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A compendium of podcasts from the Chief TWiT, Leo Laporte. This feed includes all of Leo's audio or video releases and often includes his appearances on other podcasts. One feed to serve them all.
Windows Weekly 854: Dated, Insecure, and Unreliable
Copilot headed to Windows 10,  Parallels Desktop on M3 Max, SFI Windows 11 Microsoft to bring Copilot to Windows 10 too. As predicted, actually. Last week was hell trying to figure out how/where people could get 23H2. Turns out, there's a reason. Microsoft is terrible. A Microsoft employee notably—offered some clarity on the 23H2 rollout. 23H2 is available via the ISO download or Installation Assistant, as Paul noted last week. 23H2 is NOT available via the Media Creation Tool, as Paul also observed — delayed two weeks. Canary build today: SMB changes (Server Message Block, not small business). Microsoft deprecated some features in Windows 11 version 23H2 but didn't remove any (yet?). The Windows Tips app was just deprecated too. Microsoft to remove two in-box apps from clean installs in the future. The HP Spectre Folding PC is a compelling argument for the hybrid PCs of the future. More Revenues Apple: Flat with last year, still all iPhone. Qualcomm: Terrible, but also sees a rebound looming. Surface Microsoft extended Surface support for firmware/drivers from 4 years to 6 for newer models. Microsoft 365/AI Microsoft Authenticator quietly rolled out "MFA Fatigue" relief. You will have noticed this. Microsoft launches Trustworthy Computing 2.0: The Cloudening. A look at the M365 competition: Google Workspace good (especially Drive), Slack bad. REALLY bad. Microsoft Edge 119 arrives with a few UI changes. OpenAI had a little show and is offering custom ChatGPT clients. Because we all need more Elon Musk in our lives, here's Grok. Microsoft partners with Inworld on generative AI game development. Xbox Call of Duty MWIII multiplayer/full game arrive Friday. Nintendo revenues up nicely. EA is in great shape. Epic is in court vs. Google, this time could be different. Google paid Activision Blizzard $360 million in 2020 to keep its games in the Play Store. Sony is killing Twitter integration on PS4/5. Tips and Picks App pick of the week: Brave App pick of the week #2: Start 11 v2... again RunAs Radio this week: Large Language Models in Business with Ulrika Hedlund Brown liquor pick of the week: Aberlour A'bunadh Alba Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, and Richard Campbell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: Traceroute Podcast Miro.com/podcast
Nov 8, 2023
2 hr 40 min
Security Now 947: Article 45
Microsoft announced storing their Azure keys in an HSM after previously losing control of a private signing key A quartet of new 0-day vulnerabilities in Exchange Server that Microsoft declined to fix Apache ActiveMQ servers under attack exploiting a 0-day, with over half of publicly exposed servers vulnerable Update on the Citrix Bleed vulnerability with evidence of hackers gaining access and post-exploitation activity CVSS version 4 released with new metrics for better granularity and clarity of vulnerability scores Ace Hardware suffered a cyberattack impacting servers and systems Google abandons controversial "Web DRM" proposal to let sites restrict browser extensions Analysis of "BadCandy" malware infecting vulnerable Cisco routers Bitwarden password manager adds support for FIDO2 passkeys in browser extension Rescuing a severely degraded SSD and bringing it back to life with SpinRite Feedback from listeners on IPv6 adoption, factors for choosing crypto primes, installing Windows 11, and more The brewing battle in the EU over proposed eIDAS regulation Article 45 that could ban security checks on root certificates and undermine encrypted web traffic Show Notes - https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-947-Notes.pdf   Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can submit a question to Security Now at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: lookout.com canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT Melissa.com/twit
Nov 7, 2023
2 hr 13 min
MacBreak Weekly 894: The Streisand Effect
Jason Snell got his hands on the M3 iMac's and MacBook Pro's. Will Apple update its 27-inch iMac lineup with Apple Silicon? And what the perk of fame can get for you in the world of technology sometimes. M3 iMac Review: Keep playing the hits. Apple has no plans to make a 27-inch iMac with Apple Silicon. Apple M3 and the State of CPUs. Apple's sales drop slightly while profit is up 11 percent. Apple Q4 2023 financial results. On 'Chinese knockoffs' and why Leica works with Xiaomi. Apple has plans to eventually, maybe revolutionize health care. Apple Music discontinues $5 Siri-based 'Voice Plan'. Final Cut Pro takes video editing on Mac and iPad to the next level with powerful new features. Asahi Linux finds macOS bug that leaves machines unbootable. Barbra Streisand once called up Tim Cook because Siri mispronounced her name. Picks of the Week Leo's Pick: Homebrew Jason & Andy's Pick: Audio Hijack Alex's Pick: Korg NanoKontrol2 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: zocdoc.com/macbreak ZipRecruiter.com/macbreak Melissa.com/twit
Nov 7, 2023
2 hr 26 min
This Week in Tech 952: A Gathering of the Protons
AI Executive Order, Epic vs. Google, Goodbye Mint, Meta Ray-bans Ray-Ban Meta audio quality, cost, battery life, and polarized vs transition lenses Exploring Elon Musk's XAI concept GROK AI How Twitter's declining engagement impacts content creators and prompts API use Concerns about President Biden's executive order on AI regulation and innovation International AI declaration signed at Bletchley Park meeting with Harris and Musk Epic's antitrust lawsuit against Google's Android monopoly and sideloading policies Examining Amazon's Jeff Bezos' move to $147 million Miami mansions Comparing fintech like Mint and Credit Karma to WeWork's scandal and bankruptcy Debate on government officials blocking critics on social media and free speech OpenSea layoffs indicate a cooling NFT market and parallels to Beanie Babies Exploring AI art copyright battles and the value of computer-generated works Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Shoshana Weissmann, Christina Warren, and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Nuts.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit hid.link/twit kolide.com/twit
Nov 5, 2023
2 hr 59 min
Ask The Tech Guys 1999: He's So Fluffy I Could Die!
Scott Wilkinson joins the show to share some great TVs to look at for the month of November for some potential deals. How can you access those iTunes songs you purchased on your Apple device all those years ago and play them on your Android device? Plus, Johnny Jet talks about the busiest travel time of the year! Apple unveils M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max, the most advanced chips for a personal computer. How Microsoft is making a mess of the news after replacing staff with AI. What's the best way to back up my data? Scott Wilkinson and TVs to look at for some potential deals during the month of November. Why can't I use my purchased ringtones after updating to iOS 17? How can I play my purchased iTunes songs on my Android phone? What are some recommendations for an adblocker? Johnny Jet and busiest travel time of the year. Should I be concerned about security if I'm using an end-of-life Chromebook with Lacros? Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guests: Scott Wilkinson and Johnny Jet Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/1999 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/total-leo Sponsors: Traceroute Podcast fastmail.com/twit discourse.org/twit
Nov 5, 2023
2 hr 20 min
This Week in Google 740: Michelangelo's Nunchucks
Facebook's demographic targeting and personalized recommendations Government regulations for controlling AI in the US The threat of militarization of AI and autonomous weapons Eco-friendly transportation like blimps and cross-country train trips Don LaFontaine's train car recordings Google's questionable business practices and dominance Viral courtroom sketches from Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX trial Google switching to mobile-first indexing Google's new .ing domain name Humane's new smart pin device created with OpenAI and Jony Ive Nostalgic retro flip clocks and video games Concept of time and futuristic hotels like TWA Hotel Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Paris Martineau Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: hid.link/twig Miro.com/podcast kolide.com/twig
Nov 1, 2023
3 hr 3 min
Windows Weekly 853: Ten Outta Ten for the 404!
On this episode, Leo, Paul, and Richard discuss the big release of Windows 11 23H2, productivity in Macs vs PCs, Microsoft 365 Copilot arriving, changes in the Xbox and marketing divisions, iFixit support for Surface repair, and American rye whiskeys. 23H2 Surprise! Microsoft delivers the Windows 11 23H2 Update, which upgrades your Windows 11 version 22H2-based PC to version 23H2, much sooner than expected. Technically, Microsoft NEVER delivered the so-called "Fall Update," since it was only made available in preview form (twice, for some reason). So 23H2 is actually the first public release of those 150+ new features. The Windows 11 Media Creation Tool still installs 22H2. Because Microsoft. Workaround: Use the Windows 11 Installation Assistant. Which hilariously requires you to install the PC Health Check app. We need to discuss Microsoft Teams in Windows 11. And then literally never discuss it again. Microsoft is killing the Windows Insider MVP program. What exactly did it even mean to be an "MVP" in the Insider program? Dev: From last Friday, adds one new feature, a "Recently added" folder (for apps) in Start (in Recommended) Beta, from last Thursday: Two new features (gradual rollout): System components in Settings, Game Bar rebranding. Plus fixes. Windows 11 now has 26 percent usage share vs. 69 percent for Windows 10. Whatever happened to Windows 12? There have been overt clues about Windows 12 literally all year, including as recently as last week. But Microsoft has never, not once, uttered this phrase. What's happening? Microsoft 365/AI Today's the day: Microsoft 365 Copilot arrives for commercial customers on E3 or higher. OG Teams is retiring in March. Microsoft Word turned 40 last week. This was the gateway drug that lured Paul into the Microsoft ecosystem. But it's showing it's age. If Microsoft can't get spell- and grammar-checking right in Word, why will AI work? Earnings Learnings Did Azure just make more money than AWS?? Intel stumbles but finally sees an end to the PC sales slide. Surface iFixit now sells Surface replacement parts. And it is fascinating to see how much more you can replace/repair in newer models compared to the first "repairable" Surface, Surface Pro 7. Xbox Microsoft reorgs Xbox in the wake of Activision Blizzard acquisition. Chris Capossela is Leaving Microsoft. Paul has a very mysterious announcement to make for our holiday show this year! Xbox October Update arrives with keyboard mapping for Elite Series 2 and Adaptive controllers. There are a lot more titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in early November. Microsoft will now block unofficial controllers on Xbox consoles. Atari acquires Digital Eclipse, the retro game company behind that amazing Karateka interactive documentary. Tips and Picks Tip of the week: Windows 11 Field Guide gets its first 23H2 update App pick of the week: Start11 v2 is here to chase your Start menu nightmares away RunAs Radio this week: Green IT with Mike Halsey -Brown liquor pick of the week: Leopold Bros Maryland Rye 100 Proof Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, and Richard Campbell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: nureva.com/twit lookout.com
Nov 1, 2023
2 hr 46 min
Security Now 946: CitrixBleed
What caused last week's connection interruption? Router was rebooting intermittently, but why? David Redekop of AdamNetworks explained their enterprise network security solution aims to only allow known safe connections, blocking everything else. iMessage gets Contact Key Verification to confirm new devices added to an account belong to the contact. Public Interest Research Group asks Microsoft to extend Windows 10 support beyond 2025. HackerOne breach bounties surpass $300M total payout. CISA releases free Logging Made Easy toolkit to enhance Windows logging capabilities. SpinRite 6.1 pre-release 2 published, likely final pre-release with some testing remaining before full launch. Moving the Internet fully to IPv6 likely won't happen until IPv4 addresses are fully consumed. Open source projects struggle with costly code signing certificates. Deep dive into CitrixBleed vulnerability allowing authentication bypass. Show Notes - https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-946-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit You can submit a question to Security Now at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: cs.co/twit bitwarden.com/twit vanta.com/SECURITYNOW
Oct 31, 2023
2 hr 1 min
MacBreak Weekly 893: Gray-Ish
Apple announced its M3 lineup of the MacBook Pro with M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. What is Dynamic Caching, Apple's new GPU feature? Plus, the panel goes in-depth on the behind-the-scenes of the 'Scary Fast' event that was all shot on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and everyone "mourns" the discontinuation of the touch bar. Apple brought back the best Mac colorway with the new M3 MacBook Pro. A magic number: New MacBook Pros and iMacs usher in the M3 era. Apple discontinues 13-inch MacBook Pro with touch bar. What is Dynamic Caching? Apple's new GPU feature explained. Apple's 'Scary Fast' Mac event was shot on iPhone 15 Pro Max. iPhones have been exposing your unique MAC despite Apple's promises otherwise. iOS 17.2 beta sticker reactions: thumbs down. Apple's Journal app is kind of smart — and kind of basic. Picks of the Week Jason's Pick: Eufy C120 Andy's Pick: Joyce DiDonato 2023 Masterclasses at Carnegie Hall Alex's Pick: Audinate USB-C to Dante Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: hid.link/macbreak wix.com/studio?utm_campaign=pa_podcast_studio_10/ 23_TWiT%5Esponsors_cta ZipRecruiter.com/macbreak
Oct 31, 2023
2 hr 22 min
TWiT News 398: Apple 'Scary Fast' Event
At its October 'Scary Fast' event, Apple unveiled new MacBook Pro laptops featuring the powerful new M3 family of chips, as well as a refreshed 24-inch iMac desktop with the M3 chip. The M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips offer dramatic leaps in performance and efficiency thanks to a new 3-nanometer manufacturing process. Apple also highlighted new GPU architecture in the M3 chips, enabling advanced graphics capabilities like hardware-accelerated ray tracing. The MacBook Pro and iMac retain the same form factor, but the MacBook Pro now comes in a new Space Black color option. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mikah Sargent, and Alex Lindsay Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/twit-news. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
Oct 30, 2023
59 min
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