Ask The Tech Guys (Audio)

Ask The Tech Guys (Audio)


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 Get ready to level up your tech game! Records Sunday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

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Is there an easy way to convert an email into an audio file? Why can't I back up my files using both iDrive and iCloud? Why aren't banks using proper two-factor authentication methods? Plus, Sam Abuelsamid talks about the Cadillac CELESTIQ display and how manufacturers are leaning in more to software-driven features.

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  • Goldman Sachs: AI is overhyped, wildly expensive, and unreliable.
  • This is the fastest object ever made by humans, and it's not slowing down.
  • Toll of Snowflake hack widens with theft of AT&T text, calling data.
  • Micah from the Airplane Geeks podcast calls in to ask if there's a proper lightning to USB-C adapter that he can use with his Shure microphone, which has a lightning connection and no USB-C connection.
  • Dan emails the show asking for alternatives to Amazon Echo devices for his parents, who aren't very tech-savvy, that can stream music throughout the home on various devices.
  • Sam Abuelsamid joins Leo and Mikah on the show this week. Sam talks about the Cadillac CELESTIQ displays that are showing up in newer Cadillac vehicles and how car manufacturers are utilizing more software-driven features in their vehicles.
  • Genet writes in, wondering what it means to "Sign In with Apple" on various websites and if it's safe to use this. Miakh explains how "Sign In with Apple" works.
  • Patch has a 2015 MacBook Pro, and the battery is nearing its end of life, which is affecting some of its laptop functions. What can he do about the battery issues?
  • Jay writes in, wondering if there's an app that can translate an email into an audio file for his mother.
  • Charles calls in with a follow-up to Jay's question and suggests using Siri's VoiceOver function on the iPhone / iPad to do exactly what Jay is looking for.
  • Ken is wondering why he's getting errors when trying to backup his files through both iDrive and iCloud, as he's trying to back up his files to multiple locations.
  • Mel is in the market for a new computer for general computing needs, such as email and document writing, and is wondering what Mikah and Leo would recommend.
  • Aaron has a simple question for the Tech Guys: why do the banks continue to avoid using 2FA applications like Google Authenticator?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent

Guest: Sam Abuelsamid

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