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  • MGG 834: iOS 14 Quick Tips and More

    Sep 21, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    We’ve got first-run Quick Tips for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 for you right here. You know those things that surprise and delight your friends when they see you do them? That’s what Quick Tips are! Come and learn at least five new things as…
  • MGG 833: Network Speed Dissection, Cool Stuff Found, and More

    Sep 14, 2020, 6:58 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Having a solid connection to your network is only part of it. The other part? Speed! Dissecting the differences between these two — and teaching you how to do the same — are your two favorite geeks: John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton. Of course, that’s…
  • MGG 832: Packing Your Geeky Go Bag

    Sep 7, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What’s in your Geeky Go Bag? Whether you’re heading to work remotely, or take a plane trip, or head to the hospital, or just work outside at a coffee shop, what do you bring with you? John and Dave talk through their thought-processes here as they assemble…
  • MGG 831: Networking Fun and Naughty Macs

    Aug 31, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It’s time to get your geek on, and John and Dave are right there with you. Today your two favorite geeks dig into some networking issues, aiming to solve your problems, and help make sense of them so you understand even if you’re not a networking geek!…
  • MGG 830: Where's The Internet?

    Aug 24, 2020, 4:26 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes you think you’re connected to the internet … but you’re not. It happens to John and Dave, too, and they talk through exactly what they’ve found to help solve it… and why! That’s not all, of course… your questions answered, your quick…
  • MGG 829: Do Attachments Last Forever?

    Aug 17, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What happens to Mail attachments in your archive? Have you ever done a three finger drag? How do you manage your trash can? We mean *really* manage it? All these questions — and a lot more — are answered for you this week as Dave and John pour through…
  • MGG 828: Audio Tips, Cool Stuff Found, Rural Broadband, and More!

    Aug 10, 2020, 8:05 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    The summer heat hasn’t stopped your two favorite geeks — or you, with your questions — and this week’s episode shows all of that and more. You’ve had a ton of questions about audio devices and podcast management lately, so John and Dave dig into…
  • MGG 827: Geek Challenges, Quick Tips, and Your Network Questions Answered

    Aug 3, 2020, 5:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    John and Dave take a few deeper dives today to solve your peskier problems… Geek Challenges, we like to call them (though sometimes we call them “Stump the Geeks!”). Listen as your two favorite nerds talk through creatively increasing your broadband…
  • MGG 826: The Case for The Nuke and Pave

    Mon 7:30am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    We all love the convenience of a quick upgrade and Migration Assistant, but those bring along many needles inside the haystack that can linger and leave you with fun things to troubleshoot in the future. The reality is that sometimes the Nuke and Pave is worth…
  • MGG 825: Repairing iCloud Syncing

    Jul 20, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Should you update? That’s always the question, isn’t it, regardless of whether it’s hardware or software or both. This week John and Dave answer your questions about both, specifically when it comes to Apple’s offerings. That’s not all, of course.…
  • MGG 824: ICE, ICE, Maybe?

    Jul 13, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Is your mail forwarder secure? Are you sure? How about your Internet? These are just two of your dozen-or-so questions that John and Dave tackle this week. It’s not just questions, of course. There are Quick Tips, regular tips, Cool Stuff Found, and even…
  • MGG 823: An iCloud of Uncertainty

    Jul 6, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    When iCloud works, it’s great. And, for the most part, that’s how it is. But sometimes…it just gets plain wonky. Several of you had several questions about that this week, and Dave and John dig in to get you sorted! That’s not all, though. Cool Stuff…
  • MGG 822: Full Disks, Slow Speeds, and Low Batteries

    Jun 29, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Your questions haven’t stopped, and neither have our answers! How to deal with a full disk? What to do for slow internet speeds? How to best manage your battery? All of these topics are addressed, plus Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more. Press play and…
  • MGG 821: WWDC Deep Dive

    Jun 24, 2020, 12:19 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun share their thoughts and experiences with the new technologies Apple announced at WWDC this week.
  • MGG 820: Zooming the Web and Learning Your Ms

    Jun 22, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It’s hours before WWDC begins, and there’s just enough time to get Mac Geek Gab into your hands ahead of the new stuff we’re all about to learn. And, with that, we can still learn at least five new things, including how to Zoom (and unzoom) the web, how…
  • MGG 819: Five Catalina Volumes and Foolproof Migration

    Jun 15, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Have you ever noticed your Mac tells you Catalina uses up 5 volumes? How about encrypting specific files and folders? And what about that cable modem password…should you change it? These are just a few of the questions answered.…
  • MGG 818: The Great Backup Debate

    Jun 8, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Do you backup or clone? Which is more important? What do you do first? Ok, let’s battle. Well, not really.…
  • MGG 817: Backtick is Zoomalicious (in Preview)

    Jun 1, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Who knew one key could do THAT? Plus, you can take iPhone pics right from your Mac desktop. Lots of quick tips.…
  • MGG 816: Drawing, Backing Up, and Being a Screenshot Ninja

    May 25, 2020, 9:00 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Did you know you could move your screenshot selection window around after you create it? How about rearranging columns in the Finder and having it remember? What about Profiles on your Mac, and how they can be used to hijack your browser?…
  • MGG 815: Holy Bidirectional Thunderbolt, Mac-Man!

    May 18, 2020, 6:59 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Did your Mac stop showing all your spotlight results? Do you have an external rotational drive on your Mac? Do you want to Add the Dark Menubar to your Light-themed Mac?…
  • MGG 814: Mispronouncing Bondi

    May 11, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What’s bloating up your hard drive? Why is your Bluetooth mouse still draining? Which 13″ MacBook should you get? All these questions are answered, and more. John and Dave are here to ensure you get the answers you need, in the way you need them. And…
  • MGG 813: New Stuff, Old Macs? Old Stuff, New Macs!

    May 4, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Need to run Mojave on your Catalina Mac? Need to really manage your printers? Want to add multiple monitors to your MacBook Pro? No problem. John and Dave have you covered. Listen as your two favorite geeks answer your questions about all this and more. It’s…
  • MGG 812: It's Good to Do The Math

    Mon 7:30am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    USB Power Delivery isn’t as clear a concept as it could be, and your two favorite geeks help sort this out. That’s not all, of course, because John and Dave are here to answer ALL of your questions. This week that includes issues with Spotlight, Backups,…
  • MGG 811: Sharing, Streaming, and Securing

    Apr 20, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Need to share big files from home? Trying to manage your video streaming and conferencing? Want to secure your setup? Good news, Mac Geek Gab has some ideas for you. Plus, there are Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and lots more answers to lots more questions…
  • MGG 810: Changing the Volume Level...and Icon

    Apr 13, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Did you know that with just your fingers on your iPhone screen you can slide to adjust the volume or pinch to delete messages? And with an option-click of your Mac’s mouse you can opt-in to distraction free bliss? You will after you listen to this episode,…
  • MGG 809: Fusion Drives and Folder Sharing

    Apr 6, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    iCloud Folder Sharing works, and your two favorite geeks have tested it for you. Should you use your ISP’s mesh or your own? How about installing Catalina on a Fusion Drive? These questions answered, plus a LOT more. And John and Dave share your Cool Stuff…
  • MGG 808: I Made a Loop

    Mar 30, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Are your fans blazing during those Zoom calls? Is your laptop plugged in more frequently now? Have an issue printing? How about choosing between NAS vs. USB-C drives? You’re in luck! These are just a sample of the questions your two favorite geeks answer…
  • MGG 807: The Great Internet Blocking Conspiracy

    Mar 23, 2020, 7:30 am 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…