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  • MGG 591: If You Had a JBOD Would You Hold It Against Us?

    Sun 4:17pm 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

    Jan 25, 2016, 5:33 pm 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!…
  • MGG 581: Hints and Allegations for Cyber Monday

    Nov 30, 2015, 5:26 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Restoring lost contacts, signing onto websites with Facebook, cloning drives, troubleshooting external enclosures and learning about the behind-the-scenes of junk mail filtering are just some of the topics discussed by your two favorite geeks today. Download…
  • MGG 580: The Magic of Instant On

    Nov 22, 2015, 12:25 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    John and Dave take you through managing your media perfectly for your new - and old - Apple TV, including using a NAS to store it all if you like. Then it's some tips about speeding up Time Machine, speeding up App Store downloads, converting movies and sound…
  • MGG 579: Bluetooth Audio, Calendar Management and Swap Explained

    Nov 15, 2015, 12:27 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Junk mail management, Bluetooth audio mysteries, calendar searching, portable speaker solutions and some page-in/page-out clarity are just a scant few of the issues discussed by your two favorite geeks today. That, plus some geek-fueled Cool Stuff Found rounds…
  • MGG 578: Like Darth Vader, He’s Altering The Deal

    Sun 1:03pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Making your new Apple TV work for you, Migrating iPhoto and Photos libraries, crashing Finders, Terminal tips and making sense of your swap space are the questions your two favorite geeks address and answer for you today. On top of that, some…
  • MGG 577: Never Mind the Squirrel

    Nov 1, 2015, 7:27 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Surviving Halloween yet again, your two favorite chocolate-fueled geeks set off on yet another episode of helping you solve your problems and learn new stuff! Deleting El Capitan's SystemMigration folder is covered, as is fixing its Wi-Fi. Mystery disk usage…
  • MGG 576: Swear By (Not At!) The Terminal

    Oct 25, 2015, 12:31 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Is Photos showing you your phone when you don't want it to? How about when Photos doesn't show you your pictures? IMAP Mail giving you trouble? Mailboxes appearing underneath your inbox? It's these questions - and others like them from listeners like you -…
  • MGG 575: There’s No Better Time For a Funky Monkey

    Oct 18, 2015, 7:27 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Today your two favorite geeks share their own, personal Cool Stuff Found plus answer your questions about syncing contacts locally vs. iCloud, how to restore preview in Mission Control, software vs. hardware RAID, Nuking and paving your Fonts (without…
  • MGG 574: For Wireless Networks, Time Is a Hero

    Oct 12, 2015, 10:53 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Changing Finder view defaults, managing iOS 9 email accounts, RAID in El Capitan and much more are covered by your two favorite geeks today. Subscribe or simply press Play to enjoy!
  • MGG 573: I Yell At Sites That Use Flash

    Oct 4, 2015, 12:23 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Clicking and Clacking is what your two Mac Geeks do when they're not answering questions. Or maybe that's how they answer your questions. Regardless, this is what they do and today is no different. Sharing your El Capitan and iOS 9 tips and questions, this…
  • MGG 572: Cool Stuff Found, El Capitan Tips, Networks & More

    Sep 27, 2015, 12:24 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Cool Stuff Found returns for a segment, but that still leaves time to prep you for El Capitan's release this week. What are your geek's favorite features in the upcoming OS update? Listen to find out that and some tips for installing, too. Then it's on to your…
  • MGG 571: Not #HotDebateGuy, Just Geeks Answering Your Questions

    Sep 20, 2015, 12:09 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Getting a new iPhone? Your two favorite geeks talk about the best ways to go through and ensure your settings and apps make it over successfully. Getting hard drive errors? Listen to learn how to tell if they're serious or not. Want to sort out what to do with…
  • MGG 570: Dancing on the Edge of Feedback

    Sep 13, 2015, 12:15 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Want help deciding which new router to buy? How about security on your network for those services you use remotely? Is it time to upgrade or replace your Mac? All these questions and more in today's Mac Geek Gab with your hosts, Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun!
  • MGG 569: Geeks, To The Bridge (Mode)!

    Tue 5:26pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    If a paralyzed face isn't going to stop your favorite geeks from podcasting, a wrist-splint certainly isn't going to pose any issues. Indeed, Dave and John are here again today to bring you all the answers to all your technical questions. If you have a…
  • MGG 568: Running Your Mac Safe & Lean

    Aug 30, 2015, 12:25 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Your questions answered! Topics today include running out of memory, auto-ejecting disks, managing iTunes and more! Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun take your questions and answer them in a way you can truly understand. Download, press play and enjoy!
  • MGG 567: You, Too, Can Be a Computer Consultant

    Aug 25, 2015, 7:37 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Backing up to multiple destinations, protecting your anti-reflective coating, Photos woes, Family Sharing and more are covered today. Consultants rejoice: this episode includes some stuff for you, too, including how best to protect yourself from getting sued!
  • MGG 566: Mechanizing The Exorcism

    Aug 16, 2015, 12:02 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Bluetooth tips and solutions, FileVault 2 usage strategies, shared iCloud Safari security concerns, Photos woes and AirDrop advice. All of this and more in this week's show!
  • MGG 565: Of Caps and Paste and Macs, Oh My!

    12:00pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Ready to give up on your Mac? Don't let it go quite so easily. There might be an option or a repair or an upgrade! Have a Drobo or a DiskStation (or want one)? Do you know what it takes to manage one of those devices? It's not difficult, and John and Dave…
  • MGG 564: Wave a Minty-Fresh Rubber Chicken Over It

    Aug 2, 2015, 12:02 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Answering your questions and sharing your tips is top priority in this week's Mac Geek Gab episode. iCloud Photo Library, Mastered for iTunes, Sleepless Macs, Folder Syncing and much more are included. Download today and enjoy!
  • MGG 563: Troubleshooting is a Process ... and So is Ranting About the Cloud

    Jul 26, 2015, 7:19 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Today it's all about troubleshooting -- and helping you do so. Plus your two favorite geeks teach you some things you didn't know your Mac could do! Download today to listen to John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton collect and share the Apple troubleshooting wisdom…
  • MGG 562: Picking Your NAS & Trusting Your Gut

    Jul 19, 2015, 11:55 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It's back to answering your questions this week, including focuses on Apple Music, sharing from within apps, deciphering network interfaces and which NAS to get. All this and more on this week's Mac Geek Gab!
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