Barney wants to open the rolodex file he has saved in his old Seiko Smart Label Printer on his Google Nexus 7. Leo says to use the software that the file printer comes with and export it to a standard file format, like comma separated values (CSV). Once he has that file, he can then import them into Google Contacts. Leo also says to go into Google contacts and edit the imported contacts. Then, once done, it'll automatically sync to the Nexus 7.
Rob's daughter needs a computer and he'd like to get her a Mac. Leo says that the MacBook Air is thin, light and very powerful. Leo recommends setting the internet up with OpenDNS to protect her from going places she shouldn't go. Checking the Apple Refub Store could save him money on the computer too.
Greg is looking for a new high resolution Android tablet. Leo says the current state of the art is the Google Nexus 10, but we are due for a new one. Google I/O is in May and chances are a new Android tablet will be announced. The only reason to wait is because the Nexus 10 is WiFi only, and they might release one with data. Should he jump ship to an iPad? Leo prefers iPads to Android tablets, even though he prefers Android phones to the iPhone. If getting 3G/4G capability isn't important, then go ahead and get the Nexus 10.
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Stan has an HP all-in-one printer that he wants to print to from his Samsung Galaxy SIII via Google Cloud Print. When he prints images, it comes out in black and white, not color. Leo says to make sure the printer isn't defaulting to black and white. He can check in printer settings for that.
Web8880 in the chatroom says that it's a known bug. Color may be an advanced option in Chrome's settings.
South by Southwest is this weekend in Austin, TX. Since Twitter first became popular there in 2007, it's become so popular that apps can't really rise above the noise to gain real traction or interest there. While there's a fear of missing out, there really isn't much going on there this year except for Sergey Brin and a small group of people wearing the new Google Glasses that haven't launched yet.
Get more info on SXSW at SXSW.com.
Andy is looking at getting a Craig Android Tablet, because it's pretty cheap. Leo says that everyone is making an Android tablet these days because Google gives away Android for free. Andy wants to know if he'll be able to print with it.
Google Glass, the smart wearable glasses that enable you to see an interface without looking down at a phone, is coming out soon. They also will be able to take photos and video from your eye's perspective. They cost a lot right now though, at $1500.
Google announced the ChromeBook Pixel, which is essentially an internet browser that relies on Google Docs. At $1300, everyone is scratching their heads. Sure, it has a retina display with touch enabled capability. USB, 5 hour battery life, an i5 Intel processor with 4GB RAM and a 32GB hard drive, with WiFi. The problem is, there's no OS and no apps. Very little storage. The original ChromeBook for $300 is a cheap alternative for education. A high end $1300 ChromeBook, in Leo's opinion, is baffling.