The Tech Guy (Audio)

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 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.... Show More

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October 25, 2020 140 min

Resetting a Mac password when locked out.

The various 'Office" application options available and which one is the best choice, what will take place of Google Hangouts, how eBay knows what one caller bought on Amazon, verifying if an Apple cinema display is working, has my Facebook account been hacked, why one callers' laptop is shutting off with 60% reported battery life, controlling an Aamzin Fire TV remotely, Leo pla...

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October 25, 2020 141 min

The new Windows update is here! Apple releases the new 5g iPhone 12, Quibi is shutting down, Microsoft Office alternatives, how to watch the World Series in 4K HDR, archiving old hard drives, how to help someone who thinks they've been hacked, Johnny Jet: is it safe to travel? The Giz Wiz reviews the Wyze Band fitness tracker and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo

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October 19, 2020 143 min

Ways to make your old computer faster.

Making sure of IKEA wireless speakers, computer suggestions for recording audio, the deal with Apple's product life cycles, can a modem overheat, troubleshooting YouTube TV playback, connecting a GoPro without a smartphone, and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt

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October 17, 2020 149 min

A good way to remember passwords.

Scott Wilkinson returns to talk about the iPhone 12 Pro shooting in Dolby Vision high dynamic range and Vizio releasing an OLED TV, some ways to stop spam text messages from coming in, is there a way to connect your computer to a Bluetooth radio, why Apple is moving away from Intel, what happened to a caller's photo contacts losing their names, is there a way to sync hand-written notes to the ...

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October 11, 2020 134 min

Setting up your own dedicated email address.

Upgrading your macOS operating system in order, organizing and backup all of your photos in the cloud, how hot can thumb drives get, the ways to posting episodes of your own podcast, making your own ring tone, Leo shares some great images of Steve Martin who called in on the previous episode, talking with Sam Abuelsamid, and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Sam Abuelsamid

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October 10, 2020 145 min

Securely sharing photos online & alternatives to Sonos.

Issues sending texts via Google Voice, what to do with an expired gift card, options for the fastest internet in a remote area, helping Steve Martin stopping emails from going into his spam filter, kind of bandwidth needed for an RV, a quick review of the Amazon Halo with Doctor Mom, The Giz Wiz and the Solo Studio, and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

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October 4, 2020 117 min

Should I wait for Apple Silicon to buy a MacBook Pro?

Routing audio from a Chromecast to your stereo system, SpinRite troubleshooting, unable to access my email through Apple Mail, can you clone a hard drive if it's bigger than the new drive, getting better deals for your cable service, talking to Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt, and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt

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October 4, 2020 137 min

Google announces new Pixel phones with 5g, upgrading your home network, have I been scammed? What's new in home theater projectors with Scott Wilkinson, Upgrading an old computer or just get a new one, boosting the dialogue on your TV, saving data from a bad flash drive, finding a phone with better audio, using a VPN on a Chromebook, freeing up space on your mobile phone, and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Scot...

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September 27, 2020 153 min

Google Docs comparable to Microsoft Office?

How well ePaper works, troubleshooting a 2011 Mac Mini, running old Windows programs on a Mac, troubleshooting a possible failing hard drive, upgrading a computer to run Microsoft's newest Flight Simulator, Windows 10 2004 update possible failing video card drivers, talking to Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt, and more of your calls!

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September 27, 2020 148 min

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 first impressions, online note taking tools, do long ethernet cables affect internet? Advice for getting your first computer, MacBook Pro or iPad Pro? Digitizing a CD collection, adjusting audio sync on a TV, Airlines offering rapid testing with Johnny Jet, is Clean My Mac safe? Should I wait for Apple Silicon or get a current MacBook? Telepresence robots with Dick DeBartolo and more of your calls!

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September 21, 2020 140 min

Tik-Tok continues on & online banking security.

When the 5G iPhone will be announced, transferring VHS tapes to digital, embedding GPS data into a YouTube video, audio dropping out when using your phone in your car, smartphones for the elderly, talking to Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt, and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt

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September 20, 2020 150 min

Apple announces new iPads and Apple Watches, turn off calling on an Amazon Echo, are Amazon Renewed Laptops a good deal? Buying a computer for word processing, finding Linux drivers, Johnny Jet is ready to go back to Hawaii, building your own gaming PC, are tech mystery boxes a good deal? And more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo

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September 13, 2020 129 min

Good budget laptops & fixing an older TV.

Unable to order air purifier filters from Amazon within California, troubleshooting Chromebook issues, USB ports failing on a computer, external hard drive unable to be read, phone GPS lagging, Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt, and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt

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September 13, 2020 154 min

First impressions of the Microsoft Surface Duo, troubleshooting Adobe Creative Cloud, why are VPN speeds a lot slower? Do I need to use a VPN at home? Troubleshooting PC crashes with Windows 7, blocking ads online, getting a reliable Zoom connection over Wi-Fi, are external drives safe from ransomware? And more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo

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September 6, 2020 136 min

Improving cell service in your house & never buy a discounted Windows 10 key.

Why a Femtocell doesn't help your cell coverage, troubleshooting spotty WiFi connection, learning how to put up an antenna, making room on your smartphone, see if your personal information has been compromised, taking phone calls within your podcast, and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt

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September 6, 2020 150 min

Getting started with a career in IT, what to do if Windows 10 is no longer supported on your PC, building a budget gaming PC, installing Linux on a Mac, Leo and Dickie D get an email from their past selves, plus 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.

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August 30, 2020 145 min

Printer not printing in color & waiting to upgrade your mac.

The Toyota Rav4 Prime, Linux running Microsoft Office, what is a VPN, eliminating duplicate contacts in your address books, camera options for online content, using Windows Remote Desktop, talking to Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt, and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt

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August 30, 2020 154 min

Apple vs. Epic, finding a computer for distance teaching, upgrading a Synology NAS, remote desktop to fix a Chromebook, is sideloading Android apps safe? Avoiding Windows 10 updates, finding a landline phone with big buttons for seniors, what can I do if my Apple ID has been hacked? Deleting Norton from a new Windows computer and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo

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August 23, 2020 139 min

Internet connection speeds for distance learning.

Stopping robocalls, smart devices that can control circuit breakers, solar panels for certain areas of the country, the best options for extending WiFi range in your house, hard drive options for backups, webcam choices, and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Chris Marquardt

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August 23, 2020 134 min

Vishing is the new way to scam businesses, backing up data in case of disaster, increasing Wi-Fi range outside the house, troubleshooting an iPhone SIM card, is this "bank" email a scam? Is the latest Windows update reliable? Choosing a good gaming monitor, Wi-Fi solutions for traveling and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo

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