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Dave upgraded his MacBook Pro with a Samsung SSD and it was running TRIM. But OS X Yosemite has a new security requirement called Kext Signing, and it only allows drivers that are approved by Apple. Leo says he can download TRIM Enabler, but he does have to disable kext signing to use it. And that's dangerous because it could open the door for malware. TRIM is built into Yosemite, but it only works with Apple Hardware.
Jack has an old monitor and he doesn't know what he can do with it. Leo says it largely depends on the connectors, and whether it's a 15 pin VGA, a DVI or HDMI. He could use adapters, but if he looks at the connector and the back of the monitor, he should be able to see what he can connect it to.
Cindy is having trouble booting up Windows from a USB key. Leo says that Windows 8 has a secure boot feature that won't let users boot to a USB key unless they go into the BIOS and set it up to do so. If Cindy has, she can try reversing the settings and then remove the key. It should go back to it's original settings.
This week's gadget is the Kid Trax Kia Soul Sing-Along DJ Ride-On Car. Available through Toys R Us, the Kid Trax Kia goes 2 1/2 MPH, has audio jacks for an iPod, smartphone, etc. And even comes with an FM Radio.
Available in three colors and has daytime running LEDs, headlights, taillights, and runs on a 12 volt battery. $399 from Toys R Us.
Henry says that HAM Radios are becoming a lost art. Leo says that one way people can get the next generation into HAM Radio is through the Internet, where they can connect to more powerful antenna arrays and data networks. That's appealing to the younger set. HAM will die out if it doesn't evolve.
Leo says sure, but it won't be fast. And he won't get the high resolution he wants. The Mac Mini is a low power mac -- it's essentially a MacBook Air in a desktop package. So he will likely have issues. Leo says says he uses a 4K screen with a Mac Pro and that has even been sluggish.
Jerry has a MacBook Pro and bought a pair off brand Cinema displays. But the MacBook Pro can't power them. Leo says that MiniDisplay port will do it. But Apple has replaced that with Thunderbolt 2. He'll just need the right cable. Most monitors don't have Thunderbolt. DVI ports are a possibility, but he'll need an adapter to handle it. Monoprice is a good place to look.
Today's gadget is the new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, which runs Android 4.4 KitKat. It has one the biggest screens available at 13.3” QHD (2560x1440). Powered by the newest Intel Atom Z3745 processor and has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a microSD slot to add up to 64GB more.
Eddie bought an Acer laptop and he upgraded to Windows 8.1 and his bluetooth is now broken. Nothing will pair. He's also been getting popups for drivers. Leo says that Windows 8.1 did break the drivers on the Acer V5 laptop. So the solution is to install the drivers from Acer.
Benny would just use Google Docs and then store it in the cloud. Then he can work from computer to computer. It's a great way to do it, but some don't like that they have to use the cloud to save their data. But he'll have plenty of storage in the cloud. Prices start around $200-400. He can get them just about anywhere including the Google Play Store.