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The Tech Guy (Audio)

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 / 19:06 UTC.

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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1773

Protecting yourself from a browser hijack.

Computer options for the elderly, good choices for Chromebook, making an old monitor work with a newer computer, bitcoin ATMs security, where to get good refurbished Macbooks and Macs, turning off auto-previews within Netflix, will Starlink be a good satellite provider, good options for laser printers, 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 Babbel.com code TECHGUY

2021-02-22
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1772

Facebook takes news out of the News Feed in Australia, backing up hard drives off site, adding hard drive space to an M1 MacMini, have my passwords been compromised? Scott Wilkinson reviews the Grado GW 100v2 Bluetooth headphones, digitizing VHS tapes yourself, connecting an iPhone wirelessly to a stereo, what is the first smartphone I should buy? The new roaring 20s and the return to traveling with Johnny Jet, improving Wi-Fi reception, 15 years of 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 casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1

2021-02-21
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1771

Blocking ads on YouTube and streaming music in your in-person business.

Getting your scanner to work with Windows 10, good online resources for project management, getting rid of SPAM, apps to taking pictures of art, recording online radio streams, securing your hotspot, 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: hover.com/twit twit.cachefly.com

2021-02-15
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1770

Windows update issues, Scott Wilkinson rants about streaming services' disappearing shows, privacy platforms to help protect yourself from identity theft, randomly disconnecting WiFi, using 4G LTE for home internet, Johnny Jet on deep discounts on traveling for the summer, what you need to know about MVNOs like Google Fi, good Linux distros, the GizWiz talks about the Anova's steam smart oven, good budget laptop picks, 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/techguy Gabi.com/TECHGUY itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30

2021-02-14
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1769

Ways to sell art online & Epson restricting third-party ink cartridges?

Porting your home phone number to a Tracfone, how to copy files off a DVD, why your printer may not work on your computer after updating the OS, podcasts about adaptive technology for the elderly, issues with mp3 file naming, why cell phones don't suffer congestion like WiFi, what you can do with your old computers, 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: Uber.com/TECHGUY nureva.com/twit

2021-02-08
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1768

Update your Chrome browser, are over the air updates for cars safe? Why CBS will not broadcast the Superbowl in 4K this year with Scott Wilkinson, troubleshooting HDCP errors on a Roku, controlling audio in Google Meet for online learning, do I need 2 factor authentication if I use a fingerprint to log in? Johnny Jet: Take a road trip in a tricked out travel van from Cabana.life, running Zoom on an old MacBook Pro, would an iPhone or an iPad be better for a first computer? Securing your home network when working from home, cutting the cable and getting over the air TV, the Giz Wiz: cook for one with the BonBowl, 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

2021-02-07
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1767

Getting 5.1 Dolby Streaming with live TV?

Why a caller's computer isn't booting up, moving software properly from one computer to another, when your Chromecast is too old to stream on newer Android phones, why hard drives may fail during backup and recovery, getting your computer to dictate to you, 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: WWT.COM/TWIT udacity.com/twit coupon code TWiT

2021-02-01
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1766

Redditors vs. Wall Street and the increasing impact social media is having on organizing, replacing an old router, Scott Wilkinson's SuperBowl TV buying guide, can I use solar power for my Ring camera? Troubleshooting buffering music streaming, Johnny Jet has the latest travel updates, using a TV antenna after cutting the cord, a Keurig for soda 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: Babbel.com code TECHGUY udacity.com/twit coupon code TWiT

2021-01-31
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1765

Good Laptops Options and Migrating Data to Windows 10.

Moving photos from your old iMac to a newer one, why a caller is unable to access his content online through their Google account, is it worth waiting for a Mac Pro with the M1 chip, issues with a caller's ATSC3 and their DVR, deleting a Google account, 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: conga.com/twit itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30

2021-01-25
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1764

Google ends Project Loon, troubleshooting a TV's stuck volume control, finding a computer to do taxes, the KEF Unicore subwoofer with Scott Wilkinson, how are hackers getting into my Facebook page? Is a system optimizer pop up a scam? What does President Biden's mask mandate mean for travelers with Johnny Jet, Restoring windows to a stable condition, sharing Google Drive attachments, adding a family member's iPad on your Apple Family account, the Kohler Stillness Bath 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: nureva.com/twit mintmobile.com/techguy

2021-01-24
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1763

Which version of Linux to get for your computer, fixing bluescreen of deaths, installing macOS on a bootable external drive, can one avoid using products by big tech, installing another operating system on your Android phone, are there computers completely made in the USA, 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.

Sponsor: casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1

2021-01-18
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1762

HellaByte could be the next quantity in computing, home theater tech from CES with Scott Wilkinson, switching to Linux, how can I stop spammers from using my number? Buying a mid-range Chromebook, can you clone an RFID chip? The best smart watch for checking blood pressure, buying a laptop for working at home, activating a TracFone, printing from a Chromebook after Google has killed Google Cloud Print, new mask tech from CES 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.

Sponsor: stamps.com offer code TWiT

2021-01-17
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1761

Alternatives to 3D TVs and good professional microphones?

Using your Chromebook after its 'end of life', best LCD or OLED tv on the market currently, making calls through VoIP, good calendar programs, mental health resources for during these times, keeping your Zoom and personal data secure, 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: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 expressvpn.com/techguy

2021-01-11
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1760

Elon Musk is now the richest man in the world, U.S. creates new cybersecurity department, LTE compatible tablets, M1 Mac Mini performance, why is my Wi-Fi so slow? Using older versions of Quickbooks with MacOS BigSur, private messaging apps, finding a basic flip phone for people who don't want a smartphone, sending a fax digitally, keeping your parent's computer secure, 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.

2021-01-10
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1759

Alternatives to Google Photos and conducting Zoom calls on your TV?

Digitizing record albums, troubleshooting external hard drives, cataloging and organizing your library of music and movies, affordable laser printer options, why you might not be getting internet access on your phone even if your phone is showing full bars, why a caller's Roku is getting an error for resolution, 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.

Sponsor: simplisafe.com/twit

2021-01-04
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1758

The end of Adobe Flash, finding a new NAS backup system, what is Amazon AWS? Mini and Micro LEDs with Scott Wilkinson, a good portable speaker for a laptop, troubleshooting AOL login issues, Johnny Jet: deals on flights for 6 months from now, upgrading a Samsung J7, why use a VPN? Alternatives to Quicken, a GizWiz gadget that gives you 3 ways to brew coffee, 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.

2021-01-03
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1757

Leo Laporte takes a look back at some of the best moments of the year on The Tech Guy, including a call from Steve Martin looking for tech help, creative uses of tech during a pandemic, and Leo reading a letter from 10-years-ago Leo predicting tech of 2020.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Dick DeBartolo, and Johnny Jet

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy.

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Sponsor: twilio.com

2020-12-26
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1756

Ways to protect your Android phone from being hacked.

Why you might not be able to add a virtual background to your Zoom calls, good options for a digital tuner converter, how long to wait for the M1 Apple iMacs, why your TV might suddenly start showing your photos as a screensaver, running Windows on the M1 Mac's, phones that update the Android operating system faster, 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.

Sponsor: twilio.com

2020-12-21
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1755

What we know so far about the SolarWinds breach of many government agencies, is leaving your PC on all the time harmful? Spectrum vs. Verizon Cellular, affordable NAS options, options to repair your tech, why is Windows taking so long to boot up? Do I have to pay rent for my modem? Hiring a programmer to develop an app, running out of space when installing MacOS Big Sur, options for photo backups, 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: expressvpn.com/techguy

2020-12-20
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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1754

Good security cameras and replacing hard drives in old laptops.

Has Apple banned Zoom within Apple's latest operating system Big Sur?, extracting DVD's to your hard drive, reducing or removing latency in video conferencing, keeping WiFi from dropping out in your home, why you may be having to reset your Windows password constantly, using an analog monitor with your computer, 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: LastPass.com/twit twilio.com manscaped.com/twit

2020-12-14
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