What's the cheapest/simplest way for me to run sound from my iPod/laptop (3.5mm jack) to a stereo (RCA) about 20 feet away? If it were a shorter distance I'd just get a standard audio cable, but I'm worried that something like this
will lose a lot of signal/fidelity. [more inside]
posted by Marquis
on Aug 14, 2012 -
Applefilter: I ordered an iPod touch from the official german apple website with an engraved message.
Two problems: They messed up the engraving and they left the package with a neighbour even though it explicitely says on the package that this is not allowed. I'm in Germany.
What can I do now? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Jun 16, 2012 -
I need a portable iPod all-in-one dock (like a boombox); something you put the iPod into and it just plays the music for about $50 or less. It doesn't have to have audiophile-quality sound. It just has to do its job, and be sturdy enough to travel a lot. [more inside]
posted by chonus
on Jun 12, 2012 -
iOS application recommendation: Is there a slideshow, flashcard, or similar app you think is particularly excellent? Please tell me about it! [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Jun 7, 2012 -
You're on a crowded bus, street car or subway. Someone has on headphones with the music so loud that you, and everyone in a 7-foot radius can hear it. Do you politely ask that person to turn their music down? [more inside]
posted by althanis
on May 20, 2012 -
I change playlists for an iPod Touch a lot, as I update them often. What is the best way to put new playlists on an iPod Touch? I must be doing it wrong because it is a pain. [more inside]
posted by cashman
on May 10, 2012 -
On my iPod touch, I accidentally deleted a photo from my photo roll, but it is still being displayed as my lock screen photo. How can I get it back?
(iOS 5.1 9B176, touch model MC540ll)
posted by skidoom
on May 10, 2012 -
Looking for suggestions for folksy, acoustic love songs for our wedding reception. [more inside]
posted by arha
on May 6, 2012 -
Please recommend your favourite in-ear/earbud noise-cancelling headphones with an iPod/iPhone control and mic. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA
on May 1, 2012 -
Is there a way to connect an MP3 player directly into the connectors inside the dashboard of my 2002 Hyundai Accent without having to install a radio? [more inside]
posted by jmf2525
on Apr 22, 2012 -
Good news: I found an iPod Touch (3rd Generation, model A1318, 64GB) on the ground by the highway! Bad News: It looks like it was run over by a truck, or a few trucks. Good News: it turns on when I press the button! Bad News: The touch screen glass is completely cracked off, so it doesn't respond to touch. Good News: it responds and operates otherwise perfectly, it charges, iTunes sees that it's plugged in (but won't let me proceed without a passcode), the screen looks crisp and bright. What are my options from here? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display
on Apr 16, 2012 -
My daughter put a password on her iPod and promptly forgot it, which would be fine if iTunes didn't stop responding every single time we try to sync it. I really don't want to lose everything that is on there, especially her pictures and purchases. Help me be a hero to my daughter and tell me how to fix it.
posted by Ruki
on Apr 14, 2012 -
I would like to buy an armband to hold my 3rd generation iPod touch while jogging. I have tiny girl arms. Do you have a (preferably available on Amazon) recommendation?
posted by whitewall
on Apr 11, 2012 -
ipod filter...What to do with all these non-working ipods? I have 4 older 20mb & 30mb original style ipods that don't work at all. Won't charge or do anything. Also, I have a 5-6 year old Nano that is in the same boat. Is there any hope for these or are they just trash? Any ideas? Thanks!
posted by mikedelic
on Mar 29, 2012 -
Would I be a fool to buy a new iPod Classic now, or should I wait for an update that may never come? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog
on Mar 12, 2012 -
Advice needed: how to put together a DIY, on-the-cheap home music system where I can listen to my music from any room in the house? [more inside]
posted by zooropa
on Mar 10, 2012 -
iPod Touch for writing/editing? What wireless keyboard and holder set-up works for you? [more inside]
posted by caveatz
on Mar 9, 2012 -
My 92-year-old mother, who had never before used a computer, bought an iPad a few weeks ago (you go, Mom!). She’s having a bit of trouble tapping small input areas with her fingers, though. [more inside]
posted by Dolley
on Jan 30, 2012 -
Could I potentially ruin my Iphone (which I love) if I take it to some guy suggested by T-Mobile to get it unlocked because AT&T won't give me the unlock code. [more inside]
posted by victoriab
on Jan 27, 2012 -
What is the best way to manage getting a new iPhone and effectively turning the old one into an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by expialidocious
on Jan 26, 2012 -
How can I put an episode of a TV show onto my ipod? The issue is, I own the season on disc and don't want to purchase or rent the show from itunes. [more inside]
posted by lockstitch
on Jan 25, 2012 -
I have a question about how best to use RSS feeds for a subscribers-only, paywalled podcast. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz
on Jan 18, 2012 -
A few years ago I heard a popular scientist on the radio discussing the effects of listening to music via earbud headphones. He said that if someone can hear the music I'm listening to, I am doing permanent damage to my ears. Is this true?
I would appreciate reference to any peer-reviewed scientific research on this topic, if available.
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Jan 3, 2012 -
What are some of the best writing applications for the ipod touch?
I am sometimes times writing on the fly and just did the nanowrimo thing and found it was a blast! So want to learn more about witing applications..Any info on bluetooth keyboards would be cool as I could use it with some apps. Thanks everyone and Happy and safe holidays and Merry christmas to all.
posted by Upon Further Review
on Dec 26, 2011 -
Mrs. Mitheral is getting a new iPod Touch for Xmas and I've got some questions re jailbreaking and app suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Dec 19, 2011 -
Decent iPad/iPod cables?
iPad and iPod usb cables infuriate me. The cables invariably fray at the connector junction, and the cable coating on several has simply disintegrated. Is there anywhere I can get solid iStuff cables that won't need replaced every 3 months? Preferably with some sort of reinforcement at the connector junctions? An Amazon search just gives me miles of what I presume is junk.
posted by monju_bosatsu
on Dec 19, 2011 -
I am looking for a new Aux-In Cable (3.5mm, male to male) to use my mp3 player in my car. I had a couple of cheaper retractable ones, but they usually break after a short period of use. I live in a cold climate and the cord gets cold in the car for long periods of time and I think this has an affect on its life.
I have seen some people with thicker aux-in cables in their car and I have searched, but I can't seem to locate one for a decent price.
Does anyone know where I might be able to buy a thick (preferably white, but not critical) 3.5mm Aux-in cable?
posted by dbirchum
on Nov 29, 2011 -
I have 300gb of music, a house, several Mac laptops, a Mac G5, a router, two iphones, an ipad, and several external HDs where the music is stored. I would like to be able to play music anywhere in my house, control it wirelessly without the laptops and update libraries as well as all my devices with whatever I like anywhere in the house, without having to drag out the external USB HD to plug into various laptops like I do now. I'm willing to buy equipment to let this happen. Bonus if it lets me move movies onto a USB stick to plug into my nifty new tv. Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm
on Nov 19, 2011 -
Is there a remote that CONTROLS the music on the iPhone (4s)? Google searches reveal only how to use the phone as a remote for other things. I need to keep the iPhone hooked up to a speaker in the back of the room, and trigger it with *something* to make the music go on and off. Any ideas??? Thanks!
posted by largecorp
on Nov 18, 2011 -
What tool, perhaps something besides iTunes, can I use to rip CDs I own and put them onto my iPod? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker
on Nov 10, 2011 -
I have a long (11 hour each way) drive coming up (NY to NC) next week. I am a pretty seasoned distance driver (many two-day TX to Toronto drives), but I am going by myself (with 2 dogs) and I need something to keep me sane and awake. I would love to have some This American Life or CarTalk or the like podcasts to listen to but...while I am nothing like a tech/net n00b, I confess that I don't really know how this podcast thing works to get past episodes. Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by biscotti
on Nov 9, 2011 -
A few days ago syncing my iPod Touch with iTunes deleted all but its original apps (My fault for not noticing that the list of apps in iTunes had, for some reason, reverted to the factory defaults). While slowly restoring my purchased apps via the App Store App>Updates>Purchased, I noticed that ad-supported Instapaper was no longer listed. Googling 'Instapaper Free' told me that the ad-supported version was removed from iTunes and support discontinued sometime in April of this year. This has led me to several questions: [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand
on Nov 9, 2011 -
Is it possible to use an adapter to play an iPod shuffle with a female audio jack through an FM transmitter with a 30-pin iPod connector? [more inside]
posted by little_c
on Nov 4, 2011 -
Why is my iPod Touch lock-screen randomly showing/not showing the new iOS5 features? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt
on Nov 2, 2011 -
While reading the iPod anniversary post
, I remembered that I had a 2nd-gen iPod tucked away. It only has a Firewire port. My Macbook is long retired. If I buy a Firewire to USB adapter, will I be able to use the iPod as a hard disk? (And get the music files off it?) Will it charge the iPod? What is the best adapter (or brand) to buy? [more inside]
posted by chavenet
on Oct 24, 2011 -