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  • MGG 823: An iCloud of Uncertainty

    Mon 7:30am 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…
  • MGG 822: Full Disks, Slow Speeds, and Low Batteries

    Jun 29, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Your questions haven’t stopped, and neither have our answers! How to deal with a full disk? What to do for slow internet speeds? How to best manage your battery? All of these topics are addressed, plus Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more. Press play and…
  • MGG 821: WWDC Deep Dive

    Jun 24, 2020, 12:19 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun share their thoughts and experiences with the new technologies Apple announced at WWDC this week.
  • MGG 820: Zooming the Web and Learning Your Ms

    Jun 22, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It’s hours before WWDC begins, and there’s just enough time to get Mac Geek Gab into your hands ahead of the new stuff we’re all about to learn. And, with that, we can still learn at least five new things, including how to Zoom (and unzoom) the web, how…
  • MGG 819: Five Catalina Volumes and Foolproof Migration

    Jun 15, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Have you ever noticed your Mac tells you Catalina uses up 5 volumes? How about encrypting specific files and folders? And what about that cable modem password…should you change it? These are just a few of the questions answered.…
  • MGG 818: The Great Backup Debate

    Jun 8, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Do you backup or clone? Which is more important? What do you do first? Ok, let’s battle. Well, not really.…
  • MGG 817: Backtick is Zoomalicious (in Preview)

    Jun 1, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Who knew one key could do THAT? Plus, you can take iPhone pics right from your Mac desktop. Lots of quick tips.…
  • MGG 816: Drawing, Backing Up, and Being a Screenshot Ninja

    May 25, 2020, 9:00 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Did you know you could move your screenshot selection window around after you create it? How about rearranging columns in the Finder and having it remember? What about Profiles on your Mac, and how they can be used to hijack your browser?…
  • MGG 815: Holy Bidirectional Thunderbolt, Mac-Man!

    May 18, 2020, 6:59 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Did your Mac stop showing all your spotlight results? Do you have an external rotational drive on your Mac? Do you want to Add the Dark Menubar to your Light-themed Mac?…
  • MGG 814: Mispronouncing Bondi

    May 11, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What’s bloating up your hard drive? Why is your Bluetooth mouse still draining? Which 13″ MacBook should you get? All these questions are answered, and more. John and Dave are here to ensure you get the answers you need, in the way you need them. And…
  • MGG 813: New Stuff, Old Macs? Old Stuff, New Macs!

    May 4, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Need to run Mojave on your Catalina Mac? Need to really manage your printers? Want to add multiple monitors to your MacBook Pro? No problem. John and Dave have you covered. Listen as your two favorite geeks answer your questions about all this and more. It’s…
  • MGG 812: It's Good to Do The Math

    Apr 27, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    USB Power Delivery isn’t as clear a concept as it could be, and your two favorite geeks help sort this out. That’s not all, of course, because John and Dave are here to answer ALL of your questions. This week that includes issues with Spotlight, Backups,…
  • MGG 811: Sharing, Streaming, and Securing

    Apr 20, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Need to share big files from home? Trying to manage your video streaming and conferencing? Want to secure your setup? Good news, Mac Geek Gab has some ideas for you. Plus, there are Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and lots more answers to lots more questions…
  • MGG 810: Changing the Volume Level...and Icon

    Apr 13, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Did you know that with just your fingers on your iPhone screen you can slide to adjust the volume or pinch to delete messages? And with an option-click of your Mac’s mouse you can opt-in to distraction free bliss? You will after you listen to this episode,…
  • MGG 809: Fusion Drives and Folder Sharing

    Apr 6, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    iCloud Folder Sharing works, and your two favorite geeks have tested it for you. Should you use your ISP’s mesh or your own? How about installing Catalina on a Fusion Drive? These questions answered, plus a LOT more. And John and Dave share your Cool Stuff…
  • MGG 808: I Made a Loop

    Mar 30, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Are your fans blazing during those Zoom calls? Is your laptop plugged in more frequently now? Have an issue printing? How about choosing between NAS vs. USB-C drives? You’re in luck! These are just a sample of the questions your two favorite geeks answer…
  • MGG 807: The Great Internet Blocking Conspiracy

    Mar 23, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Options for Apple TV Volume, Silencing CarPlay upon connect, LTE internet options, and managing the shared family calendar only scratch the surface of this episode’s content: the mailbag overflows with your tips and questions, and John and Dave do their…
  • MGG 806: Catalina Nonplussed By HFS

    Mar 16, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Do you want a dock with more USB-C ports? If so, why? John and Dave have some ideas for you. How should you best manage your USB-C-powered devices? Or what if you need a backup internet connection with your cell phone? These questions, plus more questions,…
  • MGG 805: To RAID or Not (to RAID)?

    Mon 7:30am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Do you close your Terminal sessions correctly? Does iStat Menus work after you migrate? Are you getting Notes to launch as fast as possible? You’ll be able to answer “yes” to all three of these things after just the first few minutes of this week’s…
  • MGG 804: What's Different About Mexican Power?

    Mar 2, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Dave’s back from Mexico where the power is definitely the same. Yep, certianly. Or is it? He and John talk that through. Mostly, though, the show focuses on you: your questions, your tips, your thoughts, and your answers! Learn how to “right-size” Finder…
  • MGG 803: Taming System Preferences, the Podcasts app, Email, and More

    Feb 24, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes things just get out of hand with your devices and need to be wrangled back into line. Today’s targets: System Preferences, the Podcasts app, IMAP email, and much more. Plus, some early replies on our search for the best way to tame our episode…
  • MGG 802: Upgrades, Slow Internet, Hard Drives, and More

    Feb 17, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    How’s your Catalina installation behaving? Have any Macs left to upgrade? Your two favorite geeks talk through it all. Then it’s time to diagnose the cause of slow internet, always a pesky one to diagnose! Add in some hard drive diagnostics, follow-ups on…
  • MGG 801: Start with The Preposterous, Bow to The Absurd

    7:30am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    You love the Quick Tips? You’ll love these when you learn about the things you can do with window edges, copying screenshots, picture-in-picture mode, and extra options for the Safari Share Sheet. Say THAT ten times fast! Then, move on to learning the least…
  • MGG 800: One Eight Hundredth Geek Out!

    Feb 3, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    What to do for the eight hundredth episode? Share tips, answer your questions, and solve your problems, of course! Today learn about HDMI adapters, iOS backups, mounting network shares, Copying from Screenshots, and a cool edit to the iOS Share Sheet. What…
  • MGG 799: Quick Tips, Sonos, Media, and Megabytes

    Jan 27, 2020, 6:54 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    It seems there’s always something new to learn! This week that includes some iOS and watchOS tips, flight tracking, QuickLook for Applications, Networking, and more. Plus, discussions ensue to answer your questions about Sonos, sharing media, megabytes vs.…
  • MGG 798: Cool Stuff Found and Your Questions Answered

    Jan 20, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    You like Cool Stuff Found? Good! So do your two favorite geeks. Listen as John and Dave begin this episode sharing you – and their – new finds over the past couple of weeks. Apps, utilities, gizmos, and gadgets to help you truly increase your enjoyment…
  • MGG 797: CES Wrap-up, Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found

    Jan 13, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    John and Dave are back from CES with new stuff they’ve learned, Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more. Of course, your questions are featured, as well, including analyzing USB power draw, fast external drives, folder permissions, and more. Press play to…
  • MGG 796: Dissecting APFS and macOS Catalina with Mike Bombich

    Jan 6, 2020, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Carbon Copy Cloner developer – and APFS guru! – Mike Bombich joins John and Dave this week to talk APFS, backups, upgrades, and more. Listen as your two favorite geeks become your three favorite geeks, sharing everything they know plus some cool stuff…
  • MGG 795: Avoid RISCy Behavior

    Dec 30, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Ever have an iOS device that won’t stay connected to your Mac? How about needing to connect your Thunderbolt 2 devices to your new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac? What about proving your location in the past? Or looking up phone numbers?…
  • MGG 794: A Festivus for The Geeks in Us

    Dec 23, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Cool Stuff Found galore begins this episode, because that’s the spirit of the holiday season. Equally as important, though, are the airing of the grievances, and Mail.app provides a healthy platform for that…with some hints and tips, to be helpful, of…