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TV Tech Guy Rich DeMuro offers tech tips and tricks.
Amazon’s Black Friday Deals; iPhone vs Pixel Camera; Uber Rewards
Nov 16 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSF6sCvDkPE&feature=youtu.beFollow Rich on…
Live from Cupertino: Apple Event Preview
Sep 12 • 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:https://www.instagram.com/richontech/Here’s a FB video with a behind the scenes look
DIY: Transfer Your Old Tapes to Digital
Sep 10 • 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:https://ktla.com/2018/09/10/diy-transfer-your-old-home-videos-to-digital/Digital…
Two Bit Circus: High Tech Games, Food and Fun
Sep 7 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter:…
Tips to Keep Kids Safe on YouTube
Aug 22 • 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 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter:…
Latest Spam Email Contains Your Real Password
Aug 20 • 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 • 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:https://youtu.be/71pgd-LzzXcFollow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
T-Mobile Fixes Customer Service + Free Music
Aug 16 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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:https://ktla.com/2018/07/25/beyond-meat-behind-the-scenes-burger/RichOnTech.tvFollow Rich…
Switched from iPhone to Android, Can’t Get Texts
Jul 24 • 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:https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessageEmail me a…
Smart Antivirus Uses Artificial Intelligence to Protect Your Computer
Jul 23 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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:http://richontech.tv/bookBill Handel…
Best Apps to to Buy and Sell Your Used Stuff Locally
Jul 13 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter:…
Waterproof Kindle is the Perfect Summer Reading Device
May 16 • 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 • 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:http://richontech.tv/2018/05/rich-on-tech-podcast/wireless-carriers-sell-location-data/Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
A Parents Guide to Fortnite
May 14 • 4 min
Fortnite is a super popular mobile game on the iPhone and consoles. We talk to Josh Ochs of SmartSocial.com about what parents need to know about the game.Fortnite Parents Guide on Smart Social:https://smartsocial.com/fortnite-parent-guide/Follow Rich on…
Google Photos Gets Helpful New Features
May 11 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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:http://richontech.tv/2018/05/gadgets/fitbit-versa-is-a-great-smartwatch-for-everyone/Follow Rich on…
New Features Coming to Facebook & Instagram
May 3 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter:…
Getting “Terms of Service” Emails? Here’s Why.
May 2 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter:…
What T-Mobile and Sprint’s Merger Means For You
May 1 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter:…
Avoid These 5 Common Airfare Mistakes
Apr 30 • 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 • 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 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter: http://twitter.com/richdemuroInstagram:…
Amazon Offers In Car Delivery
Apr 24 • 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 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter:…
Android Users Finally Get Their iMessage
Apr 20 • 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 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter: http://twitter.com/richdemuroInstagram:…
Top Shopping Websites Revealed
Apr 17 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter:…
Uber Adds Additional Safety Features
Apr 12 • 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:https://www.uber.com/newsroom/getting-serious-safety/Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook:…
Thoughts on Zuckerberg’s Congressional Testimony
Apr 11 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter: http://twitter.com/richdemuroInstagram:…
Check If Cambridge Analytica Got Your Info
Apr 10 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter: http://twitter.com/richdemuroInstagram: http://instagram.com/richontechNEW! You…
Connect With Your Neighbors Using These Apps
Mar 26 • 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 • 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 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter:…
Real Time Translation on Google Pixel Buds
Mar 21 • 4 min
Testing out the real time foreign language translation feature on Google Pixel Buds headphones.Follow Rich on Social Media:Facebook: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter: http://twitter.com/richdemuroInstagram: http://instagram.com/richontechNEW! You can…
Clear Out Old Apps With Access To Your Facebook Data
Mar 20 • 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 • 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: http://facebook.com/RichOnTechTwitter:…
Movies Anywhere Expands; Hue Makes Outdoor Lights
Mar 13 • 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 • 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 • 59 min
Rich DeMuro answers tech questions from callers in this live format Q&A show.
Marriott Makes “Building Block” Hotel
Mar 9 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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:http://richontech.tv/2018/02/smartphones/samsung-s9-vs-iphone-x-vs-pixel-2-camera-samples/
Biggest iPhone Screen Yet, Mobile Malware & Anti-Instagram App Skyrockets
Feb 27 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 4 min
Rich DeMuro talks about the basics of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin.
Whole Foods Perk for Amazon Credit Cardholders
Feb 20 • 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 • 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 • 43 min
Rich DeMuro answers call-in questions live in this longer format Q&A show.
Connected Pet Gadgets
Feb 16 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 41 min
Rich DeMuro answers questions from callers in this longer format show.
Apple HomePod Review
Feb 9 • 4 min
Rich DeMuro reviews Apple’s new $350 HomePod smart speaker.
Alien Zoo Is a Must Go VR Experience
Feb 8 • 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 • 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 • 4 min
Rich buys stuff from Amazon Books in LA’s Century City Mall
Epson FastFoto Scanner - Rich on Tech Daily
Feb 5 • 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 • 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: http://richontech.tv/2017/11/rich-on-tech-live/rich-tech-live-podcast-206/
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…