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Mac Geek Gab (Enhanced AAC)

By Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun  

The Mac Observer: You'll Hear Your Mac News Here From Now On...

The Mac Observer: You'll Hear Your Mac News Here From Now On...

 

#100

MGG 822: Full Disks, Slow Speeds, and Low Batteries

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 enjoy learning at least five new things with John and Dave this week! ... Read more

29 Jun 2020

1 HR 28 MINS

1:28:45

29 Jun 2020


#99

MGG 821: WWDC Deep Dive

Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun share their thoughts and experiences with the new technologies Apple announced at WWDC this week. ... Read more

24 Jun 2020

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:59

24 Jun 2020


#98

MGG 820: Zooming the Web and Learning Your Ms

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 to encrypt your files, why you might want to change your cable modem password, and what those three Ms mean. Buckle up, press play, and enjoy the ride with John and Dave! ... Read more

22 Jun 2020

1 HR 27 MINS

1:27:07

22 Jun 2020


#97

MGG 819: Five Catalina Volumes and Foolproof Migration

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. This episode is chock full of everything you love: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and yes, answers to your questions! Send yours in to feedback@macgeekgab.com, and now press play to listen and learn at least five new things. ... Read more

15 Jun 2020

1 HR 26 MINS

1:26:52

15 Jun 2020


#96

MGG 818: The Great Backup Debate

Do you backup or clone? Which is more important? What do you do first? Ok, let’s battle. Well, not really. Lots of Cool Stuff Found in this episode, including a way to turn your iPhone into a webcam for your Mac. Internet upgrade options are popular among the questions that came in this week, so your two favorite geeks have answers. Listen along with John and Dave as they share, answer, postulate, and everyone learns (at least!) five new things. ... Read more

08 Jun 2020

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:05

08 Jun 2020


#95

MGG 817: Backtick is Zoomalicious (in Preview)

Who knew one key could do THAT? Plus, you can take iPhone pics right from your Mac desktop. Lots of quick tips. And then a quick discussion about tech support in the time of social distancing. We’ve heard from a few consultants who help John and Dave suss that out. Wi-Fi is always popular, and this week marks a return to some in-depth discussions about various configurations, including expanding your Wi-Fi… and that of your friends and family members. Plus we’ve got Cool Stuff Found and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things with your two favorite geeks! ... Read more

01 Jun 2020

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:15

01 Jun 2020


#94

MGG 816: Drawing, Backing Up, and Being a Screenshot Ninja

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? If you listen to this week’s Mac Geek Gab with Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, not only will you know how to do these three things, we guarantee you’ll learn at least two more (and probably a lot more than that!). Press play and enjoy learning all these things with your two favorite geeks. ... Read more

25 May 2020

1 HR 26 MINS

1:26:12

25 May 2020


#93

MGG 815: Holy Bidirectional Thunderbolt, Mac-Man!

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? These answers are addressed in the opening Quick Tips segment. Can you imagine what happens when John and Dave, your two favorite geeks, start answering your questions? Good news: you don’t have to imagine. Just press play and all will be revealed! ... Read more

18 May 2020

1 HR 27 MINS

1:27:57

18 May 2020


#92

MGG 814: Mispronouncing Bondi

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 that’s not all, they talk through a few ways of managing multiple Apple IDs, 10G Ethernet, macOS 10.15.5, plus Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and more. Press play to listen and learn at least five new things along with your two favorite geeks! ... Read more

11 May 2020

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:55

11 May 2020


#91

MGG 813: New Stuff, Old Macs? Old Stuff, New Macs!

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 deliciously informative. And… it’s entertaining! Press play and watch, too! ... Read more

04 May 2020

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:33

04 May 2020


#90

MGG 812: It's Good to Do The Math

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, displays for your Mac mini, managing your external DAC, and more. Press play … and enjoy! ... Read more

27 Apr 2020

1 HR 32 MINS

1:32:54

27 Apr 2020


#89

MGG 811: Sharing, Streaming, and Securing

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 contained within. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things! ... Read more

20 Apr 2020

1 HR 34 MINS

1:34:19

20 Apr 2020


#88

MGG 810: Changing the Volume Level...and Icon

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, where John and Dave talk you through all of these things… and that’s just the first few minutes! There’s always more to come with Mac Geek Gab, because you’re guaranteed to learn at least five new things or your money back! ... Read more

13 Apr 2020

1 HR 22 MINS

1:22:49

13 Apr 2020


#87

MGG 809: Fusion Drives and Folder Sharing

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 Found, too. Press play and enjoy! ... Read more

06 Apr 2020

1 HR 31 MINS

1:31:21

06 Apr 2020


#86

MGG 808: I Made a Loop

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 during this week’s show. John and Dave then share some Cool Stuff Found, some tips, and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things! ... Read more

30 Mar 2020

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:44

30 Mar 2020


#85

MGG 807: The Great Internet Blocking Conspiracy

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 level best to share, answer, entertain and inform! Press play to learn about all this and more; and learn five new things in the process! ... Read more

23 Mar 2020

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:18

23 Mar 2020


#84

MGG 806: Catalina Nonplussed By HFS

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, plus some Cool Stuff Found, plus your Quick Tips round out the episode. We know… it’s a lot! That’s what it takes to learn five new things each week together, isn’t it? ... Read more

16 Mar 2020

1 HR 32 MINS

1:32:31

16 Mar 2020


#83

MGG 805: To RAID or Not (to RAID)?

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 show. Stick around and learn about taming CarPlay, sharing Calendars, using a VPN with your Apple TV and much more. You’ll definitely hit your quota of learning at least five new things with John and Dave this week. ... Read more

09 Mar 2020

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:55

09 Mar 2020


#82

MGG 804: What's Different About Mexican Power?

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 columns, use the keyboard to navigate System Preferences, re-enable your Mac’s startup chime, manage Photos backups, boot a new Mac from an old one, and more! Press play to learn at least five new things! ... Read more

02 Mar 2020

1 HR 28 MINS

1:28:42

02 Mar 2020


#81

MGG 803: Taming System Preferences, the Podcasts app, Email, and More

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 watch lists are already in, too! Listen as John and Dave talk through all of this, add some Cool Stuff Found, and more. ... Read more

24 Feb 2020

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:04

24 Feb 2020