Rich On Tech

Rich On Tech
TV Tech Guy Rich DeMuro offers tech news, gadget reviews, helpful apps and answers your questions. From KTLA-TV Los Angeles.

TCL’s $250 smartphone is a budget-friendly breath of fresh air
May 22 • 49 min
It’s actually surprisingly good.
A $25 activity tracker does the trick
May 15 • 48 min
Amazon announces new Fire tablets; Nest Aware subscription launches; OnePlus 8 Pro x-ray vision powers; Adobe takes a look at spending trends during COVID-19; a look at Wyze’s new activity tracker and connected scale; do those copper and brass “no touch”…
Microsoft Surface Earbuds are worth a look
May 8 • 46 min
They look strange but fit well.
Google, Facebook take on Zoom
May 1 • 43 min
They’re targeting security and time limits.
Special edition live call in show!
Apr 24 • 51 min
Just your pressing tech questions answered.
Game over: Apple introduces $399 iPhone SE
Apr 17 • 46 min
An affordable iPhone at the perfect time.
Just your tech questions, answered!
Apr 10 • 42 min
A full episode of listener questions.
Zoom goes boom!
Apr 2 • 39 min
Everyone is using the video conferencing app.
Instagram launches a feature that lets you browse with friends
Mar 26 • 45 min
It comes at just the right time.
Stuck at home show: New Apple iPad Pro, cheaper MacBook Air
Mar 20 • 40 min
Tech news finds a way.
Websites to help you track down hard to find coronavirus essentials
Mar 12 • 43 min
Get an alert when an item is back in stock.
Twitter Tests Its Own Version of Instagram Stories
Mar 5 • 48 min
The expiring stories are called Fleets
Camera focus issues on the Samsung S20 Ultra
Feb 27 • 47 min
Let’s hope a software update can fix them.
A Cell Phone Plan for Zero Dollars Per Month
Feb 21 • 44 min
Yes, it’s a real deal.
Hands on Impressions with Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Phones
Feb 13 • 47 min
Will improved cameras and 8K video get you to switch?
Ring Has New Security Settings You Should Check
Feb 6 • 41 min
It’s now easier to ensure your privacy.
You Can Now Tell Facebook to Stop Tracking You
Jan 30 • 45 min
A new tool called Off-Facebook Activity stops creepy ads.
Reelgood Makes the Most of Your Streaming Subscriptions
Jan 23 • 47 min
Never pay to rent a streaming movie ever again.
A New Search Engine Self Destructs Your Browsing History
Jan 16 • 42 min
No need to erase your search history.
CES 2020 Recap: Robots, Gadgets and Cool Finds
Jan 9 • 51 min
Recorded live from the show floor in Las Vegas.
Budget Security Cam Maker Wyze Has a Data Breach
Jan 2 • 47 min
What was and wasn’t exposed online.
Why You Should Stop Swiping a Card at the Gas Pump
Dec 19, 2019 • 46 min
Gas stations are a hotbed for card fraud.
Android Phones Might Be Worse in 2020
Dec 12, 2019 • 45 min
More chips might not make a better phone.
Google Photos Gets a Helpful New Texting Feature
Dec 5, 2019 • 45 min
Google Photos bypasses SMS with a new direct chat feature.
The Sneakiest Holiday Shopping Tool Ever
Nov 21, 2019 • 41 min
Find secret promo codes you’re not supposed to see.
Motorola Brings Back the Razr with a Foldable Screen
Nov 14, 2019 • 46 min
An iconic phone makes a comeback.
A New T-Mobile Plan for $15 a Month
Nov 7, 2019 • 45 min
T-Mobile teases 5G and a super cheap plan.
Apple AirPods Pro Make an Excellent iPhone Companion
Oct 31, 2019 • 41 min
“Ears on” with Apple’s new AirPods Pro noise cancelling headphones; Google Assistant gets SiriusXM stations; Sony shuts down PlayStation Vue streaming service; Spotify tests a kids app; Amazon Fresh is now included in Prime; Details on HBO Max; the…
Outback Steakhouse Serves up a Side of Surveillance
Oct 24, 2019 • 43 min
Outback Steakhouse tests a high tech surveillance tool.
Google Pixel 4 Puts the Smart in Smartphone
Oct 17, 2019 • 45 min
Come for the gimmicky hand gestures, stay for the amazing camera.
The Proper Way to Answer Password Security Questions
Oct 10, 2019 • 47 min
The counterintuitive way to approach account security questions.
Microsoft Goes Dual Screen with Surface Duo and Neo
Oct 4, 2019 • 40 min
Microsoft gets back into the smartphone game.
Amazon Unveils a Plethora of Alexa Gadgets
Sep 26, 2019 • 43 min
Alexa is now built into everything from ovens to eyeglasses.
Facebook Wants to Put a Camera In Your Living Room
Sep 19, 2019 • 51 min
Facebook has new video chat devices for the home.
Apple Event Hands On: iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 & More
Sep 10, 2019 • 49 min
A roundup of Apple’s September iPhone Event.
An Internet Provider Upgrades Speeds for Free
Sep 5, 2019 • 46 min
Spectrum customers are getting faster internet speeds for free.
A Hard Lesson on the Importance of Backing Up Data
Aug 29, 2019 • 45 min
Apple sends out invites for a September 10th event.
iPhone 11 Rumors and Note 10 Review
Aug 22, 2019 • 44 min
The Galaxy Note 10 might be too much phone.
Nest Cams Are Less Sneaky + Special Guest: My Boss
Aug 15, 2019 • 49 min
Google makes a key privacy change to its security cameras.
A TV Bundle That’s Too Good To Be True
Aug 7, 2019 • 42 min
A listener is curious about a streaming TV plan that seems to have it all.
New Software to Remove PC Bloatware
Jul 31, 2019 • 44 min
Speed up your PC by removing pre-installed programs you don’t need.
Fitbit Knows What You Did Last Summer
Jul 25, 2019 • 46 min
A listener wants to know how much data Fitbit is collecting on its users.
Never Get Hit With a Free Trial Fee Ever Again
Jul 18, 2019 • 44 min
A new app helps you avoid subscription charges even if you forget to cancel a free trial.
Quick Hit: What Went Right & Wrong with the ShakeAlertLA App
Jul 6, 2019 • 9 min
An earthquake early warning app gets its first major test.
FaceTime’s Creepy New Eye Contact Feature
Jul 4, 2019 • 45 min
FaceTime will force you to make eye contact in iOS 13.
Why You Probably Don’t Need a Drone
Jun 27, 2019 • 43 min
Set Google history to auto-delete and more
Quick Hit: Verizon’s Secret $40 Unlimited Plan Gets Even Better
Jun 26, 2019 • 9 min
Visible now offers unlimited data at unlimited speeds for $40 a month on Verizon’s network.
Quick Hit: Most Extreme Robocall Blocking App Yet
Jun 25, 2019 • 9 min
Firewall only allows callers you know to ring your phone.
How to Avoid Getting Hacked
Jun 20, 2019 • 44 min
How to avoid getting hacked.
Visiting Shanghai for CES Asia 2019
Jun 14, 2019 • 48 min
A visit to Shanghai, China for CES Asia.
A Definitive Guide to Upcoming iTunes Changes
Jun 6, 2019 • 45 min
Understanding the changes coming soon to iTunes
Scary Airport USB Charging Stations Debunked
May 31, 2019 • 44 min
KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro talks about the tech stories you should know about and answers listeners questions.
Facebook Spying Explained
May 23, 2019 • 42 min
What to expect from Apple’s WWDC; T-Mobile tweaks free Netflix perk; Ice T says Amazon delivery personnel should wear a special vest; A simulated Google Duplex call; Consumer Reports rips Tesla Autopilot; Cheapest way to use your phone abroad; a rear view…
New App Takes Unique Approach to Blocking Robocalls
May 17, 2019 • 42 min
A review of the OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone; iPhone 7 recall; first ever 1 terabyte MicroSD card; Uber launches a “quiet mode” and faster pickups at airports; DJI’s Osmo Action camera is great for vlogging; ibi Photo backup device; Apple’s TV app gets a…
Photo App Uses Your Data to Train AI
May 9, 2019 • 42 min
Google’s announcements at I/O, including advancements in AI, Incognito Mode in Maps, Nest Hub Max and Pixel 3a; Samsung says Fold launch will be decided soon; Ever app somewhat secretly used users photos to for facial recognition business; Otter voice…
Google Lets You Set Search History to Self Destruct
May 2, 2019 • 42 min
Facebook’s big changes; Google can now automatically delete your search and location history; Smartphone sales slump; Apple is king of smart watches; Netflix improves it’s audio quality; free trial of HBO and offline downloads through Apple; YouTube…
Apple Watch Lost at Sea Turns Up Working 6 Months Later
Apr 25, 2019 • 39 min
Samsung postpones the launch of the Galaxy Fold smartphone; Unlimited movie theater ticketing apps compared; Amazon Key for Garage now available; Comparing streaming video services; Kohl’s expands Amazon returns program nationwide; Remapping the Bixby…
Google and Amazon Make Peace
Apr 18, 2019 • 40 min
Samsung stumbles moments before the launch of the Galaxy Fold smartphone; Amazon and Google announce a truce so YouTube can officially come to Fire TV; Verizon increases its activation fee; Hands on with T-Mobile’s TV service called TVision; an iPhone…
Cord Cutting Keeps Getting More Expensive
Apr 11, 2019 • 42 min
How to change your Alexa privacy settings so Amazon employees can’t listen to recordings of your conversations with her; T-Mobile launches a television service called TVision, YouTube adds channels and raises prices for YouTube TV; Connected dash cams…
Office Depot Tricks Customers into Computer Repairs; Verizon Offers Robocall Killer; New Password Manager; Thoughts on Apple TV+, News+ & Credit Card; Ford’s Mindful Mode
Mar 28, 2019 • 36 min
Office Depot settles charges with the FTC that they misled customers into costly computer repairs; Verizon’s Call Filter app helps you battle robocalls; Apple launches News+, TV+ and an Apple credit card; Firefox launches a free password manager that…
New AirPods and iPads; Citizen Neighborhood Crime App; Free Streaming Movies; Postmates Party; Opera VPN; Amazon Kindle and Skincare line
Mar 22, 2019 • 42 min
Apple launches updated AirPods; iPads and iMac computers; Google Stadia gaming service; Facebook has yet another privacy gaffe; Amazon updates its entry level Kindle and introduces a new skincare line; Postmates Party feature for free delivery; Opera adds…
Apple Sets New Unveil Date; Spotify Fights Back; Free File Transfers; Smart Tax App; Cheap Hotels; HP Laptop Battery Recall
Mar 14, 2019 • 31 min
Apple sets March date for next unveiling; Spotify says Apple doesn’t play fair; Google releases Android Q beta; DNA test for Type 2 Diabetes; Kayak lets you filter out Boeing 737 Max flights; Verizon 5G launches in Chicago and Minneapolis April 11;…
New Fitbits; A More Private Facebook; Roku Connects with Alexa; Google Duplex Expands; App to Prevent Spying
Mar 8, 2019 • 36 min
Samsung Galaxy S10 review; Free Spotify for S10 buyers; New Fitbit models; Facebook focuses on privacy; Alexa can now control Roku; Google expands Duplex for more automated restaurant reservations; OverSight app helps you avoid spies on your webcam and…
FedEx Robot; Best Car Phone Mount; Galaxy Buds Review; Amazon Delivery Day; Uber vs Lyft
Mar 1, 2019 • 56 min
Huawei Mate X foldable phone; Best Car Phone Mount; Samsung Galaxy Buds Review; Using Plex with a NAS; Amazon Day for weekly deliveries; Switching to iPhone from Android; Energizer’s phone with the biggest battery ever; 1 Terabyte MicroSD card; Data and…
Galaxy S10 First Impressions; Discounted Gift Cards; Secret Cameras and Microphones; Curating Google Home Hub Pics
Feb 22, 2019 • 35 min
First impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and why this device will make iPhone users think twice; A student discount on the S10; Curating photos on the Google Home Hub and Chromecast; Secret microphones and cameras; Apps for furniture delivery and…
Samsung’s Apple Stores; Cord Cutting Accelerates; Disabling Bixby; In-Car WiFi; SquareTrade gets iCracked
Feb 15, 2019 • 49 min
Amazon acquires mesh WiFi maker eero; Cord cutting speeds up in 2018; Saving on Spectrum Internet; Adding WiFi to your car; Samsung opens 3 new retail stores; How to disable Bixby on a Note 9; SquareTrade acquires on-demand screen repair company iCracked;…
New Ways to Save on Travel; Possessed iPhone; Whole Home WiFi; Movies to Plex; Toyota Adopts Android Auto; Jimmy John’s Says No to Delivery Services
Feb 8, 2019 • 51 min
Apple fixes the FaceTime flaw but discovers a new one; A caller wonders if her iPhone is possessed; Toyota finally adopts Android Auto; A caller wants a recommendation on whole home WiFi; Apps secretly recording your iPhone screen; Debunking Facebook’s 26…
Spectrum Mobile Compared; iRobot’s Lawnmower; Hulu vs YouTube TV; Secret Camera Floor Lamp; Best Movies on a Streaming Service
Feb 1, 2019 • 40 min
Apple’s FaceTime flaw; what to expect from the new iPhones; a caller wants to know if she should switch to Spectrum Mobile; UltraViolet shuts down; iRobot creates a lawn mowing robot; a caller wants to compare Hulu Live TV vs YouTube TV for cord cutting;…
Google’s Phishing Quiz; eSIM Support; Nest vs Ring; Facebook Photo App Shuts Down
Jan 25, 2019 • 47 min
Facebook is shutting down its photo saving app; a caller wonders why the iPhone has eSIM functionality; Nest video doorbell vs Ring; a Google Phishing Quiz, Transferring old VHS tapes to digital; Netflix adds a feature to help you share to Instagram…
More Passwords Exposed; In-Store Pickup Scam; Free Apple Music; Netflix Price Hike
Jan 18, 2019 • 39 min
22 Million passwords exposed, what you need to know; Scammers target in-store pickups; Netflix hikes prices; Verizon gives customers free Apple Music subscriptions; Apple vs Mophie battery cases for new iPhones; Nike’s self lacing sneakers. Tech Reporter…
Apple Stumbles; Earthquake App; CES 2019 Trends; Robots Delivering Snacks
Jan 4, 2019 • 38 min
Apple stumbles after iPhone sales slow down; CES 2019 trends to watch out for; GE expands it’s lineup of simple smart bulbs; LA’s new earthquake warning app; Apps to help you get fit and be more mindful in 2019; the new robots delivering snacks on a…
Facebook Data Gaffe; Alexa Privacy Issues; Smart Speakers Rated; Twitter Reveals Source Information
Dec 21, 2018 • 32 min
Facebook’s latest privacy issues; Alexa recordings get into the wrong hands; Smart Speakers Rated; OnePlus 6T gets high marks for its camera; Twitter now reveals more about you when you tweet.Facebook privacy…
Dreamscape Reinvents the Movie Night with VR
Dec 19, 2018 • 8 min
A company called Dreamscape Immersive is reinventing the movie night with virtual reality experiences you step into. Their first location is now open at Westfield Century City and it’s better than VR you can do at home since the floor moves, there’s wind,…
Tech To Stop Porch Pirates
Dec 17, 2018 • 8 min
A look at the gadgets that can help stop porch pirates from stealing your online orders. We talk to the folks at Google about Nest Hello, the founder of Ring about the impact their video doorbells have had and take a look at a new climate controlled lock…
Facebook Exposes Photos of 6.8M Users; 3% Interest Bank Account; Location Tracking Apps; Worst Passwords of 2018
Dec 14, 2018 • 35 min
Top tech stories along with viewer emails. Facebook reveals bug that exposed photos of 6.8 million users; a new checking and savings account that pays 3% interest with no hidden fees; how apps secretly track your every move; the worst passwords of…
101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone; Updated for iOS 12 and in Paperback
Dec 12, 2018 • 7 min
Learn iPhone tips, tricks and secrets in the new paperback version of my book, 101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone. From how to create a Memoji to managing notifications and setting up Screen Time, you’ll feel smarter and more in control of your device.…
Unique Wireless Smartphone Chargers
Dec 10, 2018 • 10 min
A look at some of the more unique wireless chargers to keep your phone juiced up at home, the office and on the go.Mentioned:Google Pixel Stand, $80Samsung Wireless Charger Duo, $120Nimble Wireless Travel Kit, $60Mophie Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless…
iPhone XR Camera is Tops; Pros and Cons of Cellular Apple Watch; Fire TV vs Roku; Trivia Live Game
Dec 7, 2018 • 35 min
DxOMark Mobile says iPhone XR is best single lens smartphone camera; Apple Watch gets ECG feature; Pros and Cons of Cellular Apple Watch; Fire TV versus Roku for elderly parents; Apps to help create killer social media posts; Trivia Crack’s new Trivia…
Drag and Drop Music, Video & More onto iPhone without iTunes
Dec 3, 2018 • 10 min
WALTR 2 is a handy desktop app that lets you drag and drop a wide variety of files onto your iPhone in seconds and even puts the file in the appropriate Apple native app. It works with Audio, Video, Books, PDFs and more in nearly every format and even…
Marriott Hack; 4% Checking Account; Apple Music on Echo
Nov 30, 2018 • 33 min
Long form version of the podcast packed with the things I think you should know that happened in the tech world this week! Learn the details of Marriott’s major customer database hack, Apple Music comes to Amazon Echo devices, why I think the Payless…
Amazon Fire TV Recast is the Best New Cord Cutting Solution
Nov 28, 2018 • 13 min
Amazon’s Fire TV Recast is a DVR for your over the air channels. Record shows and watch live TV from anywhere. Elias Saba of joins me to talk about how this powerful new device can help you cut the cord and save money but not miss out on your…
Essential Holiday Shopping Tools
Nov 26, 2018 • 6 min
The essential online tools you need to help you shop online on Cyber Monday or any day this holiday shopping season. editor Sarah Hollenbeck runs down the browser assistants and sites that can help perform price checks and automatically…
Best Way to Find Black Friday Deals
Nov 21, 2018 • 12 min
Looking for the best deals this holiday shopping season? A website called Slickdeals uses the wisdom of the crowds to uncover the best offers on the internet, no matter which site is selling the item. An interview with Josh Meyers of Slickdeals, who…
Hotel Travel Booking Secrets
Nov 19, 2018 • 10 min
Learn the way to get the best price possible on your next hotel booking with a little known agreement called the “rate parity clause.” Also, the flash sale site that can save you big bucks and where a travel pro starts his online booking search. An…
Amazon’s Black Friday Deals; iPhone vs Pixel Camera; Uber Rewards
Nov 16, 2018 • 31 min
Amazon announces seven days of early Black Friday deals, plus some extra perks for Prime subscribers. Rich puts the iPhone Xs camera to the test versus the Google Pixel 3 in a Time Square camera shoot. Details on Uber’s new Rewards program, plus other…
Rent Out Your Car When You’re Not Using It
Nov 15, 2018 • 12 min
Make some extra money with your car by letting others rent it out by the hour when you’re not using it. GM-owned car sharing company Maven is opening its Peer-to-Peer service in Los Angeles. It’s also available or coming soon to Ann Arbor, Baltimore,…
Quit Your Day Job
Nov 12, 2018 • 7 min
Patreon is a website that allows creators to get paid for their work through the support of their fans, who pledge one time or monthly contributions. We catch up with founder Jack Conte at the site’s annual Patrecon Meetup in Downtown Los Angeles. We also…
Johnny Jet Talks About His Fear of Flying
Nov 9, 2018 • 13 min
Professional traveler Johnny Jet talks about some of his best tips and tricks for easy travel. From the websites to visit to the credit cards he uses to spend less time in security and more time in the longue. Johnny also opens up about he used to be…
Verizon’s “Secret” $40 Unlimited Plan
Nov 7, 2018 • 13 min
Verizon has a new cell phone company named Visible that’s offering unlimited talk, text, data and hotspot for $40 a month. Is it too good to be true? We talk to Visible CEO Miguel Quiroga to find out.Watch the TV…
Best Nintendo Games for Holiday Gifts
Nov 5, 2018 • 7 min
We talk to David Young at Nintendo about some of the hottest titles they’re releasing for the holidays. Learn about the latest Pokemon games, Super Smash Bros Ultimate and my personal pick, Super Mario Party.More…
It’s Time To Consider the OnePlus 6T
Nov 2, 2018 • 11 min
With the OnePlus 6T, the company has finally found a footing in the United States with a smartphone that rivals even the best offerings from Samsung, Google and Apple. The best part: it comes at an unbeatable price. Hear my hands on thoughts about the…
Apple Unveils New iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini
Oct 30, 2018 • 8 min
Hands on impressions of Apple’s new gadgets from a launch event in Brooklyn, New York. Learn about the brand new version of the iPad Pro that ditches the home button in favor of Face ID and lightning in favor of USB-C. The MacBook Air gets a retina…
Apple, Google Upgrade 911 Location Data
Oct 29, 2018 • 9 min
In recent months, both Apple and Google have made changes to their software that incorporates technology from a company called RapidSOS. Now, when you dial 911 from an iPhone running iOS 12+ and Android 4+, your precise location data will be made…
How to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn
Oct 26, 2018 • 8 min
Rich talks to the experts at LinkedIn on how to get the most out of the platform. Learn what makes a great (and clickable) profile pic, what to say in your headline and summary, what recruiters look for and how to signal that you’re open to a new…
iPhone XR is a Great Value
Oct 25, 2018 • 13 min
Tech reviewer Lance Ulanoff joins Rich to discuss the iPhone XR, which is in stores Friday, October 26. Learn about the main differences from the iPhone XS and whether it’s worth saving the $250.Read Lance’s…
How the Internet Happened
Oct 23, 2018 • 12 min
An interview with Brian McCullough, author of How the Internet Happened. The new book that takes you on an amazing ride from the beginnings of Netscape to the launch of iPhone. It’s a fast, fun and informative journey down memory lane for some, important…
Google Pixel Slate Combines iPad, Surface & Chromebook
Oct 22, 2018 • 9 min
Google’s upcoming Pixel Slate device combines aspects of the iPad, Microsoft Surface and a Chromebook into one device. An interview with Google’s Matt Vokoun about the new device, which is perfect for road warriors who also don’t want to carry around…
Square CEO Jack Dorsey Talks About Terminal & Entrepreneurship
Oct 19, 2018 • 8 min
An interview with Square founder and CEO Jack Dorsey about the company’s latest hardware product called Terminal. Dorsey explains why it is a a better solution for small businesses to accept all payment types from customers. He also talks about the power…
Palm Comes Back, Adobe Premieres Rush & Your Emails
Oct 15, 2018 • 46 min
In this new version of the podcast, Rich discusses various tech stories and answers your email questions. Among the topics: Pixel 3 Reviews, Palm’s comeback device, Adobe Rush Editing app, Microsoft Tech Support scams, Kodak’s new digitizing service for…
Google Home Hub Has Screen Smarts
Oct 10, 2018 • 8 min
Google Home Hub is a smart speaker with a screen. It uses the Google Assistant to answer questions, show videos, function as a digital picture frame and more. An interview with Ashton Udall, product manager for Google Home products about the device…
Google Pixel 3: Killer Camera, Screens Calls Too
Oct 9, 2018 • 12 min
Initial thoughts on the Google Pixel 3 including a look at the major new camera features, plus a crazy new call screening feature that helps you avoid unwanted calls with a little help from artificial intelligence!Blog…
Fastest Oven in the World
Oct 8, 2018 • 11 min
Brava is a new type of oven that uses infrared light to go from 0 to 500 degrees in less than a second. It can cook everything from frozen pizzas to gourmet meals in minutes. Is it the future of cooking or will a high price tag hinder its success? An…
A Hilarious Way to Fight Back Against Robocalls
Oct 5, 2018 • 12 min
An app called RoboKiller not only helps block the annoying calls to your phone, but it actually calls the scam artists back with bots in an effort to waste their time. Hear some of the hilarious results. Ethan Garr of RoboKiller explains and also talks…
License Plates Go Digital
Oct 1, 2018 • 6 min
California is one of the first states to allow digital license plates. Rich talks to an early adopter of the plates along with an installer to learn about the pros and cons of a 24/7 connected plate.Watch the TV…
3 New Money Saving Mobile Plans
Sep 28, 2018 • 8 min
A look at three new money saving mobile plans from Spectrum Mobile, Verizon’s Visible and Metro by T-Mobile. Rich breaks down the little details you won’t see advertised in big letters and whether it’s worth it to switch.Detailed…
Google Celebrates Its 20th Birthday
Sep 27, 2018 • 5 min
Google is celebrating its 20th birthday with some fun and surprises. Take a look inside the orignal Google Garage, have fun with retro search terms and hear from young co-founder Larry Page back in the day.Watch the videos and explore the…
Roku Focuses on Free and Easy Streaming
Sep 25, 2018 • 14 min
An interview with Lloyd Clarke, director of product management at Roku. Clarke explains new and upcoming Roku features including easy voice search for free content, Spotify coming back to the platform, Google Assistant compatibility, Wireless Speaker and…
New iPhones Strongest Yet, But Still Shatter on Impact
Sep 24, 2018 • 6 min
SquareTrade takes a look at just how durable the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max are with a string of drop and break tests. Learn how the devices fared and how there are differences in durability between the smaller and larger models.iPhone Breakability report…
Amazon Unveils 14 New Alexa Devices
Sep 21, 2018 • 8 min
Amazon took the wraps off of 14 new Alexa powered devices including a new Echo for you car, a microwave and a DVR that might be the missing link to a well-balanced cord cutting lifestyle.More information on all of the…
Best Times to Book Holiday Flights
Sep 20, 2018 • 4 min
Travel app Hopper is using data to tell us the best time frames to book holiday flights for Christmas and Thanksgiving before prices go up. They are also revealing the specific dates to fly for the cheapest possible airfares.More…
Turn On Blue Light Filter For Better Sleep
Sep 18, 2018 • 7 min
The Blue Light emitted from your bright phone screen could be keeping you up at night! In this episode, a sleep doctor explain the connection between your devices and a lack of sleep, plus find out how to tweak the settings on your phone, tablet and…
iOS 12 Speeds Up Older iPhones
Sep 17, 2018 • 10 min
iOS 12 is scheduled to launch today. In this podcast I’ll go over some of the improvements, including how it will speed up older iOS devices, introduce improved Do Not Disturb, Screen Time, third party navigation apps in CarPlay, better battery stats and…
Latest Apple Watches Feature Fall Detection
Sep 14, 2018 • 10 min
Apple Watch Series 4 has a larger watch face, improved call quality and a louder speaker. The device also has some interesting heart and health features built in including the ability to detect an irregular heartbeat and call for help if you fall and…
Apple’s New iPhones: First Impressions
Sep 12, 2018 • 7 min
Hands on and first impressions of Apple’s new iPhone Xs, Xs Max and iPhone XR after attending the company’s special event today in Cupertino.Hands on video with iPhone Xs Max Gold: Rich on…
Live from Cupertino: Apple Event Preview
Sep 12, 2018 • 7 min
A preview of today’s Apple Event in Cupertino, as heard on Wake Up Call on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles.Check out my Instagram Stories for behind the scenes coverage:’s a FB video with a behind the scenes look
DIY: Transfer Your Old Tapes to Digital
Sep 10, 2018 • 11 min
You probably have old tapes lying around the house chock full of family memories. Here is the DIY way to convert them into a digital format so they last forever.TV Segment:…
Two Bit Circus: High Tech Games, Food and Fun
Sep 7, 2018 • 9 min
An interview with Eric Gradman, co-founder of Two Bit Circus in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s a new high tech entertainment space with games, food, drinks, virtual reality and more.Watch my tour of Two Bit Circus on…
Essential Mac App: Clean My Mac X
Sep 6, 2018 • 5 min
One of my favorite Mac apps, CleanMyMac, just got a major overhaul. CleanMyMac X can help you clear out the junk hanging out on your Mac hard drive, including files, apps and other stuff you don’t need. New in this version is a Malware scan tool, faster…
Easy Ways to Avoid Malware
Sep 5, 2018 • 5 min
Is your computer showing pop-up ads, hijacked search results or just running slow? It could be malware. Here are some easy ways to get rid of unwanted programs on your computer and avoid them in the future.Links to the tools…
Maximize Your Netflix Subscription with These Tools
Sep 4, 2018 • 4 min
Check out these tools to help you make the most of your Netflix subscription including a way to browse videos in all of the “secret” categories, speed up movies, blur images and descriptions to avoid spoilers, see IMDB & Rotten Tomatoes ratings and even…
Apple Event Set for September 12
Aug 30, 2018 • 3 min
Apple has sent out invitations for its next big event on September 12, 2018 at 10 AM PST. Here’s what we can expect and what it’s like to cover Apple’s big day in the spotlight.See the invitation…
Best Wireless Headphone Picks
Aug 29, 2018 • 11 min
We talk to Lauren Dragan, an editor at the reviews website Wirecutter, about the best wireless headphones in various categories including inexpensive headphones, running headphones, AirPods alternatives, kids headphones and noise cancelling headphones.…
YouTube’s Digital Wellbeing Tools
Aug 28, 2018 • 5 min
YouTube has new Digital Wellbeing tools to help you control how much time you spend watching videos inside the app. Learn how to monitor how much time you or your kids are watching, get reminders to take a break, group your notifications, set quiet times…
Apps That Turn Saving Money Into a Game
Aug 27, 2018 • 4 min
A look at three apps - Blast, Grand and Long Game Savings - that encourage people to save money by turning the process into a game. Earn money while playing your favorite games, win weekly prizes and play lottery style games to earn more on top of your…
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review
Aug 24, 2018 • 8 min
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is in stores now for $1,000. It’s a device that truly offers it all, if you don’t mind the supersized price tag or form factor.TV Segment and sample…
PayPal vs Credit Card for Online Shopping
Aug 23, 2018 • 6 min
A caller says she likes to use PayPal online for shopping, but her credit card is now showing fraudulent charges. From the Rich on Tech Live Facebook show.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Tips to Keep Kids Safe on YouTube
Aug 22, 2018 • 10 min
Great tips to keep your kids safe as they watch YouTube including how to build a playlist of pre-approved videos, steering clear of the phenomenon known as YouTube “poop” and why you should turn off Autoplay. Interview with Kevin Grosch, CEO of Made In…
Samsung vs Pixel
Aug 21, 2018 • 6 min
A viewer calls in wondering if she should upgrade to the new Pixel or switch to Samsung for her next phone. From the Rich on Tech Live Facebook show.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Latest Spam Email Contains Your Real Password
Aug 20, 2018 • 3 min
A new spam email going around contains an eyebrow raising piece of information: one of your real passwords. Here’s how the spammers likely got it and what you can do to protect yourself.See the email message…
Why Walmart is Installing Giant Vending Machines
Aug 17, 2018 • 5 min
Walmart is installing giant vending machines called Pickup Towers in stores nationwide in an effort to make picking up online orders easy, fast and fun.See the giant pickup tower in action: Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
T-Mobile Fixes Customer Service + Free Music
Aug 16, 2018 • 5 min
T-Mobile is giving its customers a free music subscription for a year, $25 concert tickets and fixing customer service with a new approach that pairs customers up with a Team of Experts they can contact 24/7.Pandora Plus subscription and concert…
3 New iPhones; Apple Pencil Support, 512 GB Storage - Report
Aug 14, 2018 • 6 min
A new report from market intelligence company TrendForce predicts three new iPhone models. One budget model with a big screen, then two more premium devices that support Apple Pencil and perhaps Dual SIM cards. Plus, you might be able to get 512 gigabytes…
Instagram Stories Tips & Tricks
Aug 13, 2018 • 5 min
Instagram Stories just turned 2 years old! 400 million people are using them every day to share their lives and more. Here are some fun hidden tricks you might not know about. Plus, learn how to control a new Instagram feature that tells your friends when…
Samsung Unveils the Galaxy Note 9
Aug 9, 2018 • 8 min
Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone with a bigger screen, bigger battery, double the storage, Bluetooth S-Pen and a more intelligent camera. Here are my first impressions and what you need to know about this $1000 device.Watch my hands on…
Android 9 Pie Brings AI to Android Phones
Aug 8, 2018 • 7 min
Google has released the final version of Android 9 Pie to the Pixel. Learn how the built in Artificial Intelligence will help you conserve battery life and get things done faster. Plus, how a new feature called Digital Wellbeing can help you understand…
Dashlane Password Manager Adds Features and Hikes Price
Jul 26, 2018 • 6 min
Password management software Dashlane unveils a new version of their software with more features for Premium users including a free, unlimited VPN for secure, encrypted web surfing. The company also raised its subscription price by…
Beyond Meat is Building Burgers, Sausage from Plants
Jul 25, 2018 • 6 min
Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown explains why he wants his plant based burgers and sausage to appeal to all eaters - not just vegans and vegetarians.Watch the TV segment: Rich…
Switched from iPhone to Android, Can’t Get Texts
Jul 24, 2018 • 4 min
From the mailbag: Faby writes in and says she switched from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S9+ and now her text messages aren’t coming through. Here’s the fix.Deregister and Turn off iMessage: me a…
Smart Antivirus Uses Artificial Intelligence to Protect Your Computer
Jul 23, 2018 • 6 min
A company named Cylance is taking a different approach to it’s antivirus software. It uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to actually know the difference between a good and bad file.More…
Free Snacks In Your Next Uber Ride
Jul 20, 2018 • 6 min
Uber is partnering with a startup named Cargo to offer a selection of free and paid snacks and other goodies drivers can sell in the back seat. Cargo Founder & CEO Jeff Cripe talks about how the system works for passengers and drivers plus what the new…
Amazon Prime Day 2018 Results
Jul 18, 2018 • 4 min
Amazon shares results from Prime Day 2018, including the top sales items in various countries. Overall, Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot rule. Strawberries were the top deal at Whole Foods.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Rough Start for Amazon Prime Day 2018
Jul 17, 2018 • 4 min
Amazon Prime Day 2018 got off to a rough start with lots of shoppers complaining about error messages full of cute dogs. But the site eventually came back online and Amazon says Prime Day is off to a bigger start than last year.Amazon Prime Day…
Radiation Blocking Screen Protector
Jul 16, 2018 • 9 min
Tech Armor Enhance is a new screen protector that not only guards your phone from scuffs and scratches, but it also has special technology built in to help block potentially harmful radiation emitted by your device. Plus, Tech Armor explains the fool…
101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone on Bill Handel Show
Jul 14, 2018 • 6 min
I share some fun iPhone tips and tricks with Bill Handel on KFI AM 640. The tips are taken from my new book, 101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone, available now on Amazon.Details on my book: Handel…
Best Apps to to Buy and Sell Your Used Stuff Locally
Jul 13, 2018 • 4 min
Move over eBay and Craiglist! Here are the next generation of apps that can help you make some quick cash by selling the used stuff around your house locally. Plus tips on how to post and the best day to make a sale.More…
How My Kid Racked Up $100 of In App Purchases Without Me Knowing
Jul 12, 2018 • 4 min
A story and warning for parents: I explain how my 6 year old made $100 in app purchases on his iPad, even when I thought restrictions were in place. Here’s what went wrong and how you can keep this from happening to you.Restrictions:Settings > General >…
Try These New Google Home Features
Jul 11, 2018 • 7 min
A look at new features on the Google Home smart speaker including the ability to speak Spanish, have back and forth conversations and set routines.More information on the gadgets we…
Netflix Adds Smart Downloads
Jul 10, 2018 • 4 min
Netflix can now automatically download the next episode in a series you’re watching, plus Microsoft unveils the $399 Surface Go and a Spend $10 at Whole Foods, Get $10 at Amazon Prime Day promotion.links to more…
New CA Law: Sign Up Online, Cancel Online Too
Jul 5, 2018 • 3 min
A new California law went into effect on July 1, 2018 that makes it easier for consumers to cancel subscriptions they sign up for online. If you can sign up online for a recurring subscription, you must be able to cancel it online too.Follow Rich on…
Movie Ticket Subscription Services Compared
Jul 4, 2018 • 7 min
You’ve heard of MoviePass but there are now several movie ticket subscription options. I’ll go over the popular choices and help you choose the service that might be right for you.TV…
Amazon Prime Day Deals Happen July 16
Jul 3, 2018 • 6 min
Amazon has set July 16 as Prime Day 2018. Here is a look at some of the deals you can expect this year including discounts on Amazon electronics, an extra 10% savings at Whole Foods and selected deals that start right now.More…
Legoland’s New Interactive Deep Sea Adventure Ride
Jun 29, 2018 • 8 min
Legoland California is debuting a new interactive submarine ride for kids of all ages called Lego City Deep Sea Adventure. Julie Estrada of Legoland explains how the new ride is educational and fun thanks to 300,000 gallons of water, thousands of real…
101 Handy Tech Tips on KFI AM 640
Jun 28, 2018 • 12 min
My book, 101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone, has officially launched! Thanks for all of the overwhelming support. Here is an interview about the book with some fun tips inside as heard on Wake Up Call with Jennifer Jones Lee on KFI AM 640 in Los…
Files Go Frees Up Space, Transfers Files Fast on Android
Jun 26, 2018 • 3 min
Google just gave an app called Files Go a major upgrade. The free app can help you free up space on your Android phone instantly and help you transfer files to your friends phones fast and without using a data connection.Learn more about Files Go:Download…
How to Activate Amazon Prime Discount at Whole Foods
Jun 25, 2018 • 3 min
Amazon says Prime members will get a discount at all Whole Foods stores nationwide starting Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Here’s how to activate your discount so you can redeem it at the checkout in store.Need a Prime Membership? Find a link for a free 30 day…
Like Top 10 Lists? You’ll Love Ranker
Jun 22, 2018 • 10 min
An interview with Clark Benson, CEO and founder of Ranker. Learn how he turned a love of lists into a full fledged business. Millions of people come to Ranker each month to look at and vote on lists for just about every topic you can imagine.On the…
Instagram Launches IGTV
Jun 21, 2018 • 4 min
Instagram has a new way for users and creators to watch long form videos in a vertical format! It’s called IGTV and videos can now be up to an hour long, up from just 1 minute previously. IGTV is a section inside the Instagram app or you can download a…
New Book: 101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone
Jun 15, 2018 • 4 min
I wrote a book! It’s called 101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone and it’s available now on Amazon for the Kindle reader and apps, as well as files that work in iBooks and other EPUB readers plus a PDF you can print or read on screen.The book is written so…
YouTube Music App Review
Jun 12, 2018 • 6 min
A review of the new and improved YouTube Music App. Hear about the unique features this music streaming app offers compared to Spotify and others. Plus, learn about my favorite feature that can help you watch live performances of your favorite artists…
$30 Home Security Camera Pans, Tilts & Zooms
Jun 11, 2018 • 4 min
The Wyze Cam Pan home security camera is an incredible value at just $30. There are no monthly fees and it’s packed with useful features including free cloud storage. However, I did find one minor downside to this otherwise solid value.Read my full…
Silvercar Is a Better Car Rental Experience
Jun 8, 2018 • 9 min
Silvercar offers a premium car rental experience with no lines and no paperwork. You just scan a QR code on a car to start your rental. Plus, ever car is an Audi fully loaded with the best amenities including satellite radio, WiFi, GPS, Android Auto and…
Amazon Fire TV Cube Controls Your Cable Box
Jun 7, 2018 • 5 min
Amazon’s new Fire TV Cube is a 4K device that combines the best of Echo, Alexa and Fire TV. It adds new voice control features for TVs, sound bars and even cable boxes.Read my full post about the Amazon Fire TV…
WWDC: Features Coming to Apple Watch, TV, Macs & more
Jun 6, 2018 • 6 min
Rich DeMuro takes a look at new software features coming soon to Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac computers and more. Features discussed include Walkie-Talkie and automatic workout detection on Apple Watch; Dolby Atmos, Zero-Sign in and new screensavers for…
New Features Coming to iOS 12
Jun 4, 2018 • 5 min
Apple shows off new features coming soon to iOS 12 at their World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. Learn about Screen Time, new Animoji and Memoji, Siri Shortcuts and Google Maps & Waze support in CarPlay.Watch my Facebook Live…
Your Best Defense Against Robocalls
Jun 1, 2018 • 4 min
An expert explains why we are getting so many robocalls and the latest tactic they’re using to get us to pick up the phone. Plus, your best defense against getting more calls in the future.See how easy it is for a Robocaller to spoof your Caller…
Trying Out Free Amazon Returns at Kohl’s
May 31, 2018 • 4 min
Did you know you can return Amazon items for free at select Kohl’s stores in Los Angeles and Chicago? Recently, I tried out the process by returning some extra phone cases I ordered. Hear how it went!See my video review of the…
Texts Finally Sync For Real on Apple Devices
May 30, 2018 • 5 min
Apple has released iOS 11.4 and it includes a new feature called Messages in iCloud that will finally sync your messages across various Apple devices. It can also free up valuable storage space on your iPhone.How to turn it…
FBI Says Reboot Your Router
May 29, 2018 • 6 min
An odd warning over the weekend: the FBI says to reboot your router to avoid running malware that can steal your website username and passwords. Should you do it? It depends – here’s the breakdown of what’s going on and how you should go about making sure…
Here’s How Alexa Spied on a Couple
May 25, 2018 • 3 min
It’s one of the biggest setbacks yet for smart speakers – a news story out of Seattle that says Alexa on an Amazon Echo secretly recorded a couple’s private conversation in their home and sent it to one of their contacts. Here’s how it happened, and what…
Gemini Photos Frees Up iPhone Storage Space
May 24, 2018 • 5 min
A new app called Gemini Photos frees up valuable iPhone storage space by scanning your photos and identifying similar pictures, blurry pics and screenshots you can safely delete. It also has an option to completely delete all of your iPhone photos at…
One Thing is Holding Back a Pivotal Earthquake Early Warning App
May 23, 2018 • 10 min
There is an earthquake early warning app for California that provides a notification to your phone up to 60 seconds before the shaking starts. Problem is, there is one issue that needs to be solved before the app is available to everyone. I talk to Josh…
OnePlus 6 Smartphone: Great Features, Affordable Price
May 21, 2018 • 5 min
OnePlus 6 is a new smartphone with top features including an edge to edge screen, dual cameras, fast charging and Face Unlock. We talk to Kyle Kiang, OnePlus General Manager for North America, about the new device which comes with an affordable…
DirecTV Now Adds Cloud DVR For All
May 17, 2018 • 5 min
DirecTV now gets some big time upgrades including Cloud DVR functionality for all subscribers, more reliable on demand programming and redesigned apps.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Waterproof Kindle is the Perfect Summer Reading Device
May 16, 2018 • 5 min
Amazon’s newest device is called the Kindle Oasis - it’s perfect for summer since it’s the first waterproof Kindle - but there is a downside that will cost you.Full…
Your Cell Phone Location Data Sold to the Highest Bidder
May 15, 2018 • 3 min
Wireless carriers routinely sell your real-time location data to third parties - and there’s not much you can do to stop it.More: Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
A Parents Guide to Fortnite
May 14, 2018 • 4 min
Fortnite is a super popular mobile game on the iPhone and consoles. We talk to Josh Ochs of about what parents need to know about the game.Fortnite Parents Guide on Smart Social: Rich on…
Google Photos Gets Helpful New Features
May 11, 2018 • 4 min
An interview with David Lieb, Product Lead for Google Photos, about new features coming to the app, including:One-tap Actions, Color Pop and the ability to turn Black and White Photos into Color.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Google Duplex Takes Robocalls Next Level
May 10, 2018 • 6 min
An interview with Rishi Chandra at Google I/O about an experiment called Google Duplex. The company showed off a phone call of a computer talking back and forth to a human in a very realistic way - it just might change the way we think about…
App to Know: Everlance Tracks Business Expenses + Miles
May 9, 2018 • 4 min
Everlance is a super handy app for the freelance entrepreneur. It can help you track valuable tax deductible expenses including your mileage - but it also has a step up on the competition since it tracks business expenses as well.My post on…
Google’s Biggest Announcements from I/O 2018
May 8, 2018 • 5 min
Google made a bunch of product announcements at I/O 2018, its big developers conference. The company using AI to help Gmail write entire sentences, turn your old black and white photos color and help you use your phone less.My full roundup of Google…
48 Hours with the New Snapchat Spectacles
May 7, 2018 • 5 min
Overall, Snapchat’s new Spectacles are a fun and unique way to capture life’s little moments. However, you have to be a super dedicated Snapchat fan to invest the $150 to purchase them.Read my full review and see sample video from…
Fixing iPhone WiFi Issues, Best Computer for Art & Choosing a MicroSD Card
May 5, 2018 • 44 min
Rich DeMuro takes live calls from listeners and answers tech questions. Discussed: Fixing iPhone WiFi issues, choosing the best computer for creating artwork, picking the right MicroSD card and more.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Fitbit Versa Is A Great Smartwatch for Everyone
May 4, 2018 • 7 min
Fitbit Versa makes a nice alternative to the Apple Watch because you get a lot of useful features at a lower price.Read my full Fitbit Versa review here: Rich on…
New Features Coming to Facebook & Instagram
May 3, 2018 • 4 min
Facebook is bringing dating features and a Clear History function to its app. Instagram is getting video chat, easier sharing to stories and a better explore page!Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Getting “Terms of Service” Emails? Here’s Why.
May 2, 2018 • 2 min
Rich DeMuro explains the reason why we’re getting all those emails with subject lines like “Important update to our terms of service & privacy policy.”Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
What T-Mobile and Sprint’s Merger Means For You
May 1, 2018 • 4 min
T-Mobile is buying Sprint for $26 billion dollars. Here’s what it might mean for you when it comes to your phone, your plan, perks and future coverage.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Avoid These 5 Common Airfare Mistakes
Apr 30, 2018 • 5 min
Travel app Hopper analyzes billions of airline searches daily to help you find the right flights at the best prices. Here are 5 of the biggest booking mistakes they see and how you can avoid them.Watch the TV segment…
Earn Easy Rewards with Drop App
Apr 27, 2018 • 12 min
A conversation with Derrick Fung, co-founder and CEO of Drop. Drop is an app that lets you earn rewards just by spending at the retailers you already love.Use my link or code k0b30 to get 1000 points on Drop.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Gmail Gets a Revamp With New Features
Apr 25, 2018 • 5 min
Google gives Gmail a revamp with new features including a snooze button, nudges to reply, smart replies, tasks and self destructing emails.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Amazon Offers In Car Delivery
Apr 24, 2018 • 3 min
Amazon now lets you get packages delivered to your car through their Amazon Key program. There’s no special hardware required, but right now only certain car makes and models qualify.More information:Amazon KeyFollow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Insurance Companies Use AI To Save You Time, Money
Apr 23, 2018 • 4 min
A look at four cutting edge insurance companies using technology including Artificial Intelligence to save you time and money.Mentioned:InsurifyGabiClearcoverLadderFollow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Android Users Finally Get Their iMessage
Apr 20, 2018 • 4 min
Google unveils a new universal texting standard for Android users that’s a lot like iMessage. It will have read receipts, typing indicators plus full resolution pictures and videos.Read the Verge exclusive.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Amazon TV’s Will Rule Best Buy
Apr 19, 2018 • 3 min
Amazon and Best Buy have announced a partnership to sell Amazon Fire TV sets in their stores - here’s why they’ll become top sellers.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Top Shopping Websites Revealed
Apr 17, 2018 • 4 min
A look at the top shopping websites based on traffic in various categories including general merchandise, clothing, electronics, travel and insurance. The data comes from SimilarWeb Digital Insights US Quarterly Index Q1 2018.See the full…
One Potato Delivers Organic, Family Friendly Meal Boxes
Apr 16, 2018 • 5 min
A look at One Potato, an organic subscription meal service designed with families in mind.Watch my TV segment on One Potato here.If you want to try One Potato, use my code RICHONTECH30 for 30% off your first delivery!Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Facebook BFF Scam, Best Way to Backup Photos & Headphone Jack Coming Back?
Apr 14, 2018 • 54 min
Rich DeMuro answers tech questions from callers in this live format Q&A show. In this episode we discuss the new best way to backup photos on your mobile phone, whether the headphone jack is coming back and if you should buy the Samsung S9 now or wait for…
How To Take Better Instagram Food Pictures
Apr 13, 2018 • 5 min
Tips from a “Culinary Storytelling Workshop” with Curtis Stone and TechMunch on board Princess Cruises. AKA, simple ways to make your Instagram food pics look better.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Uber Adds Additional Safety Features
Apr 12, 2018 • 4 min
Uber is adding additional safety features to its platform including the ability to set a group of trusted contacts that can track your rides.Read more: Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Thoughts on Zuckerberg’s Congressional Testimony
Apr 11, 2018 • 7 min
Rich DeMuro takes a look at what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said to Congress in his testimony and offers thoughts on his statements.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Check If Cambridge Analytica Got Your Info
Apr 10, 2018 • 3 min
Wondering if Cambridge Analytica had access to your Facebook information? Facebook has set up a special help page to let you find out…
Unique Portable Chargers
Apr 9, 2018 • 5 min
These portable power banks keep your phone charged up in style! They all have unique features including a built in bluetooth speaker, LED illumination, wireless charging and a real power outlet.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Check iPhone Battery Health, $199 GoPro & Getting a Better WiFi Connection
Mar 31, 2018 • 59 min
Rich DeMuro answers tech questions from callers in this live format Q&A show. In this episode we discuss the new iOS 11.3 and how you can now check on your iPhone’s battery health, the new $199 GoPro, getting a better WiFi signal near the devices that…
Check for Spying Phone Apps
Mar 30, 2018 • 4 min
We’re pretty familiar with how much data companies like Facebook and Google are collecting on us - but what about all of those other apps on your phone? Here’s a quick and easy way to make sure they’re not spying on your personal info.Step by step…
Facebook Delays Its Smart Speaker
Mar 29, 2018 • 4 min
Facebook delays its smart speaker over privacy concerns, Lincoln’s new SUV uses your phone instead of a key fob and a Samsung Galaxy S9 giveaway courtesy of AT&T.giveaway details and rules…
Google Searches Streaming Services
Mar 28, 2018 • 4 min
Google has a new feature to help you find where a movie or TV show is streaming across various services including Hulu, HBO, Amazon and more.
Apple Updates Entry Level iPad with Pencil Support
Mar 27, 2018 • 3 min
Apple updates their most popular iPad to support the Apple Pencil in a bid to appeal to students.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:! You…
Connect With Your Neighbors Using These Apps
Mar 26, 2018 • 5 min
A look at the social networking apps built with your neighborhood in mind - including a new feature from Ring that lets you share video clips from your doorbell cam with others nearby.Watch the TV…
Walmart’s Shelf Scanning Robots
Mar 23, 2018 • 4 min
Walmart is expanding the use of robots at its stores with a new fleet of autonomous robots that constantly scan store shelves to identify out of stock items so they can be replenished faster.Watch the…
Facebook Makes Privacy Changes
Mar 22, 2018 • 4 min
Facebook announces the ways it is going to crack down on abuse of its platform by third party apps that aim to collect as much information as possible from users.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Real Time Translation on Google Pixel Buds
Mar 21, 2018 • 4 min
Testing out the real time foreign language translation feature on Google Pixel Buds headphones.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:! You can…
Clear Out Old Apps With Access To Your Facebook Data
Mar 20, 2018 • 6 min
Here is a quick and easy way to get rid of apps and websites connected to your Facebook profile that could still be siphoning off your personal data.Full…
One Easy Way to Take a Break From Your Phone
Mar 14, 2018 • 4 min
The creator of the Lilspace app has a super simple way to help us take a break from our smartphone addiction: find activities that make us forget about it all together.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Movies Anywhere Expands; Hue Makes Outdoor Lights
Mar 13, 2018 • 4 min
Fandango Now joins Movies Anywhere to sync your digital movie library across more devices, Apple buys the unlimited magazine app Texture and Philips Hue unveils new outdoor versions of its smart light bulbs.Links:Fandango Now joins Movies AnywhereApple…
Hands on with Nintendo Labo
Mar 12, 2018 • 5 min
Nintendo Labo combines the fun of building stuff with cardboard with games on the Nintendo Switch. Rich DeMuro tries it out at a special Nintendo event in San Francisco.
Best Phone Cases, Saving Money on Internet Fees
Mar 10, 2018 • 59 min
Rich DeMuro answers tech questions from callers in this live format Q&A show.
Marriott Makes “Building Block” Hotel
Mar 9, 2018 • 3 min
Marriott’s newest hotel in Hawthorne, California is being constructed using a unique modular technique where rooms are assembled out of state, then shipped in and stacked on top of each other.TV Segment…
Samsung Galaxy S9 Reviews Are In
Mar 8, 2018 • 5 min
A roundup of reviews for the Samsung Galaxy S9: a great design, better camera (but not the best) and lots of extras make for a top Android choice.My photo comparison of Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone…
25,000 Kids Books In One Epic! App
Mar 7, 2018 • 4 min
An app called Epic! is like Netflix or Spotify, but for kids books. There are 25,000 to choose from with unlimited access for $8 a month OR totally free for teachers and students to use while in the classroom.More…
Disney on Google Street View; Netflix Parental Controls
Mar 6, 2018 • 4 min
Rich DeMuro talks about the 11 new Disney theme park locations now available in 360 degree street view imagery on Google. Plus, how to tweak your Netflix parental controls to turn off auto play next episode on your kids account and restrict certain title…
Flippy the Burger Flipping Robot
Mar 5, 2018 • 3 min
Rich DeMuro eats a hamburger grilled up by a robot named Flippy, now cooking at a chain called Caliburger in Pasadena, California.
5 Unique Gadgets from Mobile World Congress
Mar 2, 2018 • 3 min
Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering of the wireless industry and it happens each year in Barcelona, Spain. Here are some unique gadgets unveiled at this year’s show.Mentioned:Nokia 8110 “Banana Phone”Sony Xperia Ear Duo…
What Amazon Will Do With Ring
Mar 1, 2018 • 4 min
Rich DeMuro talks about a new Twitter bookmarking feature, an IRS withholding calculator and what Amazon will do with Ring Video Doorbell.
Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone vs Pixel
Feb 28, 2018 • 5 min
Rich DeMuro compares three top smartphone cameras: Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2Here is a look at the photos I took:
Biggest iPhone Screen Yet, Mobile Malware & Anti-Instagram App Skyrockets
Feb 27, 2018 • 2 min
A new report says we’ll see 3 new iPhones this year and one will have the biggest screen yet, how mobile malware will increase in 2018 and a new app called Vero that lets you share Instagram style, without the ads or algorithms.
Hands on Samsung Galaxy S9 & Initial Thoughts
Feb 26, 2018 • 4 min
Rich DeMuro shares his initial impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and talks about some of the best deals to buy it.
Modem Lease Fees and Editing Video on a Smartphone
Feb 24, 2018 • 56 min
Rich DeMuro talks about avoiding modem lease fees, apps to edit video on a smartphone and the best Facebook Live tools in this longer format show where listeners call in with their questions.
Track Your Family on a Map Using Smartphone Apps
Feb 23, 2018 • 5 min
Rich DeMuro takes a look at several location sharing options for families using iOS and Android smartphones.
Waze vs Apple Maps vs Google Maps
Feb 22, 2018 • 3 min
Nintendo releases a free new level for Super Mario Odyssey, comparing Maps apps & the secret to a first class upgrade.
Bitcoin 101
Feb 21, 2018 • 4 min
Rich DeMuro talks about the basics of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin.
Whole Foods Perk for Amazon Credit Cardholders
Feb 20, 2018 • 2 min
Amazon credit card holders can now get 5% back at Whole Foods, iPhone bug fix and website lets people “apply” to date you.
Robots deliver luggage at this brand new hotel
Feb 19, 2018 • 4 min
Rich DeMuro takes a look at a fleet of robots that are taking luggage up to guest rooms at a new Sheraton hotel.
How Mesh WiFi Improves Internet Speeds Throughout Your Home
Feb 17, 2018 • 43 min
Rich DeMuro answers call-in questions live in this longer format Q&A show.
Connected Pet Gadgets
Feb 16, 2018 • 1 min
Rich DeMuro takes a look at gadgets that can track your dog’s activity, feed them automatically and toss a treat from your phone.
Here is how Google Chrome’s new ad blocking feature works
Feb 15, 2018 • 4 min
Rich DeMuro takes a look at how Chrome’s new built in ad blocking feature will work and offers alternatives to help you better manage your ad experience and online privacy.
Restaurants embrace pay at the table technology
Feb 14, 2018 • 2 min
Rich DeMuro take a look at how restaurants are allowing diners to swipe and pay at the table using wireless devices.
KidsConnect is a GPS tracker phone for kids
Feb 13, 2018 • 3 min
The KidsConnect phone lets you see your child’s location on a map, send texts and even secretly “listen in” to their surroundings.
4 Apps to Deliver the Perfect Valentine’s Day
Feb 12, 2018 • 4 min
The apps that can deliver everything you need for Valentine’s Day - Flowers, massage, wine and dinner!
Apple HomePod Q&A + Your Tech Questions Answered
Feb 10, 2018 • 41 min
Rich DeMuro answers questions from callers in this longer format show.
Apple HomePod Review
Feb 9, 2018 • 4 min
Rich DeMuro reviews Apple’s new $350 HomePod smart speaker.
Alien Zoo Is a Must Go VR Experience
Feb 8, 2018 • 3 min
Rich DeMuro talks about the magical new VR experience called Alien Zoo, which is currently running at Westfield Century City mall.
Vava Dash Cam Review: Useful Features at a Great Price
Feb 7, 2018 • 4 min
Rich DeMuro takes a look at a dash cam that connects to your smart phone so you can easily see a live view of the road ahead and transfer video instantly.
Inside Amazon’s Physical Bookstore
Feb 6, 2018 • 4 min
Rich buys stuff from Amazon Books in LA’s Century City Mall
Epson FastFoto Scanner - Rich on Tech Daily
Feb 5, 2018 • 4 min
Rich takes a look at the Epson FastFoto scanner, a way to turn your old prints digital at home.
MacBook Repair Story, Pixel 2 on Sprint & Buying Bitcoin - Rich on Tech Live 212
Feb 2, 2018 • 64 min
I explain my MacBook repair saga and listeners call in with a variety of tech questions.
Slowing Down iPhones, Better Android SMS App & Fire TV Web Browsers [211]
Dec 22, 2017 • 55 min
Rich talks about Apple slowing down iPhones, a better texting app for Android and how you can now browse the web on Amazon’s Fire TV. Callers ask about Google Home connection issues, iCloud password problems and more.Show notes:
Cord Cutting Website, iTunes Refunds & Following Hashtags on Instagram [210]
Dec 15, 2017 • 35 min
Rich talks about a fantastic website that helps you decide which streaming services are best for your needs, discusses how to get a refund for an iTunes or App Store purchase and takes calls from listeners.Show notes:…
SoCal Fire Resources, Amazon on Apple TV & Wikibuy Savings Extension [209]
Dec 8, 2017 • 42 min
Rich DeMuro talks about Amazon Prime Video arriving on Apple TV, Apple Pay Cash and an extension that helps you save money while shopping online. Callers discuss the fires in Southern California, computer virus fixes and more.Show notes:…
Top Selling Items on Cyber Monday, Data Saving App & Kodi Explained
Dec 1, 2017 • 43 min
Rich DeMuro talks about the top-selling Cyber Monday items, an app that can extend your mobile data plan, Waze upgrades & more.Show…
Holiday Shopping Deals, Stopping Robocalls & Smart Devices Compared
Nov 24, 2017 • 44 min
Rich talks about the best places to find holiday shopping deals, plus how the FCC plans to stop more robocalls and smart devices compared.Show notes:…
Tesla Semi, OnePlus 5T & Resolving iCloud Backup Issues
Nov 17, 2017 • 33 min
Rich talks about Tesla’s new Semi-Truck, the new OnePlus 5T smartphone, iCloud backup issues and helps a listener choose a 360 camera for his phone.Show notes:
iPhone X Review, Holiday Shopping Tips & Money Saving Travel Sites
Nov 3, 2017 • 44 min
Rich gives his opinion on the iPhone X, reveals the best days to buy stuff this holiday shopping season, money saving travel sites and a new way to subscribe to a car.Show Notes:…
Amazon Key, Rewarding Travel Website & Alexa Easter Eggs
Oct 27, 2017 • 51 min
iPhone X Upgrade Deals, Amazon Key, a new travel website that rewards you with gift cards and Alexa Halloween Easter Eggs! Plus, calls from listeners.Show…
Google Pixel 2 Review, Cord Cutting DVR & iPhone Repair Tips
Oct 20, 2017 • 34 min
Screen time and kids, Google Pixel 2 review, Cardhop contacts app and questions from callers.
Movies Anywhere App, Roku vs Fire TV & Top Smartphone Compared
Oct 13, 2017 • 44 min
A look at Google’s new gadgets including the Pixel 2, Pixelbook, Home Mini and Max and Pixel Buds. I review the new Movies Anywhere app that syncs your digital movie collections from iTunes, Amazon and more. Callers asked about iPhone 8 vs X, Pixel vs…