Leo says all models he's seen haven't been any good. They don't work like a phone. It doesn't work like he wants it to. It just tells him that his phone is ringing and shows him text messages. It's an expensive waste of money at this point. Leo also says that there isn't really a market for this (or Google's Glass) yet, but companies have decided there will be demand sometime. Even Apple is rumored to be getting into the smartwatch game. Leo says to wait awhile and see where things go.
Leo advises making a copy of the data and then running the Mac Disc Utility to repair it. Drives can go into read only mode for a variety of reasons, but it can be repaired. If he wants to get a complete copy of the data off of it, then it's just easier at that point to format it (HFS+) and start over. It may also indicate a physical problem with the drive controller. Job one is to get that data off, though!
Leo says that a memory leak is when a program claims memory and never releases it even after it's needed, and that's not usually how mobile devices work. Apps that have memory leaks in portable devices just keep acquiring memory until the app crashes, and that's why most mobile device OS's are designed to prevent that. If he jailbreaks the device, all bets are off and some apps are just poorly written. As a result, they'll just force close.
Taryn has a Canon camera and it's software requires OS 10.6, and she has OS 10.4. Leo says that there's no need to use the Canon software. It's terrible and unnecessary. In fact, since Taryn is on the Mac, iPhoto will work just fine. Should she upgrade OS X? Leo says that the nice thing about OS X is that it's cheap to upgrade. The downside is that older hardware may not support the latest (Mountain Lion). Taryn's MacBook can go up to OS 10.6, though, but there's no real need to rush to upgrade since she'll get the latest OS when she upgrades to a new Mac.
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.