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]
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!
What tool, perhaps something besides iTunes, can I use to rip CDs I own and put them onto my iPod? [more inside]
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]
Is there an Android -based media player that I could tweak to use as a smartphone? [more inside]
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]
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]
Why is my iPod Touch lock-screen randomly showing/not showing the new iOS5 features? [more inside]
Which iPod for my bedridden elderly father? [more inside]
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]
How do I select or delete specific songs from my IPod? [more inside]
Does buying a new iPod Touch as a gift for my wife still make sense now? Considering the iPhone... [more inside]
Using iPhone/iPad between two computers with roughly the same data. Is this possible? More inside: [more inside]
I received a 4th-gen iPod Shuffle as a gift and I'm running Ubuntu. Marriage made in hell? [more inside]
Finding games for an ancient iPod Touch [more inside]
Anyone have suggestions for a radio/alarm clock with Ipod dock that doesn't just look like a piece of hardware? [more inside]
Kitchen stereo/new music filter: Do I still want satellite radio? [more inside]
I use Google Calendar with the iPod's Calendar app. Whenever I change what calendar an event is found in (from School to Work, for example), it does so successfully on the iPod, but the next time I log in to Google Calendar, that event is in both calendars. How do I keep it from duplicating like this?
The stereo on my Toyota Aygo has an iPod jack, but the sound is AWFUL. If it's loud enough to hear, there's as much hiss as there is music. I've tried every possible volume adjustments between iPod/stereo. Will one of these headphone amps help? [more inside]
My iPod Nano 4th gen has no backlight. Fix it myself or get the Apple store downtown to do it. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for a single earbud (1 earbud) for an mp3 player. [more inside]
I need a pair of sturdy earbuds. Can you help me find a pair that will survive my pocket? [more inside]
I'm looking for a music playing device for the baby's room. I'd like a small (semi) portable unit with built-in speakers that can play radio and a CD, and sounds decent. Bonus criteria: remote control; a noise making feature (sounds of the ocean or whatnot); iPod or auxiliary line in playback; SD card playback. [more inside]
I'd like to find a use for my iPod touch that will, in some way, enrich my life more than just playing endless games of Drop7. Some ideas I've had: reading great literature in ebook form; memory training; becoming more virtuous; studying a foreign language. What other things can I do?
I broke some very expensive headphones that i bought at guitar center... How can I get a refund? [more inside]
Where can I purchase or download English audio and/or radio dramas based on animes? Is there a website that caters to such a medium? If not, which animes do you know that have been converted to an audio drama? Perhaps a podcast? [more inside]
How can I convert MKV files with subtitles into MP4/M4V files with subtitles (OS=Windows)? [more inside]
My Klipsch S2 earbuds are worn out. Any suggestions for a replacement that has the best bang for your buck? I'm using them with an iPod Nano 6th Gen.
Can I use my ipod touch for sms while living in the Netherlands? [more inside]
Looking for a low cost multifunction laser printer compatible with a Mac [more inside]
I'm looking for a case for my 3rd generation iPod Touch. I have a screen protector and don't use a case when I'm at home, but for work I've been using the Marware CEO case, but it's falling apart. I would like something similar to this: leather, covers the entire ipod (not just the back/sides), easy to take in and out, and access to the charging plug and volume controls. [more inside]
I'm looking to make or buy a traveling case for my iPod (classic v6) and two sets of headphones (image, including new headphone case). Thoughts inside. [more inside]
Help me ditch iTunes but keep using my iPod. Difficulty inside. [more inside]
Things to do with a lobotomized iPod 4G? I pulled out the hard drive, put an a CF card, and now, no matter how often I restore it, can't get it to work as an iPod, even though my PC can read and write to the drive. Can it work with this setup? [more inside]
I have an ipod 5.5g 80GB (thick) and would like to upgrade to a bigger drive. What model drives will work with this unit? [more inside]
Just got a new iPhone; already had an iPod Touch. What apps do I want now? What do I need to know? [more inside]
What's a good, reliable portable speaker I can hook my ipod up to and use at the beach or a campsite? I don't need a massive system. Just something reliable, inexpensive, and producing enough sound to ambiate any occasion.
Would a magnetic closure on a purse be strong enough to damage an iPod? [more inside]
Uh, what goes where? Multiple media, multiple devices, singularly and spectacularly overloaded. [more inside]
What portable gaming system should the parents of an 8 year old girl moving to Africa for three years buy her given the constraints on both physical and digital media which are detailed below? [more inside]
My Ipod touch took a drink and I fear I did everything wrong to bring it back to life. I am looking at mail in repair. Any recent experiences/reviews or recommendations ? Going with the sage advice of the hive on this one.
Recommendations for a great portable music player that supports wma lossless files (ie: not an Ipod)? [more inside]
Help me identify this mystery song that played on my iPhone so I don't think I'm crazy. [more inside]
The science behind FM transmitter behaviour... how does it really work and what's going on? [more inside]
Sleep sounds: do you have any podcasts or music you find it useful to listen to to help you to fall asleep? Or recommendations which might fit the criteria of the podcasts I currently use to help me to fall asleep - calm voices, very few sudden increases in speech volume or musical interludes, subject matter which is interesting but not urgent. [more inside]
What Two-player cooperative apps are there for the iPad and iPod Touch? [more inside]
How do you manage your music library? [more inside]
The audiobook I'm listening to is read too fast. How can I slow it down? [more inside]
What's the best technology for a little kid listening to music? My five-year-old loves music. We only have song on iTunes and iPods. He can't read the song titles, and it's too easy for him to mess things up. I'm wishing for a stack of records ("like we had when I was a kid") that he could manage himself. Any advice on creating a self-operable music listening system for kids in this age of digital music? Thanks!
iPhone/iPod music conundrum. How can I easily see my full albums - and only my full albums - when I also have loaded playlists with multiple single tracks? [more inside]