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Survival Tech

August 19, 2023 (Episode 33)

Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast.

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Rich talked about emergency preparedness. Rich likes an app called Weather by Tomorrow for it’s storm tracking abilities. He tested a Bluetooth messaging app that doesn’t require an internet connection called Bridgefy, but it didn’t seem to work on his phones. Zello turns your phone into a walkie-talkie but it does require an internet connection. Familiarize yourself with SOS emergency features on the iPhone and Android. The latest iPhones can send emergency messages over satellite. Finally, you might want to turn on Wireless Emergency Alerts on your smartphone.

Dennis in Corona has teen daughters and wants to know how to limit access to bad activities. Rich says to check out Bark, Aura and ScreenTime. Vilo router has built in Bark controls.

Clayton LiaBraaten of Truecaller joined to talk about the issue of spam calls.

Carmen asks if you need internet to use emergency SOS features.

Dan in South Dakota asks about a good portable UPS system.

Here’s what hackers need to know about how Bluetooth works on the iPhone.

California is testing digital drivers licenses and Rich signed up to try it out.

Disney is the next streaming service to start cracking down on password sharing. It will start in 2024.

Kevin in Las Vegas has an issue with Philips Hue lights.

You might want to clean your watchband, especially if it’s rubber or plastic.

Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Beam Global talks about EV ARC.

John in Newberry Park asks about streaming services. Rich says to check out Cord Cutter Weekly, Reelgood and JustWatch.

Catherine emails to ask how she can sync messages on her iPhone and iPad.

Jill asks if all cell phone companies are created equal. She has AT&T but wants something cheaper. Rich says to check out Cricket if she wants to stay on the AT&T network or Mint Mobile.

Paul in Columbus, Ohio wants to know why USB isn’t working.

Brian in Long Beach asks how to recover his Google account.

Michael wants to know about how to get WiFi for his senior Mom at her house. What options are there besides cable companies and are there any government programs he can look into. Rich recommends looking into T-Mobile and Verizon’s wireless home internet offerings. Also, check out the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Amazon Music Unlimited is the latest music streaming service to raise prices.

Ben Schoon of 9to5Google reviews the ADT Self Setup security system.

Josie asks for some free programs to help clean up her computer. Rich says to check out CCleaner, SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes.

Dave asks how to clean up an audio file with background noise. Rich recommends Adobe’s free AI audio tool.

Jaclyn asks how to get photos off of her iPhone onto a flash drive. Rich recommends the DUO LINK iOS USB 3.2 Dual Flash Drive.

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