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  • MGG 654: Never Check Your NSA Email Over an Insecure Connection

    Sun 9:00am 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?

    12:40pm 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…
  • MGG 649: Web Pages as Apps, Equipment Insurance, and Photos!

    Mar 19, 2017, 12:16 pm By John F. Braun
    Have a webpage you use all the time? Why not make that its own, separate app? Need to create Symbolic Links (symlinks) but don’t want to use the Terminal? How about if you want to get an equipment warranty for that new Synology NAS you just bought? That’s…
  • MGG 648: More Mac Tips Than You Can Shake a Stick At

    Mar 12, 2017, 12:06 pm By John F. Braun
    Manage your 3rd-party external “Retina” display, use custom icons for each mounted volume, use private browsing to keep your various Google accounts from conflicting, and move your Dock to make better use of your screen real estate. Folks, that’s just…
  • MGG 647: Hello, Sailor. Nothing Happens Here.

    Mar 5, 2017, 12:18 pm By John F. Braun
    Ever get the spinning beach ball at the top of your screen? John and Dave can help with that. After all, they come together each week to solve your Mac questions and problems. Other topics include selecting your sending address from Mail, controlling when…
  • MGG 646: How do I choose a UPS?

    10:47am By John F. Braun
    Spring is almost here for the northern hemisphere, and that means it’s almost lightning season. It’s time to talk UPSs and battery backups. Listen as John and Dave talk through all the permutations you’ll need to know to choose the right UPS for your…
  • MGG 645: Don't Fear The Wi-Fi

    Feb 19, 2017, 12:16 pm By John F. Braun
    Inexpensive quasi-mesh Wi-Fi, cloud management for your videos, changing your Finder icons and upgrading your Mac’s Wi-Fi to the latest standards are just how this show starts out! From there it’s on to answering your questions about monitoring iOS data…
  • MGG 644: iOS Geek Gab, Managing RAM, Converting Numbers to Excel

    Feb 12, 2017, 12:20 pm By John F. Braun
    A little iOS Geek Gab segment starts the show, discussing batteries – both internal and out – as well as screen protection. Your geeks share their picks and, more importantly, how they pick. Then it’s on to some great tips from both your two favorite…
  • MGG 643: You Scratch Your Head, I’ll Scratch Mine

    Feb 5, 2017, 12:30 pm By John F. Braun
    Cool Stuff Found kicks off this week’s show, with email clients, Wi-Fi Widget(s), combo iPhone/Watch chargers, disk utilities and much, much more. Then, after a few additional tips from you, dear listeners, it’s time for your questions. Topics this week…
  • MGG 642: Safari Passwords, Shopping Lists, and Synology RT2600ac Router

    Jan 29, 2017, 12:16 pm By John F. Braun
    Have a website with multiple passwords and Safari always chooses the wrong one? Want a shopping list app to manage as a family? Photos showing greyed-out people? That’s just how this week’s Mac Geek Gab starts, folks. Then it’s on to Dave’s review of…
  • MGG 641: Speeding Up a Sluggish Mac and Cool Stuff Found

    Jan 22, 2017, 12:23 pm By John F. Braun
    Cool Stuff Found today contains lots of things you suggested after listening to recent shows, including tools to help your Mac sleep, help you manage your keyboard shortcuts and macros, privately sync your notes, auto-file your Mail, and free backup…
  • MGG 640: Managing Photos, Fixing Your Apple Watch & Resolving Network Issues

    Jan 17, 2017, 6:09 pm By John F. Braun
    Migrating Photos to a new Mac, managing and syncing your family’s photos, speeding up iOS Spotlight searches, fixing an unresponsive Digital Crown on your Apple Watch and resolving website loading delays are just some of the things you’ll learn from your…
  • MGG 639: Moving Photos, Fixing Mail, Securing Your Network & More

    Jan 9, 2017, 5:30 pm By John F. Braun
    Back from CES, your two favorite geeks have some fun stuff to report about and all of your questions to answer. The latter include things like fixing Mail.app’s CPU-hogging, which hibernatemode to use for your MacBook, and much, much more. Press play and…
  • MGG 638: Happy New Year from Your Geeks

    Jan 1, 2017, 12:00 pm By John F. Braun
    Need to use Mini DisplayPort monitor with your USB-C Mac? Need to make screen recordings? Need a Dropbox replacement? Your two favorite geeks have you covered with these questions and others. Cool Stuff Found segment includes a way to control your reboot…
  • MGG 637: Christmas Morning with Your Two Favorite Geeks

    Sun 11:50am By John F. Braun
    Everyone got AirPods except you? No worries, Dave and John have you covered with some AirPods alternatives. Otherwise it’s listener questions dominate the show, as usual, with topics ranging from where to store your iTunes Media, network topology,…
  • MGG 636: The First Rule of The Darknet Is Don’t Talk About The Darknet

    Dec 18, 2016, 12:00 pm By John F. Braun
    It’s true, John and Dave – and you, fellow listeners – have gone acronym crazy! BYOD is discussed, as is TOR browser on iOS and elsewhere. RAM performance under Sierra makes an appearance as do a TON of tips, especially one for speeding up Safari on…
  • MGG 635: Filing Mail, Router Follow-up, and Geeky Gift Guides!

    Dec 11, 2016, 12:20 pm By John F. Braun
    Filing Mail, RAM suggestions, DOCSIS 3.1 and accessing your data from The Dark Side are just some of the topics of questions answered by John and Dave this week. Then it’s on to a follow-up from the router show with a sandwich of geeky holiday gift…
  • MGG 634: Mail Tips & Solving Generic Dock Icons

    Dec 4, 2016, 12:21 pm By John F. Braun
    Quick tips to start: copying mail (instead of moving it), editing your default Touch Bar, a new way to create pinned tabs in Safari, ejecting an external Blu-ray, and disabling notifications. After that it’s time to answer your questions about secure email,…
  • MGG 633: Deep Dive – How to Choose a Router in 2016?

    Nov 27, 2016, 12:33 pm By John F. Braun
    This week we answer all your questions and queries about which router you should buy and how to go about deciding this for yourself. Standalone vs. mesh, eero vs. Orbi, 2×2 vs 4×4, we cover it all. After listening to this episode you’ll have both the…
  • MGG 632: The Truth and Its Relatives

    Nov 20, 2016, 12:20 pm By John F. Braun
    Your questions answered, including those about Sierra’s keyboard viewer, recommended OS and RAM configurations for older (and newer!) Macs, Stopping apps from launching on login, finding photos on your iPhone, Bluetooth interference and more. Then it’s…
  • MGG 631: The Odd Couple Episode

    Nov 13, 2016, 11:53 am By John F. Braun
    We asked, you shared your top Mac apps, we share them back! Some great additions in the list here, too. Some mutual favorites and some surprises. Listen to hear if yours made the list! Then it’s on to discussion about trackpad scrolling, iOS Mail swiping,…
  • MGG 630: Label Your Cables!

    Nov 6, 2016, 11:37 am By John F. Braun
    This episode is all about geeks helping other geeks. First it’s tips from you helping us and other listeners, including a way to bypass macOS Sierra’s network-mounting password dialog! Then we help you with importing just your Health data, musicians using…
  • MGG 629: Not All USB-C Is Created Equal

    Oct 30, 2016, 11:45 am By John F. Braun
    Considering migrating to a new Mac? How about thinking of a new Cable Modem? What about managing Wi-Fi speeds with lots of Apple devices which share their Wi-Fi networks via iCloud? Your fellow MGG listeners had those questions until they asked here and your…
  • MGG 628: Cool Stuff Found and DNS's Achilles Heel

    Oct 23, 2016, 12:04 pm By John F. Braun
    Cool Stuff Found includes how to keep Safari from opening iTunes automatically, a new USB circuit tester, bluetooth stereo speaker, a better way to backup your iPhone and more. Then it’s on to your questions, including a segment on managing your iPhone from…
  • MGG 627: It's a Kludge!

    Oct 17, 2016, 6:04 pm By John F. Braun
    Did you know that Safari can auto-close a newly-launched tab when you’re finished reading it? That’s just one of the things you’ll learn in today’s MGG. Dropbox’s accessibility hacks, editing EXIF on iOS, the security of hidden Wi-Fi networks,…
  • MGG 626: Lightning Struck my Switches

    Oct 9, 2016, 11:50 am By John F. Braun
    Quick Tips start this episode, including topics like macOS Sierra’s picture-in-picture videos, auto-logout, Sierra upgrade hints, macerror, cleaning up your Keychain, printing to PDF on any iOS 10 device, Apple Watch battery life and more. Then it’s on to…
  • MGG 625: The Spotlight Clone Wars

    Oct 2, 2016, 11:58 am By John F. Braun
    Faster chargers, ODB2 dongles, Mac vs. Windows File Paths, MacBook Pro specs, Dropbox, macOS Sierra and the Spotlight Clone Wars are all topics discussed in today’s Mac Geek Gab. In fact, they’re not just topics, they’re your questions answered! Plus,…