Chris wants to build an app for energy savings, but he doesn't know what to call it. Leo says that ideally, you want to build it to be cross platform so you can sell it on Android and iPhone and even Windows. eLance is a good place to hire someone to build it. What to call it? Well, something that explains your app in one or two words is ideal.
Doug has iOS 9.5.3 installed, and when he taps on the home button once, the whole screen drops. What gives? Leo says that's a feature that allows you to use your phone one handed because the iPhone 6S is larger. It's harder to use one handed. So tap the screen home button twice and it drops to make it easier to reach.
Scott is frustrated with the phone dictionaries because they have a limited vocabulary and it's not very easy in iOS to add a word. Leo agrees, but he can go into the keyboard settings and add the option in. Leo says that autocorrect will learn words over time. Autocorrect should offer suggestions, including the one of the left, which will be the word as he typed it. If he selects that, it will tell autocorrect to add that to the dictionary. Another option is to cancel out the autocorrect entirely.
Cisco has found a vulnerability similar to the Android text exploit, which could take control of your mobile phone through a text message. Leo says that Apple has released a patch to close the hole before anyone else had discovered it. This affects iOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS. Mavericks and Yosemite users don't have a fix yet, though, so those users should disable iMessage until they do. If you can't get past Mavericks because your desktop is too old, turn off iMessages permanently.
Google announced many improvements to its "machine learning" or artificial intelligence capabilities with Google Assistant. Google has already been learning about its users preferences and delivering relevant information through Google Now.
The Old Geek is worried about bad flashlight apps which could be malware. Leo says there's nothing to worry about. Both the Android and iOS app stores scan all apps and disable those that have malware. And even better, today's modern OS offers that flashlight capability natively.
John uses Windows, but he has an iPhone 6. The one thing he doesn't get is why Apple computers don't have a delete key. Leo says that Apple wants to get rid of older keys from the early days of computing, including Print Screen, Pause/Break, and even the Delete key. Apple actually got rid of the Delete key a long time ago. John will have to press CMD/Backspace to duplicate that function.
David has a first generation iPad Mini and it won't clear out an old Apple ID, even after doing a reset. Leo says that the new version of iOS requires users to verify the old Apple ID and password to prevent theft of a device and then just wiping it. Leo says one thing that David can try is a DFU reset.