I know about the AT&T device unlock form, but is there a reliable way to unlock an iPhone 4 myself without waiting for AT&T to respond? Although it is an AT&T phone, it has been a few years since we've been AT&T customers, so the PIN I entered in the form may not be correct, and this is a time-sensitive matter. [more inside] posted by ignignokt at 4:57 AM - 9 answers
Recently, I became a full time entrepreneur. I am still struggling trying to have my product/ business up and running. Meanwhile a lot of friends are hitting me up asking to discuss their own ideas with me, ask me for career advice.
Because i met them before i became an technology entrepreneur, they somewhat lack the understanding that the situation has changed enormously for me and that I can't meet them for brunch and lunch or have drinks discussing some vague ideas on which they themselves are not going to spend even one dollar pursuing. I often decline requests to meet saying I am too busy. But this is starting to get old. Is this an integral part of entrepreneurship? That one is going to lose some friendships due to the lack of time?
These are nice people, so I don't wish to be curt with them. Please help me message this in a manner that reflects my reality as well as is not damaging to our relationship. Are there any best practices other entrepreneurs use in judging collaboration requests and passing on them without damaging the relationship? posted by gadget_gal at 10:44 PM - 10 answers
One of my computers connects to the Internet just fine using the wireless router but the other computer only intermittently connects with more than 1 or 2 mbps. This computer connects normally when I connect using an ethernet cable. [more inside] posted by Defenestrator at 7:26 PM - 5 answers
We've lost the original transformer for our Christmas lights, will there be any problems with running on a differently rated transformer? Lights are LEDs and both lights and transformer are rated at 1 amp. posted by Kiwi at 1:47 AM - 7 answers
I'm going on a long, once in a lifetime trip, I have a hodgepodge of older gear and some reasonable skills. Please share your opinion about what video enabled camera to get. [more inside] posted by Fuzzy Dog at 12:41 PM - 2 answers
Some friends and I would like to create (and work through) a reading list of current, thoughtful, thought provoking, but non-alarmist articles and/or books on helping kids create a healthy relationship with technology. The immediate focus is on elementary and middle school kids, but we'd expand it for general thought-provoking material on topic. [more inside] posted by cocoagirl at 12:10 PM - 3 answers
I bought my iPhone last February. During what remained of that Winter, I would take it with me when cross-country skiing, walking outside, or taking the bus to work. It seemed to operate just fine, as had my prior phone which was a Samsung. This Winter, however, the cold weather seems to be seriously affecting the phone's battery life. The battery drains quickly when I'm outside and sometimes suddenly goes from 20% or more to dead. Today, I went out skiing with the phone. I was listening to a podcast and using an exercise app to track my speed and distance. When I started out the phone had 55%, but it died after only 10 minutes. The temperature was -10F/-23C. I've also had it drain quickly after waiting to catch the bus.
Is there anything I can do to solve this problem and continue to use the phone in the Winter? Is this something the folks at the Genius bar can help with? Should I create some sort of insulated pouch for the phone? I realize that temperature can affect batteries, but I'm surprised because I didn't have this problem other winters. I know I've taken phones out in colder weather than today without such a sudden failure. posted by Area Man at 8:54 AM - 14 answers
I'm putting together a portable photo booth and would like recommendations on a fast, reliable, cheap-to-run, portable printer that will do photo strips. [more inside] posted by Scientist at 1:21 PM - 1 answers
Does anyone know if gis data for irish townlands, parishes, and/or electoral districts is available? If not, would it be possible to draw a vector map and then somehow connect each region on the map to data on a spreadsheet? I can always color the hundreds of little pieces by hand, but I thought I'd check if there was an easier way, maybe in cartodb or processing. Note: I am not a programmer. Thanks! [more inside] posted by pantufla at 12:49 PM - 7 answers
Hi, my company has an online photo database I normally login with Chrome to view. I can't see any of the image preview thumbnails today for some reason and it's making me crazy. I've tried some different things and I'm out of ideas. Maybe you can help? [more inside] posted by rabu at 12:12 PM - 6 answers
I work at a very small company, no HR or process of accountability. It's basically myself, the coworker, and the boss. The coworker is someone who's been with the company for over 40 years, and we absolutely need his abilities for the company to function, so there's no chance of his being fired or seriously punished. I've voiced complaints to the boss, threatened to quit, but nothing really changes. However, I have a feeling that my boss either doesn't totally believe me, or thinks that I'm being oversensitive. If I had video evidence of my coworker in the act, I think something effective would be done (for instance, he may decide that I could work from home on most days, which is something we have loosely discussed in the past). [more inside] posted by Sine_Agraphia at 12:06 PM - 35 answers
I’m thinking about installing cyanogenmod on my samsung galaxy s3 ( SPH-L710 ) phone. Does anyone have experience with cyanogenmod on this phone or a similar model? [more inside] posted by metadave at 11:16 AM - 11 answers
I have an iphone. Today I will be getting a MotoX. I don't really know a lot about smartphones in general or Android in general (or hell, even ios really) except that I assume there are going to be a few hiccups in the transition. Help me avoid those hiccups! [more inside] posted by phunniemee at 9:26 AM - 6 answers
my galaxy s3's usb charging port is loose with every cord I have, and only works in certain positions, (and charges slowly even then) so I'm looking into alternatives, including Qi charging or repairing the port. Advice needed. [more inside] posted by gryftir at 7:52 AM - 4 answers
Is there such a thing as a Document-Oriented Database for Non-Programmers? I've been searching the web for several days and I'm quite confused so I thought to post here. [more inside] posted by dylan_k at 1:39 PM - 19 answers
A fellow aspiring entrepreneur and friend of mine is in desperate need of help. Time is of the essence!
Here's the story:
Two years ago he created his own business that sells custom hand-made clothes and products. He owns a website and is on all of the normal social media. One of his most effective tools to connect with customers is through instagram. He's worked hard over the years to develop a fan base of over 27K followers. Mysteriously, last night this account was hacked. They changed the password, hacked the business email, and have taken control of the brand. This account is the business' main source of revenue and advertisement.
Although he's trademarked the company and taken all the normal preventative measures, the admin. at instagram claims there's nothing they can do to help. Assuming this is true, what are his available options?
Essentially, my friend's ship just got hijacked by some evil bastards and he's going to need a seal team to get it back.[more inside] posted by intelligentfool at 11:35 AM - 15 answers
For Christmas, I want to get my mom some sort of Sirius XM radio set-up for her kitchen/house. My options as I see it are 1) finding an elusive under-the-cabinet radio 2) finding a way to get a radio that won't be in the way 3) or getting a sound system or something. I need some help. Details on my mom and what I am looking for below. Thanks in advance! [more inside] posted by peachpie at 10:45 AM - 20 answers