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  • MGG 679: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, High Sierra, and KRACK

    Mon 7:19pm By John F. Braun
    Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, High Sierra, and KRACK are the topics today, but that means you’re in for a real treat. The goal is for everyone to learn at least four (4!) new things, but today you’re guaranteed to learn a whole lot more. Download, press…
  • MGG 678: Calendar Sharing, iOS 11 Tips, and AirPods

    Oct 9, 2017, 7:18 pm By John F. Braun
    Pilot Pete rejoins after the first time in a LONG time, and your geeks dive right in to Cool Stuff Found. After that, it’s time to talk about iOS 11 tips, calendar sharing, AirPods, and High Sierra’s login items issues. Download, press play, and enjoy!
  • MGG 677: High Sierra, Photos, iOS 11, and Sleeping your iPhone

    Oct 2, 2017, 7:03 pm By John F. Braun
    It’s high time for some High Sierra chat, and chat is what your two favorite geeks bring! Installation help, app help, and some interesting tidbits round out that portion of the show. Then it’s on to some tips and glorious Cool Stuff Found submitted by…
  • MGG 676: The Truth is in The Cloud

    Sep 24, 2017, 12:22 pm By John F. Braun
    iOS 11’s Spotlight Search, Files App, Photo Search, and app management start the show. Then it’s on to discussing the best ways to troubleshoot all iCloud syncing issues. Have dual monitors or are just particular about your window locations? We’ve got…
  • MGG 675: I 1 The Sandbox

    Sep 17, 2017, 12:32 pm By John F. Braun
    Downloading YouTube Videos, App Stores Woes, Apple Pay Cash, Person-to-Person Payments, iPhone X, iOS 11 Screen Recording, Restoring from a different iPhone and a discussion of whether or not it’s safe to use Facebook to login to other sites are ALL…
  • MGG 674: Cool Stuff Found, DOCSIS 3.1, and The Backup Tango

    Sep 10, 2017, 12:18 pm By John F. Braun
    Your questions answered, as always, including several unresponsive Macs and how to fix them, Life after CrashPlan, Problematic iCloud syncing, and moving your media libraries. Cool Stuff Found kicks things off, though, with lots of great stuff that you’ll…
  • MGG 673: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Dollars

    Sep 3, 2017, 10:00 am By John F. Braun
    Moving your Photos to a new drive, managing your Finder’s smart searches, reasons for a VPN, and remote access to your own Macs are just the first few topics that Dave and John discuss this week. Then it’s on to managing your document syncing, finding an…
  • MGG 672: Kelvin Was Left Out In the Cold

    Aug 27, 2017, 12:12 pm By John F. Braun
    No reason NOT to start the episode with Cool Stuff Found, so that’s just what your two favorite geeks do. Then it’s off to answering some questions about printer sharing, bluetooth headsets, USB-C connections, and, of course, CrashPlan! Download and enjoy!
  • MGG 671: Cool Stuff Found, NAS Advice, and Geek Challenges

    Aug 20, 2017, 11:56 am By John F. Braun
    It’s time to dig back into NAS drives by answering Steve’s question: Which Synology DiskStation is right for me? There are a few more things to explore on that topic, too, and your two favorite geeks do it justice. Separate from that are a few questions…
  • MGG 670: Backups, APFS, High Sierra, and You

    Aug 13, 2017, 12:20 pm By John F. Braun
    Cool Stuff Found starts the episode, then it’s on to a few things related to backups, including how High Sierra’s APFS will affect you. Listener tips and some other, unrelated questions are answered, and then there’s a nice, juicy segment on meshifying…
  • MGG 669: macOS High Sierra Thoughts and Geek Challenges

    Aug 6, 2017, 12:23 pm By John F. Braun
    Do you have an app that crashes on save? Do you fully understand how to control the macOS firewall? Your two favorite geeks will help you with this and a lot more. Press play for this info-and-action-packed episode!
  • MGG 668: Backups vs. iCloud vs. Time Machine

    Jul 30, 2017, 10:00 am By John F. Braun
    Ever wonder how to test an external battery? Ever want to enforce parental controls from afar? Ever wonder just how different Time Machine and iCloud are from normal backups? Well, your two favorite geeks discuss all this and a LOT more in today’s episode.…
  • MGG 667: Password Mayhem, iOS Photos, & Preventing Sleep

    Jul 23, 2017, 12:16 pm By John F. Braun
    You ask, we answer! Tech support every week for over 12 years! First up this episode: Passwords, and lots of ’em. Then it’s on to managing Photos and app files on your iPhone. We revisit the topic of waking a sleeping laptop, and then discuss a few tips…
  • MGG 666: Three Geeks at Macstock 2017

    Jul 16, 2017, 3:54 pm By John F. Braun
    For episode 666 your two favorite geeks are joined (raided!) by Guy Serle and the episode becomes a mix of Mac Geek Gab and the MyMac podcast. Recorded live at Macstock 2017, Guy, Dave, and John talk through all sorts of things, including some stellar quick…
  • MGG 665: Migrating Mail, Managing your Monitor, and More!

    Jul 9, 2017, 12:24 pm By John F. Braun
    Lots of summer-related Cool Stuff Found here, including stuff for hearing your music while you’re out enjoying the outdoors. Don’t worry, southern-hemisphere friends, we’ve got plenty of stuff for you, too, including a new mesh wireless system to…
  • MGG 664: Puck Killed the Wi-Fi

    Jul 2, 2017, 9:13 am By John F. Braun
    Keyboard shortcuts, system-wide tools, reversing panorama mode, and putting the finishing touches on your system updates are the things you’ll learn about in just the first few minutes of this episode. From there it goes even deeper, including a great…
  • MGG 663: Oh … Snap!

    Jun 25, 2017, 12:12 pm By John F. Braun
    Proper use of a catchall address, external MacBook and MacBook Pro batteries, granular controls on the volume slider, GPS in Airplane mode, and making an old trackball with with Sierra are just the way this show begins. Listen in for much, much more… and…
  • MGG 662: Curios Aren’t Just for Breakfast Anymore

    Jun 18, 2017, 12:24 pm By John F. Braun
    Alternative AirPlay Receivers, iMac Upgrades, Troubleshooting in Console, and AirPods controls are just the first four things your two favorite geeks discuss today. Then it’s on to solving the issue of stale Contacts on your iPhone, MailDrop woes, and the…
  • MGG 661: MailDrop Woes, Security, and the Preppers Approach to Backups

    Jun 11, 2017, 12:14 pm By John F. Braun
    Quick Tips to start (no hints!), and then it’s time for some new Mac advice, which is a fitting question to get on the heels of Apple’s WWDC 2017 announcements. Then it’s time to discuss backups, and how much you should worry (hint: a LOT… that’s the…
  • MGG 660: iCloud Syncing is the Bane of my Existence

    Jun 4, 2017, 10:00 am By John F. Braun
    Ever have problems with iCloud syncing? Haha, of course you have. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, your two favorite geeks, have, too, so they help a few of you with your iCloud syncing problems and, in the process, dig into all the things they’ve learned…
  • MGG 659: Secure Document Syncing, Splitting Audio & More

    May 28, 2017, 11:36 am By John F. Braun
    Thunderbolt 3 Docks, Quick PrefPane Access, the best iOS PDF viewer, splitting audio files, and finding your lyrics. THAT’s what your two favorite geeks start with this week… and then they go from there! Press play and enjoy.
  • MGG 658: Fixing Album Art, Cracked iPads, and UPnP Dangers

    Sun 12:03pm By John F. Braun
    Your geeks start with some tips: dealing with a bad key on your keyboard, restoring the proper album art after iCloud Music Library has done its part, and dealing with a damaged SD card. Then it’s on to some questions, like whether or not UPnP is dangerous…
  • MGG 657: Guardians of the Geek Galaxy

    May 14, 2017, 12:11 pm By John F. Braun
    Ever wondered how to share iCloud contact groups amongst family and team members? Ever have to mix iOS, Android, and macOS? Ever wonder what AppTranslocation folders are? How about the best thing to put in your walls before you close them up? John F. Braun…
  • MGG 656: Follow The Dots...

    May 7, 2017, 12:19 pm By John F. Braun
    Cool Stuff Found and Quick Tips in the same episode? You bet! John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton aim to deliver for you each and every week. And since the goal is to learn at least four new things each week, some options might include keeping your Mac…
  • MGG 655: Is your Wi-Fi Security Worth its Salt?

    Apr 30, 2017, 12:09 pm By John F. Braun
    Splitting the check, making your EarPods or AirPods fit better, and pen-based note-taking are just the Cool Stuff Found segment. Then your two favorite geeks talk you through fixing Wi-Fi connection issues on both your iPhone and your Mac, and also help you…
  • MGG 654: Never Check Your NSA Email Over an Insecure Connection

    Apr 23, 2017, 9:00 am By John F. Braun
    Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found and LOTS of questions. Sleeping Mac? No problem. VIP Mail help? No problem. Building a home? No problem. Want to know about VPNs? Well, now… just kidding. No problem! Mac Geek Gab answers your questions and shares your tips so…
  • MGG 653: NAS, MDM, DGC and Other Fun Initials

    Apr 16, 2017, 8:08 pm By John F. Braun
    Sometimes you have to get geeky. No worries, Dave and John will talk you through understanding what NAS and MDM mean and why you might want to use them. Don’t worry, fellow geeks, there’s stuff in here for you, too. After all, that’s how Mac Geek Gab…
  • MGG 652: Physical Security Matters, Too

    Apr 9, 2017, 12:18 pm By John F. Braun
    SMC Resets, Migration Assistant tricks, Auto-Upgrade solutions and Renting vs. Owning your Cable Modem are just the beginning for your two favorite geeks today. S/MIME is taken to a whole other level with guest Jeff Butts who helps us all understand how to…
  • MGG 651: Four New Things You’ll Learn Today

    Apr 2, 2017, 12:15 pm By John F. Braun
    Quick Tips about VPN, Sierra’s storage, Universal Clipboard, and Wi-Fi priority are just the start to the show. From there we talk about using Flash on your iPhone or iPad (it’s true!), portable VPN options, accessing a file server with iOS and much more.…
  • MGG 650: Are You Secure with Your Security?

    Mar 26, 2017, 12:40 pm By John F. Braun
    Security is on the brain this week! Learn how to secure your iCloud account and also learn how to secure your entire home network from your ISP’s prying eyes! Dave and John also help you determine what devices and processes are using your network, and what…