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  • MGG 619: Security Breach!

    Aug 21, 2016, 12:06 pm By John F. Braun
    Listener Jason had a security breach on his home network. Learn what he did that allowed this to happen, and what you can do to prevent it. Lots of other tips in this episode, too, like removing phantom app storage, enabling iCloud for iBooks after the fact,…
  • MGG 618: Quick Tips, iCloud Music and Resistant Clients

    Aug 14, 2016, 12:23 pm By John F. Braun
    Quick Tips are back with a vengeance! Keyboard shortcuts, calculator corrections, audio sync, offline dictation, email archiving and more. Then it’s time to answer your questions, including migrating Notes between accounts, sizing up the Terminal and…
  • MGG 617: Managing Photos, Archiving Email & More

    Aug 7, 2016, 12:12 pm By John F. Braun
    iOS vs. Smart Playlists, filing Mail like a power user, managing iCloud Photo Library, phantom app data vs. your iPhone’s free space and much much more. All of the are covered in today’s MGG. Your questions, your tips, shared and answered by the geeks you…
  • MGG 616: DHS, DHL, DFS It’s All The Same

    Jul 31, 2016, 12:28 pm By John F. Braun
    It’s tips, tips and more tips. And also your questions. iOS Mail power searches, unleashing the power of Image Capture, a free photo-management tool that uses folders, removing and detecting malware, and demystifying 5GHz wireless channels are just some of…
  • MGG 615: John and Dave Trade Places

    Jul 24, 2016, 10:29 pm By John F. Braun
    Quick Tips: All those little things you know that you don’t think about? Other people know and don’t think about them, too… so we think about them and share them, enhancing everyone’s knowledge! Then it’s on to some questions, with a surprising…
  • MGG 614: Travel Tips and Cool Stuff Found

    Jul 18, 2016, 5:55 pm By John F. Braun
    Dave’s back from Europe and he and John have a metric ton of Cool Stuff Found and Quick Tips for you and from you! Plus, Dave’s got some travel tips from Europe to share with you, too. Download… and enjoy!
  • MGG 613: Deep Dives Into APFS, Synology, Powerline & More

    Jul 10, 2016, 12:15 pm By John F. Braun
    Dave’s traveling, so when he and John pre-recorded this one they decided to take a bit of a different direction and do a bit of a deep dive into one of their favorite topics: Synology DiskStations. But don’t worry, they also answered a few of your…
  • MGG 612: The One Where Dave Kanye’d John

    Jul 3, 2016, 12:15 pm By John F. Braun
    Sometimes things just don’t work right, and that’s what your two favorite geeks are here for! Listen to them help solve your issues with batteries, email bcc, Photos migration and even CPU QoS. Download and enjoy!
  • MGG 611: Troubleshoot & Resolve Your Mac & Apple Issues

    Jun 26, 2016, 12:18 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    How to share contacts with your team, read CDs on a new Mac, resolve your router being blocked by servers, fix your iPad Pro when it locks up and much more. All this today on Mac Geek Gab. Download and enjoy!
  • MGG 610: Airplane Mode on the Mac? Sure!

    Jun 20, 2016, 5:44 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave's back from WWDC and he and John focus on your questions this week. How best can one enable Airplane Mode on a Mac? How do you find a missing Mailbox? Why does the iTunes Library stay put when you tell it to move? And... what happened with John's phone?…
  • MGG 609: Keynote Thoughts and Power Magic

    Jun 13, 2016, 9:01 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Fresh out of Apple's keynote and State of the Union talks, Dave and John digest their thoughts together, live for you (or, well, live to tape... not tape but digital... oh, you know what we mean!). Then it's time for some serious followups from the last two…
  • MGG 608: Personal Cloud For Photos and More

    Jun 5, 2016, 12:26 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Need an expert's guide to the Genius Bar? Forgot your PIN code but Touch ID still works? Hurry up and follow today's advice to save your data. Need to get Internet to another building far away (but not too far)? How about using HomeKit? These are the questions…
  • MGG 607: The Pocket Dial Conspiracy

    May 29, 2016, 11:53 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    When in doubt, apply water, right? Listener Chris did, and it worked! Matthew takes us on a tour (through his mind) of the Pocket Dial Conspirary, and Matt asks some questions about eero. And that, folks, is what Mac Geek Gab is about: answering your questions…
  • MGG 606: The Palindrome Reviver

    May 22, 2016, 12:50 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Logic Pro X, Hackintoshes and ghost calls are a few brand new topics for the show this week. Of course, some of your old favorites are here, too and, yes, OK, we'll talk a little bit about routers again, as well. All that plus a few Cool Stuff Found entries…
  • MGG 605: Like Oil and Water, iPhones and Key Fobs Don’t Mix

    May 15, 2016, 12:30 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    iPhones and keyfobs, batteries and USB-C, external Thunderbolt GPUs, the internet of things vs. SSIDs... there's a lot to weigh in on here, folks, and John and Dave give you their thoughts along with those of your fellow listeners. Download and enjoy!
  • MGG 604: You’re Only Paranoid If They’re Not Out To Get You

    May 9, 2016, 5:42 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Lots of Cool Stuff Found to start the show today, including two different menubar monitor alternatives. Then it's on to Mail. It works well for some, and a few tips are shared. Others have trouble with Mail and some solutions are discussed. All your Mail are…
  • MGG 603: Pronunciation, Rants and The Joy of a Smaller Phone

    May 1, 2016, 12:15 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sound is a funny thing, so are pronunciations and ringtones, and yet your two favorite geeks have some great tips for you about both of those. Need to replace the Finder? Need to diagnose a malfunctioning port on your Mac? How about restoring your magically…
  • MGG 602: If You Could See What These Eyes Have Seen

    Apr 24, 2016, 12:19 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Several of your fellow listeners are ingenious folks, having come up with some clever solutions to tricky problems. Join Dave & John as we all learn how to backup and restore your OS X text substitution preferences, use AirFoil to cusomitze your Mac's audio,…
  • MGG 601: Cool Stuff Found & Your Questions Answered

    Apr 17, 2016, 12:35 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    BUBM, Yurbuds, ME05, MM1 QODE, Fastfari and more are not just random characters we typed into this field, they're names of just a few of the products included in this week's Cool Stuff Found segment! Then it's on to your questions about publishing FlickR photo…
  • MGG 600: Dave & John’s Crystal Balls

    Apr 10, 2016, 12:39 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    600 Episodes and (almost) 11 years of podcasting hasn't stopped John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton from answering your questions and solving your problems. That continues with this episode, sharing tips about iCloud login issues, answering questions about Double…
  • MGG 599: Your Two Favorite Geeks, Caffeinated

    Apr 3, 2016, 1:15 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    The OS X 10.11.4 update breaks some things for folks, Photos storage is a concern to more than a few listeners, and a little more about wireless networks to round out last week's discussion. All that plus tips about making sure your Finder windows are where…
  • MGG 598: Cool Stuff Found and Wi-Fi Geekiness

    7:19pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    2016 is the Year of the Router (as crowned by John and Dave), and this week's episode includes some discussion about exactly how to choose the best router for your setup... especially if you're a geek. Bluetooth devices, too, are ubiquitous among us, and a few…
  • MGG 597: Why 8068 Is (Now) The Worst 4-Digit PIN

    Mar 21, 2016, 7:00 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Some great tips to start off here, including learning that cut and paste is possible in Finder. We also learn what Time Machine excludes natively, and what the most and least popular 4-digit PINs are. Plus, Apple had an event earlier today ... Dave and John…
  • MGG 596: Taking a SIP from Apple’s Fountain

    Mar 13, 2016, 7:33 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What is it you've been saving your fourth finger for? John and Dave share a tip with the answer. Lots of tips today, in fact, including more about pasting plain text, finding SSD firmware updates, a NEW tip for deleting pesky files and much, much more.…
  • MGG 595: Mike’s Dirty Sandbox

    Mar 6, 2016, 12:14 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    The apps you choose to run on your MacBook can have a significant impact on your battery life; learn which ones pass John and Dave's muster. Then learn what they have to say about listeners' questions about a dirty Mail sandbox, router recommendations,…
  • MGG 594: Ghosts in the iMachine

    7:22pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Granular volume adjustmets, recovering deleted files from the cloud and advanced dragging from your menu bar are just the three Quick Tips that start this episode! Then it's on to a few Geek Challenges (do YOU know how to strip formatting from text on iOS?)…
  • MGG 593: Moving Pictures Isn’t Just a Rush Album

    Feb 21, 2016, 12:19 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Unresponsive apps explained, Favorites returned to the sidebar, unrelated startup issues that might just be indicative of a larger problem and, yes folks, migrating and sharing your photos on your Mac. Those are just a taste of the topics touched upon in…
  • MGG 592: Taming Wi-Fi Chaos

    Feb 12, 2016, 4:51 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    iTunes spring cleaning, solving Error -43, revisiting Wi-Fi extensions and monitoring .plist files live as they're being written by apps are just a few of the topics that John and Dave discuss and demystify for you today. Join your two favorite geeks as they…
  • MGG 591: If You Had a JBOD Would You Hold It Against Us?

    Feb 7, 2016, 4:17 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    JBOD, Airtime Fairness, Quality of Service (QoS), and RAID are just a few of the mysteries your two favorite geeks help you unravel this week. Add to that some answers about resetting pesky OS X passwords and photo storage plus a few Geek Challenges and a…
  • MGG 590: This is Why You Listen All The Way Through to The End

    Jan 31, 2016, 11:44 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    QuickTips, including offline dictation on iOS, audio sync with AirPlay and 25 hidden iPhone features. Then your questions are answered, including moving backups from one drive to another, a strangely-starting MacBook, what the best small desktop speakers and…
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