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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!

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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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    Peak Bougie - 5GHz Networks, Boeing Starliner, iMessages

    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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    • 2 hr 24 min
    2,000 TOPS - VoIP Woes, Rogue Voice Memos, and Pet Tracking

    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

    For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/ask-the-tech-guys/episodes/2028

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    • 2 hr 40 min
    Johnny Ebola and the Malaria Five - Ticketmaster Breach, Podcasting, iPad's

    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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    • 2 hr 22 min
    Swedish Death Cleaning - Doge Meme, WiFi 6e vs WiFi 7, Photo Tagging

    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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    • 2 hr 7 min
    Bitcoin Pizza - iPad Pros, Safari Photography, Multiple Emails

    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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    • 2 hr 15 min
    Exhaust Holes - Tesla, iMessages, Mechanical Keyboards

    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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    • 2 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

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1.9K Ratings

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Ask the Tech Guys

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Leo and the gang are the best

Leo Laporte and his team provides excellent, consistent programming every week. I’ve been following Leo’s programming and content since the late ‘90s when he was a host on Tech TV, and I’m grateful that he’s continued creating tech-related content for so many years. The Tech Guys, in general, is my favorite weekly podcast and keeps me informed about what’s happening in the world of tech.

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Ep 2011: Mikah, thats not a metaphor.

Ep 2011: Mikah, thats not a metaphor. Constantly says “able to” Able to this. Able to that.

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