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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 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



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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1456Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1456

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:08:30 PST

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Mapping any location with just 3 words, how secure is the encryption on Microsoft Office documents? whether or not to have a separate administrator account, reinstalling Windows on a used computer, best router to buy, is the future of the iPhone X in question? How the net neutrality issue affects people in Canada, how to unlock the front door of your house wirelessly, Chris Marquardt has tips for photography during the winter months and more of your calls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Chris Marquardt

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsors:

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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1455Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1455

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:09:05 PST

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Security for the Internet of Things, mysteriously deleted emails, LED TV tech at CES with Scott Wilkinson, securely wipe a solid state hard drive, is it still a good idea to have anti-virus installed? 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.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1454Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1454

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:07:58 PST

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What to do if you inherit a used computer, troubleshooting a PC that won't boot up, recovering a Facebook password, resetting an Amazon Echo, issues with the Spectre bug fix on Windows, is the new iMac Pro a good choice for a photography hobby? Adding more than one external USB drive to a router, and more of your calls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Chris Marquardt

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsor:

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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1453Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1453

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:25:10 PST

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Announcements from CES 2018, Scott Wilkinson with the new home theater tech from CES, updating your system for the Meltdown bug, using your own router instead of the internet provider's, Johnny Jet's tips for unacompanied minors on an airline, choosing the right VPN service, 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.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsor:

Updating your system for the Meltdown and Spectre bugs.


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1452Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1452

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 16:53:53 PST

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Android phones are always listening to music playing nearby, how to bypass Adobe Flash on a tablet, blocking autoplay ads on websites, connecting a WeMo to a wireless router, migrating data from Windows to Mac, the best place to backup photos online, best budget Android smartwatch, sound bar recommendations, and photography advice from Chris Marquardt.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Chris Marquardt

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsors:

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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1451Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1451

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 13:45:24 PST

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Summarizing the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities in modern computers, explaining the 911 usage of Amazon's Echo Connect, Scott Wilkinson hinting at something intriguing coming to consumer television, using CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software for a small business mailing list, transferring iPhone 5 data to a new iPhone 8 via iTunes, Leo's thoughts on cryptocurrency, Johnny Jet's recommendation of Airfordable as an alternative to credit cards, a nice visit from Heather, learning coding at age 50 for a career change, and more!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Johnny Jet, Dick DeBartolo, and Scott Wilkinson

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsors:

Starting the year with a Meltdown


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1450Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1450

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

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It's the best of The Tech Guy for 2017! In this episode, we look back on some of the best questions and guest appearances over the year.

  • Is email private enough for sending sensitive information?
  • Scott Wilkinson talks about the winners of the 2017 Annual TV Shootout
  • Do you really need antivirus?
  • Johnny Jet recommends a website that makes it easy to use frequent flyer miles
  • The difference between hard drives and solid state drives
  • How the internet works
  • Dick DeBartolo has a gadget that lets you strap a smartphone to your head
  • What is Bitcoin?
  • How to stay secure online
  • Chris Marquardt on the future of photography
  • Amazon Echo vs. Google Home
  • Why Net Neutrality is so important

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, Dick DeBartolo, and Chris Marquardt

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsor:

Best of the year.


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1449Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1449

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 16:51:40 PST

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The Net Neutrality decision, alternatives to Adobe Lightroom, what Microsoft Surface PC to buy, how to transfer Windows 10 to a new hard drive, accessing USB in a virtual machine, Chris Marquardt has photo gifts ideas for Christmas, and more of your calls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Chris Marquardt

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsors:

Net Neutrality debate.


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1448Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1448

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:44:15 PST

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Discussing the FCC's decision about Net Neutrality (and the uncertain future), T-Mobile insurance versus AppleCare+ on an iPhone X, the value of CUJO Smart Firewall versus built-in router firewalls, Scott Wilkinson's technical impressions of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (no spoilers), turning on the "ding" sound on an Amazon Echo Dot for confirmation, deleting duplicate photos on a hard drive, recommending Autoruns for Windows, Dayuse.com for conveniently brief hotel room stays, the source of "banding" on an HDTV, choosing between QLED and OLED screens, using ZipSnip for opening packages, and much more!

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.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsors:

OLED versus LCD television technologies


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1447Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1447

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:26:37 PST

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How to recover data from a dead iPod, recovering an iCloud password without the phone number the account is tied to, teaching students photography online, using more than one remote with an Apple TV, Chris Marquardt has some exercises you can do to improve your photography, and Dick DeBartolo has a gadget you can put on your Christmas tree.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Chris Marquardt and Dick DeBartolo

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsor:

Recover data from a dead iPod.


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1446Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1446

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:39:50 PST

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Do you know where your Bitcoin wallet is? Soundbars make a great gift for the holidays, moving Microsoft Office data to a new computer, using one monitor with two computers, troubleshooting hibernation issues with Windows 10, auto dialing on Android, what to look for when buying a refurbished Mac, and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Scott Wilkinson and Johnny Jet

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsor:

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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1445Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1445

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 17:03:28 PST

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What to get in a new laptop, how to keep track of pets with a smartphone, blocking Java in the browser, how to be notified audibly of missed calls, using a Google Voice number for texting, transferring data from an old iPad to a new one, Chris Marquardt has tips on shooting the Super Moon, and more of your calls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Chris Marquardt

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsors:

What to get in a new laptop.


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1444Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1444

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 17:54:19 PST

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What is the best phone of the year? Taking better videos on a mobile phone, finding missing voicemails on Google Voice, is your Mac vulnerable right now? Wireless chargers for multiple devices, cases for an iPhone 8, cloud services for business 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.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsor:

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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1443Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1443

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 16:07:56 PST

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Black Friday sales figures show a rise in online shopping, using an iPhone to control a Sous Vide cooker, improving home internet speed, where to find an MP3 player, laptop vs. all-in-one, clearing a BIOS password, whether or not to buy an Apple Watch, the best internet enabled security camera, best audiobook apps, how to image a new computer, Chris Marquardt joins us to talk about the future of photography, and more of your calls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Chris Marquardt

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Black Friday shows rise in online shopping.


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1442Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1442

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 16:16:10 PST

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How did you do on Black Friday? Net neutrality update, creating a website for marketing your product, starting your own video show online, streaming live video through a school, using your phone to identify art, replace or upgrade an 11-year old laptop? 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.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X.


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1441Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1441

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:21:42 PST

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Problems with FaceTime on an iPad, removing Norton antivirus, using iPhone X on other carriers, camera solutions for live streaming, streaming Netflix while on the road, apps for making phone calls without a cellular plan, syncing Outlook to an Android phone, how to scan old negatives safely, Johnny Jet suggests apps for getting food delivered while traveling, Chris Marquardt reviews your photos, and more of your calls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Johnny Jet and Chris Marquardt

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsors:

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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1440Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1440

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:25:12 PST

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The Google Pixel Buds, the best OLED TV to replace a plasma, getting contacts on a Google Home, a connected coffee cup, what is a botnet? iPhone vs. the Essential Phone, restoring keyboard shortcuts in Chrome, cutting the cable TV cord and more of your calls!

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Scott Wilkinson, and Dick DeBartolo

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsors:

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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1439Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1439

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:09:42 PST

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Sean Parker's change of perspective on Facebook, how to recover deleted photos on a phone, managing large PDFs, how to use the Amazon Echo Drop-in feature, getting a higher ranking in Google search results for your website, extending the range of your Wi-Fi, the fastest way to restore an iPhone backup, and more of your calls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Chris Marquardt

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsors:

Recovering deleted files from a phone.


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1438Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1438

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:57:51 PST

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Mass texting for non-profits, screen burn-in on televisions, getting old programs to work with Windows 10, what's the next breakthrough for Apple? Affordable Photoshop and Lightroom alternatives for Mac, deleting trial software on a new Windows computer, creating Windows restore images, Google Home vs. Amazon Echo, resources to learn how to code, 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.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsors:

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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1437Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1437

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 13:12:05 PST

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Comments on the iPhone X's worth, Facebook's facial verification for a brand new user, a good alternative to Photoshop for photo editing (Luminar), cloning from a C: drive to a new SSD, a battery-saving tip involving iOS 11.1 background refresh, one of the biggest issues with Netflix UI, and more of your calls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Chris Marquardt

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

Bandwidth for The Tech Guy podcast is provided by CacheFly.

Sponsors:

Is the iPhone X really worth it?


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