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TV Tech Guy Rich DeMuro offers tech news, gadget reviews, helpful apps and answers your questions. From KTLA-TV Los Angeles.

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    Best sites to find holiday shopping deals

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 57:42

    Apple will help users repair their own iPhones and Mac computers; Staples Center becomes Arena; Best sites to help you find amazing holiday shopping deals; trying out Just Walk Out tech at Amazon Fresh Cerritos; Google Maps adds searchable mall directories; Samsung releases One UI 4 for S 21 lineup.Listeners ask for a recommendation on best Android phone, if a Bitcoin app is legitimate, whether to buy a WiFi extender, best equipment to start doing a podcast, a cryptocurrency Instagram scam warning, how much RAM to get in a new Chromebook and if it's smart to use the "Log in with" button on to sign up for websites.Links:Follow Rich!Apple Self Service Repair ArenaHoliday shopping deals9to5toysWirecutter DealsSlickdealsDeal NewsAmazon Black FridayAmazon Just Walk Out techGoogle Maps mall directoriesSamsung One UI 4Vilo Mesh Wifi SystemSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Best ways to protect your online accounts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 58:11

    Twitter goes Blue for $3 a month; how to use Twitter's new search function for someone's old Tweets; YouTube ditches public dislikes; Robinhood hacked; iCloud password generator comes to Windows; Amazon lets you share clips from Prime videos; best and worst states for EV charging; Peloton has a new connected fitness camera.Listeners ask how to delete pictures off Facebook Messenger, best way to recycle old electronics, deciphering cloud storage space, whether to factory reset a TV before giving it to a friend and how to translate a foreign language TV show.LinksFollow Rich on Instagram, Twitter and FacebookTwitter BlueTwitter search functionYouTube dislikesRobinhood hackediCloud password generator on WindowsAmazon Prime video clipsBest and worst states for EV chargingPeloton's new gadgetOnyx Fitness AppRecycle old electronics 1Recycle old electronics 2Free up Google storage spaceSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Microsoft's new feature wins the metaverse

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 61:24

    Facebook ditches face recognition; Microsoft introduces chat avatars; top holiday gift categories; hands on with Facebook's Ray-Ban Stories camera sunglasses; Zoom introduces ads for free customers; a new two-factor authentication scam tactic; taste testing McDonald's new McPlant burger.Listeners ask how to stop Instagram follow requests, whether to wait to buy an Oculus for holiday sales, best smartphone with voice assistance features, how to make an Android phone speak caller ID information and getting around a tricky iOS 15 installation error.LinksFollow Rich on Instagram, Twitter and FacebookFacebook ditches face recognitionMicrosoft MeshHoliday gift spendingHands on Ray-Ban StoriesZoom adsTwo Factor scamMcPlant burger taste testWebsite to track Amazon pricesPhone by Google app for Caller IDSnapchat video chat helperSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Word to the Wyze

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 60:41

    Hands on with the new AirPods 3rd generation; Amazon's new Omni series TV's; Instagram lets anyone post external web links; adding a verified vaccine card to Apple Wallet; new Wyze products; Cloudflare unveils family DNS for easy filtering; Lucid delivers its first electric cars; Tesla pushes a software update that turns its cars into streaming security cameras.Listeners ask how to erase personal information from CLEAR's database, if Apple will make a new iPod Touch; how to manage 60,000 photos on a phone, how to schedule a text message on iPhone, whether to wait until Black Friday to buy a new iMac and if Apple will make a 27-inch M1 iMac computer.LinksFollow Rich on social media!Hands on AirPods 3Amazon Omni TVsInstagram Stories web linksVaccine card Apple WalletRegistry of Verified SMART Health Card Issuers for VaccinationsNew Wyze productsCloudflare for familiesCircle parental controlsLucid first deliveriesTesla software updateMacRumors Buyer's GuideApple Education StoreSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Pixel 6 and new MacBook Pro models unveiled

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 59:25

    Google finally reveals exact details on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro; Apple unwraps powerful new MacBook Pro models, 3rd generation AirPods and more; Samsung takes the wraps off a Bespoke edition of the Flip3; Bitcoin goes wild thanks to Wall Street.Listeners ask about the iPad Mini "jelly roll" issue, whether to buy AirPods 3rd gen or Pro, if the iPhone X will stop working in December 2021, how to take smooth walking video on a smartphone, adding tablets to an SUV, a recommendation for a good photo scanning app and if the Muama Portable Wireless Router is legit.LinksFollow Rich on Social Media!Google Pixel 6M1 MacBook Pro'sMacBook system reset in MontereyAirPods 3rd genHomePod Mini in colorSiri Apple Music PlanSamsung BespokeBitcoin crazinessRich's favorite smartphone gripCar tablet headrest holderPhoto scanning app from GooglePhoto scanning app from PhotomyneMobile hotspot Rich likesSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    What's new with Apple Watch Series 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 53:36

    Thoughts on the Apple Watch Series 7; upcoming tech events from Apple, Google and Samsung; Tile revamps it's tracker lineup; Best Buy introduces Totaltech membership nationwide; Fire TV Stick 4K Max available; easier one-time password sharing from 1Password; GM begins Bolt battery replacements; easy site to redact photos.Listeners ask about the best outdoor security cameras, which phone to get after the iPhone 6 Plus, why their computer monitor keep going to sleep, switching from fiber to cable internet, deleting photos from Google Photos without affecting iCloud Photos and the best app to keep track of TV shows and movies you want to watch.LinksFollow Rich on Social!Apple Watch Series 7 reviewNew Tile lineupBest Buy TotaltechFire TV stick 4K Max1Password sharing toolGM Bolt issuesWebsite to easily blur photosApp to keep track of TV shows and MoviesSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Facebook goes on the defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 65:53

    Facebook suffers a major outage and defends its business practices; Windows 11 launches; testing Amazon's palm scanning payment system; Google announces when it will announce the Pixel 6; GM unveils Ultra Cruise; "Men in Black" VR experience.Listeners ask about buying an unlocked iPhone, an effective way to update an address book, changing the DNS on Spectrum internet, buying refurbished phones, signing up for a business email provider, whether it's worth upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy Flip from the Note 10.LinksFollow RichFacebook outageWindow 11 launchAmazon One palm scannerPixel 6 announcementUltra CruiseMen in Black VRGoogle ContactsContact Pics Adder for iOSGoogle DNSAdGuard DNSCloudflare DNSSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Amazon drops a whole bunch of new products

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 63:25

    Details on Amazon's new products including a smart thermostat, a wall mounted Echo Show, a video chat device for kids, a new fitness band, video doorbell and robot. Plus, thoughts on the iPhone 13 models after some use and drop test results for the new phones.Listeners ask about sticking to the previous version of iOS, scams on Facebook Marketplace, best screen protectors and cases, Tesla tips and tricks, the app that lets you borrow free eBooks on Kindle, how to return a lost iPhone and how to recover deleted photos on a smartphone.Follow Rich on InstagramFollow Rich on TwitterFollow Rich on FacebookAmazon Smart ThermostatEcho Show 15Echo Glow for KidsEcho Halo ViewBlink $50 video doorbellAstro RobotiPhone 13 drop testsSpigen screen protectorLibby free eBook AppLost iPhone infoRecover deleted photos on iPhoneSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Hands on iPhone 13 and new gadgets from Facebook, Wyze & Amazon

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 59:02

    Hands on impressions of the iPhone 13 models; iOS 15 features to check out; Amazon releases new Kindles; Wyze releases a new camera; Facebook releases new Portals; T-Mobile will do in-store repairs.Listeners ask about getting rid of old gadgets, getting better WiFi in an apartment, unlimited photo backup, which printer to get, best insurance for a Tesla and how to get rid of duplicate pictures.LinksFollow Rich on TwitterFollow Rich on InstagramFollow Rich on FacebookiPhone 13 low light comparisoniOS 15 featuresKindle PaperwhiteKindle Paperwhite KidsMoku Kindle CasesWyze Pan v2Facebook PortalsT-Mobile in store repairsGizmogo to get rid of old gadgetsLaptop Elf to donate old laptopsBetter Wifi with ViloUnlimited $10 a year photo backupHP subscription serviceTesla insurance - Metromile, GabiDuplicate photo appSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Apple debrief: iPhone 13 models, Apple Watch 7, new iPads and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 71:09

    Thoughts on the new iPhone 13 models; iOS 15 launch details; Apple Watch Series 7 new features; iPad Mini upgrades; Apple Fitness+ enhancements; Amazon Kindle software update; Google cloud storage changes.Listeners ask about the privacy implications of joining a Zoom call, the best to-do list app, if I've ever heard of the cloud storage provider TeraBox, what do to about Spam texts, feedback on the OnePlus Buds Pro and why location info still shows up for photos even after turning off GPS tags.Follow Rich on InstagramFollow Rich on TwitterApple iPhone 13 info roundupiOS 15Apple Watch 7iPad MiniApple Fitness+Kindle software updateGoogle storage changesTo-do apps: Trello, Microsoft To DoTeraBox cloud storageSpam textsOnePlus Buds ProTurn off GPS tags on a Samsung phoneJeffrey's Image Metadata ViewerSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Will Facebook smart sunglasses have a bright future?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 58:13

    Apple sets a date for its big iPhone 13 reveal; Facebook unveils $299 Ray-Ban smart sunglasses; Amazon makes its own line of Omni TV's; Hulu raises prices; how not to get hacked on Facebook; Roomba's latest vacuum can running over avoid pet waste.Listeners ask about virus detection for Mac computers; converting old 8mm tapes to digital, a Starbucks phone screen dimming issue, avoid spam email and how an Apple Watch sprang into action when it detected an unusually low heartbeat.LinksFollow Rich on TwitterFollow Rich on to email a questionApple RevealFacebook sunglassesAmazon Omni TVsAmazon Fire Stick 4K MaxHulu price hikeHow not to get hacked on FacebookRoomba's pet smart vacuumBest Antivirus appsConverting old tapesAvoiding spamSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Twitter hopes you'll pay to see certain Tweets

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 57:28

    Twitter introduces Super Follows; Apple unveils first two states to adopt digital driver's licenses; Windows 11 launch date confirmed; Locast shuts down; China imposes strict online gameplay rules; Instagram will ask you for your birthday.Listeners ask about the best way to rid rid of unwanted subscription emails, best portable power bank, how to back up wedding pictures and videos on a Mac, the best mesh system for AT&T Fiber internet and the best authenticator apps.LinksFollow Rich on InstagramFollow Rich on TwitterSuper FollowsApple Digital IDWindows 11 launchLocast shuts downChina gaming rulesInstagram birthday questionUnwanted emailsClean up Google permissionsAnker portable power bankAT&T mesh systemAuthenticator apps: Authy, Google, MicrosoftSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Samsung Fold 3 and Flip 3 review

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 60:35

    My review of Samsung's foldable phones; Apple changes App Store rules; Fitbit Charge 5 features.Listeners ask about downloading Spotify songs to an Apple Watch, best tablet for a 7-year-old, how to recover deleted messages on an iPhone, a way to change the default time search on Google, best computer backup services, if the Samsung A32 is a good upgrade, connecting an MP3 player to an older stereo system and if the OnePlus 9 Pro is worth buying.Podcast homepageFollow Rich on TwitterFollow Rich on InstagramSamsung foldables reviewApple App Store changesFitbit Charge 5Spotify on Apple WatchRecover deleted messagesComputer backup servicesInexpensive smartphone from TCLOnePlus 9 ProSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    T-Mobile does damage control after major data hack

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 63:19

    Google launches the Pixel 5a; T-Mobile offers assistance in the wake of a major data breach; Facebook introduces virtual meeting rooms called Horizon Workrooms; CES 2022 requires proof of vaccination; how to store a digital vaccine card on your smartphone; Netflix flips on spatial audio; Mastercard says goodbye to the payment stripe.Listeners ask about an alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro 2020, the best ways to track kids on their way to school, smart home devices that work with HomeKit, extended warranties and tips on cleaning up a Mac laptop.Follow Rich on InstagramFollow Rich on TwitterSubmit a question for RichGoogle Pixel 5aT-Mobile data breach helpHorizon WorkroomsCES 2022Digital vaccine cardsNetflix spatial audioMastercard magnetic stripeAcrobat alternativeKid trackersHomeKit accessoriesCleanMyMacMacKeeperSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Amazingly useful Google search tips and tricks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 64:04

    Hands on with Samsung's new foldable phones, watches and earbuds at their latest virtual event; TCL makes TV's with Google software; new details on Apple's upcoming iPhone upgrades; Google Search tips and tricks; Twitter changes it up; Norton buys Avast; Google adds air quality to Nest Hub screens.Viewers ask about the best TV to buy, whether to migrate Samsung photos to OneDrive or another cloud service, how to get rid of advertising pop ups on Android, using the Ring Rapid app for faster video doorbell connections, whether to buy an extended warranty and how to move text messages from one Android to another.LinksFollow Rich on InstagramFollow Rich on TwitterSamsung's new foldablesTCL Google TV'sApple iPhone upgradesGoogle search tipsTwitter changesNorton / Avast dealNest Air QualityRing Rapid AppGoogle OneSMS Backup and RestoreSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Google takes on Ring with latest Nest cameras

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 51:38

    Google announces new Nest cams that are more useful without a subscription; Apple combats Child Sexual Abuse Material; American Airlines gives passengers free in-flight TikTok; Citizen introduces a new protection subscription; Vudu replaces FandangoNow and a website that ports SiriusXM channels to Spotify playlists.Listeners ask about recovering iPhone home pages; what do to about calendar spam; the difference between Apple Watch models; recovering lost iMessages and whether cash back apps are trustworthy.LinksRich on InstagramRich on TwitterGoogle NestApple CSAMAA TikTokCitizen ProtectVuduSiriusXM Spotify PlaylistsiPhone Home PagesCalendar SpamApple Watch model comparisonLost iMessage softwareSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Samsung says no new Note smartphone this year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 59:23

    Samsung says it won't make a traditional Note smartphone this year; Zoom calls come to Amazon Fire TV Cube; Instagram develops AI to protect minors; Sony PlayStation is the fastest selling yet; Verizon intros new mobile hotspot plans; Reboot your cell phone to prevent hacking; Power hungry gaming PCs banned in California and Sirius has a new Platinum offering for two cars on one plan.Listeners ask how to download pictures from Instagram, how to sync a Fitbit with Apple Health, best MP3 player for a car, a way to transcribe old audio tapes, best digital vaccination passport app and connecting smart home devices to the eero.LinksFollow Rich on InstagramFollow Rich on TwitterSamsung says no NoteZoom on Fire TVInstagram changes for minorsPS5 SalesVerizon mobile hotspot plansReboot cell phone hackPower Hungry PC'sSiriusXM Platinum PlanDownload Pics from InstagramGoogle FitiPod TouchTranscribe with WordTranscribe with DescriptVilo Mesh WIFISee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    A new tool to protect your email privacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 59:25

    Samsung sets a date to unveil its latest foldable phones; Instagram introduces a new way to control sensitive content; DuckDuckGo has a new email protection tool; Apple's MagSafe Battery; Venmo makes some big changes; emergency alerts on streaming services; FTC backs right to repair.Listeners ask about the Vilo mesh network WiFi system, whether Boltz Pro is any good, an App to buy the clothes and other things you see on TV, a way to see the timestamp on iPhone text messages, the best video download app and an alternative to Lyft and Uber.Show links:Follow Rich on InstagramFollow Rich TwitterSamsung UnpackedInstagram controlsDuckDuckGoMagSafe BatteryVenmo changesEmergency alertsFTC right to repairVilo Mesh Router Android App updateBest Video download programTwitter downloaderUber/Lyft alternativeBio.LinkSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Microsoft puts Windows in the Cloud

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 55:39

    Microsoft unveils a cloud-based version of Windows; Twitter says goodbye to Fleets; a $60 mesh WiFi system; Ring enables end-to-end encryption for all; Verizon introduces a filter to stop neighborhood scam calls; Alexa introduces a new wake word, ESPN raises streaming prices; Apple introduces a MagSafe battery pack.Listeners ask about streaming Bluetooth using an AUX port, using a hotspot on the road, when the new iPad might come out, best group messaging app, place to sell back used and damaged electronics, notifications interrupting Bluetooth music and a way to download personal YouTube videos.LinksFollow Rich on InstagramFollow Rich on TwitterOmega Mart in Las VegasWindows 365Twitter Fleets$60 WiFi system$60 WiFi system reviewRing end to endVerizon Neighborhood Call FilterAlexa new voices and wake wordESPN price hikeApple MagSafe BatteryGizmogo to sell used electronics for cashSoftorino YouTube Converter 2See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Will you pay $5 a month for private, ad free search?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 62:18

    A startup search engine called Neeva promises no ads and more privacy for $5 a month; new features in Windows 11; Top travel tools; new Venmo fees for business transactions; Hallmark Sign & Send cards; Facebook Live Audio Rooms; Apple Beta Software.Listeners ask about the privacy indicator on the iPhone; if streaming radio uses cellular data; a free video editor; best tablet for letting kids draw; an app to do price checks at the store; outrageous marketing claims on Facebook.Follow Rich! Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    In the future, every app will have a clubhouse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 55:12

    Google opens its first physical retail store; the journaling app I'm obsessed with; Spotify launches a Clubhouse competitor called Greenroom; IKEA and Sonos make a picture frame speaker you hang on your wall; the high-tech showerhead that feels great but saves water.Viewers ask about the best laptop for a student starting college; getting high speed internet in a remote area; what the deal is with mobile hotspots; if Roblox works on the Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro; a good iPhone memory cleaner app and if an iPad is good for managing photos.Follow Rich:

    Apple reveals new features coming soon to iPhone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 61:18

    Apple outlines new features coming soon to iOS 15 and Apple Watch; Amazon Sidewalk launches; Rich's experience on the VanMoof electric bike; Instagram reveals why it shows you certain posts; iDrive unlimited photo and video backup; Amazon intros DJ Mode for streaming stations; Apple introduces spatial audio on Apple Music.Listeners chime in on ways to save messages on an iPhone; ask whether an iPad with an ageing battery needs replacing, how to view Instagram Stories on a desktop computer, the way to disable government and Amber alerts on a smartphone, best Apple TV to upgrade to and best travel site to track the fare on a specific flight.Follow Rich!

    Sell your old, even broken, gadgets for cash

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 60:18

    A website that gives you top dollar for your used and broken electronics; Amazon Prime Day; What to know about Amazon's Sidewalk network; Microsoft's big Windows reveal event; United adds Supersonic jets.Listeners ask about saving text messages from an Android phone, cloud storage without paying, getting Microsoft Office for free and avoiding Spam calls.Follow Rich: to sell used electronicsGizmogo

    Instagram now lets you hide likes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 59:58

    Apple sets a date for another virtual WWDC; Instagram lets you hike likes; Amazon buys MGM; Google offers tools to help clear out your online storage; how to stop annoying spam calls; OnePlus' wellbeing wallpaper.Viewers ask about making cellular calls in a dead zone, reliable wireless service, a USB hub for a Mac laptop, a service to automatically download bank statements to the cloud, best flight search tool and the pitfalls of cheap cell phone carriers.Follow Rich on Social Media!

    Biggest announcements from Google I/O

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 60:57

    Google shows off latest features at its annual developer's event; Apple TV gets a redesigned remote control and more; Spotify comes to the Apple Watch; Twitter launches verification for everyone; Microsoft retires Internet Explorer and Ford unveils the all-electric F-150 Lightning.Listeners ask about managing social media videos on a smartphone, getting AirPlay on a Samsung TV, best internet solution for a motorhome, best security cameras that record to an SD card and getting photos off an old Kyocera flip phone.Follow Rich on Social Media!

    Home security will never be the same

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 61:48

    A look at the hackers responsible for the gas pipeline shutdown; the government program that gives households $50 off their monthly bill; Telsa stops accepting Bitcoin; Amazon's new Echo Show devices; Deep Sentinel home security camera that come with AI and a human guard; OnePlus Clipt app; how carrier trade-in promotions really work.Listeners ask about the best phone mount, an app to download videos from the web, getting Fitbit data to sync with Apple Health, providing tech support on a family member's computer remotely and best all in one computers.Follow Rich!'m going to temporarily stop putting show notes in because I can't see an easy way to access them in Apple Podcasts, which is the most popular way people listen to this show.If you miss them, let me know.

    Yes, your car is spying on you

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 65:30

    Hands-on with Apple AirTag; how your car is spying on you; Twitter introduces a Tip Jar; two fast and easy ways to scan in your old slides; new Google Assistant features; a PIP feature on Amazon's new smart TV's let you see who's at the door; best smartphones for photography 2021.Listeners ask about making it easier to hear the dialog on movies and TV shows, using multiple Bluetooth headphones with an outdoor projector, transferring data from one Samsung phone to another, best streaming device to get, whether to delete data off old gadgets being traded in and blocking YouTube from a kids iPad.Follow Rich Review Car Tip Jar Old Slides Assistant features TV photography smartphones Beam transmitter Smart Switch Apple data YouTube

    Samsung's new laptops play nice with Galaxy phones

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 57:47

    Samsung releases Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 laptops; CES 2022 will be happen in Las Vegas; T-Mobile launches a GPS tracker; Apple AirTag; iOS 14.5 notable features; Amazon's new Fire HD 10 tablets; how to stop notifications in Chrome.Listeners ask clipping website content to keep indefinitely, group communications for cyclists, Samsung A32 5G vs iPhone 12 as first cell phone, tricky password situation on a laptop repair, best phone with Zoom for an Alaska vacation, transferring playlists from Spotify to YouTube Music, a way to mirror Android phone to Zoom.LinksRich on InstagramAmerican Dream mallSamsung laptopsCES 2022T-Mobile SyncUPApple AirTagiOS 14.5 featuresAmazon Fire HD 10Stop Chrome notificationsEvernote for web clippingOneNote for web clippingZello walkie talkie appSamsung S21 Ultra phoneWebsite to transfer playlistsMirror iOS to ZoomMirror Android to Zoom

    OnePlus smartwatch disappoints

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 56:35

    OnePlus Watch review; Apple's Spring Loaded event; Samsung's next Unpacked event; Microsoft Edge Kids Mode; Spotify Car Thing; Kindle gets a helpful new feature that displays the cover of the book you're reading.Listeners ask about security software, cutting down on a DIRECTV bill, the best app to show off artwork, best photo backup stick, managing email accounts, a site for news subscriptions and best speakers for a TCL TV.Follow RichOnePlus Watch reviewApple Spring Loaded eventSamsung Unpacked 2021Microsoft Edge Kids ModeSpotify Car ThingKindle new featureSecurity software for cord-cuttingArtwork appSandisk iXpand Flash Drive LuxeApple News+TCL wireless speakers

    In the future, no gadget will go missing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 60:04

    LG calls it quits but promises three years of OS updates; Best Buy tests a membership program; Apple expands Find My to third party gadgets; Google's latest sleep tracking device; Samsung's cheapest 5G phone yet; seeing if your phone number is involved in the Facebook data scrape; Marriott tests self check-in kiosks; a website to easily share a big file with someone else.Listeners ask about a wireless charging stand for an iPhone and Android; alternatives to the Samsung watch; thoughts on the Wyze Watch; paying for additional cloud storage; a fix for Samsung's messaging app; deleting pictures on desktop and the cloud; best phone to upgrade to after the Note 10.Links:Follow Rich!LG OS updatesBest Buy membership programApple expands Find MyGoogle's sleep trackingSamsung's cheap A32 5G phoneFacebook phone number searchMarriott kiosksWormhole file sharing website$30 Aukey charging standGoogle Messages app

    Unlimited cloud storage is now a thing

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 56:22

    Hands-on with the OnePlus 9 Pro; OnePlus Watch; tiny Bluetooth speaker; AI dashcam; versatile phone mount; Verizon introduces free unlimited cloud storage; How to spot fleeceware apps; MacBook butterfly keyboard lawsuit; Disney+ price hike; setting recovery contacts for Facebook; tiny Blockbuster stores.Listeners ask about Arlo vs Ring, if smart bulbs have spyware, getting rid of a smartphone carrier splash screen, if the MacBook Air M1 is worth it, making photos available to various non-techy family members, using a mobile hotspot in an RV.Links:Follow Rich!OnePlus 9 ProOnePlus WatchBluetooth speakerAI dashcamTenikle phone mountVerizon cloud storageFleeceware appsMacBook lawsuitDisney+ price hikeFacebook recovery contactsTiny Blockbuster kiosks

    Google wants to monitor your sleep

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 58:50

    The new Google Nest Hub has a sleep tracking feature; Chrome adds live captioning for audio and video on the web; Instagram uses AI to make the app safer for teens; Most frequent cybercrime; Sandisk iXpand Luxe; Apple Maps has COVID vaccination data; the "secret" to good service at Apple stores and an electric BMW sedan.Listeners ask about wireless printer issues, Google Photos changes, battery life on an iPhone SE, recovering a forgotten iPad passcode, picking strong passwords, changes at DIRECTV and printing text messages.Follow Rich!TaskRabbitGoogle Nest HubChrome live captionsInstagram teen safetyCybercrime infoSandisk iXpand LuxeApple Maps vaccineVaccine spotter websitesGood service at Apple StoresElectric BMWForgotten iPad passcodeStrong passwordsDIRECTV changesPrinting text messages

    Netflix cracks down on password sharing

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 54:29

    How to opt-out of T-Mobile targeted advertising; NFT's explained; Sonos Roam; Using Siri to find cheap gas fast; Netflix cracks down on password sharing; Twitter tests support for higher quality images. Listeners offer feedback on the Apple HomePod Mini and Wyze cams and ask about the PhotoStick Mobile and InfiniKloud, sending videos on an Android phone via SMS, password manager apps, Fall Detection on the Apple Watch, Google warning about exposed passwords and facial recognition for photos.LinksFollow RichSnow in Rich's backyardOpt-out of T-Mobile targeted advertisingNFT's explainedSonos RoamSiri for cheap gasNetflix password sharingTwitter 4K photosWyze cam outdoor solar attachmentBitwarden password managerGoogle Passwords

    How to find the best antivirus protection

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 63:17

    Google ditches one popular type of user tracking; Best Buy unveils a senior safety app for the Apple Watch; details on the National Day of Unplugging; Paramount Plus is yet another streaming service; thoughts on the Chevy Bolt EUV; the first vehicle with Amazon Fire TV built-in; moving iCloud Photos to Google Photos.Listeners ask about running DOS games on an iPhone, finding the best antivirus protection software for devices, organizing files across various computers and tablets, rearranging apps on an iPhone screen, the different between various internet speeds and using an iPhone as a digital car key.Follow RichGoogle trackingBest Buy Apple Watch appNational Day of UnpluggingParamount PlusChevy Bolt EUVWagoneer Fire TViCloud Photos to Google PhotosDOS games on iPhoneBest AntivirusiPhone Digital Car KeyDownload KTLA+ to watch my TV segments on your TV!

    Fry's closing means one less enthusiast's electronic store

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 56:58

    KTLA+ App launches on Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV; T-Mobile's latest plan is truly unlimited; Netflix has a new feature that automatically downloads movies and shows you'll like; Amazon Music is now on Google and Android TV; Ring's latest doorbell gets unique new views; new Android features.Listeners ask about having both Fire Stick and Roku, getting a new Kindle Fire HD 10, best app for eliminating Robocalls and adding a backup camera to a 1975 Corvette.LinksFollow RichKTLA+ AppT-Mobile planNetflix Downloads for YouAmazon MusicRing Video Doorbell Pro 2New Android Features

    LastPass makes major changes to free plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 60:53

    Samsung S21 features come to S20 phones; Chromebook sales are up; LastPass makes its free plan less useful; Antivirus apps for iPhone and Android; Apple TV app comes to Chromecast with Google TV; Google Maps lets you pay for parking meters.Listeners ask about a computer deal that seems too good to be true, how to spot scam voicemails and emails, best website for finding cheap flights, how to save contacts and more from one phone to another and the best device to buy a kid who wants to create music.Links:Follow RichSamsung S21 features to S20Chromebook salesLastPass changesDo you need antivirus on iPhone?Apple TV app on ChromecastGoogle Maps pay for parkingSpotting scam emailsGoogle FlightsGoogle One to save data

    Amazon Echo Frames feel like the future

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 58:11

    Alexa can now answer your front door; Roku expands its free live TV offering with new channels; Visible now supports eSim; Amazon Echo Frames review; hands-free driving on the Cadillac Escalade; Disney+ has a lot of subscribers; Instagram demotes TikTok content; Google Photos gets a new video editor and the Apple watch is really popular among iPhone users.Listeners ask about a reliable faxing service, privacy issues around Alexa glasses, paying for hacking protection and free over the air radio apps for the iPhone.Follow RichAlexa answers the front doorRoku new channelsVisibleAmazon Echo FramesCadillac EscaladeDisney+Instagram TikTokGoogle Photos video editorApple Watch statsFaxing service

    Faking Zoom connection issues

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 51:41

    Apple makes it easier to unlock iPhone while wearing a mask; Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO; Apple Car inches closer to reality; an app to freeze up your webcam; security issues with inexpensive video doorbells and cameras.Listeners ask about paying for iPhone virus protection, the best way to print out photos, controlling kids' screen time and online access, if the S21 is worth buying, and the easiest way to de-dupe photos on the iPhone.Follow Rich!Apple Watch unlocks iPhoneBezos letterApple CarFreezingCam.comVideo doorbell security issuesControl kids screen timePhoto de-dupe

    Alexa barks like a dog to keep intruders out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 51:48

    Apple reaches 1 billion active iPhones; smartphone sales around the world; Robinhood users upset over blocked trading; cheapest Ring video doorbell yet; Alexa's new guard features; a way to hide your real email address; Sling TV raises prices; new Apple features for HomePod Mini and Apple Watch.Listeners ask about the best wireless earbuds under $100, a good way to store 36,000 photos amassed on an iPhone, cheaper alternatives to carrier smartphone insurance, low cost or free VPN services and turning off "Hey, Google" on a smartphone.Notes:Follow Rich!Synology NAS driveApple 1 billion phonesSmartphone salesRobinhood controversyRing Video Doorbell WiredAlexa GuardFirefox Relay to hide emailSling TV hikes pricesHomePod Mini new featuresApple Watch Time to WalkLetsfit $30 wireless earbudsOnePlus $50 wireless earbudsibi photo storage deviceSquaretrade phone insuranceGoogle One VPNOpera browser VPNNordVPNTurning off Hey GoogleLeave a voicemail for the show!

    One messaging app to rule them all

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 65:22

    Samsung Galaxy S21 review; a new app called Beeper hopes to unify messages from across various apps; Fossil makes an LTE smartwatch for Verizon customers; a report on what tweens and teens are exposed to social media apps; Edge gets a password generator feature; Netflix getting a shuffle button.Listeners ask about Amazon discontinuing its lending library feature, whether cable channels will go away, if Starry internet is legit, if an iPhone upgrade deal is too good to be true and if the Amber X personal cloud storage device is worth it.Follow Rich on InstagramSamsung Galaxy S21 reviewBeeper appFossil smartwatchBark tween/teen reportEdge password featureNetflix shuffle buttonStarry InternetSynology NASibi cloud device

    "Pandemic pricing" on the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 60:48

    First impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra; big takeaways and cool gadgets from CES 2021; Google smart speakers get a guest mode; Google promises Fitbit data will remain separate; Netflix testing spatial audio support.Listeners ask about making the podcast longer, best password apps, shredding personal documents, RFID blocking wallets, where to export Facebook photos and videos, adding GPS data to photos and more.LinksFollow RichS21 hands-on: Facebook Live; InstagramCES 2021: Preview; Cool gadgets; COVID-inspired gadgetsGoogle Guest ModeFitbitNetflix spatial audioPassword apps: LastPass, 1Password, DashlaneRFID blocking: Silent PocketFacebook Data Transfer Tool

    Adobe Flash rides off into the sunset

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2021 58:19

    All listener questions! Listeners ask about mistakenly buying an older model laptop, alternatives to WhatsApp, how to transcribe a Zoom meeting, using an iPad as a second monitor, using a keyboard with a smartphone, whether to delete Adobe Flash from their computer, recording picture in picture videos on a smartphone, safest online payment method between credit, debit and PayPal.Follow Rich!

    CES 2021 virtual show announcement

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 48:46

    Rich talks about hosting CES 2021's virtual show; a review of Apple Fitnes+; Samsung promises better video and photo quality, more foldable phones in 2021; HBO Max comes to Roku; Apple TV+ comes to Chromecast with Google TV; Malicious Chrome extensions; Apple Privacy labels; Google Pay $21 signup bonus.Listeners ask about a program to update their address book, a replacement for Google Play Music Manager, how much RAM to get on a new MacBook laptop, whether to buy an unlocked phone; canceling cable for YouTube TV and getting holiday backgrounds on Zoom on iPhone.LinksFollow RichCES 2021Apple Fitness+Samsung 2021 previewHBO Max on RokuApple TV+ on ChromecastMalicious Chrome extensionsGoogle Pay sign up bonusSunshine Contacts appPlex music managerHoliday Zoom backgroundsRich's Favorite Things

    Streaming services hike prices

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 54:58

    Apple unveils $549 AirPods Max headphones; California gets on board with Apple and Google's COVID tracing system; Disney+ raising its price; Apple Music comes to Google smart speakers and displays; Google Photos plays nicer with Apple Photos; Google Assistant routines come to the home screen.Listeners ask about stronger two-factor authentication with YubiKey, a smartwatch to pair with a Samsung phone, a better podcast app than the one built into iPhone, an Android version of SanDisk iXpand drive, recovering a photo from a formatted SD card, opting out of Amazon's sidewalk network and why speed tests vary so much.Show page to leave a voice message: Rich: MaxTurn on CA COVID notificationsiPhone / AndroidDisney+ price hikeApple Music on Google speakersGoogle Photos and Apple PhotosGoogle Assistant routine shortcutsYubiKeyPocket Casts AppSanDisk iXpand for AndroidPhoto recovery softwareAmazon Sidewalk opt outRich's Favorite Things

    Should you take a walk on Amazon Sidewalk?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 59:04

    Amazon Sidewalk will turn on by default on Echo and Ring devices; Wyze $20 smartwatch; Warner Bros. streams same day as theater releases; Verizon offers unlimited cloud storage; Fire TV Cube gets video calling support; Google Play music goes away for reals.Listeners ask about the Microsoft Edge web browser, how to get rid of the U2 album in Apple Music, stopping spam text messages, best tablet for a senior that's not Apple and Sonos versus HomePods.Follow Rich: Pro 6 app Mailbox sensor Sidewalk out instructions smartwatch Bros movie plan cloud storage TV Cube Play Music Edge spam's Favorite Things

    Best ways to find holiday shopping deals

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2020 54:49

    A special holiday shopping edition of the show packed with your questions! Rich explores the best sites to find holiday shopping deals.Listeners ask about The Photo Stick, if it's complicated to test out new technology, exercise bike recommendations, whether a high end Roomba is worth it, Shazam in iOS Control Center, if there's a catch to the GetUpside app, which video game console to get, a photo scanner that gets the front and back of prints, switching to Visible, iPhone settlement refunds, if Total AV is worth the price tag, photo printer recommendations and whether to buy Apple products now or wait for better prices.LinksFollow Rich sites iXpand photo stickExercise bike app Scanner printers

    Google Photos loses its best feature

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 54:51

    Google Photos makes a big change when it comes to free storage; Survey says Amazon is nearly always the cheapest; Chrome gets faster; HBO Max hits Fire TV; Twitter introduces Fleets; Google Pay gets more Venmo-ey; Fitbits get Google Assistant and Bluetooth calls; Amazon opens a Pharmacy and Peanuts will be on TV, afterall.Listeners ask about an Android app for Caller ID, bypassing cell phone activation fees, random content on Instagram, swapping out an Intel MacBook Air for a new M1 MacBook Air, uncoupling an iPad and iPhone, complaints about the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and whether to buy a Nest video doorbell.Follow Rich: Photos changes pricing survey gets faster Max on Fire TV Fleets Pay revamp new features Pharmacy on TV Caller ID App feature's Favorite Things

    HomePod Mini is a winner

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020 58:16

    Hands on with HomePod Mini, iPhone 12 Mini and Max; Apple's M1 chip; macOS Big Sur arrives; AirPlay 2 comes to Roku devices; Instagram's redesign; hands on with PS5 and the new Xbox.Listeners ask about the best mesh networking systems, what internet speed to get, whether to repair or replace and aging laptop, deleting a Facebook account and where to get pet insurance.Links:Follow Rich Mini 12 Mini and Max M1 Chip Big Sur 2 on Roku Redesign All Access Facebook Account Insurance's Favorite Things

    Why Chromecast with Google TV is so brilliant

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2020 51:00

    Hands on with T-Mobile TVision; my experiment to ditch Sonos for Google speakers; thoughts what makes Chromecast with Google TV so compelling; Spotify streaming arrives on Apple Watch; Apple's website for free replacements and repairs; hands on with the OnePlus Buds Z and playing with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.Listeners ask about syncing messages to an Apple Watch, getting a cracked iPhone repaired without insurance, the way to find the best iPad deals, whether to ditch Samsung for an iPhone and whether to get the a new Pixel phone.Follow Rich TVision with Google TV on Apple Watch Service Programs Buds Z Kart Live: Home Circuit's Favorite Things

    Math is key when it comes to bundle plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 52:55

    Hands on impressions of the iPhone 12, Pixel 5 and the Samsung S20 FE; Wyze Cam v3; Apple One subscription bundle plans launch; saving money by using the iHeartRadio Apple Watch app; iPhone 12 drop tests; Adobe Holiday Shopping predictions; an app to turn your iPhone into a webcam and the Hummer EV.Listeners ask about Quibi shutting down, how to find learning tutorials online, the best ways to print pictures from a phone, websites that already have your credit card number, whether to get a new laptop or invest in Eero and if I'm still doing the newsletter.Follow Rich! 12 reviewPixel 5 reviewSamsung S20 FEWyze Cam v3Apple One SubscriptioniHeartRadio Apple Watch appiPhone 12 drop testsAdobe Holiday shopping predictionsEpocCamHummer EVQuibi shuts downLearning websites pictures from phone on Tech Newsletter

    Apple VP explains new iPhone 12 features in-depth

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 14:07

    5G, MagSafe and Ceramic Shield are just some of the new features on the iPhone 12. Find out how 5G will impact the battery life, the benefit Ceramic Shield will have on drops and if MagSafe will demagnetize credit cards and hotel keys. Also, the charging situation with the new USB-C cable is explained and how the buying process is a bit different this year due to the pandemic.Interview with Kaiann Drance, VP, iPhone Product Marketing at Apple.Follow Rich:

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