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Mac Geek Gab — Your Questions Answered, Tips Shared, Troubleshooting Assistance podcast

Mac Geek Gab — Your Questions Answered, Tips Shared, Troubleshooting Assistance

Answers to your tech questions for your Apple devices and beyond. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to answer your questions and discuss things of interest to Apple and Mac geeks, presenting them in ways that are both entertaining and informative for the average listener.

Answers to your tech questions for your Apple devices and beyond. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to answer your questions and discuss things of interest to Apple and Mac geeks, presenting them in ways that are both entertaining and informative for the average listener.

 

#956

My Lizard Brain Knows It

![My Lizard Brain Knows It — Mac Geek Gab 956 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/lizard-brain-mgg956-1024x1024.jpg) Did you know you could change your iPhone’s Wi-Fi network during the setup process? How about the Terminal’s ability to show you a list of remote connection options? These are just the first two Quick Tips this week, and it continues from there, folks! Listen as John and Dave take you on a tour (tear?) through tons of great Quick Tips, Questions, and more, hitting on the iPhone, the Mac, and the Apple Watch. Then your two favorite geeks dive into Cool Stuff Found land, telling you all about the latest software and gadgets you’re just going to need to try out. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 956] (https://mgg.fm/956) for Monday, November 21, 2022 ------Clive-QT-Double-Click Right Button during iPhone Setup to Change Wi-Fi Network ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Quick Tips ------00:04:12 AlexS-QT-Remote Connection Via Terminal ------00:07:02 Andrew-QT-Command-drag a Picture-in-Picture window to put it anywhere you want! (via Snell) ------00:08:41 Jessi-QT-Fine-tune Stage Manager Behavior with Spaces’ Settings ------00:11:37 Jim-QT-Make [LaunchBar] (https://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar) work with Ventura by Using Spotlight ------00:13:21 Apple Watch Check-in with Mr. John F. Braun --------- [Difference between ECG and EKC] (https://www.myconciergemd.com/blog/difference-between-ekg-and-echocardiogram/) ------00:16:21 David-QT-Use Apple Watch crown to adjust iPhone volume ------00:17:23 MrJeffWilson-QT- [953] (https://mgg.fm/953) -You Can Zoom the Camera with Watch’s Digital Crown, too ------00:20:38 Henry-QT-iOS 16 (finally) Lets You Manage Contacts Lists ---00:22:43 SPONSOR: [Private Internet Access VPN] (https://piavpn.com/mgg) – Save 82% off your VPN service PLUS four free months with a two-year plan at [PIAVPN.com/mgg] (https://piavpn.com/mgg) . ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:24:42 pmconaway-How to set custom keyboard shortcuts? --------- [Keyboard Maestro] (https://www.keyboardmaestro.com/) ------00:29:23 Barbara-Good Loyalty Card App? --------- [Stocard App] (https://stocardapp.com/en/us) ------00:32:59 Todd- [Edit Email Headers to create new Rules in Mac Mail] (https://support.apple.com/guide/mail/use-rules-to-manage-emails-you-receive-mlhlp1017/mac) ---------Check out: X-Delivered-To ------00:38:04 Steve-Using Stage Manager and Multiple Monitors to Focus on Tasks ------00:41:59 Andrew-The Price of Connectivity in Australia…and around the world? --------- [Silicon Dust HDHomeRun] (https://www.silicondust.com/) --------- [GoNetSpeed Fiber] (https://www.gonetspeed.com/) ---00:54:21 SPONSOR: [MasterClass] (https://masterclass.com/mgg) – Imagine learning new recipes from Gordon Ramsay, or photography from Annie Leibovitz. Now you can. Visit [MasterClass.com/MGG] (https://masterclass.com/mgg) for unlimited access to MasterClass. ---00:55:53 SPONSOR: [Kolide] (https://l.kolide.co/39xsBL0) – Got Slack? Got Macs? Get Kolide: Device security that fixes challenging problems by messaging your users on Slack. [Try Kolide Today] (https://l.kolide.co/3OiGJX1) at [Kolide.com/MGG] (https://l.kolide.co/39xsBL0) ---Cool Stuff Found ------00:57:05 Terry-CSF- [955] (https://mgg.fm/955) – [OpenIn] (https://loshadki.app/openin4/) for Browser Picking ------01:02:18 Jedd-CSF- [Blackbox] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blackbox-brain-puzzles/id962969578) -Solving Puzzles in Atypical Ways ------01:03:52 Robert-CSF- [Loupedeck Live S] (https://loupedeck.com/products/loupedeck-live-s/) for controlling your streaming setup ------01:06:57 Gavin-CSF- [955] (https://mgg.fm/955) – [Lossless Cut] (https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut) , a free and lossless video editor ------01:07:47 AlexS-CSF- [TG Pro] (https://www.tunabellysoftware.com/tgpro/) — Cool Fan Control Software ------01:08:59 Robert-CSF- [GroundControl Caster Live] (https://gingeraudio.com/groundcontrol-caster/) for mixing audio for your Zoom calls and more ------01:11:14 Ben-CSF- [EDGE Pro] (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rollingsquare/edge-pro-bring-true-modularity-to-your-workstation) for Those Wanting a Flexible Mount ------01:13:40 Andrew- [LG 32SQ780S-W 4K UHD Smart Monitor w/ webOS and Ergo Stand] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0BHXMY5DX/macgeekgab-20) ---Show Business ------ [MGG Premium] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) Thanks ------ [Fountain.fm] (https://www.fountain.fm/) ---01:16:38 [MGG 956] (https://mgg.fm/956) Outtro ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------feedback@macgeekgab.com ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... 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21 Nov 2022

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:20

21 Nov 2022


#955

Don’t Hide Stuff From Yourself

![Don’t Hide Stuff From Yourself – Mac Geek Gab 955 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/dont-hide-stuff-mgg955-1024x1024.jpg) Tips for your iPhone and Apple Watch start today’s episode, including some often-overlooked nuances of Focus Modes to make your life even better. Then John, Dave, and Pete answer your questions about MacBooks losing battery during sleep, Apple TV installations, Stage Manager and more. Some Cool Stuff Found rounds out the episode to ensure you—and your three favorite geeks—each learn at least five new things. Press play…and don’t get caught! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 955] (https://mgg.fm/955) for Monday, November 14, 2022 ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Quick Tips ------00:02:44 Scott-QT-Disable “Follow Up Suggestions” in iOS 16’s Mail ------00:05:13 VaShaun-QT-Delete All Voicemails and Clear Space (2nd half) ------00:06:47 Warren-CSF- [OnyX] (https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html) for macOS Ventura is OUT ------00:07:17 Jaco-QTR-Hold Space Bar on iPhone to Move Cursor Like a Trackpad ------00:11:38 Rico-QT/PSA-The limits of Siri’s voice detection ------00:15:24 Harvey-QT- [Control your Series-6-and-later Apple Watch on your iPhone!] (https://support.apple.com/guide/watch/apple-watch-mirroring-apd890848603/watchos) ------00:18:08 Don’t Hide Stuff From Yourself ------00:19:32 Mark-QT-953-Use Apple Watch Strobe While Exercising On Busy Roads ------00:23:00 Peter-QT-953-Block Photos Access By Locking Your Phone ------00:24:31 PP New in iOS 16 Focus mode allows you not only to “Allow Notifications” but now “Silence Notifications from” ---00:28:33 SPONSOR: [LinkedIn Jobs] (https://linkedin.com/mgg) . Go to [LinkedIn.com/MGG] (https://linkedin.com/mgg) and post your first job for free! ---00:29:57 SPONSOR: [BBEdit] (https://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/) , the power tool for text from Bare Bones Software; now with integrated Notebooks and extended language support. ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:31:23 Harvey-How to Edit Text Replacements on macOS Ventura? ------00:34:29 Kirit-Why I Love Stage Manager ------00:38:07 Lee-Apple Watch Use Cases ------00:46:32 John-My Computer is Waking Up and Burning Battery ---------pmset -g log | grep "Wake Requests" ------00:55:02 PCUnix-Assign a Room when Setting Up Apple TV 4K ------00:58:02 Chris-GC-Basic Video Editor? --------- [Capto] (https://globaldelight.com/capto/) --------- [DaVinci Resolve] (https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve) --------- [Permute] (https://software.charliemonroe.net/permute/) ---01:04:30  SPONSOR: [Kolide] (https://l.kolide.co/39xsBL0) – Got Slack? Got Macs? Get Kolide: Device security that fixes challenging problems by messaging your users on Slack. [Try Kolide Today] (https://l.kolide.co/3OiGJX1) at [Kolide.com/MGG] (https://l.kolide.co/39xsBL0) ---Cool Stuff Found ------01:05:58 John-CSF- [Velja] (https://sindresorhus.com/velja.html) , a Browser Power Tool ------01:09:24 David-CSF- [Anker 321: 20W Power Strip with USB and 3 Outlets] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09PGZHCXR/macgeekgab-20) ------01:13:16 Albert-CSF- [USB-C Cable that Displays Power Throughput] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09KLYBS5H/macgeekgab-20) --- [MGG 955] (https://mgg.fm/955) Outtro ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------feedback@macgeekgab.com ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... Read more

14 Nov 2022

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:22

14 Nov 2022


#954

You Mean To Say Purpler

![You Mean To Say Purpler — Mac Geek Gab 954 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/purpler-mgg954-1024x1024.jpg) Cool Stuff Found rules the day today, with Continuity Camera mounts, Lightroom replacements, Email tweaks, and the final word on 3-in-1 Charging Cubes. That’s not all, though. John, Pete, and Dave dissect (and maybe even answer!) your questions about Ventura’s extra CPU usage, syncing text replacement, AirTag notifications and more. Oh, and obviously Dave has yet another rant about Ventura’s System Settings because… duh. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things with your three favorite geeks! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 954] (https://mgg.fm/954) for Monday, November 7, 2022 ------ [AndrewWoodward] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/975433389177983006/1027104535103143937) -CSF- [Reminders Menu Bar] (https://github.com/DamascenoRafael/reminders-menubar) adds Reminders from your macOS Menubar ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Quick Tips ------00:03:31 MrJeffWilson-QT-You can Rearrange Your Credit and Loyalty Cards in iPhone Wallet ------00:07:00 QT- [Clean Out Your Google Storage] (https://one.google.com/storage?hl=en&utm_source=google-account&utm_medium=web) (and look at Photos!) ------00:09:54 Lawyer Jeff-QT- [Moving to Shared Photo Library limits photos to iOS 16] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213247?cid=mc-ols-icloud-article_ht213247-photosappui-04262022) (or later) ---00:11:30 SPONSOR: [Zocdoc] (https://zocdoc.com/MGG) , the easiest way to find a great doctor and instantly book an appointment. Sign up for FREE at [Zocdoc.com/MGG] (https://zocdoc.com/MGG) and download the app today. ---Cool Stuff Found ------00:13:04 [stevehammond in Discord] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/975433389177983006/1023393404815687831) -CSF- [RAW Power] (https://www.gentlemencoders.com/raw-power-for-macos/) is a Lightroom alternative ------00:14:31 CSF- [Powrig Adjustable Continuity Camera Mount] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0BCW7BXFB/macgeekgab-20) ------00:16:07 CSF- [Bendable Continuity Camera Tripod Mount] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09QFM1232/macgeekgab-20) ------00:20:08 Graham-CSF- [DisplayBuddy] (https://displaybuddy.app/) -Another Third-Party Option for Monitor Settings ------00:22:35 [Ral605] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/1031234041405526106) -CSF- [PDFZone] (https://www.pdfzone.app/en/) for PDF Automation and More ------00:23:59 Rob-CSF- [950] (https://mgg.fm/950) – [Synology IP Block List from Marius Hosting] (https://mariushosting.com/ip-block-list/) (second half only) ------00:25:47 CSF- [Eve Light Strip] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07MTX8MR4/macgeekgab-20) ------00:28:13 Patrick-CSF- [Verify Email Server Settings with Apple] (https://support.apple.com/mail) ------00:31:08 PP- [DuckDuckGo Email Protection] (https://duckduckgo.com/email/) --------- [Spfwizard.com ] (https://www.spfwizard.com/) --------- [Spfwizard.net] (https://www.spfwizard.net/) ---------Looks like both are good resources ------00:38:09 KansasDave-CSF- [eLago Dual Charging Station] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09614L1ZZ/macgeekgab-20) (BYOPucks) ------00:40:39 CSF- [MagSafe Duo Charger] (https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MHXF3AM/A/magsafe-duo-charger) ------00:45:48 CSF- [Anker 3-in-1 Cube with MagSafe] (https://www.anker.com/products/y1811) ($150) --------- [Belkin 3-in-1 Stand with MagSafe] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08Z2XGHB3/macgeekga) ($150) --------- [Twelve South HiRise 3] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B326Q87Y/macgeekgab-20) ($100) --------- [Inexpensive 3-in-1 Charger with LightSwitch] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09TQNXFJS/macgeekgab-20) ($40) ---00:52:34 PODCAST: [How To from Slate] (https://slate.com/podcasts) . Each week, Amanda Ripley takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask but couldn’t. Until now. ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:53:16 Brent-WindowServer chewing CPU on Wake from Sleep ------00:56:51 Bruce-953-Hey, where are Ventura’s restart schedules? --------- [Apple Says Use The Terminal] (https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/mac-help/mchl40376151/mac) ------01:01:27 Ventura Lets You Edit/Delete Messages ------01:03:29 Harvey-How do I get my Text Replacements to Sync? ------01:06:36 Ralph-GC-Enhanced AirTag Notifications? ------01:16:20 CSF- [SoundCore Sleep A10] (https://us.soundcore.com/products/sleep-a10-a6610z21) ---01:18:01 [MGG 954] (https://mgg.fm/954) Outtro ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------feedback@macgeekgab.com ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... 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07 Nov 2022

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:32

07 Nov 2022


#953

What Madness Is This?!? (aka macOS Ventura's System Settings)

![What Madness Is This?!? (aka Ventura's System Settings) — Mac Geek Gab 953 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/madness-ventura-system-settings-mgg953-1024x1024.jpg) macOS Ventura changed the way we manage preferences with its System Settings app…and lots of things aren’t where we’d expect to find them! Listen as John tries to help Dave make sense of some of these…and maybe that helps us all! There’s more: your two favorite geeks dig into your questions about Wi-Fi speeds, travel chargers, and the security of Photos on your iPhone. That plus some great Cool Stuff Found submissions from the MGG Family make for a completely spooky episode for this year’s Halloween. Don’t get caught! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 953] (https://mgg.fm/953) for Monday, October 31, 2022 ------ericdsa-QT-Swipe from Lower-Left to Upper-Right to Take Screenshot on iPadOS ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Quick Tips ------00:02:37 Dave-QT- [Merging PDF Files] (https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/mac-help/mchl21ac2368/mac) ------00:04:35 David-QT-iCloud BETA Photos website allows uploading from iPad External Drives ------00:06:37 Neil-QT- [952] (https://mgg.fm/952) -Going Directly to Red Flashlight on Apple Watch ------00:08:33 Greg-QT-Create Shortcut to Auto-Brightness to Preserve Battery Life on iPhone 14 Pro ------URL: prefs:root=ACCESSIBILITY&path=DISPLAY_AND_TEXT/AUTO-BRIGHTNESS ---00:10:39 SPONSOR: [Hello Fresh] (https://hellofresh.com/MGG65) . Skip trips to the grocery store and count on HelloFresh to make home cooking easy, fun, and affordable. Visit [HelloFresh.com/MGG65] (https://hellofresh.com/MGG65) and use code MGG65 for 65% off plus free shipping. ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:12:41 David-Why am I not getting full speed from my ISP? --------- [Test Your Local Network with iperf3] (https://www.macobserver.com/tmo/answers/how-to-test-speed-home-network-iperf) ---------Isolate test – Use Ethernet and not WiFi --------- [iPerf3] (https://iperf.fr/iperf-download.php) --------- [NetSpot] (https://www.netspotapp.com/) --------- [Eufy X8 Vacuum] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09WF2RT19/macgeekgab-20) (for mapping?) --------- [iSumbler Replacements Thread] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/1032034241690746971) --------- [WiFi Explorer] (https://www.intuitibits.com/products/wifiexplorer/) --------- [AirRadar from Koingo] (https://www.koingosw.com/products/airradar/) ------00:26:05 George- [941] (https://mgg.fm/941) -Travel Charger Tip ------00:29:44 Terri- [949] (https://mgg.fm/949) -iPhone Lock Screen Camera Security ---00:33:47 SPONSOR: [Coda] (https://coda.io.mgg/) , the one Doc to rule them all. Bring your text and tables together! Sign up at [Coda.io/mgg] (https://coda.io.mgg/) for FREE. ---Ventura Systems Settings Woes ------00:35:05 Ventura after a week ---------Continuity Camera (and mounts!) ---------Stage Manager feedback ------00:40:20 What Madness Is This?!? (aka Networking in macOS Ventura) ------00:42:00 Nick-Finding New Ventura Settings and Time Machine ------00:44:11 macOS Ventura [Sleep Settings have Moved] (https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/set-sleep-and-wake-settings-mchle41a6ccd/mac) ------00:48:24 Tony-Simplified Ventura Settings ---00:50:17 PODCAST: [This Week In Tech] (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech) : Every week, This Week in Tech gives you a no-holds-barred, deep dive into how big tech influences our culture and our lives. ---John Gets an Apple Watch! ------00:50:53 Apple Watch New User Tips --------- [John’s Stretchy Watch Band/Bracelet] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08MQJNC6Z/macgeekgab-20) --------- [OMNY New York Subway Tap and Go] (https://new.mta.info/fares/omny) ---01:05:48 Show Business ------ [MGG Premium Thanks] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------Ralph-Do MGG Premium Subscribers need to Subscribe in Apple Podcasts? ------ [Fountain.fm] (https://www.fountain.fm/) ------Boostagram Thanks ---Cool Stuff Found ------01:11:53 Ed-CSF- [Inexpensive, 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger with controllable LED] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09TQNXFJS/macgeekgab-20) ------01:15:12 Michael-952- [Shoot] (https://shootpro.app/?ct=mgl952) works with Multiple Cameras Already ---01:16:36 [MGG 953] (https://mgg.fm/953) Outtro ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------feedback@macgeekgab.com ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... 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31 Oct 2022

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:03

31 Oct 2022


#952

Change is...Bad?

![Change is...Bad? — Mac Geek Gab 952 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/change-is-bad-mgg952-1024x1024.jpg) Apple makes changes, mayhem ensues! Except when it doesn’t and everything’s fine. Listen as John, Pete, and Dave talk through Apple’s changes of the week, from new hardware to newly-released operating systems. macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16.1, new iPads, new Apple TVs…all of it needs to be dissected by your three favorite geeks. That’s not all, though! Quick Tips are shared, your questions are answered, and there’s even a little bit of time for Cool Stuff Found. Yep, you read that right, you can have YOUR questions answered just by emailing [feedback@macgeekgab.com] (mailto:feedback@macgeekgab.com) . Get on that, don’t get caught, and enjoy! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 952] (https://mgg.fm/952) for Monday, October 24, 2022 ------QT-Use Red Light Flashlight on Apple Watch ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Quick Tips ------00:02:26 Brian-QT-Long Pressing on Apps ------00:05:48 Jim-QT- [951] (https://mgg.fm/951) -Change the default port for accessing your Synology DiskStation --------- [Tailscale] (https://tailscale.com/) --------- [Use 2FA for your Synology accounts] (https://kb.synology.com/en-eu/DSM/help/DSM/SecureSignIn/2factor_authentication?version=7) ------00:14:38 Doug-QT Filtering out SMS 2FA Messages ------00:19:25 Kirit-QT-Use Settings > Accessibility > Apple Watch Mirroring for…Whatever you Want! ------00:21:12 PP-QT-Use the Camera Remote for your Watch ------00:21:41 [PCUnix] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/1031150784953462816) -QT-Adjust Volume to See if AirPods are Connected ------00:22:58 Harvey-QTs- [951] (https://mgg.fm/951) -Additional Assistive Touch Functionality ---00:24:18 SPONSOR: [LinkedIn Jobs] (https://linkedin.com/mgg) . Go to [LinkedIn.com/MGG] (https://linkedin.com/mgg) and post your first job for free! ---New iPadOS and Ventura Time ------00:25:53 [macOS Ventura] (https://www.apple.com/macos/macos-ventura-preview/) --------- [OWC Thunderbay] (https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Thunderbolt/External-Drive/OWC/ThunderBay-4-RAID5) --------- [SmallCubed MailSuite 2022 for Ventura] (https://smallcubed.com/support/ventura/) ------00:38:00 PassKeys ------00:40:02 [iPadOS 16] (https://www.apple.com/ipados/ipados-16/) ---------Stage Manager (macOS and iPads) ------------iPad Air (5th generation) ------------iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later) ------------iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation and later). ---00:46:56 SPONSOR: [Kolide] (https://l.kolide.co/39xsBL0) – Got Slack? Got Macs? Get Kolide: Device security that fixes challenging problems by messaging your users on Slack. [Try Kolide Today] (https://l.kolide.co/3OiGJX1) at [Kolide.com/MGG] (https://l.kolide.co/39xsBL0) ---00:48:24 New iPads and Apple TV 4K ------ [Dave was on DTNS this week] (https://dailytechnewsshow.com/2022/10/18/do-i-need-that-wi-fi-6e-router-dtns-4377/) ------ [Dave was on Command Control Power talking Tech Support and More!] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/480-interview-with-dave-hamilton-ceo-of-backbeat/id668387622?i=1000578534667) ------ [iFixit Teardown Apple TV 4K] (https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple+TV+4K+2021+Teardown/142845) ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:59:03 Sarah-System Data Consuming All Space on iPhone 14 ------01:04:44 Eliot-USB-C Travel Power Woes --------- [USB-C to USB-A Cables] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07Z1FL26C/macgeekgab-20) ---------With a Light… [Pete’s Green-Light Cables!] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08F7NRF3K/macgeekgab-20) --------- [Right Angle USB-C Cable with Light] (https://www.ugreen.com/products/60w-pd-usb-c-to-c-fast-charging-cable?variant=39915659231294) --------- [USB-C to USB-A Adapters] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B082KMRVBB/macgeekgab-20) ---01:16:20 PODCAST: [Software Defined Talk] (https://www.softwaredefinedtalk.com/) , the weekly podcast that recaps all the news in cloud computing, DevOps, and Enterprise Software. ---Cool Stuff Found ------01:17:10 Pete’s [Apple Watch Ultra] (https://www.apple.com/apple-watch-ultra/) with the Ocean Dive Band ------01:22:05 [Ral603] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/1031750244838424596) -CSF- [Shoot – Use your iPhone as a Webcam with your Mac] (https://shootpro.app/?ct=mgl952) --------- [Reincubate Camo] (https://reincubate.com/camo/) adds Wi-Fi Connections! ------01:24:33 CSF- [Eufy RoboVac X8] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09WF2RT19/macgeekgab-20) with LIDAR/AI mapping, Wi-Fi, Twin Turbines for extra suction… $499 ---01:31:29 [MGG 952] (https://mgg.fm/952) Outtro ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------ [feedback@macgeekgab.com] (mailto:feedback@macgeekgab.com) ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... 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24 Oct 2022

1 HR 33 MINS

1:33:10

24 Oct 2022


#951

Beware Alert Blindness

![Beware Alert Blindness — Mac Geek Gab 951 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/beware-alert-blindness-mgg951-1024x1024.jpg) Your Apple and tech questions answered include Doug, who has trouble with Safari loading pages, Bob, whose DiskStation is being hacked, and Richard, who wants to connect external drives to his Mac. Also, learn how to check your Carbon Copy Cloner Free Space Requirement to be sure you&#8217;re not over-filling your drive with snapshots. All of this and WAY more — and how to use your technology to weigh less — here with John, Dave, and Pete this week. Press play and don&#8217;t get caught! You&#8217;re guaranteed to learn at least five new things! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 951] (https://mgg.fm/951) for Monday, October 17, 2022 https://mgg.fm/951</a>> ------Allison-QT-Finder Spotlight Search Keyboard Shortcut is Opt-Command-Space ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Quick Tips ------00:03:32 Eduardo-QT-Use Shift-Option to make vertical text selections ------00:05:15 Jacques- [950] (https://mgg.fm/950) -QT-Emergency SOS Can Be Set to Display By Pressing Power/Side Button 5 times ------00:06:48 Bill-QT-watchOS 9 Lets Us Delete Reminders ------00:08:53 Craig-QT-Move the Dock on Your Mac With the Flick of a Mouse --------- [Universal Control] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212757) ------00:14:11 Jim-QT-Use Preview to Fill Out PDF Forms --------- [PDF Expert] (https://pdfexpert.com/) ------00:18:16 Michael-QT- [949] (https://mgg.fm/949) -Use AssistiveTouch Dot to Restart iPhone ------00:20:10 Donna-QT- [949] (https://mgg.fm/949) -Remember UDP (Up, Down, Power) for iPhone Reset Button Order ---00:23:16 SPONSOR: [Kolide] (https://l.kolide.co/39xsBL0) – Got Slack? Got Macs? Get Kolide: Device security that fixes challenging problems by messaging your users on Slack. [Try Kolide Today] (https://l.kolide.co/3OiGJX1) at [Kolide.com/MGG] (https://l.kolide.co/39xsBL0) ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:24:36 Doug-Safari Not Loading Pages --------- [How to Flush DNS Cache on a Mac] (https://www.lifewire.com/flush-dns-cache-on-a-mac-5209298) ---------sudo dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder ------00:33:21 Bob-How Do I Protect My NAS From Hackers? --------- [Synology Security Advisor] (https://mariushosting.com/where-can-i-find-security-advisor-on-synology-dsm/) ------00:44:51 Richard-Connecting External Drives to new iMac --------- [Anker 533 USB-C Dongle] (https://us.anker.com/products/a8338) --------- [OWC Thunderbolt 3 Docks] (https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/thunderbolt/thunderbolt-3-docks) ------00:50:57 DLH- [Check your Carbon Copy Cloner Free-Space Requirement] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/966039482828734614/1029058320335646780) ------00:55:10 JP- [943] (https://mgg.fm/943) -VPN &#8220;Network Protection&#8221; blocks AirDrop&#8230;Sometimes! ---00:57:21 PODCAST: [The Notnerd Podcast] (http://notnerd.com/) is a different kind of tech podcast aimed at—you guessed it—those who are not nerds. If you, or someone you know, is looking to keep up with the wild world of technology, head over to Notnerd.com or go to your favorite podcast app and search “Notnerd,” so you can Tech Better! ---Pepcom notes/follow-up ------00:58:19 [Seagate] (https://www.seagate.com/) will NOT be at CES. Others have a very different approach (press vs. industry focus) ------01:01:59 Apple Watches are on the way ------01:05:50 JFB & DLH-Each [Comparing current laptops] (https://www.apple.com/mac/compare/?modelList=MacBook-Air-M1,MacBookPro-16-2019,MacBook-Air-M2) vs. [M2 MacBook Air] (https://www.apple.com/macbook-air-m2/specs/) ---Cool Stuff Found ------01:13:53 CSF- [TwelveSouth HiRise 3] (https://www.twelvesouth.com/products/hirise-3-wireless-charging-stand) — 3-in-1 Charging Stand with MagSafe ------01:16:17 CSF- [VanSmaGo 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B095343QBR/macgeekgab-20) ------01:19:15 CSF- [Speck Presidio Grip Magsafe Cases] (https://speckproducts.com/collections/iphone-14-pro-cases/products/presidio-perfect-clear-grip-magsafe-iphone-14-pro-cases) ---01:21:40 [MGG 951] (https://mgg.fm/951) Outtro ------CSF- [Lose-It!] (https://www.loseit.com/) ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------feedback@macgeekgab.com ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... 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17 Oct 2022

1 HR 28 MINS

1:28:36

17 Oct 2022


#950

Conjuring Up The Battery Person

![Conjuring Up The Battery Person — Mac Geek Gab 950 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/conjuring-battery-person-mgg950-1024x1024.jpg) Which router should you buy? How much free space do I really have on my Mac? Where are my AirPods? These are just some of your questions answered by your three favorite geeks here this week. And then there are the Quick Tips. Oh, man, are there Quick Tips. Listen as Pilot Pete, John F. Braun, and Dave Hamilton go through all this stuff and more to ensure that you learn at least five new things! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 950] (https://mgg.fm/950) for Monday, October 10, 2022 ------Jim-QT-Use Control-(shift)-Tab in Messages to Move Forwards (or Backwards) ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:02:54 John-Inaccurate Free Space Under APFS --------- [Where did all that free space go on my APFS disk?] (https://eclecticlight.co/2020/04/09/where-did-all-that-free-space-go-on-my-apfs-disk/) --------- [View Snapshots in Disk Utility on macOS] (https://support.apple.com/en-mn/guide/disk-utility/dskuf82354dc/mac) ------00:08:45 Brian-I can&#8217;t [FindMy AirPods] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207581) --------- [AirTag] (https://www.apple.com/airtag/) and a [case with a ring on it] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B082W7DL1R/macgeekgab-20) --------- [E6000 Glue] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007TSYNG8/macgeekgab-20) --------- [Chipolo AirTag] (https://chipolo.net/en-us/blogs/bluetooth-tracking-tags-how-does-it-work) ------00:18:51 Harvey-Apple Card Cash Back? ------00:24:00 [Steve Jobs &#8211; RIP &#8211; episode 357] (https://mgg.fm/357) ------00:24:46 Has Apple Cash Card been linked? [Set Up Apple Cash] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207886) ------00:26:27 Jordan-Which router? [eero] (https://eero.com/) vs. [Synology] (https://www.synology.com/) --------- [Eero Pro 6E] (https://eero.com/shop/eero-pro-6e) Review --------- [Eero 1st Generation End Of Life] (https://www.reddit.com/r/eero/comments/vxznww/eero_gen1_end_of_life_or_still_supported/) --------- [TP-Link Deco] (https://www.tp-link.com/us/deco-mesh-wifi/) ------PSAs (and Warnings!) ---------00:39:07 Graham-iMazing Wireless Backups Requesting Password ---------00:41:56 David-Health and Contacts Emergency Contact Mismatch ---00:47:48 SPONSOR: [BBEdit] (https://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/) , the power tool for text from Bare Bones Software; now supports creating multiple notebooks in any desired location(s)! ---Quick Tips ------00:49:58 [Jamie in Discord] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/975433389177983006/1023770041881219082) &#8211; QT-Use Safari&#8217;s View > Show Tab Overview to easily see all tabs {Shift+Cmd+\} is keystroke for this ------00:51:02 Ben-QT-Use Command-+ (and minus) in Finder to alter icon sizes ------00:52:06 [AlexS] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/975433389177983006/1022878437691633735) in Discord-QT- [Command-Option Click on a Window to Hide All Others] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236) ------00:53:52 QT- [iOS Mail “send later” how to] (https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/schedule-emails-apple-mail-ios/) &#8211; ------00:57:10 [macOS Ventura Coming This Month] (https://www.apple.com/macos/macos-ventura-preview/) ------00:58:11 Jacques-QT-With Larger Text on iPhone, Tap Status Bar for Details ------01:01:29 [pcunix in Discord] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/975433389177983006/1026516007688343552) -QT-watchOS 9 Adds New Charging Screen ------01:02:46 [PorthosJon in Discord] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/975433389177983006/1022961871285923971) -QT-Use Shortcuts with Apple Watch Ultra&#8217;s Action Button ------01:03:55 QT- [Apple Releases New MagSafe Charger Firmware] (https://www.macrumors.com/2022/10/04/apple-releases-new-magsafe-charger-firmware/) --------- [How to Update Your MagSafe Battery Pack Firmware for Faster Charging] (https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/update-magsafe-battery-pack-firmware/) ------01:06:53 Bill-QT-Use Your UPS to Charge Your Devices in a Power Outage ---Show Business ------01:09:43 [Apple Podcasts Subscriptions] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mac-geek-gab-your-questions-answered-tips-shared-troubleshooting/id73330785) ---------Premium Thanks --------- [Fountain.fm] (https://www.fountain.fm/) ---------Boostagram Thanks ------01:14:18 We added voice recording to our [Contact Page] (https://macgeekgab.com/contact) --------- [Telbee] (https://www.telbee.io/) ------01:16:03 [Help us name…you!] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/962057825192906844/1026903027866677278) ---01:17:14 [MGG 950] (https://mgg.fm/950) Outtro ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------feedback@macgeekgab.com ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... 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10 Oct 2022

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:25

10 Oct 2022


#949

Siri Tricks, AirPort Secrets, and Fun VaporWare

![Siri Tricks, AirPort Secrets, and Fun VaporWare MGG 949 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/siri-airport-vaporware-mgg949-1024x1024.jpg) Siri can do SO many things for you now, including restarting, battery level, and controlling the flashlight in fun ways. Plus, want an easier way to launch the camera? Listen as John and Dave share all of your favorite tips and then answer your questions. Plus, your two favorite geeks have come across some fun vaporware that you&#8217;re not going to want to miss. Press play, and don&#8217;t get caught! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 949] (https://mgg.fm/949) for Monday, October 3, 2022 ------QT- [Reset iPhone with Up-Down-HOLD] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201412) (Volume Up, Volume Down, SIDE) ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Quick Tips ------00:03:25 Petter-QT-Use Preview to Split and/or Merge PDFs ------00:05:33 Henry-QTs-Lock Screen: Easier Camera, Flashlight Off, and Control Center Access --------- [Reincubate Camo] (https://reincubate.com/camo/) ---00:09:40 SPONSOR: [Kolide] (https://l.kolide.co/3OiGJX1) – Got Slack? Got Macs? Get Kolide: Device security that fixes challenging problems by messaging your users on Slack. [Try Kolide Today] (https://l.kolide.co/3OiGJX1) ! ---More Quick Tips ------00:10:58 KansasDave-QT- [Lumos and Nox to control Flashlight] (https://news.yahoo.com/cast-harry-potter-spells-siri-033600738.html) ------00:12:05 QT- [Hey, Siri: Reboot my iPhone] (https://wccftech.com/how-to/reboot-iphone-using-siri/) ------00:14:41 Tim- [Prioritize App Downloads] (https://www.macobserver.com/tips/quick-tip/ios-10-prioritize-downloads/) When Setting Up Your New iPhone ------00:16:12 [TMO’s Daily Observations] (https://www.macobserver.com/show/tmo-daily-observations/) Podcast is BACK! ------00:17:07 Scott-QT-Ask Siri For Your Battery Level ------00:18:34 Bill-QT- [948] (https://mgg.fm/948) -Use FaceTime Audio for Calls when out of home cell range ------00:20:04 Derek-QT- [944] (https://mgg.fm/944) -Better Workplace Computer Security&#8230;with Snacks ------00:21:53 John-QT- [Hidden Airport Settings Via Terminal] (https://osxdaily.com/2007/01/18/airport-the-little-known-command-line-wireless-utility/) ---------sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport prefs joinMode=Strongest ------ [Little known wireless command line utility] (https://osxdaily.com/2007/01/18/airport-the-little-known-command-line-wireless-utility/) ------00:25:49 John-QT-iOS 16 Adds Share Icon to Print Dialog ---00:27:17 SPONSOR: [Zocdoc] (https://zocdoc.com/MGG) , the easiest way to find a great doctor and instantly book an appointment. Sign up for FREE at [Zocdoc.com/MGG] (https://zocdoc.com/MGG) and download the app today. ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:28:37 BrianMonroe- [airport utility Terminal Docs] (https://osxdaily.com/2007/01/18/airport-the-little-known-command-line-wireless-utility/) ------00:30:00 Terry-Choosing a Reply-To Number or Address in iMessage ------00:33:04 CSF- [Unlisted Mobile] (https://www.unlistedmobile.com/) : Private Numbers for Texting & Calling (and [PhoneInfo] (http://phoneinfo.io/) for private Caller ID lookups!) ------00:35:32 George-iPod Touch Replacement? --------- [Backmarket iPhone SE 2022] (https://www.backmarket.com/en-us/p/iphone-se-2022-64-gb-starlight-fully-unlocked-gsm-cdma/862f8c1b-4826-44f4-8805-e50136af893e) ------00:41:58 Luigi-Use a Shortcut to Maintain Your Mac&#8217;s Battery and Keep The Electrons Flowing ------00:44:36 Bruce-Printing a Selection from Mail or Safari ---00:47:43 SPONSOR: [Helix Mattresses] (https://helixsleep.com/mgg) . Go take the Helix Quiz to find out which mattress is right for you, and then save up to $200 off your mattress plus get two free pillows at [HelixSleep.com/mgg] (https://helixsleep.com/mgg) . ---Follow-ups ------00:49:17 Sacha-CSF- [948] (https://mgg.fm/948) -Use [Sticker Drop] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sticker-drop/id1629369500?uo=2) to convert isolated images into Stickers ------00:51:03 Jeff-QT- [948] (https://mgg.fm/948) -Use Expanded Emoji Window to See Unicode Names ------00:52:10 Chris- [948] (https://mgg.fm/948) -Use [Emojipedia] (https://emojipedia.org/apple/) to find Emoji names (and BIll, too!) ------00:52:50 Jeff- [948] (https://mgg.fm/948) -Check the [Unicode List for Official (and Siri) Emoji Names] (https://www.unicode.org/emoji/charts/full-emoji-list.html) --- [MGG Premium] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) Enhancements ------00:54:08 Boostagram Thanks --------- [Fountain.fm] (https://www.fountain.fm/) ------00:58:06 Premium Thanks ---01:00:32 PODCAST: [Compile Swift] (https://www.compileswift.com/) – A show dedicated to discussing development for Apple platforms. Keep up to date with app development, news, tips, and advice for developers of all skill levels, including those getting started. ---Cool Stuff Found ------01:01:26 Sylvain-CSM- [Search-It] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/search-it/id1626651992) for Finding Subject-Specific Content on Websites ------01:05:04 Jan-CSF- [TimeScroller Timezone Helper] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/timescroller-timezone-helper/id288013812) to find world times ------01:07:05 Bob-How is the sound of the new [Sonos Sub Mini] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5k3NiUZ5e0) ? ($429, ships Thursday, 10/6) ------01:13:31 Lucas-My Favorite Vaporware submission: [Magic Pencil] (https://www.vispekmagic.com/) , a handheld spectrometer that tells you everything ---01:18:44 [MGG 949] (https://mgg.fm/949) Outtro ------RIP Artis Leon Ivey Jr. &#8211; [Coolio] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coolio) ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------feedback@macgeekgab.com ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... 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03 Oct 2022

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:26

03 Oct 2022


#948

From Mood Rings to Move Rings

![From Mood Rings to Move Rings — Mac Geek Gab 948 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/mood-rings-move-rings-mgg948-1024x1024.jpg) 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 about archiving your email, fixing the Mac App Store, paying for your subscriptions, and more about using eSIMs. Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 948] (https://mgg.fm/948) for Monday, September 26, 2022 ------Allison-QT-Command-Drag The Corners of Windows to Resize in Background ------ [feedback@macgeekgab.com] (mailto:feedback@macgeekgab.com) ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Quick Tips ------00:03:10 Jamie-QT-Use Screen Sharing via AirPlay to Show Your iPhone, iPad, or Mac ------00:04:55 Craig-QT-Confirm &#8220;Find My&#8221; and Activation Lock Removal Before Selling Your Mac --------- [What to do before you sell, give away, or trade in your Mac] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201065) --------- [Erase all content and settings on Mac] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212749) ------00:08:43 Joe-QT- [Find Your Apple Books data in your Mobile Documents folder] (https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/296462/locating-the-ibooks-folder-in-icloud-drive) ---------open ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/iCloud\~com\~apple\~iBooks/Documents/ --------- [OpenAudible App] (https://openaudible.org/) to convert to MP3 ---00:12:05 SPONSOR: [LinkedIn Jobs] (https://linkedin.com/mgg) . Go to [LinkedIn.com/MGG] (https://linkedin.com/mgg) and post your first job for free! ---iOS Quick Tips ------00:13:25 David-QT- [Get perfect shapes in Markup by holding your finger down a little longer] (https://twitter.com/tvwonder/status/1573042951785222144?s=46&t=GTQDeavGVO2NKjOoJU-ktQ) ------00:14:49 Ben-QT-Deleted Messages Can Be Recovered in iOS 16 ------00:18:27 QT- [Remove People and Objects from Background with Long-Press in iOS 16 Photos] (https://techcrunch.com/2022/06/15/apples-image-cutout-feature-in-ios-16-is-the-most-fun-thing-to-come-out-of-wwdc-2022/) ------00:20:52 PCUnix-QT-Delete iPhone Apps By Long-Pressing on Search Results in iOS 16 ------00:23:21 Archiving Your Email on your Mac --------- [Ben Rosenthal&#8217;s instructions] (https://mailchi.mp/5fecfc01ef64/email-archive-vs-delete) ---------Dave&#8217;s email archive search criteria:before:2018/01/01 -label:[imap]-archive -in:inbox -in:sent -in:draft has:nouserlabels ---00:28:45 SPONSOR: [Rogue Amoeba Software] (https://macaudio.com/) is celebrating their 20th anniversary! Just visit [MacAudio.com] (https://macaudio.com/) before the end of September to save 20% on anything they make. Download free trials, then buy online to receive the discounted price. ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:30:22 Susheel-Blank App Store Screen, What to Do? --------- [How to clear App Store cache] (https://macpaw.com/how-to/clear-app-store-cache) ------00:33:41 Robert-Using an eSIM for Travel while still making phone calls --------- [eSIMdb.com] (https://esimdb.com/) --------- [T-Mobile Test Drive] (https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/free-trial) ---00:47:41 SPONSOR: Other World Computing has both their [AKiTiO Node Titan] (https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/akitio-node-titan) as well as their [Envoy Pro FX] (https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TB3ENVPFX04/) available. Listen to the show for details or just go get ‘em! ---Geek Challenge and Story Time ------00:49:19 Ari-GC- [Dictating Emoji by Names in iOS 16?] (https://www.iphonelife.com/content/how-to-dictate-emojis-iphone) ------00:57:42 From Mood Rings to Move Rings (and other, more irreverent, sayings) ------00:59:56 Gary-Some Macs Have Lost Track of Date and Time --------- [Unix Epoch Time] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time) ---01:07:29 SPONSOR: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/) is a place for you to share your ideas. Whether you’re passionate about Healthcare, Sports & Entertainment, Finance or anything in between there’s a community of more than 850 million people who care about the same things as you. Visit [LinkedIn.com] (https://www.linkedin.com/) today to join the conversation and get the tools you need to reach your audience. ---More Questions Answered ------01:08:32 Patrick-Printing Webpages With and Without Links ---------File > Export as PDF (no links) ---------File > Print > PDF > Save as PDF (include links) ------01:11:33 Can I Pay for My Subscription with Apple and Login Elsewhere? &#8211; Yes. Billing is not linked to the devices you can use it on. ---Cool Stuff Found ------01:13:54 [Brian8944 in Discord] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/1016504132275810364) -CSF- [Elsewhen App for Seeing Time Zones] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/elsewhen/id1588708173) ------01:15:14 Greg-CSF- [MonitorControl] (https://github.com/MonitorControl/MonitorControl) Lets You Set External Monitor Brightness, Volume, and More --------- [DDC Control] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_digital_control) ------01:17:17 CSF- [RiotPWR![™] (https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/2122.png) Cloud Gaming Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition)] (https://riotpwr.com/) iPhone Controller for Remote Xbox-ing ------01:18:56 Andrius-CSF- [Pixelmator Pro 3.0] (https://www.pixelmator.com/pro/updates/) with Templates, Smart Replace and More --------- [GIMP for macOS] (https://www.gimp.org/downloads/) --------- [Acorn from Flying Meat] (https://secure.flyingmeat.com/acorn/) --------- [GIMPShop] (https://www.gimpshop.com/) ---01:22:33 [MGG 948] (https://mgg.fm/948) Outtro ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------ [feedback@macgeekgab.com] (mailto:feedback@macgeekgab.com) ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) <a href="http://web.cachefly.com/CDN-BackbeatMedia"></a> ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... 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26 Sep 2022

1 HR 24 MINS

1:24:47

26 Sep 2022


#947

The Land of Pulling Things Out of My Backside

![The Land of Pulling Things Out of My Backside — Mac Geek Gab 947 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/land-backside-mgg947-1024x1024.jpg) This episode has even more iOS 16 Quick Tips including Lock Screen, Keyboard Touch, Battery, Photos, and Service History. That&#8217;s not all, though! Pete, John, and Dave answer your questions about connecting to your printers, controlling iCloud Drive, and Migrating your iPhone. Plus, Synology shares a statement about the future of hardware transcoding for things like Plex and more. Press play to learn at least five new things along with your three favorite geeks! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 947] (https://mgg.fm/947) for Monday, September 19, 2022 ------QT-Use Lock Screen as visual status indicator of what focus mode you’re in. ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Quick Tips ------00:02:49 DaveMark- [iOS 16 lets you see and copy your WiFi password] (https://twitter.com/davemark/status/1570032051700523015) ------00:04:38 Steve-QT-Use Caffeinate (or [Amphetamine] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/amphetamine/id937984704?mt=12) ) to Keep Your Status Active ---------sudo caffeinate -isu -t 3600 ------00:07:44 CSF- [FastClicker ] (https://www.murgaa.com) &#8211; Automatic Mouse Clicker ------00:09:53 Ahkeens-QT-Skip Chapters with your AirPods ---00:10:41 SPONSOR: [Coda] (https://coda.io.mgg/) , the one Doc to rule them all. Bring your text and tables together! Sign up at [Coda.io/mgg] (https://coda.io.mgg/) for FREE. ---iOS 16 Quick Tips ------00:12:22 When Does iOS 16 Appear on My iPhone? ------00:15:00 QT-Settings > Battery > Battery Percentage ------00:15:40 QT-Settings > Sound & Haptics > Keyboard Feedback > Haptic ------00:22:58 QT-iOS 16 > Photos > Albums > Utilities > Duplicates ------00:26:22 QT-Settings > General > About > shows service history if you have had any service. ---00:26:58 SPONSOR: [Upside] (https://www.upside.com/) – Earn cash back with Upside on gas, groceries, and dining out. Use promo code macgeekgab after downloading the app to get $5 (or more) cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. ---iPhone 14 Migration ------00:28:32 Gary-iPhone 14 Migration Strategy ------00:33:11 Converted Mint to eSIM…in about Three Minutes --------- [About eSIM on iPhone] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212780) --------- [Converting Verizon to eSIM] (https://www.caseyliss.com/2022/9/8/verizon-esim-conversion) ------00:47:38 Mike-iPhone 14 eSIM Woes ---00:48:53 SPONSOR: [Kolide] (https://l.kolide.co/3OiGJX1) – Got Slack? Got Macs? Get Kolide: Device security that fixes challenging problems by messaging your users on Slack. [Try Kolide Today] (https://l.kolide.co/3OiGJX1) ! ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:50:16 [Synology] (https://www.synology.com/) Shares Details The Future of Hardware Transcoding --------- [Dunning-Kruger effect] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect) ------00:56:40 Allen-Printers appear on iPhones but not on Macs --------- [Reset the printing system on your Mac to solve a problem] (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mh14001/12.0/mac/12.0) ------01:03:06 Walter-How do I control iCloud Drive? --------- [Bailiff and Cirrus] (https://eclecticlight.co/cirrus-bailiff/) ------01:09:20 Joe- [946] (https://mgg.fm/946) -Call Blocking Strategy ---01:14:15 PODCAST: [NosillaCast] (https://podfeet.com/) – With product reviews, Tiny Tips, tutorials, and more, NosillaCast has been delivering help for Apple users for 17 years (and longer than MGG!). Subscribe to NosillaCast wherever you get your podcasts. ---Cool Stuff Found ------01:15:42 [DaveMark] (https://twitter.com/davemark/status/1570010146952327168) -CSF- [Apple’s official (and free) “iPhone User Guide for iOS 16” in the Books app] (https://twitter.com/davemark/status/1570010146952327168) ------01:17:12 Mike-CSF- [TopGrade] (https://github.com/r-darwish/topgrade) to upgrade all the background stuff on your Mac ---------brew install topgrade ------01:18:42 Kirit-CSF- [946] (https://mgg.fm/946) &#8211; [Mimestream] (https://mimestream.com/) -Alternate macOS Email Client ------01:19:54 Greg-CSF- [946] (https://mgg.fm/946) &#8211; [Reset Privacy Permissions in macOS Monterey] (https://recoursive.com/2020/03/03/reset_macos_privacy_permissions/) ---01:21:05 [MGG 947] (https://mgg.fm/947) Outtro ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------ [feedback@macgeekgab.com] (mailto:feedback@macgeekgab.com) ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... 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19 Sep 2022

1 HR 24 MINS

1:24:35

19 Sep 2022


#946

Sharing Our PINs Like it’s Nuthin’

![Sharing Our PIN Numbers Like it’s Nuthin’ — Mac Geek Gab 946 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/sharing-pin-mgg946-1024x1024.jpg) iOS 16 is out and your three favorite geeks take you through their favorite features&#8230;some of which are hidden in plain sight! That&#8217;s not all, though. Your questions are answered, your Quick Tips are shared, and Dave even throws in a Cool Stuff Found for you, Pete, and John, too. Plus, a discussion about the evolution of MGG is here, too&#8230;but not without providing you with value first. Press play and enjoy learning five new things with the MGG Family! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 946] (https://mgg.fm/946) for Monday, September 12, 2022 ------Ben-QT-Skip that pesky Shake-to-Undo and Use [Three-Finger-Swipe instead] (https://eshop.macsales.com/blog/65114-stop-shake-to-undo-use-3-finger-swipe/) ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Quick Tips ------00:02:42 Jeff-QT-Swipe Right (or left!) to &#8230; Delete a Number in iPhone Calculator ------00:04:44 Steve-Beware Interference from Unshielded HDMI Cables ------00:09:55 Greg-Reset security settings for all apps with `sudo tccutil reset All` ---00:11:34 SPONSOR: [Helix Mattresses] (https://helixsleep.com/mgg) . Go take the Helix Quiz to find out which mattress is right for you, and then save up to $200 off your mattress plus get two free pillows at [HelixSleep.com/mgg] (https://helixsleep.com/mgg) . ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:13:08 James-Bulk Deleting Emails Across Multiple Mailboxes --------- [MacUpdater] (https://www.corecode.io/macupdater/) --------- [CleanMyMac X] (https://macpaw.com/cleanmymac) --------- [OnyX] (https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html) --------- [Thunderbird e-mail client] (https://www.thunderbird.net/) --------- [Spark] (https://sparkmailapp.com/) --------- [SaneBox] (https://www.sanebox.com/) ------00:22:33 John-Reporting an Unauthorized [Apple Card] (https://www.apple.com/apple-card/) Charge ---------You can ‘freeze’ a card temporarily also ---------Share with family and limit spending --------- [Give your Discover card a new look] (https://www.discover.com/credit-cards/member-benefits/card-design.html) ------00:35:56 Donna-Sign Up for Emails for More Apple Cash Back Offers ---------iPhone Settings > [Apple ID] > Name/Phone/Email > Subscriptions > Announcements ---00:37:57 SPONSOR: [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/) is a place for you to share your ideas. Whether you’re passionate about Healthcare, Sports & Entertainment, Finance or anything in between there’s a community of more than 850 million people who care about the same things as you. Visit [LinkedIn.com] (https://www.linkedin.com/) today to join the conversation and get the tools you need to reach your audience. ---00:39:01 [iOS 16] (https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-16/features/) install/features/tips ------00:59:11 Fixing Hey, Siri ---01:06:17 PODCAST: [Techmeme Ride Home] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/techmeme-ride-home/id1355212895) is like TLDR as a service. Listen to the one show that everyone in Silicon Valley listens to. Find Techmeme Ride Home wherever you find your podcasts. ---Show Stuff ------01:07:25 [Premium] (http://macgeekgab.com/premium) Thanks ---------Apple Subscriptions…and Podcasting 2.0 value4value ---------Intro Changes ---Cool Stuff Found ------01:24:14 CSF- [Anker 615 USB Power Strip] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09SG359YF/macgeekgab-20) with Extension Cord ---01:26:10 [MGG 946] (https://mgg.fm/946) Outtro ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------feedback@macgeekgab.com ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------You&#8217;re downloading today&#8217;s show from [CacheFly&#8217;s network] (http://web.cachefly.com/CDN-BackbeatMedia) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... Read more

12 Sep 2022

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:04

12 Sep 2022


#945

Geeking FAR OUT with Apple's Event

![Geeking FAR OUT with Apple&#039;s Event — Mac Geek Gab 945 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/geeking-far-out-apple-event-mgg945-1024x1024.jpg) Apple held its &#8220;Far Out&#8221; event today and John, Pete, and Dave are here to share their reactions to the new iPhones&#8230;and more! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 945] (https://mgg.fm/945) for Wednesday, September 7, 2022 ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---00:03:59 iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro ------Apple added a [Bitter Pill] (https://bitterpillband.com/) to the iPhone ------Crash Detection…and CarPlay 2? ---00:24:20 SPONSOR: [BBEdit] (https://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/) , the power tool for text from Bare Bones Software; now with integrated Notebooks and extended language support. ---00:25:52 AirPods Gen 2 ---00:33:57 Apple Watch Ultra ---00:43:36 Apple Watch Series 8 ------ [Hamilton PSR] (https://www.hamiltonwatch.com/psr) ---01:05:02 [MGG 945] (https://mgg.fm/945) Outtro ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------ [feedback@macgeekgab.com] (mailto:feedback@macgeekgab.com) ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... Read more

07 Sep 2022

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:14

07 Sep 2022


#944

Monitoring the Weather, Your Photos...and Yourself!

![Monitoring the Weather, Your Photos...and Yourself! — Mac Geek Gab 944 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/monitoring-weather-photos-yourself-mgg944-1024x1024.jpg) Do you find productivity monitoring software creepy? Of course you do! But how about if you use it on yourself? If you&#8217;d rather just monitor the weather, your three favorite geeks (and fellow MGG listeners) have answers for you. That&#8217;s not all, though! Listen as Pilot Pete, John F. Braun, and Dave Hamilton answer your questions about ways to change your Photos&#8217; dates and locations, making full use of AirPods Pro on airplanes, and how best to configure your new Mac. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things. Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 944] (https://mgg.fm/944) for Monday, September 5, 2022 ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Quick Tips ------00:02:59 Steve-QT-Use Live Photos and Long Exposure on iPhone to Eliminate Moiré Pattern ------00:04:50 QT-Use Control Center to Set AirDrop Options ------00:08:03 QT-Hit Command-R on Mac App Store > Updates screen to refresh and update the list ------00:09:46 Gene-QT-Hold Shift to Tilt Satellite View in Google Maps ---00:11:58 SPONSOR: [Zocdoc] (https://zocdoc.com/MGG) , the easiest way to find a great doctor and instantly book an appointment. Sign up for FREE at [Zocdoc.com/MGG] (https://zocdoc.com/MGG) and download the app today. ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:13:18 Simon-Should my new MacBook have more RAM or more Storage? ------00:26:12 CSF- [AirFly Pro for Bluetooth from Plant to Your AirPods] (https://www.apple.com/shop/product/HNNT2ZM/A/twelve-south-airfly-pro-bluetooth-transmitter) ------00:27:43 AirPods Pro spatial audio is a game-changer on airplanes ------00:32:48 Home Theater Hangout at 4:30pm EDT on Sunday, 18-September ---00:34:06 SPONSOR: [Kolide] (https://l.kolide.co/3OiGJX1) – Got Slack? Got Macs? Get Kolide: Device security that fixes challenging problems by messaging your users on Slack. [Try Kolide Today] (https://l.kolide.co/3OiGJX1) ! ---Photos Catchup ------00:35:21 Allison-CSF- [942] (https://mgg.fm/942) -Batch Change Photos.app’s Date/Time and Location [HashPhotos] (https://www.hashphotos.app/) ------00:37:08 Peter- [942] (https://mgg.fm/942) -Using Photos to Change Date/Time ------00:37:50 Darren- [942] (https://mgg.fm/942) -Batch Time/Date Change with Photos.app ------00:39:00 QT-Use Keywords to Create a Smart Photos Album on macOS ---00:43:44 GC-Best Productivity Monitoring Software for macOS? ------ [Timing for macOS] (https://timingapp.com/?lang=en) ---00:52:56 PODCAST: [iPad Pros] (https://ipadpros.net/) . Tim Chaten hosts different guests on every episode to dive deep and discover how they work on iPad. Guests include developers of iPad apps and the power users that really push the iPad to its limits like Federico Viticci, Jason Snell, David Sparks, Chris Lawley, and Matt Birchler.. ---Cool Stuff Found ------00:54:13 Rich-CSF- [941] (https://mgg.fm/941) &#8211; [The Tempest Weather Station] (https://weatherflow.com/tempest-weather-system/) has Siri Integration --------- [Netatmo] (https://netatmo.com) ------00:58:52 Steve-CSF- [941] (https://mgg.fm/941) &#8211; [Ambient Weather Station WS-2902B] (https://ambientweather.com/amwewswicoon.html) and [Weather Display] (https://www.weather-display.com/) ------00:59:46 Ted-941-Using [BenSoftware] (https://www.bensoftware.com/) to Upload Weather Pictures ------01:01:00 Which Weather Apps do you use? ---------Dave uses [Wunderground] (https://www.wunderground.com/article/news/news/weather-underground-storm-iphone-ipad-new-app) and [Storm Radar] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/storm-radar-weather-tracker/id1216396545) ---------Pete uses [Windy] (https://windy.app/) and [AeroWeather Pro] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aeroweather-pro/id378120971) ------01:05:55 CSF- [Xfinity Mobile adds Unlimited $30/Month Plan] (https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/save-over-big-three-mobile-providers-unlimited-plans-xfinity-mobile) --------- [Mint Mobile] (https://macgeekgab.com/mintmobile) ------01:08:20 CSF- [942] (https://mgg.fm/942) -Use [Brave Browser] (https://brave.com/) for Privacy ------01:10:32 CSF- [Chirpty] (https://chirpty.com/) generates a graphic of your Twitter circle ---01:11:22 [MGG 944] (https://mgg.fm/944) Outtro ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------ [feedback@macgeekgab.com] (mailto:feedback@macgeekgab.com) ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... 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05 Sep 2022

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:01

05 Sep 2022


#943

No One Wants Unsolicited AirDrop Requests

![No One Wants Unsolicited AirDrop Requests — Mac Geek Gab 943 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/unsolicited-airdrop-mgg943-1024x1024.jpg) Learn how to ensure your Wi-Fi is always on at home, how to see your Apple Watch&#8217;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 Pete. Listen as your three favorite Apple geeks talk through all this and more, including a follow-up segment on HDMI, ARC, and more. Press play and you&#8217;re guaranteed to learn five new things whether you like it or not! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 943] (https://mgg.fm/943) for Monday, August 29, 2022 ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) ---Quick Tips ------00:02:40 Mike-QT-Tap Charging Indicator to Show Apple Watch&#8217;s Percentage Charged ------00:03:34 Andrew Woodward in Discord-QT- [Filter Unknown Senders in Messages] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/1009232056032706651) (enhanced in iOS 16, too!) ------00:08:44 Apple Event Coming Up! ------00:14:07 QT-Create a Shortcut Automation to Re-Enable Wi-Fi Every Time You Get Home ---Sponsors ------00:17:30 SPONSOR: Other World Computing has both their [AKiTiO Node Titan] (https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/akitio-node-titan) as well as their [Envoy Pro FX] (https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TB3ENVPFX04/) available. Listen to the show for details or just go get ‘em! ------00:19:10 SPONSOR: [Coda] (https://coda.io.mgg/) , the one Doc to rule them all. Bring your text and tables together! Sign up at [Coda.io/mgg] (https://coda.io.mgg/) for FREE. ---Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared!  ------00:20:47 Dave-macOS Keeps Asking for Application Permissions --------- [How to Reinstall macOS] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204904) ------00:28:38 Cindy-How to keep my Mac from listening? --------- [BlackHole Audio Device] (https://existential.audio/blackhole/) --------- [Loopback] (https://rogueamoeba.com/loopback/) ------00:39:05 How does Podcast Tracking Work? ------00:48:42 JP-ASF-VPN Blocks AirDrop between iPhone and Mac ---Sponsors ------00:56:10 SPONSOR: [NORD VPN] (https://nordvpn.com/mgg) . Are you missing out on your favorite show because it&#8217;s not available in your region? Trying to keep your “private time” private? Visit [NordVPN.com/mgg] (https://nordvpn.com/mgg) and get one month free with their two year plan! ------00:57:43 SPONSOR: [LinkedIn Jobs] (https://linkedin.com/mgg) . Go to [LinkedIn.com/MGG] (https://linkedin.com/mgg) and post your first job for free! ---HDMI Follow-up ------00:59:14 Karl- [941] (https://mgg.fm/941) -HDMI ARC Deets ------01:06:52 Glen-CSF- [941] (https://mgg.fm/941) -HDMI Cable Testers --------- [Signstek Handheld HDMI Cable Tester] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B078W57KTM/macgeekgab-20) --------- [Parts Express HDMI Tester] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005WU9FNG/macgeekgab-20) --------- [gofanco Prophecy] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07B8FHGM1/macgeekgab-20) ------01:09:53 Allison- [941] (https://mgg.fm/941) -HDMI and HDCP is solved by better cables, too --------- [Dave’s Cable 5-Pack] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09372SL33/macgeekgab-20) ---Cool Stuff Found ------01:14:38 CSF- [JustWatch] (https://www.justwatch.com/) for finding/tracking your series viewing --------- [TV Time] (https://www.tvtime.com/) ---01:16:48 [MGG 943] (https://mgg.fm/943) Outtro ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------feedback@macgeekgab.com ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------You&#8217;re downloading today&#8217;s show from [CacheFly&#8217;s network] (http://web.cachefly.com/CDN-BackbeatMedia) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... Read more

29 Aug 2022

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:36

29 Aug 2022


#942

Photos, Privacy, VPNs, and More!

![Photos, Privacy, VPNs, and More! — Mac Geek Gab 942 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/photos-privacy-vpns-mgg942-1024x1024.jpg) 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 and much much more. Press play and learn at least five new things &#8230; and don&#8217;t get caught! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 942] (https://mgg.fm/942) for Monday, August 22, 2022 ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast is #13: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) --- Quick Tips ------00:02:19 Brian8944-in-Discord-QT- [Use Siri Captions for Clarity] (https://www.howtogeek.com/742834/how-to-turn-on-siri-captions-on-iphone-and-ipad/) &#8211; More “Good Stuff” ------00:03:30 Larry-Stacking Credit Card Discounts with Apple Card ------00:06:02 iOS 16 CarPlay adds stops in maps ------00:18:12 Gary- [What to Know About Privacy and DuckDuckGo] (https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/duckduckgo-what-to-know-about-the-privacy-focused-search-engine/) --------- [DuckDuckGo Privacy iPhone Browser] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/duckduckgo-privacy-browser/id663592361) --- Sponsors ------00:29:50 SPONSOR: [Kolide] (https://l.kolide.co/3OiGJX1) – Got Slack? Got Macs? Get Kolide: Device security that fixes challenging problems by messaging your users on Slack. [Try Kolide Today] (https://l.kolide.co/3OiGJX1) ! ------00:31:19 PODCAST: [This Week In Tech] (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech) : Every week, This Week in Tech gives you a no-holds-barred, deep dive into how big tech influences our culture and our lives. --- Cool Stuff Found ------00:31:58 Drewski-CSF- [ExifRenamer] (https://www.qdev.de/?location=mac/exifrenamer) — free app to rename your photos ------00:34:46 Mike-CSF-Hyper&#8217;s &#8220;Stackable&#8221; GaN Chargers in [Small (65W)] (https://www.hypershop.com/products/hyperjuice-stackable-gan-65w-usbc-charger) and [Large (100W)] (https://www.hypershop.com/products/hyperjuice-stackable-gan-100w-usbc-charger) ---------USB Cable Types: [Review Geek] (https://www.reviewgeek.com/53587/usb-explained-all-the-different-types-and-what-theyre-used-for/) ------00:39:21 Phil-CSF- [SwitchResX] (https://www.madrau.com/) to Squeeze Extra Life Out of your Mac/Monitor Combo ---------Also [Resolutionator] (https://manytricks.com/resolutionator/) (from @pcmconaway in Discord) ------00:41:50 Donna-CSF- [Nix Mini 2 Color Sensor] (https://www.nixsensor.com/nix-mini/) ------00:44:18 Jeremy-CSF- [Woojer] (https://www.woojer.com/) So You Can Really Experience Sound --- Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:47:20 Roy-Adjusting the Date in a Bunch of Photos --------- [A Better Finder Attributes] (http://www.publicspace.net/ABetterFinderAttributes/index.html) --------- [MetaImage] (https://setapp.com/apps/metaimage) ------00:51:44 Steve-Migrating Photos from One iPad to Another --------- [PowerPhotos] (https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/) --------- [iMazing] (https://imazing.com/) --------- [feedback@macgeekgab.com] (mailto:feedback@macgeekgab.com) ------00:57:44 Don-Which VPNs do you recommend? ---------netstat -s --------- [MacGPG] (https://gpgtools.org/) --------- [Allison Sheridan’s 2022 VPN Research for Mac users] (https://www.podfeet.com/blog/2022/05/vpn-from-consumer-reports/) --------- [Private Internet Access] (https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/buy-a-vpn/1218buyavpn?invite=U2FsdGVkX1_X-vfXrQTyikLC8B1ezEivUV1e_ywrZPM%2CAHhM310c_p2d9uaEgXMP4Ha4z2E) --------- [TunnelBear] (https://www.tunnelbear.com/pricing) ------01:11:25 MACE-Which 2-bay, Entry Level Synology is Best for Me? --------- [Comparing DS220j, DS218play, and DS220+] (https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/compare/DS218play/DS220+/DS220j) --- 01:19:55 [MGG 942] (https://mgg.fm/942) Outtro ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------ [feedback@macgeekgab.com] (mailto:feedback@macgeekgab.com) ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... Read more

22 Aug 2022

1 HR 22 MINS

1:22:05

22 Aug 2022


#941

Home Theater Geek Gab...and More!

![Home Theater Geek Gab...and More! — Mac Geek Gab 941 episode image] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/home-theater-geek-gab-mgg941-1024x1024.jpg) 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&#8217;s new TV and what changes that inflicts upon his existing setup. That&#8217;s not all, though! Your two favorite geeks share some tips related to Siri, Migration Assistant, Protecting your USB ports, and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things with the MGG family! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: ------------------------------------ ---00:00:00 [Mac Geek Gab 941] (https://mgg.fm/941) for Monday, August 15, 2022 ------ [The MGG Discord Server is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/discord) ------ [The MGG Merch Store is Live!] (https://macgeekgab.com/merch) --- Home Technology Enhancements ------00:02:02 John’s new TV &#8211; [TCL 43” 4K Roku TV] (https://www.tcl.com/us/en/products/home-theater/4-series/tcl-43-class-4-series-4k-uhd-led-roku-smart-tv-43s403) --------- [VESA Mounts and Stands] (https://www.amazon.com/vesa-monitor-stand/s?k=vesa+monitor+stand) --------- [Roku] (https://www.roku.com/) --------- [Audio Return Channel ARC] (https://www.cnet.com/tech/home-entertainment/hdmi-audio-return-channel-and-earc-for-beginners/) --------- [Monoprice HDMI Breakout Box] (https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=5557) --------- [Roku Streambar Pro] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08ZJ384PP/macgeekgab-20) --------- [Atmos] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfSj4wIcLIY) --------- [AirPlay on RokuTV] (https://support.tcl.com/apple-airplay-homekit-rokutv-setup) ------00:27:26 Andrew- [939] (https://mgg.fm/939) -Upgrade Cables to Solve HDMI Issues --------- [HDMI Versions] (https://www.freevideoworkshop.com/how-to-tell-hdmi-versions/#HDMI_20) --------- [HDMI Speeds] (https://www.rtings.com/images/reviews/tv/articles/misc/misc-formatdataratetable-large.jpg) --------- [HDMI 2.1 Cables] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08X6X5FC3/macgeekgab-20?th=1) --------- [YouTube TV] (https://tv.youtube.com/) --------- [fuboTV] (https://www.fubo.tv/) --------- [DirecTV Stream] (https://www.directv.com/stream/) ------00:38:13 SmartHome Weather Stations? --------- [AcuRite Weather Station] (https://www.acurite.com/) --- Sponsor ------00:41:23 SPONSOR: [Helix Mattresses] (https://helixsleep.com/mgg) . Go take the Helix Quiz to find out which mattress is right for you, and then save up to $200 off your mattress plus get two free pillows at [HelixSleep.com/mgg] (https://helixsleep.com/mgg) . --- Quick Tips ------00:43:02 Craig-Check Alexa > Devices > Hunches if You&#8217;re Having Weird SmartHome Behavior ------00:47:30 Steve-Buy Refurbs from [BackMarket] (https://www.backmarket.com/en-us) ---------…and [WalMart] (http://www.walmart.com/) ------00:49:15 Phil-Start in the Terminal with &#8220;man man&#8221; --- Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared! ------00:50:18 Alameda-Disable Siri’s Contacts Suggestions ------00:53:29 Carlos- [938] (https://mgg.fm/938) -Migration Assistant Tip ------00:57:47 Paul-939-Here&#8217;s What&#8217;s In My Charging Bag, Dad --------- [Anker 727 Charging Station] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09SG31NPT/macgeekgab-20) ------01:02:58 Eliot-QT- [939] (https://mgg.fm/939) -Use Low Power Mode when Traveling ---------Dave&#8217;s [Always-On Low Power Mode Shortcut] (https://discord.com/channels/382626385052827660/1008928597597245541) ------01:06:13 Eliot- [939] (https://mgg.fm/939) -Beware Public USB-A Ports? --------- [PortaPow USB Data Blocker] (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00QRRZ2QM/macgeekgab-20) --- Cool Stuff Found ------01:09:55 Glenn-CSF- [EasyFind] (https://www.devontechnologies.com/apps/freeware) and [Security Spy] (https://www.bensoftware.com/securityspy/) ------01:13:47 CSF- [The Xebec Tri-Screen 2] (https://www.thexebec.com/products/xebec-tri-screen-2) for when you have no desk! --- 01:17:12 [MGG 941] (https://mgg.fm/941) ------ [Overcast’s Smart Speed] (https://overcast.fm/) ------Pilot Pete’s New Aviation Podcast: [So There I Was] (http://sothereiwas.us/) ------Bandwidth Provided by [CacheFly] (https://cachefly.com/) ------ [MGG Merch is Available!] (http://macgeekgab.com/merch) ------ [Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4n7jezVHKzJJW7MykDu7Q) ------ [Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar] (https://macgeekgab.com/calendar) ------ [This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors] (https://macgeekgab.com/premium) ------ [MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews] (https://macgeekgab.com/reviews) ------feedback@macgeekgab.com ------224-888-GEEK ------ [The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mac-geek-gab/id551440150?mt=8) ------ [Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List] (https://www.macgeekgab.com/sponsors) ------ [BackBeat Media Podcast Network] (http://www.backbeatmedia.com) ... Read more

15 Aug 2022

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:54

15 Aug 2022