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  • MGG 633: Deep Dive – How to Choose a Router in 2016?

    Sun 5:33pm 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, 5:20 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, 4:53 pm 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, 4:37 pm 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, 3:45 pm 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, 4:04 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, 10:04 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, 3:50 pm 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

    Sun 3:58pm 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,…
  • MGG 624: Sierra, APFS, Wi-Fi and Personal Servers

    Sep 25, 2016, 4:06 pm By John F. Braun
    Today it’s all about answering your questions! Ok, maybe one tip, but it’s high time your questions got answered, and your two favorite geeks are just the right guys to do it! First it’s two macOS Sierra questions, then it’s onto APFS and the future…
  • MGG 623: macOS Sierra Tips and Tricks and More!

    Sep 18, 2016, 3:36 pm By John F. Braun
    macOS Sierra is almost upon us, and there are already some great tips and tricks to share. Some follow-up from our recent deep dive into Backups is included, too, as well as lengthy discussion about Amazon’s Alexa vs. HomeKit!
  • MGG 622 – Cool Stuff Found & Media Management Holy Grail

    Sep 11, 2016, 3:10 pm By John F. Braun
    Lots of great Cool Stuff Found has come in lately, and today we share it with you. Then it’s time to talk the holy grail of media library management. It promises to be a wild show, folks. Download and enjoy!
  • MGG 621: Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting Outside The Box

    Sep 4, 2016, 2:01 pm By John F. Braun
    Tips, and lots of them, start today’s show. Audiobooks, Finder tweaks, securing your Mac and more! Then it’s time to talk about how your accounts can disappear and reappear, why your printer driver might want to listen to the network, how to view 35mm…
  • MGG 620: Backups Deep Dive

    Aug 28, 2016, 4:00 pm By John F. Braun
    It’s time for a Deep Dive! This time, Backups. Local backups, online backups, remote backups, paid backups, free backups. Just promise us one thing: no matter what you choose after listening to this episode, please make sure you’re backing up your data!
  • MGG 619: Security Breach!

    Aug 21, 2016, 4:06 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, 4:23 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, 4:12 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, 4:28 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 25, 2016, 2:29 am 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, 9:55 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, 4:15 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

    4:15pm 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, 4:18 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, 9:44 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 14, 2016, 1:01 am 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, 4:26 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, 3:53 pm 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, 4:50 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, 4:30 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, 9:42 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…