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Tech experts Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent have the expertise to help you get the most out of your technology. From the latest gadgets to tried-and-true tech tips, tune into Ask The Tech Guys for an informative and fun look at tech. Call in with your live questions from 11 am-2 pm PT every Sunday at call.twit.tv. Get ready to level up your tech game! Records Sunday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Tech experts Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent have the expertise to help you get the most out of your technology. From the latest gadgets to tried-and-true tech tips, tune into Ask The Tech Guys for an informative and fun look at tech. Call in with your live questions from 11 am-2 pm PT every Sunday at call.twit.tv. Get ready to level up your tech game! Records Sunday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

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@leolaporte

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English

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1 888 827 5536


Episodes
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ATTG 2032: My Baby Loves to Boom Boom - DIY Home Theater, Backup Best Practices, Corrupted Kernel Extensions & More

7/7/2024
Leo and Mikah tackle a wide range of tech questions from viewers, covering everything from backup strategies to AI's impact on creativity. The hosts are joined by the Home Theater Geek Scott Wilkinson, who shares an impressive DIY home theater, and travel expert Johnny Jet with essential tips for renewing your passport online and staying cool while traveling in Europe. Don't miss Leo and Mikah's thought-provoking discussion on the future of AI and human creativity! 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/2032 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsor: cachefly.com/twit

Duration:02:13:12

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ATTG 2031: Three Weddings and a Baby - IT Careers, iPhone Backups, Wi-Fi Systems

6/30/2024
Four thousand people were arrested in a crackdown on online scam networks. What's the best way to get started working in IT? What are good alternatives to the Windows Mail app? And Mikah and Leo give their recommendation for a Wi-Fi system that's great for older users. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent 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/2031 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys

Duration:02:03:41

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

6/23/2024
Would you pay a monthly fee for an AI Alexa?? Can I extend the connection between my AirPods and my Mac? What's going on with my connection to my network when using Apple's Private Relay? Plus, Dick DeBartolo talks about the MAD exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum and the new AeroPress Go Plus! Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Dick DeBartolo 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/2030 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsor: wix.com/studio

Duration:02:17:28

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

6/16/2024
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! Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guests: Rod Pyle and Chris Marquardt 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/2029 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/Twiteufy.com

Duration:02:24:08

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

6/9/2024
VoIP Woes, Rogue Voice Memos, and Pet Tracking Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2028 Sponsor: fastmail.com/twit

Duration:02:40:59

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

6/2/2024
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. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay 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/2027 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: wix.com/studioHP.com - ATG - https://bit.ly/3K4ax9Wcachefly.com/twit

Duration:00:04:16

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

5/26/2024
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! Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Dick DeBartolo 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/2026 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: eufy.comHP.com - ATG - https://bit.ly/3K4ax9W

Duration:02:10:54

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

5/19/2024
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. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guests: Rod Pyle and Chris Marquardt 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/2025 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: HP.com - ATG - https://bit.ly/3K4ax9Wmylio.com/twit1bigthink.com

Duration:02:15:17

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

5/12/2024
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. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Sam Abuelsamid 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/2024 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/Twitwix.com/studio

Duration:02:22:47

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

5/5/2024
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. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Scott Wilkinson 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/2023 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: Stamps.com promo code TWiTeufy.comcachefly.com/twit

Duration:02:13:58

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

4/28/2024
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! Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guests: Dick DeBartolo and Chris Marquardt 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/2022 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsor: mylio.com/twit

Duration:02:09:03

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

4/21/2024
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. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent 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/2021 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsor: wix.com/studio

Duration:02:12:45

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

4/14/2024
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! Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Sam Abuelsamid 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/2020 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: eufy.comzscaler.com/zerotrustAIZipRecruiter.com/Twit

Duration:02:17:12

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

4/7/2024
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! Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: 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/2019 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: zscaler.com/zerotrustAIcachefly.com/twit

Duration:02:16:37

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

3/31/2024
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. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Scott Wilkinson 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/2018 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: zscaler.com/zerotrustAIwix.com/studiojoindeleteme.com/twit promo code TWITecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWIT

Duration:02:22:59

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

3/24/2024
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! Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Dick DeBartolo 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/2017 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: zscaler.com/zerotrustAIfastmail.com/twiteufy.com

Duration:02:30:01

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ATTG 2016: The Space Alchemist - CarPlay, SpaceX Launch, Apple Notes

3/17/2024
Mikah Sargent is running the show solo this week! How can you get your podcast audio levels to equalize amongst one another? What's the best way to capture the upcoming eclipse with your smartphone? Why is the VPN on my phone stopping my iPhone from connecting to CarPlay? Rod Pyle talks about the recent SpaceX launch, and Chris Marquardt goes over the Modern photo assignment and assigns the next one! Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Rod Pyle and Chris Marquardt 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/2016 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: fastmail.com/twitrobinhood.com/boostwix.com/studioecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWIT

Duration:02:24:34

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ATTG 2015: Daddy's Got His New Yacht - Roku TV, Closed Captioning, Rode smartLav+

3/10/2024
Why do closed captions occur ahead of what's happening on your TV? A listener wants to know how Mikah has MoCA set up throughout his home. What are some alternatives to Artifact News after they shuttered the service? Plus Sam Abuelsamid talks about the newly announced Rivian R2 & R3 and answers a viewer's question about towing with an EV vehicle! Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Sam Abuelsamid 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/2015 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: robinhood.com/boostjoindeleteme.com/twit promo code TWITwix.com/studio

Duration:02:19:33

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ATTG 2014: Picasa Es Su Casa - Bob Heil, Password Managers, Anker

3/3/2024
This week on Ask The Tech Guys, Leo and Mikah answer a viewer's question about producing their own audiobook. What's the easiest way to get your family to use password managers? Plus, Scott Wilkinson talks about The Verge's coverage on physical media, and Johnny Jet talks about how you really should only share a picture of your boarding pass after your flight! Also we celebrate the life of Bob Heil, who passed away recently. 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/2014 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: ecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWITwix.com/studiocachefly.com/twit

Duration:02:22:18

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ATTG 2013: Leoville on the Moon - macOS Woes, iPhone Problems, Password Managers, Travel eSIMs

2/25/2024
In this week's episode of Ask The Tech Guys, Leo and Mikah answer questions about streaming local news without cable, windows management on macOS, using eSIMs for international travel, improving TV antenna reception, and more. Dick Debartolo also joins to showcase photo backdrop kits that let you simulate exotic locations in your own home. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Guest: Dick DeBartolo 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/2013 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys Sponsors: wix.com/studiorobinhood.com/boost

Duration:02:16:30