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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 / 18:06 UTC.
168 Episodes
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Troubleshooting a Synology Nas & using an old iMac as a secondary display.Installing old applications onto Windows 10, getting WiFi externally for a laptop, planning your next road trip, troubleshooting printing after updating your OS, syncing outlook contacts from an old phone, cutting the cord, 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: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30
Will telecommuting be the new normal for tech employees? Troubleshooting AirPrint from an iOS device, what to do when your Gmail has been hacked, a new resource for short throw projectors with Scott Wilkinson, turning an old streaming box into an AndroidTV, booting Linux from a USB key, customizing your iPhone ringtone, streaming video to multiple platforms, installing Linux on a PC without secure boot 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: mintmobile.com/techguy
Emails bouncing and WiFi 6 routers. WiFi network slowdowns, good accessibility features in Chromebooks, importing an external password vault into another password manager, WiFi 6 routers, troubleshooting hard drives, upgrading phones, and more of your questions! 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 linkedinlearning.com/techguy manscaped.com code TECHGUY
Facebook buys Giphy for $400 million, law enforcement can now get your browsing history without a warrant, OTA DVR solutions, Scott Wilkinson on calibrating your TV with the THX tune-up app, getting a video signal to multiple projectors and monitors for a church service, recovering data from an old hard drive, did I get hacked by my cable company? USB to HDMI adapters for a camera, good microphones for video conferencing, the 3-2-1 backup strategy, a gadget for Safe Spacing 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: linkedinlearning.com/techguy LastPass.com/twit
Why JPEGs Look Bad and QLED vs OLED. Quality degradation of JPEG images, The "Lemons" Race, Longevity of an SSD drive, good gaming laptops under 1200, sheet feeders for old scanners, best hard drive for searching through data, 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.
Are you tired of Zoom meetings yet? Are 4K disks worth upgrading to? Projectors for a church, AV receivers with 4K pass-through, backing up text messages for printing, internet for a laptop while traveling, a soundbar that a won't anger the neighbors, 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
Affordable camera choices for live streaming. Keeping in touch with family using the Facebook Portal, affordable android tablets, getting PopOS working on a Thinkpad laptop, getting PopOS working on a 32-bit computer, iMac choices, running Linux off a USB key, 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: WWT.COM/TWIT
How technology makes this pandemic different from the past, turning off the blur effect on the Windows 10 background, Samsung Display will stop manufacturing LCD screens, why can I barely hear movie dialogue on my soundbar? Outdoor TVs, getting your money back from car rentals with Johnny Jet, troubleshooting interference on a USB mic, getting your data back when your Mac dies, is there a way to still use Flash on a Mac? Roku hardware that will support Disney+, 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: twit.cachefly.com
Sending group text messages with blind carbon copy. Chrome security, using a Windows 7 machine on a network without access to the internet, Apple TVs, autonomous cars, WiFi 6 being approved, knowing when to get a WiFi 6 router, getting into voiceover work, 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. Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 Wasabi.com offer code TWIT
An iOS bug crashes iPhones, a good phone that can text without internet, should I still get a Windows computer? Scott Wilkinson has suggestions for inexpensive and expensive soundbars for your TV, troubleshooting a VOIP phone, making room on an old Android phone, Johnny Jet: when will people start traveling again? Affordable 55" TVs, can I get money back for a canceled cruise? Two-factor authentication options to secure an account, hanging out with the GizWiz 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: mintmobile.com/techguy
Separate IDs in Zoom and the Best SSD Options Creating separate IDs for Zoom, connecting a condenser mic to a computer, syncing your iPhone within the Catalina OS, unable to install Windows 10 on an older laptop, monitoring your kids' internet activity, installing Linux on a Chromebook, 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: manscaped.com code TECHGUY LastPass.com/twit
Setting up live video streaming for church services, are SSD hard drives reliable for backups? The best writing apps for writing a book, what kind of webcam do I need for video conferencing? Can I download my photos from Google photos? How to tell if your Mac was hacked, 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 expressvpn.com/techguy
Best Options for Managing Your Budget & Changing Your BackgroundOpening email from an old iMac, best ways to save money online, changing the video background while video conferencing, accidentally getting someone else's voicemail, getting emails via text messages, cracking a Windows password on an old computer, 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: FreshBooks.com/twit
PC sales surge as people need to work from home, finding the best way to scan photos, improving Wi-Fi reception, great TV deals with Scott Wilkinson, text to speech options for reading email, finding COVID-19 resources for the visually impaired, Johnny Jet on how airlines are dealing with refunds right now, creating a webinar with Zoom, can I create a media streaming website from my home? Improving your voice quality for video conferencing, raising your laptop with Dick DeBartolo, backing up photos 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: simplisafe.com/twit
Wirelessly printing within Linux, why a Windows 10 machine can't see a Windows XP machine, recording phone calls through your iPhone, cutting the cable in today's time, will a Windows 7 machine still work after end of life, 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: www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT WWT.COM/TWIT
Security issues plaguing Zoom users, is this the right time to get a bidet? Recording a video chat, the possible end of movie theaters with Scott Wilkinson, is there one box for all your streaming services? Alternatives to 2-Factor authentication, video services for virtual choir practices, getting your money back from canceled vacations with Johnny Jet, troubleshooting out of sync audio on a television, microphones for video conferencing, the right MacBook for college, do you need to save a Windows 7 activation number after upgrading to Windows 10? Dick DeBartolo has a cool way to play with your food 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: twit.cachefly.com
Troubleshooting routers, removing business pages from Facebook, streaming online content, setting up an external webcam and mic on Linux, getting the Windows 10 upgrade, using dictation on your iPad, 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.
How to use IoT webcams to find a lost cat, up your music game with iFi hip-dac, how to get a refund on travel plans due to COVID-19, how to extend WiFi coverage outdoors, OpenStreetMap for GPS hiking, how to rehearse with your band online, how to share your phone's screen on your TV, using an external GPU on a Mac Mini, and more of your questions. 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: expressvpn.com/techguy
Cheaper cellphone options in Canada, starting a podcast, updating Chromebooks after a period of time, feedback on a call recorder, ATSC3, troubleshooting a printer, 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.
How to access your work computer from home, editing your iPhone pictures, video conferencing software, a good outdoor projector, why you might not be getting sound with your Amazon FireTV Stick, laptops you can get for your partner, 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.
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Comments (23)

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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iTunes User

The show helps you understand more and more about technology in every episode. It teaches you about viruses, large companies, systems that help you on your computer, and the latest gadgets. If you have a technical question or problem, Leo Laporte is the guy to call. Two thumbs up for "KFI The Tech Guy!"

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

Leo Laporte personally answering your tech questions, how can it get any better than that? From "Call For Help" and "This Week in Tech" to his library of tech publications, Leo Laporte is famous for delivering tech news and info to the masses. The Tech Guy podcast is a 2 hour episode of Leo's weekly radio show. If you're lucky enough to live in Southern California and are within the listening area of KFI 640AM then you already know how great this show is. For the rest of us, this podcast is just what the doctor ordered. This is a definite 5 star podcast, no question about it.

Aug 30th
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