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  • MGG 512: Two Zero Zero Hexes Your Favorite Geeks

    24 July 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!

    20 July 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

    13 July 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

    8 July 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

    30 June 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…
  • MGG 507: Blow It Out To Cool It Off

    22 June 2014, 11:51 am by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    Got dust? You've probably got heat, too. Your favorite geeks - and fellow listeners - have your advice for you. How about managing a NAS drive and keeping your data in the right place? What about the disks themselves? How about some general tips for running…
  • MGG 506: Nine Years, Two Geeks and Hundreds Of Thousands of Listeners

    16 June 2014, 5:23 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    This past Friday marks 9 years of Mac Geek Gab, and your two favorite geeks are at it and stronger than ever. Download and/or press "Play" on today's show to hear some great listener-submitted tips about managing Finder settings, installing Yosemite beta,…
  • MGG 505: WWDC Dissected - What it Means For Users

    9 June 2014, 5:15 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    You've heard about the WWDC keynote, but you haven't heard a deep dive from the sessions yet. This year Apple loosened up the NDA such that attendees to the sessions can talk a little bit more detail than they could in the past. Dave was at most of those…
  • MGG 504: Cool Stuff Found on Friday!

    30 May 2014, 5:19 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    Giftttdy, Desktopper, Sips, Packet Peeper, HWMonitors, Threema. What do they have in common? Well, they're all Cool Stuff Found, of course, and your two favorite geeks talk through these and a lot more! Download, press play, and enjoy!
  • MGG 503: Don’t Panic ... and Don’t Get Caught!

    25 May 2014, 7:18 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    John and Dave wrap up the weekend by first talking about another great upgrade you can add to your few-year-old Mac: a Thunderbolt Dock. Your two favorite geeks have reviewed a few options available and will talk through them for you. Then it's on to your…
  • MGG 502: Teri, Terry, Larry & More!

    19 May 2014, 5:14 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    Dave and John come out of the weekend with a great show for you today to kick off your week. Some quick follow-ups to clarify a few lingering SSD questions and then it's off to the races answering your questions and solving your problems. If you've been using…
  • MGG 501: Peeling Back The Onion In Many Ways

    12 May 2014, 5:10 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    John and Dave have recovered from the 500th celebration and it's time to get back to work! Answering your questions as well as sharing the geeky path they took to ensure a new Tor browser for iOS was doing what it's supposed to do, your two favorite geeks…
  • MGG 500: Geeks and Listeners Celebrate The Last Nine Years

    4 May 2014, 7:32 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    John, Dave and Pilot Pete come together with several long-time Mac Geek Gab listeners - yes, you! - to discuss what's changed since MGG started, both in terms of the general trends but also how podcasts have impacted and influenced now only your three favorite…
  • MGG 499: Bidding Farewell to the Four Hundreds

    28 April 2014, 5:08 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    Dave and John, as promised, follow-up today on their SSD upgrade discussion, going through the issues and questions you've had since they introduced the topic a few weeks back. Answers and wisdom include the best data migration path, whether (and how) to…
  • MGG 498: Encryption for Everyone, Choosing Wi-Fi Channels & More

    21 April 2014, 12:11 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    John and Dave kick off the week with a Monday show (after kicking back all weekend) and start with what they do best: answering your questions and sharing your tips. Today they dig into which encryption makes sense for you, some tips on copying/pasting and…
  • MGG 497: How To Be a Consultant & Cool Stuff Found

    13 April 2014, 7:13 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    John and Dave kick off this Sunday's show with a discussion about upgrading your older Macs with SSDs, the first in a series about the topic. Then it's onto sharing advice from your two favorite geeks and your fellow listeners about being a computer consultant…
  • MGG 496: Beware When Sharing the Bus

    6 April 2014, 7:27 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    John and Dave are back from Macworld with lots of things to report on for you. And, of course, they have your questions to answer, as those piled up while they were away, too. Your two favorite geeks are busy this week, and you've got a front row seat.…
  • MGG 495: Three Geeks Caught on The Show Floor of Macworld/iWorld

    28 March 2014, 8:06 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    Dave and John ... and Pilot Pete ... appear live in public together for the first time to record Mac Geek Gab 495 on stage at Macworld/iWorld 2014. They play a little "Stump the Geeks" with the crowd, they go through some of their favorite Cool Stuff Found…
  • MGG 494: Webcam Tweaks, iTunes Clean-up, Using Mics with iOS & More!

    21 March 2014, 12:06 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    John and Dave come to you on Friday this week, just to get ahead of their Macworld/iWorld travels for next week. This show sees your favorite geeks answering questions about optimizing your webcam, fixing iTunes messes, plugging a mic into an iPad, and more!…
  • MGG 493: Finder Tips, Display Tips, Syncing Solutions & More!

    16 March 2014, 11:47 am by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    Dave and John blast off on Sunday morning with a few quick tips and answers, including changing the Finder's default search (to what it should be), setting your Mac's default display, correcting drifting time, and more. Then It's a few questions about…
  • MGG 492: Sunday Morning Sleep-Deprived Geek Jam

    9 March 2014, 11:55 am by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    John and Dave started their Sunday morning recording this show for you. When do you listen? Anytime you like, that's when! In fact, come and post in the comments here and tell us when you listen. Inquiring minds want to know!
  • MGG 491: Don’t Forget to Purge

    2 March 2014, 11:53 am by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    Dave and John wrangle your messages out of their overflowing mailbag to bring you this, today's show. Topics include some creative ways to purge messages, some creative (and hidden!) ways to purge RAM, skipping mounting your external volumes at login ... and…
  • MGG 490: 5GHz Isn’t Always Faster … But It Usually Is

    22 February 2014, 7:13 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    John and Dave come off the heels of a Cool Stuff Found show (and an interview show!) to get back to answering your questions. First, though, are the results of a bit of testing John and Dave did where they learned some interesting things about the way 5GHz…
  • MGG 489: Getting Geeky with Paul Kent about Macworld / iWorld 2014

    19 February 2014, 2:07 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    Your two geeks are joined by long-time Mac Geek Gab friend, Paul Kent, to talk all about the upcoming Macworld / iWorld 2014 show. Learn how the conference will focus on - and teach you about - the future of technology, iBeacons, Passbook, Bitcoins and, of…
  • MGG 488: Cool Stuff Found

    16 February 2014, 7:25 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    Yes, folks, it's time. We know these episodes get expensive, so we do our best to include Cool Stuff at all price levels, including free. Subscribe, press play, and enjoy. This one's a fast ride!
  • MGG 487: A Day In The Life of Two Mac Geeks

    9 February 2014, 12:15 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    Dave and John have quite the show teed up for you today. First, lightning season is almost here and it's important to think about your surge supression infrastructure. Your geeks talk about that. Then a few questions and tips about network management before…
  • MGG 486: Touch Download And Enjoy This Super Bowl O’ Great Mac Tips

    2 February 2014, 11:44 am by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    John and Dave kickoff your Sunday morning with all the power of a Super Bowl full of Wheaties! Want to mix Time Machine backups with other data on the same drive? They've got you covered. Want to get a real alert when your battery dies? Just press play and…
  • MGG 485: Jim Tanous Talks Movie Ripping and Management

    27 January 2014, 2:56 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    John and Dave are joined by TekRevue's Jim Tanous (aka MGGJim here at TMO). Jim's been managing his movie library digitally for years, and he talks through his workflow for ripping, storing, and playing back all this data; all while keeping it freed from any…
  • MGG 484: Mavericks Gets a Bad Rap ... For a Reason

    19 January 2014, 11:44 am by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    John and Dave dig into the mailbag once again for you, dear listener, and answer your questions. Didn't get your question answered? It's because you didn't ask. Your geeks don't bite... just send in a question and they'll take care of you!
  • MGG 483: Sometimes Your Mac Lies to You

    12 January 2014, 7:30 pm by: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun

    Dave's back from CES and he and John have all that to discuss as well as a full mailbag. Want to know about USB ports not being the same? Want to learn more about speeding up Safari? How about an automation tip for iOS that uses Hazel? The common theme?…

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