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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.
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Staying connected while traveling the country. Troubleshooting a laptop unable to connect to the Internet, Chromebook options, why a caller has to boot up their PC twice, why Windows Defender the only anti-virus software you really need on your Windows machine, troubleshooting an eero router, Sam Abuelsamid and the OTA Ford F150, Chris Marquardt and PickOnePhoto, 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.
Apple announces a big change to future Macs, Microsoft announces the closure of all Microsoft stores, buying a quadcopter, finding the right colors for your website, troubleshooting bad call audio on Bluetooth headphones, travel policy updates with Johnny Jet, troubleshooting a game controller on a PC, finding the right drone/quadcopter for a beginner, are watching YouTube ads helping creators? Finding a laptop for photo editing, the GizWiz has a toothbrush with games 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.
Capturing a 360-degree image & your data on the dark web. Good Chromeboxes for under 500, finding out if your computer needs a "tune-up," good options to learn computer science and coding online, free backup options to iDrive, should one install the Windows 10 2004 update or no, regaining access to one's data within a new user account in Windows, 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.
What will Apple announce at this week's virtual event? Wireless earbud alternatives to AirPods, getting data off an encrypted external drive, using iCloud to free up space on your iPhone, is Sony Xperia a good Android phone? Is the Windows 10 upgrade still free? 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: GetRoman.com/TECHGUY expressvpn.com/techguy
Zoom security and Android questions. Unable to read email text in Apple Mail, setting up a webcam for video conferencing, using Zoom in Linux, streaming content from an Android tablet, Windows 10 boot issues after update 2004, 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 linkedinlearning.com/techguy LastPass.com/twit
Sony's Playstation 5 announcement, getting data off an old computer drive, GPS for kids, connecting an old Atari to a new TV, Father's day TV deals with Scott Wilkinson, is a VR headset good for regular computing? Recording a ringtone with your phone, troubleshooting bad image quality on a TV, does my computer have ransomware? Fixing a keyboard that repeats letters, connecting an iPad or iPhone to a 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: linkedinlearning.com/techguy LastPass.com/twit
Adding details into a photo's file data. Troubleshooting a newly built PC, what is NextDNS and using it effectively, software suggestions to capture VHS video, recovering a master password, best video conferencing tool for musicians, controlling your Chromecast with 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: twit.cachefly.com Epson.com/ecotankleo
YouTube stars vs. movie stars, trouble logging into Gmail, can a QLED give you a headache? Scott Wilkinson is impressed by a Bluetooth speaker, adding a third monitor with USB-C, is an iMac Pro too much for my needs? Is it safe to travel yet? Can you trust your router? The GizWiz get s ripped off, 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 WWT.COM/TWIT1
Third-party add-ons to integrate your mobile device. Good and affordable tablets, adding a standard user account in Windows, paying for an OwlCam subscription, longevity of a Windows phone, choices of broadband companies for home internet, 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: Epson.com/ecotankleo Wasabi.com offer code TWIT
SpaceX and Nasa's historic launch, making money with streaming video, is my email compromised? TIVO Edge vs. OTA DVR, formatting an external hard drive for PC and Mac, webpage scrolling issues, can you tell if a call is being forwarded? Will contact tracing work? 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: masterclass.com/twit Epson.com/ecotankproleo
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
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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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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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