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MGG 524: Cool Stuff Found & Yosemite Notes

11:54 AM, Oct. 19th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave have been attending all sorts of press events lately, collecting and researching for Cool Stuff Found. That combined with everything sent in by you and fellow listeners makes for a pretty fun list! Plus, Yosemite went live this week and your geeks are here to get you started down the path, too!

MGG 523: Three Mikes and Two Geeks On Mics

11:34 AM, Oct. 12th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Network issues nipped the tail end of last week's show, but your geeks made it through regardless. This week John and Dave go through running iPhoto from a flash drive, sharing a clipboard between iOS and OS X, Wi-Fi Calling with your new iPhone, Updating expired podcasts and resolving a failed (but recurring!) iPhoto import. Download and enjoy!

MGG 522: Sometimes Networks Just Fail

2:55 PM, Oct. 6th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave start by helping answer your questions about iOS 8 Cookies, Bubbbles, Newsttand and Stocks. Then it's on to answering your questions about using your Mac to translate audio into text, migrating your Mac to a new drive and handling Apple's Customer Relations department. All this and more in this weeks episode. Download today and enjoy!

MGG 521: Crash Reports (and Hovercrafts) are Full of Eels

12:07 PM, Sep. 28th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave's got both an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus, so he and John discuss that, but then it moves quickly on to your questions. Topics include: iOS 8 Family Sharing, syncing photos without PhotoStream, granting read-only access to files on your Mac, how to interpret crash reports, a discussion on Shellshock and more! Download today and enjoy!

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

11:42 AM, Sep. 21st, 2014 · 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!