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  • MGG 774: The Power ... of Power

    Aug 12, 2019, 10:40 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Power comes in so many forms! Apple Card is Power. Cool Stuff Found is Power. Quick Tips are Power. NASA has power. Wi-Fi has power. YOU have the power, too. After all, you can press play and listen to John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton talk through all of this…
  • MGG 773: Five New Keyboard Shortcuts, Cool Stuff Found, and More Tips

    Aug 5, 2019, 8:34 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes just one tip can cause you and your two favorite geeks alike to learn at least five new things. Does this episode have that magic tip? You’ll have to listen to find out! Along the way you’ll learn more about APFS, Encryption, Power, and more as…
  • MGG 772: We Love Dongle World

    Jul 29, 2019, 1:10 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Live from MacStock Conference and Expo 2019, John and Dave play Stump the Geek and take listener questions live, with a little help from impromptu co-host Kelly Guimont! Learn about APFS and Fusion Drives, iPhones making sounds when they’re not supposed to,…
  • MGG 771: You Don’t Get to Change Your Mind about The Past in the Future

    Jul 22, 2019, 7:45 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    So how do these “silent updates” work, anyway? Why can’t I click links in Safari? And will your future self be happy with your past self’s backup-related decisions? These are the hard questions, folks, and your two favorite geeks tackle them just for…
  • MGG 770: Swiper, More Swiping!

    Jul 15, 2019, 7:36 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Your questions answered, including migrating photos, syncing movies, moving to a new Mac, which earbuds to get, smart bulbs, and much more. Plus, there’s never a lack of things to swipe. And on your iPhone and Mac, that’s a good thing. Come learn five new…
  • MGG 769: Save Your Data...Safely

    Jul 8, 2019, 7:34 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    macOS Catalina will bring with it a lot of changes, one of which is that a lotof older apps and related hardware won’t work. Dave and John answer your questions and share your tips about how to navigate these waters ahead of time… to avoid surprises. In…
  • MGG 768: Not That There's Anything Wrong With Excessive

    Jul 1, 2019, 8:10 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sure you know about copy/paste, iCloud family accounts, selection tools, and password managers. But this week you’ll learn at least five new things just learning about all the different ways your fellow MGG listeners are using them to enhance their…
  • MGG 767: I Hate It When My Computer Won't Behave

    Jun 24, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    So much Cool Stuff Found, so little time. And Quick Tips? And questions? Topics include controlling your date picker, switching apps faster, getting your storage and backups in order, tweaking autocorrect and much, much more. Oh, and Wi-Fi. Yeah, there’s…
  • MGG 766: Whispering Sweet Nothings at The A-Lady

    Jun 17, 2019, 7:44 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Some folks with Catalina on the brain want to know how to prepare. Some folks want to prepare to reinstall Mojave. Joe has advice for future-proofing your home, and the A-Lady wants you to whisper sweet nothings at her. It’s that kind of week here and John…
  • MGG 765: Migrating iTunes, Upgrading Macs, and a Quick Tip from Craig Federighi!

    Jun 10, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It’s true, Craig Federighi let loose a perfect little Quick Tip last week at WWDC, did you catch it? Your two geeks did, and they’re here to share it with you. In addition to some more Quick Tips from other listeners, this episode is chock full of answers…
  • MGG 764: Mac Pro: You Want It? You Got It!

    Jun 4, 2019, 3:49 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Yes, some things happened at WWDC, and your two geeks discuss them. But first, some Cool Stuff Found. We can’t ignore that stuff, after all! Then it’s time for a jam session all about macOS Catalina, the new Mac Pro, and a few other things related to…
  • MGG 763: Backup Your Syncs

    May 27, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Ever get a beachball in Messages on your Mac? Want to re-arrange your CarPlay icons? Need an easy way to find files on your Mac, but the Finder’s not cutting it? These are just a few of the ways John and Dave start Mac Geek Gab this week, and then it’s…
  • MGG 762: Protecting Your Mac and Router, New Handy Shortcuts, & Troubleshooting System Lags

    May 20, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    First things first: make sure your Mac’s XProtect database is regularly updated. With that out of the way, we can have some fun learning some handy new keyboard shortcuts, new ways to filter Mail on your iPhone and iPad, some tricks for truly securing your…
  • MGG 761: iPad Dreams...and More Cowbell

    May 13, 2019, 7:09 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It’s worth digging into your Mac’s auto-startup items every now and then, just to clean things up. That’s especially true when your two favorite geeks discover a new place to look… and find some very old stuff out there. Listen as John and Dave talk…
  • MGG 760: New vs. Used/Refurb, USB Disconnects, Notifications, and Ethernet Locations

    May 6, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    This week your two favorite geeks tackle your questions about USB disconnects, “no Internet connection” reports, creating short video clips from long segments, and when (and whether!) to buy new or look for refurb/used. Listen as John and Dave talk you…
  • MGG 759: Not all USB-C Is Created Equal

    Apr 29, 2019, 7:10 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more confusing, USB-C cables can add some additional questions to the mix. Add to this lots of Cool Stuff Found, a discussion about the best desktop Mac to buy, some tips and follow-ups from recent episodes, and…
  • MGG 758: Communal Head Scratching to Solve Your Problems

    Apr 22, 2019, 1:16 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It’s true, your two favorite geeks have come together again to have a “communal head scratch” about all the questions and problems you’ve submitted. Then it’s on to some happy tips, including one about working around the new Dropbox limitations.…
  • MGG 757: Migration Is (Not Only) For The Birds

    Apr 15, 2019, 8:31 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Siri, Stringify, Space Lens, and Emergency Bypass don’t all begin with the letter ‘S’, but they have one thing in common: your two favorite geeks discuss them in this week’s episode of Mac Geek Gab. In addition, listen as John F. Braun and Dave…
  • MGG 756: Resetting Wi-Fi, Unlocking Your Mac, & Managing Secure Boot

    Apr 8, 2019, 8:20 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Are you making the most of your Apple TV? Do you know all the tricks the Finder has to offer? Are you managing Do Not Disturb effectively? Your fellow listeners have the answers, and John and Dave share and discuss them for you. Plus, your two favorite geeks…
  • MGG 755: Deep Dive into Mail, Gmail Bugs, Cool Stuff Found & More

    Apr 1, 2019, 8:00 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Mail was the Deep Dive topic this week, and then the Gmail/Gsuite/macOS 10.14.4 bug happened, so Mail gets a double dip and you’re gonna love it. Then it’s on to perhaps the best AirPods alternative we’ve found… for just $30. More Cool Stuff Found…
  • MGG 754: New iMacs, Traveling, Porting, and Troubleshooting

    Mar 25, 2019, 6:55 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    This week your two favorite geeks, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, tackle answers to your questions about traveling with technology, porting your phone number (and saving money!), converting Apple Music files and more. Of course, they talk about the new stuff…
  • MGG 753: Beware the Magnets

    Mon 5:15pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    You want Cool Stuff Found? You want to know how to uninstall apps properly? What about the dangers of disabling SIP? John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, your two favorite geeks, come together to answer all of these and more. Have a question? Send it in to…
  • MGG 752: Finder, Friend or Foe?

    Mar 11, 2019, 9:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    The Finder can be your friend or foe, depends upon how well you tame and tweak it. These are the kinds of things John and Dave help you do each week on Mac Geek Gab. In addition to that, we’ve got segments on taming iCloud’s two-factor authentication,…
  • MGG 751: Sharing Contacts, Bulk SMS, Calendar Tweaks, and Quick Tips

    Mar 4, 2019, 7:00 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Want to learn the big secret to keeping your computer happy? How about how to share contacts? What about some quick tips about using calendar? This is what Mac Geek Gab is all about, and Dave and John help guide you through all of this, including getting your…
  • MGG 750: Batteries In The Cloud

    Feb 25, 2019, 7:23 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Aren’t using all your iCloud Storage? No worries, we’ve got an idea for that. We also have Cool Stuff Found and answers to your other questions. Plus, we iterate on a Quick Tip from last episode making it quicker and tipper! Listen with John and Dave and…
  • MGG 749: The Mesh Wi-Fi Industrial Complex

    Mon 6:09pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Wanna know how to force Safari to download a media file instead of playing it? Want to know how to use the same drive on USB-C and USB-A Macs? Want to know how to secure erase your NAS drive? John and Dave have your answers! There is also a lot of concern…
  • MGG 748: Touch Bar & The Terminal

    Feb 11, 2019, 7:35 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Do you need an elbow connector? You might after listening to this episode! That, after all, is what Cool Stuff Found segments are all about: discovering stuff you didn’t know existed, and now you need! In addition to that, of course, your tips are shared and…
  • MGG 747: Connection Speeds, Slow Macs, DNS, and More

    Feb 4, 2019, 6:54 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    How fast is your connection? How much of that speed matters? How fast is your Mac? Why isn’t it faster? What devices can you see on your network? Why can’t you connect to all of them? This is what Mac Geek Gab is about. Posing questions, getting answers,…
  • MGG 746: Battery Usage, CarPlay, Notifications, and Cool Stuff Found

    Jan 28, 2019, 7:02 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Wanna learn at least five new things about your Mac and iOS devices? This week’s Mac Geek Gab episode is sure to hit the mark. With topics ranging from Quick Look to Car Play to Robot Vacuums to APFS, there’s always something new to learn! Press play,…
  • MGG 745: Mystery "System" Disk Usage, APFS, Cookies, and More

    Jan 21, 2019, 7:30 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Mysteries are meant to be solved, and when it comes to the mystery that is your “System” disk usage as displayed by macOS, well, that mystery’s not even supposed to exist in the first place. Dave and John dig in to solve this plus a bunch of other…