Pogue's Basics: Tech Shortcuts to Improve Your Life

Bestselling author David Pogue joins the Tech Talker show to chat about easy tech tricks and shortcuts to make your life easier. (Hint: The space bar is not just a space bar!).

Eric Escobar
1-minute read
Episode #158

Welcome to the Tech Talkers quick and dirty tips to navigate the digital world. 

This week, I was on a top-secret underground hacking mission and couldn't get into the studio to record my podcast. Luckily, my editor, Beata Santora, stepped in to help. 

Beata spoke to a very special guest: bestselling author and tech expert David Pogue. His latest book is called Pogue’s Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life

Click the arrow button in the audio player above to listen to the episode, or download the episode on iTunes to learn:

  • What mistakes you're making with your gadgets that might be costing you time.

  • The many different functions of the space bar on your keyboard.

  • David's favorite shortcuts and tricks to make your gadgets work better.

  • The two apps that David can't live without - and neither should you.

  • A YouTube trick to save you tons of time and clicking.

  • And much, much more!

Thanks again to David Pogue for joining us. Be sure to pick up a copy of his book Pogue's Basics for more than 250 awesome tips to make the technology in your life easier and friendlier.

Join us next week for more tech talker's quick and dirty tips to navigate the digital world. Connect with Tech Talker on Facebook and Twitter. And email your questions to techtalker@quickanddirtytips.com.

About the Author

Eric Escobar

Tech Talker demystifies technology and cutting edge devices so that even the most tech illiterate can understand what's going on with their computer or gadget — and what to do when something goes wrong.