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  • MGG 537: The Moral to the Story is Never Fun

    Sun 12:28pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Thunderbolt booting, repair pricing/strategies, unreliable Apple TV connections, Skype microphone recommendations and monitors that make your Mac crash. All of this and more in this week's episode of Mac Geek Gab. Have a question or tip of your own? Send it in…
  • MGG 536: Tangentially Speaking, It’s All Relevant

    Jan 18, 2015, 7:08 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    John and Dave are here to help. First it's Rob with his over-coffeed MacBook Air (hold the sad trombones!), then Kaz with screen capture advice, helping Wilko avoid data duplication backing up items in OS X's sandbox, and Andy adding an SSD to a 2011 iMac that…
  • MGG 535: Trash Talking Geeks

    Jan 11, 2015, 7:21 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave's back from CES and he & John have an overflowing mailbag to get through. System layout, Mail, SSDs and more are discussed. Download and enjoy!
  • MGG 534: New Year, New Questions, Same Geeks

    Jan 2, 2015, 12:28 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It's the same week but it's a new year and your two favorite geeks are at it again. Topics in this week's show include changing window size defaults, managing plain text documents (important for passwords!), RF interference with hard drive enclosures, advanced…
  • MGG 533: Schrödinger’s Boson

    Dec 29, 2014, 7:28 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    For this last show of the year Dave and John talk about Dave's iMac repair (it was the graphics card, but took a lot to get there, and Dave benefitted nicely!), then a tip for scanning WiFi networks on your standard (non-jailbroken) iPhone, how to create…
  • MGG 532: Blowin’ Up The Spammers!

    Dec 21, 2014, 8:14 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Yep, another one of Dave's iMacs is having boot problems. It's mayhem! That's OK, he and John talk through possible resolution and also when not to assume you know the answer (hint: always!). Then it's on to maintaining your iTunes accounts, finding (and…
  • MGG 531: Dual Networks, Wi-Fi Jitters, Boot Failures & More

    Dec 15, 2014, 12:30 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Boot failures abound, system fonts go FUBAR, and Wi-Fi has the jitters. Never fear, John and Dave are here to help and talk through all this and more. Join your two favorite geeks for this special, Monday edition of Mac Geek Gab.
  • MGG 530: Chasing Those Pesky Incrementing Hostnames

    Dec 7, 2014, 12:28 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Eliminating Yosemite's Incrementing computer names, the real skinny on Yosemite and third-party SSDs, which codecs to use for creating your own streamable movies, advice on clean-installing and much, much more keep your geeks busy throughout this week's Mac…
  • MGG 529: Baby, It’s Cool Stuff Found Outside

    Nov 30, 2014, 12:41 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave's fresh off of a cruise ship (RC's Oasis of the Seas) and he and John have a pile of Cool Stuff Found for you today. Let's see how much your two favorite geeks can rock this boat!
  • MGG 528: Everything’s Broken (and Your Geeks Fix It)

    Nov 16, 2014, 12:25 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Third party DNS risks, Yosemite email issues, Comcast's hotspot concerns and managing large Dropboxes on systems with smaller SSDs are just the tip of this week's Mac Geek Gab iceberg. Download, press play, and enjoy!
  • MGG 527: It’s Hard to be Offensive When You’re a Geek

    Nov 9, 2014, 11:40 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave's back from MacTech, the studio iMac has a new power supply, and he and John are rocking and rolling at full strength! Topics covered include learning how to manually upload to iCloud Photo Library, cleaning up your SMTP Servers in Mail, sorting out where…
  • MGG 526: Neutrons Have Their Own Dance

    Nov 2, 2014, 11:59 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Yosemite is a new OS, and with that comes oddities. Thankfully your two favorite geeks are here to help. Mail issues are plaguing many listeners and John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton talk you through how to keep things running as clean as possible, even cleaning…
  • MGG 525: Wi-Fi Isn’t Always Friendly ... Or Consistent

    12:54pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Yet another crazy week for Apple users. Apple Pay launched, iOS 8.1 was released, all kinds of new stuff came out. John and Dave talk through all of this as well as answering your questions about managing text, restoring documents to the FInder, seeing details…
  • MGG 524: Cool Stuff Found & Yosemite Notes

    Oct 19, 2014, 11:54 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    John and Dave have been attending all sorts of press events lately, collecting and researching for Cool Stuff Found. That combined with everything sent in by you and fellow listeners makes for a pretty fun list! Plus, Yosemite went live this week and your…
  • MGG 523: Three Mikes and Two Geeks On Mics

    Oct 12, 2014, 11:34 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Network issues nipped the tail end of last week's show, but your geeks made it through regardless. This week John and Dave go through running iPhoto from a flash drive, sharing a clipboard between iOS and OS X, Wi-Fi Calling with your new iPhone, Updating…
  • MGG 522: Sometimes Networks Just Fail

    Oct 6, 2014, 2:55 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    John and Dave start by helping answer your questions about iOS 8 Cookies, Bubbbles, Newsttand and Stocks. Then it's on to answering your questions about using your Mac to translate audio into text, migrating your Mac to a new drive and handling Apple's…
  • MGG 521: Crash Reports (and Hovercrafts) are Full of Eels

    Sep 28, 2014, 12:07 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave's got both an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus, so he and John discuss that, but then it moves quickly on to your questions. Topics include: iOS 8 Family Sharing, syncing photos without PhotoStream, granting read-only access to files on your Mac, how to…
  • MGG 520: Wrapping Up Tech Week With iOS 8 & More

    Sep 21, 2014, 11:42 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It's been iPhone week. It's been server migration week. It's been tech week (in more ways than one!), and your two geeks are here, ready to roll and with a very special guest, no less! FIrst they'll talk through some of their favorite iOS 8 tips and tricks.…
  • MGG 519: Aspect Ratios Are Fun & AT&T Next is Probably Better For You

    Sep 14, 2014, 11:51 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave's fresh back from Cupertino (and fresh from ordering a new iPhone), and he and John talk through the events of the week plus answer your questions. Want to know the size delta for watching movies on the iPhone 6 Plus vs. an iPad mini? Dave did some crazy…
  • MGG 518: Larrys Have Problems (That Geeks Can Solve)

    Sep 7, 2014, 11:47 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    iCloud Notifications, Burning CD tracks, securing network devices, backing up your NAS and much, much more. All of this in today's Mac Geek Gab episode featuring Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, your two favorite geeks! Download today and enjoy.
  • MGG 517: Random Access Gab

    Sep 2, 2014, 5:33 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Two geeks. Your question. Answers. Tips. How can you go wrong? You can't, unless you don't listen! Wanna learn the best way to swap an SSD in - and when it's not necessary? Want to learn how to backup your massive iMovie library? Having battery woes? Lightning…
  • MGG 516: Cracklin’ Rosie Isn’t Just a Song

    Aug 24, 2014, 12:06 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Well if you're not listening to this show, it's because you're busy reading this text, isn't it? And if that's the case, it's time to stop reading and start listening! Your geeks share tips and answer questions about backing up to a NAS (including a very…
  • MGG 515: Geeks Out of Their Brains on the 515

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:25 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Ready to rock, your two geeks are on the question train this week, answering yours and posing some of their own to each other. Topics include how to lay out data on your SSD upgrade, batch changing photo info, troubleshooting a sluggish iPhone, AT&T/U-Verse…
  • MGG 514: IPv6 Fun & Defining Cruft!

    Aug 11, 2014, 5:22 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Your two geeks spent time digging into IPv6 this week -- in two different ways -- so they could tell you everything they've learned. IPv6 is something that we'll all have to deal with eventually, and your two geeks are starting down that path themselves, both…
  • MGG 513: Lucky Number (Five-)Thirteen with Cool Stuff Found

    Aug 3, 2014, 12:14 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave's back from his Phishing Expedition and he and John jump right into Cool Stuff Found. More docking solutions, more mailbox solutions, Control Center for your Mac and lots more. Download, press play and enjoy!
  • MGG 512: Two Zero Zero Hexes Your Favorite Geeks

    Jul 24, 2014, 5:40 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Celebrating their 200th show (in hexadecimal, anyway!), your two favorite geeks dig deep this week to help solve issues regarding remote management, slow networks, the Finder and much more. That, and listen in as both John and Dave get hexed! Download today,…
  • MGG 511: Geeky Tangents Are Good!

    Jul 20, 2014, 7:19 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Searching Gmail from the iOS Mail app usually fails, and the guys tackle that for you. Did you know that Keynote files often store extra stuff you don't need? Listen and learn how to get rid of that. Then it's on to a discussion about guest networks on your…
  • MGG 510: Talking To Your Technology While You Travel

    Jul 13, 2014, 12:02 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It's summertime (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway) and that means lots of travel. It also means some really interesting travel-related technology problems to solve. Listen to John and Dave as they did into solving issues with streaming movies from your house…
  • MGG 509: WiFi Answers with Wi-Fi Guru Alf Watt of iStumbler

    Jul 8, 2014, 5:11 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Alf Watt, developer of iStumbler and also formerly of Apple's Wi-Fi group, joins John and Dave today to answer all of your (and their!) Wi-Fi concerns. Join these three geeks to absorb all the Wi-Fi knowledge you can. Download, press play and enjoy!
  • MGG 508: Lightning Cable Longevity, Gmail Replacements & More

    Jun 30, 2014, 5:16 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave's considering leaving Gmail and he and John discuss options. They also talk about Lightning cable longevity and what to do to protect yours (hint: have extras when you travel!). Then it's on to answering your questions and sharing your tips. Topics…
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