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Benny wants to be able to work on his documents no matter where he's at. How can he set that up? Leo says that Benny's already ahead of the game using Gmail. That also means he has access to Google Docs. He can also check everything from his laptop to his mobile phone and desktop.
Buzz is having a problem with 2 factor authentication with Apple's MacMail. He is able to input his password, but it still won't take it. Leo says that Apple should create an authenticator program that can be used to verify user identity that can then be texted to you. That way, you're protected. So if you're having trouble with it, Apple is really the only one that can solve the issue. It may be your password has been changed and you forgot.
Jeff is getting strange random key strokes appearing in his browser bar. Leo says to try a different browser. Windows also comes with EDGE and Internet Explorer. Does it happen there? It could be a failing keyboard. Unplug your keyboard and try a new one. If it does, then, If so, then it's a windows issue and it could be malware or a browser hijack. You could try resetting your browser first. If that solves the problem you're fine. If not, then it may be that you'll need to reinstall Windows from a known good source. So backup your data, format your hard drive, and then reinstall.
Should Sara get the Google Home or keep her Amazon Echo? Leo says that while Google Assistant works great and that makes Home an advantage, the Amazon Echo has a very mature ecosystem with thousands of "skills" that enable it to do a ton of stuff. But Google Home will give you free phone calling anywhere in the US soon, and that could make it an even better option if you want a home phone. Leo has both. They're very similar and do similar things. The Google Home is a tad smarter, but the Echo is better at home automation. So it really comes down to what you want to do with it.
Jeff is thinking about buying an EERO mesh router. Is it worth it? Leo says that EERO is a great mesh router, and he uses it. But they aren't the only game in town. PLUME is not as fast, but it's more consistent. The NetGear Orbi is a more tradition router style option, but does the same thing.
Art can't get his Google calendar and contacts to sync from his Windows 7 machine to his iPad. Leo says that Microsoft wants you to use your Microsoft account and link it to all your other accounts. But it's not automatic, and so you have to manually do it. Leo says that the easiest way is to sync your address and calendar with Google, and then add the account into your iPad afterwards. That way it's all synced in the cloud and you can access it anywhere.
Using a technique called "neighbor spoofing," a Florida man is being accused of making over 96 million robo calls selling time shares in violation of FCC Do Not Call laws. The FCC has suggested a fine is in the offing, but there's no word on if the perp is going to be arrested or if the robocalls have stopped.
Dan has 2 factor authentication, and he keeps getting a notification that someone is trying to log in using his Apple ID and he gets knocked off his sign in. Can he change his login ID to eliminate it or will he lose all his purchases? Jason says that he's had that issue and it's very annoying.
George wants to know if he should update his Java? Is it OK to update? Jason says that it's often OK to ignore them, but if it's an important security update, or if it's required for him to use a website, then it's a good idea to stay updated. It's definitely safer security wise to do so. But Jason also recommends getting rid of Java altogether. When in doubt, though, always go directly to Oracle to get updates. That way he'll know it's always official.
Dean would like to have a TV on his wall that he can use as a kind of motion video frame. Scott says any TV will do, and he can just connect it to a Blu-ray player and then have it set to play on a loop. The chatroom says that there's waving American flags on YouTube lasting up to 10 hours that he could play as well. With a Smart TV, he can navigate to YouTube with his TV's browser and play it. Scott says it will pump light into the room, though, and so when watching a movie, he should turn it off.