Anything from starting a business to working in a corporate environment.

Ford Sync and Sirius

Episode 868

Gabriel from Yorba Linda, CA

Gabriel has a Ford with Ford Sync and Sirius. But he can’t listen to Leo. Leo says that XM doesn’t want Clear Channel stations on Sirius. Leo also says that’s OK because Clear Channel has iHeart Radio and it works great with the new Ford Sync. That’s the way to go and it won’t cost you to listen.

Why can't Apple just get along with everybody?

Episode 904

Carlos from New York, NY

Carlos is sick of Apple suing others, because the consumers are the ones who pay the price. Leo says that while he agrees, he also feels that Apple has the right to protect their patents when someone flagrantly copies their innovations. While it would be a great world if they didn't, we don't live in that world and companies have the right to protect their inventions. If they can't, they'll be less likely to invent in the first place.

Didn't Apple just copy everything they own from someone else?

Episode 903

Rick from Long Beach, CA

Rick feels Apple is being hypocritical by suing Samsung, since they haven't really invented anything new. They merely refined existing technology. Leo says that if Apple owns patents, they have to protect them. Apple does innovate, even after refining a technology. The problem is that software patents really hamper innovation because the patent law duration is 17 years, and that's an eternity in software development. This is why Leo says reform is needed.

Why is my Dell laptop overheating every time I play video?

Episode 900

VJ from Woodland Hills, CA

VJ says his Dell Studio computer heats up to 92 degrees centigrade on the GPU. Leo says that the temperature shouldn't be over 70 degrees centigrade, but the chatroom says that it's pretty typical for a graphics processor to run over 100 degrees centigrade. He could look up the GPU and find out what temperature it's rated for.

Is there a good equivalent to Quicken that I could use on multiple computers in the cloud?

Episode 898

Nate from Los Angeles, CA

He could use Quickbooks. They have software and a service online for a monthly fee, but this might be more than what he's looking to do.

Leo would suggest Mint from Intuit. It's free online, and instead of entering all the data himself, he would connect this to all of his accounts. It's completely safe to use because it uses the same backend service that all of the major banks use, Yodlee. So they have all of his banking information already anyway.

How can I handle ecommerce for selling tshirts? (Part 1)

Episode 898

Steve from Miami, FL

This is one of those things that should be left up to someone else to do. Leo recommends looking into a couple of websites that will handle the ecommerce and site to sell the tshirts:

  • They do everything, including the site. They have a free trial, so he should try it first.

  • This also has a free trial, and will handle everything for him.

Leo recommends trying both before opening any store to see which one he likes best.