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  • Qi vs. MagSafe, Split Screen, and More!

    5:05am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What are the differences between Qi and MagSafe? Listen as your three favorite geeks talk through all this and more. Split screen, searching in Messages, finding hidden drafts in Mail, and Google resuming free GSuite access are just a few of the topics that…
  • A Synology Geek Gab

    May 16, 2022, 5:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Synology’s DiskStations are a popular item amongst all of us here in the MGG Family, listeners and hosts all included! Listen today as guest Jeff Gamet makes a hasty return to join John F. Braun, Dave Hamilton, and Pilot Pete to talk all things Synology and…
  • Don't Store Your iPhone In Your Navel

    May 9, 2022, 5:00 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Quick Tips for keyboard shortcuts, viewing messages, and speed tests are just the first segment of this week’s episode. Listen as John, Dave, and Pilot Pete navigate you through understanding managing the Finder sidebar, tweaking your batteries, choosing…
  • Never Say Never...Except When Excavating

    May 2, 2022, 9:01 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus joins your two favorite geeks this week to talk Apple’s Self Service repairs, Keyboard Shortcuts, Screen Layout, and Twinkly lights! Of course, John and Dave make sure to keep things on the rails with your favorite Quick Tips and…
  • Cool Stuff (and Jeff Gamet) Found!

    Apr 25, 2022, 5:10 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Jeff Gamet joins John and Dave today to share all kinds of Cool Stuff Found with you. Categories range from MagSafe car mounts to mechanical keyboards, to USB adapters and more. Listen to your three favorite geeks have their minds blown by a listener…
  • Time Slows All Computers

    Apr 18, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Google email is no longer free, Preview has Zoom, iPadOS has Low Power Mode, and you can use Spotlight and Screenshots for notes. Also learn the best ways to remote access into your Mac from your iPhone while you're on the road.
  • Clouding As a Verb

    Apr 11, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It's true, we "cloud" things now. It's a thing. On top of that, iCloud Private Relay is also a thing, and it's not necessarily a good one yet. But it's in beta, so give it time. Plex's new Discovery Watchlist is also in beta, with similar results. No worries,…
  • The Cost-Mart in Kasketchewan

    Apr 4, 2022, 6:00 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Allison Sheridan joins Dave and John this week to help you learn at least five new things! Quick Tips include seeing Mac App Store progress, uses for Tab Groups, configuring printer defaults, and more. Then it’s on to answering your questions about choosing…
  • Rabbit Holes and Adjacent Universes

    Mar 28, 2022, 1:25 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Quick Tips rule the day here, with Pete, John, and Dave sharing how to stop Facebook from disabling your audio, finding menu items in macOS, connecting two sets of AirPods to your Apple TV and much more. Your questions are answered, too, about blocking…
  • Once You Go Mac, You'll Never Go Back

    Mar 21, 2022, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    John, Dave, and Pilot Pete get together from not just three different time zones, but two different countries! They talk about macOS 12.3, the best upgrade migration path, SXSW 2022, and more. Quick Tips include a new Force Quit shortcut, putting iCloud Drive…
  • From Apple to Vigorish

    Mar 14, 2022, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Learn about a portable screen for your laptop, how to reset your Apple mouse, how to resolve Safari errors and more with Pilot Pete, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton this week. Of course, there are lots of (fun?) tangents your three favorite geeks take you on,…
  • Geeky Reactions to Apple's Peek Performance Event

    Mar 8, 2022, 4:08 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave, John, and Pilot Pete come together hot on the heels of Apple's Peek Performance Event to share their hot-takes with you. Listen as your three favorite geeks' thoughts about the new hardware evolve before your very ears...what do they think about the new…
  • I'm Pretty Much a Doctor Now?

    Mar 7, 2022, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave's back from his first international travel in two years and has some travel tips to share regarding mobile data service, AirTags, portable speakers, portable shoes, decking out your hotel room, tech-style, and much more! On top of that there are a bunch…
  • A Cool Stuff Found Cornucopia

    Feb 28, 2022, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    The Cool Stuff Found corner of the mailroom was starting to overflow, and the staff was getting restless, so Dave and John dig in. Learn how to find public Wi-Fi passwords, which Mac or iPhone to buy next, how to tweak your Mac's shutdown menu options, new…
  • Quick Tips Galore!

    Feb 21, 2022, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    This week, it seems it was impossible for Dave, John, and Pilot Pete to stop giving Quick Tips. Even the topics which your three favorite geeks thought were questions turned out to include a copious amount of Quick Tips. Hey, worse things could happen, right?…
  • There's an Email Conspiracy!

    Feb 14, 2022, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave seems to think there's an email conspiracy, and he explains how to avoid it to you and John. That's not all, of course. Your Quick Tips help everyone use markup better, create a "Start the Day" shortcut, use Focus better, and more. Press play and listen…
  • Spending Airplane Dollars on Cool Stuff Found

    Feb 7, 2022, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    We know…Cool Stuff Found sometimes gets expensive, but new geeky gear is so much fun! Thankfully, this episode has tons of free advice from your three favorite geeks, too, including a better way to provide tapback reactions in Messages, a way to see the…
  • Silent Failures Are Bad News

    Jan 31, 2022, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Everything seems fine, but is it? How do you know if something has failed if you don't get a notification? Listen to your three favorite geeks talk through how this manifests in several areas of life, including Time Machine, Streaming TV, Cell Service...and…
  • Keep Your Mac Out Of The ER

    Jan 24, 2022, 9:20 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Each week, Dave and John come together to solve your problems and answer your questions. This week, that includes lots of great Quick Tips, troubleshooting tools, and ways of ensuring you keep your Mac, iPhone, and other Apple devices as trouble-free as…
  • The One After 909

    Jan 17, 2022, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Listen as your two favorite geeks share tips and tricks about sharing photo libraries, writing Shortcuts, scanning pictures with your iPhone, choosing the best USB or Thunderbolt dock, and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things along with…
  • Learning From Distractions

    Jan 10, 2022, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Everything's distracting, especially to many of us geeks. That's ok, though. Listen as John and Dave plow through their distractions to ensure everyone learns at least five new things. Your two favorite geeks troubleshoot AirPods, AirTags, Multitouch, and slow…
  • A Little Notification Goes A Long Way

    Jan 3, 2022, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Did you know you could create a reminder from macOS Mail? How would you like to learn about three new ways to toggle Do Not Disturb? Or a solution for dictating emojis? All this and more in just the first Quick Tips segment of the show. Then John and Dave […]
  • Email, Atmos, and LiDAR...Oh My!

    Dec 27, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    You know what happens when your two favorite geeks get together, don't you? Geeky talk about all kinds of things AND answers to all your questions. Listen as Dave and John help solve your email filtering issues, your Atmos setup, your house-cleaning needs, and…
  • Change Is a Foot

    Dec 20, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Did you know Siri can record your voice and send that to someone? Did you know you could stream directly from Plex to Sonos? How about running your vacuum when you're not home? These are the Quick Tips John and Dave share in the very first segment of the…
  • Apple's Jeremy Butcher talks Apple Business Essentials

    Dec 14, 2021, 12:26 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Apple recently announced-and-released the beta of their new MDM solution, Apple Business Essentials. Today we have Jeremy Butcher, Enterprise and Education Product Marketing Manager at Apple here to help us answer our questions about exactly what Apple…
  • Opening All The Doors

    Dec 13, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    A big part of keeping your computer running is troubleshooting the *right* things, and that's not always easy to discern. It often requires opening all the wrong doors before you find the right one to pass through en route to your solution. Listen today as…
  • Prioritizing The Bachelorette

    Dec 6, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Oftentimes we find ourselves relying upon technology to help maintain family harmony. Listen as John and Dave share a few of your (and their!) examples of just how this can work, and they solve a few problems along the way. If you're a long-time MGG listener,…
  • Keyboards, Audio, and More!

    Nov 29, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What's more delicious than the sound of your fingers typing on a chunky mechanical keyboard? Hi-res audio coming out of your AirPods, of course! Good news: in today's episode your two favorite geeks give you both! That's not all, though. John and Dave talk…
  • Trapped In The Terminal

    Mon 7:30am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    This week John and Dave find themselves trapped in the Terminal. Will your two favorite geeks escape? Press play to find out as they dig through a few Terminal commands, new and old, invoke some Shortcuts, talk about self-service repairs, empty the Trash,…
  • Not The 900 Number You Expected

    Nov 15, 2021, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Join John, Dave, and Pilot Pete as they celebrate the 900th episode of Mac Geek Gab. What will they do? They'll answer your questions, share your tips, and ensure you (and they!) learn at least five new things, of course. That's how it has worked for 899…