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How Can I Stream My Church Service With Hymn Lyrics and Text?

OBS

Episode 1695

Chad from Albertville, NY

Chad runs the streaming computer at his church, and while the setup is decent with two projectors and two monitors, he wants to be able to capture the projector display for the stream for home viewers. He's using OBS. Leo says that OBS is very popular with people on Twitch. Leo says it's possible that the computer isn't powerful enough to do all that, plus capture and stream the projector feed. Leo says it may be better to output those displays using Powerpoint with a matrix switcher. Not very expensive. Then you can have one feed going to both.

Why is WINK charging me to use their device now?

Wink

Episode 1694

Jeff from Laguna Beach, CA

Jeff says that WINK is now charging people $5 a month to use his WINK Home Hub. Leo says that they've changed the conditions of being able to use their product, especially since it costs over $100. It's not unheard of to charge to store data, but it would be like Amazon charging $5 a month to use the Echo devices out of nowhere. And it's even more frustrating because WINK sold their device with "no fees" as a feature. Now they're charging fees. But if they don't, they'll go out of business.

How Can I Get Remote Internet Access On the Road?

mifi

Episode 1693

Kathy from Southern California

Kathy's daughter got a new job and she needs remote internet access. How can she do that without tethering to her phone? Leo says tethering her phone is probably the best option out there. But she could get what's called a MiFi card, which will provide cellular data and a wifi access point for up to five different devices. Contact the wireless carrier.

Is the Facebook Portal good for keeping in touch with family?

Facebook Portal

Episode 1692

Jason from Henrico County, VA

Jason wants to know if the Facebook Portal is safe to use for Grandma keeping in touch with family. Leo says that the Portal is very easy to use and comes in three models. It's also really easy to make calls. You just say "call [name]," and it calls. It will also zoom in on the speaker and follow them as they move around. Great for talking to grandkids. And if everyone is on Facebook anyway, it's a great way to keep in touch. 

Is There an App That Still Supports Flash?

Flash

Episode 1691

Doctor Mom from San Diego, CA

Doctor Mom calls in to ask Leo what can kids do if they have to use a computer that runs Flash for their online schooling? Leo says that there's a browser called "Dolphin" that used to support Flash. But it doesn't anymore. If they're using courseware from YouTube, that would be automatically converted to HTML5. Apple may have support or a workaround since it is working heavily to get into the education space. Call Apple.