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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 content 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 / 18:06 UTC.
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What broadband speeds a caller should be getting, backing up your data appropriately, why your TV might be flickering, why webpages are freezing in Chrome at times, getting rid of popups, talking to Rod Pyle and the late-night landing of the Space-X Crew 1 and Sam Abuelsamid about the shortage of rental cars, 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: simplisafe.com/twit
Are there privacy concerns with Apple AirTags? Recovering a printer from a bad firmware update, moving ringtones to a new iPhone, Scott Wilkinson: what is HDR10+? Can I use a VPN to make networks think I am at a different location? Is my password vault and VPN secure? Johnny Jet flies again on Avelo Airlines, UWB radio technology vs. Bluetooth beaconing, free apps to organize music libraries, protecting your vaccination card 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. Sponsor: casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1
Internet alternatives for hot-spotting, the pros and cons to using a television as a computer monitor, remotely controlling a computer, recording external audio through an iPad, troubleshooting streaming videos from your mobile phone, the lifespan of older cellphones, waterproof audio options for the GoPro, talking 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. Sponsors: audible.com/techguy or text techguy to 500-500 Amazon.com/techguy
Apple's Spring Loaded announcements this week, encrypting data on Linux, The new AppleTV could help calibrate your TV, printing to PDF on Windows, streaming video for cord cutters with slow bandwidth speeds, the state of international travel this week, MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro, is the new M1 iPad Pro a good upgrade? The GizWiz reviews the ZoVox AccuVoice to make TV dialogue clear, 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: wwt.com/twit
Limiting external noise while recording video, avoiding duplicate contacts while syncing them, why a caller is an 'unusual login activity' warning from an old computer, transferring data from old hard drives, controlling a computer from another one, losing WiFi connectivity suddenly, computer restarting constantly all of a sudden, 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: mintmobile.com/techguy twit.cachefly.com
The Biden Administration will meet with tech executives about the chip shortage, boosting TV volume over headphones, what should I get for my first computer? Clear Cresent Wireless Speakers review with Scott Wilkinson, should I defrag my hard drive before copying to a new drive? Restoring data from Drive, keeping a router secure and your network safe, Johnny Jet: renting a car might be difficult at this time, is Intel still a good processor for building a PC? Controlling a TV with your smartphone, a monitor riser with the Giz Wiz 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: mintmobile.com/techguy thehelm.com/techguy
Good & simple image editing software for the Mac, backing up your email in email clients, 4k monitors, why you might not be getting notifications from an application, is T-Mobile home internet a good choice, difficulties opening up certain apps in Windows 10, self-repairing your Apple Watch screen, moving the closed captioning location on your TV, 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: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 Amazon.com/techguy
Touchscreen Mac with Sidecar, the end of Logitech's Harmony, Gmail on Outlook, and more of your calls! Leo talks on Apple won't put iMessage on Android. How to connect Bluetooth headphones to iPad/iPhone Home Theatre Geek Scott Wilkinson on the end of Logitech's Harmony universal remotes. How to protect your home electronics with an uninterruptible power supply. Is Dropbox safe for sensitive documents? How to play a ripped DVD ISO with menus on Android. Johnny Jet on a new US airline Avelo Airlines and their new introductory one-way fares start at $19. Is it time to upgrade from a 2015 Macbook Pro? Can you add a touchscreen to a Mac? What to do with buffering issues on streaming devices. Cell phone signal that's gotten worse - what can you do? Is it better to have multiple monitors or one big one? How to add a Gmail account to Outlook. The Giz Wiz Dick Debartolo with his week's gadget: QuakeHOLD! Museum Putty. 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: Gabi.com/TECHGUY linode.com/techguy
Why larger TV's aren't more affordable yet & microphone recommendations. Speeding up your search in Microsoft Outlook, regaining control of your Facebook account after a security breach, improved displays in new Apple iPads?, syncing contacts with your phone from 3rd party applications, can you control a computer with a remote control, a caller's phone no longer holding a charge, good Android phone with a large screen, talking 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: Babbel.com code TECHGUY Stamps.com promo code TWiT
Google skips April Fool's Day again this year, accessibility tools for the blind on Linux, amplifying a USB cable signal, is now the right time to buy a Mac? LG's 2021 OLED TV line with Scott Wilkinson, saving text messages from an old iPhone, is the Garmin Phoenix a good smart watch for runners? What can you do once you've been fully vaccinated, with Johnny Jet, keeping an old plasma TV healthy, how long should a thumb drive last? DIY home security solutions, a water-powered flashlight 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: expressvpn.com/techguy simplisafe.com/twit
Making ring tones for your iPhone and email client alternatives. Getting your company to password protect your files, why your phone's GPS may be inaccurate, downloading data from old phones, is Authy a good authenticator, keeping track of your bank activity in Quicken, is Ubikey more secure for two-factor authentication, can your SSD wear out over time, resources for the blind to become a ham radio operator, is there additional costs with hot-spotting on your phone, 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: mintmobile.com/techguy wwt.com/twit thehelm.com/techguy
A serious chip shortage affects the manufacturing of electronics and automobiles, why am I getting HDCP errors on my TV? Troubleshooting a Google Assistant that talks slow, the Hollywood Tech Retreat experience with Scott Wilkinson, why do my AV receivers keep dying? Should I run the latest Windows updates? Johnny Jet: some businesses are offering free donuts and services if you have been vaccinated, resources to teach mom about computers, replacing a router that is failing, using an old rotary phone on AT&T UVerse, getting rid of burn-in on an OLED TV, the GizWiz's new monitor 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: Babbel.com code TECHGUY udacity.com/twit coupon code TWiT conga.com/twit
Moving photos off of old computers. Troubleshooting a printer after a firmware update, what happened with the Last Past free tier, good laptop choices, issues with a caller's M1, proper ways to backup your computer, bonding two ISP's for rollover, 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: Uber.com/TECHGUY Babbel.com code TECHGUY conga.com/twit
Strange tales from the internet this week, is a Chromebook the ideal computer? Scott Wilkinson reviews the high-end Focal Clear Mg headphones, replacing a Motorola Moto G6, is the Muama Ryoko and its claim of free internet a good deal? Johnny Jet is on the road again, can my employer see my location information? A desktop fireplace 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: sandisk.com/techguy mintmobile.com/techguy
Preventing yourself from getting hacked remotely. How you can print your digital art, exporting your tax data from online tax services, printer troubles with a recent Windows update, Apple Watch's and tattoos, bad cell reception and online buffering, ways to improve your podcast audio, 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: udacity.com/twit coupon code TWiT nureva.com/twit
How much data is the UK's Snoopers' Charter collecting? Streaming a church service, can I still upgrade to Windows 10 for free? HDR projectors with Scott Wilkinson, choosing a MacBook laptop, what is CUDA and can I use it with Linux? Summer travel with Johnny Jet, troubleshooting a failed Windows update, boosting low volume on a TV, the GizWiz has a LED Necklight to help read in the dark 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: thehelm.com/techguy itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 linode.com/techguy
Remoting to other people's PC's. Windows 7 security, updating your wireless mouse drivers, internet radio, converting old TV signals, laptop choices for professionals, buying or leasing an electric vehicle now and days, 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: simplisafe.com/twit expressvpn.com/techguy
A Microsoft Exchange server zero-day vulnerability is found, Microsoft issues an emergency patch, what router will work with a Ubiquity access point? Is WPA2 secure? Finding the best home theater system for a new home, troubleshooting a slow dual boot PC, improving photo quality with a laser printer, can I edit an email that has been sent? Booking your trip at the right time with Johnny Jet, finding the right laptop for college, portable EKG devices, why is my laptop running so hot? The GizWiz and his Six-in-one cable charging kit, 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: enterprisetech30.com
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard on a laptop. A caller's website got hijacked, backup options for your photography needs, running old games in a virtual machine, playing music all over your house with a HomePod, doing cloud backups on your computer with an external hard drive, why you can't install iOS apps from third-party stores, adding surround sound to your TV, why you might be getting password errors with iDrive, talking to 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. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: nureva.com/twit Uber.com/TECHGUY
Fry's Electronics closes its doors, cloning a hard drive with Linux, personal sound amplification products(PSAP) with Scott Wilkinson, why is call quality bad with Wi-Fi calls? What to do with an internet radio without an internet guide, will Starlink be a fast internet connection? Travel news with Johnny Jet, are permanent hearing aids worth the cost? Finding a good, cheap camcorder for school video projects, preventing kids from getting distracted with YouTube during distance learning, 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: wwt.com/twit conga.com/twit
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Comments (31)

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 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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