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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 weekends at 2:06pm Eastern / 11:06am Pacific / 19:06 UTC.
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Is Amazon Sidewalk a good idea? Troubleshooting a laptop microphone, restoring old iPhoto backups, who cares about privacy? Biometric tech is coming to cars, solving AOL email login problems, Chris Marquardt reviews your texture photos, connecting to a second computer monitor at work, the future of the space program 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: manscaped.com/twit twilio.com
Getting good deals on computers from a home shopping channel, what are good soundbar options, why a phone might not work with a VPN, logging into a VPN multiple times on a Mac, can the M1 laptops work with GNU utilities, why your WiFi may act slow, talking to 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
Soundbar replacements for a home theater system and processing thousands of images. Soundbar suggestions for a home theater system, monitor suggestions for the new Mac Mini's, troubleshooting a non-functioning subwoofer, a possible dying iMac display, batch processing thousands of images, why Google Assistant isn't working audibly on a Pixel 4, why headphones aren't working during Netflix streaming, talking to Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
The best TV for gaming, Scott Wilkinson's advice for the best 85" TVs, can you hook up an old CD player to an Amazon Echo and play throughout the house? Apple CarPlay security in a rental car, should I upgrade to macOS Big Sur? Troubleshooting a computer that crashes during videogames, upgrading to a faster iPad, can you get picture-in-picture on a new TV? Should I buy a PhotoVault Thumb drive? 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 linode.com/techguy mintmobile.com/techguy
Alternatives to Google Photos. Saving a laptop from the blue screen of death, dual-booting two operating systems on your computer, Amazon's latest devices to keep an eye on someone remotely, adjusting closed captioning on your TV, making Windows 10 look like Windows 7, the importance of two-factor authentication, talking to Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit expressvpn.com/techguy linode.com/techguy
Leo has the new iPhone 12 Pro Max, microphones for podcasting and voiceovers, teleprompter solutions for teachers, Black November TV sales, should I repair or replace my TV? Getting rid of ad blocker popups, creating bootable backups of macOS Big Sur, getting started with a password manager, connecting Bluetooth controllers to a PC, can you get a Facebook account unbanned? 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: GetArmorLock.com LastPass.com/twit try.eset.com/twit
Remote access applications for Android phones? Using old PS2 keyboards with your computer, why a computer may kick off other computers on the same network, why your phone's battery is dying overtime, good laptop choices for photography, troubleshooting why you may not be getting notification sounds on your Android phone, why you can't use Windows XP and old programs on it, talking with Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: try.eset.com/twit Melissa.com/twit
The state of advertising online, backing up data on a Mac, securing apartment Wi-Fi, logging into Google Voice, printing from a Chromebook after Google Cloud Print is discontinued, getting a ham radio license, what do I need to do when giving an old laptop to grandkids? Backing up old pictures on CD, can I still use that old power brick? Getting into a locked computer 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: simplisafe.com/twit try.eset.com/twit
Adding two Amazon Echoes onto one account & getting your phone to do text to speech. Good software for incremental backups on your hard drive, why your printer doesn't allow third-party ink cartridges, troubleshooting a printer not connecting to your network, saving photos with the date it was taken using metadata, troubleshooting a dead hard drive, talking to Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: twit.cachefly.com try.eset.com/twit
Financial results for Facebook and Apple, transferring Firefox settings to a new computer, the beginning of "Black Friday" deals with Scott Wilkinson, why is my computer slowing down when I scan an image? Recording a podcast, travel updates with Johnny Jet, running Linux on a Mac, looking out for scams, is Microsoft Edge safe? extending a Wi-Fi signal, the return of vinyl 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: Linode.com/twit LastPass.com/twit manscaped.com/twit
Resetting a Mac password when locked out. The various "Office" application options available and which one is the best choice, what will take place of Google Hangouts, how eBay knows what one caller bought on Amazon, verifying if an Apple cinema display is working, has my Facebook account been hacked, why one caller's laptop is shutting off with 60% reported battery life, controlling an Amazon Fire TV remotely, Leo plays Animal Crossing and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: mintmobile.com/techguy Melissa.com/twit itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30
The new Windows update is here! Apple releases the new 5g iPhone 12, Quibi is shutting down, Microsoft Office alternatives, how to watch the World Series in 4K HDR, archiving old hard drives, how to help someone who thinks they've been hacked, Johnny Jet: is it safe to travel? The Giz Wiz reviews the Wyze Band fitness tracker 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit Stamps.com Promo Code: TWiT
Ways to make your old computer faster. Making sure of IKEA wireless speakers, computer suggestions for recording audio, the deal with Apple's product life cycles, can a modem overheat, troubleshooting YouTube TV playback, connecting a GoPro without a smartphone, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: expressvpn.com/techguy LastPass.com/twit try.eset.com/twit
A good way to remember passwords. Scott Wilkinson returns to talk about the iPhone 12 Pro shooting in Dolby Vision high dynamic range and Vizio releasing an OLED TV, some ways to stop spam text messages from coming in, is there a way to connect your computer to a Bluetooth radio, why Apple is moving away from Intel, what happened to a caller's photo contacts losing their names, is there a way to sync hand-written notes to the cloud, 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit twilio.com
Setting up your own dedicated email address. Upgrading your macOS operating system in order, organizing and backup all of your photos in the cloud, how hot can thumb drives get, the ways to posting episodes of your own podcast, making your own ring tone, Leo shares some great images of Steve Martin who called in on the previous episode, talking with Sam Abuelsamid, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: Melissa.com/twit
Securely sharing photos online & alternatives to Sonos. Issues sending texts via Google Voice, what to do with an expired gift card, options for the fastest internet in a remote area, helping Steve Martin stopping emails from going into his spam filter, kind of bandwidth needed for an RV, a quick review of the Amazon Halo with Doctor Mom, The Giz Wiz and the Solo Studio, 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: try.eset.com/twit simplisafe.com/twit
Should I wait for Apple Silicon to buy a MacBook Pro? Routing audio from a Chromecast to your stereo system, SpinRite troubleshooting, unable to access my email through Apple Mail, can you clone a hard drive if it's bigger than the new drive, getting better deals for your cable service, talking to Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: twit.cachefly.com
Google announces new Pixel phones with 5g, upgrading your home network, have I been scammed? What's new in home theater projectors with Scott Wilkinson, Upgrading an old computer or just get a new one, boosting the dialogue on your TV, saving data from a bad flash drive, finding a phone with better audio, using a VPN on a Chromebook, freeing up space on your mobile phone, 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: WWT.COM/TWIT2
Google Docs comparable to Microsoft Office? How well ePaper works, troubleshooting a 2011 Mac Mini, running old Windows programs on a Mac, troubleshooting a possible failing hard drive, upgrading a computer to run Microsoft's newest Flight Simulator, Windows 10 2004 update possible failing video card drivers, talking to Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT manscaped.com/twit
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 first impressions, online note taking tools, do long ethernet cables affect internet? Advice for getting your first computer, MacBook Pro or iPad Pro? Digitizing a CD collection, adjusting audio sync on a TV, Airlines offering rapid testing with Johnny Jet, is Clean My Mac safe? Should I wait for Apple Silicon or get a current MacBook? Telepresence robots with 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsor: tailorstore.com/twit offer code TWIT
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Comments (27)

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 source LibreOffice, and optionally share docs securely with Onionshare. And for file storage, simply DO NOT use the cloud! WHY on earth would you ever hand over all of your private photos, documents, and personal files to some huge company and leave them online to be hacked or viewed by bad guys? Just keep them offline for goodness sake. For 99% of people, their entire lifetime of files could fit in a $40-50 external hard drive. My lifetime of files fits on a 64GB flash drive I got for $22, and I'm almost 40. Hope some may find this helpful. There is NOTHING google offers that you cannot do elsewhere better and safer.

Jul 3rd
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Gumdakji

This podcast was great. Leo went out of he's way to help the NASA lady :) and her story was amazing

Jun 25th
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jack mchogoff

great show, no libtard politics. leo needs to retire and hand over the show to this fill in host.

Apr 18th
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Benjamin Raulerson

lp

Feb 1st
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Dale Harper

How many more times are you going to mention Facebook FFS

Jan 29th
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Alan H. Asgari (TrggrNoMNoM)

keep getting download error... each time I retry, it downloads another 3-8%

Dec 25th
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Chris Tracey

tv sales

Nov 19th
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Henry Hyman

Try Oceania's cruises with Jaques Pepin's inspired restaurants.

Oct 1st
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Dale Harper

Has anyone else noticed a lot of the callers sound the same.

May 28th
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Stephen Boykin

Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy is AWESOME!! 😊 I've been listening for years. It's informative, educational, fun, etc. Great podcast!! I Highly recommend it!!!!!!!!

Apr 9th
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Russ Greeno

Easy to listen to, most of the time the advice is good. Sometimes though Leo gets the wrong end of the stick, carries on without listening to the person on the phone and then cutting them off for the commercials.

Feb 11th
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Harold Beesley

timer

Jan 8th
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Stephen Boykin

I love Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy. He's a Master Geek and not only is super smart regarding tech stuff, but he's supported by a chat room of many other knowledgeable geeks. He is also very entertaining and fun to listen to. I listen weekly.

Oct 14th
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iTunes User

This is the first podcast everyone should subscribe to. This is how it's supposed to be done! Then to top it all off you get to listen to the expertise of Leo Laporte and maybe even learn something!

Aug 30th
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