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  • MGG 807: The Great Internet Blocking Conspiracy

    Mon 7:30am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Options for Apple TV Volume, Silencing CarPlay upon connect, LTE internet options, and managing the shared family calendar only scratch the surface of this episode’s content: the mailbag overflows with your tips and questions, and John and Dave do their…
  • MGG 806: Catalina Nonplussed By HFS

    Mar 16, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Do you want a dock with more USB-C ports? If so, why? John and Dave have some ideas for you. How should you best manage your USB-C-powered devices? Or what if you need a backup internet connection with your cell phone? These questions, plus more questions,…
  • MGG 805: To RAID or Not (to RAID)?

    Mar 9, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Do you close your Terminal sessions correctly? Does iStat Menus work after you migrate? Are you getting Notes to launch as fast as possible? You’ll be able to answer “yes” to all three of these things after just the first few minutes of this week’s…
  • MGG 804: What's Different About Mexican Power?

    Mar 2, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave’s back from Mexico where the power is definitely the same. Yep, certianly. Or is it? He and John talk that through. Mostly, though, the show focuses on you: your questions, your tips, your thoughts, and your answers! Learn how to “right-size” Finder…
  • MGG 803: Taming System Preferences, the Podcasts app, Email, and More

    Feb 24, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes things just get out of hand with your devices and need to be wrangled back into line. Today’s targets: System Preferences, the Podcasts app, IMAP email, and much more. Plus, some early replies on our search for the best way to tame our episode…
  • MGG 802: Upgrades, Slow Internet, Hard Drives, and More

    Feb 17, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    How’s your Catalina installation behaving? Have any Macs left to upgrade? Your two favorite geeks talk through it all. Then it’s time to diagnose the cause of slow internet, always a pesky one to diagnose! Add in some hard drive diagnostics, follow-ups on…
  • MGG 801: Start with The Preposterous, Bow to The Absurd

    Feb 10, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    You love the Quick Tips? You’ll love these when you learn about the things you can do with window edges, copying screenshots, picture-in-picture mode, and extra options for the Safari Share Sheet. Say THAT ten times fast! Then, move on to learning the least…
  • MGG 800: One Eight Hundredth Geek Out!

    Feb 3, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What to do for the eight hundredth episode? Share tips, answer your questions, and solve your problems, of course! Today learn about HDMI adapters, iOS backups, mounting network shares, Copying from Screenshots, and a cool edit to the iOS Share Sheet. What…
  • MGG 799: Quick Tips, Sonos, Media, and Megabytes

    Mon 6:54pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It seems there’s always something new to learn! This week that includes some iOS and watchOS tips, flight tracking, QuickLook for Applications, Networking, and more. Plus, discussions ensue to answer your questions about Sonos, sharing media, megabytes vs.…
  • MGG 798: Cool Stuff Found and Your Questions Answered

    Jan 20, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    You like Cool Stuff Found? Good! So do your two favorite geeks. Listen as John and Dave begin this episode sharing you – and their – new finds over the past couple of weeks. Apps, utilities, gizmos, and gadgets to help you truly increase your enjoyment…
  • MGG 797: CES Wrap-up, Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found

    Jan 13, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    John and Dave are back from CES with new stuff they’ve learned, Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more. Of course, your questions are featured, as well, including analyzing USB power draw, fast external drives, folder permissions, and more. Press play to…
  • MGG 796: Dissecting APFS and macOS Catalina with Mike Bombich

    Jan 6, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Carbon Copy Cloner developer – and APFS guru! – Mike Bombich joins John and Dave this week to talk APFS, backups, upgrades, and more. Listen as your two favorite geeks become your three favorite geeks, sharing everything they know plus some cool stuff…
  • MGG 795: Avoid RISCy Behavior

    Dec 30, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Ever have an iOS device that won’t stay connected to your Mac? How about needing to connect your Thunderbolt 2 devices to your new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac? What about proving your location in the past? Or looking up phone numbers?…
  • MGG 794: A Festivus for The Geeks in Us

    Dec 23, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Cool Stuff Found galore begins this episode, because that’s the spirit of the holiday season. Equally as important, though, are the airing of the grievances, and Mail.app provides a healthy platform for that…with some hints and tips, to be helpful, of…
  • MGG 793: Be Good and Don't Get Caught

    Dec 16, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    macOS Catalina might finally be ready for prime-time with 10.15.2. Your two favorite geeks discuss. Then it’s on to your tips and questions. Listen as John and Dave talk through Keyboard Shortcuts, third-party display issues, full-page screenshots, watching…
  • MGG 792: When Your Mac Sleeps Too Deeply

    Dec 9, 2019, 6:41 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sleeping computers are good, until they don’t wake up. Thankfully, John and Dave are here each week to answer your questions, including this one. But that’s not all! Listen for answers to questions about Apple Watch hourly chimes, registering Apple…
  • MGG 791: Mr. MacSpeedy

    Dec 2, 2019, 6:32 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes speed is what it’s all about. Many of this week’s topics focus around making sure your Mac is running as fast as possible. That’s not all, though. Learn how to test your network from your iPhone, manage Mail plugins effectively, and recapture…
  • MGG 790: Desirable, Delightful, De-Lovely, or Delicious?

    Nov 25, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Quick Tips include zooming messages in Mail, tweaking Preview Options, more Remote Access, and remapping keyboard shortcuts. But that’s not all, listen for Cool Stuff Found, holiday deals and more just by pressing play. John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton are…
  • MGG 789: I Got Caught ... Learning!

    Nov 18, 2019, 6:25 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Searching Safari’s history, running macOS Catalina 10.15 on an unsupported Mac, previews in Finder’s list fit, and a creative use for Chrome profiles are just a few of the tips shared in today’s episode. Listen as John and Dave answer listener questions…
  • MGG 788: This is Where You Cut Me Off

    Nov 11, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Cleaning up your Photos libraries, Protecting against ransomware, remapping keyboard shortcuts, and Catalina’s USB drive crashes are just a few of the important questions your two favorite geeks hit in this week’s show. There’s more, including some Cool…
  • MGG 787: Hey Presto! I Outsmarted Myself!

    Nov 4, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Tips about new functionality, including moving Catalina’s windows, scanning with your iPhone, fixing mail, running cron jobs, and downloading installers from the Terminal are just scratching the surface. Then it’s on to diagnosing some network problems and…
  • MGG 786: iCloud Keychain vs. Catalina Cage Match

    7:30am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Today, your two favorite geeks dig into your questions about recovering photo data, removing malware, resolving iCloud Keychain in macOS Catalina, and more. But that’s not all! You’ve got some great tips for automating those un-automatable Personal…
  • MGG 785: macOS Catalina and iOS 13 Tips and Troubleshooting

    Oct 21, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    macOS Catalina and iOS 13 have been out for a few weeks now, and your tips and questions have been coming in. Plus, Dave learned a few things at MacTech last week to add. Mix in some Cool Stuff Found, a few Quick Tips, and some follow-ups from last week and…
  • MGG 784: Don’t Outsmart Yourself

    Oct 15, 2019, 4:38 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes the best thing you can do is to not overthink a solution… and sometimes it happens anyway! Join your two favorite geeks to learn about Catalina tweaks, AirPods tips, iOS scanners, and more. Plus, listen as John and Dave troubleshoot a network…
  • MGG 783: Eight (GB) is Enough

    Oct 7, 2019, 7:39 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Catalina is out and your geeks have migration and installation tips to share from their experiences. Take a listen to this episode before you upgrade, for sure. But Catalina isn’t the only topic this week, folks. Lots of iOS 13 tips and tricks, lots of other…
  • MGG 782: Don't Fear The Reminders

    Sep 30, 2019, 7:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Reminders change things for third-party apps, too, it seems, especially those that rely on CalDAV. Plus, a Quick Tip or two about typing more efficiently never hurt anyone. This, folks, is what Mac Geek Gab is all about. Listen as John and Dave answer your…
  • MGG 781: Answers and Tips for iCloud, iOS 13, iPhone 11, Mojave, and More

    Sep 23, 2019, 7:36 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Lots of new stuff from Apple this week… and lots of technical landmines to navigate. Thankfully, you’ve been sending your questions into John and Dave, and they’ve been doing the research to get you answers. Listen to the answers to your questions…
  • MGG 780: Subscription vs. Private Cloud, Archiving Data, Geek Challenges Galore

    Sep 16, 2019, 7:52 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Many Dropbox users are going to experience a device-limit issue with new iPhones coming this week. Listen as John and Dave talk through how to use your Synology DiskStation to solve this problem. That’s not all, though: Mac Geek Gab always aims to have…
  • MGG 779: Apple Event Reactions with Dr. Mac

    Sep 10, 2019, 5:37 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus joins John and Dave today for a quick take on Apple’s latest announcements and event. Press play… and enjoy. Now in stereo for your listening pleasure.
  • MGG 778: Optimizing Storage, Migration, Snapshots, and Combo Updates

    Sep 9, 2019, 7:22 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    This isn’t the one after 9/9, it’s the one on 9/9! And that means it’s time to answer your questions and share your tips about optimizing your iPhone storage, managing your snapshots, ejecting pesky drives, finding a service better than Gazelle, and much…