Microsoft, Apple, Twitter, Facebook and a host of others have fallen victim to the Java exploit that was discovered by the Department of Homeland Security (actually, Leo says it was CERT - Computer Emergency Response Team ) last month. Leo says that it appears to be an Eastern European team that is attacking big American companies to find industrial secrets.
Alan needs to get a WiFi repeater to extend his WiFi range in his house. Some say they work, some don't. Leo says that a repeater will work best if he gets it from the same company that makes his router. Matching chip sets and firmware is best. Leo prefers the Airport Extreme and Express from Apple. Another option is Powerline networking.
Apple announced a $200 price drop this week, which is a very rare thing to come out of the Cupertino company. It may also be a sign that a new MacBook Pro is on the horizon. So does this mean you should buy a computer now or wait until a new Macbook comes out?
Leo has a glass paperweight in his office with a number on it. This is his reservation for Google Glasses, when they are released. Will this be the next big thing though? It could be, but Leo is skeptical. Apple is also rumored to be working on a wristwatch as well.
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According to the newest rumors coming from iLounge, the iPad 5 will look more like the iPad Mini design. Same screen size, but thinner, lighter, same edges and curves, and a smaller bezel. Rumor is that the iPad will also have LG's IGZO screen. There's also talk that Apple will be making a lower cost iPhone, mostly for the China market.
Aaron Sorkin is doing a biography of Steve Jobs (JOBS) starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs. The clip released shows Jobs convincing Steve Wozniak to build a personal computer. Woz says it's woefully inaccurate. If anything, it was the other way around -- Woz had to convince Jobs to create the home PC, and Jobs was only interested in how it can be a business.
Dave is a teacher and uses Final Cut Pro 7 with it's log and transfer utility teaching video editing. Ever since he upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion, that function has been broken by Apple.
Annette bought a new iPhone 5 and she can't send pics to her friends running Android through text messages. Leo says that since Annette is using an iPhone on T-Mobile, the phone isn't configured right for iMessages, is getting confused and won't default to MMS. Here's a technote from T-Mobile. There's also a youtube video that will walk her through it called How To Fix MMS on iOS 6/6.0.1 iPhone 5/4S/4/3Gs Tmobile.
Denise called yesterday with a USB issue on her old Mac Mini. She's also getting other issues that cause the Mac Mini to shut down and a repair will cost her $400. Should she just buy a new one?
Leo says that based on what Denise told him yesterday, the real issue is that the multiple drives she has are drawing too much power from USB and the data bus is overloaded. That's the issue and the Genius at Apple probably gave Denise bad advice. Then again, he had access to the hardware and Leo doesn't.
Peter just bought a MacMini and would like to run a dual boot OS setup with both OS X and Windows. Leo says he can do that with Boot Camp. To use Windows 8, he'll have to have updated drivers and there are many articles on the web on how to do it. Can he install Windows via USB key? Leo says yes, he can also just download the ISO to his USB key and point to it, and the Mac Mini will install it.