Radio Leo (MP3)Author: TWiT
17 Jan 2019

Radio Leo (MP3)

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A compendium of netcasts from the Chief TWiT, Leo Laporte. This feed includes all of Leo's audio or video releases and often includes his appearances on other netcasts. One feed to serve them all.

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    Windows Weekly 604: The Windows Caboose

    Windows Weekly (Audio)

    Windows 7: The one-year support cutoff countdown begins

    • One year from January 14, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 for free. (Only for pay).
    • Is there any chance of an XP-like extension?
    • Don't expect a huge upgrade wave. But Microsoft has a way around this...
    • Microsoft is pushing Microsoft 365 (not simply Windows 10) as the upgrade path for Windows 7. Will folks bite?
    • Free support for lots of other products expires on January 14, 2020, too: Office 2010, Windows Server 2008/R2, Exchange Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and more.
    • Related: Desktop App Assure is generally available. Will it convince Win7 users that their apps will likely work on Win 10?
    • Related: PC sales have now fallen for seven years. But there is some good news too.

    Folding Windows, Dual-Screen Style

    • A leaked build of Windows 10 19H1 indicates Microsoft is adding support for foldable (aka, dual screen) devices to Windows.
    • What does this really mean? Is Andromeda in the wings? (NOPE).
    • Meanwhile: Speculation mounts that Microsoft could show off the new HoloLens at MWC in February.

    Windows 10

    • Microsoft pushed a bunch of Cumulative Updates with loads of bug fixes for WIn 10 1703, 1709, 1803.
    • It also (interestingly) pushed a small Cumulative Update with fixes for Win 10 19H1 Fast Ring build 18312.

    Microsoft's latest customer wins: Some patterns emerge

    • Microsoft is having luck courting retailers who are scared of Amazon (See Kroger, Walmart and most recently, Walgreens). Good news for Azure, M365.
    • Cortana was MIA at CES, but its "Virtual Assistant Accelerator" wasn't. MS gets its virtual assistant tech into BMW, UEI, LG Electronics.
    • The $10 billion JEDI jackpot's coming up in April. Looking like an Amazon-Microsoft dogfight. MS keeps adding more govt. certifications leading up to it (Outlook Mobile is latest).

    Tips and picks

    • Tip of the Week: How to Switch to Chronological Timeline on Twitter.
    • App pick of the week: DuckDuckGo.
    • Enterprise pick of the week: Where's Windows Server 2019?
    • Codename of the week: Sydney (Hololens 2)
    • Beer pick of the week: Grimm Double Negative

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

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    The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.


  • Posted on 17 Jan 2019

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    This Week in Google 491: A Faust Without a Devil

    This Week in Google (Audio)

    • Facebook's 10 Year Photo Challenge: Threat or Menace?

    • The Best of the Rest at CES 2019

    • Google and WordPress Make News

    • Who is Watching Your Doorbell Videos?

    • The Google Changelog: RCS Comes to Fi

    • All Hail the Egg!

    • Galaxy S10 Launches 2/20

    • Bird Sent a Cease-and-Desist to the WRONG Person.

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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  • Posted on 17 Jan 2019

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    Security Now 697: Zerodium

    Security Now (Audio)

    • The implications of the recent increase in bounty for the purchase of 0-day vulnerabilities.
    • The intended and unintended consequences of last week's Windows Patch Tuesday.
    • Speaking of unintended consequences, the US Government shutdown has had some, too!
    • A significant privacy failure in WhatsApp.
    • Another Ransomware decryptor (with a twist).
    • Movement on the DNS-over-TLS front.
    • An expectation of the cyberthreat landscape for 2019.
    • A cloudy forecast for The Weather Channel App.
    • A successful 51% attack against the Ethereum Classic cryptocurrency.
    • Another court reversing compelled biometric authentication.
    • An update on the lingering death of Flash... now in hospice care.

    Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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    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:, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6.


  • Posted on 16 Jan 2019

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    MacBreak Weekly 644: Schlomo, Guillermo, and Alyosha

    MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

    • Apple touts privacy and shows off HomeKit at CES.
    • How important is privacy for Apple?
    • Battery replacement program cost Apple some sales, but not as many as China's bad economy.
    • Tim Cook focuses on health tech for Apple's future.
    • Wherefore art thou, AirPower?
    • Apple vs Qualcomm takes an unexpected turn in Germany.
    • HomePod hits China this week.

    Picks of the Week

    • Jim's Pick: A Pale Horse Named Death
    • Andy's Pick: dueling Fyre Festival documentaries
    • Rene's Pick: Netatmo Smart Doorbell
    • Leo's Pick: Primephonic Classical Streaming

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

    Guest: Jim Dalrymple

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  • Posted on 16 Jan 2019

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    iOS Today 429: Best iPhone & iPad Health Apps 2019

    iOS Today (Audio)

    Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone discuss their favorite health apps, including SmartGym, Obtain, and YouTube. Plus, Leo shows off the new Duet Display that lets you use your iPad as a second screen.

    Hosts: Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone

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    You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to


  • Posted on 15 Jan 2019


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