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iMessage Almost Comes to Android & Google Maps Navigation Hack

iMessage Almost Comes to Android & Google Maps Navigation Hack

Rich talked about the potential security risk of handing our unlocked phones over to strangers to take our photo.

Social media posts say Amazon accounts are hacked because Lockers were added as shipping addresses. Snopes says it’s not true.

Ian in Durango, CO says if you want to stream movies and other content for free, check out, they have a ton of free stuff to consume.

Gmail spam filters just got one of their biggest upgrades in years.

Eric Migicovsky, Co-Founder of Beeper to talk Beeper Mini, which (attempts to) bring iMessage to Android.

John in Moorpark, CA wants to know why YouTube audio sometimes speeds up. Rich says to check the speed settings using the gear icon. You can also try clearing browser cache.

Bob in San Fernando Valley can’t record anything from TV anymore because his cable box won’t allow it.

Robin in Fallbrook, CA wants to get internet at her second home in the desert, but doesn’t want to spend a ton. Rich recommends getting a phone plan with a big hotspot allotment and using that. Or check out 5G Home Internet plans from T-Mobile, Verizon or AT&T. If that doesn’t work, check out satellite internet options including Starlink.

DoorDash is offering free package pickups for holiday returns through December 30. Uber has a similar promotion.

Ring sent an email to customers about their FTC settlement and reassures them that employees can only view their video recordings under certain limited circumstances.

Amazon will no longer accept Venmo as a form of payment.

Mitch Lee, one of the founders of Arc, a startup building all electric performance speed boats.

Chris in Glendale wants to use Waze and Google Maps but sometimes her phone doesn’t have a connection. Rich says to toggle the WiFi off from Control Center and download Offline Maps on Google Maps or Apple Maps. Waze doesn’t seem to support offline maps.

Disney is testing Hulu inside the Disney+ app, the two apps will merge in March 2024.

Talk to Santa in AR by going to

Naz in Irvine has Cox triple play but wants to know if she can save money by splitting it up.

Steven Aquino, a freelance tech journalist covering accessibility and assistive technologies joined to explain Microsoft’s Seeing AI app, Apple’s Personal Voice feature and PlayStation’s accessible controller.

YouTube Premium prices will jump for grandfathered subscribers in January.

If you have a Pixel phone, there’s new 911 functionality you should toggle on. Personal Safety App > Your Info > Emergency info access > Share during emergency call

Apple Podcasts is coming to Tesla vehicles in the holiday software update.

Threads adds Hashtags but they’re called tags and don’t have the # symbol.

Jimmy Stewart’s AI voice is reading a new bedtime story in the Calm app.

049 - December 9, 2023

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