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    Smart Tech Today 106: Google Pixel Watch?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 86:37

    Google is rumored to be working on its first smartwatch that will reportedly debut in 2022. Some of Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices will be able to listen for the sound of running water or appliances beeping in order to alert you or trigger a routine. 7-Eleven partners with Nuro for autonomous vehicle deliveries. New Google Maps Features Will Help You Navigate the Holiday Shopping Shitshow Healthcare providers in Google Search, Maps can now list which insurance they accept Google announces grab bag of new Android features for the end of 2021 Google is making its first in-house smartwatch that could launch in 2022 Google's 'Look to Speak' accessibility app now works in 17 more languages Spotify Pulls Plug on Car View Feature, Offers Users No Alternative Amazon Alexa can now respond to running water and bleeping appliances Twinkly smart holiday lights gain HomeKit support via new firmware update Honeywell Home's T9 smart thermostat gets HomeKit support, finally 7-Eleven and Nuro begin autonomous vehicle deliveries in California Uber's audio recording safety feature is coming to the US Microsoft Makes Breakthrough in the Quest to Use DNA as Data Storage Twenty percent of Xbox Cloud Gaming players only use touch controls Holiday IoT Ugly Sweater Workshop Picks of the week Matthew: Mozy Stadium Blanket Mikah: Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/106 Sponsors: hover.com/twit betterhelp.com/stt UserWay.org/twit

    Hands-On Photography 106: Shooting the Moon

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 21:52

    Moon photography is quite beautiful and will always grab your viewers' attention. Ant Pruitt discusses his best practices for capturing great moon photography with your camera as well as with your smartphone. Today's latest iPhones, Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel phones can capture interesting moon photographs, too. Host: Ant Pruitt Find Hands-On Photography on your favorite podcatcher. https://twit.tv/shows/hands-on-photography Follow Ant Pruitt on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ant_pruitt/ Follow TWiT on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/twit.tv/ Join the TWiT forums https://www.twit.community/ Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: betterhelp.com/hop

    Tech News Weekly 211: Square Embraces the Block-chain

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 60:32

    Benjamin Pimentel from Protocol discusses Jack Dorsey's sudden departure from Twitter, Square's rebranding to Block, and how it all goes back to crypto. A former developer for Ubiquiti has been charged in trying to extort Bitcoin from the company in an elaborate scheme that failed because of a VPN glitch. Roger Cheng from CNET walks through his list of some of the biggest tech fails from the year and this time, it's not fun and games like it usually is. Researchers have miniaturized camera technology to the size of a single fleck of salt and the quality of the images rivals cameras 500,000 times larger in volume. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Benjamin Pimentel and Roger Cheng Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Melissa.com/twit plextrac.com/twit Command Line Heroes - TNW

    This Week in Google 640: That Bret Taylor?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 149:46

    @Jack: not sure anyone has heard but, I resigned from Twitter. Who is Parag Agrawal? Twitter Has a New CEO; What About a New Business Model? Twitter bans sharing 'private' images and videos without consent. Jack Dorsey's Square changes corporate name to Block. Edge users aren't happy about Microsoft's built-in 'buy now, pay later' tool. Average American Credit Card Debt in 2021: $5,525. Onion: Self-Important Asshole Making Big Show About Leaving Twitter. Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels. PayPal CEO says spending via its buy-now-pay-later service soared 400% on Black Friday, as inflation bites and shoppers feel the pinch. Meta has chosen AWS as its long-term strategic cloud provider. AWS re:Invent | Amazon Web Services. Nasdaq to Move Markets to Amazon's Cloud. AMD Rallies After Landing Meta in Latest Server Chip Win. Finland Researchers Say First Quantum Computer Is Up and Running. Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Motto Goes to Court. U.K. regulators order Facebook-owner Meta to sell Giphy. Huge fines and a ban on default passwords in new UK law. Salesforce promotes Bret Taylor to co-CEO alongside Benioff. Google announces grab bag of new Android features for the end of 2021. Google rolling out Android digital car key support to Pixel 6, Galaxy S21 on select BMWs. Android TV 12 is now available, unclear when it's headed to Chromecast with Google TV. Chrome OS 96 rolling out: Camera tweaks, Nearby Share in Android apps, more. 2021 Tesla Model Y review: Nearly great, critically flawed. 23andMe is using spac funds to develop new drugs against cancer. 150 HP multi-function printer types vulnerable to exploit. Indonesian Court Gives The Government Permission To Pull The Plug On The Internet Whenever It Feels Threatened. New rule will allow debt collectors to track you down on social media. Democrats Push Bill to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods. Is watching the 1984 Ghostbusters movie killing people? A Statistician's Perspective. Microsoft's Satya Nadella Sells Half of His Shares in the Company. The Prince symbol has been salvaged from a 1993 floppy disk. Jim Warren, Early Influencer in Personal Computing, Dies at 85. Picks: Stacey - Fi Smart Dog Collar Jeff - Mobile phone museum Jeff - Jack Dorsey's Net Worth After Twitter Farewell Ant - Hardheads Playoff loss Ant - Watch FLOSS featuring Lisa LeVasseur Ant - The 5 Love Languages Hardcover Special Edition: The Secret to Love That Lasts Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: ourcrowd.com/twig udacity.com/TWiT twit.cachefly.com

    Windows Weekly 753: Buy Now, Pay Later

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 132:46

    Edgegate, Loop for Teams, Listener Q&A Microsoft Continues to Bog Down Edge with Unnecessary Bloat Users Push Back Against Bloatware in Microsoft Edge Cyber Monday: The Rise of Buy Now, Pay Later | BizTech Magazine Microsoft 365 Microsoft creates new standalone Teams Essentials edition for SMBs This new Microsoft Teams feature could save you from project overload Windows Microsoft makes Start menu customizations possible in new Windows 11 test build Windows 11 is Now on Almost 9 Percent of PCs Windows Insiders Can Test a Minor Paint App Update Xbox Microsoft Announces First Game Pass Titles for December Clarity Boost is Coming to Xbox Cloud Gaming on Microsoft Edge Tips and picks Tip of the week: It's time to consider other browser options App pick of the week: Xbox Game Pass Shareholder picks of this week: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sells half his Microsoft stock, Microsoft holds an annual shareholder meeting Codename pick of the week: Project Nucleus Beer pick of the week: KBS Cinnamon-Vanilla-Cocoa Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: business.eset.com/twit Melissa.com/twit itpro.tv/windows use code WW30

    FLOSS Weekly 658: The Me2B's Knees

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 64:26

    Lisa LeVasseur is a veteran engineer on a mission to get the businesses of the world, the "B's," to treat each of us, the "Me's," more respectfully online. That's one mission of her nonprofit, the Me2B Alliance. LeVasseur discusses with Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman in a show that also explores new approaches to standards development, privacy versus security, diversity in tech and other long hauls on which real progress is being made. Hosts: Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman Guest: Lisa LeVasseur Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email floss@twit.tv. Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Melissa.com/twit Command Line Heroes - FLOSS

    All About Android 553: Shake, Rattle, and Phone

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 81:21

    Brief Chat with Madona about her experience developing for Android / Budgeting Buddy Android 12 launched a month ago and Amazon Appstore still won't run on it Samsung reportedly stopping Galaxy Note production at the end of the year Samsung's new 200MP camera module could debut in some surprising phones Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform ushers in a new generation for Qualcomm Google offers developer discount on Lenovo Tab P12 Pro to test Android 12L Google Play's Best of 2021 'Classic Power Menu' brings wallet and home controls to Android 12's power menu, root required ClassicPowerMen on GitHub Wallpaper Engine for Android is finally here Wallpaper Engine Android Companion App Android Auto and Android 12 compatibility comes down to the cable. A fan's Z Flip 3 review. Why does my Pixel 6 Pro rattle when I shake it? Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/31hynvV Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Guest: Madona Syombua Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: audible.com/allaboutandroid or text allaboutandroid to 500-500 betterhelp.com/android udacity.com/TWiT

    Security Now 847: Bogons Begone!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 129:28

    Picture of the Week. "Super Duper Secure Mode" 37% of the world's smartphones are vulnerable. The RAT Dispenser. The Entirely Predictable 0-Day Windows Exploit. "The Frontiers Saga: Fringe Worlds" Closing the Loop. Bogons Begone! We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-847-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: business.eset.com/twit plextrac.com/twit itpro.tv/securitynow promo code SN30

    iOS Today 578: Gather Notes and Research on iOS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 100:29

    Rosemary and Mikah share tips and apps for collecting notes and research. Safari Reading List Safari Tab Groups Pocket: Save. Read. Grow. Instapaper Check Later Keep It Mobile DEVONthink To Go 3 NetNewsWire: RSS Reader Reeder 5 Notion Obsidian - Connected Notes News Apple Podcasts presents the Best of 2021 Apple announces third annual Apple Music Award winners Apple Invites Some Developers to Try Swift Playgrounds 4 Ahead of Launch Shortcuts Corner Van is looking to have a shortcut be able to save files to a NAS. Chris would like to turn on a space heater based on the room temperature reading from a Nest thermostat. Rosemary demos her Random Holiday Wallpaper shortcut that can replace the wallpaper of an iOS device every day of December. App Caps Rosemary's App Cap: Vinegar Mikah's App Cap: Builderment Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv. Sponsors: att.com/activearmor udacity.com/TWiT betterhelp.com/ios

    MacBreak Weekly 794: Canada Loves You Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 134:29

    Apple Music Awards, AR Headset, 5G Modem Apple Podcasts Best of 2021. Third annual Apple Music Award winners. Apple alerted Polish prosecutor that NSO has likely compromised her iPhone. Apple fines $11 million for misuse of customer data in Italy. Apple taps TSMC to build a custom iPhone 5G modem in 2023. Apple's AR headset coming next year with 'Mac-level' power. Apple's Car and VR headsets are poised to alter the typical product rollout strategy. First look at the new Swift Playgrounds 4 ahead of the official release. Some iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 report iOS 15 breaks in-car Bluetooth hands-free systems. Apple introduces a new MacBook upgrade program for business partners. Reddit engineer details how the new M1 Max MacBook Pro can save devs time and money. Some 16-inch MacBook Pro owners report MagSafe 3 charging issues when Mac is closed. Apple announces new limited-edition Beats Studio Buds. Apple still working on an airpower-like charger, also long-range wireless charging and reverse charging. Picks of the Week Alex's Pick: 808 Andy's Pick: Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You A Swinging Christmas & Bill Nack recites the closing lines from "The Great Gatsby" Rene's Pick: Disney+ Leo's Pick: Nutshell Cases (and mouse!) Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit Melissa.com/twit wealthfront.com/macbreak

    This Week in Tech 851: Doomtown Rats

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 143:15

    Black Friday, Apple sues NSO group, rats play Doom, MicroClimate AIR2 Scientists Focus on Whether Omicron Variant Causes Severe Illness. CES 2022: CES - The Most Influential Tech Event in the World. MicroClimate AIR2. Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels. Amazon sees 'record-breaking' Black Friday, official says. New York Times' Wirecutter Staff Goes on Strike Ahead of Black Friday. Apple sues NSO Group for attacking iPhones with Pegasus spyware. Apple's AR headset coming next year with 'Mac-level' power: report. Apple's Car Project: Everything We Know. Sam's Thoughts on the Apple Car. Apple Accelerates Work on Car Project, Aiming for Fully Autonomous Vehicle. What is the future of personal car ownership? Galaxy Note is dead; Samsung reportedly ending production on Note 20, no plans for the 2022 model. Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri will testify before the Senate on teen mental health. Related: The CEO of cosmetics retailer Lush says he's 'happy to lose' $13 million by deleting Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat accounts over teen mental-health harms. Germany plans to phase out the sale of combustion-engine vehicles to help meet its ambitious goal of getting 15 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. Rats named Carmack and Romero are playing Doom. Is watching the 1984 Ghostbusters movie killing people? A Statistician's Perspective. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Doc Rock, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: blockfi.com/TWIT podium.com/twit www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT Egnyte.com

    The Tech Guy 1848

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 146:09


    Paul is calling in, seeing if he should upgrade his old eero mesh router to the 6 or Pro 6 series as eero has a deal going on right now. Dennis wants to know if he can run Windows on an M1 Mac? Leo explains why you can't. Dan is wondering while he's renovating his house, if he should run ethernet cables through it while he can? Andrew is loving VR right now and wants to know if the Oculus Quest 2 is the best option for VR right now? John has a business where he needs to capture a lot of photos while in the field. Is there a good mobile printer he can use that connects to his phone? Plus, conversations with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Codecademy.com promo code TECHGUY UserWay.org/twit betterhelp.com/techguy


    The Tech Guy 1847

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 164:14

    DeafBlind Potter provides an update on his live streaming setup and the Canon M50. Perry wants to know if he has to upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy S4. Jody is seeing doubled dictation on his Samsung phone and needs help with Selective Sync for Dropbox. Ed shares some advice on how to properly open PDFs on a Chromebook. Evan asks Leo what laptop he should get for creative work. Lance wants to receive notifications for two smartphones on one smartwatch and asks if this is possible. Angela shares an update on her question about making ringtones for her iPhone — turns out the process is quite simple! Richard wants to make the user manual for his tech devices bigger so he can read them. Marshall is getting pop-ups on his Chromebook and wants to know how to disable them. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: betterhelp.com/techguy audible.com/techguy or text techguy to 500-500 UserWay.org/twit

    This Week in Google 639: The Turducken of Cakes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 149:06

    Investing in creators vs debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel Slow Ventures. A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC. Investing Directly in People Is the Future of VC. Here's How to Do It. Life Capital 2021: The Future of The Professional Creator Ecosystem. Wirecutter Thanksgiving strike and boycott is on. Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of U.S. Constitution. Niantic raises $300M at a $9B valuation to build the 'real-world metaverse' Mouse jigglers are a thing. Pokemon Go Creator Niantic Launches Bitcoin-Hunting AR Game. The end of "click to subscribe, call to cancel"? One of the news industry's favorite retention tactics is illegal, FTC says. A Robot Wrote This Book Review. The unbearable fussiness of the smart home. Locked out of "God mode," runners are hacking their treadmills. Google Pixel 6a will run on a Tensor chip, but a lesser camera than Pixel 6. Android Auto and Pixel 6 won't play nice, but Google is working on a fix. The Pixel 5 could have actually been good if Google's chip plans had worked out. iMessage Reactions Will No Longer Annoy Android Users Thanks to Emoji Change. Google Store Black Friday 2021 deals are now live in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia Google Stadia is celebrating its second birthday with hardware for free or cheap You can now pre-order the 2nd-gen Pixel Stand from Google, ships next month Samsung to Choose Taylor, Texas, for $17 Billion Chip-Making Factory. Casper's return to private life isn't a canary for DTC companies going public. Jeff Jarvis: The Times treats an iPhone as a luxury. I hate to break it to them, but I think many people would say that these days a subscription to The Times is a luxury. Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92. Picks: Stacey - Thanksgiving Piecaken. Jeff - What is your state's favorite Thanksgiving dish? Google shares popular searches in the US. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Sam Lessin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: akamai.com/twig UserWay.org/twit andela.com/for-companies

    Windows Weekly 752: Smushed!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 100:46

    Windows on ARM, WOA mini-PC, Xbox Black Friday Does Windows on Arm have a future? About Microsoft's Alleged WOA Exclusivity Deal with Qualcomm Hands-On with the Snapdragon WOA Mini PC Dell, HP Beat Earnings Expectations Xbox Xbox Launches Its Black Friday Sale Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition is Now Available Microsoft Launches an Xbox Series S Fortnite and Rocket League Bundle Microsoft Announces Games with Gold for December Tips and picks Tip of the week: Watch the Xbox Alumni roundtable App pick of the week: DuckDuckGo App Tracking Protection for Android Enterprise pick of the week: SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Codename pick of the week: Super Duper Secure Mode in Edge Cocktail pick of the week: Cider-Cranberry Thanksgiving Cocktail Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Guest: Stephanie Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: barracuda.com/windows akamai.com/ww udacity.com/TWiT

    FLOSS Weekly 657: Web 3.0 and Beyond

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 66:40

    What never stops and what's barely started are the topics debated by our panel of co-hosts: Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, Aaron Newcomb and Simon Phipps. We start with the SCO vs. IBM (and before that, many others) lawsuit, which was reportedly settled. What really happened with the GoDaddy and WordPress breach? It's been 25 years of PHP and then look forward to the time when we're all in Web 4.0 talking about what failed in Web 3.0. Hosts: Doc Searls, Aaron Newcomb, Simon Phipps, and Katherine Druckman Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email floss@twit.tv. Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    All About Android 552: Android Devices Unseen

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 84:27

    Pixel 6a leaks, Moto Watch 100, iMessage reactions on Android, At a Glance What is Esper.io? What is DevOps? Android 12L deep dive: Every change, thoroughly documented Android 11 on nearly a quarter of all devices, but it's not the most used version of Google's OS Wear OS Share Surges on Samsung's Highest Quarterly Smartwatch Shipments in Q3 2021 Google Pixel 6a will run on a Tensor chip, but a lesser camera than Pixel 6 Fairphone 2 passes six years of software updates with new Android 10 beta Moto Watch 100 launches with two-week battery life, $100 price tag, and no Wear OS in sight Your Android phone now properly displays iMessage reactions — if you use Google Messages Pixel 6 preps big 'At a Glance' upgrade that shows BT device battery, doorbell & 'flashlight is on' alerts, more DuckDuckGo Wants to Stop Apps From Tracking You on Android Why does my Pixel 6 always ask for a PIN when I have a fingerprint set? Pixel 6 phantom dialing could be related to the Safety App and Car Crash Detection. Why won't my Pixel 6 play nice with my Mazda Android Auto head unit? Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3cJhsEO Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Guest: David Ruddock Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: betterhelp.com/android UserWay.org/twit

    Security Now 846: HTTP Request Smuggling

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 117:04

    Picture of the Week. An idea whose time has passed... The stats of brute force password attacks. The Most Common Passwords. GoDaddy Breached Bigtime! A heads-up about NetGear routers. HTTP Request Smuggling. We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-846-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: privacy.com/securitynow barracuda.com/securitynow Melissa.com/twit

    iOS Today 577: Sharing the Holidays

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 92:28

    Rosemary and Mikah share tips and apps for planning for the holidays with family and friends. Shared Notes Shared Reminders Shared Guides in Maps Group iMessage Fantastical Share iCloud Calendar Calendar Invitations Contact Groups for Holiday Card Pair HomePods with Apple TV Disable Hey Siri on your HomePods News AirTag competitor Tile acquired by family safety company Life360 Apple Announces Self Service Repair Program That Will Provide Customers With Access to Tools, Parts, and Manuals Shortcuts Corner Simon wants to disable airplane mode when leaving home automatically. Feedback & Questions Richard is looking for an app that can email reminders and notes to himself. App Caps Rosemary's App Cap: Just Timers Mikah's App Cap: Anker 637 Magnetic Charging Station (MagGo) Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv. Sponsors: audible.com/iostoday or text iostoday to 500-500 betterhelp.com/ios Coinbase.com/IOS

    MacBreak Weekly 793: Fragrant Violations

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 152:20

    Self-Service Repair, Apple Sues NSO Group, Google RCS Messages Apple announces self-service repair, selling parts to the general public Apple posts internal memo affirming employees' right to discuss pay Apple sues NSO Group to curb the abuse of state-sponsored spyware Italy's antitrust authority fines Amazon & Apple $225 million The perfect example of why you can't trust Apple's App Store review scores Tile selling its Bluetooth tracking business to Life360 for Google slowly starts rolling out updates, allowing Google Messages to show iMessage reactions as emojis iOS 15 feature that would allow you to add your driver's license to your iPhone delayed until early 2022 No windows for ARM macs yet because of the secret exclusivity deal between Microsoft and Qualcomm Apple expedites work on a car project, aiming for fully autonomous vehicle Pixelmator Pro adds AI-powered background removal & advanced subject selection Wirecutter Union on strike Picks of the Week Rene's Pick: MrBeast Squid Game Alex's Pick: PaperFeel Covering iPad Andy's Pick: CamelCamelCamel Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: att.com/activearmor UserWay.org/twit twit.cachefly.com

    This Week in Tech 850: Leo, not Leopoldo

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 143:59

    Apple's self-repair program, space debris, Constitution NFT, Xbox 20 years old Goodbye, Staples Center. Hello, Crypto.com Arena. Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of U.S. Constitution. Someone Made a Pirate Bay for NFTs. 13 dumb arena names inspired by the Staples Center becoming 'Crypto.com Arena'. El Salvador to Create 'Bitcoin City,' Use $500M of Planned $1B Bond Offering to Buy More Crypto. Apple Will Tell You How to Fix iPhones, Sell Parts to the General Public. Apple's Pointless Self-Repair Program. Over 100 Activision Blizzard employees stage walkout, demand CEO step down. Xbox Chief Says He's Evaluating Relationship With Activision. Microsoft Pressures Activision Blizzard. Apple Accelerates Work on Car Project, Aiming for Fully Autonomous Vehicle. Google Cloud encourages more conversational AI with Bot-in-a-Box. Visualizations show the extensive cloud of debris Russia's anti-satellite test created. Chris Hadfield says more regulations are needed to protect astronauts from space debris. Jurors Got to Hear Elizabeth Holmes' Lies For Themselves. Tesla ranks almost dead-last on a Consumer Reports reliability list. We Are the Wirecutter Union. We're Prepared to Walk Out. How Xbox outgrew the console: inside Phil Spencer's multi-billion dollar gamble. Forza Horizon 5. Facebook's race-blind policies around hate speech came at the expense of Black users, new documents show. Meta's sci-fi haptic glove prototype lets you feel VR objects using air pockets. FlyFin offers an AI-based tax app aimed at freelancers, gig workers. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Wil Harris, and Chris J. Preimesberger Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: noom.com/twit privacy.com/twit podium.com/twit www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

    The Tech Guy 1846

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 152:08


    What's the best phone I can get for $300? Do I need antivirus for Windows 11? Is a VPN good for gaming? Is an SSD the best external hard drive for backups? What TV antenna should I get for my RV? DSL vs. Verizon LTE Home Internet Is my microwave oven leaking radiation? Small factor gaming computers for a small desk Is it safe to update my iMac to MacOS Monterey? Should we invest in superconductor research? Plus conversations with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: att.com/activearmor wwt.com/twit UserWay.org/twit


    The Tech Guy 1845

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 138:21

    Ernest recently purchased a Lenovo gaming PC. It's given him a lot of trouble and he can't get his money back from the seller or the manufacturer. When George takes screenshots on his iPad Pro, he's getting duplicate images each time. Victoria wants to improve her WiFi network and hopes to learn more about eero. Robert wants a recommendation for a laptop he can use for 3D graphics. John is having trouble placing cost-effective calls from Portugal to surrounding countries. He's looking for a VOIP recommendation. Gary has a Dell Vostro laptop and he's curious how he can use the Thunderbolt 4 port it comes with. Billy wants to make sure he can use MAME on his M1 Mac. Fletch wants to play video games with his son — especially so he can beat him in "Call of Duty". He asks for a recommendation for a top-of-the-line machine. Micah wants to know if he should use email from Fastmail or Hover. Plus, conversations with Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Johnny Jet and Dick DeBartolo Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: audible.com/techguy or text techguy to 500-500 UserWay.org/twit Codecademy.com promo code TECHGUY

    This Week in Enterprise Tech 470: SCADA Potatah

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 63:29

    Chinese government asking chipmakers to prioritize Chinese clients Looks like Nvidia's Arm acquisition is heading for the dumpster New ransomware group copies files into password-protected archives to bypass encryption protection Is iPhone Wi-Fi 6E adoption going to stall due to chip shortage? Tracking spy cameras with your smartphone Spending more on digital transformation vs. cybersecurity, is that a good idea? Andy Bane, CEO of Element talks about bringing order to IT and OT data. Host: Louis Maresca Guests: Oliver Rist and Andy Bane Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-enterprise-tech. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: BANDWIDTH.COM/TWIT canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT Melissa.com/twit

    Smart Tech Today 105: Conversations With Amazon's Alexa

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 78:02

    Amazon has begun to roll out a new, smarter "Conversation Mode" to Echo Show 10 devices that helps Alexa take visual and audio cues from nearby users. The company has also introduced four new smart switches that work with Alexa. Instagram has a new bug-reporting feature called "Rage Shake" that lets you shake your phone to report a bug. Amazon starts rolling out Alexa's Conversation Mode on Echo Show 10 Some Echo speakers can now detect people What should you eat? Thanks to this Amazon employee, Alexa can help Amazon has four new smart switches Zipline starts first commercial US drone deliveries with Walmart partnership in Arkansas Starbucks Has Launched a Cafe in NYC That Uses Amazon's Cashierless Payment System FCC votes to let people text '988' to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline starting in July Instagram Has Announced a New Feature Called 'Rage Shake' Ring doorbells will be able to greet people with holiday cheer Upcoming smart home products wirelessly charge without cable or pad Picks of the week Dan: Level Bolt Mikah: Google Pixel Buds A-Series Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/105 Sponsor: UserWay.org/twit

    Hands-On Photography 105: Preparing for A Photo Shoot

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 23:36

    Ant Pruitt is asked by a listener to explain the process of preparing for a photo shoot as well as the post-processing delivery. It's a process that may not be the same for all photographers, but Ant shares his workflow for handling photography gigs efficiently on Hands-On Photography. Stock Photos by cody lannom, Garin Chadwick, and Kajetan Sumila on Unsplash Host: Ant Pruitt Find Hands-On Photography on your favorite podcatcher. https://twit.tv/shows/hands-on-photography Follow Ant Pruitt on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ant_pruitt/ Follow TWiT on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/twit.tv/ Join the TWiT forums https://www.twit.community/ Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    Tech News Weekly 210: Apple's Answer to Right-to-Repair

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 68:21

    Steam Deck Delayed, Amazon Data Privacy, FTC vs. Call to Cancel Jason Snell from Six Colors talks about Apple's big self-service repair program that is a huge win for Right to Repair. Kyle Orland from Ars Technica shares what's so special about Valve's Steam Deck and when it's expected to release after facing supply chain shortage difficulties. Mikah walks through a Wired report that sheds light on the shady data privacy practices of Amazon happening behind the scenes. Jason gives the FTC a thumbs up for deciding to crack down on subscription companies that require its subscribers to call in order to cancel their service. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Jason Snell and Kyle Orland Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: akamai.com/tnw stripe.com hover.com/twit

    This Week in Google 638: Princess Floppy Wrists

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 127:11

    Goodbye, Staples Center. Hello, Crypto.com Arena. US detains crypto-exchange exec for helping Ryuk ransomware gang launder profits. Stacey hates her Pixel 6! Be your own genius: Apple to Launch Self-Service Repair Program in Early 2022. Google allegedly won't release a new Pixelbook in 2022. A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC. Introducing the Icelandverse. Mark Zuckerberg's Response To Iceland Tourism Ad Mocking Meta. Paperless office back again as print hardware supplies jam. Why you should consider using vFlat for book scanning. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are infectious in all the wrong ways. Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino Over 'Pulp Fiction' NFT Auction. Google says it's improving fingerprint scanner performance with a Pixel 6 update. Google's latest Maps features help you avoid the holiday shopping crowds. Google Meet calls hosted by premium Workspace tiers now support up to 500 participants. Android TV apps can be remotely installed from your phone via new Play Store feature. Google Camera 8.4 brings Timer light, disabling Exposure controls, & more to older Pixel phones. Twitter acquires Threader. We Read Twitter for Entertainment, Trust It for News (Unless We Vote Republican) Twitter Makes Big Changes For Devs As It Eyes Decentralized Future. Crypto believers bid on U.S. Constitution. WEB2 VS WEB3. Say goodbye to disappearing tweets. Substack says it has more than 1 million paid subscriptions. Big media strikes back at Substack. JPMorgan sues Tesla for $162m after Musk tweets soured share deal. PICKS: Stacey - Mozilla *privacy not included List Stacey - The writing of the gods Jeff - Logitech POP Keys Wireless Keyboard Ant - Follow David Lei on Instagram. Ant - Lensrentals Keeper Program Announced Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: nureva.com/twit Command Line Heroes - TWIG stripe.com

    Windows Weekly 751: Halle Berry Infinite

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 122:05

    Windows 10 21H2, Edge bloat, Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta With the rollout of 21H2, Microsoft moves Windows 10 to annual updates Windows 11 Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22504 New Windows 11 Media Player App Appears for Insiders Windows on ARM Microsoft Will Not Bring x64 Emulation to Windows 10 on ARM You Can Now Buy the Snapdragon WOA Mini PC Microsoft Edge Microsoft to Block Windows 11 Browser Workarounds Microsoft Continues to Bog Down Edge with Unnecessary Bloat Developer Microsoft's Windows App SDK 1.0 is available. Will it undo Microsoft's past mistakes? Xbox Surprise! Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta is for Everyone, Available Now Xbox Cloud Gaming Comes to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One Microsoft Adds Over 70 Games to Xbox Backward Compatibility Microsoft Announces More Game Pass Titles for November Microsoft Store on Xbox Now Highlights Game Accessibility Features Xbox Design Lab Adds New Customization Options Microsoft Releases November Xbox Update Tips and picks Tip of the week: Watch our Microsoft Ignite recap with Stephen Rose App pick of the week: Firefox Relay App pick of the week: 1Password Enterprise pick of the week: Big Microsoft cloud reorg today Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Managed Desktop Plan 1 Beer pick of the week: Founders KBS Espresso Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: plextrac.com/twit BANDWIDTH.COM/WW privacy.com/ww

    FLOSS Weekly 656: Switching to Linux - and Much Else

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 66:25


    Doc Searls, Jonathan Bennett and Aaron Newcomb are together on FLOSS Weekly taking a look at the challenges of switching to Linux, even though Linux runs on many things used in everyday life. System76 has decided to build a non-Gnome desktop for its distro. Why? Bennett addresses the allegations of Intel being optimized for Windows 11, but not taking Linux into consideration. It's a fun discussion on this episode of FLOSS Weekly. Hosts: Doc Searls, Jonathan Bennett, and Aaron Newcomb Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email floss@twit.tv. Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: bitwarden.com/twit


    Tech Break: Hands-On the Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Camera

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 8:04

    Ant Pruitt gets a few minutes of hands-on time with the latest Nikon flagship camera, the Z9. The Z9 is a 45 megapixel, full-frame mirrorless camera offering updated autofocus capability, 8K video recording and 30 frames per second images shooting. Preorders available https://bit.ly/322gb9H Nikon Z9 https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/mirrorless-cameras/z-9.html Host: Ant Pruitt You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

    All About Android 551: Developer's Guide to Android 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 84:48

    Interview with Annyce Davis about how a team prioritizes Android 12 features. Google Meet is raising its participant limit to an insane 500 people. Google rolls out a fix for the Pixel 6's phantom calling bug. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are infectious in all the wrong ways. Japan's new Balmuda Phone is adorably compact w/ HTC One X vibes, Pixel 4a 5G specs, Android 11. Google Has Reportedly Canceled Its Never-Announced Foldable Phone. Android 12 will always open non-verified links in the default browser. Google is taking sign-ups for Relate, a voice assistant that recognizes impaired speech. Android TV starts letting you install apps the way you want to. What should I do for photo storage and will Google One ever go away? Jason's HOT: DIY Google Photos Alternative - How to Switch to a Synology NAS. My unlocked Verizon Pixel 6 finally got its update! A review of Pixel's Hold For Me feature. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3wTx2a1 Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Guest: Annyce Davis Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: att.com/activearmor

    Security Now 845: Blacksmith

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 109:19

    Picture of the week. ~10,000 VPN/Firewall appliances from Palo Alto Networks vulnerable. The 0-Patch Guys Produce a Micropatch This brings me to "The Zen of Code" November's Patch Tuesday November broke something, but don't ask me what... Windows 11 received KB5007215 December promises to be Christmas for Printing and more! US detains crypto-exchange exec for helping Ryuk ransomware gang launder profits How do you defraud web-based advertisers? Closing The Loop SpinRite Blacksmith We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-845-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT expressvpn.com/securitynow stripe.com

    iOS Today 576: Apple Arcade Alternatives

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 98:51

    Rosemary and Mikah scour the App Store for Apple Arcade alternatives. Here's what they found! Netflix Games Amazon Luna Xbox Cloud Gaming GameClub News Apple denied motion to delay Epic Games court injunction iCloud for Windows updated with password generator, ProRAW and ProRes support, more WhatsApp for iOS to add new privacy features for seeing Profile Photo, Last Seen, About Snap hit with lawsuit for downplaying the impact of Apple's App Tracking Transparency feature Shortcuts Corner Peter wants to learn more about Shortcuts and asks for book and website recommendations. Harry wants to improve their Philips Hue automations to keep from lighting up the living room while the Apple TV is turned on. Feedback & Questions Ray wants to be able to respond to message notifications on the Lock Screen while their iPhone 8 is locked. App Caps Rosemary's App Cap: Tweetbot Mikah's App Cap: Cozy Grove Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv. Sponsors: BUYRAYCON.com/ios wealthfront.com/iostoday att.com/activearmor

    MacBreak Weekly 792: Smitten by Hot Wax

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 135:11

    Apple Business Essentials, Legacy Contacts macOS Monterey's memory leak and how to avoid it Apple denied a motion for a stay: much comply with an order to allow external payment options for the App Store by Dec. 9th Apple agrees to pay $30 million over store workers' security checks Introducing Apple Business Essentials Apples quietly buying ads via Google for high-value subscription apps Using Apple's legacy contact feature to let your family access your data after your pass away Apple making U.S states pay part of the bill to turn iPhones into digital identification cards Apple's app tracking transparency feature hurting Peloton in its ability to gain subscribers "Disney Melee Mania" coming to Apple Arcade this December Picks of the Week Rene's Pick: The iOS App Icon Book Andy's Pick: Stop The Madness Alex's Pick: Studio Technologies Model 205 Leo's Pick: Triple 4K Display Dock for MacBook Pro 2016-2021 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: blockfi.com/MACBREAK itpro.tv/macbreak promo code MACBREAK30 UserWay.org/twit

    This Week in Tech 849: Disco Mannequin

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 162:21


    Twitter launches Blue subscription service in U.S., offers ad-free access to 300 news sites. U.S. states file updated antitrust complaint against Alphabet's Google. Walmart is using fully driverless trucks to ramp up its online grocery business. Amazon's Spinmasters: Behind the Internet Giant's Battle With the Press. Are you worried about Amazon? A record 4.4 million people quit in September as Great Resignation shows no signs of stopping. Job openings and labor turnover trends for States in 2020. Why America's "Shipping Crisis" Will Not End. Amazon Relay. Bezos-Backed Real Estate App to Accept Bitcoin as Payment. Golem Network. The Genesis Machine. The EVELO Compass adult electric tricycle is a comfortable, powerful and stable electric trike with a large cargo basket. Wing Bikes are the world's best electric bicycles. Hoax Email Blast Abused Poor Coding in FBI Website. Europol: Seven REvil/GandCrab ransomware affiliates were arrested in 2021. Judge denies stay in Epic v. Apple. Everyone has questions about Leo's phones. GitHub Copilot: Your AI pair programmer. Apple to Pay $30 Million Over Store Workers' Security Checks. Facebook says it can't keep pace with its own Oversight Board. Elon Musk Sells About $5 Billion in Tesla Stock. AMD reveals an Epyc security 50 flaws, Intel has 25. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are infectious in all the wrong ways. Rivian's Mega IPO is a Good Test of the Meme Stock Craze. AMC Theatres debuts online Bitcoin payments after months of teasing. Biden's "historic" $65 billion broadband plan approved by Congress. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Paris Martineau and Amy Webb Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 blockfi.com/TWIT mintmobile.com/twit wwt.com/twit


    The Tech Guy 1844

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 145:55


    Joy's HP laptop is overheating and is trying to figure out why it's doing that? She tried taking it to a tech support service, and the technician didn't seem to want to help... Rod has a Windows 10 Pro computer and created a Microsoft account. But he's now looking to change his email address and sever all ties to the old email account. How can he do this? Paul has a Pixel 4a phone that he's using to scan books. However with larger books and the Pixel 5a it's causing the images to be distorted. What can he do about that? Ed is blind and uses Siri on the iPhone to help him read stuff, but lately Siri has stopped doing that. What can he do about that? Richard is calling in to see about creating additional tags & labels in his Gmail account. Anne's iPhone 8 has been skipping notifications whenever something happens and seems to be only getting notified when she's in the Messages app. What gives? Plus Chris Marquardt gives some examples about the current assignment "Clear," and Rod Pyle talks about some conferences he attended the past week & some space news! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Chris Marquardt and Rod Pyle Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit wealthfront.com/twit hover.com/twit


    The Tech Guy 1843

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 157:31

    Mark has lots of notes and files. He's looking for a way to organize them on his Windows PC. Bill wants to know if the new Google Pixel 6 has an always-on display. Tom wants to use Windows 11 without having to log in with a Microsoft account. Arizona Lou needs to record phone calls on his mobile phone. Mike is pretty sure he's been hacked. He wants to know what to do to mitigate the risks after the fact. Doctor Mom stops by to give an update on Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. The email skill is no longer available. She also discusses the implications of using Alexa-based devices in healthcare settings. Patrick has a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and he needs a screen protector that doesn't have a hole for the fingerprint reader. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guests: Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT UserWay.org/twit BANDWIDTH.COM/TWIT

    This Week in Enterprise Tech 469: Mobile (In)Security

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 66:10

    Vulnerabilities affecting code compilers What if hackers could turn back time? Ukrainian National charged for Kaseya ransomware attack Detecting internet censorship in real-time A new application security toolkit to uncover dependency confusion attacks Mike Fong, CEO, and founder of Privoro talks about hardware to protect phones from eavesdropping, surveillance, and location tracking. Hosts: Louis Maresca, Brian Chee, and Curt Franklin Guest: Mike Fong Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-enterprise-tech. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: plextrac.com/twit nureva.com/twit bitwarden.com/twit

    Smart Tech Today 104: Sleeping Better With Smart Devices

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 89:04

    Google releases an update for its Nest Hub that adds more sleep tracking metrics, Flo Ion reviews the new Lenovo Smart Clock, and Ikea makes some sound-dampening curtains to block out noise from your roommates and pets. Google's Nest Hub gets more sleep tracking features Author Clock' Tells Time Using Book Quotes That Mention the Time of Day Stack Overflow's Copy / Paste Keyboard Is No Joke I Love This Smart Alarm Clock Ikea Made Sound-Absorbing Curtains to Broker Peace Between Noisy Roommates The Playdate Handheld Console Is Delayed Until 2022 Steam Deck Launch Delayed as Valve Succumbs to the Chip Crunch Qualcomm's Snapdragon Spaces try to make it easier to get apps ready for augmented reality Qualcomm's new AR 'Smart Viewer' lets you pin virtual screens to your walls Lenovo ThinkReality A3 based on Qualcomm's reference design Controller for HomeKit adds new maintenance features for HomeKit troubleshooting Review: Apple's polishing cloth is the new gold standard for device cleaning Netatmo announces HomeKit compatible CO detector Amazon launches a $70 air quality monitor for Alexa Tempo's New Smart Home Gym Is Actually Affordable Peloton Made a Camera That'll Guide You While You Lift Weights Fitbit's new feature might tell you not to go to the gym after all Withings reveals a new hybrid ScanWatch with medical tracking, 30-day battery All I want from my smartwatch is to give me a break Picks of the week Matthew: AirPods Beanies Mikah: Lovebox Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/104 Sponsors: Command Line Heroes - STT UserWay.org/twit

    Hands-On Photography 104: Atiba Jefferson: Photographers' Go-to Tip

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 32:17

    Prolific Skateboard and celebrity photographer Atiba Jefferson visits Ant Pruitt on Hands-On Photography. The Canon Explorer of Light shares his tips on capturing great images from the skate park and other tips for general photography. Jefferson also shares his experience using the Canon EOS R3 while at the 2020 Olympic Games. Host: Ant Pruitt Guest: Atiba Jefferson Find Hands-On Photography on your favorite podcatcher. https://twit.tv/shows/hands-on-photography Follow Ant Pruitt on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ant_pruitt/ Follow TWiT on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/twit.tv/ Join the TWiT forums https://www.twit.community/ Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    Tech News Weekly 209: YouTube Dislikes the Dislike

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 70:54

    Lance Ulanoff talks about his OneZero article that asks whether Apple should just move on already in light of recent developments in the Apple v. Epic case. Joseph Cox from VICE walks through a new Bitcoin scam that's spreading on Instagram that requires victims to record hostage-style videos. Mikah gets very excited about Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Spaces software platform that aims to make augmented reality more widely accessible. Jason and Mikah kick around the good and the bad attached to YouTube's decision to begin hiding the dislike count from viewers. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Lance Ulanoff and Joseph Cox Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: plextrac.com/twit barracuda.com/tnw itpro.tv/tnw promo code TNW30

    This Week in Google 637: Private Socks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 177:48

    Leo recaps his Oaxaca trip. Twitter Blue launches today in the US with Ad-Free Articles. Twitter is building a crypto team. Square is going to make a hardware wallet for bitcoin. Google loses appeal against $2.7bn EU antitrust fine. YouTube is removing the dislike count on all videos across its platform. Troubleshooting Stacey's new Pixel 6 Pro. Judge denies stay in Epic v. Apple. AMP Has Irreparably Damaged Publishers' Trust in Google-led Initiatives. Updating The Verge's background policy. Brain Implant Translates Paralyzed Man's Thoughts Into Text With 94% Accuracy. Adele debuts new song 'Hold On' in Amazon holiday ad. Facebook's "Meta" Trademark Application. Missing Girl Is Rescued After Using Hand Signal From TikTok. TikTok food creators (damnit, where's Salt_Hank?) TikTok @Jax plus violin. #TeamSeas: Help us remove 30 million pounds of trash by January 1st, 2022. Google is taking sign-ups for Relate, a voice assistant that recognizes impaired speech. Google Assistant no longer offers 'Your News Update' audio digests. Google Home 2.46 for Android brings promised Android/Google TV remote. Nest Hub (2nd gen) update adds sleep stages & localized snore detection, tracking now free until 2023. Adaptive Sound feature appears to be rolling out now to Pixel 6 devices. Used car market gets even more bizarre. TwitterTV: make an account a screensaver. The Chip That Could Transform Computing. Picks: Stacey - Happy holidays! Here's our 2021 gift guide! Ant - The Harder They Fall on Netflix Ant - Congrats and Good Luck to RCHS Ant - Register for the Wanderers' Photo Workshop Jeff - Apple's first computer, a collector's dream, could fetch $500,000 at auction Jeff - How much Wikipedia weighs Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Melissa.com/twit akamai.com/twig ourcrowd.com/twig

    Windows Weekly 750: The Cadillac Cimarron of PCs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 115:16

    Windows 11 SE, Surface Laptop SE, .NET 6 Microsoft introduces Windows 11 SE, new $250 Surface Laptop SE for the education market Microsoft Announces $249 Surface Laptop SE for Education Windows + Microsoft 365 Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499 | Windows Insider Blog Another Brick in the Wall (Premium) Microsoft to Kill OneDrive for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 in Early 2022 Apple Finally Targets Small Businesses Developer Microsoft makes Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 generally available Microsoft is folding Channel 9 into its Learn portal Xbox Microsoft Announces Xbox 20th Anniversary Event Forza Horizon 5 is Now Available Forza Horizon 5 is Biggest-Ever Xbox Game Studios Release Tips and picks Tip of the week: Black Friday App pick of the week: Mozilla Firefox Enterprise pick of the week: Teams and Workplace (by Meta) team up Codename pick of the week: Hailey and Vivian Beer pick of the week: Talea Overnight Oats Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: wwt.com/twit hover.com/twit business.eset.com/twit

    FLOSS Weekly 655: Open Source and Digital Public Goods

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 63:36

    Deputy Director of Financial Services for the Poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Kosta Peric sits with Doc Searls and Dan Lynch for a discussion on digital public goods as well as how the cashless future is being pioneered in Africa and other countries around the world. It's a fascinating discussion on the challenges of being unbanked and poor in developing countries and how big tech and the open source community can help solve these problems to grant more financial inclusion for all on this episode of FLOSS Weekly. Hosts: Doc Searls and Dan Lynch Guest: Kosta Peric Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email floss@twit.tv. Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: Command Line Heroes - FLOSS

    All About Android 550: Joe Shmoe's Android Adventure

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 79:33

    Google says Pixel 6 fingerprint scanner is slow due to increased security. Google releases Fingerprint Calibration tool for the Pixel 6 to help with repairs. Some Google Pixel 6 units can apparently be unlocked with other people's fingerprints. These are the only Pixel 6 screen protectors Google recommends. Chromecast volume controls are disabled on Android 12 due to a 'legal issue'. Google is now requiring 2-Step Verification (2SV) for many more accounts. Google's Pixel foldable coming in 2022, cameras will be a step down from Pixel 6. OnePlus 'unveils' limited Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition. OnePlus Nord 2 Blast Causes Second Degree Burns in Victim, Company Reportedly Agrees to Refund and Pay For Medical Expenses. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra leak reveals built-in S Pen and release date. Niantic launches platform to build 'real-world metaverse' apps. Twitter Blue arrives in the US, leaves a lot for Android users to desire. Bring back the Android 11 WiFi Quick Settings button: wifi_qs. How to Fix the Pixel 6's Awful Wi-Fi Toggle. Here's why unlocked Pixel 6 phones on Verizon aren't getting updates. How do I get rid of the Emergency Call button on my lock screen? How do I repair my contacts that imported incorrectly from my Samsung device? Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3C1rNWS Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit audible.com/allaboutandroid or text allaboutandroid to 500-500

    Security Now 844: Bluetooth Fingerprinting

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 128:12

    Picture of the Week. Lots of welcome progress on the ransomware front. Pwn2Own Austin: Last Tuesday-Thursday largest ever 3-day Fall 2021 Pwn2Own. Windows 11 snipping tool, its emoji picker, and other parts are failing. Trouble being created by unpatched GitLab servers. More supply chain attacks. If it's Tuesday... Cisco's DEFAULT SSH key. U.S. Federal agencies have been ordered to patch hundreds of actively exploited flaws. Closing The Loop. SpinRite. Bluetooth Fingerprinting. We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-844-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: itpro.tv/securitynow promo code SN30 bitwarden.com/twit wwt.com/twit

    iOS Today 575: Using Family Sharing on iOS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 112:18

    Rosemary and Mikah show you how to make the most of Apple's Family Sharing features on iOS. Family Sharing What is family sharing? Use parental controls on your child's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Approve what kids buy with Ask to Buy Prevent in-app purchases from the App Store View and limit your child or teen's Apple Cash activity Set up an Apple Watch for a family member News Welcome to the Next Generation of Notability, 11.0 Notability users will not lose features they paid during freemium switch The iOS App Icon Book - Michael Flarup Twelve South launches new terry cotton workout Apple Watch ActionBand, now up to 20% off WhatsApp for iOS now supports multi-device compatibility, still missing iPad app Anker 622 Magnetic Battery (MagGo) Anker 610 Magnetic Phone Grip (MagGo) Shortcuts Corner Oliver writes in to let us know Rosemary's solution for their work alarms worked better than they'd expected. Kenny wants to create an automation for their MyQ garage door opener that will let them know if they've left the garage door open. Feedback & Questions Randy wants iOS's "Silence Unknown Callers" feature to work across their various Apple devices. Larry is having trouble with their car's infotainment system. They want their car to continue playing the media they've selected — not to start playing a seemingly random song in their music library. App Caps Rosemary's App Cap: Upright Go Mikah's App Cap: Egg, Inc. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv. Sponsors: blockfi.com/IOS audible.com/iostoday or text iostoday to 500-500 Coinbase.com/IOS

    MacBreak Weekly 791: Boba Fett at the Met

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 144:27

    M1 Memory Leaks, Apple Face ID, Apple-1 Auction Rene's chat with Apple executives about the M1 Pro and M1 Max Apple's Road Map for Mac Chips Memory leaks affecting M1 MacBook Pro's Apple disabling Face ID functionality when you replace its screen Apple: Ten Years Forward Craig Federighi and the dangers of sideloading NSO, whose Pegasus spyware hacks iPhones, named a national security risk by the US iOS 15.2 beta 2 includes a new communication safety feature in Messages Charges filed against an alleged member of REvil group that obtained MacBook Pro designs Netflix launches first selection of games on iPhone and iPad Apple-1 computer auction, 1 of 6 in Koa wood case, closes at $400,000 Picks of the Week Alex's pick: Clarity Node-S Andy's pick: Micro Arcade Tetris Leo's pick: The Iconic Pillow Collection 2 by Throwboy Rene's pick: #TeamSeas Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Molekule.com promo code MACBREAK120 UserWay.org/twit udacity.com/TWiT code TWIT75

    This Week in Tech 848: Rippling Chaos

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 136:36


    Meta trademark filing, NYC crypto, the Great Resignation, daylight saving time Facebook's "Meta" Trademark Application. Meta Company lashes out at Facebook over name change in public letter. Incoming New York mayor Eric Adams vows to take the first three paychecks in bitcoin. NYC Mayor-Elect Adams Says Crypto Should Be Taught in Schools. House Sends Infrastructure Bill With Crypto Tax Provision to US President. The crypto conundrum: Is that hot meme coin a Shiba Inu or a squid? Len Sassaman and Satoshi: a Cypherpunk History. Global Chip Shortage 'Is Far From Over' as Wait Times Get Longer. I'm A Twenty-Year Truck Driver, I Will Tell You Why America's "Shipping Crisis" Will Not End. The debate over daylight saving time drags on in Europe. Gastronomad: The art of living everywhere and eating everything! Leo's time with the Pixel 6 Pro. Faulty DRM breaks dozens of games on Intel's Alder Lake CPUs. Apple's New Screen Repair Trap Could Change the Repair Industry Forever. Apple's Federighi delivers a dramatic speech on the dangers of sideloading. The Great Resignation. The 'lying flat' movement standing in the way of China's innovation drive. TikTok owner ByteDance shortens China work hours, discouraging the notorious '996' routine. Google News to relaunch in Spain after mandatory payments to newspapers scrapped. Tesla recalls nearly 12,000 U.S. vehicles over software communication error. Microsoft fixes Windows 11 features failing due to an expired certificate. Apple Wants iPhones to Detect Car Crashes, Auto-Dial 911. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Evan Brown, Louise Matsakis, and Owen Thomas Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: molekule.com promo code twit business.eset.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit stripe.com


    The Tech Guy 1842

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 150:31

    Kenny called in yesterday about his issues installing macOS Monteregy onto his external drive. He provides an update of what has happened since then. Todd is looking to backup his personal files on his work computer. Leo offers some easy solutions and software solutions to assist in this matter. Taylor found a video through TikTok of an ATM crashing and showing it running Windows 7. He wants to know if ATMs are indeed still running Windows 7. Larry has a hard drive of his friend's that died and is looking to pull some very important information off of it. Adam has a Pixel 4XL, but its battery started to become faulty. He sent it to Google to get it replaced, but the replacement phone's battery started to fail again as well. He wants to know if there's an easy way for him to replace the battery himself? Kip has a Samsung Galaxy S10 phone, and as of late, he's having issues with videos playing back with a distorted image. Also, talking with Sam Abuelsamid about Nvidia's upcoming keynote and a photo review assignment with Chris Marquardt! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit simplisafe.com/twit Codecademy.com promo code TECHGUY

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