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  • MGG 852: All The Gear, But No Idea(r)

    Mon 7:30am 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

    Mon 7:30am 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

    Nov 16, 2020, 7:30 am 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…
  • MGG 835: That CPU is Hot!

    Sep 28, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Of course your Quick Tips for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 keep rolling in, and of course your two favorite geeks take pleasure in sharing them for you. But there’s more… there’s always more! This week, John and Dave dig into what’s making your CPU…
  • 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

    Mon 6:58am 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

    Jul 27, 2020, 7:30 am 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…