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  • MGG 524: Cool Stuff Found & Yosemite Notes

    Sun 11:54am 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

    Sun 11:42am 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…
  • MGG 507: Blow It Out To Cool It Off

    11:51am 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

    Jun 16, 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

    Jun 9, 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!

    May 30, 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!

    May 25, 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!

    May 19, 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

    May 12, 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

    May 4, 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

    Apr 28, 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

    Mon 12:11pm 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

    Apr 13, 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

    Apr 6, 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

    Mar 28, 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…
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