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No one does a better job of explaining technology, computers, and the Internet than Leo Laporte. This feed contains the full audio of his twice weekly radio talk show as heard on stations all over the US on the Premiere Radio Networks. For show notes and more visit techguylabs.com. Records live wee…

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    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1848

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 145:28


    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


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1847

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 163:28

    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

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1846

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 151:25


    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


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1845

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 137:42

    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

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1844

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 145:14


    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


    Leo Laporte - 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

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1842

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 149:48

    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

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1841

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 164:18

    Anthony collects and upcycles old computers for folks in need. He asks for advice on what operating system to install. Kevin can't get access to his local television stations. He asks for advice on improving his signal and the streaming service he should use. Micah has an iPhone 6S and is thinking about upgrading to an iPhone 7. Problem is it has less storage space than his iPhone 6S. Is there anything he can do? Kenny wants to install and run macOS Monterey on an external drive, but he keeps getting an error. David uses AOL as his email provider. He wants to archive his emails before he and his wife make the switch. Deborah is trying to gain access to her late husband's iPad. Jim wants to know why Samsung seems to limit the number of WiFi hotspots to which he can connect. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 att.com/activearmor UserWay.org/twit

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1840a

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 0:21

    Leo Laporte is on vacation this weekend and The Tech Guy will return Saturday 11/6. Have a great Halloween weekend. Host: Leo Laporte 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.

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1840

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 158:29


    Troubleshooting with HDMI input after a Windows 10 update, hotspots and 'captive portals', speeding up your printers' print speed, how safe is it using your phone on a public WiFi, updating to Android 12 on an older phone, should I roll back to Windows 7 (hint: no), issues with Microsoft 365 and its collaboration feature, chatting with Sam Abuelsamid and Rod Pyle, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: Codecademy.com promo code TECHGUY userway.org/twit


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1839

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 158:53

    How to backup iPhone and Android, best microphone for recording meetings, M1 vs. Intel Mac, multi-cam live stream setups for events, VPNs and your privacy, and antivirus apps for PC. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1838

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 145:35


    Should a caller use Adobe Dreamweaver still to build websites? Why your old iPhone may not be working anymore, photo organization, trying to recover deleted emails, getting text messages on your Mac, but not on your iPhone, getting rid of popups on your computer, why you may want to delete temporary and cached files on your computers, talking with Rod Pyle about William Shatner's adventure into space, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: wwt.com/twit Stamps.com promo code TWiT userway.org/twit


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1837

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 145:35

    Tech goes wrong with Waymo cars and Canon printers, should I use a Chromebook online? The best system for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the best way to get over the top streaming, troubleshooting Windows crashes, opening PDF files in Windows, the best app for handling finances, saving to Libre Office in macOS, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: audible.com/techguy or text techguy to 500-500 userway.org/twit twit.cachefly.com

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1836

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 165:32


    Streaming video services overseas, where is my email stored? Logging into Windows without passwords, why is my phone battery swollen? Can passwords be compromised on a public hotspot? Adjusting the in-call volume in an Android phone, connecting a phone to your TV, Leo talks with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, Rod Pyle, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT offer code TWIT75 userway.org/twit wealthfront.com/techguy


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1835

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 168:06

    How to clean up a laptop keyboard that's filled with granulated sugar, how to properly back up Windows 10 before migrating to Windows 11, avoiding phishing schemes and checking if you've been hacked, how to use Migration Assistant on the Mac, the best antivirus software for macOS, using a Ring video doorbell in cold weather, installing Windows 11 on multiple machines and managing Microsoft Accounts, why you have to have an iPhone to set up an Apple Watch, and tips for using a smartphone as a mobile hotspot. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: userway.org/twit Codecademy.com promo code TECHGUY att.com/activearmor

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1834

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 147:06


    Can robocallers have a plethora of information on you, turning an iPad Mini into a mobile phone, iCloud login issues, why a caller's Bluetooth earpods isn't working, a way to remotely control a TV monitors, good waterproof headphones and speakers, getting Google Pay to work on an unlocked Android phone, chatting with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1833

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 150:57

    Fixing password problems with Roku's Apple TV+ app, teaching kids to code, getting a PC to recognize a plugged-in mobile phone, upgrading to WiFi 6, blocking robocalls, using Siri to book an Uber, understanding the difference between charging levels for EVs, troubleshooting DirecTV DVR, finding a text-to-speech device for the blind, finding text-to-speech apps for mobile phones. 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: userway.org/twit itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1832

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 123:55


    Leo helps a caller with being unable to enter their email address in online forms, why a caller's Apple Watch may not be able to update, a way to add Bluetooth capabilities to your TV, could a $99 laptop be a scam?, sharing photos with family, why Siri isn't working on an iPad correctly, playing music on Amazon Alexa, a photo review assignment with Chris Marquardt, Rod Pyle and William Shatner's upcoming flight into space, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1831

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 143:12

    Fixing a PC that turns off automatically and won't turn back on, avoiding robocalls and junk calls, recording a phone conversation (legally), troubleshooting data connections while using GPS navigation, getting a better connection for streaming Apple TV+, finding a good video calling option for the elderly, recovering a password for an AOL email account, recovering domains, and getting rid of spam. Plus, conversations with Dick Debartolo, Scott Wilkinson, and Johnny Jet. 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: nureva.com/twit att.com

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1830

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 139:58


    The first all-civilian space crew returned home on Saturday and Rod Pyle joins the show to talk about it, moving data between PC's, Sam Abuelsamid talks about Tesla's new self-driving program for the low price of $10,000, a caller's printer is not printing pages correctly, issues with a caller's computer they got from Costco, why your smart plugs might not be connecting to your smart device, a caller's computer is shutting down at a very specific time, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: wwt.com/twit att.com


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1830

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 139:58


    The first all-civilian space crew returned home on Saturday and Rod Pyle joins the show to talk about it, moving data between PC's, Sam Abuelsamid talks about Tesla's new self-driving program for the low price of $10,000, a caller's printer is not printing pages correctly, issues with a caller's computer they got from Costco, why your smart plugs might not be connecting to your smart device, a caller's computer is shutting down at a very specific time, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: wwt.com/twit att.com


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1829

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 148:27

    Apple announcements from the California Streaming event, alternatives for internet when in a bad coverage area, Scott Wilkinson has the results of the Value Electronics Great TV Shoot Out, what MacBook would be best to stream church services, is there a phone without 5g? Travel updates with Johnny Jet, accessing computers remotely, what is the best Android tablet? What is the best option for backing up photos in the cloud? Renaming an alma mater email account, DVR for over-the-air broadcasts, re-enabling file sharing on Windows, signing PDFs digitally, a safer box cutter with the GizWiz, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: att.com udacity.com/TWiT offer code TWIT75

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1828

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 143:31


    Buying a new iPhone now or waiting until after Apple's event on Sept. 14th, turning off Microsoft News popups in Windows 10, why iCloud won't backup more than one iPhoto library, good gaming desktop choices for kids, getting photos off a locked phone, getting rid of old network connections on your iPhone, how you could go online with an old Vista computer, but really shouldn't, Sam Abuelsamid and the new RoboTaxi service called Moovit, chatting with Chris Marquardt about street photography, Rod Pyle & the first SpaceX all-civilian crew, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 att.com


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1827

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 126:21

    Resetting an Apple ID password, correcting a write error with Time Machine backups, using a Chromebook for secure online banking, handling buffering issues with video streaming, the cost of electric vehicle registration, trading cryptocurrency while using a VPN, connecting a 4K monitor over USB 3 and Thunderbolt 3, installing Windows on an old Linux laptop, good computing options for a person with low or no vision. 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: att.com

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1826

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 145:14


    Locast ceased operations earlier this past week, getting rid of popups in Microsoft Edge, what you can do with a Network-Attached Storage, what is ARP, using an old iPhone with a caller's SIM, how you can use your mobile phone to record a podcast, Sam Abuelsamid joins Leo to talk about the new electric vehicle from Cadillac, practicing photography with abstract images and Chris Marquardt, more Mars news with Rod Pyle, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1825

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 153:19

    Microsoft has broken Windows 11 by putting ads, is it time to get a new MacBook? A new AptX lossless Bluetooth codec might finally sound as good as wired headphones, CEDIA 2021 announcements with Scott Wilkinson, controlling studio cameras remotely, Locast shuts down, is there an alternative? Travel updates with Johnny Jet, connecting a document camera to a projector, first look at the DIY Framework laptop, finding a local tech for computer repairs, troubleshooting your stereo system, can the Chefman InstaCoffee make coffee in 30 seconds? The GizWiz has tested it out! And more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte 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: att.com simplisafe.com/twit

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1824

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 137:11


    The Google Play Store generated over $11 billion in annual revenue, why you might not be able to access your NAS within Windows, ways to share photos with your family and others easily, unlocking a previously company-owned iPad, could cloud gaming replace gaming consoles, M1 Mac Mini video issues, talking with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, Rod Pyle, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT offer code TWIT75 att.com/activearmor


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1823

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 147:53

    Apple settles lawsuit with app devs, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 first look, are these McAfee popup warnings a scam? Scott Wilkinson's advice for a TV and soundbar, can my company monitor my internet activity when working at home? Is contact tracing a violation of privacy? Johnny Jet: you might want to postpone your trip to Hawaii! What is a good underwater camera? The best Android Wear watches right now, remote desktop options for family tech support, alternatives for bad broadband, can I still appreciate a high-end stereo with hearing aids? Can I use my old SIM on a new phone? What is a Mouse Jiggler? The GizWiz has one! And more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: mintmobile.com/techguy casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1822

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 136:44


    CEOs worry employees will want to keep working from home, DDOS attacks continue to plague the internet, how can my boss assign tasks in Outlook? All about the Chevy Bolt recall with Sam Abuelsamid, forwarding AOL email to GMail, is an old Chromebook that does not receive updates still safe to use? Why can't I send a fax? Chris Marquardt reviews your Tidy photos, Is FreeNAS a good NAS option? Filtering out spam on GMail, why is my iPad freezing when I type? Using more than one 4K monitor on a computer, what's happening on Mars with Rod Pyle, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: att.com/activearmor


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1821

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 140:39

    How to fix scanning and print permissions in macOS, non-broadband options for home internet, speeding up a slow M1 MacBook, speeding up an abnormally slow Android app, WiFi radios from C. Crane, paying a domain registrar to host a website, how to delete data from Google Drive, and some advice on maxing out a new iMac with RAM. Plus, conversations with Johnny Jet and Scott Wilkinson. 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: att.com/activearmor

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1820

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 143:10


    A caller asks about transcoding DVD's to share with their family, budget options for computer monitors, troubleshooting a secondary external monitor, why a laptop's cursor while typing is going the opposite direction, Linux alternatives to Ubuntu for netbooks, waiting to purchase the future iPhone 13 or getting the iPhone 12 now, talking to Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: wwt.com/twit twit.cachefly.com att.com/activearmor


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1819

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 142:28

    Which video projector to buy, streaming from a mobile device to a TV without using WiFi, iPhone 12 purchasing decisions, speeding up the installation and configuration of Windows with the help of a script, the potential problems with using a TV as a PC monitor, whether it's worth using a search-engine-optimization (SEO) company, and keeping track of one's children without using a phone. Plus, conversations with HiFi hipster Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick "The Giz Wiz" 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: hover.com/twit att.com/activearmor

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1818

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 146:17


    Getting an accurate voice transcription, Apple's NCMEC technology and the possibility of misuse, migrating your apps and data to a new computer with the Windows "Action Pack" version, issues with iDrive, iPhone 12's and pacemakers, talking to Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, Rod Pyle, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: att.com/activearmor udacity.com/TWiT offer code TWIT75


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1817

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 154:30

    Apple's Child Safety Initiative might be misunderstood, using an iPhone with GoogleFi, why is my cell service so slow? Scott Wilkinson has seen a demo of the Olympics streamed in 8K, should I buy an email service? Finding the right graphics hardware for Sketchup, Johnny Jet, and the Spirit Airlines cancellations, computer screen readers for someone who is losing their vision, a gadget to keep cool with the GizWiz, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 mintmobile.com/techguy

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1816

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 141:56


    Helping a caller with sound issues after a Windows update, watching Blu-rays on your Mac, using satellite internet out on the seas, TV and sound system suggestions, why you might not be able to log into YouTube through Steam, issues with a caller's DSL service, chatting with Chris Marquardt and Rod Pyle, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: simplisafe.com/twit


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1815

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 135:52

    Angstrom is the next processor size, why does Google want to know my birthdate? HDR projectors with Scott Wilkinson, will a new TV work with my current setup? Can I still use my old Kindle if they turn off cellular access? Travel updates with Johnny Jet, how to know how long a Chromebook will be updated, why are there streaks on my laptop screen? Resetting your Apple ID, accessibility on iDrive, calibrating a computer monitor, a gadget to improve Wi-Fi with the GizWiz, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1814

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 139:06


    Video projectors that are bright enough, is public WiFi in an apartment complex secure, updating payment information with your Apple account, using multiple modems to get faster bandwidth, alternatives to Microsoft Outlook, adding additional thunderbolt ports to your Mac, watching videos on Facebook without joining, talking to Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, Rod Pyle, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1813

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 144:33

    Amazon Echo now has a new wake word option, getting back into your email account, how to watch the Olympics in 4K with Home Theater Geek Scott Wilkinson, checking the strength of your password, but is there a catch? Troubleshooting a streaming app on a Samsung Smart TV, Leo's Hawaii experience and showing your vaccination status while traveling with Johnny Jet, connecting a printer to Wi-Fi, is it smart to backup your desktop to the cloud? A first look at the new Apple MagSafe Battery Pack, a USB travel dock with the GizWiz, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1812

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 149:12


    Richard Branson rockets out to Outer Space, switching to iOS from Android, good wireless alarm systems, cracking an old Windows 7 password, ways to do livestreaming easily, password manager suggestions, Smart911, is it necessary to have a landline still now and days, ATSC 3, why your WiFi might be slow, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 simplisafe.com/twit wwt.com/twit


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1811

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 146:47


    AI voice-over is coming to videogames, buying your first TV, LED TV vs. OLED, how to automatically download podcasts, public domain vs. creative commons, why am I not receiving emails from certain people? Hawaii travel tips with Johnny Jet, creating a video wall slideshow, power all your gadgets with the Anker PowerExtend USB-C 3 Cube with the GizWiz, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: Stamps.com promo code TWiT mintmobile.com/techguy


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1810

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 141:39


    The billionaires' space race, LG's QNED MiniLED with the Home Theater Geek, how to manage social media accounts for an organization, recovering a hacked Facebook account, ways to free up space on your hard drive, Johnny Jet on air travel exceeding pre-pandemic levels, how to fix a stuck Windows update, the Giz Wiz with the weekly gadget, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1809

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 151:33


    Getting Windows 10 to read your Network Attached Storage, using your MacBook Air with two monitors, OLED TV options, curating your favorite music on Spotify, Gmail issues with a VPN, talking to Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: wwt.com/twit


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1808

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 140:43

    Western Digital MyBook Live NAS drives could be remotely wiped, Windows 11 will only work on newer computers, the best solutions to back up your hard drive, is Apple's spacial audio the future of music? Are iPhones more secure than Android? Travel news updates with Johnny Jet, keeping an American phone number when moving to Belize, the future of Windows, finding a faster DNS service, is this the right time to buy a new Mac Mini? Does Facebook open you up to malware? Portable neck fans with the GizWiz and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1807

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 133:13

    Why a caller's number may be blocked on another person's phone, connecting your TV to Sonos speakers, what drive to put your Windows programs on, good choices for a router & modem, moving Windows over to a new hard drive, monitor ones' online activity on a tablet, using Chromecast without WiFi, talking to Chris Marquardt, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guest: 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.

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1806

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 142:16

    Are you ready for Windows 11? Improve Wi-Fi range, problems resetting your Windows password, Scott Wilkinson has seen a true holographic display, what printer should I buy? Moving contacts from an old Windows phone to a new Android phone, why does my internet keep dropping out? Johnny Jet is back in the air, finding a good laptop for college, getting Yahoo mail in Windows, the AeroPress Go with the GizWiz, and more of your calls! Hosts: Leo Laporte, Scott Wilkinson, and Dick DeBartolo Guest: Johnny Jet 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. Sponsor: twit.cachefly.com

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1805

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 150:24


    Using parental controls on iPad, how to backup Gmail, reinstalling Windows without a password, best phone for senior citizens, and more of your calls! Plus chats with Sam Abuelsamid about 'Over the Air' updates on cars, Chris Marquart on tips for photographing in the heat, and Rod Pyle on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' plan to take a ride on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: udacity.com/TWiT offer code TWIT75


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1804

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 138:31

    Setting up a new Mac Mini, talking about Apple's Spatial Audio with Scott Wilkinson, troubleshooting when your TV's remote controls the wrong device, the future of virtual reality, syncing calendars across devices, mobile data options for an RV, getting data off an old laptop, backing up an iPhone that won't turn on, Google is deleting my homework, tiny but powerful chargers from Anker with the GizWiz and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Scott Wilkinson 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: mintmobile.com/techguy

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1803

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 146:16


    Can you connect a microphone to Bluetooth headphones, fast way to scan thousands of photographs, why DropBox is removing files from a caller's computer, ways to protect your business network, affordable office suite choices, can your smartphone get hacked into, talking to Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquart, and Rod Pyle, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 nureva.com/twit


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1802

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 148:21

    Microsoft rumored to launch Windows 11 soon, personal cloud storage with a network-attached storage (NAS), Home Theater Geek' Scott Wilkinson on Vizio's 2022 TV line-up, Johnny Jett on Boom Supersonic, the best way to backup terabytes of data, using Gmail with a custom domain, and more of your calls. Host: Leo Laporte 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: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 simplisafe.com/twit

    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1801

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 137:10


    Should you be wary of Amazon Sidewalk? iPad Pro vs. a MacBook, Google Photos is about to eliminate free unlimited storage, using an iPad without a credit card, Sam Abuelsamid: will electric trucks still be able to tow a trailer? Will Hires music be better with the new Apple TV? The best tablet for traveling, what kind of computer should I get for flight simulators? Rod Pyle talks about aliens and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.


    Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1800

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 144:56

    Trying to speed up an older laptop, converting audio speech into text, troubleshooting why a caller can't boot to the new SSD they installed, more microphone recommendations, good OLED TV options, moving data between Macs, Scott Wilkinson and a new streaming speaker, Dick DeBartolo and the $6 universal microphone, and more of your calls! 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 For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT offer code TWIT75 nureva.com/twit

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