). I have zero programming skills and not that much more cash. Is my dream app (or combination of apps) out there?
posted by shortskirtlongjacket on Aug 2, 2010 - 8 answers

Should I buy a factory unlocked iPhone?

Should I buy an unlocked iPhone or remain indentured? [more inside]
posted by Gortuk on Aug 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Educational Media

Can you recommend some great educational media for my nearly two year old daughter? I am looking for good DVD's, computer / iPhone software, or websites that I can load up for 30-60 minutes a day. I would like something she can learn from, but if she is having fun, that is cool as well. Right now she is a Dora and Diego addict. I just got her a few LeapFrog preschool DVD's that she loves. She can sing her ABC's and can count to 10 in English and Spanish. She is just starting to be able to answer "How does the letter A, B, C, etc. go?' She knows how to flip pages and push buttons on the iPhone. Are there any computer learning games that a two year old could handle. Flash games? iPhone games? Answers to this question do not involve telling me to take my daughter outside. I am familiar with the debunking of Baby Einstein. I would just like to find some good stuff for her to watch, play or interact with. General toy recommendations are good as well.
posted by jasondigitized on Aug 2, 2010 - 24 answers

Where can I get an iPhone charger quickly near Oakland

If I'm in downtown Oakland, CA, where's the closest store where I can buy a car charger and a dash/windshield mount for an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by eeby on Jul 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Upgrade my family's phones

My family is all up for new phones and planning to move smartphones and data plans. We are using Bell Canada, and for various reasons cannot change carriers. I am not willing to play around with unlocking phones etc, so the Motorola Milestone is a no. The options: iPhone 4; Samsung Galaxy S; Motorola Dext; HTC Legend; Blackberry Bold/Pearl/Curve. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Jul 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Best Way to Get Special Email Notifications on iPhone?

Is there a way to make certain emails appear as push notifications on the iPhone? Or, is there a way to easily enable/disable toggle a Gmail forwarding filter? [more inside]
posted by irv4oh on Jul 29, 2010 - 3 answers

iPhone 4 Case

Looking for an iPhone 4 case..I need your help! [more inside]
posted by SarahElizaP on Jul 27, 2010 - 12 answers

How to get my iPhone to read a password protected RSS feed?

Anyone know of a way to read password protected RSS feeds on the iPhone or iPad? [more inside]
posted by metamush on Jul 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Can you recommend a good site that directs how to jailbreak and unlock for iOS 4.01?

I am looking to jailbreak and unlock my iPhone 3G with iOS 4.01 to sell on Ebay. My google-fu is failing to find a simple, concise method of doing so. Can you recommend a guide/webpage that does what I'm looking for? [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Jul 25, 2010 - 6 answers

looking for a bedside alarm/iphone dock - iHome?

I want an iPhone dock to put by my bedside - I've seen cool ones that turn the iphone into a clock display when you plug it in, but I want one that works as an alarm clock with time even without the iphone plugged in (though sync/synergy functions are cool and appreciated). What do people recommend? Looking at iHome IA5BV - do people like this item?
posted by lrodman on Jul 24, 2010 - 14 answers

iPad app seeking icon (designer)

Where should I go to find an icon designer (iPad)? [more inside]
posted by jz on Jul 22, 2010 - 8 answers

I'm willing to wait for a bargain...

Is there an iphone app (or a piece of software, or a widget, or a website, or something) that will notify me when/if there is a change in price on any of the items in my iTunes wishlist? [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Jul 22, 2010 - 6 answers

How am I using data in my sleep?

All of a sudden, my data usage with AT&T has gone way up. How can I be using data while I'm asleep? And on wifi? [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Jul 20, 2010 - 31 answers

What does  mean?

Emoji are mostly self-explanatory on the iPhone and very helpful, but there are quite a few that aren't easily understandable to me, a USian. Is there an emoji to english dictionary out there? [more inside]
posted by Brent Parker on Jul 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Data recovery for crushed iPhone?

My iPhone got run over by a car. It's unresponsive. Of course I haven't done a back up in ages. I just want my pictures off it. Any way I can attempt the mount the memory chip? [more inside]
posted by rdhatt on Jul 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Free/cheap iPhone 3G app that lets you set an audio alarm for a future date and time?

Free/cheap iPhone 3G app that lets you set an audio alarm for a future date and time?
posted by Joe Beese on Jul 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for the perfect iPhone 3gs case

Trying to find the perfect case for my iPhone 3gs. I have it narrowed down to 2. Have you used either? Do you have a different recommendation? [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Jul 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Help me make my life a little bit more obsessive.

Can you recommend a calendar/to-do app for the iPod Touch or the iPad? I want to be able to schedule events in my calendar, but I also want to be able to specify a list of tasks within each event that can be crossed out as they are done. I don't care about reminders or syncing. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jul 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Get an iPhone 3Gs now or a 4 in september?

My company is getting me an iPhone, should I get the 3GS now or hold out for a 4 in September? [more inside]
posted by signal on Jul 12, 2010 - 14 answers

I want my iPad app to be able to print. Help!

How do I add print functionality to my iPhone/iPad app? Can I license this ability or do I have to create it? What is the most cost-effective way for my app to be able to print to a wireless printer or a networked printer? [more inside]
posted by smersh on Jul 12, 2010 - 14 answers

can I have my iphone execute scripts?

can I have my iphone execute scripts? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jul 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Activating new-to-me iPhone when I already have an AT&T account but no data plan

What is the easiest -- and least expensive -- way for me to activate my new-to-me iPhone 3G considering I already have an AT&T account but do NOT have a data plan? [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Jul 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Viewing Options for iTunes Movies

How do I watch an iTunes-purchased movie on my laptop as opposed to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Short Attention Sp on Jul 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Emacs for teh win?

TechFilter: Help me Grok Emacs as a not-uber-Techie Writer Type. I an 99% sure I really want Org-Mode among other things, how do I get it setup? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jul 9, 2010 - 19 answers

What dimensions should I use for a mobile comic?

What are some multi-panel webcomics that are pretty swell to read on mobile devices? [more inside]
posted by circular on Jul 8, 2010 - 4 answers

The Gilbert Gottfried of Iphone alarm apps

I am looking for an Iphone calendar application that lets me play an mp3 or select something especially noticeable for the alarm reminder, like Gilbert Gottfried yodeling or something. The existing Ical alarm is too brief and non-distinctive. Thanks for any suggestions, especially those based on your personal experience. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jul 8, 2010 - 10 answers

iPhone App idea and a conflicting with patent

I've got an idea for a mobile (iPhone) app, turns out there is a patent that covers the idea. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Jul 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Link to OS project to "tether" iPhone?

I recall seeing an open-source project for the iPhone which allowed you to share your iPhone's internet connection with a computer, i.e. "tether". It's not as easy as, um, "proper" iPhone tethering. Also, you must a paid-up iPhone Developer to compile and install it to your phone. But otherwise, yay. But I can't find it anymore. Believe me, I have googled. Ring a bell for anyone?
posted by diffengr on Jul 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Renewing AT&T wireless contract early for new iPhone

How can someone negotiate with AT&T to purchase the newest iPhone at the reduced price ($199) even though the contract isn't up until next March? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Jul 8, 2010 - 9 answers

"And when I awoke, the effulgence of the forest's treehood lay over my iPhone like a baker's glaze."

What can I use to safely remove tree sap from the back of my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Jul 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Toddlerproof iPad/iPhone cases?

iPad and iPhone cases that cover the home key/button? Maybe an application? ToddlerProofFilter [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jul 7, 2010 - 11 answers

iPhone fun.

Is it possible to use call forwarding on the iPhone (3G) to route calls from specific known phone numbers straight to voicemail? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Jul 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Getting started with iPhone apps.

So my friend and I were having a bull session on im+ and have decided we're writing an iPhone app! He'll be coding it and I'll be designing it. I am looking for resources in terms of the graphic design and in terms of the "business process" of the app. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jul 7, 2010 - 5 answers

The Curious Case of the Missing iPhone Notes Content

I often jot down bits, lines, concepts and even entire poems on my iPhone in the notes section, as I have found that my atrocious handwriting proves illegible if I try to transfer my fleeting, rare moments of inspiration with a old-fashion pen and paper. But recently, an entire section of one of the notes disappeared... [more inside]
posted by Chipmazing on Jul 6, 2010 - 4 answers

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