Audience Questions

Audience QuestionsHour 1

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Watch Joe from Tampa Bay, FL Comments

Joe recently had a heart attack, and now he's looking for a fitness tracker that also has a phone case that can hold medication. Any ideas? He's in the Android universe. Leo says that there are smartphone cases that do hold pills. Leo also uses wallet cases for his. Doctor Mom says that nitro pills have to be kept in a darkened, airtight vial. Here are a few from the chatroom -

https://www.amazon.com/Cielo-Pill-Holders-Stainless-Nitroglycerin/dp/B01G2VCXVY

https://www.amazon.com/Apex-Nitro-Protective-Nitroglycerin-Case/dp/B000EGN17Y (Leo says this one looks great)

https://www.forgettingthepill.com/categories/nitroglycerin-pill-boxes

As for fitness trackers, Leo says that the Apple Watch is the best for heart rate monitors, and it will warn your doctor if a heart attack is on the way.  Other options include the FitBit Charge. The Oura Ring. Doctor Mom also recommends the Garmin Vivo Fit 4. 

Watch Tom from Chicago, IL Comments

Tom wants to know if Leo is going to buy any new Apple products soon. Leo says he has learned to wait, and he's been told that Apple will be announcing new iPhones next month. He's also heard rumors of two new iPads, based on registration in the EU for new iPads. They will likely be low-cost iPads. But Leo's favorite rumor is a new MacBook Pro without the butterfly keyboard, which Apple is believed to of abandoned in favor of older scissor-style keys. If it happens, it'll be in October and he'll be buying it. So Leo advises waiting until at least next month.

What about the Apple TV: will it be replaced soon? Leo says there's no need to wait for the next model, the 4K Apple TV was released not too long ago.

Audience QuestionsHour 2

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Watch Rich from Worcester, Massachusetts Comments

Tom came across an old MAVICA digital camera that would record on a floppy disc. He's told it's worth $200 atm. His main question is, can he live stream with it? Leo says no, it's way too old. You can with your iPhone though. Is it legal? Leo says you have the first amendment right to do so, but you're taking your chances recording police officers without their consent. And you certainly don't want to interfere with their law enforcement duties. But if you're in earnest, another option is to get a GoPro and connect it to your mobile phone. Then you can stream to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, and even Mixer. 

Watch Bill from Athens, Ohio Comments

Can I use my iPhone with a Linux computer? Leo says yes, you can! Here's a video on how - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b7zfvmxPvA

Watch G. Scott from Minnesota Comments

G. Scott installed an SSD into his computer and it's booting up faster by a factor of ten. Leo says that's because of faster drives and that's what SSDs buy you. But he's been restoring up the older drive using OneDrive and it's taking a long time. Leo says that's because it's working in the background. But it's also duplicating files. Leo says that's annoying. G. Scott may want to try using the OneDrive app. It may eliminate the duplication since OneDrive identifies files using a hash. If it sees a different hash, it knows it's been changed. 

G. Scott also wants to know if he can use it as a hyperdrive and use it as a cache. Leo says don't do that. Use your SSSD drive to install your OS and apps. Then use the spinning drive for data. It's the best way.

Audience QuestionsHour 3

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Watch Audrey from West Lake Village, California Comments

Audrey needs a tablet with the best voice recognition, that she can then email to her desktop for cleaning up. Her computer isn't Apple, would an iPad work? Leo says that doesn't matter. Word is about formatting, you can start with an email or even text file and dictate. Formatting doesn't matter. What Leo recommends is using a notetaking app that will automatically sync it to your desktop. Evernote is a good example. Microsoft's OneNote is a great example. All Android devices will use Google's voice recognition and that's excellent. Google Keep as well.

But Android tablets are lagging. The best tablets are the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5. They'll cost the same as an iPad. But they do use OneNote, and it's free since Audrey uses Word already.

Watch Dean from Hannibal, Missouri Comments

Dean has an old XP laptop that he wants to put ChromeOS on. Can he do that? Leo says that Chromium is the version of ChromeOS that does that, and NeverWare is the company. but it doesn't work with every laptop or computer. What you can do is download it to a thumb drive and then try and install it, but Leo also recommends looking at Linux. Xubuntu is designed for the low end, older computers. So it's perfect for what Dean needs. 

Watch Earl from Alpine, CA Comments

Earl's wife has an Apple Watch, but she gets a rash when she wears it. Leo says that nickel can cause a rash, and there is no nickel in it. So that may be the cause. But it could be the wristband, so try a new wristband. You can also get an AppleWatch case that will cover the entire watch, except for a small opening for the sensor. You could try that. But it won't be able to measure heart rates. Leo says the YNIWA is $9 on Amazon. 

Watch David from Whittier, CA Comments

David has a vacation home and has WiFi cameras in it to view remotely. His problem is that when the service goes down, it could be days before it gets repaired. Could he use a cellphone and TING? Leo says that cellphones can be used as a "hotspot" and they can use their data plan to reach you when you need to view it. The question is, would TING let you do that? Other mobile services do, but they charge you and cameras use a lot of bandwidth. So check to see if they only work on movement. In principle, that could work.

Watch Jason from Newport Beach, CA Comments

Jason lives in a building and is stuck with AT&T UVerse for internet access because it has a deal with the building. Leo says that they made an exclusivity deal that honestly, is unethical. But it isn't illegal and is probably mentioned in your signed lease agreement. Leo suggests going to the California Public Utilities Commission and complain. You may also want to contact the City of Newport Beach.

One way around it is to use your mobile device in hotspot mode and avoid it altogether.

Watch Rolland from Hutchinson, Kansas Comments

Rolland would like to get a dash camera that does front and back at the same time. Leo says the OwlCam is the best because it will also notify you of a break-in and uploads the video to a cloud server. But it's twice as much as the competition, but that includes LTE service.