Jim is an amateur photographer who reviews his pictures on the camera to delete the ones he doesn't like. For Christmas, he got an iPad Mini, and would like to preview the images on his camera card. Leo says that the iPad Mini doesn't have a set file system like that. Jim understood that and returned it. Leo says Jim didn't have to do that, he could've gotten the camera connection kit which would allow him to plug in an SD card.
Leo got a Mac Pro this week and he says it's very nice. Leo says it's what happens when you take away all limitations and just make the best product. It's dead silent. One fan moves a lot of air through the central core. It has very fast SSDs, and fast memory. But the problem is, there isn't much demand for that kind of horsepower.
Andy has a 13 year old son, and it seems like every year he has to upgrade the computer for him. Should he just get a new computer, like an iMac that can run Windows virtually? Leo says that an iMac running Parallels is a great option, but Andy should keep the computer in a place where he can see what his son is doing. Boot Camp is a good option for running Windows natively on it.
Quartz published an article this week declaring that 2013 was a terrible year for technology and that innovation was albeit over. Leo doesn't agree, though. First, the story of Edward Snowden blowing the whistle of how prevalent the NSA's eavesdropping on Americans was a huge story in technology. Google's Project Glass was an interesting story that may be the beginning of wearable computing.
Alex has a Mac Mini and he has it mounted in such a way that he can't reach the switch to turn it on/off. Leo says that Apple keyboards have a power button. But there's also a keyboard key combination that does it. Another option is Apple's remote desktop.
Since Apple released iOS 7, there hasn't been a jailbreak available for it -- Until now. But it doesn't come with a recommendation from Leo. There's only ever really been one reason to jailbreak an iPhone, and that's to install apps that haven't been approved by Apple. Instead, all previous iOS jailbreaks have come with an app store called "Cydia," which is well-known and fairly safe, or at least as safe as a jailbroken phone can be. The new iOS 7 jailbreak, however, comes with an unknown secret Chinese app store installed.
Al wants to know if there's a way he could watch Sunday Ticket on his original iPad. He used to be able to, but after the latest DirecTV update, he can't. Leo says that it sounds like DirecTV upgraded their software to require iOS 6 or later.