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Tech experts Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent have the expertise to help you get the most out of your technology. From the latest gadgets to tried-and-true tech tips, tune into Ask The Tech Guys for an informative and fun look at tech. Call in with your live questions from 11 am-2 pm PT every Sunday at call.twit.tv. Get ready to level up your tech game!

Records Sunday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
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Is there an easy way to convert an email into an audio file? Why can't I back up my files using both iDrive and iCloud? Why aren't banks using proper two-factor authentication methods? Plus, Sam Abuelsamid talks about the Cadillac CELESTIQ display and how manufacturers are leaning in more to software-driven features. FTC fires a warning shot at eight companies over 'Right To Repair' violations. Goldman Sachs: AI is overhyped, wildly expensive, and unreliable. This is the fastest object ever made by humans, and it's not slowing down. Toll of Snowflake hack widens with theft of AT&T text, calling data. Micah from the Airplane Geeks podcast calls in to ask if there's a proper lightning to USB-C adapter that he can use with his Shure microphone, which has a lightning connection and no USB-C connection. Dan emails the show asking for alternatives to Amazon Echo devices for his parents, who aren't very tech-savvy, that can stream music throughout the home on various devices. Sam Abuelsamid joins Leo and Mikah on the show this week. Sam talks about the Cadillac CELESTIQ displays that are showing up in newer Cadillac vehicles and how car manufacturers are utilizing more software-driven features in their vehicles. Genet writes in, wondering what it means to "Sign In with Apple" on various websites and if it's safe to use this. Miakh explains how "Sign In with Apple" works. Patch has a 2015 MacBook Pro, and the battery is nearing its end of life, which is affecting some of its laptop functions. What can he do about the battery issues? Jay writes in, wondering if there's an app that can translate an email into an audio file for his mother. Charles calls in with a follow-up to Jay's question and suggests using Siri's VoiceOver function on the iPhone / iPad to do exactly what Jay is looking for. Ken is wondering why he's getting errors when trying to backup his files through both iDrive and iCloud, as he's trying to back up his files to multiple locations. Mel is in the market for a new computer for general computing needs, such as email and document writing, and is wondering what Mikah and Leo would recommend. Aaron has a simple question for the Tech Guys: why do the banks continue to avoid using 2FA applications like Google Authenticator? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Sam Abuelsamid 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2033 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys
Leo and Mikah tackle a wide range of tech questions from viewers, covering everything from backup strategies to AI's impact on creativity. The hosts are joined by the Home Theater Geek Scott Wilkinson, who shares an impressive DIY home theater, and travel expert Johnny Jet with essential tips for renewing your passport online and staying cool while traveling in Europe. Don't miss Leo and Mikah's thought-provoking discussion on the future of AI and human creativity! Google research paper suggests AI "breaking reality" is a feature, not a bug. The team discusses the implications. Mathematicians discover the fifth "busy beaver" number after 40 years. Leo attempts to explain this computational math milestone. Cloudflare launches tool to block AI bots from scraping websites, as 85% of Cloudflare customers want to block AI. Saudi Arabia aims to be the eSports capital of the world with a $60 million prize pool. Martin asks for advice on replacing his Drobo Mini for backing up 8 family members' computers. Leo and Mikah recommend using a NAS for network backups, Time Machine for local backups, and cloud services like Backblaze for offsite backup. Richard wonders if he needs to convert his hard drives from NTFS to APFS when moving from Windows to Mac for his large video collection. The hosts explain NTFS works fine on Mac and recommend using a Synology NAS with Plex as a centralized media server. Jeremy wants to set up cloud backup with versioning for his daughter's MacBook before she heads to college. Mikah suggests using Time Machine locally and Backblaze for cloud backup. The Home Theater Geek Scott Wilkinson showcases an impressive DIY basement home theater built for under $24K. Jim, a movie sound professional, is looking for a Windows word processor that can handle his 2000+ page book with many illustrations. The hosts caution against trying to run macOS on a PC and recommend trying LibreOffice. Matthew asks if using the Google Photos app on iPhone will create duplicates. Mikah doesn't think so but suggests running a short test. Graham wants to play Apple Podcasts on his Google Nest speakers. Leo recommends using Spotify instead since it's supported by Google speakers. Hans, a multimedia artist, shares a fascinating discussion with Leo and Mikah about AI's impact on creative jobs. While some see AI as a threat, Hans embraces it as a tool to enhance creativity. Paul troubleshoots an issue where he's not getting play-by-play audio on certain sports streams through his TV speakers, but it works through his soundbar. The hosts suggest it's likely an encoding compatibility issue with his TV. Johnny Jet shares his unfortunate tale of catching hand, foot and mouth disease right before a big trip to Europe. He offers tips on travel insurance, the risks of posting your info publicly, and renewing your passport online. Vidak from Montenegro is experiencing audio cut-outs when using his Focusrite Scarlett audio interface with his M2 MacBook Pro. Mikah suspects a software conflict and suggests troubleshooting steps to isolate the issue. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guests: Scott Wilkinson and Johnny Jet 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2032 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsor: cachefly.com/twit
Four thousand people were arrested in a crackdown on online scam networks. What's the best way to get started working in IT? What are good alternatives to the Windows Mail app? And Mikah and Leo give their recommendation for a Wi-Fi system that's great for older users. Nearly 4,000 arrested in global police crackdown on online scam networks. I paid $365.63 to replace 404 Media with AI. Microsoft tells Texas agencies they were exposed in Russian hack. NASA and SpaceX misjudged the risks from reentering space junk. The White House will host a conference for social media creators. Apple explores novel method for making iPhone batteries more replaceable. A caller is taking an online course to get a certification towards working in the field of IT and has started to look at online jobs. They found a job they are interested in, but it's asking for five years of experience, and the caller will only have this certification when applying. How can they find the ideal job to start their career in the IT field? Shele wonders how they can back up their iPhone data to network-attached storage rather than through iCloud. Nate uses a Mac and a Windows machine with multiple hard drives connected to it. Whenever he reboots his Mac though, the Windows machine with the drives goes offline, and he has to reconnect them every time manually. Is there a way to reconnect the drives automatically? Nate is also wondering why when driving in his vehicle and as he gets close to his house, Siri activates from his iPhone and takes over the audio in his vehicle? Jeff is having issues getting back into his email account after supposedly violating the email providers' service agreement. Jim has a website for wedding officiation. However, when people try to visit his website, the server can't be found unless they add "https://" to the URL. What's preventing people from visiting Jim's website? Kevin writes in to try to find alternatives to Windows's Mail app after being mandated to switch from it to Microsoft Outlook. David calls in trying to understand why he can only update the operating system through the command line when running Linux Mint. James calls in looking for a recommendation for a Wi-Fi system he can install for his parents and have them manage it themselves rather than relying on James. Andrew is looking for recommendations for his next laptop and to see if there's any spamware protection he can install for his Pixel 8. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2031 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys
Would you pay a monthly fee for an AI Alexa?? Can I extend the connection between my AirPods and my Mac? What's going on with my connection to my network when using Apple's Private Relay? Plus, Dick DeBartolo talks about the MAD exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum and the new AeroPress Go Plus! How the dash to ditch paper money created a playground for criminals. 'This Old House' pays tribute to creator Russell Morash. Apple won't roll out AI tech in EU market over regulatory concerns. AT&T can't hang up on landline phone customers, California agency rules. Amazon mulls $5 to $10 monthly price tag for unprofitable Alexa service, AI revamp. Mark is wondering if a smartwatch is a good device to catch up on missed notifications and if there's a way to have the watch re-send any notifications he missed previously. Jesse is getting an 0x80d02002 error when downloading files on their Windows machine and is trying to figure out how to stop the error. They also ask why they can't get their Roku TV to connect to their Apple AirPlay. Dick Debartolo joins the show this week to talk about the MAD exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum and the new AeroPress Go Plus. Steve writes to ask if there's a way to extend the connection of their AirPods to their Mac. Bala's phone was stolen recently, and they got a new phone to replace it. But they're wondering if the thieves can easily access the information on their old phone. Vidak ask why his mesh system is not correctly connecting to the node they want it to connect to? Tim wonders why if Apple is such and advocate for privacy, why they allow downloaded apps from the App Store to collect information on you Tim is also having issues getting Apple's Private Relay to connect to their WiFi network. David writes in wondering what the best way to hook up their Apple TV to a project and get sound out with a soundbar or speakers. Emil emails the show asking why their 2nd Gen AirPods Pro constantly pauses audio playback from almost any movement. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Dick DeBartolo 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2030 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsor: wix.com/studio
Apple & Meta will likely face charges for failing to comply with EU rules. Can you play Apple Spatial audio files outside of Apple Music? How can you start learning how to program and develop an application? Plus, Rod Pyle talks about the Boeing Starliner launch, and Chris Marquardt goes over the past month's photo assignment of Minimalist! Apple WWDC24, Apple Intelligence, and RCS coming to iPhone. Apple, Meta set to face EU charges under landmark tech rules, sources say. Matthew calls in, asking if upgrading his network from 2.4GHz to 5GHz is worth it. Chris wants to know how to play his Apple Spatial audio files in other applications outside of Apple Music. Rod Pyle talks about the Boeing Starliner launch, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch, and China's Chang'e 6 mission. Kevin likes having everything on his Mac open up in one Finder window with multiple tabs. How can Kevin keep Finder from opening links he clicks on in iMessage on his Mac to opening in the same Finder window where he has his multiple tabs? Henry emails Leo and Mikah, wondering where he can go to start programming an app he has an idea for. After upgrading to Mac OS Sonoma, Steve gets a notification that "Steve's iPhone microphone is not available." He wants to know why he's constantly getting this notification and how to stop it? Randy writes that they have a music collection on Apple Music, but he wants to save those files on his iPhone in the Apple Music app without constantly paying for a subscription. Is there a way for Randy to do this? Chris Marquardt goes over the Minimalist photo assignment and assigns the next assignment! Patrick calls in with a problem about why, when he's sending text messages on his iPhone through iMessage, the messages go from the Apple standard blue bubbles to green bubbles randomly at times. Patrick also wonders why his Apple Watch is receiving notifications inconsistently from apps like iMessage and WhatsApp. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guests: Rod Pyle and Chris Marquardt 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2029 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/Twit eufy.com
VoIP Woes, Rogue Voice Memos, and Pet Tracking Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2028 Sponsor: fastmail.com/twit
Alex Lindsay joins Leo Laporte this week for Ask The Tech Guys. What's the best way to start podcasting? Which iPad and Apple Pencil is great for drawing? Why is my iPad lagging when using a certain application? Plus, Scott Wilkinson talks about some of the technology demonstrated at Display Week 2024, and Johnny Jet talks about how you shouldn't share your itinerary information on social media. Data of 560 million Ticketmaster customers for sale after alleged breach. Tribeca to screen AI-generated short films created by OpenAI's Sora. How can I start podcasting? What's the easiest way to pull a plethora of photos off your iPhone and to store these photos? Scott Wilkinson and Display Week 2024. What apps are available to listen to radio stations on a vehicle with an infotainment system running Android Automotive OS? What's the best iPad & pencil for drawing? Johnny Jet and why you shouldn't share pictures of your itinerary online. I have a telestration setup at home with my iPad and Video Pencil, but how can I reduce the lag on my iPad when using the software? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay Guests: Scott Wilkinson and Johnny Jet 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2027 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: wix.com/studio HP.com - ATG - https://bit.ly/3K4ax9W cachefly.com/twit
Congress recently made it nearly impossible to track private jets. Is WiFi 7 worth buying into right now? What resources are out there to help with the process of building a computer? How can I tag and organize photos based on the date taken? Plus, Dick DeBartolo stops by to share some LED lights that he loves and can magnetically stick to metal surfaces! Kabosu, Shiba Inu dog who inspired 'Doge' meme, dies at 18. Congress just made it basically impossible to track Taylor Swift's private jet. U.S. screens record 2.95 million airline passengers in single day. Is there a way to pinpoint an issue causing my Safari browser not to work? Is WiFi 7 a worthwhile upgrade for better data transfer between my NAS and computer? Are there AI note-taking tools that can effectively summarize notes from a meeting and are not as costly? Dick DeBartolo and the motion sensor LED light pucks! Can I tag photos based on dates? Leo shows off the mini Bluetooth keyboard he recommended for a viewer last week to use with your iPad. What does Leo think of the device? Are there tools out there that can organize photos of one person by date of older to newer? What resources are out there to help with the process of building a computer? How can I determine which custom ringtones are set to my contacts on my cellphone? Why are my Edge browser profiles not syncing across my various devices? How can I make a searchable database for my podcast? What's the easiest way to create annotations for my videos on my iPad? Could the Framework laptops be a good choice for running AI models locally? Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Dick DeBartolo 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2026 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: eufy.com HP.com - ATG - https://bit.ly/3K4ax9W
This week is Bitcoin Pizza Day, celebrating the anniversary of someone paying 10,000 bitcoin for two pizzas in the first Bitcoin transaction. What's the best way to manage multiple email accounts? Are there simple remote controllers one can use with an iPad? Plus, Rod Pyle talks about the recent Blue Origin flight, and Chris Marquardt goes over the Tough assignment. Bitcoin Pizza Day is this week. Mikah and Leo got their new iPad Pro's Is there a screen protector for my 15-inch laptop that can reduce glare and block blue light from the screen? Rod Pyle & the Blue Origin flight. What's a good point-and-shoot camera to take on a safari trip? What's going on with various companies & even states handling the privacy of their users? Can you merge Google Workspace emails with a personal Gmail account? What's the best way to manage multiple email addresses from one central location? Chris Marquardt & the 'tough' assignment. The next assignment is 'minimalist.' A previous caller recommends some new books for Leo and Mikah. Are there remote controllers you can use with an iPad? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guests: Rod Pyle and Chris Marquardt 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2025 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: HP.com - ATG - https://bit.ly/3K4ax9W mylio.com/twit 1bigthink.com
Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent ask Sam Abuelsamid of the Wheel Bearings podcast what is going on at Tesla following Elon's dismissal of the supercharger team. Can you completely silence a group message in iMessage for a selected period? Is there a device that can automatically reboot a router following a network failure? Leo, Mikah, and others at TWiT also start talking about mechanical keyboards and their preferences following a listener's question about them. Apple nears deal with OpenAI to put ChatGPT on iPhone. Is the VPN security flaw following the Option 121 vulnerability a big issue after Steve Gibson's report on it? Sam Abuelsamid and what happened with the Tesla Supercharger team. A caller gives their recommendation for DeleteMe (a sponsor on the TWiT network). What WiFi system do Leo and Mikah recommend for a 7000 sq ft house with multiple levels? Is there a comparable service to ComiXology that can help sort comic books into different categories easily and quickly? Can you silence a group message in iMessage during a selected period? Are there devices that can automatically reboot a router? Are there mechanical keyboards that closely mimic an old IBM Selectric typewriter? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Sam Abuelsamid 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2024 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/Twit wix.com/studio
The people are pushing for the ban of TikTok within the U.S. Trying to use your WiFi network while on your mobile hotspot. Why is my Safari browser constantly crashing on start up? Be aware when purchasing SD cards on websites like Amazon. What happens with data that is stored in your iCloud but not on your phone? Plus, Scott Wilkinson stops by to talk about the new TVs Sony announced recently. Arc Browser available for Windows. Heat Death of the Internet. Apple reports second quarter results. Meet the powerful tech insiders behind the push to ban TikTok Can you use a WiFi network when using a hotspot on the AT&T network? Scott Wilkinson and Sony's 2024 TV's. A caller suggests some novels for Leo & Mikah to read. A follow-up question to last week's show about images stored within BitWarden and the idea of a "secure delete." Talking about the AT&T security breach that happened recently. How does the iPhone manage files & data on your phone and within iCloud when handling older files and data from a previous iPhone? After upgrading to Sonoma OS on my Mac, why is the Safari browser constantly crashing on startup for me? How can I know when I'm purchasing a legitimate SD card on websites like Amazon? Are there any bank institutions that offer 2FA through applications such as Authy or Google Authenticator rather than text messages? How can I block outgoing traffic from Amazon's Alexa on my Ubiquiti network? If I have a bunch of HDMI cables from over the years, how can I test the cables to tell which is HDMI 1.0 and the other is HDMI 2.0? Why is my Windows Start menu disappearing after my machine goes to sleep mode? What's the best way to encrypt a USB drive? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Scott Wilkinson 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2023 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: Stamps.com promo code TWiT eufy.com cachefly.com/twit
TikTok will be banned within the U.S. in nine months unless Bytedance divests, but now the government may be seeking to ban another popular Chinese product within the country. Why are a caller's photo uploads to Instagram failing? How can I get Siri to stop bringing up duplicate contacts when using it? Plus, Dick DeBartolo brings some exciting gadgets to the show, and Chris Marquardt goes over the Power photo assignment! Banning TikTok just puts a Band-Aid over social media's problems. Many people say their Apple IDs were inexplicably reset last night. A Chinese firm Is America's favorite drone maker. Except in Washington. With YouTube booming, podcast creators get camera-ready. What off-site backup options do Leo and Mikah like the most? Troubleshooting why a sound bar is no longer connecting to a caller's WiFi network automatically. Dick DeBartolo and the semi-smart lightbulb. Why are my photos failing to upload to Instagram? Is there an app that can allow me to send the same pre-recorded voicemail to those that I call? How can I get Siri to stop bringing up multiple instances of one contact when using the digital assistant? Is there a way to securely open JPGs within BItwarden without re-downloading it or opening the image externally? Why is my iPhone 11 unable to connect to my printer? Chris Marquardt and the Powerful assignment review. Why is the quality of my audio so poor when streaming through Xfinity? Is it time to upgrade my Intel iMac to the most recent Mac mini? Should I wait for Apple to refresh the Mac minis later this year? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guests: Dick DeBartolo and Chris Marquardt 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2022 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsor: mylio.com/twit
Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent dive into a variety of engaging tech topics, from controversial phone bans in schools to the future of AI and data privacy. The duo also tackles listener questions on VPNs, mobile hotspots, Apple App Store subscriptions, and more. Special guest Rod Pyle joins to discuss the latest updates on Voyager 1 and the Mars Sample Return mission. Mobile Phones in Schools: Leo and Mikah discuss the growing controversy around schools banning phones to prevent students from being distracted in class, despite parents' concerns about wanting to stay connected with their children. Biometric Security and Privacy: A recent court ruling determined that police officers can compel suspects to unlock their phones using biometric data like fingerprints, sparking a debate about privacy rights and the Fifth Amendment. TikTok Ban Passes in the House Again: The hosts examine the implications of the U.S. House of Representatives once again passing a ban on TikTok, which is now headed to the Senate as part of a foreign aid package. John asks how to ensure that a VPN is truly protecting his privacy, and Leo explains the importance of trust in a connected world. Eric inquires about using NFC chips to log onto Wi-Fi networks with an iPhone, and Mikah clarifies that this feature is not currently available on iOS devices. Limitless: Leo pre-ordered a new wearable device called Limitless, which uses AI to record and transcribe conversations while respecting privacy by requiring consent from participants. Space expert Rod Pyle joins the show to discuss the latest developments with Voyager 1's corrupted memory and NASA's decision to cut ties with JPL for the Mars sample return mission due to cost and time concerns. Dan experiences issues with his mobile hotspot disconnecting when using his computer, and the hosts troubleshoot potential solutions, including checking for metered connections and power-saving settings. Fernando inquires about running local AI models for his work at a hospital, and Leo provides insight into retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) and various open-source AI options like Dot. Tim asks about using multiple payment methods for Apple App Store subscriptions, and Mikah explains the workaround of manually reordering payment methods. Steve wants to move his photos from Google Photos to a hard drive, and Leo recommends using Mylio to easily import and manage the photos from Google Takeout. A listener, also named Tim, asks for recommendations on moving their DNS hosting away from Google while still supporting dynamic DNS updates, and the hosts suggest using Cloudflare or a router with built-in dynamic DNS support. Shelly experiences issues with mismatched drive sizes when attempting to clone her hard drives, and Leo advises using a sector-by-sector copying tool or rsync for more precise duplication. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2021 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsor: wix.com/studio
Leo shows off Udio and Suno, AI-generated music services that've been making a splash in the news recently. What's the easiest way to rip DVDs nowadays? Is AliExpress a safe website to purchase goods from? Plus, Sam Abuelsamid talks about how AI is being utilized in the design of automotive vehicles. That and more are coming up on Ask The Tech Guys! Suno and Udio. Apple Music execs reveal months of work behind releasing Taylor Swift's new album. My HDR videos are taking forever to export from Adobe Premiere. What could be causing this issue? Can I force my S23 Ultra to get the latest security update? Sam Abuelsamid and AI's application in the design of automotive vehicles. How can I bypass copy protection on DVDs? Is there a thing as having too many eero routers on my network? Is AliExpress a safe website from which to buy goods? How can I host my own public game server? Can I do it myself? What are some recommended, budget-friendly video capture adapters for Mac computers? After creating a new email address, how can I easily notify others about the change in my email? How safe am I using tech given/purchased from someone else? Why can't I cast my Netflix streams from my phone anymore? I'm transferring my data from an iPhone to a Pixel 8 Pro, but my WhatsApp information always fails. What could be causing this issue? What Windows virtualization application does Leo and Mikah recommend for the Mac? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Sam Abuelsamid 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2020 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: eufy.com zscaler.com/zerotrustAI ZipRecruiter.com/Twit
Leo's Atari 400 arrived recently and demos the device during the show. Can you use an Apple Newton on newer Macs? Why do HP printers get disabled sometimes? How can you make your photos and videos searchable by various defined parameters? Plus, Johnny Jet shares his multi-plane trip to Hawaii and to be aware that the price of applying for Global Entry is going up soon! Leo's Atari 400 arrived and demos the device. Mahbod Moghadam, who rose to fame as the co-founder of Genius, has died. How can I extract audio from my Apple TV from HDMI and put it into an external speaker? What alternatives to Google Podcasts do Leo and Mikah recommend? Plus, can I use my Apple Newton on newer Macs? How can I re-enable my HP printer to print again when HP disabled my printer for failing to pay for HP Instant Ink? Is it worth repairing the screen on my iPad Pro, or am I better off replacing the device? How can I prepare my smartphone and DSLR cameras to capture the upcoming solar eclipse? Why is my Bitwarden browser plugin not logging in? What's the best way to convert DVD and VHS media into a digital format? Johnny Jet and his recent multi-plane journey to Hawaii. How can I make all of my photos & videos in Google Drive searchable by various set parameters? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Johnny Jet 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2019 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: zscaler.com/zerotrustAI cachefly.com/twit
Leo Laporte shows off another one of his recent Instagram purchases. Can you send out text messages similarly to a BCC email? Gmail turns 20! Plus, Scott Wilkinson joins the show to talk with Leo and Mikah Sargent about physical media and how often one wants to watch older movies. An accidental discovery of a backdoor likely prevented thousands of infections. The great rewiring: is social media really behind an epidemic of teenage mental illness? What is My Ping Tag? Can I text multiple people on an iPhone to function similarly to a BCC email? With the changing landscape of broadcast television, a caller wants to know if Leo and MIkah think that traditional TV is dying. Scott Wilkinson and March 2024's Home Theater of the Month. 20 years of Gmail. How long can I continue to safely use an older version of an app on my phone? Is there a way to backup photos without using a laptop? With the discontinuation of Echo Connect, is there a similar service or process to announce phone calls and allow calls to be initiated by voice? What hard drives should I get when purchasing a Synology NAS? What's a good Linux OS to install on an older computer? Why are certain shows on my YouTube TV recordings quieter than others? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Scott Wilkinson 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2018 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: zscaler.com/zerotrustAI wix.com/studio joindeleteme.com/twit promo code TWIT ecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWIT
Leo Laporte has returned from his vacation! What's the best way for guests to easily connect to your in-home WiFi network? How important is it to own your modem and router? What does your ISP see when using an encrypted DNS server? Plus, Dick DeBartolo stops by to share some of his favorite gadgets, as usual! United States sues Apple. 'Even stronger' than imagined: DOJ's sweeping Apple lawsuit draws expert praise. The antitrust case against Apple. How can I set up a NFC chip to allow guests to connect to my WiFi network? Should I use another method instead? What website builders do Mikah and Leo recommend nowadays? Dick Debartolo and the ASUS Zenbook Duo and Fingerlings Bird! How do I set up a YubiKey & tie it to my Windows login? How important is it to own your modem or router with whichever ISP I may have? What's the difference when using a fiber connection? What's happening with my OTP Auth when Face ID doesn't work when trying to access it? Why aren't my AirPods not connecting to my Apple TV? What does "#21#" do when I enter it on my phone? A friend of the network calls in... What can my ISP see when browsing the internet through an encrypted DNS server? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Dick DeBartolo 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2017 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: zscaler.com/zerotrustAI fastmail.com/twit eufy.com
Mikah Sargent is running the show solo this week! How can you get your podcast audio levels to equalize amongst one another? What's the best way to capture the upcoming eclipse with your smartphone? Why is the VPN on my phone stopping my iPhone from connecting to CarPlay? Rod Pyle talks about the recent SpaceX launch, and Chris Marquardt goes over the Modern photo assignment and assigns the next one! Mikah shares a story of a family friend who received a call from scammers and how to protect yourself against them. How can I get all my podcasts to have the same audio level amongst one another? What different Linux options can I install on my older MacBook? Why are the lights weirdly affected in my phones when I do nighttime photography on my smartphone? Should I be concerned about using wireless CarPlay adapters with my Apple CarPlay? Why aren't there more prominent name brands making these kinds of adapters? Rod Pyle and the recent SpaceX test flight! Is Mikah happy with the changes to the software & remapping of buttons on the Apple Watch? How can someone capture the upcoming eclipse with the camera on their phone? After the latest OS update, why can't I use the "Ask to Share Screen" option within the Messages app to enable screen sharing with another person? Why is my Google Nest WiFi timing out when setting up my device? Why would my VPN block my car from seeing my iPhone connected to CarPlay? Chris Marquardt and the Modern assignment review. I synced my Apple Notes from my old iPhone to my new one, but my PDF files didn't transfer. Why did they not copy over? Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Rod Pyle and Chris Marquardt 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2016 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: fastmail.com/twit robinhood.com/boost wix.com/studio ecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWIT
Why do closed captions occur ahead of what's happening on your TV? A listener wants to know how Mikah has MoCA set up throughout his home. What are some alternatives to Artifact News after they shuttered the service? Plus Sam Abuelsamid talks about the newly announced Rivian R2 & R3 and answers a viewer's question about towing with an EV vehicle! Palantir wins US Army contract for battlefield AI. Roku effectively disables your TV unless you agree to new 'Dispute Resolution Terms'. A listener inquires how Mikah has his MoCA internet set up at home. Why is the closed captioning on my Britbox streaming service going ahead of what's happening on screen? How can I stop Apple from combining text messages from two devices into one thread? Sam Abuelsamid and the Rivian R2 & R3 Sam Abuelsamid sticks around and helps to answer a question about if it's worth getting an electric truck that can handle towing camping gear. An update from the person who called about getting a better broadcast signal with an indoor antenna. I hear Google is getting rid of cookies. Won't the web be bad without cookies? What's the next alternative to Google News since Artifact News shuttered? Can I use the smartLav+ microphone from Rode on my Android phone during a video or phone call? Does BitWarden (a sponsor of the TWiT network) support filling out credentials when opening desktop applications? What service should I use to set up my phone for international travel? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Sam Abuelsamid 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2015 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: robinhood.com/boost joindeleteme.com/twit promo code TWIT wix.com/studio
This week on Ask The Tech Guys, Leo and Mikah answer a viewer's question about producing their own audiobook. What's the easiest way to get your family to use password managers? Plus, Scott Wilkinson talks about The Verge's coverage on physical media, and Johnny Jet talks about how you really should only share a picture of your boarding pass after your flight! Also we celebrate the life of Bob Heil, who passed away recently. Bob Heil passes away at the age of 83. As nationwide fraud losses top $10 billion in 2023, FTC steps up efforts to protect the public. Crash of the Titan: a short history of Apple's doomed car project. What's the best way to produce an audiobook with my iPhone? How can I start getting my family to use password managers to protect themselves better online? Scott Wilkinson talks about physical media and the release of Oppenheimer in 4k UHD on Blu-ray. Leo shares the Anker 250W Power Bank and the NIxplay Digital Display he purchased in response to a few callers from a couple of weeks ago. Is there a way to filter photos based on specific custom parameters? Johnny Jet shares some updates on what's been happening with him and some tips on what you shouldn't be sharing on social media when traveling. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guests: Scott Wilkinson and Johnny Jet 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/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2014 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: ecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWIT wix.com/studio cachefly.com/twit
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Comments (46)

Jerry Zygora

Leo you have the biggest mouth on this planet. when I hear you, I want to puke. you don't let anyone alse talk...because you think that you are the real thing...you are not. just another REALLY BIG MOUTH. spewing giant slime ,crap ...I feel like puking when I hear your voice. get lost punk...no more words from you...

Feb 6th
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Priya Dharshini

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Jan 16th
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Stephen Boykin

Love this podcast! Leo And Micah are great Tech guys! Fun and educational too!

May 19th
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Rey M

this should be called the apple teck show. so much bull shit about that weird shit.

Apr 6th
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Stephen Boykin

I Love the new show! Long time listener! Steve in Glendale CA

Mar 7th
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Stephen Boykin

I Love the new ATTG show. Leo and Micah are great!

Jan 25th
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Stephen Boykin

The Tech Guy podcast with Leo Laporte and Micah is a great Podcast. I listen every week. It's the best!

Sep 15th
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Curtis Massey

I miss Leo but Mikah is doing a great job. He's very knowledgeable and likable, like Uncle Leo.

Jul 24th
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Juls

I enjoy the show since the content is straightforward and to the point, which is ideal for someone who isn't very interested in technology. Here https://innovecs.com/blog/supply-chain-visibility/ discussed technologies and solutions to help achieve visibility

Mar 6th
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Mathew LE

Tech's have a work around for Windows 11 Home, even with Internet active. I suspect IF Win 11 Pro goes the same way that we will have the same work around.

Feb 21st
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Weent19

I heard in your podcast something about poor app developers. Perhaps I will be useful in advising https://jatapp.com/ for your purposes. I once ordered an application from them for my business, now there are more than 20,000 downloads

Sep 2nd
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Curtis Massey

Man, I used to listen to this show religiously a few years ago, and it's so crazy to tune in now and hear the same people in the chat. Like Dr. Mom. She's been there as long as Leo has! It shows the power of the fan base. Long live TWIT.

Mar 14th
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DemonDogs

Misinformation Podcast, he invites and allows a guest to spew political propaganda on a technology podcast. Unsubscribed, that's not what we want to hear about when listening to Tech News.

Jan 24th
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george takais

Add the ability to bluetooth broadcast

Oct 30th
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irfan ansari

This guy is not talking anything meaningful just keeps laughing after a while mindlessly. Thumps Down.

Aug 1st
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Bryce Tomlinson

all ya have to do to send BCC text from Android text messaging is to uncheck the box that says "Group MMS" before you send the message to the group. then it will send out the texts individually, and you'll receive the replies individually.

Apr 30th
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Curtis Massey

Keep safe Uncle Leo! The world needs you!

Mar 29th
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cmyaj

I love the show; the information is simple & to the point, which is great for a person like me who really doesn’t care about tech. Leo is great with callers, being kind & patient with the ones who aren’t tech savvy. My only wish is that Leo would stop eating/drinking/chewing/slurping drinks during the breaks that are played. Seriously, it’s nauseating listening to it. Mute the mic or eat/drink before or after the show - please?

Feb 24th
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William Chaffin JR

about Windows 10 you can still set up pc with an offline account

Aug 26th
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Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings

I like Leo and think he is a great guy, but he should really know better than to recommend Google products, given their reprehensible track record of spying and stealing of your information. Come on Leo, you know this, and know you have zero privacy with any Google products but you seem to recommend them constantly. If anyone should know some good alternatives it should be you. Amazon Alexa is just as bad, it is literally a spying device. So I will share my own Google alternative recommendations: instead of using google for search use the private search engine DuckDuckGo.com, it has NO TRACKERS, Google does!. Instead of Gmail use MsgSafe or Protonmail PRIVATE encrypted email, instead of Google Maps/Waze (which is also owned by Google) use Here We Go, you can even use it in full offline mode so you're not telling an unethical company where you are at all times.Instrad of Google Docs where Google can see Amy of your photos AND run facial recognition software on them, use free, open sourc

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