iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, or feature phones.
Dave needs to know how to stream from his Android phone to his TV. Leo says that the Google Chromecast is the easiest way. And it's $35 for the HD version, $70 for 4K. It's built for Android. A very cool concept.
Doug got a Motrola Moto Plus, thinking it's better, but it's not. It's not even the same phone. Leo says that's because Motorola is strange with its naming conventions. But it's got NFC in it. What's that good for? Leo says it's an interesting technology designed for passwords, touch to pay, etc
Rich finally got a smartphone. But after a few years he needs to get a new battery and he can only find used ones. Leo says it sounds like nobody is making them anymore. Beltran and IFixIt both offer new batteries for the Galaxy S5. You can also go to the Samsung Factory Outlet. They're $20.
Gary has an older Motorola Moto X and he has to root the phone to install Android 9. Is it secure? Leo says yes, all it really means is that you're an administrator. And Google is fine with it. But remember, once you root, you can be your own worst enemy and cause problems. But if you're smart enough to root it, then you're fine. TO know how, go to XDADevelopers.org.
Roger bought a "dumb phone" for him and his wife. Leo says he calls them feature phones. Roger says that they didn't know anything about the dumb phone. But he he charges it up, and within a day, it's dead. And he hasn't used it. Leo says that shouldn't happen. Feature phones should last days. Leo says that Roger should take them back and ask for one with better battery life. In fact, you shouldn't even have to pay for it.
Tom wants to know if he can downgrade to Windows 7 from Windows 10 without it upgrading automatically. Leo says that after 30-60 days, that ability has been lost. It makes it really hard to roll back unless you decide in that time frame. You're only option is to make a Windows 7 Image and keep going back to it. But that's a hassle.
Tom was going to buy the Motorola Moto G6, but the G7 came out. That caused the price of the G6 drop by $50. Is it worth buying the G7? Leo likes them. So will there be a huge difference? Not really. There's no need to wait for the G7 to be shipped.
A propaganda app by the PRC Communist party is the number one app in China. Leo says it's likely just everyone having to download it.
Christina keeps getting text messages from a number she doesn't recognize. And it's creepy. Leo says sometimes those messages are spoofed with a number id that doesn't exist and it's largely SPAM. Not much you can do but have your cellphone company block them. If it's the same number. If the number changes, it's a real problem to stop it. And if it's harassment, it may be a crime.
With the huge suggest of Pokemon Go, the game's creator, Niantic, is set to release a new version set in the world of Harry Potter. Leo says you think it's bad now, wait until you can go after Dementors with your virtual wand. And Niantic has it's hands full right now, as home owners have sued the company over people trespassing on their private property looking for Pokemon monsters.
Mariam is getting popups on her Android phone all the time and it's driving her nuts. Leo says it sounds like she installed something onto her mobile device that's causing it. She should look at her apps and see what she's installed lately. She can see it at the Google Play Store under "My Apps." She should install everything she doesn't use or want. Push comes to shove, she can reset her phone back to factory defaults. But she should try clearing her device cache and browser cache first.