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Trent works in the IT department at a local school, and they are currently running a Microsoft Exchange Server. They're thinking of moving over to Google Apps. What does Leo think?
Courtney Love, the widow of Kurt Cobain, won the first ever Twitter defamation case. Love had been suing Cobain's estate, became disillusioned with her attorney, and tweeted that her attorney had been paid off by the estate. The attorney then sued Courtney Love for defamation, and won the case.
Courtney Love Wins Twitter Defamation Case (Huffington Post)…
Pat wants to know what calendar app is best. Leo says he uses Google Calendar because it syncs to all of his computers and phones, and he can send and receive invites. On the Mac, he uses BusyCal. Both Android and iOS work great with Google calendar. Pat would just add his Google account to his iPhone in his settings, and then he can choose to sync his calendar to Google as well. Best of all, it's free!
Lynn would like to get DSL without phone service. Leo says that's called "Dry loop" DSL and Verizon has been thought to offer it. But he's heard that they haven't. Leo advises to go with DSL Extreme and see if they can get it for him. The FCC has required that access be there, but the phone companies don't like it and do everything to make it frustrating, including cutting the copper.
Mike wants to get Satellite internet service, but the service says that they don't serve his area. Leo says that's insane if he has access to the Southern sky and live on planet earth. Leo says that WildBlue is a good option. WildBlue works much like DirecTV, from the southern sky. WildBlue's Exceed service is the best out there as far as satellite internet goes, but there is still some latency.
Chris recently discovered that his ISP is charging him for his broadband modem. Can he buy his own? Leo says sure! He should contact the cable company and find out what modems they will allow and then buy that. Arris is a popular one and he'll want it to be DOCSIS 3.
Johnny Jet bought a Sony Xperia. He's been told that it's waterproof, but Leo says not to test that theory. Treat it as water repellant, but don't dive with it. It has a great camera, though not as good as the Lumia 1020, but that doesn't have the apps. Here's a few sites he likes.
Robert has finally saved up enough money to get a Mac, but he noticed he has to install Flash himself. Leo says that Steve Jobs hated Flash and as such, Apple stopped supporting it. Leo says he can download and install Flash from Get.Adobe.com/flashplayer. He should just make sure he gets it from the official site, and not a phoney one. He should also be careful not to fall for the scam that he needs a new version of Flash to watch a video. Download Flash from Adobe directly and install it.
Mary wants to know about alternatives to Jajah, a VOIP service that she's been using and is going out of business.
Leo says Skype is one solution and she can use Skype with a phone number on a mobile phone with the app. It's very inexpensive. She can buy a Skype Out account, and that lets her make calls to regular phones. Leo did that with his daughter when she was studying overseas. Mary is worried about governments listening in when she calls overseas. Leo says that unless she's Jason Bourne, nobody really cares.
Reports show that Facebook will lose up to 80% of their users within the next three years. Leo says if people start moving away from Facebook, others will follow. Most people who use Facebook under duress, because their friends and family are online, are just looking for reasons to jump ship. Leo says that Facebook is trying to make the Feed more newsy, filled with "link bait," and less about friends and family.