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September 16

Android design specifically, and mobile design generally.
I have done a lot of research and I can’t make sense of this. I am a newbie mobile android visual designer. There’s no one else I can ask. I'm trying to understand resolution in terms of the android world for a native app design. [more inside]
posted by happytaco at 9:38 PM - 0 answers
How can I best fast-forward podcasts in my car?
My Honda Civic is quirky when it comes to playing and controlling an iPod for music or podcasts. I need a method to play lengthy podcasts over my stereo AND to retain the ability to fast-forward and rewind within those podcasts. I have many ways to stream or connect to play audio, but the only way I've found that allows me to fast-forward or rewind is also the one that apparently falls prey to a "known issue", causing me to get a random stereo "crash". [more inside]
posted by newfers at 5:29 PM - 4 answers

Where can I buy waterproof mirrored acrylic?
I'm looking for sheet mirrored plexiglass, acrylic, polycarbonate ... [more inside]
posted by pallen123 at 4:13 PM - 3 answers

Simple software to circulate documents for approval and
I have been tasked with improving our office’s digital/paper workflow. We have an office of about 30 people and right now all of our documents (contracts, proposals and other text documents) are stored on a shared network drive and it’s up to each user to file their own documents which has led to disorganization. What easy-to-use software or service could we use to systematically collect feedback and approvals on documents, and also store completed documents for future access? [more inside]
posted by brbmaroon at 8:47 AM - 8 answers

Creating a Screencast/Tutorial for an iPad App
What program(s) do you use to create an iPad app tutorial? [more inside]
posted by feistycakes at 6:48 AM - 0 answers

September 15

About to Step Into the World of Hashtags. Help!
I've got some blogs running and a successful business in the offing. About to jump on the train. How do hashtags work and how would I go about incorporating them into my projects?
posted by goalyeehah at 1:48 PM - 3 answers

How risky would it be to charge for playing a MAME arcade cabinet?
I saw (and played) a MAME cabinet in an arcade yesterday. It had about 50 games you could choose out of and it made no secret of it having a PC running an emulator inside. [more inside]
posted by Captain Fetid at 12:16 PM - 6 answers

Tech cable filter: What is the 100pin connector on cisco CABLE-24T1E1J1?
I am looking to build this cisco cable but at a much longer length than commercially available. While I have found the pin-out, I have been unable to find the connector and cable type used. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
posted by cheechman85 at 11:08 AM - 6 answers

September 14

Dinosaur Roar
Alternatives to the discontinued iPod Classic 160GB? [more inside]
posted by VikingSword at 4:26 PM - 13 answers

September 13

Replacement knobs for old receiver - DIY or other?
I am thinking of getting a friend's old Realistic receiver (Realistic STA-65C, I think). I am not of the nature that I need an exact model replacement of the treble knob and am curious if there is a place online or a store like Home Depot or Radio Shack that might sell knobs that could fit or made to fit. I know eventually I may find one on ebay but don't need it to be a perfect match nor spend too much. [more inside]
posted by chicaboom at 7:52 AM - 6 answers

September 12

Looking to buy camcorder for recording live music
I'm looking for a camcorder or camcorder/microphone setup to record my band's practices and shows for uploading to YouTube. [more inside]
posted by Woodroar at 4:18 PM - 4 answers

Switching to T-Mobile in NYC
I have been impressed by T-Mobile's innovative new plans (offering things like unlimited data, international data included, no lock-in, wifi calling, etc) and am tempted to switch from AT&T. I live in NYC and don't travel much within the USA. If I do, it is generally to other big cities. I am wondering if any other Mefites have experience switching from AT&T to T-Mobile or if they can shed light on the general T-Mobile experience. I am grandfathered into an old AT&T plan that no longer exists, so I am somewhat hesitant to switch. That being said, it seems that I would save something like $20/month with T-Mobile. Thanks.
posted by beisny at 8:05 AM - 38 answers

September 11

Camcorder for recording dog agility?
(I have looked at the other camcorder questions and didn't find an answer) I am looking for a new camcorder for recording dog agility. Having a hard time wading through the choices out there. Reputably refurbished is OK. Criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by biscotti at 1:48 PM - 1 answers

Can you recommend me a CD and radio component for a home stereo?
I recently bought a used "compact component system" home stereo. It had two parts - one is the volume/sound setting and cassette deck combo. The other half is a CD and radio combo. The CD part was busted though. Ideally I'd like to replace the entire CD/radio section. Can you recommend me a good replacement for that section or recommend a better way to complete my system which lacks CD capabilities? [more inside]
posted by atinna at 1:23 PM - 3 answers

Wordpress not loading, index.php error?
I am having a problem with my wordpress site. It's not loading at all. I haven't gotten much help with my hosting customer service. I'm getting a white screen when attempting to view the site. I can get to all my files via FTP, but I can't make sense of what customer service told me. [more inside]
posted by Alpenglow at 7:48 AM - 9 answers

Confused about the best iPhone 6 plans for AT&T
My wife has an iPhone 4 on a market rate plan. I have an iPhone 5 with both a grandfathered unlimited plan and a discount through my employer. Together, we fight crime. No, wait, we look for bargains on our cell plans. Can you help us figure out what's the best plan or combination of plans for us, and how actually to upgrade to iPhone 6? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:25 AM - 11 answers

Best recording option for dictation in a moderately noisy environment?
I would like to dictate memos and documentation when away from my Mac, and then use Dragon to transcribe the recordings. This is in a somewhat noisy environment, similar in volume, tone and variation to a car traveling at a reasonable speed on the highway (HVAC equipment one room over, lots of random rattles and whirs and steady hums.) Not loud, but notable. [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:23 AM - 2 answers

Moving around and renaming a massively linked Excel folder
At work I have the responsibility for an Excel-based model, which is a nested series of workbooks and folders with many links to each other. We need to be able to rename the master folder, move the folder about, and keep all links still linked to the enclosing folder. [more inside]
posted by hannahlambda at 3:33 AM - 15 answers

September 10

Ghost in my iPhone 5?
iPhone was working this morning without incident. This afternoon, with headphones in, my phone is randomly turning down the volume, all the way down to mute sometimes. The issue is slightly better, but not completely, when I take off my Mophie case. Neither of my volume buttons seem to be broken. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 3:42 PM - 7 answers

Is it acceptable to use a smart phone in a public talk?
I went to a talk by a well-known author yesterday in an auditorium. The lights were somewhat dimmed, but definitely not dark. The person in front of me spent about half of the talk live-tweeting bits from the talk. The lights were sufficiently dim that the (5-6") cell phone of the person in front of me was quite distracting to me, since it shined directly at me (the user actually turned the phone away from them a bit, which I wonder was due to the brightness of the screen.). However, I am somewhat more sensitive to bright light than other people. Has smart phone usage reached sufficient social acceptance to allow usage in a non-darkened auditorium? [more inside]
posted by saeculorum at 6:52 AM - 33 answers

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