Episode archive

Episode 1526

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The FBI put out a bulletin this week about a new direct deposit scam, Google Pixel 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9, how to change your DNS settings, recording TV over the air, will Android smartwatches eventually get the EKG feature that Apple introduced? Troubleshooting a wireless printer that isn't working with a new router, improving your Wi-Fi signal, best tablet for doing spreadsheets, Johnny Jet has advice for booking Thanksgiving travel, Chris Marquardt shows off photos from his trip to Norway, and more of your calls.

Episode 1525

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Amazon's new Alexa devices, the case of the disappearing draft emails, finding the right color laser printer, speeding up photo transfers from iPhone to a computer, finding parts to repair a MacBook Air, the state of Android tablets, smart home tech to help answer the front door, and more of your calls!

Episode 1524

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Rich DeMuro is filling in for Leo Laporte, who's out on vacation. FEMA will be conducting a test of IPAWS, or "Integrated Public Alert and Warning System", on Thursday which will send an alert to every phone in the US. Plus, how to scan and edit documents, troubleshooting an iPhone that won't charge, why legitimate emails might be going to the spam folder, playing movies from a computer on Fire TV, and more of your calls.

Episode 1523

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Apple announces the iPhone XS, merging multiple contacts databases, stopping someone from publishing your personal information, is Facebook offering free Wi-Fi? Number sharing on the Apple Watch, Scott Wilkinson and home theater at this year's CEDIA show, large OLED 4K TVs, setting up a blog from scratch, is Verizon 5G Home internet a good deal? And more of your calls!

Episode 1522

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Using a VPN to keep web traffic private, how to save money when buying a MacBook Pro, the security of surfing on LTE, canceling phone service and using the internet for phone calls, whether or not to buy a Fire TV stick, why AirPlay might be stalling on Apple TV, why a NAS might be slow, and we hear from Sean Parker, the co-founder of Napster, in our "Valley of Genius" segment.

Episode 1521

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Will Intel lose its dominance in the PC market? Laptops with backlit keyboards, calibrating your TV, can you still buy Windows 7? The easiest free platform to share photos, live streaming church services and more of your calls!

Episode 1520

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Current usefulness of the Apple Watch Troubleshooting data issues in Google Maps, getting a new flip phone for free, alternatives to iTunes, the ease of Chromebook purchasing options, using bridge mode to connect Verizon to a mesh router, advancing from Windows XP to Linux, the pros and cons of smart cameras (with Chris Marquardt), Panasonic vs. Samsung's 4K TVs, and Adam Fisher's interview with Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari).

Episode 1519

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Why is my hard drive reporting errors? Finding over-the-air channels for your area, watching a DVD from a different region, tech resources for blind users, Steve Wozniak and stories of the early days of Apple, alternatives to iCloud for saving photos off your phone and more of your calls!

Episode 1518

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Troubleshooting connection problems with AirPods, connecting a camera to a phone for streaming, why a thumb drive might not be readable, how to best protect your technology during a big move, alternatives to Gmail, Johnny Jet has an alternative to Uber and Lyft, why a computer isn't seeing an optical drive, watching video from an iPhone on a TV using an HDMI adapter, changing your DNS settings, and Chris Marquardt talks about macro lenses.

Episode 1517

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Verizon throttles service for the Santa Clara Fire Department, recovering data from a crashed hard drive, clearing hard drive space on a full phone, separating a work network when working at home, backing up DVDs, the best 3D printer for a beginner, protecting an ATM card and more of your calls!