Audience Questions

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Watch Mike from Whittier, CA Comments

Mike's cellphone hasn't changed over for daylight savings time. Leo says that since it's not a smartphone, it may be that it doesn't automatically changeover unless he goes into the settings and enables "Accept DST." It may also be time to pick up a smartphone, and the iPhone XR has great accessibility features.

Watch Bill from Huntington Beach, California Comments

Bill is having issues with losing the internet on his iPhone X. Leo says that this is a known issue with the iPhone X, and he thinks it may be a manufacturing issue. He recommends bringing it into the Apple Store. Since he loses connectivity on his network, and it comes back after he reboots the router, that leads him to believe that the router is losing the iPhone's IP address. He can set a static IP address on the phone in the settings, but he'll have to go into the router settings to reserve the IP address. A new router could solve this issue, but don't spend money unless necessary.

Lastly, when all else fails, he can do a DFU reset, which will rewrite the firmware completely. But it also wipes the entire phone, so make sure to backup data first.

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Watch Dale from Palmdale, California Comments

Dale has problems with his text messages: He doesn't get the entire long message, and it's all chopped up out of order. Leo says it's the carrier that is limiting, or "truncating" his SMS text message to 160 characters, chopping it up, and sending it out in multiple bursts. It's an issue with Sprint, unfortunately. If he can start using a messaging app and convince everyone in the family to do the same, he won't have this issue.

Watch Stu from Santa Ana, California Comments

Stu got a new phone number for his iPhone and he keeps getting calls about paying a student loan. How can he prevent the phone from ringing on unwanted calls? Leo says that he can get a Google Voice number and then use it to filter out the phone calls that aren't in the contact list. He can also use an app called Nomorobo. or True Caller to filter them out. Lastly, he can block it from the carrier itself, but these calls often change the caller ID to thwart it.

Watch Michele from Los Angeles, CA Comments

Michele is about to launch a startup, and she has a website for it, but she found out that her website has been copied from another company. What can she do? Leo says that unfortunately, that kind of stealing can't really be prevented. She does have intellectual property copyright and it would help to have that expression on the website to spell it out. But the bottom line is it is difficult to prevent. She could write a cease and desist, but it's kinda like "wack a mole." Shut one down, and another pops up. If they're a well-known company, she can shame them or threaten to sue. But if not, then it is not really going to be effective.

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Watch Mark from Effingham, Illinois Comments

Mark uses thumb drives to transfer data and then format them. But when using 64GB drives, when he formats them, it formats to 32GB. What gives? Leo says it's probably either a counterfeit drive or a faulty drive that's losing sectors. Even if he bought it on Amazon, he could end up getting a counterfeit drive if not careful. But when formatting, the OS can decide to write off bad or unreliable sectors as well.

The chatroom suggests to open it up with a partitioning program and try recreating it that way. Windows Key X select Disk Management. https://www.howtogeek.com/235824/how-to-clean-a-flash-drive-sd-card-or-i...

Watch Jon from Indianapolis, Indiana Comments

Gary wants to know if he can use a Raspberry Pi to host his own web site. Leo says that's a great idea. If he installs an FTP program, how can he get that to talk to his Apache server? Leo says this isn't ideal for a public site because of upload speeds and terms of service with the ISP. But if it's a personal file server that he can access for the web, that's legitimate. He also has to punch holes in his router firewall to get it, and that means to be sure his Pi is secure and up-to-date. Leo also recommends using Secure FTP to keep his system secure, and set port forwarding to Port 80. Then there are the FTP ports. Good news, most browsers will download from your site without FTP.

Using a NAS is better though. If his router supports it, he can also just use a thumb drive plugged into the router.