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.
Marsha would like to sync Outlook with Google Calendar so she can sync with her Android phone. Leo says that Google used to have AppSync, but they discontinued it. There are third party apps Marsha could use though:
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.
Jose still hasn't gotten the Android 5 Lollipop update. How can he force the update? Leo says to head on over to XDA-Developers.com and look in the forums for how to root his specific phone. He should look for the model number of it. Once he's rooted it, he can replace the recovery software (ROM) with a custom one like Clockwork mod.
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.
Carol's Nextbook doesn't have Bluetooth, and she's wondering how she could add that. Leo says Carol can't. It's a hardware shortcoming. She's also having trouble saving apps to the memory card. Leo says that apps can go on a memory card only if they don't have widgets. If they do, then they won't work if they're on the SD card.
Dave wants to know if he can downgrade his Google Nexus 7 from Lollipop because the update has really slowed down his tablet considerably. Leo says that he could try rooting it, and then put on a custom recovery that will allow him to do it. Dave should check out XDA Developer Forum for tips on how.
Mike is looking to replace his tablet and smartphone with a larger screen phone. But should he get the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the Note 4? Leo says that the Note 4 is larger, has removable batteries, and has a stylus, while the S6 doesn't. And the Note 4 is available now. So Leo would get that.
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.