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July 27, 2020
Can you trust your WiFi router? Michael in Ontario is worried about his privacy on his eero mesh WiFi router with its cloud-based management. Should he be concerned? Leo Laporte explains. Find the right WiFi router for you: https://my.lustre.ai/Rvftm Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
July 20, 2020
Can kids use encrypted messaging apps like Signal and WhatsApp? Leo Laporte explains why some of these platforms restrict users to 13 years and older and what options you have as a parent who wants to use a private messaging app to communicate with your kids. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
July 13, 2020
Leo Laporte explains how HTTPS, SSL, and TLS encryption is used during your web sessions to prevent eavesdropping and tampering. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
July 6, 2020
Should you be concerned about Apple and Google's COVID-19 contact tracing API on iPhone and Android smartphones, and can you uninstall it? Leo Laporte explains. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
June 29, 2020
Do you need antivirus software for a Chromebook? Leo Laporte explains Chrome OS security. Find the right Chromebook for you: https://my.lustre.ai/hTJ9a Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
June 22, 2020
Can you use WiFi security cameras on a 4G/LTE mobile network using a hotspot? Leo Laporte Explains. Get the Skyroam Solis Lite: https://amzn.to/2NlpQxvGet the Wyze Cam: https://amzn.to/2NhIGWr Find the right home security camera for you: https://my.lustre.ai/49UjG Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
June 15, 2020
Looking to free up space on your Mac? Leo Laporte explains how to manage your Apple Photo library by optimizing storage with iCloud or backing up to another drive. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
June 8, 2020
What is public-key cryptography? Leo Laporte explains how end-to-end encryption works. How to encrypt email: https://twit.tv/atg13Signal Private Messenger: https://signal.orgGPG Suite: https://gpgtools.org/ Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
June 1, 2020
Leo Laporte explains what RAM disks are and why it's probably not worth setting up on your computer. Find the best SSD for you: https://my.lustre.ai/w3yDW Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
May 18, 2020
WFH? Turn your camera/camcorder into a webcam. Leo Laporte explains how to wow your friends or coworkers on your next Zoom call, or produce live streaming videos for your favorite social network by using your mirrorless or DSLR camera as your webcam. Cam Link: https://amzn.to/36gDvP5 Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini: https://amzn.to/2zbVVUW Find the best Mirrorless Camera for your price range here: https://my.lustre.ai/bqnHk Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
May 11, 2020
Leo Laporte explains how to improve the sound from your smartphone and other devices with the use of DACs and headphone amps. Headphones.com: https://www.headphones.com/AudioQuest Dragonfly Black DAC: https://amzn.to/360JW93iFi hip-dac: https://amzn.to/2WJN1pDFiio DACs: https://amzn.to/35NQZ4N Compare Headphones: https://my.lustre.ai/lpCim Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
May 4, 2020
Is Zoom safe to use for work? Leo Laporte answers your questions about video conferencing software and shows off a great open-source alternative, Jitsi Meet. Jitsi: https://jitsi.org/ Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
April 27, 2020
Can't connect a smart home device to your network? Many older IoT devices won't work on the 5 GHz band. Leo Laporte explains how to connect your device to the 2.4 GHz band. *eero is a TWiT Network sponsor* Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
April 20, 2020
Is the iPad Pro now a full-fledged computer? Leo Laporte answers Michael's question about the advantages and disadvantages of using Apple's iPad Pro as your primary or only computer. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
April 13, 2020
Leo Laporte explains how to backup your Windows 10 computer on an external hard drive, a NAS, and in the cloud.Backup and Restore in Windows 10: https://twit.to/atg32EaseUS: https://www.easeus.com/Acronis: https://www.acronis.com/Macrium: https://www.macrium.com/reflectfreeIDrive(TWiT Network sponsor): https://www.idrive.com/Synology NAS: https://amzn.to/2RwYNlk Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
April 6, 2020
Slow or poor WiFi signal at home? Leo Laporte has a few tips to boost your network's performance. *eero is a TWiT Network sponsor*Ars Technica WiFi guide: https://twit.to/atg31ainSSIDer: https://twit.to/atg31bNetSpot: https://twit.to/atg31cAmazon eero Mesh WiFi System: https://amzn.to/3aNlz07NETGEAR Orbi Mesh WiFi System: https://amzn.to/34mxwHGTP-Link AV600 Powerline Ethernet Adapter: https://amzn.to/3aZxUy0 Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
March 30, 2020
Watch your Plex library on the go. Leo Laporte explains how to securely set up remote access for Plex Media Server by using port forwarding. Plex's support article: https://twit.to/atg30https://dyn.com/https://www.noip.com/ Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
March 23, 2020
Leo Laporte explains how to secure your data in the cloud by encrypting files before upload. pCloud: https://www.pcloud.com/ Cryptomator: https://cryptomator.org/ Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
March 16, 2020
Can you see the benefits of 4K Ultra HD TV at 20 feet? Leo Laporte explains when resolution matters with the help of the Home Theater Geek Scott Wilkinson. Scott's Article on Techhive.com: https://twit.to/atg28 Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Scott Wilkinson Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
March 9, 2020
How do you delete an app from your computer completely? Weather on Windows or Mac, Leo Laporte explains how properly uninstall programs. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
March 2, 2020
What's the most secure email and messaging on a smartphone? Leo Laporte explains ways you can encrypt your messages.ProtonMail: https://protonmail.com/mailbox.org: https://mailbox.org/Posteo: https://posteo.de/Tutanota: https://tutanota.com/The GNU Privacy Guard: https://gnupg.org/Signal Private Messenger: https://signal.org/ Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
February 24, 2020
Leo Laporte explains how to connect and use TWiT.tv's IRC chat server.IRC Chatroom: http://irc.twit.tv/TWiT's Wiki: https://wiki.twit.tv/wiki/IRC_Chat Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
February 10, 2020
Have an iPhone or iPad stuck on the Apple logo when booting? Leo Laporte explains how you can try fixing it by using DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode. iMore.com's article on DFU mode: https://twit.to/atg24 Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
February 3, 2020
Sonos will soon end support for legacy devices. Leo Laporte explains what it means for 'internet of things' and how you should approach adding smart speakers and other IoT devices in your home. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
January 27, 2020
Got a new smartphone? Leo Laporte explains the best practices for transferring all your apps, contacts, and photos, whether from Android to Android, iPhone to iPhone, or switching between the two. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
January 13, 2020
Leo explains how to protect your online accounts with Yubico's YubiKey and other hardware security keys for two-factor authentication. Get YubiKey: https://amzn.to/35UYfdD Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
January 6, 2020
Leo Laporte answers John's question about how to make HDMI work over long distances.Get Cable Matters HDMI 2.0 Extender: https://amzn.to/2SIBwOS Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
December 30, 2019
Leo Laporte answers Tony's question about SSD reliability for data retention on his new iMac. Do solid-state drives wear out easily? Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
December 23, 2019
Leo Laporte answers Jim's question about how to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Get yours before Microsoft stops support for Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020. Download Windows 10: https://twit.to/win10 Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
December 16, 2019
Leo Laporte answer's Darla's question about MTS/M2TS video files and how to play them and convert to MP4.Get VLC: https://www.videolan.orgGet Handbrake: https://handbrake.fr Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
December 9, 2019
Leo Laporte answer's Lee's question about drive formats and how to make an external hard drive compatible with Mac, Windows, and Chromebook. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
December 2, 2019
Leo Laporte answers Catie's question about lithium-ion battery care. Should you not charge your smartphone and other devices overnight? Get 'Batteries in a Portable World': https://twit.to/atg15 Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
November 25, 2019
Leo Laporte answers Steve Martin's question about USB Type-C: what it is, what are its capabilities, and how to choose the right cable to get data and charging. Get Nekteck Thunderbolt 3 Cable: https://amzn.to/2OMu9SX Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
November 18, 2019
Leo Laporte answers Ruchie's question about email encryption and whether email attachments also get encrypted.OpenPGP: https://www.openpgp.orgGnuPG: https://gnupg.orgGpg4win: https://gpg4win.orgGPG Suite: https://gpgtools.org Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
November 11, 2019
Leo Laporte answers Ben's question about apps, like Pocket Casts, crashing and closing in the background on his Pixel 3. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
November 4, 2019
Leo Laporte answers John's question about smartphone privacy and robocalls while explaining how to control app permissions on iPhone and Android. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
October 28, 2019
Leo Laporte talks about the difference between copying a file and transcoding a file, along with the difference between lossy and lossless compression. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
October 21, 2019
Leo Laporte explains the differences between virtual private networks, remote desktop protocol, and Tor 'the onion router.'Tor Project: https://www.torproject.orgKnow How - Raspberry Pi TOR: https://youtu.be/5kOIXWEIYZMExpressVPN (sponsor): https://www.expressvpn.com/twitMS Remote Desktop: https://bit.ly/2JapkktLogMeIn (sponsor): https://www.logmein.comRemotePC: https://www.remotepc.com/ Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
October 14, 2019
Leo Laporte answers John's question:I just got a Fujifilm X-H1, which has a cropped sensor smaller than my Sony a7S II (which is full-frame), but my X-H1 is considerably larger and heavier. I thought the benefit of a cropped sensor was a smaller camera system. What gives?Buy the Fujifilm X-H1: https://amzn.to/2Mh9t5r Buy the Sony a7S II: https://amzn.to/2MF23bh Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
October 7, 2019
Leo Laporte answers Martin's question about downloading all of his photos and videos from Google Photos to backup.Google Takeout: https://takeout.google.comBackup and Sync: https://google.com/drive/download/backup-and-sync/ Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
September 30, 2019
Leo Laporte answers Ruchie's question about dealing with a phishing email holding her online passwords ransom for Bitcoin.Have I Been Pwned: https://haveibeenpwned.com Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
September 23, 2019
Leo Laporte answers Maggie's question about running Linux on a MacBook Pro and dual booting from an external drive. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
September 16, 2019
Leo Laporte on what you need to know about hi-resolution audio music: how the source of the audio and the way it was recorded matters, the Nyquist sampling theorem, how it relates to other lossless audio formats like FLAC, and why you probably shouldn't bother with hi-res audio. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
September 9, 2019
Leo Laporte answers Joe's question: My Bitdefender expired two days ago. I am looking to the top-rated virus protection. Bitdefender was at one time but I see so many scan protection as number 1 and I don't know if I should keep Bitdefender or buy a new one. What's the top virus protection today? Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
September 2, 2019
Leo Laporte answers Scott's question: I have had my current Google account since Gmail was in beta. I want to get a new account that has a more, for lack of a better word, adult name. Problem is that I have my whole life in my Google account. My documents, music, and of course mail. I even have Project Fi attached to it. Google Takeout: https://takeout.google.com Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
August 26, 2019
Leo Laporte answers Ed's question: I'm traveling to Europe next summer. Am I better to get a camera for around $1000 or buy the Google Pixel 3? I'm still using my LG G5 but would like to upgrade. I could make the Pixel 3 my camera for the trip? What would you recommend? Buy the Google Pixel 3: https://amzn.to/328PgE7Buy the Note 10: https://amzn.to/2Zw9LZn Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
August 14, 2019
Welcome to Ask The Tech Guy. Every week, starting August 26th, The Tech Guy himself, Leo Laporte will answer one of your toughest tech questions in language anyone can understand. With over 20 years of experience answering viewers' most technical questions and explaining the fast-moving world of technology, Leo has helped thousands of grateful knowledge seekers. If you have tech trauma, don't fear, don't fret, don't freak out - just Ask the Tech Guy! Email askthetechguy@twit.tv Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guy
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