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Leo Laporte brings some of the most interesting personalities in technology together to talk about the most important issues. Fun, relaxed, informative and always entertaining, count on TWiT for the best tech podcasts in the world. Catch all the shows live 24/7/365 at https://twit.tv/live

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    • 4.3, 238 Ratings

Leo Laporte brings some of the most interesting personalities in technology together to talk about the most important issues. Fun, relaxed, informative and always entertaining, count on TWiT for the best tech podcasts in the world. Catch all the shows live 24/7/365 at https://twit.tv/live

    All About Android 485: Samsung's Confusing Note 20 Series

    All About Android 485: Samsung's Confusing Note 20 Series

    Google releases five new features for all Android users.Jason goes hands-on with the Pixel 4a.Samsung's Note 20 lineup is bizarre.Samsung nailed the Galaxy Z Fold 2 though!Android TV gets some long-overdue updates.Google stops selling the Pixel 4 and 4 XL.Android 11 Beta 3 is out and the final release is near.Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Watch 3, and Galaxy Tab S7+.Ron reviews Dodo Drop for local file sharing.Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/2DC76rQ

    Hosts: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards

    Guest: Damien Wilde

    Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android.


    • 1 hr 29 min
    Security Now 779: Geneva

    Security Now 779: Geneva

    Great Firewall Of China, Black Hat/DEFCON 2020, Have I Been Pwned.
    It's Patch Tuesday!News from Black Hat / DEFCON 2020Generalizing Speculative Execution VulnerabilitiesCanon hit by the Maze ransomwareA vBulletin EmergencyDoH for Win10Troy Hunt Hasn't Been PwnedGeneva: China's Great Firewall TightensWe invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-779-Notes.pdf

    Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

    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.

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    • 2 hr 5 min
    MacBreak Weekly 726: A Song for Woz

    MacBreak Weekly 726: A Song for Woz

    Happy Birthday Woz, 27-Inch iMac Review, Trump vs. TikTok & WeChat

    The Week's Stores:
    Rene Ritchie's review of the 2020 27-Inch iMacShould you wait to buy an Apple Silicon Macbook? Will all your apps work on a new Mac? Russia accuses Apple of mobile app market abuseApple will not allow Microsoft's xCloud or Google's Stadia gaming services on iOSSamsung's new line is real competition for Apple iPhones, Watches, and AirPodsTrump vs TikTok: TikTok is NOT giving your data to the Chinese government, but Experian, Target, and Twitter are. Trump also bans WeChat, which will kill 30% iPhone users, and Tencent, which will kill most US video games. Instagram releases TikTok clone Reels, TikTok says they will help users move if they are bannedThe TWiT guide to product placementRene Ritchie's guide to the watchOS 7 beta: caveat emptor!iPhone 12 officially delayed to OctoberTim Cook is finally a billionaireApple stock split coming this monthTim Cook is the best CEO Apple has ever hadApple News+ is hijacking news linksWoz turns 70 today! Celebrate live at 5pm PT 8/11 and listen to Jonathan Mann's birthday song for Woz!Picks of the Week
    Andy's Pick: WindowSwapRene's Pick: SoundSource 5Lory's Pick: Espionage Cosmetics
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil

    Guest: Jonathan Mann

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.


    • 2 hr 11 min
    iOS Today 511: Back to School With iOS

    iOS Today 511: Back to School With iOS

    Leo & Mikah help you with your homework.
    Back to school: Noteshelf, Microsoft Math Solver, WolframAlpha, Babbel - Language Learning, Desmos Graphing Calculator, Cozi Family Organizer, PhotoStudy News: Flexibits introduces a new subscription: Fantastical Premium for Families. Google Maps returns to Apple Watch and joins CarPlay Dashboard. Apple releases the watchOS 7 Public Beta. Setapp comes to iOS. The MTA asks Apple to improve Face ID unlock with face coverings. Listener feedback: Rotation lock on iOS, nerds vs. geeks vs. dorks, and accidental touches on Apple Watch.Mikah's App Cap: ThwipLeo's App Cap: Microsoft Family Safety
    Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today.

    You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.


    • 1 hr 36 min
    Smart Tech Today 41: Pavlov's School Children

    Smart Tech Today 41: Pavlov's School Children

    The Google Assistant has added some new homeschooling features to its smart displays and speakers, including a school bell and random facts delivered throughout the day. Apple and UCLA are working together on a depression study. Mikah and Matthew answer and share a whole host of listener questions and feedback, respectively.
    GOOGLEGoogle Maps comes to Apple's watchOS and CarPlay dashboard | TechCrunch: https://tcrn.ch/30LdfveGoogle is adding new homeschooling features to Assistant smart displays and speakers | The Verge: https://bit.ly/2FcnOz3Google resumes human review of Assistant audio 'recordings' | 9to5Google: https://bit.ly/2DxpcvP
    WEARABLESUCLA Researchers Will Use Apple Gadgets in Study to Detect and Treat Depression | Gizmodo: https://bit.ly/3iqSoDlHow a Smartwatch Helped Me Take Care of Myself Again | GQ: https://bit.ly/2PIGOqI
    SMART HOMEAmazon's Echo Flex is getting a new smart clock accessory | The Verge: https://bit.ly/2DWc9U8Bosch Smart Home update adds support for Apple's HomeKit | iMore: https://bit.ly/33NBvhVIn a blow to Bixby, Siri co-founder Adam Cheyer departs Samsung | Venturebeat: https://bit.ly/3fMW5kS
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    PICKS OF THE WEEKThwip for Apple Watch: https://apple.co/2DMAvjk
    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today

    Show notes and links for this episode are available here: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/41

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Hands-On Tech: Acer Swift 3 (2020) Review

    Hands-On Tech: Acer Swift 3 (2020) Review

    The Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-78W6 is a thin and light notebook configurable with a 13.5" 3:2 ratio IPS LED-backlit 2K display, 10th Gen 1.6GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, and 512GB NVMe SSD. Ant Pruitt gives his review.

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    Host: Ant Pruitt

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/hands-on-tech

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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 Ratings

KDElinux ,

Long time listener since 90’s

I love this man...

I a soul believer in test the tech by hand. This man has taken to another level.

I missed the screensavers. Till he bought it back!!!

Thank you very much

TKolby ,

Too political

Leo and all his shows have become impossible to listen to. Everything is political and his socialist views are expressed in just about every topic. There are too many other choices.

mchil11 ,

Entertaining and Informative

I used to have ZDTV and then TechTV going all the time back in the day. I discovered to my surprise a couple years ago that Leo never stopped. I’d been out of the loop!

Not every show is for everyone, but I’ve got 4 or 5 I listen to regularly. TWiT and MacBreak Weekly are my favorites for the panel discussions. iOS Today is a bit lighter but I enjoy it. Security Now is fascinating but a bit over my head but I feel like I learn a lot. I listen to TWiG and occasionally Windows Weekly. I miss the New Screen Savers and hope it’ll come back someday. It was the only one I regularly watched on video, although they do all the shows on video too.

To respond to other reviews that seem to be personal attacks for some reason:

Yes, there are ads. That’s what keeps the shows going. There’s no Patreon link or begging for money in other ways, so the ads are necessary. About half the ads are relevant to me but that’s better than the proportion on tv or radio.

Politics do creep in occasionally, and they are liberal with a bit of a libertarian bent sometimes. But why should they have anything good to say about people in a certain party who continually try to enact policies that are detrimental to, and dangerous for, technology users?

And yeah, they rely heavily on Leo, but that’s why I listen. He’s entertaining. There’s a very occasional joke that borders on bad taste, although this seems to have lessened since I started listening. And I know some people seem to have issues with some of his history, but that hardly seems relevant.

All I know is that I’ve looked forward to my commute since I added these shows to my podcast rotation.

Keep up the great work, everyone!

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