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MGG 520: Wrapping Up Tech Week With iOS 8 & More

10 hours, 46 minutes ago · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

It's been iPhone week. It's been server migration week. It's been tech week (in more ways than one!), and your two geeks are here, ready to roll and with a very special guest, no less! FIrst they'll talk through some of their favorite iOS 8 tips and tricks. Then it's on to a slew of your questions, including revisiting the age old question of Drobo or Synology (hint: there's no hard and fast answer here!) plus resolving John's own tech issue! Download and enjoy.

MGG 519: Aspect Ratios Are Fun & AT&T Next is Probably Better For You

11:51 AM, Sep. 14th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave's fresh back from Cupertino (and fresh from ordering a new iPhone), and he and John talk through the events of the week plus answer your questions. Want to know the size delta for watching movies on the iPhone 6 Plus vs. an iPad mini? Dave did some crazy Pythagorean-theorum-based math for you! He also did some more standard math to figure out if an AT&T Next Plan is right, too. Then it's on to question. Want to know how to copy files from a drive that's corrupted? Want to disable your iPhone number from iMessage? Want to create a $35 Time Capsule? All these questions and more will be answered this week on Mac Geek Gab.

MGG 517: Random Access Gab

5:33 PM, Sep. 2nd, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Two geeks. Your question. Answers. Tips. How can you go wrong? You can't, unless you don't listen! Wanna learn the best way to swap an SSD in – and when it's not necessary? Want to learn how to backup your massive iMovie library? Having battery woes? Lightning connector not working properly? All this and more in this week's Mac Geek Gab! Download, press play and let the cogitation commence!

MGG 516: Cracklin’ Rosie Isn’t Just a Song

12:06 PM, Aug. 24th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Well if you're not listening to this show, it's because you're busy reading this text, isn't it? And if that's the case, it's time to stop reading and start listening! Your geeks share tips and answer questions about backing up to a NAS (including a very clever workaround to make it go much faster!), securing your NAS, and that's enough about NAS! New Mac buying advice is on the docket, as is streaming wirelessly and making it work in even the strangest environments. All this and more. Still reading? Press play already!

MGG 515: Geeks Out of Their Brains on the 515

5:25 PM, Aug. 18th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Ready to rock, your two geeks are on the question train this week, answering yours and posing some of their own to each other. Topics include how to lay out data on your SSD upgrade, batch changing photo info, troubleshooting a sluggish iPhone, AT&T/U-Verse Residential Gateway woes and much, much more. Download, press play and enjoy!

MGG 514: IPv6 Fun & Defining Cruft!

5:22 PM, Aug. 11th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Your two geeks spent time digging into IPv6 this week -- in two different ways -- so they could tell you everything they've learned. IPv6 is something that we'll all have to deal with eventually, and your two geeks are starting down that path themselves, both now running it on their home networks. Then it's on to answering your questions. John and Dave talk through what it takes to clean install a Mac... and what "cruft" really means. Wanna learn about sharing videos via Photo Stream? Here you go. All this and more, today!

MGG 511: Geeky Tangents Are Good!

7:19 PM, Jul. 20th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Searching Gmail from the iOS Mail app usually fails, and the guys tackle that for you. Did you know that Keynote files often store extra stuff you don't need? Listen and learn how to get rid of that. Then it's on to a discussion about guest networks on your AirPort base station. Want to learn about modifying the Finder's "Open With" menu. Geeks to the rescue. Join John and Dave as they answer all these issues and more. It's a blast!