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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: 1464Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1464

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:55:40 PST

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Extending your Wi-Fi signal over longer distances, improving the audio when recording a podcast, an update from Melanie about her hacked Gmail account, the best way to share calendars so it works cross-platform, capturing a live video stream, converting digital audio to analog, the best tablet for sketching, Android Auto overseas, and more of your calls.

Host: Leo Laporte

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

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1463Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1463

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:54:02 PST

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Updating a Windows Tablet, split screen on an iPad Pro, listening to comedy shows on the iPhone, external hard drives for the MacBook Pro, making calls with an Amazon Echo or Google Home, can you still buy an answering machine? 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: 1462Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1462

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 15:53:15 PST

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Thoughts on the new HomePod from Apple, Space X launches the Falcon Heavy, how to fix a computer that's slow to boot, Gmail login problems, how to rip DVDs, using Amazon's Alexa voice assistant in the car, running an old Windows game on a new Mac, Chris Marquardt has photography advice, 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:

Apple HomePod launches.


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1461Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1461

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:07:57 PST

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How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in 4K, should you get the Apple HomePod? Upgrading to a new phone for security updates, converting documents to PDF in Windows 7, password managers, Google Fi vs. Verizon 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.

Should you buy the Apple HomePod?


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1460Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1460

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 16:00:31 PST

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Everything you need to know before buying a TV, the best USB-C dock for a MacBook Pro, connecting an external antenna to a Wi-Fi router, what to look for in VOiP phone service, screen protectors for laptops, pros and cons of MoviePass, Johnny Jet joins us to talk about a new airline in Canada, Chris Marquardt has some cool photo apps, 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:

What you should know before buying a TV.


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1459Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1459

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 17:11:32 PST

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Tech companies announce quarterly earnings, Happy Birthday to open source software, Amazon's plan to silence Echos during their Alexa Superbowl ads, using an old Nook to watch movies, getting apps off of a failing hard drive, finding a speaker for the shower, what was the first dot-com ad in the Superbowl? And more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: 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: 1458Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1458

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 17:13:06 PST

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US ATMs are being attacked by 'Jackpotting' hack, celebrities have been buying social media followers, starting a profitable YouTube cooking channel, adding Android apps to the Chrome desktop, reinstalling Windows after a hard drive failure, best ToDo list apps, using Android Auto on your smartphone, photographer Chris Marquardt talks about a new cryptocurrency created by Kodak, 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:

ATM 'Jackpotting' attacks reach the US.


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Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1457Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1457

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 18:32:31 PST

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Don't run that Spectre or Meltdown update yet, how much is the Amazon Echo listening in my home? TV deals for the Super Bowl, password vaults, saving data on an old computer before getting rid of it, the right time to cancel your flight, changing a Windows user into an administrator, now you can buy an amphibious car 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:

What is the best Anti-virus protection?


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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:

Map any location with 3 words.


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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.

Sponsors:

Alternatives to Anti-Virus


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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:

Spectre bug fix issues.


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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:

Is your Android phone always listening?


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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.


Media Files:
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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:

Controlling two computers with one monitor, mouse and keyboard.


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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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