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  • MGG 785: macOS Catalina and iOS 13 Tips and Troubleshooting

    Mon 7:30am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    macOS Catalina and iOS 13 have been out for a few weeks now, and your tips and questions have been coming in. Plus, Dave learned a few things at MacTech last week to add. Mix in some Cool Stuff Found, a few Quick Tips, and some follow-ups from last week and…
  • MGG 784: Don’t Outsmart Yourself

    Oct 15, 2019, 4:38 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes the best thing you can do is to not overthink a solution… and sometimes it happens anyway! Join your two favorite geeks to learn about Catalina tweaks, AirPods tips, iOS scanners, and more. Plus, listen as John and Dave troubleshoot a network…
  • MGG 783: Eight (GB) is Enough

    Oct 7, 2019, 7:39 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Catalina is out and your geeks have migration and installation tips to share from their experiences. Take a listen to this episode before you upgrade, for sure. But Catalina isn’t the only topic this week, folks. Lots of iOS 13 tips and tricks, lots of other…
  • MGG 782: Don't Fear The Reminders

    Sep 30, 2019, 7:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Reminders change things for third-party apps, too, it seems, especially those that rely on CalDAV. Plus, a Quick Tip or two about typing more efficiently never hurt anyone. This, folks, is what Mac Geek Gab is all about. Listen as John and Dave answer your…
  • MGG 781: Answers and Tips for iCloud, iOS 13, iPhone 11, Mojave, and More

    7:36am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Lots of new stuff from Apple this week… and lots of technical landmines to navigate. Thankfully, you’ve been sending your questions into John and Dave, and they’ve been doing the research to get you answers. Listen to the answers to your questions…
  • MGG 780: Subscription vs. Private Cloud, Archiving Data, Geek Challenges Galore

    Sep 16, 2019, 7:52 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Many Dropbox users are going to experience a device-limit issue with new iPhones coming this week. Listen as John and Dave talk through how to use your Synology DiskStation to solve this problem. That’s not all, though: Mac Geek Gab always aims to have…
  • MGG 779: Apple Event Reactions with Dr. Mac

    Sep 10, 2019, 5:37 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus joins John and Dave today for a quick take on Apple’s latest announcements and event. Press play… and enjoy. Now in stereo for your listening pleasure.
  • MGG 778: Optimizing Storage, Migration, Snapshots, and Combo Updates

    Sep 9, 2019, 7:22 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    This isn’t the one after 9/9, it’s the one on 9/9! And that means it’s time to answer your questions and share your tips about optimizing your iPhone storage, managing your snapshots, ejecting pesky drives, finding a service better than Gazelle, and much…
  • MGG 777: Swipe Right... In the Stopwatch App

    Sep 2, 2019, 12:38 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    When you’re setting up a new Mac, what steps do you take to ensure success down the road? Can Windows viruses infect the Mac with Boot Camp? How to connect FireWire to a 2019 Mac? All of these questions are asked… and all are answered! Plus, where is it…
  • MGG 776: Acronym Soup

    Aug 26, 2019, 6:53 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Is Wireless USB as S.M.A.R.T. as NVMe? As users of today’s tech, we sure use a lot of acronyms, don’t we? Listen as Dave and John help you wade through the soup and make sense of not only all the acronyms, but the tech that they describe, too! Press play…
  • MGG 775: Persistence Is Reality

    Aug 19, 2019, 7:29 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes your computer keeps doing something you don’t want it to do. Sometimes it stops doing something it’s supposed to be doing. Persistence is a finicky friend sometimes, and your two favorite geeks are here to help you with some of the specifics.…
  • MGG 774: The Power ... of Power

    Aug 12, 2019, 10:40 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Power comes in so many forms! Apple Card is Power. Cool Stuff Found is Power. Quick Tips are Power. NASA has power. Wi-Fi has power. YOU have the power, too. After all, you can press play and listen to John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton talk through all of this…
  • MGG 773: Five New Keyboard Shortcuts, Cool Stuff Found, and More Tips

    Aug 5, 2019, 8:34 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes just one tip can cause you and your two favorite geeks alike to learn at least five new things. Does this episode have that magic tip? You’ll have to listen to find out! Along the way you’ll learn more about APFS, Encryption, Power, and more as…
  • MGG 772: We Love Dongle World

    Jul 29, 2019, 1:10 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Live from MacStock Conference and Expo 2019, John and Dave play Stump the Geek and take listener questions live, with a little help from impromptu co-host Kelly Guimont! Learn about APFS and Fusion Drives, iPhones making sounds when they’re not supposed to,…
  • MGG 771: You Don’t Get to Change Your Mind about The Past in the Future

    Mon 7:45am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    So how do these “silent updates” work, anyway? Why can’t I click links in Safari? And will your future self be happy with your past self’s backup-related decisions? These are the hard questions, folks, and your two favorite geeks tackle them just for…
  • MGG 770: Swiper, More Swiping!

    Jul 15, 2019, 7:36 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Your questions answered, including migrating photos, syncing movies, moving to a new Mac, which earbuds to get, smart bulbs, and much more. Plus, there’s never a lack of things to swipe. And on your iPhone and Mac, that’s a good thing. Come learn five new…
  • MGG 769: Save Your Data...Safely

    Jul 8, 2019, 7:34 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    macOS Catalina will bring with it a lot of changes, one of which is that a lotof older apps and related hardware won’t work. Dave and John answer your questions and share your tips about how to navigate these waters ahead of time… to avoid surprises. In…
  • MGG 768: Not That There's Anything Wrong With Excessive

    Jul 1, 2019, 8:10 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sure you know about copy/paste, iCloud family accounts, selection tools, and password managers. But this week you’ll learn at least five new things just learning about all the different ways your fellow MGG listeners are using them to enhance their…
  • MGG 767: I Hate It When My Computer Won't Behave

    Jun 24, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    So much Cool Stuff Found, so little time. And Quick Tips? And questions? Topics include controlling your date picker, switching apps faster, getting your storage and backups in order, tweaking autocorrect and much, much more. Oh, and Wi-Fi. Yeah, there’s…
  • MGG 766: Whispering Sweet Nothings at The A-Lady

    Jun 17, 2019, 7:44 pm 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

    Mon 1:16am 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…