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Ham Nation 168: Live at the TWiT Studio, with Leo Laporte!
Hosts: Bob Heil (K9EID), Leo Laporte (W6TWT), Gordon West (WB6NOA), George Thomas (W5JDX), Don Wilbanks (AE5DW), Dale Puckett (K0HYD), Valerie Hotzfeld (NV9L), Amanda Alden (K1DDN) and Ray Novak (N9JA). Guests: Randy Hall (K7AGE), Mike Ferreira (WT6H), David (W6DTW), Marilynn (KE6RIN) and Tracy (WA6ERA). Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Ray Novak and more are live with Leo Laporte in the TWiT studios in Petaluma, California! Download or subscribe to this show at http://twit.tv/hn. Submit your own video to Ham Nation! HamNationVideos@twit.tv We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays the Ham Nation theme. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
This Week in Google 270: The Jarvis Virus
Hosts:Leo Laporte, Gina Trapani, and Jeff Jarvis HTC announces its Re action camera, dealing with Trolls, Google can remind you to pay your bills, and more! Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twig. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. Running time: 1:46:26 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Windows Weekly 383: I Did it Mice Way
Hosts: Paul Thurrott, Mary Jo Foley and Leo Laporte Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley take a one week in look at Windows 10 from under the hood to top user requests and more. The Surface Pen has a new firmware update and support from Adobe Creative Cloud now that Adobe opens up to touch and high-DPI displays. Also, Microsoft is raking in $1 billion from Samsung every year in Android patent licensing fees! Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/ww. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Check out Mary Jo's blog at the AllAboutMicrosoft.com. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Derek K. Miller. Free Squarespace Giveaway for TWIT Network Audience Members See official sweepstakes rules at inside.twit.tv/contests. Running time: 1:51:45 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Trouble at the Koolaid Point — Serious Pony
But the Koolaid-Point-driven attacks are usually started by  (speculating, educated guess here, not an actual psychologist, etc) sociopaths. They’re doing it out of pure malice, “for the lulz.” And those doing it for the lulz are masters at manipulating public perception. Master trolls can build an online army out of the well-intended, by appealing to The Cause (more on that later). The very best/worst trolls can even make the non-sociopaths believe "for the lulz" is itself a noble cau - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Before You Buy 143: Moto X and iPhone 6 Case Roundup
Host: Leo Laporte V-Moda Crossfade M-100 and XS Headphones, Roccat Sense Gaming Mousepad and Roccat Kone Pure Gaming Mouse, iPhone 6 case roundup, Motorola Moto X and Moto Hint. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/byb. We invite you to read, add to, and amend the wiki entry for this episode at wiki.twit.tv. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. Running time: 55:09 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Security Now 476: Your Questions, Steve's Answers 198
Hosts: Steve Gibson with Leo Laporte JP Morgan Chase and the largest breach yet, Yahoo!'s servers hit by ShellShock, BadUSB exploit code posted to Github, and your Q&A! Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/sn. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. 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. Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by Cachefly. Running time: 1:50:40 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
MacBreak Weekly 423: Pretty and Easy to Use
Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Rene Ritchie. Apple to hold event for iPads, iMacs and Yosemite on October 16, a major leak tells us everything we need to know about iPad Air 2, Gates talks Apple Pay, Bitcoin, Nadella and how Office needs to be dramatically better, Apple veteran Steve Dowling chosen as Apple's interim head of PR, succeeding Katie Cotton, Apple sapphire crystal supplier GT Advanced files for bankruptcy, is "Hairgate" really a thing? And more. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/mbw. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Bandwidth for MacBreak Weekly is provided by Cachefly. Running time: 01:38:39 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Gmail updates for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays - SlashGear
Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference, like apps that take proper advantage of the extra screen real-estate of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, so consider it welcome news that Gmail has updated for iOS 8. The new app - with the tongue-in-cheek version number of 3.1415926 - answers the big, lingering complaint Gmail users had since the new Apple smartphones were launched, namely that the scaling was still intended for a 4-inch panel. Now, though, you get far more on your screen than you did before. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Report: Microsoft Sells 100,000 Xbox Ones in China
According to Chinese video games news site 17173, during an interview with the press, Shanghai Media Group vice-president Zhang Dazhong let slip that the Xbox One sold over 100,000 consoles. 17173 says that the number includes pre-sales from when the console first went on pre-order. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
iOS 8 Adoption Stagnates Just Two and a Half Weeks After Launch - Mac Rumors
That marks a very slight increase in adoption over the past two weeks, as back on September 21, iOS 8 was installed on 46 percent of devices. 47 percent of iOS users continue to stick to iOS 7, possibly due to a number of bugs that have plagued the launch of iOS 8. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition now has price tag of $22 billion | Reuters
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, with the final price tag rising an additional $3 billion to roughly $22 billion because of the increased value of Facebook's stock in recent months. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
iPad Air 2: Huge leak reveals everything there is to know about Apple’s next tablet - Yahoo News
Other design changes include a redesigned speaker grille, recessed volume buttons, relocated microphones – from the top of the device next to the back camera module and on the side – and a new color option: gold, as previously rumored. Recent leaks have also suggested the same design changes for the upcoming 9.7-inch iPad. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Google's Software Removal Tool Removes Crapware, Resets Your Browser
In most cases, you probably won't need to use this to fix a simple problem. However, if you frequently find yourself fixing a family member's computer (and they use Chrome), this tool is a handy do-it-all method of clearing out junk and starting fresh. It's no substitute for proper security software, but it can definitely help fix many problems in one fell swoop. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman’s Name
The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right to impersonate a young woman online by creating a Facebook page in her name without her knowledge. Government lawyers also are defending the agent’s right to scour the woman’s seized cellphone and to post photographs — including racy pictures of her and even one of her young son and niece — to the phony social media account, which the agent was using to communicate with suspected criminals. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
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Leo Laporte
iPad Today 217: Entwined Challenge, Emoji++, Longform
Hosts: Leo Laporte and Sarah Lane. Leo & Sarah's favorite new iPad games, new iPad announcement October 16th, how to check for stolen iPads, why Photo Stream is gone, Longform for lengthy reads, & more! Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/ipt. You can contribute to iPad Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iPadToday@TWiT.tv. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. Running time: 1:26:45 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Triangulation 170: Phil Libin - Part II
Host: Leo Laporte Entrepreneur and Evernote CEO Phil Libin returns to Triangulation. Guest: Phil Libin Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/tri. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv/wiki/Triangulation_170. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. Running time: 1:07:12 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Google Nexus 6 Gets Benchmarked on Geekbench | Androidheadlines.com
So we’re looking at a pretty powerful beast here in the Nexus 6. We should find out next week, all the details of the new Nexus, as well as Android L. This morning, we saw a leak of the back of the HTC Nexus 9. Which didn’t really tell us much, but it did have the “Nexus” logo on the back of the device, which is nice to see. The Nexus 6 is said to have at least 32GB of storage. Now this could mean we’ve got 16GB and 32GB storage options again, or maybe something bigger. I’m hoping for a 64GB Nexus 6. With the QHD display, we’re going to need that extra storage for that content. How many of you are excited for the next Nexus? Let us know in the comments below. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Apple sapphire crystal supplier GT Advanced files for bankruptcy | 9to5Mac
Many had expected sapphire to feature as part of the iPhone 6, but this did not materialise apparently due to low yields of the material.    Details on underlying arrangements are private, but there is a possibility that Apple’s decision not to use sapphire in the new iPhones was one of the factors that caused the company to file for bankruptcy. Some investors were expecting GTAT to announce debt refinancing plans, but not to the extent of complete insolvency. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Careful with iOS 8 Private Browsing mode.... : apple
It no longer works as before (at least on my iPad). Previously when you quit private browsing it asked you if you would like to close or keep tabs. It does neither now. When you next return to private browsing mode your last (ahem) tabs viewed are still visible! - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Biggest patent win ever? Microsoft's billion dollar a year Samsung deal | ZDNet
In 2013 alone, Microsoft made a billion dollars from its Samsung Android patent licensing deal alone. In that same year, Microsoft profited from its Android patents to a tune of about $3.4 billion. That's not small change, even for Microsoft. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
NFL's Deal with Bose Prohibits Players from Wearing Beats by Dre Headphones | Bleacher Report
According to Sporting News' Jasmine Watkins, the league has agreed to terms with Bose that will prohibit players from using any headphones other than Bose—including Beats by Dre headphones—while they are on camera. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
This Week in Tech 478: I'm an Insider
Hosts: Leo Laporte, Ed Bott, and Christina Warren Microsoft reveals Windows 10, reflecting on third anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, Tony Hsieh steps down from Downtown Project after laying off 30 employees, why Apple can't decrypt your iPhone, UK just legalized CD ripping, and more. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twit. For additional show notes, visit twit.tv/twit/478. Free Squarespace Giveaway for TWIT Network Audience Members See official sweepstakes rules at http://inside.twit.tv/contests. Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by Cachefly. Running time: 1:59:24 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
The Tech Guy 1124
The Tech Guy for Sunday 4 October 2014 - Show 1124 Host: Leo Laporte. Guest: Chris Marquardt An overseas 'road test' of the iPhone 6 and Moto X on T-Mobile, the most secure routers, the difference between Samsung's Galaxy Tab models, 4K DSLR buying advice, do smartphone specs really matter when you're deciding on which one to buy? And more of your calls. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/ttg. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Bandwidth for the Tech Guy podcast is provided by Cachefly. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
RT @RWW: Facebook plans to change the way it conducts research - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
RT @RWW: Thinking about buying a used iPhone? You can now check to see if its stolen first - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Apple to Hold iPad Event on October 16 | Re/code
RT @Techmeme: Apple to Hold iPad Event on October 16 (@johnpaczkowski / Re/code) - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
RT @Techmeme: Apple to Hold iPad Event on October 16 (@johnpaczkowski / Re/code) - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
RT @Techmeme: 17,000 Macs recruited into malware botnet, with a little help from Reddit (@gcluley) - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
17,000 Macs hit by malware botnet, with help from Reddit
RT @Techmeme: 17,000 Macs recruited into malware botnet, with a little help from Reddit (@gcluley) - Leo Laporte
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