iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, or feature phones.
Phyllis has an iHome radio dock that only plays FM radio. What gives? Leo says that' seems to be the trend now in hardware. it saves you a little money with only one antenna. Doctor Mom says it's a dock and as such, you can stream AM from it through your phone. Leo likes to use TuneIn. It's free. So you don't have to return it.
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Joe's LG G4 has an issue where the bluetooth keeps turning off. Leo says it sounds like a hardware error. What it could be is that the bluetooth doesn't connect and it just gives up. Doctor Mom says that unless you pair the bluetooth, it may just turn off automatically. But Joe can't get that far. You could just do a factory reset and see if that solves the issue. If not, then it's time to send it back.
Donald's wife went to a well known adult film site on her iPhone is infected. He gets a popup that says "call for Apple support" and they want $35 to fix it. Leo says it's not usually possible to hack the iPhone, so it may be a modified Safari home page instead. So go to the settings and make sure it's set to a benign home page like Google, the same with the search engine. While there, clear your history and website data. Then reload and see if it pops up. Also turn on block cookies. That should solve it.
Nicolas has a Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE Plus and he's complaining that his hotspot wifi speed is too slow. Leo says that may be a limitation of the hotspot software. It could be deliberate on the part of the wireless company as well. That's why he advises getting a MyFi card as a dedicated hotspot. Likely the carrier is slowing you down.
Joel has a Samsung LCS 5 and it's acting crazy with bluetooth, Wifi, and it keeps turning on sync. And his memos are missing? What gives? Leo says that you may have your Samsung sync turned on by mistake. If not, then it may not be possible to get your memos back. You can reset the phone though and at least get it back to the day you bought it.
Matthew is looking at the Google Nexus 5X but he's also looking at the One Plus Two 1X. Leo says that both are good, but the Nexus 5X has the benefit of a fingerprint reader. But if you can read without that, then sure. Leo also recommends the Motorola Moto G. The One Plus Three is about to come out too, so if you can wait ...
Keith has an 1st Gen Nexus 7 running Kit Kat. The launcher crashes after quitting certain mainstream apps. Leo says that you can try a different launcher. Leo uses the Nova Launcher. Google's Launcher is a good option. Apex is good at keeping your icons done. . Even Microsoft has one. Try Nova first though. Leo says he's used it on his 2nd Gen Nexus 7 with no issues. Version Kit Kat 4.4.4. used trim, so that should help. You can also do a factory reset to bring it back to it's original configuration. Leo says that the launcher is definitely the way to start.
Google announced many improvements to its "machine learning" or artificial intelligence capabilities with Google Assistant. Google has already been learning about its users preferences and delivering relevant information through Google Now.
Google announced that it would be adding the Google Play Store to its Chromebooks starting this fall. As of now, Chromebooks only were able to run things inside the Chrome browser with extensions that would have limited functionality offline. The announcement at Google I/O this past week means it will be possible to run nearly all Android apps on the Chromebook. Some of those apps may still be specific to phone use, but this would mean the Chromebook would suddenly be able to run photo editing apps, Microsoft Office apps, and much more that wasn't ideal in a browser window.
Liz can't find her phone and she wonders if she can use her Amazon Echo to find it. Leo says she can. There's a capability in the phone that will cause the phone to ring so she can locate it.
She can also set up that same feature using If This Then That. There is one called Phone Finder for the Echo.