Apple

Can I put apps on a different drive on my iMac?

Raymond from Knoxville, TN

Episode 1103

Ray has an iMac and when you download programs to it, it wants to install it into the internal hard drive. Leo says what you can do it put the apps just about anywhere you want just by dragging it to the location you want. So just install it, and then move the file and applications folder onto another hard drive. You can also just move your home folder to a separate drive. That'll save you a ton o space.

What should I replace my G5 with?

Mitch from Burbank, CA

Episode 1103

Mitch does voiceover work and uses a 2004 G5 and it still runs great. But the fan is so loud. So he's looking to get a Mac Pro. Leo says that although it has a big fan, it's extremely silent thanks to it's central core design. It's VERY quiet. But if you don't really need a lot of horsepower, the MacMini is very quiet as well. An iMac will also work great. That's where Leo would be looking. For about $1200-1500. it's very quiet and has plenty of horsepower under the hood.

Why can't I charge my iPad with my Mac Mini?

John from Murrieta, CA

Episode 1103

John has a Mac Mini with a USB hub but he can't charge his iPad with the hub. What gives? How can he charge the iPads through the USB Hub? Leo says that the iPad requires 10 watts to power and re-charge it. All USB ports have about 5 volts, but the amperage varies. Apple broke the standard for charging with the iPad, where the older ports won't charge iPads because they don't get 10w or power. Apple's own chargers work fine, and if you have a late model Air, you should be able to. But for now, get an 11w charger and that'll do the job.

Apple's Quarterly Results Show iPhone Sales are Strong

Episode 1103

Apple's quarterly results were posted, and they sold 35.2 million iPhones in the quarter ending in June. They made the most money of all on the iPhone, and are clearly an iPhone company. They hoped to sell slightly more, but it's still higher sales than compared to last year. Apple claims sales are down because of "rumors" of a new iPhone coming out in the Fall.

Revenue is pretty strong, profits are good. Apple has sold more Macs than they had in quite some time, but that could be attributed to new Macs coming out.

Rumors Suggest Apple Plans Mid-September iPhone 6 Launch

Episode 1103

Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac writes that we'll see the iPhone 6 in the second or third week of September. That doesn't mean it will become available then, however. Usually Apple announces the phone, and then it goes on sale a week later.

Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion (9to5Mac)…
http://9to5mac.com/2014/07/23/apple-tentatively-plans-mid-september-iphone-event-as-ios-8-nears-completion/

Forensic Scientist Finds Security Holes in iPhone

Episode 1102

iPhone 5S

At the "Hackers On Planet Earth" (HOPE) Conference in New York this week, forensic scientist and security expert Jonathan Zdziarski identified several holes and back doors currently on the iPhone. There's even a packet sniffer that's running all the time. Apple has yet to respond to it. It's important to understand that whenever you're using a connected device, whether intentionally or unintentionally, it could reveal information to interested parties. In his presentation, Zdziarski revealed some of the data that is constantly leaked out by the iPhone.

Should I buy my iPhone off contract?

Episode 1102

Kim from Santa Clarita, CA
Apple iPhone 5S

Kim wants to switch carriers and wants to know the best option for getting an iPhone. Leo was going to suggest T-Mobile, but that's where Kim is and she doesn't want to have a contract. Leo says that without a contract, she'll have to pay for a phone unsubsidized. She can also buy the iPhone 5S unsubsidized and make payments on it, but that's just like having a contract. Should she wait? Leo says we'll know when the iPhone 6 is coming out in a couple months. It'll probably be out in September.

What laptop should I get?

Episode 1101

Jeff from Valencia, CA
MacBook Pro with Retina display

Jeff's laptop is over 10 years old and he's ready to finally get rid of it. But there's so many choices for replacing it. Leo says it's important to think about anything out of the ordinary or unusual he'd want to do with it. If he has a specific software package that requires a certain operating system, that could help make the decision. Should he get Windows 7? Leo says that some machines come with Windows 7, including some from Dell. But Windows 8.1 is the current version and even though people hate it, it's the OS moving forward.

iPhone 6 'Sapphire Crystal' Front Cover Leaked

Episode 1100

iPhone 6 Sapphire Crystal

A cover, supposedly for the next Apple iPhone, has been leaked. This could be made of sapphire crystal, and is very tough. It was showed off earlier this week in a YouTube video from Hong Kong by Marques Brownlee. The video shows the glass bending, and Brownlee was even stabbing it with a knife to show that it could not be scratched. The front part measures 4.7", which is consistent with the predictions we've been hearing from other sources as one of the sizes of the next iPhone.