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ATTG 2030: From Whence Do You Hence? - Smart Watches, AirPods, Mesh Systems

ATTG 2029: Peak Bougie - 5GHz Networks, Boeing Starliner, iMessages

Apple & Meta will likely face charges for failing to comply with EU rules. Can you play Apple Spatial audio files outside of Apple Music? How can you start learning how to program and develop an application? Plus, Rod Pyle talks about the Boeing Starliner launch, and Chris Marquardt goes over the past month's photo assignment of Minimalist!

  • Apple WWDC24, Apple Intelligence, and RCS coming to iPhone.
  • Apple, Meta set to face EU charges under landmark tech rules, sources say.
  • Matthew calls in, asking if upgrading his network from 2.4GHz to 5GHz is worth it.
  • Chris wants to know how to play his Apple Spatial audio files in other applications outside of Apple Music.
  • Rod Pyle talks about the Boeing Starliner launch, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch, and China's Chang'e 6 mission.
  • Kevin likes having everything on his Mac open up in one Finder window with multiple tabs. How can Kevin keep Finder from opening links he clicks on in iMessage on his Mac to opening in the same Finder window where he has his multiple tabs?
  • Henry emails Leo and Mikah, wondering where he can go to start programming an app he has an idea for.
  • After upgrading to Mac OS Sonoma, Steve gets a notification that "Steve's iPhone microphone is not available." He wants to know why he's constantly getting this notification and how to stop it?
  • Randy writes that they have a music collection on Apple Music, but he wants to save those files on his iPhone in the Apple Music app without constantly paying for a subscription. Is there a way for Randy to do this?
  • Chris Marquardt goes over the Minimalist photo assignment and assigns the next assignment!
  • Patrick calls in with a problem about why, when he's sending text messages on his iPhone through iMessage, the messages go from the Apple standard blue bubbles to green bubbles randomly at times. Patrick also wonders why his Apple Watch is receiving notifications inconsistently from apps like iMessage and WhatsApp.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Rod Pyle and Chris Marquardt

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ATTG 2028: 2,000 TOPS - VoIP Woes, Rogue Voice Memos, and Pet Tracking

VoIP Woes, Rogue Voice Memos, and Pet Tracking

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

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ATTG 2027: Johnny Ebola and the Malaria Five - Ticketmaster Breach, Podcasting, iPad's

Alex Lindsay joins Leo Laporte this week for Ask The Tech Guys. What's the best way to start podcasting? Which iPad and Apple Pencil is great for drawing? Why is my iPad lagging when using a certain application? Plus, Scott Wilkinson talks about some of the technology demonstrated at Display Week 2024, and Johnny Jet talks about how you shouldn't share your itinerary information on social media.

  • Data of 560 million Ticketmaster customers for sale after alleged breach.
  • Tribeca to screen AI-generated short films created by OpenAI's Sora.
  • How can I start podcasting?
  • What's the easiest way to pull a plethora of photos off your iPhone and to store these photos?
  • Scott Wilkinson and Display Week 2024.
  • What apps are available to listen to radio stations on a vehicle with an infotainment system running Android Automotive OS?
  • What's the best iPad & pencil for drawing?
  • Johnny Jet and why you shouldn't share pictures of your itinerary online.
  • I have a telestration setup at home with my iPad and Video Pencil, but how can I reduce the lag on my iPad when using the software?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay

Guests: Scott Wilkinson and Johnny Jet

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ATTG 2026: Swedish Death Cleaning - Doge Meme, WiFi 6e vs WiFi 7, Photo Tagging

Congress recently made it nearly impossible to track private jets. Is WiFi 7 worth buying into right now? What resources are out there to help with the process of building a computer? How can I tag and organize photos based on the date taken? Plus, Dick DeBartolo stops by to share some LED lights that he loves and can magnetically stick to metal surfaces!

  • Kabosu, Shiba Inu dog who inspired 'Doge' meme, dies at 18.
  • Congress just made it basically impossible to track Taylor Swift's private jet.
  • U.S. screens record 2.95 million airline passengers in single day.
  • Is there a way to pinpoint an issue causing my Safari browser not to work?
  • Is WiFi 7 a worthwhile upgrade for better data transfer between my NAS and computer?
  • Are there AI note-taking tools that can effectively summarize notes from a meeting and are not as costly?
  • Dick DeBartolo and the motion sensor LED light pucks!
  • Can I tag photos based on dates?
  • Leo shows off the mini Bluetooth keyboard he recommended for a viewer last week to use with your iPad. What does Leo think of the device?
  • Are there tools out there that can organize photos of one person by date of older to newer?
  • What resources are out there to help with the process of building a computer?
  • How can I determine which custom ringtones are set to my contacts on my cellphone?
  • Why are my Edge browser profiles not syncing across my various devices?
  • How can I make a searchable database for my podcast?
  • What's the easiest way to create annotations for my videos on my iPad?
  • Could the Framework laptops be a good choice for running AI models locally?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Dick DeBartolo

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ATTG 2025: Bitcoin Pizza - iPad Pros, Safari Photography, Multiple Emails

This week is Bitcoin Pizza Day, celebrating the anniversary of someone paying 10,000 bitcoin for two pizzas in the first Bitcoin transaction. What's the best way to manage multiple email accounts? Are there simple remote controllers one can use with an iPad? Plus, Rod Pyle talks about the recent Blue Origin flight, and Chris Marquardt goes over the Tough assignment.

  • Bitcoin Pizza Day is this week.
  • Mikah and Leo got their new iPad Pro's
  • Is there a screen protector for my 15-inch laptop that can reduce glare and block blue light from the screen?
  • Rod Pyle & the Blue Origin flight.
  • What's a good point-and-shoot camera to take on a safari trip?
  • What's going on with various companies & even states handling the privacy of their users?
  • Can you merge Google Workspace emails with a personal Gmail account? What's the best way to manage multiple email addresses from one central location?
  • Chris Marquardt & the 'tough' assignment. The next assignment is 'minimalist.'
  • A previous caller recommends some new books for Leo and Mikah.
  • Are there remote controllers you can use with an iPad?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Rod Pyle and Chris Marquardt

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ATTG 2024: Exhaust Holes - Tesla, iMessages, Mechanical Keyboards

Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent ask Sam Abuelsamid of the Wheel Bearings podcast what is going on at Tesla following Elon's dismissal of the supercharger team. Can you completely silence a group message in iMessage for a selected period? Is there a device that can automatically reboot a router following a network failure? Leo, Mikah, and others at TWiT also start talking about mechanical keyboards and their preferences following a listener's question about them.

  • Apple nears deal with OpenAI to put ChatGPT on iPhone.
  • Is the VPN security flaw following the Option 121 vulnerability a big issue after Steve Gibson's report on it?
  • Sam Abuelsamid and what happened with the Tesla Supercharger team.
  • A caller gives their recommendation for DeleteMe (a sponsor on the TWiT network).
  • What WiFi system do Leo and Mikah recommend for a 7000 sq ft house with multiple levels?
  • Is there a comparable service to ComiXology that can help sort comic books into different categories easily and quickly?
  • Can you silence a group message in iMessage during a selected period?
  • Are there devices that can automatically reboot a router?
  • Are there mechanical keyboards that closely mimic an old IBM Selectric typewriter?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guest: Sam Abuelsamid

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ATTG 2023: Choco Tacos for Cinco de Mayo - Sony 2024 TV's, HDMI Cables, Safari Browser

The people are pushing for the ban of TikTok within the U.S. Trying to use your WiFi network while on your mobile hotspot. Why is my Safari browser constantly crashing on start up? Be aware when purchasing SD cards on websites like Amazon. What happens with data that is stored in your iCloud but not on your phone? Plus, Scott Wilkinson stops by to talk about the new TVs Sony announced recently.

  • Arc Browser available for Windows.
  • Heat Death of the Internet.
  • Apple reports second quarter results.
  • Meet the powerful tech insiders behind the push to ban TikTok
  • Can you use a WiFi network when using a hotspot on the AT&T network?
  • Scott Wilkinson and Sony's 2024 TV's.
  • A caller suggests some novels for Leo & Mikah to read.
  • A follow-up question to last week's show about images stored within BitWarden and the idea of a "secure delete."
  • Talking about the AT&T security breach that happened recently.
  • How does the iPhone manage files & data on your phone and within iCloud when handling older files and data from a previous iPhone?
  • After upgrading to Sonoma OS on my Mac, why is the Safari browser constantly crashing on startup for me?
  • How can I know when I'm purchasing a legitimate SD card on websites like Amazon?
  • Are there any bank institutions that offer 2FA through applications such as Authy or Google Authenticator rather than text messages?
  • How can I block outgoing traffic from Amazon's Alexa on my Ubiquiti network?
  • If I have a bunch of HDMI cables from over the years, how can I test the cables to tell which is HDMI 1.0 and the other is HDMI 2.0?
  • Why is my Windows Start menu disappearing after my machine goes to sleep mode?
  • What's the best way to encrypt a USB drive?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guest: Scott Wilkinson

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ATTG 2022: Which Wife? - TikTok's U.S. Ban, Off-Site Backups, AirPrint

TikTok will be banned within the U.S. in nine months unless Bytedance divests, but now the government may be seeking to ban another popular Chinese product within the country. Why are a caller's photo uploads to Instagram failing? How can I get Siri to stop bringing up duplicate contacts when using it? Plus, Dick DeBartolo brings some exciting gadgets to the show, and Chris Marquardt goes over the Power photo assignment!

  • Banning TikTok just puts a Band-Aid over social media's problems.
  • Many people say their Apple IDs were inexplicably reset last night.
  • A Chinese firm Is America's favorite drone maker. Except in Washington.
  • With YouTube booming, podcast creators get camera-ready.
  • What off-site backup options do Leo and Mikah like the most?
  • Troubleshooting why a sound bar is no longer connecting to a caller's WiFi network automatically.
  • Dick DeBartolo and the semi-smart lightbulb.
  • Why are my photos failing to upload to Instagram?
  • Is there an app that can allow me to send the same pre-recorded voicemail to those that I call?
  • How can I get Siri to stop bringing up multiple instances of one contact when using the digital assistant?
  • Is there a way to securely open JPGs within BItwarden without re-downloading it or opening the image externally?
  • Why is my iPhone 11 unable to connect to my printer?
  • Chris Marquardt and the Powerful assignment review.
  • Why is the quality of my audio so poor when streaming through Xfinity?
  • Is it time to upgrade my Intel iMac to the most recent Mac mini? Should I wait for Apple to refresh the Mac minis later this year?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Dick DeBartolo and Chris Marquardt

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ATTG 2021: Warp Glorp - Voyager's Legacy, TikTok's Future, and the Power of Local AI

Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent dive into a variety of engaging tech topics, from controversial phone bans in schools to the future of AI and data privacy. The duo also tackles listener questions on VPNs, mobile hotspots, Apple App Store subscriptions, and more. Special guest Rod Pyle joins to discuss the latest updates on Voyager 1 and the Mars Sample Return mission.

  • Mobile Phones in Schools: Leo and Mikah discuss the growing controversy around schools banning phones to prevent students from being distracted in class, despite parents' concerns about wanting to stay connected with their children.
  • Biometric Security and Privacy: A recent court ruling determined that police officers can compel suspects to unlock their phones using biometric data like fingerprints, sparking a debate about privacy rights and the Fifth Amendment.
  • TikTok Ban Passes in the House Again: The hosts examine the implications of the U.S. House of Representatives once again passing a ban on TikTok, which is now headed to the Senate as part of a foreign aid package.
  • John asks how to ensure that a VPN is truly protecting his privacy, and Leo explains the importance of trust in a connected world.
  • Eric inquires about using NFC chips to log onto Wi-Fi networks with an iPhone, and Mikah clarifies that this feature is not currently available on iOS devices.
  • Limitless: Leo pre-ordered a new wearable device called Limitless, which uses AI to record and transcribe conversations while respecting privacy by requiring consent from participants.
  • Space expert Rod Pyle joins the show to discuss the latest developments with Voyager 1's corrupted memory and NASA's decision to cut ties with JPL for the Mars sample return mission due to cost and time concerns.
  • Dan experiences issues with his mobile hotspot disconnecting when using his computer, and the hosts troubleshoot potential solutions, including checking for metered connections and power-saving settings.
  • Fernando inquires about running local AI models for his work at a hospital, and Leo provides insight into retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) and various open-source AI options like Dot.
  • Tim asks about using multiple payment methods for Apple App Store subscriptions, and Mikah explains the workaround of manually reordering payment methods.
  • Steve wants to move his photos from Google Photos to a hard drive, and Leo recommends using Mylio to easily import and manage the photos from Google Takeout.
  • A listener, also named Tim, asks for recommendations on moving their DNS hosting away from Google while still supporting dynamic DNS updates, and the hosts suggest using Cloudflare or a router with built-in dynamic DNS support.
  • Shelly experiences issues with mismatched drive sizes when attempting to clone her hard drives, and Leo advises using a sector-by-sector copying tool or rsync for more precise duplication.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

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