My 74-year old technophobe father has requested an "iPod" for Christmas. My mom needs help deciding which MP3 player to buy which he'll be able to operate easily. [more inside]
posted by cabingirl
on Dec 11, 2010 -
Unexpected Holiday Gift: Someone got me a Zune HD! Problem. I already own an ipod Nano and know next to nothing about Zune. What can the Zune do that my nano can't? How do you use yours? What does the Zune do well? Any tips or trips or strange things/ 3rd party applications I can use?
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 9, 2010 -
Can I use Clearwire ispot or clearspot with a ipodtouch and skype or similar service as a cell phone replacement?
posted by dougiedd
on Nov 28, 2010 -
I'm trying to buy some warm gloves that are designed to work with the iphone. In my internet search there seem to be several different brands that work in different ways but few reviews. These are going to be gifts and I need both a man's and a woman's glove and, since both recipients live in cold climates, I want ones where their fingers can stay covered while they operate their iphone. Can anyone point me to a review of these gloves or have any experience to share?
posted by Flacka
on Nov 20, 2010 -
IPod filter. If I down-loaded music from the ITunes store directly into my IPod, how do I get the songs into my ITunes on my computer? [more inside]
posted by Flood
on Nov 14, 2010 -
Is wiring an iPod into classis car stereos in a portable way possible? [more inside]
posted by cmm
on Nov 4, 2010 -
What is the best and easiest app for converting video files on my PC (.avi) to something iPod compatible? [more inside]
posted by zooropa
on Nov 3, 2010 -
My original iPod Mini, circa 2004, has finally died. I need to replace it with another mp3 player with an FM transmitter. What would you fine folks out there recommend? [more inside]
posted by Mountain Goatse
on Oct 30, 2010 -
I've virtually tracked down my missing/stolen iPod Touch, and have discovered all sorts of personal information about the person who is now using it. How can I reclaim it? [Details inside-- this one's a detective story] [more inside]
posted by stilly
on Oct 28, 2010 -
How can I get rid of the audio interference caused when I use a 12v charger with an mp3 player in my car? [more inside]
posted by Popcorn
on Oct 23, 2010 -
Sure there is a way I can calibrate my 2G iPod Touch accelerometer.
It is off, big time. No matter the angle, it thinks I'm tilting it way far left. The accelerometer still works, as individual apps with calibration functions allow for recalibration, and those apps work beautifully.
More inside. [more inside]
posted by neksys
on Oct 20, 2010 -
What is the best way to get a job in fixing bugs in computer or mobile software? [more inside]
posted by antgly
on Oct 15, 2010 -
When are refurbished models of the latest generation ipod touches likely to go on sale from Apple? How much are they probably going to cost? I realize this isn't an exact science, but educated guesses based on the history of refurbished ipod touches (or any other insight) would be helpful. Thanks!
posted by andoatnp
on Oct 11, 2010 -
Is it just me, or is iTunes the most annoying, inconvenient, fricking stupid piece of software ever created? Help me figure out how to use this piece of crap. [more inside]
posted by moorooka
on Oct 6, 2010 -
Apple Touch feature question: can the new Touch remember which particular song or video I was playing in each of several folders, and the point at which I stopped listening to the song or video, so that later I can get back to it quickly? These are features that Tivo has nailed for TV recording and I'd love to find an mp3 + pocket video player that can do the same thing. If not the Touch, is there another portable player that can do those things?
posted by paphun123
on Oct 1, 2010 -
I downloaded "bit.trip beat" for my iPod Touch through the iTunes store on my MacBook, but it won't sync. [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack
on Sep 30, 2010 -
I use Videora
to convert my videos (in DivX/XviD format) to something I can play on my iPod Classic
. Whilst it does mainly what I want, it also sucks. Please help me find a replacement that does more and sucks less. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Sep 28, 2010 -
JoikuSpot Filter: Everything seems to be in order, but I just can't view any web sites. Please help! [more inside]
posted by murtagh
on Sep 25, 2010 -
I think I'm going to get my son an iPod Touch for his tenth birthday, but we're accident-prone people, and I know he'll also need a rugged case to take his tiny abuse. Can anyone recommend something? [more inside]
posted by littlegreenlights
on Sep 24, 2010 -
What are the best reasonably-priced earbud-style headphones? I need a good set for use with an iPod and am looking to improve on Apple's white earbuds.
posted by killdevil
on Sep 20, 2010 -
what sort of device can I buy to show my google tasks next to a corkboard, so I see them on my way out the door?
do any photo frames do wireless sync? my first thought was a cheap old itouch, but the screen is tiny, and it does more than I need.
low power use would also be a plus (i.e. not a laptop or cheap desktop with wall mounted monitor, which I also thought of - I do have an extra 17" sitting around)
I could consider switching to another tasks app if required for the best solution, though I do enjoy gtasks in gmail and calendar.
posted by lrodman
on Sep 19, 2010 -
On iTunes, is there a way to make it so that songs are arranged in the intended album-order rather than alphabetically? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume
on Sep 17, 2010 -
How do you turn off shuffle in iOS4? Since upgrading to the new OS, it is always in shuffle mode and I can't make it play albums in track order. [more inside]
posted by hydropsyche
on Sep 15, 2010 -
As a new iPhone owner, my wife can choose from one of seven different free cases
, but she has no idea which one to pick. Any advice? Which case do you use, and are you happy with it? (Obviously the best thing would be to stop by the Apple store and try them all out, but she's not sure she's going to have the chance to do that before the free case period runs out.)
posted by yankeefog
on Sep 14, 2010 -
The maximum volume on my new iPod touch is down to around 80% after the upgrade to iOS 4.1. Help? [more inside]
posted by murtagh
on Sep 14, 2010 -
I recently trashed my hard disc (PC, Vista), but still have all my music stored on my iPod. Can anyone recommend an app that allows me to transfer the files from my iPod to my new hard disc? Preferably with all my metadata intact (playlists, playcounts, star ratings etc ...)
posted by MrMerlot
on Sep 6, 2010 -
I have a jailbroken iPod with iOS 4. I would like to run a shell script when the device wakes from sleep, or when the wifi interface connects to a certain SSID. What can I use?
posted by harlan
on Aug 29, 2010 -
iTunes broke my calendar. I can no longer sync Outlook to my iPod Touch because "sync server failed to sync." I can't find an answer to this on iTunes help although I do see that others have had this problem. Any suggestions? I've always done this over a USB cable. Nothing has changed except the calendar won't sync anymore. My iTunes software is up to date. I think Notes and Contacts are syncing -- though I just realized I haven't really tested that. I don't sync music in this operation, I do that from a different machine with different settings.
posted by Sia Stewart
on Aug 25, 2010 -
I'm looking for suggestions for an iPod alternative. My current iPod classic is getting close to the end of its life, and I'm trying to determine what my options are for replacements. Relevant details below the fold: [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek
on Aug 22, 2010 -
Cost aside, should I swap an iPod Touch + NYTimes app with a Kindle + NYTimes subscription? My iPod Touch is too distracting; a Kindle would be less so. On the other hand, I love the free NYT app. [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga
on Aug 20, 2010 -
This is a followup question about printing from an iPhone/iPad app: the original question can be found here
Blazecock Pileon and GuyZero (and anyone else), please respond! [more inside]
posted by smersh
on Aug 12, 2010 -
What's the best application for syncing RSS feeds between a Mac and an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by divisjm
on Aug 10, 2010 -