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Tech experts Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent team up to answer all of your burning tech questions. From the latest gadgets to tried-and-true tech tips, Leo & Mikah have the knowledge and expertise to help you get the most out of your technology. So whether you're a tech novice or a seasoned pro, join Leo and Mikah each week for a fun and informative look at the world of technology. Call in with your questions to call.twit.tv and get ready to level up your tech game! Records live Sunday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

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ATTG 1959: That's Thicc With Two C's - Photo Archiving, Echo Show 10, M2 MacBook Pro
2:22:00
  • What can AI do for us in the future?
  • "How Platforms Die."
  • Moving files off an old iPod
  • Where can you purchase lossless audio tracks?
  • Is there some best practices to prep your photo and video files for better long-term storage on a network-attached storage (NAS)?
  • Syncing your calendars across multiple platforms.
  • Hands-on with the Amazon Echo Show 10.
  • Why are there several partitions on my USB drive?
  • What are my options for remote support with my parents?
  • Some lovely restaurant recommendations in Petaluma.
  • Is it worth upgrading o the new M2 MacBook Pro that was released earlier in January?
  • How to work within a restricted WiFi network to do wireless printing from a tablet and use Alexa to make phone calls?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guest: Ant Pruitt

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Jan 30, 2023
ATTG 1958: Two Cups in a Meltdown - Dick DeBartolo, Tablets for Kids, OBS Studio
2:26:09
  • Twitter's 3rd party API disconnected.
  • Supreme Court hearing a case regarding Section 230.
  • Massive tech layoffs at multiple companies this past week.
  • Amazon Smile has been discontinued.
  • With all of the tech layoffs occurring in tech companies, how could this affect research and development at these companies?
  • Using BitWarden Command Line Interface in the Linux operating system.
  • Affordable devices to control aspects of your livestream.
  • Discord troubleshooting.
  • What are some tablets for young kids, and how can you restrict what apps they can use on the devices?
  • Securing your router using pfSense, and do you need to do much with it when setting it up?
  • Why is Facebook Live not livestreaming when using OBS to do so?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guest: Dick DeBartolo

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Jan 23, 2023
ATTG 1957: Battery Powered Suction Cups - Password Managers, Android Watches, Battery Health
2:15:09
  • Steps you can take to strengthen your password manager.
  • Using an iPad Pro with your Mac through Apple's sidecar.
  • What are some good watches for the Android OS comparable to the Apple Watch?
  • Scott Wilkinson and the CES 2023 TV tech Roundup.
  • Could AI services like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion AI generate more jobs for people or take away jobs?
  • Resetting your master password in LastPass.
  • What are some recommendations for an email aggregator app for Mac computers?
  • Chris Marquardt and the start of the monthly photo assignment (Gentle).
  • Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell talk about battery health for iOS and Android devices.
  • How can you visit places abroad without relying on a smartphone?
  • Is there a risk in using a free password manager like BitWarden (sponsor of the TWiT Network), similar to if you were to use a free VPN service?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Scott Wilkinson and Chris Marquardt

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Jan 16, 2023
ATTG 1956: You Had One Job! - Advanced Data Protection, CES, Moving From LastPass
1:53:45
  • New tech from CES, like tech for your toilet?
  • The LastPass Breach and what you should know about it.
  • How can you call in to Ask The Tech Guys? Mikah quickly gives a demo to show you.
  • What happens when traveling outside of the US when you have Advanced Data Protection enabled in iOS?
  • Is there a free upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 8.1?
  • Sam Abuelsamid calls into the show to talk about automotive companies at this year's CES convention.
  • Fr. Robert Ballecer gives his CES 2023 report.
  • Is it worth getting an iPad Pro to use it as a secondary display with Apple's Sidecar feature? What are the pros and cons of this?
  • Concerned about using LastPass since its data breach? Leo shows how you can transfer your data from LastPass into another password manager.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

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Jan 09, 2023
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1955
2:23:41

Leo Laporte looks back on some of the memorable calls and guest segments of 2022, as well as some changes coming for 2023!

  • I need to get Hearing Aids: what should I expect?
  • Livestreaming equipment for a school
  • Are internet cookies a security risk?
  • Rod Pyle: James Webb Telescope
  • Chris Marquardt: Smartphone photo apps
  • Getting started with NFTs
  • 2-Factor Authentication and Yubikeys
  • Chris Marquardt: OpenAI's DALL-E 2
  • Recovering a hacked Instagram account
  • Johnny Jet: Power adapters for travel
  • Johnny Jet: Ukraine War and travel
  • Scott Wilkinson: the right fit for earbuds
  • How to import old DV tapes
  • Sam Abuelsamid: Polestar O2 electric roadster concept car with an automatic drone
  • Dick DeBartolo: It's Bananas! The Monkey Game
  • Steve Martin announces Leo's retirement from radio

Host: Leo Laporte

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Jan 01, 2023
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1954
2:45:16

The Twitter saga continues: you can no longer link to other social networks in your tweets! How The Tech Guy has evolved over the many years. Can you disable the password / pin screen after your computer wakes up? Can you direct a smart TV to default to a specific input rather than whichever device is active? How can you convert VHS tapes to a DVD or a digital file? Why aren't timestamps appearing with my text messages on my Android phone? Plus, conversations with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle!

  • Apple backs out of NFL Sunday Ticket negotiations.
  • On Twitter, you cannot link to other social networks like Facebook or Mastodon.
  • John Carmack leaves Meta.
  • Mike B calls in reminiscing about how The Tech Guy has evolved over the years.
  • Sam Abuelsamid and the new Toyota Tundra & replacing the audio systems in newer vehicles.
  • Can you disable the password / pin screen in Windows 11 after your computer wakes up?
  • Is there a TV that allows you to set a default input rather than constantly changing when a device powers on?
  • Is there a way or a program to recover deleted text messages?
  • What are some good smart switches?
  • Chris Marquardt and a trip down memory lane.
  • Is there a program or an easy way to convert VHS tapes?
  • How can YOU help someone with a tech question?
  • Why aren't my timestamps showing up on my Android device?
  • A caller shares The Eclipsophile: climate and weather for celestial events.
  • Rod Pyle and the Soyuz crew on the International Space Station.
  • And thanks to everyone who has listened to The Tech Guy on the radio over the years! Stay tuned for the Ask The Tech Guys podcast starting in January.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle

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Dec 19, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1953
2:18:24

Using Wine or a virtual box to run Windows on Linux. The correct network settings for a new Mint Mobile phone. Building a home theater from scratch. Understanding ADS-B. Deciding between a Chromebook and an iPad for secure online banking. Troubleshooting a vintage Canon scanner. Using an Echo with a Verizon or AT&T phone number. Finding an Android launcher designed for the elderly. Leo's thoughts on modern cars no longer offering support for AM radio. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Steve Martin, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo.

  • Elon Musk didn't ban journalists for doxxing. He did it because he can. - Vox
  • Twitter's suspension of journalists sets 'dangerous precedent', UN warns | Twitter | The Guardian
  • Elon Musk's Twitter blocked links to rival Mastodon. That could raise alarms among regulators | CNN Business
  • Home - Serving the Flight Tracking Enthusiast - ADS-B Exchange
  • Report: Apple bows out of Sunday Ticket talks, leaving Amazon and Google as the finalists - ProFootballTalk
  • Iger Expectations & the ESPN X Factor - Puck
  • Tom Lehrer Songs – Songs and Lyrics by Tom Lehrer
  • AVS Forum
  • Tech Talk with Scott Wilkinson Episode 16: Home Theater Case Studies | AVS Forum
  • ACTIVATION Archives | Mint Mobile
  • Airplane Geeks Podcast - The weekly podcast that explores and expands your passion for aviation.
  • Flightradar24: Live Flight Tracker - Real-Time Flight Tracker Map
  • Today in History - December 17 | Library of Congress
  • Wildcat banking - Wikipedia
  • Google Chromebooks - Laptops, Detachables and Tablets
  • Here's How to Guarantee Airport Parking So You Aren't Left Scrambling As You Begin Your Holiday Travels - JohnnyJet.com
  • Flight Availability | Upgrades | Frequent Flyer Information
  • Flighty — A new way to track flights
  • Canon Support for CanoScan LiDE 220 | Canon U.S.A., Inc.
  • CanoScan LiDE 220 Manual
  • Scan a document or picture - Microsoft Support
  • Install and use a scanner in Windows 10 - Microsoft Support
  • macOS Ventura Scanner Software | VueScan Scanner Software
  • Set Up Alexa Devices to Use AT&T NumberSync - AT&T Wireless Customer Support
  • Amazon.com: Introducing Verizon Number Share calls with Alexa: Alexa Skills
  • Verizon Number Share: Use Your Smartwatch to Make Calls Without Your Phone
  • Use HomePod for phone calls - Apple Support
  • Make carrier calls on Google Nest or Google Home speakers and displays - Android - Google Nest Help
  • Using Easy Mode on my Samsung Phone | Samsung Australia
  • Simple Launcher ( Big Launcher - Apps on Google Play
  • BIG Launcher - Apps on Google Play
  • Elder Launcher (Home screen fo - Apps on Google Play
  • The 7 Best Simple Android Launchers for Seniors
  • Square COB LED Flashlight? Yep, I bought 3 of them! Plus a really weird one. | Giz Wiz Biz
  • A Brief History of Mad Magazine | Mental Floss

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mikah Sargent, Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, Rich DeMuro, and Dick DeBartolo

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Dec 18, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1952
2:59:07

Musk's 'Twitter Files', finding a good internet provider, Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now open to everyone, recovering deleted Notes on Mac, Amazon Fire TV on Echo Show 15, create AI-generated images on iPhone, stop spam calls and emails, and NASA's historic Artemis I mission. Plus, conversations with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle!

  • Musk's 'Twitter Files' and the complexity of content moderation.
  • How to find good internet service in your area.
  • Sam Abuelsamid talks about how Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now open to everyone in North America.
  • How to recover deleted Notes on Mac with Time Machine.
  • Amazon Fire TV is now available on Echo Show 15.
  • How to find out what's on local TV and streaming.
  • Chris Marquardt speculates what AI-generated images mean for the future of photography and shares how you can create your own on an iPhone with Draw Things.
  • How to get less spam email.
  • Running Windows on a Mac with Boot Camp.
  • Tips for traveling to Dubi.
  • Rod Pyle talks about NASA's Artemis I mission and its successful return from the Moon.
  • How to stop spam calls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle

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Dec 12, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1951
2:46:07
  • ChatGPT
  • Twitter is selling office supplies from its San Francisco HQ to the highest bidder | Fortune
  • Heritage Global Partners | Twitter: Online Auction Sale Featuring Surplus Corporate Office Assets of Twitter!
  • Tesla calls self-driving technology 'failure,' not fraud - Los Angeles Times
  • AVS Forum - YouTube
  • Techtool Pro 16 - Micromat
  • Gigapan
  • Plume SuperPods With Wi-Fi 6 Review: Adaptive Cloud Mesh | WIRED
  • Plume HomePass
  • Jim Salter | Ars Technica
  • ChatGPT: Optimizing Language Models for Dialogue
  • Why International Travelers Should Follow President Biden's Valuable Advice in Welcome Home Speech to Brittney Griner - JohnnyJet.com
  • Viral Video of a Baggage Handler Violently Slamming Luggage Down Will Make You a Better Traveler - Here's How - JohnnyJet.com
  • Jaw-Dropping Video: Danny MacAskill's Postcard from San Francisco is a Work of Awesomeness
  • Canon Support for imageFORMULA DR-5010C Color Production Scanner | Canon U.S.A., Inc.
  • Your Devices – gracedigital
  • https://new.twit.am/radio/8000/listen
  • IdeaPad Flex 5 (14") | Flexible 14" 2-in-1 Laptop | Lenovo US
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5-1570 Repair - iFixit
  • How to fix Flex 15 touch screen issue after Windows 10 upgrade - Lenovo Support US
  • Alexa Together
  • Link Alexa with Your AT&T or Verizon Mobile Number - Amazon Customer Service
  • Aura Frames | The Best Digital Picture Frame
  • ONEPLUS Nord Buds True Wireless Earbuds, Deep Bass, IP55-rated Water & Dust Resistance, High Sound and Call Quality, 4 Mics, 30 Hrs Playtime, Fast Charge, Dolby Atmos, Black Slate
  • STM ChargeTree Go - Portable 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station for iPhone/Samsung/Android (15W/7.5W), AirPods (5W), Apple Watch (3W) - Qi Certified Charging Stand - White (stm-931-322Z-01) : Cell Phones & Accessories
  • Danigh-buy Long Range Green Laser Pointer High Power,[Material Upgrade] Laser Pointer Pen,[2000 metres] Green Lazer Pointer Rechargeable for Hiking,Cat Laser Toy USB Charge
  • Back up and restore data or files on your Galaxy device
  • SMS Backup & Restore - Apps on Google Play
  • Here's a quick & inexpensive way to decorate the inside or outside of your house! | Giz Wiz Biz

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mikah Sargent, Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, Dick DeBartolo, and Rich DeMuro

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Dec 11, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1950
2:52:55

Apple plans to move iPhone production out of China. How do you transfer your calendar & text messages from an Android phone to an iPhone? What are some excellent wireless charger options? Is it worth purchasing an international plan when traveling overseas? Is it secure to store sensitive documents in the cloud, and what are my options for a secure cloud services? What are some recommendations for universal remotes nowadays? Should you wait for the next generation of the Apple Mac Studio? Why can't I play mp3 files on my Samsung phone? Plus, conversations with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt & the Blue assignment review, and Rod Pyle!

  • Apple planning to move iPhone production out of China.
  • How to transfer and sync your calendar & chats from your Android phone to your iPhone.
  • Sam Abuelsamid & Tesla's Semi trucks.
  • Setting up a home theater system in 2022: doing it yourself and how to start?
  • What will happen to radio in the future?
  • What are some good wireless chargers?
  • How to prepare for overseas travel? Do you need to buy an international plan from your mobile provider?
  • Chris Marquardt and the Blue assignment review
  • What cloud storage options are best for secure documents?
  • Recommendations for universal remotes.
  • Should you wait for the next Apple Mac Studio?
  • Should I get a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air? M1 or M2?
  • Rod Pyle and 3D-printed structures on the moon.
  • Why can't I play my mp3 files on my Samsung phone?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle

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Dec 05, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1949
2:36:15

How to customize a Mastodon server. How to set up a shuffling iPhone Lock Screen. Suggestions for improving WiFi in a metal building. Troubleshooting embedded video on a webpage. Providing an internet connection to rural security cameras. Upgrading to a mesh networking system at home. Tips for mitigating tinnitus. Playing PC games on a Mac. Plus, conversations with Johnny Jet and Dick Debartolo.

  • Veriforever - a personalized plaque to commemorate your Twitter verification
  • Amazon Alexa is a "colossal failure," on pace to lose $10 billion this year | Ars Technica
  • Mastodon Help - Guide - Personalize your iPhone Lock Screen - Apple Support
  • UISP airMAX NanoStation M2 – Ubiquiti Inc.
  • UISP airMAX NanoStationM 5 GHz loco Station – Ubiquiti Inc.
  • Guy Parsons on Twitter: "'#AI, make me a movie.'
  • ChatGPT: Optimizing Language Models for Dialogue
  • RadioLabs - The Wireless and Radio Experts - RadioLabs
  • Hardball: How Politics Is Played, Told by One Who Knows the Game: Matthews, Chris: 9780684845593: Amazon.com: Books
  • Arlo Go 2 versus Eufy 4G Starlight: LTE camera head-to-head - The Verge
  • Arlo Go 2 Wireless Security Camera with LTE & Wi-Fi Connectivity | Arlo
  • Ben Franklin effect - Wikipedia
  • Johnny Jet | Simplify your Travel
  • YAY! American Airlines Brings Back Its Best Online Booking Feature -
  • eero Wi-Fi 6 IEEE 802.11ax Ethernet Wireless Router - Walmart.com $119.99
  • Informed Delivery - Mail & Package Notifications | USPS
  • Play background sounds on iPhone to mask environmental noise - Apple Support
  • Monitor your environmental noise exposure with Apple Watch - Apple Support
  • Boot Camp Assistant User Guide for Mac - Apple Support
  • StableDiffusion can generate an image on Apple Silicon Macs in under 18 seconds, thanks to new optimizations in macOS 13.1 - 9to5Mac
  • Tech Guy Labs | Giz Wiz Biz
 

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mikah Sargent, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo

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Dec 04, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1948
2:30:54

The FCC has finally taken action against a mobile carrier for flouting its robocall rules. What's the future of Intel as more companies like Apple start to produce their own chips? Can you upgrade Microsoft Office on a laptop running Windows 8.1? Black Friday numbers are out! Is there an online service that can notify others when you pass away? How easy is it to access a deceased family member's Google account? Plus, conversations with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle!

  • The voice of TikTok.
  • You can no longer be fired for not having fun in France.
  • FCC taking has taken action on RoboCalls.
  • What's the future of Intel?
  • Sam Abuelsamid and the Genesis GV60.
  • What are my options for setting up a large group chat system for a local neighborhood?
  • Can I update Microsoft Office on a laptop running Windows 8.1?
  • Chris Marquardt and some photography basics.
  • How can you view your CPU usage on your Android devices?
  • Is there an easy way to detect GPS trackers on your vehicle?
  • Black Friday numbers are out!
  • Is there an online app or service notifying others if you pass away?
  • What Google Timeline can do to track you possibly.
  • Rod Pyle and Callisto.
  • How can I recover deleted phone contacts on my iPhone?
  • Is there a way to access a deceased user's Google account?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle

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Nov 28, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1947
2:39:40

Recovering access to a Facebook account with a Driver's License or ID. Hiding digital photos in the Google Photos app. Following the death of a loved one, gaining access to their locked Windows XP PC. Troubleshooting a perplexing Safari downloads problem. Finding a lost Windows user folder. Getting an internet connection in a metal building. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo.

  • Foxconn protests: iPhone factory offers to pay its workers to quit and leave Zhengzhou campus | CNN Business
  • iPhone Delivery Delays Weigh on Apple Ahead of Holiday Season (AAPL) - Bloomberg
  • Elon Musk says Twitter will manually verify accounts again - The Verge
  • Elon Musk on Twitter: "Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?" / Twitter
  • Robocall-Enabling Provider Gets the Digital Death Penalty From the FCC | PCMag
  • FCC Seeks to Fill Challenging Gap in STIR/SHAKEN Robocall Defenses | Federal Communications Commission
  • How to Send Your Own Message to the iPad on Artemis 1 As It Orbits the Moon - The Mac Observer
  • Callisto | Lockheed Martin
  • Debut 2.0 Series | ELAC
  • Password Manager for Families, Businesses, Teams | 1Password
  • AVS Forum - YouTube
  • Merry TubaChristmas Los Angeles
  • Why Facebook may ask you to upload an ID | Facebook Help Center
  • SSL Certificate Checker - Diagnostic Tool | DigiCert.com
  • Hide your sensitive photos & videos - Google Photos Help
  • L0phtCrack - Wikipedia
  • Yubico | YubiKey Strong Two-Factor Authentication
  • Johnny Jet | Simplify your Travel -
  • Change Privacy & Security settings on Mac - Apple Support
  • Fix User's Folder not Show Up/Disappearing in Windows 10 Error – EaseUS
  • How to Recover Your Lost Windows 10 User Profile
  • Windows 10's missing profile bug seems to have made a return - MSPoweruser
  • Naval Tactical Data System - Wikipedia
  • NETGEAR Powerline 2000 + Extra Outlet PLP2000-100PAS - Best Buy
  • What Is Powerline Networking and How Do You Use It? | Digital Trends
  • Powerline | TP-Link
  • RadioLabs - The Wireless and Radio Experts - RadioLabs
  • Fun Fidgets! Some in the Fidget Advent Calendar & More Just Jammed In A Box! | Giz Wiz Biz
  • Dick DeBartolo - YouTube

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo

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Nov 27, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1946
2:38:12

Waymo's driverless rides in San Francisco, Elon Musk's possible intentions for Twitter's quality, searching for a good dash cam, verifying links on Mastodon, next steps when an iMac starts up slow, buying a docking station for a MacBook Air, and more! Plus, hanging out with Sam, Chris, and Rod!

  • Alphabet's Waymo recently got San Francisco's permission to provide driverless rides around the city. Waymo can't charge for those rides, though.
  • Tech companies continue to lay off many employees that they originally hired during their pandemic growth.
  • Twitter is a disaster right now, but Elon Musk may be intentionally driving it into the ground in order to get out of his unwanted situation.
  • What is a good dash cam, other than Owlcam, for keeping track of car accidents?
  • Sam Abuelsamid describes Waymo & Geely's upcoming "transportation-as-a-service" electric vehicle.
  • How can I properly verify myself on Mastodon via the HTML it asks me to paste?
  • If my 2017 iMac is slow to start up, should I completely erase the drive, ask for a repair, or look for a new Mac?
  • Ben is building a Linux-from-scratch install and Leo is very impressed!
  • Chris Marquardt chats about Lexica, DreamBooth, Astria, and AI Painter.
  • What's a great docking station for an M1 MacBook Air in order to avoid dongle life?
  • When moving to another country, how do I transport my financial stuff securely and efficiently?
  • What is the future of cryptocurrency and regulation after this recent FTX fiasco?
  • Rod Pyle talks about the Artemis 1 launch.
  • What kind of laptop specs should be sufficient for editing hi-res 4K video?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle

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Nov 20, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1945
2:51:17

Understanding and using Mastodon. Using a third-party repair service to fix a third-gen iPad. Saving contacts on iOS via the Mail app. Avoiding scams and phishing attempts on Venmo. Thoughts on TikTok data privacy. Disabling photo auto-syncing with Microsoft OneDrive. Understanding the benefits of paying for email. Exploring a complex phishing attempt with free physical hardware. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Steve Martin, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo.

  • Hundreds of Twitter employees resign after Elon Musk's 'hardcore' ultimatum - The Verge
  • CBS News Pauses Twitter Posts 'In Light of Uncertainty' Over Platform - Variety
  • Mastodon Help - Guide
  • Fedi.Tips – An Unofficial Guide to Mastodon and the Fediverse
  • Monoprice SB-300 Virtual Dolby Atmos 2.0Ch Soundbar, 2 HDMI Inputs, 4K HDR/DV Passthrough, eARC, Bluetooth, Optical, Coax, Remote - Monoprice.com
  • Monoprice SB-600 Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Wireless Surround Speakers, 2 HDMI Inputs, 4K HDR/DV Pass-Through, eArc, Bluetooth, Toslink, Coax, Remote - Monoprice.com
  • AVS Forum - YouTube
  • Speaker Deals & Sales - Premium Home Audio | Klipsch
  • Louis Rossmann - YouTube
  • VCC Board Repairs – iPhone Microsoldering & Data Recovery Services
  • The Secret Is Out! - TWiT.tv
  • Watch Out for This Popular Venmo Money Scam
  • Johnny Jet | Simplify your Travel
  • Cross-country storm to threaten travel headaches around Thanksgiving | AccuWeather
  • AskTSA (@AskTSA) / Twitter
  • Apple celebrates the holiday season - Apple
  • How to stop syncing photos in camera roll..? - Microsoft Community
  • Amazon.com: 101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone: Updated, Simplified and Revised for iOS 12: 9781731457943: DeMuro, Rich: Books
  • You Can Never Have Enough Disco Lights! (Even in 2022) | Giz Wiz Biz

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mikah Sargent, Scott Wilkinson, Steve Martin, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo

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Nov 20, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1944
2:33:41

Tech layoffs have begun in big tech companies. The fall of FTX. What alternatives to Slingbox are there right now? What to know about copyrighted music through YouTube. VR headset suggestions for kids. Why is my external monitor causing my application to crash when I plug it into my computer? Good big screen TVs for under 500 dollars. How can I update my older Macs to the newest operating systems? Plus, conversations with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle!

  • Tech layoffs have begun at major tech companies: Meta has laid off over 10k+ workers & Twitter fired a large portion of its contract workers.
  • The crypto market has taken a huge hit with the fall of FTX.
  • Sam Abuelsamid and software-defined vehicles.
  • Is there anything available that is comparable to Slingbox as Slingbox has ceased operations??
  • Can you convert iMessage messages to pdf files on Windows? What are the best options for iCloud subscriptions?
  • What do I need to know about copywritten music on YouTube?
  • Chris Marquardt and The Subject.
  • What are some VR headset suggestions for kids?
  • The DISH Anywhere app: an alternative to the Slingbox?
  • Why is my external monitor causing an application to crash?
  • Why am I getting an audible humming noise from my audio interface?
  • Rod Pyle and the LOFTID mission.
  • What are some 55" TVs for around 500 dollars?
  • How can I update older Mac machines to the latest operating system?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle

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Nov 14, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1943
2:44:57

Finding a new cybersecurity provider. Cleaning a laser printer and looking at the pros and cons of switching to an InkJet printer. Spam call warnings. The benefits and downfalls of hosting your own password manager. Understanding how AirTag tracking works over Bluetooth. Using "Hey Siri" with more than one device. Remembering to reboot when troubleshooting tech problems. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo.

  • Meta is killing Portal and both its unreleased smartwatches - The Verge
  • Meta lays off 11,000 workers as it faces competition from TikTok - The Washington Post
  • 2022 tech layoffs: The companies that have cut jobs this year
  • Internet Security for Your Business Devices | Spectrum Business
  • AVS Forum - YouTube
  • How to Clean Your Laser Printer and Toner Cartridges - Toner Buzz
  • Amazon.com: Brother Compact Monochrome Laser Printer
  • Amazon.com: Epson EcoTank ET-3830 Wireless Color All-in-One Cartridge-Free Supertank Printer
  • Comcast Rolls Out Nation's Largest Landline Voice Verified Caller ID Solution to Combat RobocallsCombating Spoofed Robocalls with Caller ID Authentication | Federal Communications Commission
  • KeePass Password Safe
  • pCloud - The Most Secure Cloud Storage
  • Johnny Jet | Simplify your Travel
  • FTX says 'unauthorized transactions' drained millions from the exchange - The Verge
  • After Binance deal fails, FTX cryptocurrency investors' money in limbo - The Washington Post
  • Web3 is Going Just Great
  • Amazon.com: LandAirSea 54 GPS Tracker
  • Apple wants to change Siri command to just 'Siri' - 9to5Mac
  • Amazon Echo - SNL - YouTube
  • Use the Driving Focus on your iPhone to concentrate on the road - Apple Support
  • Hate The End of Daylight Savings Time? | Giz Wiz Biz
  • 'I Had Never Seen Anything Like It Before': Steve Martin on the Spark That Led Him to Become One of the Top Collectors of Australian Indigenous Art | Artnet News

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mikah Sargent, Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo

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Nov 13, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1942
2:40:59

Apple wants to simplify Siri by taking "Hey" out of the trigger phrase, Elon Musk slashes Twitter staff, recovering an external hard drive with proprietary connections, stopping automatic Windows updates, spotting online scams, and more!

  • Apple is reportedly working to simplify Siri's trigger phrase
  • Twitter slashes its staff as Musk era takes hold on platform
  • Can I open up a WD MyPassport external hard drive and still connect to Sata?
  • Lucid UX 2.0 Lucid Air
  • wheelbearings.media
  • Airless Tires
  • Why won't Congress make Daylight Saving Time permanent?
  • Will TrueCrypt update automatically?
  • VeraCrypt
  • GRC InControl
  • How to tell if a suspicous message is a scam
  • Converting audio files
  • Spotting Twitter scams
  • Man busted in 2020 Twitter hack, bitcoin scam of Biden, Obama, Musk, Buffett accounts
  • Astronomers have detected another 'planet killer' asteroid. Could we miss one coming our way?
  • Space rock slams into Mars, forming a crater that revealed chunks of ice
  • nytimes.com/wirecutter TP-Link AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit WiFi 5 Router- (Archer C7)
  • UofSC discovery of widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle

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Nov 07, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1941
2:45:46

Picking the right service to create a blog and website. Troubleshooting poor WiFi connectivity in a home. Finding an alternative to Helm's personal email server. Tips on finding travel deals. Finding a Windows laptop. Improving audio dialogue when watching film and TV. Troubleshooting an old installation of Microsoft Office on a modern MacBook. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo.

  • Richie's Plank Experience on Oculus Quest 2 | Oculus
  • jack on Twitter
  • Albert J. Dunlap - Wikipedia
  • Astronomers Concerned About Candy Crush Drone Show Over NYC Night Sky
  • WordPress.com: Fast, Secure Managed WordPress Hosting
  • Blogger
  • Website Builder — Create a Website in Minutes — Squarespace
  • Tumblr
  • AVS Forum - YouTube
  • 6P Color
  • TUF Gaming AX5400|WiFi Routers|ASUS Global
  • Nighthawk R7000 Router | NETGEAR
  • Wifi Analyzer - Apps on Google Play
  • Helm Shutdown FAQ – Helm Support
  • Facts about Google's acquisition of ITA Software
  • Track flights & prices - Computer - Travel Help
  • Johnny Jet | Simplify your Travel
  • The Beatles: Get Back (TV Mini Series 2021) - IMDb
  • Lenovo ThinkCentre | M Series Desktop Computers | Lenovo US
  • Here's Why Movie Dialogue Has Gotten More Difficult To Understand (And Three Ways To Fix It)
  • Shop Wireless Sound Bars & Home Theater Systems | VIZIO
  • Install Office 2007
  • iWork - Apple
  • Office 365 Login | Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office Home & Business for Mac 2021: Lifetime License (2-Pack) | StackSocial
  • Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Based on OpenOffice - Compatible with Microsoft
  • How to remove Search Marquis browser hijacker on Mac | Trend Micro Help Center
  • Tech Guy Labs | Giz Wiz Biz

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mikah Sargent, Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo

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Nov 05, 2022
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1940
2:30:02

Why do my phone calls go to voicemail without any call notification coming through? What is Apple's Private Relay, and is it a suitable replacement for a VPN? Why is my audio coming from my phone so low? What's a better operating system for older laptops: Chrome OS or Linux? What to know about generating QR codes. What should you look for when selecting a USB extension cable for your devices? Why did my photos disappear in my text messages after transferring my data from one phone to another? Plus, conversations with Chris Marquardt and Rod Pyle!

  • Elon Musk and Twitter: what happens from here as Elon Musk officially buys Twitter.
  • What's going on with my Samsung S10e? My calls are suddenly going to voicemail directly without any notification coming through.
  • How does Apple's Private Relay feature work?
  • My audio is coming in low through my Moto G7 phone speakers. How can I fix this?
  • Is it better to run Chrome OS or a Linux operating system on older laptops?
  • My phone number suddenly is no longer in service after porting it to another carrier.
  • Chris Marquardt and Spooky Photography.
  • What are phone permissions, and how does it work on Android?
  • Generating QR codes correctly & safely.
  • Is there a device to detect an item, such as a key fob?
  • Rod Pyle and the independent study team on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs).
  • What kind of USB hub should I get for my computer? What to look for when picking out USB-C extension cables?
  • Why did my photos disappear in my text messages when transferring data between my old Android phone to my new iPhone?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Chris Marquardt and Rod Pyle

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Oct 30, 2022