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  • From Mood Rings to Move Rings

    Mon 5:15am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Quick Tips to resize macOS background windows, quick-delete apps on your iPhone, get perfect shape in markup, and finding your Apple Books are just how your three favorite geeks start this episode. Then John, Dave, and Pete answer your questions and share tips…
  • The Land of Pulling Things Out of My Backside

    Sep 19, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    This episode has even more iOS 16 Quick Tips including Lock Screen, Keyboard Touch, Battery, Photos, and Service History. That’s not all, though! Pete, John, and Dave answer your questions about connecting to your printers, controlling iCloud Drive, and…
  • Sharing Our PINs Like it’s Nuthin’

    Sep 12, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    iOS 16 is out and your three favorite geeks take you through their favorite features…some of which are hidden in plain sight! That’s not all, though. Your questions are answered, your Quick Tips are shared, and Dave even throws in a Cool Stuff Found for…
  • Geeking FAR OUT with Apple's Event

    Sep 7, 2022, 4:37 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Apple held its “Far Out” event today and John, Pete, and Dave are here to share their reactions to the new iPhones…and more! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 945 for Wednesday, September 7, 2022 The MGG Discord Server is Live!…
  • Monitoring the Weather, Your Photos...and Yourself!

    Sep 5, 2022, 10:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Do you find productivity monitoring software creepy? Of course you do! But how about if you use it on yourself? If you’d rather just monitor the weather, your three favorite geeks (and fellow MGG listeners) have answers for you. That’s not all, though!…
  • No One Wants Unsolicited AirDrop Requests

    Aug 29, 2022, 1:00 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Learn how to ensure your Wi-Fi is always on at home, how to see your Apple Watch’s charge status, how to find unread messages, how to troubleshoot application permissions on your Mac, and how to avoid unsolicited AirDrop Requests with John, Dave, and Pilot…
  • Photos, Privacy, VPNs, and More!

    Aug 22, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Worried about your browsing privacy? Wanna stack your credit card rebates? Need to edit the dates on your photos? John, Dave, and Pilot Pete have you covered! Listen as your three favorite geeks share their thoughts, answers, and tips about all these topics…
  • Home Theater Geek Gab...and More!

    Aug 15, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Our TVs have become more and more complex over the years, and more and more integrated with the rest of our computing lives. Listen as John and Dave talk about John’s new TV and what changes that inflicts upon his existing setup. That’s not all, though!…
  • By The Way, Alexa

    Aug 8, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Want a quick way to send the same iMessage to another person? How about customizing the icons of your PDFs? Quick Tips are your friends, and John, Dave, and Pilot Pete have plenty for you this week. That’s not all, though! You get to learn how to…
  • Socket 939

    Mon 5:15am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Don’t get caught using—and losing—your Google Authenticator data. Do get caught solving your Apple TV syncing issues…and Contact Duplication…and so, so much more. Listen as John and Dave share your tips and answer your questions to ensure you learn…
  • Summer Travel Season Tips...and More!

    Jul 25, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Did you know that “Optimize Charging” actually charges your iPhone more slowly? How about the *best* place to put your AirTag when traveling? What about the Hamilton Maneuver? These, and more, are among the five new things you’re guaranteed to learn in…
  • Where Is the iMac Studio?

    Jul 18, 2022, 1:16 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Did you know you can choose specific windows in your Mac’s Cmd-Tab app-switcher? How about an easy—and automatic—way of connecting to your home devices while traveling? Do you keep AirTags in your luggage? And…would you buy an iMac Studio? Listen as…
  • AI, Steve Jobs, and a Watermelon

    Jul 11, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Did you ever want to pin a tab inside a Tab Group? How about using your Mac as a power bank? Want a refurb Mac Studio? Today’s your lucky day, and that’s just the start of the show! John and Dave share Quick Tips to get things rolling and then […]
  • Leaf Out, Man

    Jul 4, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Wanna sync multiple folders amongst all your Macs, rename your Bluetooth devices, keep your Mac awake? Dave, John, and Pilot Pete have you covered! Also: are your meetings “virtual” or “remote”? Your three favorite geeks help you figure that out, too.…
  • You Can Dangle Your Dongle

    Jun 27, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Did you know that macOS will tell you which Wi-Fi channel you should use on your router? How about that you can type in specific start and end times for iPhone calendar appointments? How about seeing the wireless charging draw of your iPhone? You will after…
  • Take Me Down to Tangent City

    Jun 20, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What are your thoughts on backup internet connections, programming NFC tags, expiration dates on consumer products, DACs for your devices, and more? If you don’t have any of these yet, you will once you listen because these are just a few of the tangents…
  • We Are Just 17 (If You Know What We Mean)

    Jun 13, 2022, 5:15 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Happy Birthday to us all! It’s true… 17 years ago today (to the day!) John and Dave released the first Mac Geek Gab episode (called “TMO To Go”) and Pilot Pete joined not to long afterwards. It’s been 17 years of answering your questions, sharing…
  • Geeky Reactions to Apple's WWDC22 Keynote

    Jun 7, 2022, 1:11 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Apple’s WWDC conference is this week, with a slew of new announcements for both Developers and end users alike. Listen as John, Dave, and Pilot Pete share their initial reactions to Apple’s latest news, digging in to provide some context as only your three…
  • Jiggle Mode Galore

    May 30, 2022, 2:34 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave’s been testing the new Synology RT6600ax router and has some “first look” thoughts to share. He, John, and Pete continue by answering your questions about mesh networks, VLANs, IoT devices, and more. Cool Stuff Found this week includes places to…
  • Qi vs. MagSafe, Split Screen, and More!

    May 23, 2022, 5:05 am 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

    9:01am 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,…