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Emergency phone setup & smart holiday shopping

Emergency phone setup & smart holiday shopping

Rich talked about how he set up his holiday lights this week and the smart home voice actions he set up weren’t working. Turns out his wife unplugged the lights because she couldn’t remember the voice command to turn them off.

Rich talked about his work Friendsgiving and how it was surprisingly fun, but everyone was sharing via AirDrop. Here’s how to share photos and videos with Samsung Quick Share and Android Nearby Share.

Morris in Studio City wants to know why the CD’s he’s duplicating are skipping.

Apple is finally adopting RCS for better messaging between iPhone and Android. Users will be able to send full resolution photos and videos, see typing indicators, read receipts and more.

Julie Ramhold, Consumer Analyst with talks Black Friday strategies.

Bob in Oro Valley, Arizona is wondering how to block a repeat spam caller. Rich recommends using the built in Block Caller feature on iOS, Samsung or Android.

Jim in Hesperia is wondering why his Nest speakers won’t connect to his Wi-Fi network. He’s getting an error message about AP Isolation.

Sam Altman, one of the creators of ChatGPT, is out at OpenAI.

Jack in Anaheim is interested in blurring out his home’s photo on Zillow and Google Maps. He was also confused when trying to sign up for ChatGPT. Rich says to make sure you’re going to the official website here.

Edgar Dworsky, founder of Consumer World will share top tips to get a deal on Black Friday.

Apple is extending the free trial of Emergency SOS via Satellite for an additional year for iPhone 14 owners.

Karen in Orange County is getting unauthorized charges from PayPal. Rich recommends logging into the PayPal website and going to Settings > Payments and scroll down to Automatic Payments. Then, select a subscription and choose Remove PayPal as payment method.

Bill in Altadena wants to know how to get rid of the Alexa command on the smart plug. Rich recommends ensuring the routine is deleted. If that doesn’t work, you can reset the device and/or remove it from the Alexa App. Then, factory reset the device and add it to Alexa again.

Take a few minutes to check the emergency settings on your iPhone, Samsung or Pixel. Instructions here.

Buzz in Walnut Creek, CA wants some recommendations for good front and back dash cams. Rich mentioned popular brands including Vantrue, Thinkware, Nexar, VAVA, Garmin and Rich personally likes the Ring Car Cam.

Vitaly Pecharsky of Slickdeals highlights some of the top deals out there for the holiday shopping season.

Zelle is going to start refunding people who get caught up in imposter scams and send money to people they shouldn’t.

Verizon offers an Unlimited cloud backup for $14 a month.

Amazon will sell Hyundai cars online.

How to activate higher quality streaming on your wireless plan.

046 - November 18, 2023

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