Leo has found a nifty app called "Paper Karma", which uses your smartphone's camera to unsubscribe you from junk mail. Simply take a picture of the junk mail, and the app will then contact the company and unsubscribe you from getting any more content from them. Leo tried it and it actually works! And the best part is, it's free.
Greg wishes that Apple would've gone with a larger screen and he's now thinking of getting rid of his iPhone in favor of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy SIV. Leo says that it probably won't be out until April at the earliest - it hasn't even been announced yet (March 15). Another option is the HTC One.
What about making the transition? Are there apps for podcasting? Leo says that there are great third party apps for podcasting - including DoggCatcher (Android) and InstaCast (iPhone). The chatroom recommends PocketCast (Android), Downcast (iOS).
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.
Greg likes to download videos and store them on the iPad so he can view them when an internet signal isn't available. How can he download and save them directly on the new iPad?
Leo says that the trend is towards streaming these days, thanks to Hollywood's paranoia. There are ways to do this, though. The easiest is to rip the movie to a computer and use iTunes to sync it over.
The iPhone is still a great first smartphone because it has an easier learning curve. The keyboard is a bit smaller, though.
Leo prefers Android because he likes to have a bigger screen, choice of keyboard, and the option to change his battery. These, and other options, the iPhone doesn't offer. Android is a bit advanced for a beginner, but if she wants these options, then it may be the best way to go. Leo recommends going to the Verizon store (since that's her carrier) and trying them. That will help her decide what would be best for her.
Dave is a teacher and uses Final Cut Pro 7 with it's log and transfer utility teaching video editing. Ever since he upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion, that function has been broken by Apple.
Pronav bought an iPhone 5 on Sprint, but hears that Verizon iPhone’s comes unlocked. Would the Sprint iPhone 5 be unlocked as well, since it’s the same phone? Leo says no. Verizon chose on their own to unlock the iPhones that come through them. Leo believes that going forward, this will likely become the norm though. Will he be able to use his Sprint phone on another service when his contract is over? An eager rep at Verizon may be able to do it by unlocking it with software.
Bernie would like to Airplay something from his phone to an iPod Touch. This isn't possible though, Airplay will only work from a phone or iPod to something like an Apple TV. He wants to be able to control the iPod Touch remotely.
There are iPod Docks that have remotes so he could control it from further away. Leo uses the Sonos for that. AppDynamic's AirFrame would let him control two iOS devices.
Laurie has a client who has mobility issues and would like a voice activated smartphone. Leo says that both the iPhone and Android have voice activated dictation. The iPhone has Siri, which could be a great help to her client. So the iPhone may be the best solution. However, Google has also added voice activation to their Google App as well. So her client would get the best of both worlds with the iPhone.