Android

Why is my Acer Iconia tablet freezing up?

Episode 1173

Brent from Hamburg, PA
Acer Iconia Tablet

Brent has an Acer Iconia tablet and it's starting to freeze up when watching movies. Leo says if you can update it to the latest version of Android, that would be a good idea. Another idea would be to go into backup/reset settings and restore it to the original settings. Sometimes that helps with issues by starting from scratch. Just make sure you have enough space. Clear out the cache.

Should I buy another HTC One or something else?

Episode 1170

Jonathan from Los Angeles, CA
Samsung Galaxy Note IV

Jonathan's HTC One M8 died yesterday after he dropped it and he's looking to replace it. Leo says that the mistake of mobile phone makers today is that they make phones all glass now, making them really easy to break if dropped. Should he get another M8?

Leo says that the M8 has great battery life, but why not get the next generation, the M9, when it comes out later this month? If he needs one right now, it's a great time to buy a phone as people are selling their phones used.

What should I get for my next smartphone?

Episode 1168

Jacob from Louisianna
Droid Turbo

Jacob gets to upgrade his phone this month. He's thinking of the Droid Turbo on Verizon. Leo says he has one. It has a huge battery, but it's a bit chubby. Since it has a high resolution screen, it actually still deals with battery life issues. There are new phones coming, though, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the third generation HTC One. Jacob doesn't like TouchWiz at all, which is why he prefers Motorola.

Should I have antivirus software for my tablet?

Episode 1166

Ray from Van Nuys, CA
LookOut

Ray is concerned with security on his tablet, and is wondering if he should have antivirus for it. Leo says that mobile devices are designed in an era where malware is a serious threat, so these newer operating systems are inherently safer because they tend to be sandboxed. If he still wants some added protection, LookOut is a very good antivirus app. That being said, Leo doesn't use an antivirus program.