Any device that connects to the computer, such as a printer, scanner, monitor, keyboard or mouse.
Matt wants to know what Leo thinks of Haier TVs. Leo says that they're a third tier TV company, budget stuff he'd see at the grocery store. It's low end, but often they use the same panels as the big guys and the quality is lost in the software and menus that they use.
Would it be good for a computer monitor? Leo doesn't usually recommend using TVs for computer monitors. The resolution isn't that good for computer use since he would sit closer to it.
Stan has an HP all-in-one printer that he wants to print to from his Samsung Galaxy SIII via Google Cloud Print. When he prints images, it comes out in black and white, not color. Leo says to make sure the printer isn't defaulting to black and white. He can check in printer settings for that.
Web8880 in the chatroom says that it's a known bug. Color may be an advanced option in Chrome's settings.
Rudy would like to print via Bluetooth using an HP printer with a bluetooth card. Leo says that if the printer supports bluetooth, that's probably the way to go. But when Rudy tries to install the printer via bluetooth, He can't see it. Leo says to try putting the printer into discovery mode so he can pair it.
HP has a technote on how to do it.
Patricia's boss has put in a code requirement so they can track what is being printed. It's corrupted the drivers, though, and the ones they've provided don't work on the Mac. Leo suggests trying Google Cloud Print. This will allows her to print via the internet to any printer.
The Chatroom has found a fix from Worchester Polytechnic Institute that will allow Patricia to print from her Mac.
Dick's gadget this week is the Targus Touch Pen for Windows 8. This is designed to make any non-touch screen laptop into a touch screen for use with the touch pen. It will cost $99.99 and will be shipping this Spring.
Leo says the drive may have failed, or the USB enclosure itself failed. It could also be as easy as the connectors wiggling lose and may just need to be reseated. If all the connectors are in place, disks do just die, and it may need to be replaced.
Manuel has a Lenovo A2109 Tablet and he'd like to hook up a portable hard drive to it. It isn't working because his portable hard drive isn't powered, and the tablet doesn't seem to be giving it enough power to work.
Chris got an Epson Workforce printer, but the iPrint app for printing from mobile devices does not work with his Android phone. It wants to send it to Google Docs as a PDF, but it won't print. Leo says that's not very helpful, and thinks that Google's CloudPrint may be a good solution.