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  • Wi-Fi Connects But Doesn't Work

    Mon 7:30am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Ever have a scenario where everything seems right but nothing IS right? That’s what’s happening with several different MGG listeners this week, each for several different reasons. Listen as John and Dave dig into these questions — and more! — as they…
  • DIY Automation, CarPlay, RAID, and More!

    Jul 26, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes the easy way isn’t the fun way, and this week we’ve got lots of do-it-yourself solutions to share from all of you. Listen as John and Dave share your ideas about automation, launch agents, CarPlay, drive arrays and much more. Of course, it…
  • Cutting The Coax

    Jul 19, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Cool Stuff Found starts the day here, with things for printing webpages, controlling your trackpad/mouse, and organizing your life. Need a VPN at home? Your two favorite geeks have got you covered! Plus, the cable companies have priced it such that cutting the…
  • Clone, Erase, Install, and Restore

    Jul 12, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Four Quick Tips that’ll change your life. We promise. And that’s only the first ten minutes of the episode! From there it’s on to Dave and John answering your questions about network settings, app launching, Time Machine, and more. Plus, lots of Cool…
  • I Want My, I Want My, I Want My ... USB-C!

    Mon 7:30am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It’s a hot one, folks, and we’re not talking about the weather! This episode is chock full of great Cool Stuff Found, answers to your questions, and more. Topics include free tools to keep your Mac running smoothly, a way to get free data on your phone,…
  • Consulting Advice, Quick Tips, and DSM 7.0

    Jun 28, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    If you’re a computer consultant, how do you manage your billing? Like many of you listening, Dave and John both spent time as consultants, too. Listen as they talk about some of the practices — and problems — they experienced! Synology’s DSM 7.0 is…
  • Hot Corners and Hot Flashes

    Jun 21, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It’s summer and it’s hot! That means it’s time to learn some tips about hot corners (on your Mac), hot flashes (on your iPhone), and more. Listen as John and Dave take you through answers to all of your questions, plus adding in some of your Quick Tips…
  • HaaS: Hay as a Service

    Jun 14, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Listen as John and Dave share your Quick Tips about Safari Picture-in-Picture, the caveats of Finder’s Drag and Drop, Apple Remotes, and more. Lots of suggestions and ideas about note-taking and idea capturing on-the-go in the episode, many of them from…
  • Dave Mark Joins for WWDC21 Day 1 Reactions

    Jun 7, 2021, 8:20 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Guest Dave Mark joins John and Dave today to discuss, react, digest, and help explain the new things Apple announced at WWDC21’s Keynote and State of the Union this year. Listen as your two three favorite Apple geeks have a gab for the ages!
  • Swiping Left (or Right!), Suspicious Packages, and Cool Stuff Found

    Jun 7, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Your two favorite geeks answer your questions about Target Disk Mode, using your Apple TV Remote to turn off your TV, removing words from predictive text, and more. On top of that, they share a few Mail-based quick tips and an entire pile (yep, the whole…
  • Juice Jackers and Battery Drainers

    May 31, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Ever heard of Juice Jacking? Neither had John nor Dave. No problem, though, they dug in and found everything you needed to know. That’s the beauty of Mac Geek Gab, too: you ask the questions and then your two favorite geeks dig and see what they can find.…
  • Offsite Backups, Blocking Scammers, Quick Tips, and More

    May 24, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    As Apple users, we have lots of technology needs which extend beyond that which are made by the fruit company. Listen as your two favorite geeks share their thoughts and answers to your questions about Offsite Backups, Blocking Scammers, DVRing today’s video…
  • MGG 871: Passwords, Mesh WiFi, Quick Tips, and More

    May 17, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    You like tech? Wanna learn more? Listen as John and Dave answer your questions about what to get, how to set it up, how to fix it, and more! Of course, they round out the episode with some Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and some productivity tools, too. Press…
  • MGG 870: Rumbling with Gatekeeper

    May 10, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Apple’s protective engines usually do well at protecting our devices, but what happens when they go haywire? It’s time to Rumble, that’s what, and John and Dave are here to help! Listen as they answer your questions, share Cool Stuff Found, push out the…
  • MGG 869: Trimming the iPhone App Fat

    May 3, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What’s the best way to remove all those iPhone apps you downloaded once and never use anymore? Listen as John and Dave answer this and many other helpful questions to make your electronic lives easier! Extending an iMac’s life, calibrating your TV, fiber…
  • MGG 868: Failing, Succeeding, and Retiring SSDs

    Apr 26, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Solid State Drives (SSD) are a wonderful thing upon which we all rely, but sometimes they get a little wonky. Listen as John and Dave discuss and answer your questions about SSDs, Clipboard Managers, Java and Spam. Add in a little Cool Stuff Found segment and…
  • MGG 867: Dissecting Apple's Loaded Spring (Event)

    Apr 20, 2021, 3:45 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Minutes after Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event ended, do you know what your two favorite geeks did? They recorded this episode for you to dissect and discuss the elements that stuck out to them. Listen (or watch!) as John and Dave dig in and share. Press…
  • MGG 866: Not-So-Silent Ringing

    Apr 19, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes your iPhone’s silent, and sometime it’s not. But what about when it decides what to do, not you? That’s when you call John and Dave! Or you can email them. Or you can text them. Or you can post in the forums. Either way, they’ll answer your…
  • MGG 865: Geek Challenges and Cool Stuff Found

    Apr 12, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes there are those problems that just don’t have easy solutions…and that’s when things get fun! Geek Challenges mean you get to join in the fun of helping find the answers. Listen as John and Dave share some of their more troubling troublehooting…
  • MGG 864: M1 Mac Troubleshooting, Quick Tips, and More

    Mon 7:30am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    M1 Macs have only been available for a few months, but y’all are buying them up like crazy. Of course, troubleshooting them is a bit different than familiar Intel models, and Dave and John talk through some of that while answering your questions. Quick Tips…
  • MGG 863: Dissecting Your Backups

    Mar 29, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What better way to celebrate World Backup Day than to have your two favorite geeks pick apart their personal backup strategies? We can’t think of one, so that means you get to listen as John and Dave spend a little time sharing and analyzing their backup…
  • MGG 862: NON ADEPTO DEPRENSUS!

    Mar 22, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    You know the drill: Don’t Get Caught! That means you want to understand your technology as best you can. Good news: Your two favorite geeks are here to help! Listen as John and Dave share your tips and answer your questions. Topics include Apple’s Privacy…
  • MGG 861: What ELSE is Using My Mac?

    Mar 15, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    We know what apps we are using with our Macs, but increasingly there are processes — from Apple and others — using up our Mac’s resources, too. Listen as Dave and John answer your questions about all this and much, much more. Of course, your favorite…
  • MGG 860: Vinyl, AirPods, and More!

    Mar 8, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Connecting two pieces of technology together should be easy, right? Not always! Listen as John and Dave scratch their collective heads over all your questions. Topics include, audio, SSDs, M1 Macs, bookmarks, and more. There’s time for a few Quick Tips and…
  • MGG 859: Rolling With Wi-Fi

    Mar 1, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes you’ve gotta go… and sometimes — make that ALL the times — you need Wi-Fi. Never fear, John and Dave are here to help answer the tough (and fun) questions. Listen as your two favorite geeks pour through the mailbag, trying to answer as many…
  • MGG 858: Solving an LSD Problem

    Feb 22, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Of course you knew we meant LaunchServicesDaemon, right? Sometimes it has problems… and your two favorite geeks have the solution! Listen as John and Dave talk through your questions, tips, and Cool Stuff Found while everyone — including them — learns…
  • MGG 857: Avoiding the Duck

    Feb 15, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    We promised Wi-Fi and we delivered Wi-Fi. That’s how it works here at Mac Geek Gab: your two favorite geeks answer your questions and help solve your problems. But it’s not only Wi-Fi, of course. Lots of you asked other questions, and we’ve got that…
  • MGG 856: Mountain Dew vs. iPhone and More Fun Stories

    Feb 8, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Spoiler alert: Sometimes the Mountain Dew wins, folks, but you knew that already. That’s OK, this episode is chock full of Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, plus your questions answered about all sorts of issues. Listen as John and Dave — your two favorite…
  • MGG 855: Spam, Your Privacy, Cool Stuff Found & More

    Feb 1, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What’s your spam workflow? How do you know if your favorite podcast is selling your data? Want to hear about some Cool Stuff Found? Good news, your two favorite geeks talk through all this and more! Listen as John and Dave answer your questions and do their…
  • MGG 854: Headphone Safety, Big Sur, & Geek Challenges

    Jan 25, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Big Sur continues to mature…and it continues to have some pesky little issues, too. Never fear, your two favorite geeks are here to answer your questions and help solve your problems. Listen as John and Dave talk through Big Sur, Headphone Safety, and share…