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Rex would like to connect a computer to his new flat screen and stream videos online. What should he buy?
The FBI has concluded that based upon lines of code and IS addresses, that hackers who attacked Sony servers are most likely from North Korea and are attacking the studio over the film The Interview. But Leo isn't so sure. He thinks the attack is rather amateurish for a planned cyber attack.
Kurt found a website called BuyforsaleCheap.com to get a great deal on a PS4, but he found that he can only pay by money order or Western Union. Leo says that sounds like a scam. Scamadviser says it's a scam. There's a host of others as well. And it's very hard to get a refund if he doesn't pay by credit card. So let the buyer beware.
Clinton is a cable installer and he uses Squarespace to for his website. But he wants to know about search engine optimization (SEO). Leo says that there's a lot of "snake oil" out there from SEO gurus, and in some cases, it results in the pages getting delisted by Google.
Jennifer would like to record video from her Nintendo 3DS and post it on YouTube. Leo says she can get a 3DS capture board which can then route the video signal to her PC to record, edit and upload. This requires an original 3DS to work though, so be aware of that.
Johnny's tip of the week is to search for a single fare first if you're looking for multiple fares. If you search for four tickets, you'll pay a higher rate. So search for one, and then when checking out, change it to the number of tickets you need. You won't pay more. Or if there's a limited number, buy the cheaper fares first, and then go with the other fares for the number of fares you have left. That way you'll at least save some money.
The hacking of Sony's servers have revealed even more embarrassing details about how the studio conducts business, including backbiting and name calling of director and star Angelina Jolie, as well as Sony Pictures Chairman Amy Pascal getting into hot water for racist comments about President Obama.
Johnny stops by, and recommends checking out the Pager app. It provides for a doctor making housecalls. $49 first visit. $199 for second. Only in New York right now, but the plan is to roll out nationwide.
Mirthgirl would like to log into her Mac remotely. Leo says she can do it by going into Settings, then into Sharing, and she'll see several settings including File Sharing, Remote Management, etc. She should also go into the iCloud control panel and turn on "Back to my Mac." Apple has a tech note on how to do this here.