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 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 / 18:06 UTC.

Episodes

April 19, 2021 134 min

Limiting external noise while recording video, avoiding duplicate contacts while syncing them, why a caller is an 'unusual login activity' warning from an old computer, transferring data from old hard drives, controlling a computer from another one, losing WiFi connectivity suddenly, computer restarting constantly all of a sudden, talking with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, Rod Pyle, and more of your calls!

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The Biden Administration will meet with tech executives about the chip shortage, boosting TV volume over headphones, what should I get for my first computer? Clear Cresent Wireless Speakers review with Scott Wilkinson, should I defrag my hard drive before copying to a new drive? Restoring data from Drive, keeping a router secure and your network safe, Johnny Jet: renting a car might be difficult at this time, is Intel still a good ...

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April 11, 2021 144 min

Good & simple image editing software for the Mac, backing up your email in email clients, 4k monitors, why you might not be getting notifications from an application, is T-Mobile home internet a good choice, difficulties opening up certain apps in Windows 10, self-repairing your Apple Watch screen, moving the closed captioning location on your TV, and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

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April 11, 2021 150 min

Touchscreen Mac with Sidecar, the end of Logitech's Harmony, Gmail on Outlook, and more of your calls!

  • Leo talks on Apple won't put iMessage on Android.
  • How to connect Bluetooth headphones to iPad/iPhone
  • Home Theatre Geek Scott Wilkinson on the end of Logitech's Harmony universal remotes.
  • How to protect your home electronics with an uninterruptible power supply.
  • Is Dropbox safe for sensitive documents?
  • How to play a ripped ...
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    April 4, 2021 144 min

    Why larger TV's aren't more affordable yet & microphone recommendations.

    Speeding up your search in Microsoft Outlook, regaining control of your Facebook account after a security breach, improved displays in new Apple iPads?, syncing contacts with your phone from 3rd party applications, can you control a computer with a remote control, a caller's phone no longer holding a charge, good Android phone with a large scr...

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    April 4, 2021 136 min

    Google skips April Fool's Day again this year, accessibility tools for the blind on Linux, amplifying a USB cable signal, is now the right time to buy a Mac? LG's 2021 OLED TV line with Scott Wilkinson, saving text messages from an old iPhone, is the Garmin Phoenix a good smart watch for runners? What can you do once you've been fully vaccinated, with Johnny Jet, keeping an old plasma TV healthy, how long should a thumb...

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    March 29, 2021 124 min

    Making ring tones for your iPhone and email client alternatives.

    Getting your company to password protect your files, why your phone's GPS may be inaccurate, downloading data from old phones, is Authy a good authenticator, keeping track of your bank activity in Quicken, is Ubikey more secure for two-factor authentication, can your SSD wear out over time, resources for the blind to become a ham radio operator, is there addition...

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    March 28, 2021 145 min

    A serious chip shortage affects the manufacturing of electronics and automobiles, why am I getting HDCP errors on my TV? Troubleshooting a Google Assistant that talks slow, the Hollywood Tech Retreat experience with Scott Wilkinson, why do my AV receivers keep dying? Should I run the latest Windows updates? Johnny Jet: some businesses are offering free donuts and services if you have been vaccinated, resources to teach mom about co...

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    March 22, 2021 141 min

    Moving photos off of old computers.

    Troubleshooting a printer after a firmware update, what happened with the Last Past free tier, good laptop choices, issues with a caller's M1, proper ways to backup your computer, bonding two ISP's for rollover, talking with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, Rod Pyle, and more of your calls!

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle

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    March 21, 2021 139 min

    Strange tales from the internet this week, is a Chromebook the ideal computer? Scott Wilkinson reviews the high-end Focal Clear Mg headphones, replacing a Motorola Moto G6, is the Muama Ryoko and its claim of free internet a good deal? Johnny Jet is on the road again, can my employer see my location information? A desktop fireplace with the GizWiz and more of your calls!

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    March 15, 2021 159 min

    Preventing yourself from getting hacked remotely.

    How you can print your digital art, exporting your tax data from online tax services, printer troubles with a recent Windows update, Apple Watch's and tattoos, bad cell reception and online buffering, ways to improve your podcast audio, talking to Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle, and more of your calls!

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    March 14, 2021 145 min

    How much data is the UK's Snoopers' Charter collecting? Streaming a church service, can I still upgrade to Windows 10 for free? HDR projectors with Scott Wilkinson, choosing a MacBook laptop, what is CUDA and can I use it with Linux? Summer travel with Johnny Jet, troubleshooting a failed Windows update, boosting low volume on a TV, the GizWiz has a LED Necklight to help read in the dark and more of your calls!

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    March 8, 2021 144 min

    Remoting to other people's PC's.

    Windows 7 security, updating your wireless mouse drivers, internet radio, converting old TV signals, laptop choices for professionals, buying or leasing an electric vehicle now and days, 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

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    March 7, 2021 141 min

    A Microsoft Exchange server zero-day vulnerability is found, Microsoft issues an emergency patch, what router will work with a Ubiquity access point? Is WPA2 secure? Finding the best home theater system for a new home, troubleshooting a slow dual boot PC, improving photo quality with a laser printer, can I edit an email that has been sent? Booking your trip at the right time with Johnny Jet, finding the right laptop for college, po...

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    March 1, 2021 144 min

    Troubleshooting a broken keyboard on a laptop.

    A caller's website got hijacked, backup options for your photography needs, running old games in a virtual machine, playing music all over your house with a HomePod, doing cloud backups on your computer with an external hard drive, why you can't install iOS apps from third-party stores, adding surround sound to your TV, why you might be getting password errors with iDrive, ta...

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    February 28, 2021 146 min

    Fry's Electronics closes its doors, cloning a hard drive with Linux, personal sound amplification products(PSAP) with Scott Wilkinson, why is call quality bad with Wi-Fi calls? What to do with an internet radio without an internet guide, will Starlink be a fast internet connection? Travel news with Johnny Jet, are permanent hearing aids worth the cost? Finding a good, cheap camcorder for school video projects, preventing kids f...

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    February 22, 2021 137 min

    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!

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    Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, an...

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    February 21, 2021 137 min

    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 rece...

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    February 15, 2021 125 min

    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

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    February 14, 2021 148 min

    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 ...

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