What are some unique uses of the mobile web by television networks/individual shows, magazines and newspapers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 29, 2008 -
What are your favorite mobile (non-iphone) websites? I'm interested in all topics, but, particularly, useful tools when I'm out and about, e.g., weather, traffic, price comparison, etc.)
I saw a question from a couple years ago on this topic, but I'm betting there's been a lot of development in this area.
posted by SampleSize
on May 20, 2008 -
Moving from the 519 to the 617. Please help a Canadian moving to Boston plan his banking and wireless services. [more inside]
posted by KevCed
on May 16, 2008 -
I want to write some Location-based software (eventually on the mobile platform) and be able to test it on my laptop without faking GPS coordinates. What's a good, cheap GPS unit with a public API and/or some documentation/third party libraries for interacting with the device and retrieve information programmatically?
posted by callingshotgun
on May 12, 2008 -
Mobile Internet access options in Scandinavia? For a foreigner, preferably no long term contract. [more inside]
posted by uncle harold
on May 1, 2008 -
How can I clean the plastic of a cellphone that has become matte again without ruining it? [more inside]
posted by ooklala
on Apr 28, 2008 -
I'm looking for a barebones SMS service that would forward any text messages I submit to a web page (preferably via a POST request with variables formatted to my specifications) backed by PHP and MySQL. Basically, I'd like to try my hand at mobile microblogging, but without the hyper-social aspect, and retaining absolute control of the output. Pay services are fine, as are suggestions of alternative means of accomplishing what I seek.
posted by The Confessor
on Apr 20, 2008 -
What would the downsides be if I unlocked and jailbroke an iPhone in the UK, and used it with my existing O2 SIM card? [more inside]
posted by samstarling
on Apr 17, 2008 -
Does DoCoMo still have a showroom in Tokyo? I've found many web references to this fabled window into the future but I can't find the address anywhere. Are there any other places/shops in Tokyo that would be of interest to somebody who wants to learn about the latest mobile developments in Japan and about their mobile culture?
posted by blogenstock
on Apr 15, 2008 -
Does anyone out there own a Nokia 5300? My screen broke and I need someone to walk me through a couple of steps so I can use it "blind"! [more inside]
posted by pablocake
on Apr 12, 2008 -
Are any of you baseball fans subscribing to MLB's Gameday Audio Mobile and using an unsupported device? If so, how does it work, both quality and ease of setting it up? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy
on Apr 9, 2008 -
What is the best prepaid cell phone plan with lowest recurring cost per being the deciding factor? [more inside]
posted by swarkentien
on Apr 5, 2008 -
I'm looking for recommendations for some kind on Mobile software (for pda, blackberry, iPhone and possibly laptop/desktop use) that gives insights/recommendations/reviews/locations/news, etc of restaurants, movies, events, museums, etc. for NYC. The closest thing I can find is www.vindigo.com.
Thanks in advance.
posted by pmaxwell
on Apr 3, 2008 -
How to get a relational database on a mobile device, and query it using J2ME? [more inside]
posted by ajp
on Mar 23, 2008 -
I'm developing a web site to be accessible by mobile phone. One of the key requirements is data input into a form that is submitted back to the server. This has been developed and works fine.
One of the features of my K610i Sony Ericsson mobile phone is text prediction or auto completion of words. This is a good feature on the text fields, but some fields only require integer or floats (e.g., 12.34567). Integers can be input by either holding down each key for a full second, or by switching the "Writing language" to "123..." (i.e., integer input). Both approaches add a few seconds to the input process, but I'd like to make this is quick as possible.
My question is: Is there a way, perhaps with a tag on the form field, to force my mobile browser to switch to the integer input for those fields? Do other phone brands (Nokia, Siemens) do this differently? Would a third party mobile browser, such as Opera, handle this somehow?
posted by chrisch
on Mar 16, 2008 -
Mobile Broadband in London? I'm moving to Central London and would love any recommendations for mobile broadband access. Who are the providers? What are the best packages? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta
on Mar 16, 2008 -
I'm looking for a cell phone plan similar to Cricket's Choice plan
(emphasis on the lack of an annual contract,) that is available in the Twin Cities. Bonus points if it's a service portable to Phoenix, AZ.
posted by charmston
on Mar 11, 2008 -
How do I setup something where I can save web articles onto my computer so that they will sync with my phone? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark
on Mar 4, 2008 -
What's the best wireless phone service for the NYC area?
I'm as fed up with Verizon as the next guy, but my limited experience with an iPhone in Manhattan left me with dropped/missed calls and very intermittent access to maps, etc. (unless already cached).
Putting aside fun features that usually
work, and imagining your life depended on receiving or making a phone call, which network would you choose?*
*Please speak from experience with a carrier and nevermind the silly games they play (e.g., crippling bluetooth, etc.); I simply need a service that doesn't miss or drop calls.
posted by whoiam
on Mar 3, 2008 -
If I take a random video file, say Xvid with AC3 audio and I want to convert it to play on my mobile device (say Symbian S60 v3), is this a simple procedure nowadays? In other words, should I invest in converter software and a good video player for my phone, or am I entering a quagmire of codec errors? [more inside]
posted by dino terror
on Feb 24, 2008 -
Can you help me decide between PDA's, Smartphones, Pocket PCs and the year 2008? I am looking most specifically for info on the Sony Clie PEG NX70V ... IPAQ 4350 ... and IPAQ 2215. But advice on any of this would be immensely helpful! I did search AskMeFi, but found only info for new equipment or old posts. I'm talking used equipment instead, older but able to keep up with current software stuff. (More inside) [more inside]
posted by thewhynotgirl
on Jan 24, 2008 -
I've just changed mobile 'phone provider to T-Mobile's Web'n'walk Max, which allows me 'unlimited' web access (up to 3Gb/month which is their 'fair use' limit). So, this means I can now listen to Radio 4 online (at 20.7Kbps live, I'm informed by my PDA) - but how much radio can I listen to before I exceed my limit (bearing in mind I'll be wanting to do a bit of surfing etc. too)?
posted by timpollard
on Jan 16, 2008 -
What are the best websites / blogs where I can keep up to date on cool things to do with Smartphones and PDA's? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop
on Jan 4, 2008 -
I have serious tech lust. I think I want to get the American version of the Nokia N95. Please help me decide if this is the phone for me. [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy
on Dec 20, 2007 -
I want a simple mobile phone with a monochrome screen and a fast interface that can sync contacts with my Mac or PC via a cable or IR. Something like the Nokia 1110
but with the ability to sync!
posted by tkbarbarian
on Dec 19, 2007 -
I'm probably moving back to the U.S. in August or September. I'm visiting this week and again in late March/early April. I already have a UK tri-band GSM phone. What should I do to get mobile phone coverage in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Dec 18, 2007 -
How can I be as wireless for two weeks in the UK as I am year round in the US? [more inside]
posted by fedward
on Dec 17, 2007 -
[MarketResearchFilter] Where can I find stats on the popularity of content sent to mobile/cell phones and other handheld devices? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri
on Dec 6, 2007 -
I have a US cell phone (LG Muziq, Sprint is the provider). I would REALLY like to be able to read Japanese web pages on it, but whenever I surf to a page with Japanese text it just shows up as garbage. I've installed Opera Mini on my phone, but that didn't help, even though the demo on their website does show Japanese characters. Is there any
way to get this to work? I don't need to be able to type in Japanese, or send Japanese text messages. I just want to be able to read Japanese web pages. If I can't do this on the phone directly, then maybe there's another website I could visit that would convert the Japanese text to images?
posted by Vorteks
on Nov 29, 2007 -
I'm going on a 10+ day bike ride and want to be able to use my fantastic Nokia 6110
(with built in GPS) and my ipod Nano as long as possible. I bought a cheap solar panel charger on ebay and have found that it's useless. What are the best solutions? So far under consideration are better solar, a spare battery for the phone and emergency chargers that can be recharged when I can get to mains power.
The 'name brand' solar chargers around, the solio
and the freeloader
also have negative reviews
. The Freeplay 12V
looks cool, but has also got some pretty poor reviews
(but at least it looks like it works).
What would you recommend?
posted by sien
on Nov 28, 2007 -
I want to watch youtube MOBILE
on my computer (m.youtube.com) but can't quite get it. Firefox and VLC gets me close, but not easily and sadly without sound. Would I better off with some smartphone emulator? [more inside]
posted by wogbat
on Nov 28, 2007 -
Is there a option or another product like Active Sync that will allow me to sync certain files where I want them to go on my PDA (ie storage card) instead of the default local place on the device? Its a Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 5....
posted by keep it tight
on Nov 15, 2007 -
I am hoping folks here can impart their wisdom on how to play with the latest mobile tech for an extended period of time. For instance, let's say I wanted to play with the T-Mobile Shadow for awhile but don't have an account with T-Mobile. Is my only option to pay $300.00 for the phone and sign a two-year agreement? Or are there other ways to play? The thought of several contracts with several providers scares me away from it...
posted by tcv
on Nov 9, 2007 -
So I love my blackberry pearl 8100 but I've had it with all of RIM's bluetooth crippling and limitations. I want a phone the exact same size with a great keyboard that does email, bluetooth and works with T-Mobile. Ring it up MeFites. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Oct 29, 2007 -
I need to setup donations via SMS for a client, but I don't know how I can start. What companies offer this, what are the costs.
posted by Leech
on Oct 23, 2007 -