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  • MGG 546: Calendars, Flaky Connections and NAS Backups

    Sun 12:13pm 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

    Mon 7:28pm 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

    12:41pm 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

    Oct 26, 2014, 12:54 pm 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…
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