Ask The Tech Guys (Audio)

Ask The Tech Guys (Audio)

Tech experts Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent team up to answer all of your burning tech questions. From the latest gadgets to tried-and-true tech tips, Leo & Mikah have the knowledge and expertise to help you get the most out of your technology. So whether you're a tech novice or a seasoned pro, join Leo and Mikah each week for a fun and informative look at the world of technology. Call in with your questions to and get ready to level up your tech game! Records live Sunday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.


January 30, 2023 141 min
  • What can AI do for us in the future?
  • "How Platforms Die."
  • Moving files off an old iPod
  • Where can you purchase lossless audio tracks?
  • Is there some best practices to prep your photo and video files for better long-term storage on a network-attached storage (NAS)?
  • Syncing your calendars across multiple platforms.
  • Hands-on with the Amazon Echo Show 10.
  • Why are there several partitions on my USB drive?
  • What are my options for remote su...
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  • Twitter's 3rd party API disconnected.
  • Supreme Court hearing a case regarding Section 230.
  • Massive tech layoffs at multiple companies this past week.
  • Amazon Smile has been discontinued.
  • With all of the tech layoffs occurring in tech companies, how could this affect research and development at these companies?
  • Using BitWarden Command Line Interface in the Linux operating system.
  • Affordable devices to control aspects of your livestream.
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  • Steps you can take to strengthen your password manager.
  • Using an iPad Pro with your Mac through Apple's sidecar.
  • What are some good watches for the Android OS comparable to the Apple Watch?
  • Scott Wilkinson and the CES 2023 TV tech Roundup.
  • Could AI services like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion AI generate more jobs for people or take away jobs?
  • Resetting your master password in LastPass.
  • What are some recommendations for an email aggreg...
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  • New tech from CES, like tech for your toilet?
  • The LastPass Breach and what you should know about it.
  • How can you call in to Ask The Tech Guys? Mikah quickly gives a demo to show you.
  • What happens when traveling outside of the US when you have Advanced Data Protection enabled in iOS?
  • Is there a free upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 8.1?
  • Sam Abuelsamid calls into the show to talk about automotive companies at this year's CES convent...
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    January 1, 2023 143 min

    Leo Laporte looks back on some of the memorable calls and guest segments of 2022, as well as some changes coming for 2023!

  • I need to get Hearing Aids: what should I expect?
  • Livestreaming equipment for a school
  • Are internet cookies a security risk?
  • Rod Pyle: James Webb Telescope
  • Chris Marquardt: Smartphone photo apps
  • Getting started with NFTs
  • 2-Factor Authentication and Yubikeys
  • Chris Marquardt: OpenAI's DALL-E 2
  • Recovering a hacked Inst...
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    December 19, 2022 164 min

    The Twitter saga continues: you can no longer link to other social networks in your tweets! How The Tech Guy has evolved over the many years. Can you disable the password / pin screen after your computer wakes up? Can you direct a smart TV to default to a specific input rather than whichever device is active? How can you convert VHS tapes to a DVD or a digital file? Why aren't timestamps appearing with my text messages on my An...

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    December 18, 2022 137 min

    Using Wine or a virtual box to run Windows on Linux. The correct network settings for a new Mint Mobile phone. Building a home theater from scratch. Understanding ADS-B. Deciding between a Chromebook and an iPad for secure online banking. Troubleshooting a vintage Canon scanner. Using an Echo with a Verizon or AT&T phone number. Finding an Android launcher designed for the elderly. Leo's thoughts on modern cars no longer of...

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    December 12, 2022 178 min

    Musk's 'Twitter Files', finding a good internet provider, Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now open to everyone, recovering deleted Notes on Mac, Amazon Fire TV on Echo Show 15, create AI-generated images on iPhone, stop spam calls and emails, and NASA's historic Artemis I mission. Plus, conversations with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle!

  • Musk's 'Twitter Files' and the complexity of content m...
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    December 11, 2022 166 min
  • ChatGPT
  • Twitter is selling office supplies from its San Francisco HQ to the highest bidder | Fortune
  • Heritage Global Partners | Twitter: Online Auction Sale Featuring Surplus Corporate Office Assets of Twitter!
  • Tesla calls self-driving technology 'failure,' not fraud - Los Angeles Times
  • AVS Forum - YouTube
  • Techtool Pro 16 - Micromat
  • Gigapan
  • Plume SuperPods With Wi-Fi 6 Review: Adaptive Cloud Mesh | WIRED
  • Plume HomePass
  • Jim Salter | ...
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    December 5, 2022 172 min

    Apple plans to move iPhone production out of China. How do you transfer your calendar & text messages from an Android phone to an iPhone? What are some excellent wireless charger options? Is it worth purchasing an international plan when traveling overseas? Is it secure to store sensitive documents in the cloud, and what are my options for a secure cloud services? What are some recommendations for universal remotes nowadays? Sh...

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    December 4, 2022 155 min

    How to customize a Mastodon server. How to set up a shuffling iPhone Lock Screen. Suggestions for improving WiFi in a metal building. Troubleshooting embedded video on a webpage. Providing an internet connection to rural security cameras. Upgrading to a mesh networking system at home. Tips for mitigating tinnitus. Playing PC games on a Mac. Plus, conversations with Johnny Jet and Dick Debartolo.

  • Veriforever - a personalized plaque t...
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    November 28, 2022 150 min

    The FCC has finally taken action against a mobile carrier for flouting its robocall rules. What's the future of Intel as more companies like Apple start to produce their own chips? Can you upgrade Microsoft Office on a laptop running Windows 8.1? Black Friday numbers are out! Is there an online service that can notify others when you pass away? How easy is it to access a deceased family member's Google account? Plus, conver...

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    November 27, 2022 158 min

    Recovering access to a Facebook account with a Driver's License or ID. Hiding digital photos in the Google Photos app. Following the death of a loved one, gaining access to their locked Windows XP PC. Troubleshooting a perplexing Safari downloads problem. Finding a lost Windows user folder. Getting an internet connection in a metal building. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo.

  • Foxconn protes...
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    November 20, 2022 157 min

    Waymo's driverless rides in San Francisco, Elon Musk's possible intentions for Twitter's quality, searching for a good dash cam, verifying links on Mastodon, next steps when an iMac starts up slow, buying a docking station for a MacBook Air, and more! Plus, hanging out with Sam, Chris, and Rod!

  • Alphabet's Waymo recently got San Francisco's permission to provide driverless rides around the city. Waymo can't ch...
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    November 20, 2022 170 min

    Understanding and using Mastodon. Using a third-party repair service to fix a third-gen iPad. Saving contacts on iOS via the Mail app. Avoiding scams and phishing attempts on Venmo. Thoughts on TikTok data privacy. Disabling photo auto-syncing with Microsoft OneDrive. Understanding the benefits of paying for email. Exploring a complex phishing attempt with free physical hardware. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Steve Mart...

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    November 14, 2022 152 min

    Tech layoffs have begun in big tech companies. The fall of FTX. What alternatives to Slingbox are there right now? What to know about copyrighted music through YouTube. VR headset suggestions for kids. Why is my external monitor causing my application to crash when I plug it into my computer? Good big screen TVs for under 500 dollars. How can I update my older Macs to the newest operating systems? Plus, conversations with Sam Abuel...

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    November 13, 2022 164 min

    Finding a new cybersecurity provider. Cleaning a laser printer and looking at the pros and cons of switching to an InkJet printer. Spam call warnings. The benefits and downfalls of hosting your own password manager. Understanding how AirTag tracking works over Bluetooth. Using "Hey Siri" with more than one device. Remembering to reboot when troubleshooting tech problems. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet,...

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    November 7, 2022 160 min

    Apple wants to simplify Siri by taking "Hey" out of the trigger phrase, Elon Musk slashes Twitter staff, recovering an external hard drive with proprietary connections, stopping automatic Windows updates, spotting online scams, and more!

  • Apple is reportedly working to simplify Siri's trigger phrase
  • Twitter slashes its staff as Musk era takes hold on platform
  • Can I open up a WD MyPassport external hard drive and still conne...
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    November 5, 2022 164 min

    Picking the right service to create a blog and website. Troubleshooting poor WiFi connectivity in a home. Finding an alternative to Helm's personal email server. Tips on finding travel deals. Finding a Windows laptop. Improving audio dialogue when watching film and TV. Troubleshooting an old installation of Microsoft Office on a modern MacBook. Plus, conversations with Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick Debartolo.

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    October 30, 2022 149 min

    Why do my phone calls go to voicemail without any call notification coming through? What is Apple's Private Relay, and is it a suitable replacement for a VPN? Why is my audio coming from my phone so low? What's a better operating system for older laptops: Chrome OS or Linux? What to know about generating QR codes. What should you look for when selecting a USB extension cable for your devices? Why did my photos disappear in ...

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