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AI Wars, NFL on Netflix & Tech Accessibility
Yesterday
AI Wars, NFL on Netflix & Tech Accessibility
Rich talks about the AI war between ChatGPT and Google.Manny in Covina wants to know how much an old computer textbook is worth.Netflix signed a three-year deal with the NFL; they’ll start by showing two games on Christmas Day 2024.Mark in San Diego is getting rid of DSL and wants to know if Internet Air is reliable. Rich says to compare what’s available in his area using SpeedTest’s ISP tool. Also, check to see what the AT&T internet speed is on your smartphone using Fast.com or an app called Meteor.Twitter has completed its rebranding to X.com, and now all URLs point to X.Microsoft’s Free PC Manager makes it easy to free up storage space, clear cache and find duplicate files.Kathy in Orange County can’t find the voice input on her keyboard ever since she updated her Samsung phone.Kate wants to know about traveling to the UK. The best apps for taxi rides, walking tours and a guided Beatles tour. Rich recommends checking out Mindtrip.AI and GuideGeek.AI for the answers. Google is also launching an AI trip planner soon.Samsung, Google and Apple all have new accessibility features.Angie in Los Angeles is looking for a simple phone for an 80-year-old family member. Rich mentioned looking at dumbwireless for ideas, blindshell phones and Samsung’s Easy Mode.Wen in Yorba Linda wants to know if they should use an iPad Air, iPad or MacBook Air M1 for general web browsing.Rick in Torrance wants to know if the Pixel Watch 2 is suitable for heart rate monitoring.C. Scott Brown, Senior Editor at Android Authority, will discuss Google IO 2024.Hugo shared an update about the Sonos app redesign.Linda in Burbank says her landline is vital. California might not approve AT&T’s application to end its Carrier of Last Resort designation.Rich mentioned a handy website with working promo codes called SimplyCodes.Rich discussed various tools to help you “listen” to articles on your phone including the free ElevenLabs Reader app, plus Pocket, Speechify, Google Reading Mode for Android and Safari’s Listen to Page. You can also ask Siri to “read this” while on an article.John in Utica, NY was wondering how to see when a file was created vs modified.Jenny Blackburn, VP of UX for Gemini Experiences and Google Assistant, explains how to use Google Gemini AI assistant. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Apple's New iPads & A Free Cell Phone Plan
1w ago
Apple's New iPads & A Free Cell Phone Plan
Rich remembers his colleague Sam Rubin.Apple unveiled new iPads at an event called Let Loose. We saw new iPad Air and Pro models, a new Apple Pencil Pro, and updated Final Cut and Logic Pro apps.Jeff, in Fort Worth, Texas, is trying to connect LED lights that use 2.4 GHz to his Google Nest Wifi.Chris Sheldrick, creator of the app What3words, will explain how to use it to tell someone your exact location using simple words.Samsung is rolling out Galaxy AI features to more devices, including the S22 Series, the Z Flip 4, the Z Fold4, and Tab S8.John in Lake Forest and his Mom is addicted to home shopping channels. Is there is a way to restrict them. Rich says to check parental controls on the device.Serphane in Studio City wants a TV with dedicated bright and dim buttons. Rich says a universal remote might do the trick to quickly change the settings.Marcel in Brooklyn wants to know how to lock down his social media accounts like Instagram. Rich recommends being aware of scam messages trying to hijack your password and turning on two-factor authentication using an app.Craig in Iowa wants to know how to find the AI features on his Samsung S24 phone.Brad in West Los Angeles wants to know how to connect the iPhone 15 in Europe.WSJ says T-Mobile and Verizon are in talks to split up U.S. Cellular towers and spectrum.Eli Blumenthal of CNET joined to explain how your cell phone carrier tracks you and how to change that.Rich in Colorado Springs wants to know when to use a VPN.Linda in Burbank wants to know what will happen to the MVNO carriers when there are just three big networks in the United States.Rich talked about Moms and technology, 47% own a smartwatch, 43% listen to a podcast weekly and spend an average of 4 hours and 4 minutes online daily.Textnow has an interesting new plan called Free Essential Data, which gives you free access to text, talk, and essential data for email, maps, and rideshare apps.Google unveils the Pixel 8a for $500 and it gets seven years of software updates.Olga wants to know how to get her phone un-hacked. Rich mentioned Recovery Mode.Gary in Laguna Nigel has an Amazfit watch and wants to know if he can use it without his phone nearby.Allconnect has a great article about 5G Home Internet explained!Michael Motamedi will talk about how he traveled the world for a year using AI from GuideGeek.Disney, Hulu and Max will have a bundle soon.Apple releases a security update for iTunes on Windows.Don’t fall for the Stolen iPhone Activation Lock Scam.Richard in Hilton, NY recommended the New bee earpiece. He said he paid $10 and it sounds great. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Cloaked Calls & AI Checkouts
May 4 2024
Cloaked Calls & AI Checkouts
Rich opens the mailbag to answer listener questions.Victor asked if Apple will introduce a new iPad Pro this year. Rich says Apple’s Let Loose event on May 7 is expected to unveil new models.Tish asks if she should use AT&T Internet Air or Spectrum Fiber at 1 gigabit speed.Michael, who is in Kentucky, asks how to hide his real phone number when signing up for services. Rich mentioned Cloaked, Burner App, T-Mobile DIGITS, Verizon’s Second Number and Google Voice.Sue asked why she and her significant other’s iPhone accounts seemed intertwined. Rich says to set up separate Apple IDs but link them up using Apple Family Sharing.Bonnie in Santa Barbara wonders if she should switch from faster to slower internet to save money.Brian Chesky, co-founder of Airbnb, and Jay Carney, who leads public policy, will talk about their new icons offering and more.Sara in Ventura has mistakenly locked up her phone and can’t access her two-factor authentication codes.T-Mobile now owns Mint Mobile.Roku devices will soon have home screen ads.Kathy in Laguna Niguel wants to know if she should pay to replace the modem on her solar system or connect it using a wired connection.Sam’s Club is replacing receipt checkers at the exit doors with AI and computer vision to do the job automatically.Jack Winston, founder of BePresent, discusses how the app can help users use their smartphones less.John says he’s running out of space on his hard drive and wants to know how to free up storage. Rich mentioned BleachBit and WinDirStat. You could also change the default storage location for documents.LinkedIn now has three new games: Crossclimb, Pinpoint and Queens.Brad in Key West says he lost photos on his iPhone during a recent software update. Rich mentioned checking the Recently Deleted album in the Photos App and backing up photos to a third-party service like Amazon Photos, Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Photos.UnitedHealthcare says 1/3 of Americans might be involved in their data breach.Anthropic releases Claude AI as a free app for iOS.John in Bakersfield had online banking fraud and needs help.John Faulkner of Clean Fleet Report will join to give a review of the all-electric Acura ZDX.Mindtrip.AI is a new way to use AI to plan travel.The popular Arc web browser is now available on Windows.Shaka Guide is an app that turns your smartphone into a GPS audio guide for places around Hawaii, national parks and scenic drives. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Faster Wi-Fi on Planes & What to Do When Your Personal Info Is Leaked
Apr 27 2024
Faster Wi-Fi on Planes & What to Do When Your Personal Info Is Leaked
Rich talked about his experience using high-speed Starlink internet on Hawaiian Airlines.Perry in Glendale needs help with his Outlook. Rich says to check the Spectrum settings here.Ryan Ozawa, Native Hawaiian tech journalist and publisher of the Hawaii Bulletin, will talk about the startup scene in Hawaii.Some Apple users were unexpectedly logged out of their accounts, forcing them to reset their passwords to get back in.Rosemary in Fontana has an issue with her Fire TV stick remote.President Biden signed a law that forces TikTok to be sold to a U.S. company or face a ban.Jose in Santa Clara wants to know if he should update his router firmware.The rumor mill says Samsung’s next Unpacked event will be held in Paris on July 10, 2024.JR Raphael, tech writer and author of the Android Intelligence newsletter. JR recommended the BuzzKill app for managing Android notifications.Apple’s next event is set for May 7. The invitation says Let Loose, and it’s expected to focus on new iPads.Verizon is hiking the price of smartwatch plans by $5 a month starting June 3, 2024.Rick in San Diego is curious about the security of the permissions apps ask for on your phone.Diana in Covina asks about password manager recommendations. Rich mentioned iCloud Keychain, Google Password Manager, Bitwarden, Dashlane and 1Password.The YouTube App is taking over Apple’s TV’s default slideshow; here’s how to fix that.Have you seen the keyboard memes going around on Twitter?Troy Hunt, creator of haveibeenpwned.com, will discuss what to do when your personal information is exposed in a data breach.Rabbit R1 reviews are in and they’re slightly better than the Humane AI Pin.BBB says to be aware of a new text message scam that asks you to pay for a toll road.The FTC is sending Ring settlement payments to people via PayPal.LocalSend is an easy way to exchange files over your network and supports various platforms. SnapDrop is a web-based alternative.Noel in Escondido mentioned some of his favorite flight apps, including FlightRadar24, RadarBox, FlightAware, globe.adsbexchange.com and Flighty. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Self-Driving Cars & Dark Web Privacy Protection Tips
Apr 20 2024
Self-Driving Cars & Dark Web Privacy Protection Tips
Rich discusses the current state of self-driving and autonomous cars.Rick in Manhattan Beach wants a way to get music onto his iPod Shuffle. Rich recommended WALTR Pro. On Windows, try CopyTrans Manager.China has ordered Apple to remove WhatsApp, Threads, Signal and Telegram from the App Store.Laura Mae Martin, Google’s Executive Productivity Advisor and author Uptime: A Practical Guide to Personal Productivity and Wellbeing.Angie in Los Angeles has a laptop with a virus and wants to bring it to a store for help. Rich recommends uBreakiFix or search Yelp for “computer repair.”Samsung overtook Apple for the top spot in smartphone sales in Q1 2024.Airchat is the hot new social media network. Think Twitter but with voice messages that are transcribed so you can see and hear what people say.Adam in Orlando is curious about searching for his personal information on the Dark Web. Resources mentioned: Google One Dark Web report, Google Results About You, Keeper Security Dark Web Scan, Aura Dark Web Scan (great results) and haveibeenpwned.com (try this first!)Rich also mentioned DuckDuckGo email protection and cloaked email addresses.Netflix now has nearly 270 million subscribers.Gus in Moreno Valley, CA says Google Chrome disappeared from his computer. Rich says to make sure your Sync is turned on and you can always reinstall to recover your bookmarks, extensions and settings.Dan O’Dowd of The Dawn Project explains why Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software isn’t ready for the streets.William in Chino says his church livestream buffers when Netflix and YouTube work fine.Bill in Santa Monica shares a story about MobileX and Walmart.Edward in Tampa wants to know if he should buy a new iPhone SE now or wait for the new one. Rich recommends checking the MacRumors Buyers Guide.Meta AI launches in a big way in the search bar in Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. Rich recommends trying out the instant AI image generator called Imagine.Samsung is bringing Galaxy AI features to older devices, including the S22 series, Fold 4, Flip 4, and Tab S8. The update will roll out in early May.Rick in Thousand Oaks wants to know how to tell which carrier signal is best at a certain address. Rich mentioned the OpenSignal App, CellMapper, CoverageMap.com and RootMetrics.Logitech is launching a mouse with a dedicated ChatGPT button.Rosie Okumura, voice actor and content creator, will talk about her viral videos that prank scam callers to waste their time and offer tips on how to stay safe.Amazon is reportedly ditching its Just Walk Out technology for its own stores but will still license the technology to third-party retailers.Google is discontinuing its Google One VPN for everyone except Pixel users.Charter has new streaming TV packages you can bundle with high-speed internet plans from them.Brother sweeps Wirecutter’s new reviews of portable document scanners.Nothing’s new earbuds are actually pretty great and affordable. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Protecting Your Job From Automation & Amazing AI Voice Notes App
Apr 13 2024
Protecting Your Job From Automation & Amazing AI Voice Notes App
Rich discusses how we are automating jobs out of existence and the secret to keeping yours.Chuck, in Pasadena, visited a robot that made a burger chain called Cali Express. Here’s my original video on Flippy, the burger-flipping robot.The Roku hack is worse than expected. The company says it has affected more than 500,000 accounts.Dave Malkoff, a CBS News reporter, talks about reporting on the Total Eclipse. He recommended two apps, FlightRadar24 and RadarScope, for live weather radars.Udio is a new AI songmaker that’s getting a lot of buzz.Michelle, in Encinitas, CA, wants to know how her ex-husband was able to take over her email account.If you have an LG TV, you should check for a firmware update to patch a security vulnerability.Jerry in Pennsylvania wants to know why he can log into his account on one machine but not another.Virginia in Utica, NY, wants to know if she should still use AOL email or switch to Gmail. Rich mentioned a Gmail hack, a website called 10 Minute Mail for temporary email addresses, and JustDeleteMe.xyz for instructions on deleting old accounts.Meta is introducing new tools to combat sextortion by blurring out nude images in DM’s by default on teen accounts.John in Rosemead is looking for a great business card scanning app. Rich says he hasn’t found a good one yet. Popular options are Covve, CardHQ and Evernote. Rich’s recommendation: use the OCR function built into the photo app on iOS and Android and copy and paste the info into your contacts.Belkin CEO Steven Malony on innovation, careers, and sustainability in the tech space. Plus, Alisa Sommer O'Hara of Google discusses following your curiosity for a tech job.Christina in Long Beach wants to save a voicemail. Visual Voicemail allows you to export the audio file on iOS and Android.Sam in Sherman Oaks wants to know which antenna to get for over-the-air channels. Rich recommends checking out the website AntennasDirect.com.Ben has a 10-year-old MacBook and wants to replace it.Carlos in Downey wants a way to sync his iPhone photos to his computer. Rich recommends Image Capture.Terry in Seal Beach is curious about using an eSIM on his Google Pixel for international calls and texts.MobileX founder and CEO Peter Adderton discusses how the company is disrupting the wireless carrier space with AI.Voicenotes.com is a new way to take voice notes and search for the info in them later.Google is making its AI Magic editing tools free.Tesla cut the price of its self-driving subscription in half.Google’s Find My Devices network has launched. AirTag-style trackers hit the market in May.Rich DeMuro talks about tech news, tips, and gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on 350+ stations nationwide.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!Links may be affiliate.RichOnTech.tvRichOnTech.tv/wiki Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Handy Websites & Pros and Cons of Smartphone Insurance
Apr 7 2024
Handy Websites & Pros and Cons of Smartphone Insurance
Episode Summary:In this episode, Rich DeMuro shares a variety of useful websites, apps, and tech tips to make life easier and more secure. He discusses the importance of online privacy and security, offers advice on smartphone insurance, and explores the challenges and benefits of transitioning to a "dumb phone." The show also features an interview with a digital minimalist who shares insights on reducing screen time and finding balance in a technology-driven world.Topics Discussed:- Rich shares several handy websites and apps, such as a Google image generator, a disposable email service, and tools for parsing information from images or text to create calendar events.- Online privacy and security are crucial, and everyone should take steps to protect themselves, including using strong passwords, enabling multi-factor authentication, keeping software up-to-date, and being cautious of phishing attempts.- When considering smartphone insurance, it's important to weigh the costs and benefits carefully and consider self-insuring by setting aside the monthly premium in a savings account.- Streaming services like Disney+ and Hulu are starting to crack down on account sharing, and users can expect new features to allow account sharers to start their own subscriptions or add individuals for an additional fee.- Transitioning to a "dumb phone" can be challenging but rewarding, leading to improved personal relationships, work productivity, and a more balanced lifestyle.Resources and Links Mentioned:- Google Image Generator: google.com/search/images- 10 Minute Mail: 10minutemail.com- Agenda Hero Magic: agendahero.com/magic- The Points Guy Awards vs. Cash Calculator: thepointsguy.com/calculator- BG Eraser: bgeraser.com- Clean Text: cleantext.org- Who Brings: whobrings.com- Just Delete Me: justdeleteme.xyz- Redact.Photo: redact.photoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Major AT&T Data Breach Details & Gmail Turns 20
Mar 30 2024
Major AT&T Data Breach Details & Gmail Turns 20
Topics covered:1. Gmail has turned 20 years old and has evolved significantly since its launch on April 1, 2004.2. AT&T has announced a massive data breach affecting 7.6 million current customers and 65.4 million former customers, with personal information like social security numbers exposed.3. Instagram is now limiting political content by default ahead of elections, but users can change this in their settings.4. Google Maps has added new features for summer travel, including recommendation lists from top websites and its own restaurant lists for trending places, top community favorites, and hidden gems.5. Amazon Pharmacy offers convenient medication delivery, with same-day delivery expanding to more cities and the use of AI to streamline prescription processing and manage medication supply.6. To photograph the upcoming solar eclipse with a smartphone, use a solar filter, take advantage of burst mode and the ability to shoot video and photos simultaneously, and focus on documenting the scene and people's reactions.Resources and Links Mentioned:- HaveIBeenPwned.com to check if your information has been involved in data breaches- AT&T.com/accountsafety for information on the AT&T data breach- Eclipsetracks.org for an interactive solar eclipse website- The Eclipse app at https://theeclipse.company/app for finding places to experience the eclipse and a countdown to totality- PhotowalksTV.com and YouTube.com/PhotowalksTV for Jefferson Graham's smartphone photography tipsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Apple's Antitrust Woes & How DoNotPay Uses AI to Help Consumers Fight Back
Mar 23 2024
Apple's Antitrust Woes & How DoNotPay Uses AI to Help Consumers Fight Back
Rich explains the antitrust case against Apple.Tammi asks why Meta’s Messenger is asking her to set up a 6-digit PIN.Rich attends the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference to learn about assistive technologies for the disability community. InnoCaption. Caption Call. Vibio. PlayStation Access Controller. Monarch. OKO App.Diana in Torrance wants remote desktop software to access her MacBook Pro remotely. Rich says to check out TeamViewer for free or GoToMyPC for paid. RustDesk is an open-source alternative.Bruce in Los Angeles is looking for a USB drive that’s over 5 TB. Rich believes this is above most consumer drives, but some expensive professional drives might offer this.Sara in Ventura says Google Play isn’t working. Rich says to restart your phone, then force close the app and if that doesn’t work you can clear the data and cache for Google Play.Frank in Ontario is trying to connect his MacBook to multiple screens. This guide will help you find the right combination of connection port, display, and cables.YouTube has new rules for disclosing AI in videos.David in Los Angeles is having issues with Apple Maps getting directions when he doesn’t have a good connection. Rich recommends downloading the offline maps for his area. You can do the same on Google Maps by searching “ok maps.”Jason Rhodes, a senior research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will explain what you need to know about the Total Solar Eclipse happening on April 8, 2024. Mentioned: The Planetary Society. Don’t forget to get your eclipse glasses!Seraphine in Studio City can’t hear her laptop computer speakers very well. Rich recommends a pair of external plug-in speakers or an app called Boom 2.Did you know you can hum, sing, or talk lyrics into Google, and it will tell you what the song is?Andrew in Ventura asks why it’s hard to find iTunes purchase history. Rich says to go to reportaproblem.apple.com or create an email search filter for from:(no_reply@email.apple.com)Rich mentioned lesser-known travel sites that can help you with your next trip.Gary wants to know the best way to dispose of an old laptop. Rich mentioned Laptop Elf Project in the LA area, Staples and Best Buy, and mail-in recycling boxes and Gizmogo.Ethical hackers have figured out a way to unlock millions of hotel rooms.TripIt Pro adds Risk Alerts to help travelers anticipate unique disruptions, such as technology outages, political unrest, and labor actions.One of the most popular retro tech products is the point-and-shoot camera, Nikon Coolpix.Guests:Joshua Browder, CEO of DoNotPay, which builds products to save people time and money.64 - March 23, 2024Rich DeMuro talks about tech news, tips, and gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on 350+ stations nationwide.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!Links may be affiliate.RichOnTech.tvRichOnTech.tv/wikiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
How Your Phone Spies on You & WiFi 7 Explained
Mar 16 2024
How Your Phone Spies on You & WiFi 7 Explained
63 - March 16, 2024Rich DeMuro talks about tech news, tips, and gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on 350+ stations nationwide.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!Links may be affiliate.RichOnTech.tvSign up for the Rich on Tech Newsletter!Rich talked about how much data our phones collect on us and how you can check to see which apps access what and revoke these permissions!Shelly in Seal Beach wants a new laptop to replace her iMac.A new website called Speedtest Performance from OOKLA helps you find the fastest internet service provider near you based on real-life speed tests.Dr. Scott J. White, associate professor and director of The George Washington University’s Cybersecurity Program and Cyber Academy, will explain TikTok's security concerns.Adam in Los Angeles is curious about the difference between a tower PC and a smaller desktop PC.Roku had a data breach affecting 15,000 users.Wayne in Yorba Linda is wondering about transferring data to a thumb drive to free up space.Robert in Roseville, Michigan wants to know if you download TikTok does it infect your phone with spyware? Here’s info on how to delete your account or download the data TikTok has on you.Kashmir Hill, Technology Reporter at the New York Times, will explain how our cars spy on us.Airbnb bans indoor security cameras.Walmart is selling a MacBook Air for $699.Mike in Royal Oak, Michigan needs help freeing up space on an old Samsung phone. Rich says to check in Settings > Device Care > Storage and also use the Google Files app to clean up storage.Tom in Eau Clair Wisconsin has an old Android phone that he can’t remember the lock pattern for. It contains thousands of dollars of crypto. You might be able to use Google credentials to unlock it. Rich also mentioned Graykey.Gary in Irvine has a lot of email attachments he wants to download. Rich says to check out a helper app to help extract attachments.Dwight Silverman, freelance tech columnist for the Houston Chronicle, will explain what we need to know about WiFi 7.Google Chrome is introducing real-time protection for links you click in the web browser. They say it will cut down on phishing attempts by 25%.Keurig has new compostable K-Cups called K-Rounds.Pew Research Center surveyed Teens and Parents and Screen Time. The major takeaway: we love our phones but we spend too much time on them, we argue about them but in the end, we all like what they can do.Google I/O will be held on May 14 and 15, 2024. Expect new AI tools, a cheaper Pixel 8a, Pixel Fold 2 and maybe a new Pixel tablet.Apple Sports app got its first update and it now supports MLB and NCAA March Madness.Watch out for investment schemes advertised on social media featuring billionaire investors. It could be a pump-and-dump scam.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Apple Vision Pro Thoughts & App To Clean Up iPhone
Mar 10 2024
Apple Vision Pro Thoughts & App To Clean Up iPhone
Rich talks about his initial experiences with the Apple Vision Pro.Once again, there is talk of a TikTok ban in the U.S.Janice in Redondo Beach hates the update on the Apple Watch and wants to know if she can go back. It’s not easy, but Rich recommends checking out the very thorough User Guide Apple publishes for its products. Open the Books app and search product + user guide and look for the guides published by Apple.Jose Briones is a “digital minimalist” and runs a website called dumbphonefinder.org. Resources mentioned: Unpluq and Brick App.Rod in Los Angeles wants to know the value of updating software and registries.Mark in Lake Elsinore needs a new cell phone and doesn’t want to spend a lot of money. Rich says to check out the OnePlus Nord line and the Pixel 7a.Meta blamed their two hour outage on a technical issue.Instagram is upgrading messaging with the ability to edit messages, pin chats to the top of the list and turn off read receipts.Jenny in San Diego wants to know how to stay connected overseas and is HippocketWiFi a good idea. Rich also mentioned Airalo for eSIMs and Solis Hotspot, but you have to buy it.Craig in Des Moines wants to know if his Samsung S24 has satellite emergency help. It doesn’t, but Rich recommends going into Settings, then Safety and Emergency, and setting up all the emergency features there.OldNews.com lets you search through millions of old newspapers for events, names and more.Janko Roettgers, author of the Lowpass newsletter, which talks about the future of entertainment and why you should download VLC.Richard in Lancaster has a Windows 7 computer and wants security software. Rich says Avast still supports Windows 7 but you need to be aware of the security implications.Rob is going from a Samsung to an iPhone and wants to transfer his data. Rich says the official Move to iOS app will do the basic job, but Dr. Fone and AnyTrans will give you more control over the process.iOS 17.4 now has more emoji and podcast transcripts, and you can see more battery information for the iPhone 15 models.Cathy in Denver wants to know if she should still update her laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 11. It might install, but it might not run smoothly. Here’s the Windows Checker to see.MacPaw launches the CleanMyPhone App for iPhone to declutter photos.If you pay for Spectrum TV Select Plus, you can get ESPN+ streaming for free, as well as Disney+.FCC warns that the Affordable Connectivity Program funding is running out at the end of April.Shamika asks about the best way to transcribe meeting notes. Rich recommends the built-in Recorder app on Samsung and Pixels, or you can use MacWhisper, Buzz for Windows, or the built-in transcription tool in Office. Rich also mentioned Otter.AI and Descript.Interviews from Rivian’s R2 launch include Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe, Head Designer Jeff Hammoud, YouTuber and customer Jon Rettinger and journalist Abigail BassettApple unveiled new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air laptops with the powerful M3 chip.Dreamscape Immersive is shutting down at Century City Mall.62 - March 9, 2024Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on 350+ stations nationwide.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!Links may be affiliate.RichOnTech.tvRichOnTech.tv/wikiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Travel Booking Hacks & Make an Old Laptop New Again
Mar 3 2024
Travel Booking Hacks & Make an Old Laptop New Again
Rich talks about how he books his travel, including his tips and tricks for finding the cheapest flights and best hotels.Benjamin in Pacific Palisades wants to know if he should upgrade his DSL connection to fiber.Netflix is no longer allowing existing customers to pay through Apple, they will need to provide a credit or debit card directly through the Netflix website.Kate Kozuch, managing editor at Tom’s Guide, joined to talk all things Mobile World Congress.John in Carlsbad wants to know how to get Pandora without ads.Jamie in North Hollywood wants to know how to open his camera by tapping the back of his iPhone. It’s an accessibility feature called Back Tap. Turn it on by going into Settings > Accessibility > Touch, and tap Back Tap. You can actually set a double to triple tap to do all kinds of things! Samsung has this feature, too. On Pixel, it’s called Quick Tap.There’s a privacy warning going around about the Journal app on iPhone sharing your full name and geo-location with strangers. It’s bogus. Here’s the explanation.Rich reviews the OnePlus Watch 2.Steve emails and says he’s getting a notification to update my Google Chrome Browser from a company called Hot Cleaner and is wondering if it’s legit. Rich says it seems like a malicious extension. Check and delete them.Andrew in Moorpark wants to know why smartwatches call their on-screen widgets complications.Jerry near New Jersey wants to know how to find the direct URL for a radio station.Leo Roberts, of The Laptop Elf Project, will discuss how to make an old computer new again with Chrome OS Flex.Robert asks how to reinstall his macOS operating system. Rich mentioned a clean install, Disk Drill, Disk Utility and there’s a helpful tool called Mist submitted by listener Michael.Google Maps gets glanceable directions.Consumer Reports warns about major security flaws in cheap video doorbell cameras.HP launched a new all-in-one printer subscription plan.Ford EVs can now access Tesla’s supercharging network and they’re giving owners a free adapter until June 30.Uber Teen Rides is now available in all 50 states, including California.Debra wants to know how to correct her Google Maps address listing.Tim is getting conflicting info about using WiFi calling overseas.Richard Schneider, president and founder of Antennas Direct, talks about the latest trends in cord-cutting.Apple is cancelling it’s electric car project it never officially announced.Eufy has a new LTE cellular camera that doesn’t need Wi-Fi or power outlets.Joe emailed with some more ways to capture a radio stream. He says he uses a Windows application called Streamwriter to listen and to capture the URL he uses the Bulk Media Downloader extension on Chrome.61 - March 2, 2024Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!Links may be affiliate.RichOnTech.tvRichOnTech.tv/wikiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Best Web Browsers to Protect Your Privacy & Preventing Payment Card Fraud
Feb 25 2024
Best Web Browsers to Protect Your Privacy & Preventing Payment Card Fraud
Rich talked about the AT&T outage and the healthcare hack this week, and how it got him to thinking about having a backup plan.International authorities busted a major ransomware hacking group called LockBit and released free software to help victims unlock their files.Thurman in Massachusetts wants an alternative to the Thunderbird email app. Rich recommends checking out a website called AlternativeTo.net.Bill in San Diego wants to retrieve text messages from his deceased sister’s phone. He has the passcode. Rich recommends the iMazing App.Rose in Los Angeles looking for more information about Google’s Results About You feature. Rich mentioned DIY opt-out guides at DeleteMe and HaveIBeenPwned.comVivian in Menifee says she is locked out of her iPhone because she forgot her passcode.Ring stops selling its Car Cam.Google is pausing its Gemini AI image generator until it can get things right.ZJ in Anaheim wants to obscure his home on Google Maps. Rich says to follow the directions here. Find your home on Street View and tap Report a Problem in the lower right-hand corner. Here, you can request to blur out your home. Google says they will “review your report as fast as we can.”Chris in Long Beach wants to know if auto-generated passwords are a good thing. Rich recommends using a password manager and also setting it as the Autofill on your iPhone or Android.Arthur Edelstein of PrivacyTests.org, open-source tests of web browser privacyPam in Ventura is worried about her credit card being hacked. Rich mentioned some ways to protect your card number including using Tap to Pay and the chip when possible. And when shopping online protect your number with a one-time use number from a service like Privacy.com.Samsung released a major software update for the S24 series that improves the display and camera.Samsung will bring its new AI features to older flagship phones including the S23 series in March.Elsa in Playa Del Rey, CA says be careful with fraud alerts. Most of the time banks won’t call, so if you get a call be aware it could be a scam.Alan in West LA wants to know how to get a streaming service for his parents in a simple way. Rich recommends Fire TV stick.Apple Sports is a free new app that lets you choose your favorite sports teams and see when they’re playing, scores, betting odds and more.Apple is making iMessage encryption even stronger to combat quantum computers cracking the code.Neal O'Farrell, founder of the Center for AI Crime will share 20 ways AI is accelerating all kinds of scams and frauds.Beware of Facebook funeral scams.Turns out, rice isn’t the best way to dry out a wet smartphone.60 - February 24, 2024Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!Links may be affiliate.RichOnTech.tvRichOnTech.tv/wikiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Checking for Personal Data on the Dark Web & Managing iCloud Storage
Feb 17 2024
Checking for Personal Data on the Dark Web & Managing iCloud Storage
Rich talks about helping out a colleague get his computer back up and running. It took longer than he expected and Disk Drill was a savior.Cam in Los Angeles wants to know about how to find their information on the Dark Web. Rich mentioned Hayley Kaplan for investigations, but also mentioned tools including Google’s Results About You, Google One Dark Web Monitoring and Mozilla Monitor, which he’s tried. Other resources include https://haveibeenpwned.com/, Experian and Norton.People are already returning the Apple Vision Pro and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the $500 Meta Quest 3 is better for most people.Steven in Bakersfield wants to know the best ways to stay connected on an upcoming International pilgrimage. Rich mentioned Airalo.OpenAI unveiled Sora, a new text-to-video generator that uses AI and early clips look pretty incredible.Mark in San Diego is having trouble accessing his Outlook account after doing an update. Rich says to reset the program and also check to be sure you have enough storage in your account.Google Photos has a new feature called Photo Stacks.Victor in Santa Barbara wants to know if the Outlook app, which is replacing Mail in Windows, will support Earthlink email.There’s new malware for the iPhone called GoldPickaxe.Android has added features called Android Safe Browsing and Live Threat Protection to help keep you safe from malware and phishing links. Here’s how to turn them on.Samsung says they will put out a software update in late February to address screen and camera issues on the Samsung S24 series.Mark in Woodland Hills can’t get a Firefox shortcut to delete from his Windows desktop.Bob O'Donnell, the president, founder and chief analyst at TECHnalysis Research will explain what AI PCs are all about.Johnny in Hacienda Heights is wondering if he should leave 1Password for Apple Password Manager. Rich mentioned free third-party alternatives including Bitwarden and Google Password Manager.Verizon is making auto-pay customers use checking accounts or their own Visa card to get the $10 monthly discount. No more debit cards.Google has a new feature that will call you when a customer service rep is available to talk for major companies like airlines and insurance.Michelle in Mission Viejo wants to know how to listen to her audiobooks on CD in the car that doesn’t have a CD player. Rich says to try the top-rated Bluetooth CD player on Amazon and if that doesn’t work, consider ripping the CD to MP3 files and transferring them to her phone.Vudu is becoming Fandango at Home.Roku hit a milestone of over 80 million active users.Super Bowl LVII sets a new viewership record.Amazon quietly removed support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos from Prime Video if you don’t pay $3 extra a month.Tesla dominated US EV registrations in 2023, but Rivian and Hyundai are also growingAdvisorator Columnist Jared Newman will talk about what to do if you’re out of iCloud storage. Don’t forget to check out his Big List of Streaming Deals.59 - February 17, 2024Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!Links may be affiliate.RichOnTech.tvRichOnTech.tv/wikiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Chicago Auto Show EVs & Stopping Your TV from Spying
Feb 11 2024
Chicago Auto Show EVs & Stopping Your TV from Spying
Rich talked about going to Chicago for the Auto Show and how it’s great to see the auto revolution in person. See his highlights here.He mentioned a company called Emergency Safety Solutions that is trying to eliminate disabled vehicle crashes.He also mentioned upgrading his TV for the Super Bowl and recommends going OLED if you can. Also, he discovered modern TVs are spying on you with a feature called Automatic Content Recognition. Google the manufacturer of your TV along with “turn off ACR” to find directions on how to turn it off.Angie in Riverside wants wired internet in her home. Rich recommends trying a mesh network first but if that doesn’t work, try searching for an installer on Yelp.Rich says the Super Bowl will be in 4K and explains how to watch or stream it.Emily Dreibelbis, EV Reporter at PCMag.com will chime in on the Chicago Auto ShowSam Abuelsamid, auto analyst at Guidehouse Insights will chime in on the Chicago Auto ShowDrake Moschkau, auto content creator will chime in on the Chicago Auto ShowDan in Carpenteria, CA wants to know if there is a way to change TV stations automatically.Louise wants recommendations for an outdoor TV. Rich says Sunbrite or Samsung Terrace are the popular picks, but you can find cheap outdoor TV’s on Amazon, too.Disney+ will start its password-sharing crackdown this summer.Rich mentioned the MyShake earthquake app for alerts.Judy in Yucipa is getting a text message that says her service is going to be deactivated. Rich says it’s bogus.Dee asks what’s the best antenna to get for over-the-air channels. Rich recommends popping your zip code into the website at AntennasDirect.com and seeing what they say.Rich says there is a lot of information about you floating around online, including your address, phone number, passwords and more. There are a few ways to remove it. Google Results about you, Google Dark Web scanning and Mozilla Monitor can help you reclaim your online privacy.Guy from Moorpark has another solution for making any TV outdoor, a company called Apollo Enclosures.Ring is raising prices on its subscription service starting March 11, 2024.Ring has a powerful new video doorbell that gives you Pro-level features but with a battery. The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro is $230 and ships March 6.Dr. Chris Pierson, cybersecurity expert with BlackCloak.io, will explain how romance scams work and how to avoid them.Patty in Palmdale is having issues with her TV’s.Stan in Oxnard is wondering is automation in cars is making worse drivers.Dan in New Hampshire needs an LTE security camera. Rich says to check out models from Arlo and Eufy.Hawaiian Airlines is the first major carrier to install Starlink high-speed internet on their planes.Alexa Emergency Assist might be a good solution to call for help in an emergency using your Echo speaker.Apple is developing a foldable iPhone. Duh.Google Bard is now Gemini.Rivian will unveil a cheaper new SUV called the R2 on March 7.T-Mobile customers can now get new perks through a program called Magenta Status.Kyle Vorbach, filmmaker, How I Faked My Life With AI, will talk about the history, benefits and dangers of the AI revolution58 - February 10, 2024Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!Links may be affiliate.RichOnTech.tvRichOnTech.tv/wikiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Apple Vision Pro Goes on Sale & Protecting Your Online Privacy
Feb 4 2024
Apple Vision Pro Goes on Sale & Protecting Your Online Privacy
Rich discusses the launch of the Apple Vision Pro.Fred emailed to ask about the best TV’s to buy if you’re upgrading for the Super Bowl.Spencer in Charlotte, NC shared some recommendations on how to enjoy the upcoming solar eclipse and protect your eyes.Scott Stein of CNET will join to talk about his experience using Apple Vision Pro.Sean in Palmdale bought a smart light system and it won’t work with eero.Amazon and iRobot agree to terminate their $1.7 acquisition deal.Social media executives were grilled by senators once again over child safety online.Matt Swider of the TheShortcut.com talks about bringing the Apple Vision Pro on a plane.Hulu is the latest to crackdown on password sharing.Paul in Fallbrook, CA is wondering why his recents calls and voicemails are showing up on his wife’s iPhone.Paul in Columbus, Ohio wants to know why Costco TV’s have different model numbers than other retailers.Robert wants to know how to connect ethernet devices to his T-Mobile wireless internet. Rich recommends a network switch.Sarah in Ventura is having trouble logging into a Zoom meeting.Amazon has a new AI shopping assistant called Rufus.Lisa Plaggemier, Executive Director at the National Cybersecurity Alliance, will join to talk about simple ways consumers can protect their privacy and data online.Walt in Oxnard is trying to get in touch with Peacock to update his credit card number. Rich says to use the official help pages and chat bot. Many online services don’t have a phone number and if you search online for one you might be led into the hands of scam artists.Frank in Denver is wondering if his wife’s iPhone was hacked becuase her contact photo changed. Rich thinks it’s the new Contact Posters feature in iOS 17.A wild game called Palworld is super popular right now. It’s kind of a twisted version of Pokemon.Snap is recalling all of it’s Pixy drones because the battery can catch fire.Mickey in Camarillo wants to know if DuckDuckGo is a good way to keep your browsing private online.The Together by Renee app helps you manage your medicines, get vital signs with a selfie and can now analyze your voice for signs of anxiety and depression. iOS available now, Android on February 5.Robin Gelburd, President of FAIR Health will join to explain their new online tool that can help you figure out how much a medical procedure should cost by using a map of the body.Rich mentioned an app to help you pay medical bills called Papaya Pay.Yelp will now use AI to summarize reviews and what’s notable about businesses and restaurants.TikTok has removed all Universal Music from it’s platform after a licensing deal ended.Fossil is getting out of the smartwatch business, but will continue to support existing devices for a few years.Ford will give away free Tesla charging adapters so users can charge their Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning EV’s on Tesla’s charging network.Tesla’s latest “recall” is actually another software update.Google Bard can now generate AI images for free.Philo is now available on VIZIO smart TV’s.Cool new iOS App: Arc Search by the Browser Company. Rich mentioned he also likes Perplexity AI a lot for it’s unique search results that are more like a little summary on a topic instead of links.57 - February 3, 2024Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!Links may be affiliate.RichOnTech.tvRichOnTech.tv/wikiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
OnePlus 12 Smartphone & Mother of All Data Breaches
Jan 28 2024
OnePlus 12 Smartphone & Mother of All Data Breaches
Rich talked about the ramifications of switching his SIM into the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra in order to really test it. He loves the powerful nature of the phone - the screen, antennas and even the software - but the Apple ecosystem is tough to shake. His MagSafe chargers don’t work with the phone and the people he texts with are commenting about the green bubble. Overall, the phone is excellent, it just needs a bit of software update polish for the camera.Jim in Claremont, CA asked about the language translation features on the new Samsung phones.Fake AI Taylor Swift images are circulating on the internet and they’re going to be tough to stop.The first election issue related to AI happened in New Hampshire where voters got a robocall with an AI generated President Biden voice asking them not to vote.Juan Carlos Bagnell, SomeGadgetGuy on YouTube, will review the OnePlus 12 smartphone.Loren in San Diego wants to know if T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet will be sufficient for streaming TV shows and movies on his smart TV.They’re calling it the Mother of All Data Breaches, someone compiled usernames, passwords, emails and phone numbers from past breaches into one giant database. You can check to see if your data is included here. Make sure you’re not re-using the same passwords across websites and enable two factor authentication where possible.Rich talked about using JustWatch for his movie watching list.Stanley in Bettsville, Ohio is wondering if he should use transfer software to move computers.Richard in St. Charles, Illinois wants to avoid Windows Updates.Turn on Stolen Device Protection in iOS 17.3 to prevent thieves from accessing your personal data if they take your phone.Gordon Costa Mesa wants to know about a good laptop for basic needs.Mitch Goldstone, of ScanMyPhotos.com, will explain how small businesses can secure a portion of a $5.5 billion payment card settlement he secured.Apple will overhaul the App Store and Payments in Europe.Ed in Las Vegas wants to know about TabloTV.Matt in Seal Beach wants help with a mesh internet system that will handle super high internet speeds. Rich says to take a look at the new eero Max 7.Rich mentioned how much he loves the FlyFin AI app to help you find deductible expenses.BBB warns about getting “ghosted” by your tax preparer.The IRS Direct File is going to let users in 12 states file taxes for free, with some restrictions.The Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro now come in a new Mint color and are getting new features including Circle to Search and the 8 Pro can now be used to measure human body temperature.John Faulkner of CleanFleetReport will review the Kia EV 9.Ring is sunsetting it’s Request for Assistance Tool in the Neighbors app.Newegg Refreshed has refurbished products with a 90 day guarantee.U.S. Mobile has compelling new plans.Google’s Art Selfie 2 will transform your selfie into a work of art.If you want the Apple Car, you might have to wait until 2028.The T-Mobile Tuesdays App switches to T Life.56 - January 27, 2024Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!Links may be affiliate.RichOnTech.tvRichOnTech.tv/wikiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Samsung S24 lineup, Apple Vision Pro & Top TV Picks
Jan 21 2024
Samsung S24 lineup, Apple Vision Pro & Top TV Picks
Rich talked about going to San Jose for Samsung Unpacked to unveil the Galaxy S24 lineup.See the colors of the S24 Ultra here. Learn more about the phones here.Rich loves the new Google Circle to Search feature on Android phones, coming first to S24 series and Pixel 8 series on January 31 and later on the S23 series.Watch a demo of the Circle to Search feature.Terry in Seal Beach wants to know if his text messages will still come through even if he takes the SIM out of his phone.Rich mentioned that he loves a $15 product he found at CES called Gator Grip, which is basically a simple way to prop up your phone or tablet to watch videos and more.Ray Wong, tech reviewer at Inverse.com, will give his impressions of the new AI features on the Samsung Galaxy S24 lineupChar in Colorado Springs is having trouble transferring her phone number to a new phone.John in Temecula is having issues getting his new Samsung A15 phone to connect to his mobile extender that only supports 4G. Rich recommends switching to WiFi calling.A caller in Venice is wondering if you can sync Gmail across various apps. Rich recommends using the Gmail app to do this or making sure the account is setup as IMAP in the native email app on iPhone.We played the Dionne Warwick song Do You Know the Way to San Jose? Rich mentioned the restaurant to go to in San Jose is Original Joe’s.Verizon is raising prices on older unlimited plans by $4 a month.Rich described what it’s like to wear Apple’s Vision Pro headset.Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern will join to share her thoughts on trying on Apple Vision Pro for the fourth time.Gladon in Long Beach has Spectrum and wants to get Disney+ for free. Rich says sign up at Spectrum first and then follow the directions to link a Disney+ account.Marshall in Reseda wants to know if there is a good USB flash drive for his Samsung phone. Rich recommends models from SanDisk and PNY.The Dolphins vs Chief’s playoff game aired exclusively on the streaming service Peacock and it was the most streamed event in history with over 23 million viewers.Katie in Century City wants to know if she can sign up for a new cellular provider but keep her old phone number from AT&T. Rich says yes, it’s called a Port out, just be sure to get a PIN from AT&T first.Turns out, browsing the web in Google Chrome’s Incognito mode isn’t so private after all.Rich loves the Perplexity AI app and recommends downloading it.Dennis in Corona wants to know if his Verizon phone will work with T-Mobile service. Rich says to use the IMEI checker on T-Mobile’s website to find out.TV reviewer Caleb Denison will share his top TV picks for Super Bowl Sunday.Meta will now nudge teens to close the app if they spend 10 minutes or more on Instagram on Reels or in DM’s late at night.Wall Street Journal says there’s a huge hidden cost to subscriptions.When Apple Vision pro launches, some prominent apps won’t be on board.Wirecutter has new picks for the best Wi-Fi mesh networking systems.Consumer Reports says Facebook users are monitored by thousands of companies.Norton launches a new AI tool called Norton Genie to help you figure out if a text, email or social media post is a scam.55 - January 20, 2024Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!Links may be affiliate.RichOnTech.tvRichOnTech.tv/wikiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Best of CES 2024 & Bitcoin Explained
Jan 14 2024
Best of CES 2024 & Bitcoin Explained
Rich talked about CES 2024 and how it is back in a big way. The latest numbers say there are 135,000 visitors from 40 countries and 4000+ exhibitors to see. Rich has posted his highlights here.Gary Shapiro, President and CEO at the Consumer Technology Association talks CES 2024.You can watch Rich’s CES TV segments below:CES 2024: Transparent TVs, fingerprint locks, robotsCES 2024: smarter cars and a self-docking boatCES 2024: TVs and smart glasses everywhereCES 2024: AI Baby Stroller, All Electric Grill & Apple Vision ProThe AI device Rabbit r1 got a lot of attention at CES.Rich talked about his experience at the Sphere in Las Vegas. The Postcard from Earth movie uses a unique new way of storytelling that involves a huge screen and elements like wind, scents, moving seats and more. It’s expensive but something to check out for sure.Rich also did a “splurge” dinner at the new Peter Luger steakhouse in Caesars Palace. It was incredible and a must-go if you visit Vegas.Apple Vision Pro will go on sale on February 2, and pre-orders begin on January 19. The device costs $3500, $150 extra for prescription lenses and $99 extra for readers.Steven asks: I use Apple Wallet all the time but I have store cards that I can’t store there. What would be the best digital wallet app for that? Rich says to check out an app called Stocard, but before you add it to the digital wallet app, download the official app for the retailer and see if they have the option to add the card to Apple Wallet or Google Wallet.Melody asks if she will be able to open Word documents if she stops paying for Office. Rich says Google Docs can handle this format and many other programs out there that are free.Michael Fisher, Creator and Co-Founder of Clicks, talks about his physical keyboard for the iPhone.Austrian company C-SEED showed off a 137-inch folding TV at CES 2024.Steve in Glendale wants to know if Facebook notifications saying his page violated terms is legit or not. Rich says it’s phishing and to ignore them. Also, consider adding an admin on a Business Facebook Page and two-factor authentication to protect it. If you do get hacked, go to facebook.com/hacked.Jamie in Tampa wants to know what type of antenna to get. Rich recommends Mohu Versa and an over-the-air DVR called Tablo.Brunswick demoed autonomous boat docking technology at CES 2024.Sameer Samat of Google, General Manager and Vice President of Android Ecosystem chats Google announcements at CES 2024.LG showed off the world’s first wireless transparent OLED TV at CES 2024.Ellie in Yorba Linda can’t seem to get her WiFi signal in every room of her house. Rich recommends a mesh networking system like Eero or Orbi.Ilya Pozin, Creator and Co-Founder of Telly, a free, ad-supported television set.Withings has a new at-home health device called BeamO which measures vitals with an ECG, oximeter, stethoscope and thermometer.Samsung unveiled an AI companion robot for the home called Ballie.Ben Weiss, CEO of CoinFlip explains what Bitcoin is and why the recent SEC ETF approval is such a big deal.If you got gift cards over the holidays, check the balance! There are so many scams going around where people grab the numbers and drain the funds.Places to check for antenna channels: www.watchnextgentv.com https://www.antennaweb.org/There is a new GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker.Amazon-owned Zoox showed off its first autonomous ride-hailing car.Current Backyard's Electric Grill Won a CES 2024 Innovation Award.54 - January 11, 2024Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!RichOnTech.tvRichOnTech.tv/wikiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe
Facebook intros "link history" tracking & are cheaper cell phone plans worth it?
Jan 7 2024
Facebook intros "link history" tracking & are cheaper cell phone plans worth it?
Rich takes a trip down CES memory lane with some of his favorite viral moments.First CES 2006 with CNETLaundry folding machine, CES 2019AI-powered pizza machine, CES 2020Rich hosts digital CES 2021Humanoid robot CES 2022Ring Car Cam and Drone, CES 2023Thurman in Winchester, MA wants to know if an MVNO discount cell service is worth it or reliable. Rich says to check WhistleOut to compare.Some Verizon customers are getting an email about a class action settlement due to administrative charges on their bill. It is legitimate and you can get up to $100 if you submit a claim.Brian Comiskey, futurist at CTA, will talk about what to expect from this year’s CES 2024 in Las Vegas.David in Yorba Linda wants to replace his phone with the best camera for photos and videos. Rich says iPhone 15 Pro is overall best for photos and videos, but Pixel 8 Pro takes amazing photos and Samsung S23 Ultra is excellent overall but the wait until the S24 is unveiled to make a decision.Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy S24 smartphones at an event on January 17, 2024 in San Jose. The phones are expected to get a big dose of AI smarts.If you pay for Spectrum TV, you can now get Disney+ for free. Details here.Fred in Pasadena wants to know about communication, should his company stick with Slack.Karen in Charter Oak, CA has a pile of hard drives and wants to recover the data off of them. Rich recommends a USB or Dock to connect to the computer and if that doesn’t work, you can call a data doctor to help.Facebook has a new feature called “link history” and it tracks 30 days of the links you click to improve the ads Facebook shows you. You can toggle this feature off. Here’s how.Lyft looked at rider data from New Year’s Eve and found that cities with colder winters tend to have a higher percentage of riders going out on New Year’s Eve.Titania Jordan, author/founder, Parenting in a Tech World and Bark Technologies' Chief Parent Officer will talk about what parents need to know about child and teen safety online.Hope in Hemet wants to know if cable companies offer VOIP or landlines.John in Palm Springs got a new Samsung phone and can’t find some of his photos. Rich recommends going to Google Photos and Onedrive from a desktop computer to check. Then, on the old phone open the My Files app and tap photos to see if the pictures are there.Clicks launches a physical keyboard for the iPhone.Microsoft Copilot now available on iOS and Android.Google is throwing the entire online advertising industry into upheaval by eliminating third-party cookies from Chrome by the end of 2024.Chris Hoffman from the Windows Intelligence newsletter will join to chat Windows tips and tricks. Mentioned: Rufus, PowerToysAmazon Prime Video will start to show ads on TV shows and Movies on January 29.Vizio will pay $3M to California TV buyers due to alleged misleading refresh rates.Apple Fitness + adds new features for 2024 including Sound meditation and free Time to Walk Podcasts.Tech writer Katie Notoupolus says 1.2x is the perfect speed to listen to podcasts and audiobooks.A 13-year-old boy “beat” Tetris after playing 157 levels.53 - January 6, 2024Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show.Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks.Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook.Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in!RichOnTech.tvRichOnTech.tv/wikiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Get full access to Rich on Tech at richontech.tv/subscribe