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

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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ATTG 2020: Flat Mikah - Udio & Suno, AI & Cars, AliExpress

Leo shows off Udio and Suno, AI-generated music services that've been making a splash in the news recently. What's the easiest way to rip DVDs nowadays? Is AliExpress a safe website to purchase goods from? Plus, Sam Abuelsamid talks about how AI is being utilized in the design of automotive vehicles. That and more are coming up on Ask The Tech Guys!

  • Suno and Udio.
  • Apple Music execs reveal months of work behind releasing Taylor Swift's new album.
  • My HDR videos are taking forever to export from Adobe Premiere. What could be causing this issue?
  • Can I force my S23 Ultra to get the latest security update?
  • Sam Abuelsamid and AI's application in the design of automotive vehicles.
  • How can I bypass copy protection on DVDs?
  • Is there a thing as having too many eero routers on my network?
  • Is AliExpress a safe website from which to buy goods?
  • How can I host my own public game server? Can I do it myself?
  • What are some recommended, budget-friendly video capture adapters for Mac computers?
  • After creating a new email address, how can I easily notify others about the change in my email?
  • How safe am I using tech given/purchased from someone else?
  • Why can't I cast my Netflix streams from my phone anymore?
  • I'm transferring my data from an iPhone to a Pixel 8 Pro, but my WhatsApp information always fails. What could be causing this issue?
  • What Windows virtualization application does Leo and Mikah recommend for the Mac?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guest: Sam Abuelsamid

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ATTG 2019: Blame the Kombucha - Atari 400, Google Podcasts, Solar Eclipse

Leo's Atari 400 arrived recently and demos the device during the show. Can you use an Apple Newton on newer Macs? Why do HP printers get disabled sometimes? How can you make your photos and videos searchable by various defined parameters? Plus, Johnny Jet shares his multi-plane trip to Hawaii and to be aware that the price of applying for Global Entry is going up soon!

  • Leo's Atari 400 arrived and demos the device.
  • Mahbod Moghadam, who rose to fame as the co-founder of Genius, has died.
  • How can I extract audio from my Apple TV from HDMI and put it into an external speaker?
  • What alternatives to Google Podcasts do Leo and Mikah recommend? Plus, can I use my Apple Newton on newer Macs?
  • How can I re-enable my HP printer to print again when HP disabled my printer for failing to pay for HP Instant Ink?
  • Is it worth repairing the screen on my iPad Pro, or am I better off replacing the device?
  • How can I prepare my smartphone and DSLR cameras to capture the upcoming solar eclipse?
  • Why is my Bitwarden browser plugin not logging in?
  • What's the best way to convert DVD and VHS media into a digital format?
  • Johnny Jet and his recent multi-plane journey to Hawaii.
  • How can I make all of my photos & videos in Google Drive searchable by various set parameters?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guest: Johnny Jet

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ATTG 2018: Heck Yeah! - Social Media, Gmail, Backing Up Photos

Leo Laporte shows off another one of his recent Instagram purchases. Can you send out text messages similarly to a BCC email? Gmail turns 20! Plus, Scott Wilkinson joins the show to talk with Leo and Mikah Sargent about physical media and how often one wants to watch older movies.

  • An accidental discovery of a backdoor likely prevented thousands of infections.
  • The great rewiring: is social media really behind an epidemic of teenage mental illness?
  • What is My Ping Tag?
  • Can I text multiple people on an iPhone to function similarly to a BCC email?
  • With the changing landscape of broadcast television, a caller wants to know if Leo and MIkah think that traditional TV is dying.
  • Scott Wilkinson and March 2024's Home Theater of the Month.
  • 20 years of Gmail.
  • How long can I continue to safely use an older version of an app on my phone?
  • Is there a way to backup photos without using a laptop?
  • With the discontinuation of Echo Connect, is there a similar service or process to announce phone calls and allow calls to be initiated by voice?
  • What hard drives should I get when purchasing a Synology NAS?
  • What's a good Linux OS to install on an older computer?
  • Why are certain shows on my YouTube TV recordings quieter than others?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guest: Scott Wilkinson

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ATTG 2017: 18 Tons of Wax - NFC Chips, Squarespace, YubiKey

Leo Laporte has returned from his vacation! What's the best way for guests to easily connect to your in-home WiFi network? How important is it to own your modem and router? What does your ISP see when using an encrypted DNS server? Plus, Dick DeBartolo stops by to share some of his favorite gadgets, as usual!

  • United States sues Apple.
  • 'Even stronger' than imagined: DOJ's sweeping Apple lawsuit draws expert praise.
  • The antitrust case against Apple.
  • How can I set up a NFC chip to allow guests to connect to my WiFi network? Should I use another method instead?
  • What website builders do Mikah and Leo recommend nowadays?
  • Dick Debartolo and the ASUS Zenbook Duo and Fingerlings Bird!
  • How do I set up a YubiKey & tie it to my Windows login?
  • How important is it to own your modem or router with whichever ISP I may have? What's the difference when using a fiber connection?
  • What's happening with my OTP Auth when Face ID doesn't work when trying to access it?
  • Why aren't my AirPods not connecting to my Apple TV?
  • What does "#21#" do when I enter it on my phone?
  • A friend of the network calls in...
  • What can my ISP see when browsing the internet through an encrypted DNS server?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guest: Dick DeBartolo

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