Virginia needs a computer just for email and some internet. Leo recommends an ipad for that. But if you need a keyboard and larger screen, then Leo recommends a Chromebook. Those are ideal because they are very simple, secure. Acer's 15" Chromebook is just $300, and that's a great deal.
Margie has an iPad 2 with iOS 8.1. Now she's finding that she can't get Yahoo mail. Then she could. Now she can't. What's going on? Leo says that there's an issue with iOS that it corrupts the name of your yahoo email. So one way to fix that is to remove it and then added it back with the full email address. Another option is to bypass the use of the Apple mail and use Yahoo's own app. Also update to iOS 8.2.
Nancy wants to know how to keep a thread straight on Gmail. If she deletes an email, she deletes the thread? Leo says it depends on settings, it's called conversation view. You can turn the threading off. And you can delete replies, here's how. This may be different in the iPad. Try expanding all threads and then see if you can delete individual ones. Leo doesn't like threading because it's so confusing for issues like this. Especially in the iPad.
Rob's job keeps him on the road, and he wants access to his desktop PC at home via his laptop or iPad. What's a good option, and can he do it without adding an app? Leo says that he can do it in a browser, but it's better in an app.
Atlas Remote Access on the iPad works well, according to the chatroom. There's also TeamViewer. But he'll need to install something. Google Chrome Remote requires installing an extension, but if the hardware isn't locked down from browser extensions, that's an option.
John wants to know the best way to play music from his iPad to his older stereo equipment. Leo says that he'll need to convert the digital data to analog before connecting it with a digital to analog converter. There's a dock that Apple makes that connects through the 30 pin connector.
The other option is to get an Apple TV and use AirPlay to do it if his stereo is connected to the TV. But the easiest way is to just use the audio minijack and plug it into an auxiliary input on the stereo.
Nancy is having trouble getting her Yahoo email using the iPad Mail app. Leo says there is a good Yahoo Mail client that works really well. Leo thinks that Yahoo itself is a frustrating experience and Leo prefers to use Gmail. She could tell Gmail to go get her Yahoo mail for her and download it into her Gmail account.
She also saw that her mail was automatically deleted from her Yahoo account. Can she get it back? Leo says it shouldn't automatically delete. Leo advises getting rid of Yahoo and using Gmail.
Robert would like a simple, easy to use tablet. Leo says that the iPad is the best option for ease of use, but it's not cheap. He'll need access to the internet to get email, download apps, etc. So Robert should get the LTE version, which costs about $129 more, plus a monthly rate for the data plan.
Walter wants to downgrade to iOS 7 but Apple says he can't. Leo says that's right. There's no going back. There used to be a loophole to restore to iOS 7, but it won't work because Apple stopped signing iOS 7 and he won't be able to activate it. Leo does recommend talking to a Genius at the Apple Store. They may know some "secret sauce." Otherwise his only option may be to jailbreak it.
Charles' iPad is locked. He's tried the hard restart, but it stops at the black screen with the white Apple logo. Leo thinks that it's just not charged enough. He recommends charging it for a few hours with an iPad charger. Absent that, then the only choice is to take it to the Apple Store. If the iPad was locked out because of a password issue, he may be stuck.