Dana got an ElGato EyeTV and wants to know if he can use it with his television. Leo says no, that's actually a TV tuner for a computer. It's a great device, but if he wants to stream video on the internet, then a Roku box is a better option.
LaHell wants to do presentations with his Android Samsung tablet. Leo says an iPad with an Apple TV will work best. He could get Apple's Keynote app on iPad which is the best presentation software out there for a tablet.
Steve made the switch to an iPhone from his old Palm Pilot. The interface is very similar to the old Palm, but the iMessage app sometimes defaults to text message instead, charging him. Leo says that iMessage has never really worked right. There are internet only text messaging apps like Google Hangouts that he could use instead. There's also What's App, which also uses data. The addressee has to have a similar setup, though.
Oscar's son is attending college in the Fall and wants to know which Mac he should buy him. Apple just updated the MacBook Air in June, but has not yet updated the MacBook Pro. Leo suspects Apple will update it before September, though. Oscar wanted to get the computer before that.
Jesse is looking to get an Acer laptop. Leo says that Acer is a pretty good low cost option. She's looking to spend $1,000 and wants it to be scalable. Leo says that she can add memory and a larger hard drive, but that's about it. Laptops aren't usually upgradeable.
Leo says for $1,000 she could get an 11" MacBook Air, but that screen is tiny.
Sandy's iPad is having Wi-Fi issues. Leo says that Apple products tend to have issues with this, and there was a generation of Apple iPads that were very problematic. She went to Apple and they sent her to AT&T. Leo says to go back to Apple and tell them to fix the problem. It has nothing to do with AT&T.
This week, the Cupertino rumor mill kicked into high gear and Leo says that some of them are down right nutty. The first rumor is that Apple will skip the 5S and go straight to the 6. The second is that Apple will announce a new budget iPhone, with a plastic body and a myriad of colors.
Adam's son is heading to college. He has an old MacBook Pro, but it's falling apart and he needs a new one. Leo advises contacting the university, because they'll probably not only give him a better price than Apple, but they may also have a much better support package.
Paul is thinking about getting a MacBook Pro because his eyesight is failing, and he thinks the Retina display may help. Leo says that the MacBook Pro is a great option, but so is the MacBook Air. With the new Haswell processor, it'll last a long time, is light and really fast. Either one will work, but if battery life and weight is an issue, the MacBook Air is the best.