I have a close friend (in Mexico) who bought a second-hand guitar from me. We are trying to figure out a good way for her to make payments to me (in the US). Paypal seems convenient. Western Union does this sort of thing, I think. Has anyone done the research to let us know how to do this with the least transaction fees/overhead? Maybe bank-to-bank transfer or something? [more inside]
I'm finally making the switch from PC to Mac, and I have some questions to make sure it all goes smoothly with my peripherals, which are currently synced to my PC. I have an iPhone 6 and an iPad 4th gen updated to the latest iOS. I'm specifically concerned with keeping my text messages and app data. [more inside]
What is the cheapest way to transfer money to a friend who is currently in the Middle East? [more inside]
I have a bunch of text messages that I need to use to substantiate certain statements. I would like to export many messages from my phone, for two reasons... [more inside]
I finally broke down and got a Macbook Air today. In trying to use Mac Migration Assistant to move files from my PC to the Mac, I went with best practices and connected them with an Ethernet cable. They can't seem to see each other. They see each other fine on my wifi (estimated wifi transfer time: 89 hrs), and both the Ethernet cable and the Mac Ethernet converter are working. Hope me, hive mind!
Please recommend a currency broker (or any better mechanism) for the cheap and secure transfer of a big amount of money between Europe and Australia. [more inside]
I applied to transfer out of George Washington University for the Spring 2015 semester, and I've no idea where to go from here. [more inside]
When transferring balances from one mutual fund to another in my 401k, what the is the most advantageous format to use for the transfer (percent, shares, or dollars) and why? [more inside]
I want to ask my (new*) company for a transfer to a different office. I'm not sure how this will be received, so I feel like I need to have a back up plan. I'm not sure how best to handle the timing on asking versus looking at other options. [more inside]
I somehow lost an app from my iPhone - it's still on my iPad - how can I recover it from the iPad? [more inside]
Someone is trying to send money from Canada to the USA and it must not get lost, misdirected, or stolen. This has proven to be harder than it sounds. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
My husband recently had to put $5000 on his credit card after using our emergency savings. We will not be able to pay this amount at the end of the month or in the next few months. I'm interested in the option of a balance transfer to a new card with a lower interest rate. [more inside]
I just began my application for certain UCs and CSUs (hoping to matriculate Fall 2015). In particular I'm concerned about my essays. What resources do I have to help me revise the essays before I submit them? Are there any topics I should be sure to cover/avoid? [more inside]
Fell on some hard times in the last two years, blah blah blah... Anyways...We built up about $18,000 in credit card debt, with little savings left.... We are slowly getting back on our feet and would like to minimize the damage of interest that will build as we try and pay this card off... [more inside]
i am in china apparently. google browser and anything related to google like gmail and dropbox have been blocked in the past month. and most file host / media share web sites are blocked too. i want to upload and transfer 1 gig of files to my SO in usa. could anybody give me some good suggestions?
I am a U.S. Federal employee. I live in DC. After a decade here, I'm feeling pretty much done. I'd like to move to CA to be closer to loved ones, and a friend in SF just alerted me to a good-fit job opening in my agency's field office there. Problem: it's one grade lower than my current position. [more inside]
How to get more information on transfer fees? [more inside]
I'm in an emergency email situation. I need to transfer all of my gmail (but company based) emails (100,000 maybe?) to somewhere separate and secure. Quickly, and cost doesn't matter. [more inside]
I have a Galaxy S4 and I generally transfer pics from it to a Windows 8.1 PC via USB, connecting up the Samsung as an external hard drive, navigating down to the DCIM folder on the camera's external SD card, then dragging & dropping. Recently, all my photos more recent than Feb 2014 are not visible via Windows Explorer even though the camera itself shows that those photos are indeed stored in the same folder on the external SD card that has all the pre-Feb photos. What gives? Are they hidden form view somehow?
Dropped out of school several years ago, drifted for a bit, but now I want to return and get AT LEAST a BS in mathematics. What sources are there for someone returning to school? Should I bite the bullet and pay for college counseling, or are there good free resources I'm missing? [more inside]
In the transfer of Youtube to Google, my unlisted videos have vanished. Is there a way to get them back? [more inside]
My father has just sent me this specific text - "I'd like to do some income tax avoidance, completely above the board, by having you sign over a check to me from my year end family trust account funds. I've had my brother's son **** do this is the past, no big deal just a matter of having someone in the family sign a check made out to them over to me." [more inside]
Have completed 2/3 of an undergrad course and want to transfer out. [more inside]
I have a canon camcorder, a mac computer with no hard drive space and cannot figure out how to transfer the video to an external server. [more inside]
Is there a way to transfer files using the remote PC app in windows 8.1? If not, what is the best way to transfer files flawlessly and fast? Thank you. [more inside]
Copying files between a macbook and a macbook pro over wifi is slow. Why? [more inside]
Electric car title needs to be sent from California to Michigan. [more inside]
We are flying from Toronto to LAX (on Air Canada) and then LAX to Tokyo (on United), with a layover in LAX of 95 minutes. Based on my research, I assume we will be passing from Terminal 2 to 7. We're both Canadian citizens, if that matters. I haven't seen anything definitive on this particular transfer, but based on other AskMefi LAX answers it seems a little unlikely this will work... Is that enough time?
YANAL/YANML and you are not a clerk working at my DMV. What reason should I put on a bill of sale for buying a car for less than market value? [more inside]
I stupidly let a web hosting account expire without backing up and transferring my site to my new server. I'm talking to the host to try to get access to my data (fingers crossed), but in case that does not work out: Is there a way to efficiently harvest Google's entire cache of a specific domain? Something else I should consider? I would like to act fast on this, and I don't have any programming/tech-fu skills.
I'm missing a major pre-req for transfer to a UC, among other things. [more inside]
Asking on behalf of two friends in China: one (not a Chinese national) wants to loan a large amount of money to the other (who is Chinese). The problem is the foreigner's account (even though it's a Chinese bank account) is in Euros. They tried to go to the local (Chinese) bank and do a transfer, but were told that it was illegal to transfer a foreign currency to a Chinese person like that, and that they would have to first convert all the money to RMB and then could give it to him, but that gets pretty expensive with exchange rates and fees, since this is apparently a pretty large sum. So the question is: What's the best way for a foreigner to transfer his money, in euros, at his Chinese bank account to the Chinese bank account of a Chinese national? Is there any bank card or service which the Chinese national can apply for to make it easier?
Is heat transfer and room heating better with a low or high speed fan? [more inside]
I would like to transfer $ 5000 from an account in Italy to my bank account here in the State. Can it be done electronically and if so, how?
Dear Interlocutors from Ask MetaFilter, Please help me understand if the sequence of the steps I figure out to transfer my son Edoardo from a private school in New York State to the New York City public school system is correct. Unfortunately the staff of the High School Enrollment Office is very laconic. 1) I have Edoardo's current school complete the "Out of City Request Form" 2) I fax the HS Enrollment Office 2 documents as a proof we are residents in New York City 3) I enter my high school choices in priority order on my "Round 2 and New Schools Choice Form". My question is: where may I find this form? 4) I return the completed and signed "Round 2 and New Schools Choice Form" to my guidance counselor. Here my question is: who is my guidance counselor? Best, teebay [more inside]
I have a USD account in the UK and received an incoming amount in GBP. However, it was supposed to be sent in USD from the US (so that's a cross-border transfer). The sender also claims that the amount was sent in USD. My bank claims and also the statement tells that the money came in GBP. Because of the double conversion (usd->gbp->usd) I received significantly less than if it happened without any conversion. My only idea at the moment is that an intermediary bank applied a conversion.. Can this happen? How can I clearly find out what happened? How to avoid this from happening again? Thanks for your suggestions!
How do I copy photos efficiently to my computer? [more inside]
Asking for my brother: He is attending a 4 year university for a BSN in nursing. [more inside]
What's the best way to directly transfer videos between an iPhone's Photo Library to an iPad's Photo Library? [more inside]
My favorite site when down yesterday, Newzbin2, what is a safe alternative? [more inside]
How to get the exact amount as it was sent via wiretransfer? I noticed that even an amount is sent by setting that the sender is paying the fees of the transfer, still there is some amount less which arrives to the receiver destination account. What is the reason for this? How can I minimize this loss and how can I find out where this loss happened? I noticed so far a loss of $30, but last time arriving of an about $250 less was a bit shocking for me. This difference is a bit strange for me, mainly that I do not have a clue where exactly this loss happened to park. Thanks for your suggestions!
How do I take audio files off MicPhone app on my IPad [more inside]
Small business banking: are great customer service and international wire transfers mutually exclusive?
Seeking new bank for our growing small business. Our priorities are great customer service and seamless international wire transfers. [more inside]
Need help with Paragon "Adaptive Restore", part of the Backup & Recovery 2012 software package. [more inside]
I want to automatically upload a file via ssh or sftp to a web server whenever it is modified. [more inside]
MacBook -> iPhone Filter: I have a MacBook Pro (running 10.6.8), and I have an iPhone (the last model before Siri; not jail broken and would prefer to keep it that way). Since I spend more time on the Macbook, I generate most of my files there, besides .mp3s (such as documents/text files, PDFs, and .jpegs found on line or taken with Photo Booth, etc.), whereas except for listening to iTunes and making actual calls, I mostly use the iPhone for killing time, or would like to anyway, only I haven't found a good way to move my text files, PDFs, and .jpgs from the MacBook over to the iPhone. How do? [more inside]
What are the best practices for transferring files to a new computer in 2012? [more inside]
Transfer, the 2010 German movie: questions! (big spoilers inside; avoid if you haven't seen this awesome movie) [more inside]
What is a cheap yet secure way to send money from Canada to the US on a regular basis? [more inside]
Electronic transfers have not replaced checks in the United States to the same degree as in most other Western countries. What are the technical and cultural reasons underlying this?