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  • MGG 766: Whispering Sweet Nothings at The A-Lady

    Mon 7:44pm 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…
  • MGG 744: USB-C, Quick Tips, Cool Stuff, and a CES 2019 Wrap Up

    Jan 14, 2019, 7:35 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Back from CES 2019, Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun have a few thoughts to share. Then it’s on to answering your questions, this time with a focus on things that used to work… and stopped. Press play, listen, and learn!
  • MGG 743: The Cosmic Bit Flip

    Jan 7, 2019, 2:00 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    In the calm before the CES storm, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton come to you from Las Vegas to share their thoughts and answer your questions. Plus, John mentions Cosmic Bit Flips and everything goes sideways. Listen, enjoy, and learn. Just press play!
  • MGG 742: App Death Match in The Colosseum

    Dec 31, 2018, 8:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Properly sharing Contacts? Check. Managing Mobile Applications Folder? Check. Scanning Bluetooth Devices? Check. Securing Your Certificates? Check. Choosing the best router? Check. All of this and more in Mac Geek Gab 742. MGG Forever!
  • MGG 741: Contacts Are the Root of All Evil

    Dec 24, 2018, 10:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Do you notice your Mac slowing down a lot? How many Contacts do you have? More and more listeners have been writing in with Contacts-related problems and solutions… are you one of them? Listen to John and Dave discuss this and so many other things this…
  • MGG 740: Non-HomeKit Siri Control, Restoring from Trash, Quick Tips, and Cool Stuff Found

    Dec 17, 2018, 7:28 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Have you ever wanted to use Siri to control something that’s not HomeKit-compatible? You’re not alone. Also, you’re in luck! John and Dave have an answer for you. On top of that, quick tips, Cool Stuff Found, and your questions answered. Press play and…
  • MGG 739: iOS Mysteries, Choosing Your Server, & Cool Stuff Found

    Dec 10, 2018, 7:09 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    iOS is wonderful… and mysterious, especially when it asks you to login, or shows you duplicates of your data. Listen to John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton solve these problems and more for you. Then, should you get a separate Mac as a server, or can you run in…
  • MGG 738: Real-World Speeds, Choosing Storage, and Quick Tips

    Dec 3, 2018, 7:15 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Ever have a disk drive or Wi-Fi device that doesn’t get quite the advertised speeds? Yeah, so have we. In fact, it happens all the time. Listen this week as John and Dave discuss the differences between advertised maximums and real-world expectations… and…
  • MGG 737: Geeky Gift Guide and Your Questions Answered

    Nov 26, 2018, 7:22 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    The best part about geeky gifts is that sometimes the best person to get them for is yourself. Listen to John and Dave – your two favorite geeks – discuss some of their favorites at this point in the holiday buying season, and decide whether you buy one of…