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  • MGG 611: Troubleshoot & Resolve Your Mac & Apple Issues

    12:18pm 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!

    Mon 5:44pm 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

    Mar 28, 2016, 7:19 pm 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

    Feb 28, 2016, 7:22 pm 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…
  • MGG 589: You Cannot Defeat Physics

    Mon 5:33pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Cool Stuff Found dominates the start here, including some travel tips, some iOS support tips, sorting out how iOS chooses its WiFi network, headphones for your eyes and one of your geeks' favorite utilities that is now available for El Capitan. Then it's onto…
  • MGG 588: ¡No Te Dejes Atrapar!

    Jan 19, 2016, 5:25 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave's back from Mexico and he and John are back at it. Some fantastic quick tips today, including some that your two favorite geeks didn't know about both the Mac and the iPhone. New Mac buying advice is on your minds this week, so that topic is covered too,…
  • MGG 587: Twas the Twenth of January

    Jan 10, 2016, 12:31 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Fresh back from CES, John and Dave share their thoughts and trends about the show. Then it's on to answering your questions with topics including sharing Contacts with iCloud, solving erroneous Safari suggestions, the efficacy of smart chargers, the future of…
  • MGG 586: What Happens in Vegas… is The Pentium Episode

    Jan 4, 2016, 1:02 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    John and Dave are in Las Vegas together for CES and ... for the first time in a long time ... recorded Mac Geek Gab together in the same room. See just how well that works while they answer your questions, share advice and share some fantastic quick tips.…
  • MGG 585: It’s Better to be Lucky Than Good

    Dec 27, 2015, 12:17 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    A failed hard drive can teach us some lessons and listener Jon helps us with a few of those. Some tips about printer drivers and the iOS-related lockdown folder follow and then it's time to talk TiVo BOLT. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun have been long-time…
  • MGG 584: It’s Saturday and I’m Still Looking For My Stapler

    Dec 19, 2015, 12:55 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Today's show includes a new segment: Quick Tips! Those simple things that we all do without thinking about it can really help others do the same, so we've started sharing. In addition to that, today's discussion includes Keychain First Aid in 10.11.2, a fix…
  • MGG 583: Curiosity is Awesome… Unless You’re the Cat

    Dec 13, 2015, 11:20 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Searching in iPhone Mail, managing Gmail's unable-to-connect errors, DNS configuration, setting up a computer to ignore the Internet (it happens!), virtualization software and audio discussions (including Bluetooth headphone lag on the Mac). Download today and…
  • MGG 582: Time Capsule, Thunderbolt, Troubleshooting & Things Beginning with T

    Dec 7, 2015, 5:03 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Some notes from Apple techs about iPhone Flat Rate repair and Finder default window positions are shared, then it's on to a quick discussion about why it's good El Capitan doesn't allow you to repair permissions... and when you would need to anyway!…
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