Lorenzo's wife wants a Google Chromebook, but he wonders if it's really worth it. Leo says it is if he gets the Samsung model. It's important to know that the Chromebook is just a computer with a built-in web browser. So his wife would have to live on the web. For basic web surfing, it's certainly enough of a computer though. The issue is going to be finding it, though, because Google has sold out of them.
Although Google's primary business is selling ads based on search, it's dying out as the business matures. To that end, Google has decided to start charging businesses for Google apps like docs, email, and more. Google has also created a communities section where groups can be created by Google + users.
Don dumped his iPhone for an Android Galaxy Note 2, and he loves it. Now he wants to move his music from iTunes to Google Play. Some of his music is protected by copy protection, though.
Leo says copy protection has been recently dropped by carriers, but if he has songs that have DRM on them, the easiest way to remove that is to turn on iTunes Match to match all his copy-protected songs. They'll upgrade them to DRM free songs at greater quality. Then he can delete all his copy-protected songs. After he does this, he should be able to import them into Google Play with no trouble.
Wednesday November 14 is Global Information Systems (GIS) Day. Leo says that we are reliant more and more on Global information thanks to Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. Geography has never been more important and Wednesday is to celebrate it. Leo also says that in the days of Google dominance and smartphones, GIS is even more important. Google knows where you are if you have Google Latitude enabled, and you can access all your activity because of that.
Although their press event was cancelled by Hurricane Sandy, Google announced a price drop for the Nexus 7 Android tablet. The 16GB model now costs just $199, and the 32GB is now $249. That price drop makes the Nexus 7 extremely competitive against the $329 price of the iPad mini.
Leo says the best way is to use Google. He can sync his old phone's contacts, calendar and email to Google and then move it to the new Note II. After he does this, his information will be stored with Google and he'll never have to worry about it again.
Leo recommends deleting the account in settings and then re-logging in and starting over. Go to Settings >> Accounts >> Synchronization. It could be turned off. Make sure 'AutoSync' is enabled, and 'Sync Calendar' is checked. He can also download Google's own calendar app from Google Play.