Radio Leo (Audio)Author: TWiT
27 Feb 2021

Radio Leo (Audio)

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

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    This Week in Google 600: Jalapeño

    • Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian sites, government to make amendments to media bargaining code
    • Murdoch's law and the net
    • GameStop shares soar more than 100% amid executive shuffle
    • Trump reportedly appealed to FB Oversight Board
    • Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company's Business
    • Taco Bell chicken sandwich/taco! Pickled jalapeño > pickle
    • A second Google A.I. researcher says the company fired her
    • Why did I leave Google or, why did I stay so long?
    • Alphabet in talks with Spanish publishers to bring Google News back, sources say
    • Biden admin plans executive order to address chip-shortage woes
    • Google Pixel phone saved an unconscious man from being trapped in an overturned vehicle for hours
    • Google-linked smart city plan ditched in Portland
    • Samsung now updates Android for longer than Google does
    • It's the End of an Era: Fry's Calls It Quits
    • Birders fighting over celeb birds on Twitter
    • Dorsey says Twitter needs to go all-in on subs
    • California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules
    • YouTube to Let Parents Set Up Supervised Accounts for Kids Under 13
    • Google surfacing lightweight HTML5 games in Discover, Chrome around the world
    • Android's latest update will let you schedule texts, secure your passwords, and more
    • Apple TV App Is Now Available on Chromecast With Google TV
    • Jetpack Compose enters beta, making Android UI development easier
    • Google is bringing games to Android Auto, and no, it's not Stadia
    • Google Calendar now lets you set split working hours, repeating OOO entries
    • Google Chat website getting a Gmail-like redesign with Hangouts-style chat windows


    • Stacey: Ting Fire Safety
    • Jeff: The music industry makes more money but has more mouths to feed
    • Ant: "W" is for Whack
    • Leo: Lena @ Things Of Interest

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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  • Posted on 25 Feb 2021

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    Windows Weekly 713: Pot-Bellied Mastodons

    Updating Windows, Microsoft Ignite, and Power Fx

    Microsoft Office

    • Microsoft announces two new Office updates for 2021:
    • Office LTSC
    • Office 2021 for commercial and consumer customers

    Windows 10

    • Microsoft is cutting Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC support from ten years to five
    • Microsoft Brings Another FEP to the Windows Insider Beta Channel
    • Microsoft to talk about the future of mixed reality' at Ignite conference next week

    Power Platform

    • Microsoft readies Power Fx, a new Power Platform low-code language
    • Too late; P# already exists


    • Microsoft is Selling Replacement SSDs for Surface Pro 7+


    • Microsoft Concludes Its SolarWinds Investigation
    • Microsoft Calls for Australian-Style Media Arbitration in EU
    • Microsoft unveils three more 'industry clouds' for financial, manufacturing and nonprofit


    • Microsoft Announces Games for Gold for March
    • Fall Guys Lands on Xbox This Summer
    • Sony is Bringing VR to PlayStation 5
    • Sony is Bringing PlayStation Games to the PC

    Tips and picks

    • Tip of the week: Buy cereal, get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
    • App pick of the week: Tiles 2.0
    • Developer pick of the week: .NET Conf Focus on Windows
    • Enterprise pick of the week: Automatically translate Word docs into PowerPoints
    • Beer pick of the week: Delirium Black Barrel Aged

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

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    Check out Mary Jo's blog at

    The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.


  • Posted on 24 Feb 2021

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    Security Now 807: Dependency Confusion

    SHAREit's security update, Solorigate, Brave's "Private Window with Tor".

    • SHAREit Follow-up
    • This Week in Web Browser Tracking
    • Brave's "Private Window with Tor" was not so private
    • Tracking with eMail Beacons
    • Microsoft's final "Solorigate" update
    • "Good App goes Bad for Profit"
    • SpinRite: RS shows VERY obvious improvement after one pass of SR 6
    • Dependency Confusion

    We invite you to read our show notes at

    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 24 Feb 2021

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    MacBreak Weekly 754: Dare Mighty Things

    Mac malware, Epic Games vs. Apple, Apple March event rumors

    • New malware found on 30,000 Macs has security pros stumped
    • Apple Is Going to Make It Harder to Hack iPhones With Zero-Click Attacks
    • UK court blocks Epic Games from contesting Apple's Fortnite ban
    • Epic Games 'Attempting to Locate' Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall to Testify in Ongoing Legal Battle with Apple
    • Financial Times: Apple back on top in global smartphone sales
    • Apple cracks down on apps with 'irrationally high prices' as App Store scams are exposed
    • Mark Gurman says there isn't going to be a March 16th Apple event
    • Apple Is Working on Magnetic Battery Pack Attachment for iPhones
    • Anker beats Apple to market, new iPhone 12 MagSafe-compatible battery pack now available
    • Kuo: New form factor MacBook Pro to feature HDMI port and SD card slot
    • OWC introduces a new all-in-one Thunderbolt 4/USB-C Cable to help solve the confusion
    • Alleged Leaked Image Claims to Show Third-Generation AirPods and Case
    • New iPad Pro and MacBook Models With Mini-LED Displays Again Rumored to Launch This Year
    • First M1 MacBook Pros now available from Apple Refurbished Store
    • Perseverance Parachute Secret Message
    • Jon Stewart picks CBS News veteran as showrunner for upcoming Apple TV+ series
    • Vintage Apple retail sign goes up for auction with $12,000 starting bid

    Picks of the Week

    • Leo's pick: Flotato
    • Andy's pick: NASA's Eyes
    • Rene's picks: & Disney+ with Star
    • Alex's pick: Dante AVIO Bluetooth adapter

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Alex Lindsay

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  • Posted on 23 Feb 2021

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    This Week in Tech 811: Big Brick Energy

    Facebook abandons Australia, pictures from Mars, Salesforce, and work from home.

    • Changes to Sharing and Viewing News on Facebook in Australia.
    • "Mark Changed The Rules": How Facebook Went Easy On Alex Jones And Other Right-Wing Figures.
    • The Bizarre Reaction To Facebook's Decision To Get Out Of The News Business In Australia.
    • Perseverance's Pictures From Mars show NASA Rover's new home
    • Comcast reluctantly drops data-cap enforcement in 12 states for the rest of 2021.
    • Salesforce says 'the 9-to-5 workday is dead' and will provide 3 new ways for employees to work.
    • Microsoft approached Pinterest about a takeover.
    • Bitcoin Scales $58K for First Time; YTD Gain Over 98%.
    • Microsoft's Big Win in Quantum Computing Was an 'Error' After All.
    • IBM is reportedly considering a sale of its Watson Health business.
    • Some Texans got electric bills up to $17,000 after the storm. How does that happen?
    • Winter storms in Texas have caused Samsung, NXP, and other chipmakers based there to shut down some factories, potentially worsening ongoing chip shortages.
    • Nvidia Limits RTX 3060 Hash Rate, Unveils New 'Cryptocurrency Mining Processor' Line of GPUs.
    • Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index.
    • Amazon's Cloud King: Inside the World of Andy Jassy.
    • Amazon's Great Labor Awakening.
    • New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19.
    • Metallica's BlizzCon Performance Ruined By Twitch.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Brianna Wu, Paris Martineau, and Lindsey Turrentine

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  • Posted on 22 Feb 2021


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