iPad, Android, Kindle, or Windows tablets.
Brett has an older Dell Venue tablet and wants to update it, but they don't support it anymore. Leo says that his only choice is to root it and put a custom ROM on it. Leo says the first place he'll want to go to put a custom ROM on Android is the XDA Developers Forum. He can get step-by-step instructions for his exact model. There is a Dell Venue section, but he should be sure he uses the exact model or he could brick it.
Dave wants an app that would allow him to use his iPad Pro for work by handwriting notes and saving them to Word documents. Leo says that there are dozens of apps out there, but it depends on how good his handwriting is. The iPad doesn't have built in handwriting recognition. Here are some good options to consider:
Matthew wants to take paper notes with handwriting recognition and he wants to know if the Surface Pro will suffice. Leo says that the Surface Pro is fantastic. It's a tablet with an attachable keyboard (he should get the type version). It comes with a stylus. He can use OneNote to do it as it's tightly integrated.
Jose is having trouble with his Samsung Galaxy tablet. Leo says to go into recovery mode to get it back to the factory default settings. XDA Developers may also have a firmware image that he can then replace it with.
Stephanie would like to build an app. How can she find someone who can help her? Leo says that app ideas are a dime a dozen, and the trick is how to get the right person to make it and market it. There are great places to find a programmer. eLance is one such place. She should ask for references.
Joe wants to know how much he should spend on a tablet to get a decent one. Leo says not a lot. The Nexus 7 is $200 and it runs great. Samsung is a great place to look as well. The best place for a good tablet, though, is Google itself. That way he'll get updates as they come out.
George bought a new Microsoft Surface Book 3. He was hoping it would be more consistent with Windows 10. How can he turn off the log in and just have it always logged in? Leo says he can type the Windows key + R, and type "Users" and disable the password requirement for logging in. George could also go into the power settings and have it not log out or go to sleep as fast.
Becky's new tablet freezes up every time she tries to connect to the internet. Leo says to try connecting to another internet portal like a Wi-Fi hotspot and see what happens. If it doesn't work there either, then there's definitely an issue. It sounds like a hardware problem. The antenna may have gotten loose or a connection may have broken. Since Becky is on a budget, Leo recommends going to Samsung and looking at their refurbished section. She can save some money that way.