The Tech Guy (Audio)

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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.

Records live weekends at 2:06pm Eastern / 11:06am Pacific / 19:06 UTC.

All Episodes

Jamie is calling in asking what's a good security camera that they can install in their car. Ray's been getting messages that his password was changed on his online bank account. He wants to know what he can do to fix the situation? Sheryl's PIxel 3 phone is getting one last security update next year, then no more after that. Should she continue to use the phone after the last security update? Elton has an old HP computer and upgraded it to Windows 10 recently, but can no longer use the Blu-Ray player within Windows. What can he do about it? Tom has a daughter that loves to listen to music on a mp3 device, and she needs a new one. What are some good options that aren't too expensive? Plus, chatting with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle! 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 Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT simplisafe.com/twit UserWay.org/twit

Dec 6

2 hr 39 min

17-inch laptops, ATSC 3.0, loud commercials on Hulu - Trevor wants to replace his older 17-inch Dell laptop with a quieter, newer system. - Ron wants to play the photo slideshows he makes with Windows Movie Maker on his Google Nest Hub Max. - Fran is having trouble connecting to WiFi with her MacBook Pro. - Chime is curious about TV tuners that support ATSC 3.0 and text-to-speech functionality. - Manny wants to protect his devices from solar flares. - Calvin, the Deaf Blind Potter, wants to stream music on TikTok with his Google Pixel phone. - Bud is having trouble getting a reliable wireless connection in the garage and asks if mesh networking will help. - Chuck wants to know why Hulu's commercials are so loud and if there's anything he can do to mitigate the problem. - Amy's son's laptop was stolen and wants advice on refurbishes and renewed laptops to replace it. - Plus, conversations with Johnny Jet and Dick Debartolo. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, 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 Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 UserWay.org/twit att.com/5Gforyou

Dec 5

2 hr 30 min

Paul is calling in, seeing if he should upgrade his old eero mesh router to the 6 or Pro 6 series as eero has a deal going on right now. Andy wants to know if he can run Windows on an M1 Mac? Leo explains why you can't. Dan is wondering while he's renovating his house, if he should run ethernet cables through it while he can? Andrew is loving VR right now and wants to know if the Oculus Quest 2 is the best option for VR right now? John has a business where he needs to capture a lot of photos while in the field. Is there a good mobile printer he can use that connects to his phone? Plus, conversations with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle! 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 Sponsors: Codecademy.com promo code TECHGUY UserWay.org/twit betterhelp.com/techguy

Nov 29

2 hr 26 min

DeafBlind Potter provides an update on his live streaming setup and the Canon M50. Perry wants to know if he has to upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy S4. Jody is seeing doubled dictation on his Samsung phone and needs help with Selective Sync for Dropbox. Ed shares some advice on how to properly open PDFs on a Chromebook. Evan asks Leo what laptop he should get for creative work. Lance wants to receive notifications for two smartphones on one smartwatch and asks if this is possible. Angela shares an update on her question about making ringtones for her iPhone — turns out the process is quite simple! Richard wants to make the user manual for his tech devices bigger so he can read them. Marshall is getting pop-ups on his Chromebook and wants to know how to disable them. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, 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 Sponsors: betterhelp.com/techguy audible.com/techguy or text techguy to 500-500 UserWay.org/twit

Nov 28

2 hr 44 min

What's the best phone I can get for $300? Do I need antivirus for Windows 11? Is a VPN good for gaming? Is an SSD the best external hard drive for backups? What TV antenna should I get for my RV? DSL vs. Verizon LTE Home Internet Is my microwave oven leaking radiation? Small factor gaming computers for a small desk Is it safe to update my iMac to MacOS Monterey? Should we invest in superconductor research? Plus conversations with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle! 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 Sponsors: att.com/activearmor wwt.com/twit UserWay.org/twit

Nov 22

2 hr 32 min

Ernest recently purchased a Lenovo gaming PC. It's given him a lot of trouble and he can't get his money back from the seller or the manufacturer. When George takes screenshots on his iPad Pro, he's getting duplicate images each time. Victoria wants to improve her WiFi network and hopes to learn more about eero. Robert wants a recommendation for a laptop he can use for 3D graphics. John is having trouble placing cost-effective calls from Portugal to surrounding countries. He's looking for a VOIP recommendation. Gary has a Dell Vostro laptop and he's curious how he can use the Thunderbolt 4 port it comes with. Billy wants to make sure he can use MAME on his M1 Mac. Fletch wants to play video games with his son — especially so he can beat him in "Call of Duty". He asks for a recommendation for a top-of-the-line machine. Micah wants to know if he should use email from Fastmail or Hover. Plus, conversations with Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, 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 Sponsors: audible.com/techguy or text techguy to 500-500 UserWay.org/twit Codecademy.com promo code TECHGUY

Nov 21

2 hr 18 min

Joy's HP laptop is overheating and is trying to figure out why it's doing that? She tried taking it to a tech support service, and the technician didn't seem to want to help... Rod has a Windows 10 Pro computer and created a Microsoft account. But he's now looking to change his email address and sever all ties to the old email account. How can he do this? Paul has a Pixel 4a phone that he's using to scan books. However with larger books and the Pixel 5a it's causing the images to be distorted. What can he do about that? Ed is blind and uses Siri on the iPhone to help him read stuff, but lately Siri has stopped doing that. What can he do about that? Richard is calling in to see about creating additional tags & labels in his Gmail account. Anne's iPhone 8 has been skipping notifications whenever something happens and seems to be only getting notified when she's in the Messages app. What gives? Plus Chris Marquardt gives some examples about the current assignment "Clear," and Rod Pyle talks about some conferences he attended the past week & some space news! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: 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 Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit wealthfront.com/twit hover.com/twit

Nov 15

2 hr 25 min

Mark has lots of notes and files. He's looking for a way to organize them on his Windows PC. Bill wants to know if the new Google Pixel 6 has an always-on display. Tom wants to use Windows 11 without having to log in with a Microsoft account. Arizona Lou needs to record phone calls on his mobile phone. Mike is pretty sure he's been hacked. He wants to know what to do to mitigate the risks after the fact. Doctor Mom stops by to give an update on Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. The email skill is no longer available. She also discusses the implications of using Alexa-based devices in healthcare settings. Patrick has a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and he needs a screen protector that doesn't have a hole for the fingerprint reader. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, 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 Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT UserWay.org/twit BANDWIDTH.COM/TWIT

Nov 14

2 hr 37 min

Kenny called in yesterday about his issues installing macOS Monteregy onto his external drive. He provides an update of what has happened since then. Todd is looking to backup his personal files on his work computer. Leo offers some easy solutions and software solutions to assist in this matter. Taylor found a video through TikTok of an ATM crashing and showing it running Windows 7. He wants to know if ATMs are indeed still running Windows 7. Larry has a hard drive of his friend's that died and is looking to pull some very important information off of it. Adam has a Pixel 4XL, but its battery started to become faulty. He sent it to Google to get it replaced, but the replacement phone's battery started to fail again as well. He wants to know if there's an easy way for him to replace the battery himself? Kip has a Samsung Galaxy S10 phone, and as of late, he's having issues with videos playing back with a distorted image. Also, talking with Sam Abuelsamid about Nvidia's upcoming keynote and a photo review assignment with Chris Marquardt! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt 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: UserWay.org/twit simplisafe.com/twit Codecademy.com promo code TECHGUY

Nov 8

2 hr 30 min

Anthony collects and upcycles old computers for folks in need. He asks for advice on what operating system to install. Kevin can't get access to his local television stations. He asks for advice on improving his signal and the streaming service he should use. Micah has an iPhone 6S and is thinking about upgrading to an iPhone 7. Problem is it has less storage space than his iPhone 6S. Is there anything he can do? Kenny wants to install and run macOS Monterey on an external drive, but he keeps getting an error. David uses AOL as his email provider. He wants to archive his emails before he and his wife make the switch. Deborah is trying to gain access to her late husband's iPad. Jim wants to know why Samsung seems to limit the number of WiFi hotspots to which he can connect. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, 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. Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 att.com/activearmor UserWay.org/twit

Nov 7

2 hr 45 min

Troubleshooting with HDMI input after a Windows 10 update, hotspots and 'captive portals', speeding up your printers' print speed, how safe is it using your phone on a public WiFi, updating to Android 12 on an older phone, should I roll back to Windows 7 (hint: no), issues with Microsoft 365 and its collaboration feature, chatting with 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. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: Codecademy.com promo code TECHGUY UserWay.org/twit BANDWIDTH.COM/TWIT

Oct 24

2 hr 39 min

How to backup iPhone and Android, best microphone for recording meetings, M1 vs. Intel Mac, multi-cam live stream setups for events, VPNs and your privacy, and antivirus apps for PC. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, 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. Sponsors: nureva.com/twit UserWay.org/twit att.com/activearmor

Oct 24

2 hr 39 min

Should a caller use Adobe Dreamweaver still to build websites? Why your old iPhone may not be working anymore, photo organization, trying to recover deleted emails, getting text messages on your Mac, but not on your iPhone, getting rid of popups on your computer, why you may want to delete temporary and cached files on your computers, talking with Rod Pyle about William Shatner's adventure into space, 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: wwt.com/twit Stamps.com promo code TWiT UserWay.org/twit

Oct 17

2 hr 27 min

Tech goes wrong with Waymo cars and Canon printers, should I use a Chromebook online? The best system for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the best way to get over the top streaming, troubleshooting Windows crashes, opening PDF files in Windows, the best app for handling finances, saving to Libre Office in macOS, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, 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. Sponsors: audible.com/techguy or text techguy to 500-500 UserWay.org/twit twit.cachefly.com

Oct 17

2 hr 26 min

Streaming video services overseas, where is my email stored? Logging into Windows without passwords, why is my phone battery swollen? Can passwords be compromised on a public hotspot? Adjusting the in-call volume in an Android phone, connecting a phone to your TV, Leo talks 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. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT UserWay.org/twit wealthfront.com/techguy

Oct 11

2 hr 46 min

How to clean up a laptop keyboard that's filled with granulated sugar, how to properly back up Windows 10 before migrating to Windows 11, avoiding phishing schemes and checking if you've been hacked, how to use Migration Assistant on the Mac, the best antivirus software for macOS, using a Ring video doorbell in cold weather, installing Windows 11 on multiple machines and managing Microsoft Accounts, why you have to have an iPhone to set up an Apple Watch, and tips for using a smartphone as a mobile hotspot. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, 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. Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit Codecademy.com promo code TECHGUY att.com/activearmor

Oct 10

2 hr 48 min

Can robocallers have a plethora of information on you, turning an iPad Mini into a mobile phone, iCloud login issues, why a caller's Bluetooth earpods isn't working, a way to remotely control a TV monitors, good waterproof headphones and speakers, getting Google Pay to work on an unlocked Android phone, 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. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Sponsors: Codecademy.com promo code TECHGUY UserWay.org/twit simplisafe.com/twit

Oct 3

2 hr 27 min

Fixing password problems with Roku's Apple TV+ app, teaching kids to code, getting a PC to recognize a plugged-in mobile phone, upgrading to WiFi 6, blocking robocalls, using Siri to book an Uber, understanding the difference between charging levels for EVs, troubleshooting DirecTV DVR, finding a text-to-speech device for the blind, finding text-to-speech apps for mobile phones. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo. 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. Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30

Oct 3

2 hr 31 min

Leo helps a caller with being unable to enter their email address in online forms, why a caller's Apple Watch may not be able to update, a way to add Bluetooth capabilities to your TV, could a $99 laptop be a scam?, sharing photos with family, why Siri isn't working on an iPad correctly, playing music on Amazon Alexa, a photo review assignment with Chris Marquardt, Rod Pyle and William Shatner's upcoming flight into space, and more of your calls! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: 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.

Sep 26

2 hr 4 min

Fixing a PC that turns off automatically and won't turn back on, avoiding robocalls and junk calls, recording a phone conversation (legally), troubleshooting data connections while using GPS navigation, getting a better connection for streaming Apple TV+, finding a good video calling option for the elderly, recovering a password for an AOL email account, recovering domains, and getting rid of spam. Plus, conversations with Dick Debartolo, Scott Wilkinson, and Johnny Jet. 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. Sponsors: nureva.com/twit att.com

Sep 26

2 hr 23 min