Tablets

iPad, Android, Kindle, or Windows tablets.

What is a good tablet for note taking?

Microsoft Surface Pro

Episode 1337

Matthew from Wrightwood, CA

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.

Acer also makes these, as does Lenovo with the Yoga. The category is called 2-in-1.

How can I turn off the password login in Windows?

Microsoft Surface Book

Episode 1314

George from Valencia, CA

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.

Why can't my tablet connect to the Internet?

Episode 1313

Becky from Panama City, FL

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.

How can I sync Outlook to my iPad and iPhone?

Microsoft Outlook for iOS

Episode 1309

Brian from Long Beach, CA

Brian is having trouble syncing to Outlook on his laptop, iPhone, and iPad. Leo suggests going into iOS settings and removing the Outlook sync account. He could also install the Outlook app.

It could also be an issue with his Exchange server at work, especially if other coworkers are having issues. He should use Microsoft's app on the laptop. Then remove the Exchange server from iOS devices and reinstall it. It's likely a network issue with work. Brian should talk to his IT guys, as they may have to configure it.

How can I get my Nexus 9 to reboot?

Google Nexus 9

Episode 1306

Richard from Sonoma, CA

Richard has a Google Nexus 9 and signed up for the beta program for Google N, but he can't get past Google. Has be bricked it? Leo says no, he can't really brick it that way. Leo says to go into recovery mode and back out of it. He'll also have to wipe his data and cache. Richard will have to download the drivers, do an ADB, and then download and install the Nexus 9 image. He can also try reinstalling the N Dev again, since maybe it was a bad download.