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  • 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…
  • MGG 793: Be Good and Don't Get Caught

    Dec 16, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    macOS Catalina might finally be ready for prime-time with 10.15.2. Your two favorite geeks discuss. Then it’s on to your tips and questions. Listen as John and Dave talk through Keyboard Shortcuts, third-party display issues, full-page screenshots, watching…
  • MGG 792: When Your Mac Sleeps Too Deeply

    Dec 9, 2019, 6:41 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sleeping computers are good, until they don’t wake up. Thankfully, John and Dave are here each week to answer your questions, including this one. But that’s not all! Listen for answers to questions about Apple Watch hourly chimes, registering Apple…
  • MGG 791: Mr. MacSpeedy

    Dec 2, 2019, 6:32 pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Sometimes speed is what it’s all about. Many of this week’s topics focus around making sure your Mac is running as fast as possible. That’s not all, though. Learn how to test your network from your iPhone, manage Mail plugins effectively, and recapture…
  • MGG 790: Desirable, Delightful, De-Lovely, or Delicious?

    Nov 25, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Quick Tips include zooming messages in Mail, tweaking Preview Options, more Remote Access, and remapping keyboard shortcuts. But that’s not all, listen for Cool Stuff Found, holiday deals and more just by pressing play. John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton are…
  • MGG 789: I Got Caught ... Learning!

    Mon 6:25pm By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Searching Safari’s history, running macOS Catalina 10.15 on an unsupported Mac, previews in Finder’s list fit, and a creative use for Chrome profiles are just a few of the tips shared in today’s episode. Listen as John and Dave answer listener questions…
  • MGG 788: This is Where You Cut Me Off

    Nov 11, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Cleaning up your Photos libraries, Protecting against ransomware, remapping keyboard shortcuts, and Catalina’s USB drive crashes are just a few of the important questions your two favorite geeks hit in this week’s show. There’s more, including some Cool…
  • MGG 787: Hey Presto! I Outsmarted Myself!

    Nov 4, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Tips about new functionality, including moving Catalina’s windows, scanning with your iPhone, fixing mail, running cron jobs, and downloading installers from the Terminal are just scratching the surface. Then it’s on to diagnosing some network problems and…
  • MGG 786: iCloud Keychain vs. Catalina Cage Match

    Oct 28, 2019, 7:30 am By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
    Today, your two favorite geeks dig into your questions about recovering photo data, removing malware, resolving iCloud Keychain in macOS Catalina, and more. But that’s not all! You’ve got some great tips for automating those un-automatable Personal…
  • MGG 785: macOS Catalina and iOS 13 Tips and Troubleshooting

    Oct 21, 2019, 7:30 am 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

    Sep 23, 2019, 7:36 am 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

    7:29pm 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

    Jul 22, 2019, 7:45 am 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…