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  • MGG 865: Geek Challenges and Cool Stuff Found

    Mon 7:30am 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

    Apr 5, 2021, 7:30 am 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…
  • MGG 853: Remote Reflections from CES

    Jan 18, 2021, 7:47 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Your two favorite geeks “went” to CES last week, and have some stories to share. Cool Stuff Found abounds, as well as some thoughts on this year’s trends. Of course, they didn’t leave home, so they still had time to answer your questions, find some…
  • MGG 852: All The Gear, But No Idea(r)

    Jan 11, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Your questions drive the bus this week, as John and Dave provide answers about AirDrop, Spotlight, Screen Protectors, 10G Ethernet, Time Machine, and more. That’s not all, though, your two favorite geeks have Cool Stuff Found and Quick Tips to share, too.…
  • MGG 851: Long Term Storage, Photos, & Cool Stuff Found

    Jan 4, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    This week, John and Dave come together to answer your questions about long-term storage, Photos Libraries, Migrating to a new Mac and much, much more. Listen as your two favorite geeks drop the knowledge — and your Quick Tips and Cool Stuff Found — so that…
  • MGG 850: Time Capsule Replacements, Quick Tips, & Cool Stuff Found

    Dec 28, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Apple’s Time Machine lets you backup to a network drive… but which network drive should you use now that Apple no longer sells a Time Capsule? John and Dave are here to answer this question and many, many more! Listen as your two favorite geeks answer all…
  • MGG 849: Battery Management, Nuking, Paving, and More

    Dec 21, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes you Nuke, sometimes you Pave. Sometimes all you need to do is make a tweak. You’d think we were talking about building (and destroying) roads, but no… your two favorite geeks are talking tech! Apple tech, mostly. Listen as John and Dave answer…
  • MGG 848: Swiper, NOT Swiping

    Dec 14, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    These days we do lots of swiping on our devices, and sometimes the results are expected, other times not so much! Listen as John and Dave share tips and answer questions about swiping. That’s not all, of course, the topics expand from there, including a…
  • MGG 847: Migrating Your Mac and Its Data

    Dec 7, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It seems to be the season… Migration Season, that is! So many new Macs, so many migrations, so much data, and so many questions! Thankfully your two favorite geeks have answers, as does the MGG Family. Press play and listen as John and Dave take you through…
  • MGG 846: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found and Your Questions Answered: A Traditional MGG

    Nov 30, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the comfort of old traditions, and this week’s Mac Geek Gab has three of them for you: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and your questions answered. Press play and enjoy learning five new things as John and Dave, your two…
  • MGG 845: Big Sur, the M1 MacBook Air, and Quick Tips

    Nov 23, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave’s had his M1 MacBook Air for a week, and John has some questions for him! Lots more about Big Sur including your questions answered *and* some Quick Tips. Of course, MGG wouldn’t be complete without more in-depth tips, too, and y’all have been…
  • MGG 844: Big Sur, Apple Outages, and Thunderbolt 4 Explained

    Mon 7:30am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    There’s been a lot of confusion this week, beginning with what “Thunderbolt 4” really means for us Mac users. Thankfully OWC’s Larry O’Connor was able to join John and Dave this week to explain. That’s not all you get, though. Your two favorite…
  • MGG 843: Which M1 Mac Should I Order?

    Nov 10, 2020, 3:43 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Apple announced their M1 Macs today, the first Macs made with Apple Silicon chips. Join Dave and John as they dig into the specs to find out what the differences — and similarities — are between these models, helping you decide which one to order. Press…
  • MGG 842: Check Your Digital Couch Cushions

    Nov 9, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    How much money do you have in your digital couch cushions? John and Dave walk through a few places you can check ahead of the holiday buying frenzy! Of course, most of the show is dedicated to answering your tech questions, solving your problems, sharing quick…
  • MGG 841: Malware? Not Malware

    Nov 2, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes you feel like … a malware. Sometimes you don’t. That’s not how it goes, but that’s exactly how it felt for a lot of you this week! John and Dave talk through this and get to the bottom of it all. That’s hardly half of it, though. You know…
  • MGG 840: Managing Your Drives, Big Sur Tips, Ransomware, and More

    Oct 26, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    These days most of us are using external drives at some level. Even if we’re not, our internal drives are always in need of some attention, pruning, or some other operation. Listen as your two favorite geeks answer all your drive-related questions. That’s…
  • MGG 839: Widgets, Wi-Fi, and Big Sur

    Oct 19, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    The fall is a crazy ride for Apple users. New hardware, new software, lots of changes, and more. John and Dave are right there with you to answer your questions, share tips, and dissect the new technology to help us all understand everything better. Listen…
  • MGG 838: Geeky Thoughts About Apple's "Hi, Speed" iPhone 12 and HomePod mini Announcements

    Oct 13, 2020, 6:38 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Join John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton for the geeks’ dissection of Apple’s iPhone 12 and HomePod mini announcements. Digging into some of the deeper elements, your two favorite geeks cover some of the 5G nuances, OLED on all screens 12, LIDAR, speaker…
  • MGG 837: Wi-Fi, NAS, and More

    Oct 12, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    How do we know it’s time? Because The Answer plays and we know you’ve asked us the question! That’s right, Dave and John have answers to your questions about Wi-Fi, NAS, iOS 14, and much more! Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things along…
  • MGG 836: Battery Life, Network Tweaks, and Cool Stuff Found

    Oct 5, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Has iOS 14.0.1 hurt your battery life? We might have a fix for you. Networking is always top-of-mind, and your two favorite geeks share some answers to your related questions. Then it’s Cool Stuff Found, where John and Dave share all the cool things you and…