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Johnny Jet ... Disembarked

Johnny Jet

Episode 1616

Johnny Jet's website blew up this week after a CNN Travel report that referenced his tips on how to best disembark from an airplane. Johnny says you should always get up and have your bag ready when the door opens. Think about what you're going to need, and what you don't. And make sure your carryon is packed before you land. That way you can grab it and go. 

App/Site of the week - DayCation. Buy access to a hotel pool.  The app is IOS only.

Why Can't I Connect My iMacs via Ethernet?

Ethernet

Episode 1616

Tom from Santa Barbara, CA

Tom has four iMacs and each one is getting an error when connecting to ethernet, and can't connect to the Internet because of a "self-assigned address." But he can connect via WiFi. Leo says to go to the Network system preference pane and make sure that Ethernet is dragged to the top. Also, make sure it's using DHCP in the settings. One thing that may be causing the error is that the computer doesn't see the ethernet cable when booting up, and then gives the self-assigned address. It could also be the router itself.

What alternative do I have to get internet in my building?

AT&T UVerse

Episode 1615

Jason from Newport Beach, CA

Jason lives in a building and is stuck with AT&T UVerse for internet access because it has a deal with the building. Leo says that they made an exclusivity deal that honestly, is unethical. But it isn't illegal and is probably mentioned in your signed lease agreement. Leo suggests going to the California Public Utilities Commission and complain. You may also want to contact the City of Newport Beach.

One way around it is to use your mobile device in hotspot mode and avoid it altogether.

How can I stream police activity with my phone?

iPhone XS

Episode 1615

Rich from Worcester, Massachusetts

Tom came across an old MAVICA digital camera that would record on a floppy disc. He's told it's worth $200 atm. His main question is, can he live stream with it? Leo says no, it's way too old. You can with your iPhone though. Is it legal? Leo says you have the first amendment right to do so, but you're taking your chances recording police officers without their consent. And you certainly don't want to interfere with their law enforcement duties. But if you're in earnest, another option is to get a GoPro and connect it to your mobile phone.

Why Won't My Roku Authenticate?

Roku

Episode 1614

Pat from Austin, TX

Pat wants to watch Fox News on Roku, and he hates that he has to jump through hoops to unlock it by entering a password. It's a pain. Leo says that many are using activation codes that they can navigate on from a mobile device. But if he's truly cut the cable, he may be out of luck. The true problem, though, is this guilty-until-proven-innocent attitude on the part of the content providers. This kind of protection doesn't stop pirates at all. Just people who do the right thing.

Johnny Jet ... Customized

Johnny Jet

Episode 1614

Deal of the week - San Francisco to Hong Kong $359 round trip - sign up for Johnny Jet's newsletter to keep up to date on the latest deals.

San Francisco to Honolulu $99 Round trip.

Johnny Jet says that as we move into the fall, prices will drop on "leisure class," while business class goes up. But if you have elite status on your airline account, you can usually get a free upgrade. 

Johnny Jet ... Checking the Tags

Johnny Jet

Episode 1612

Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about Leo losing his luggage on Alaska recently. Johnny Jet says that using the Airline's app when you travel. Most have a baggage tracking feature that has the advantage of being notified when your bag gets every step through the process. So if it gets lost, you can usually get it back within 24 hours. But if it's missing for 30 days, the airlines usually sell the bags that go unclaimed. That's why it's important to immediately file a claim when you're at the airport.

How can I wirelessly print?

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Episode 1611

Rico from Cerritos, California

Rico can't see his printer using Google WiFi. What gives? Leo says that Rico may want to try Google Cloud print. Most wireless printers will support printing from the Internet. You go into your Google account and turn on cloud print. As long as your printer is on the network, you'll be able to print anywhere around the world.