Art's wife talked him into buying a Mac Mini. Can Art make "The Switch?" Leo says that for Art's job, Excel will work just the same on the Mac. What about the iPad? Leo says that there are spreadsheet programs like Apple's Numbers. Not identical to Excel, especially with Macros, but it's doable. What about forms? Leo says that Numbers will read Excel forms, but it may not look the same. So he'll have to clean them up. But once that's done, Art can then save them in the cloud. What about Flash? Can it work in the iPad? Leo says it can't because Apple doesn't support Flash.
Frank is looking to get a tablet that his kids can use. Leo says that the iPad has great software for kids. And for young kids, the iPad Mini is an ideal option. Leo also recommends getting a good sturdy rubber case for it.
Britney is going into nursing school after the first of the year and wants to know what tablet she should get: a Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus 7, or the iPad. Leo says there isn't much difference quality-wise; they're all mature and have stunning screens. So it comes down to what she wants to do with it.
Micheline can't erase photos on the iPad from Picasa. Leo says that there's a setting in Picasa that will allow it. Leo also says that Windows photo sync is terrible and iTunes on Windows isn't that great either. That's why Picasa is a better option.
Ideally, though, iTunes and the iPad work best on the Mac. Here's a link that talks about issues and various solutions. There's a photo cache called iPod Photo Cache that she can delete.
Alex wants to get a new computer for school and gaming. Leo says he could get a laptop, but Leo likes the idea of an iPad Air and a bluetooth keyboard. Logitech has one called the Keyboard Folio. The iPad is around $500 for the Wi-Fi version, and then another $100 for the keyboard. He'd be right in within his budget.
Leo got his iPad Air this week and he's very happy with the weight. Leo says that at 1.0lb, it feels considerably lighter, without being too light. He also says that with the reduced bezel, iPad Air is about a 1/2" smaller. The Air is very comfortable in portrait mode, and you can type with your thumbs, which you couldn't do with the older models.
Tom wants to know if he should get iPad Air. Leo says it's too soon to tell, but Apple has made it 40% lighter, and it's narrower while retaining the same screen size as previous full sized iPads. Leo says the Air will be a very good choice if he has an iPad or iPad 2, maybe even an iPad 3.
If he has an iPad 4, there really isn't any hurry to upgrade unless he just likes having the latest and greatest. Leo is actually preferring the iPad Mini with Retina display. It's even better because the DPI is higher, making it more sharp, along with the same guts as the iPad Air.
Susan is looking to get a tablet that will handle ebook reading, games for the kids, and working the internet. Leo says that while you can get a cheaper Android iPad, Leo says that Susan should get an iPad. It's got great apps, is well supported, and very easy to use. It's a little more expensive, but it's worth it. But wait until Tuesday, October 22, because it's likely Apple will announce new iPads and she could save money on the previous version. 3G or Wifi?
Apple has another event coming up on October 22nd. Leo says it's likely we'll see at least one new iPad announced. Leo also suspects we'll see the new Mac Pro that Apple teased earlier this year. There have also been commercials for it playing in theaters.