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  • MGG 559: Connecting Networks Together, Photos on NAS & Upgrade Snapshots

    Jun 29, 2015, 7:18 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    A simple network is simple, but what happens when you need to do a little more? What are the potential pitfalls of storing Photos and iTunes libraries on your network drive? Want to make snapshots before you upgrade? All of this and more on today's Mac Geek…
  • MGG 558: Storage Woes & Disabling iCloud Photo Library

    Jun 22, 2015, 7:03 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    John and Dave are back from Midwest Mac BBQ and MacStock and have some stories to tell. Then, of course, it's off to answering your questions about living with less storage, iCloud Photo Library (and how to disable it!), how to find old iTunes purchases and…
  • MGG 557: A Decade of Mac Geek Gab and Still Answering Your Questions

    Jun 14, 2015, 12:21 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Back from WWDC, Dave and John talk through the geekier side of Apple's news and what it means to you. Then they open the mailbag and answer your questions about virtualization, long trash empties, running Automator workflows from email and much, much more!
  • MGG 556: Blowing Dust and Perma-Verbose Mode

    7:19pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Recording hours before the WWDC 2015 keynote, John and Dave answer your questions, as per usual! How do you detect and deal with duplicate files? What about a failing hard drive with some important data? What's the right - and wrong - way to clean dust out of…
  • MGG 555: Triple Nickles on the Geeks

    May 31, 2015, 12:02 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    An iPhone that won't play songs, an SSD that shows mismatched free space, Time Machine that won't backup to another Mac and AppleCare with a cracked iPad. All of this - and more - SOLVED on today's Mac Geek Gab.
  • MGG 554: Sleepy Macs Sometimes Go To Work

    May 24, 2015, 12:13 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Ever have IMAP mail get confused? Ever have your Mac slow to wake up? Ever have your Mac doing something (far too much, in fact) while it's sleeping? All this and more on today's MGG!
  • MGG 553: Swiftly Solving Shrinking Storage

    May 19, 2015, 7:17 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Finding what's using your free space, sorting out multi-monitor setups with Thunderbolt, long-term SSD reliability confusion and adding more USB ports to your Mac are just a few of the topics that Dave and John cover in this week's episode of Mac Geek Gab.…
  • MGG 552: The Mother(‘s Day Version) of All (Mac Geek Gab 2015) Podcast Episodes

    May 10, 2015, 12:21 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Ever hear of needing to heat your computer just to get the CPU to fire up? How about wanting to disable one of the radios on your AirPort Extreme? Or what about batch changes to Photos in the new app? All this and more on this episode of Mac Geek Gab. Download…
  • MGG 551: Syncing Happens More Ways Than One

    May 3, 2015, 12:17 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It's spring, and that means more time outdoors for a lot of folks, which means we need Wi-Fi. Your geeks talk about various outdoor Wi-Fi solutions, including some long range stuff that won't break the bank! Other questions answered include iCloud Drive vs.…
  • MGG 550: Photos Isn’t Always Easy

    Apr 26, 2015, 12:04 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    You have questions about Apple's new Photos app and John and Dave have your answers. The answers are not always easy and not always exactly what you want, but your two favorite geeks will get you there as smoothly as possible. Also some fun (and geeky!)…
  • MGG 549: Cool Stuff Found

    Apr 19, 2015, 12:05 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It's time for Cool Stuff Found. Your two favorite geeks do their level best to sift through everything they've found and everything you've submitted, pulling out their favorites and trying not to make you spend too much money (there's plenty of free stuff…
  • MGG 548: One Geek On The Road

    Apr 12, 2015, 11:57 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave's in Las Vegas for NMX/NAB this week, but he and John brave the hotel WiFi to get your Geek on. Terminal Tips are Threefold (or more) in this episode, made easy by your two favorite geeks. That plus some solutions for slow Safari issues and more. Download…
  • MGG 547: Easter-Inspired Mind Candy

    Mon 5:04pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Ever wonder if there's actions you can perform in the Spotlight window? There are! Browser ever slow? Ever wondered how to decipher OS X crash reports? Ever have trouble opening up System Preferences? All of these things and more are discussed in today's Mac…
  • MGG 546: Calendars, Flaky Connections and NAS Backups

    Mar 29, 2015, 12:13 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    TAMED this week: flaky internet connections, disappearing sent mail, recurring installer relaunches and keyboard shortcuts who refuse to sync. Your geeks just won't let these things stand, and neither should you. In addition they share some tips from listeners…
  • MGG 545: Ghosts In The Mac

    Mar 22, 2015, 12:12 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Has your Mac ever suddenly developed a problem that you're swear you didn't create? Maybe it has a ghost. Or is it time for Dave's "Gremlin Story" from his consulting days? Download today to find out! In addition, your geeks also chat through using an SD Card…
  • MGG 544: Backup To The Future

    Mar 16, 2015, 3:16 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Your geeks return on yet another sunny-in-New England Monday to deliver the most chipper of pre-Spring-beginning Mac Geek Gab episodes possible. iOS Hotspot security concerns, slowing backups, 5GHz WiFi channel advice and much more are discussed. Download…
  • MGG 543: You Learn Something New Every Day

    Mar 9, 2015, 4:59 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It's been a crazy week, and the Apple event just adds to the mayhem. But no worries, your two favorite geeks are here to answer all your tech questions and solve all your tech problems. They'll try with your non-tech questions, too, but maybe that's a whole…
  • MGG 542: Stick This In Your Drive & Partition It

    Mar 1, 2015, 7:18 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave's back from Florida, John's back is feeling fine, and your two favorite geeks answer questions and discuss all sorts of topics that YOU want to hear about. Backups, restoration, nefarious installers and more.
  • MGG 541: Two Geeks Joined by Chris Breen

    Feb 20, 2015, 5:03 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Christopher Breen, happily unemployed, joins John and Dave today to do his darndest to help your two favorite geeks solve the world's problems (by way of answering your Mac and iOS-related questions). Yes, they get geeky, and they also reminisce in the way…
  • MGG 540: A Blizzard Between Two Geeks

    Feb 15, 2015, 11:49 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Yet another New England snowstorm, and yet another Mac Geek Gab. John and Dave brave the snow (though most of it fell between them) to bring you answers to all your geeky questions. Wanna know why the Finder is showing up in every space? Want to know why…
  • MGG 539: Cool Stuff Found

    Feb 8, 2015, 12:22 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It's Cool Stuff Found! Yes, it's true, Dave and John bring you another action-packed Cool Stuff Found podcast full of, well, all the cool tips, tricks, gadgets and apps that you and they have come across or suggested recently. There's too much to list here, so…
  • MGG 538: Pre-Game With The Geeks

    Feb 1, 2015, 3:45 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Your two favorite geeks celebrate this day where they get to do one of their favorite things: geek out about all this Mac, Apple and Tech! There might be something else happening afterwards, but to start this day, Dave and John answer some of the most…
  • MGG 537: The Moral to the Story is Never Fun

    Jan 25, 2015, 12:28 pm 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

    12:28pm 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…
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