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MGG 553: Swiftly Solving Shrinking Storage

7:17 PM, May. 19th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Finding what's using your free space, sorting out multi-monitor setups with Thunderbolt, long-term SSD reliability confusion and adding more USB ports to your Mac are just a few of the topics that Dave and John cover in this week's episode of Mac Geek Gab. Download, press play and enjoy!

MGG 551: Syncing Happens More Ways Than One

12:17 PM, May. 3rd, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

It's spring, and that means more time outdoors for a lot of folks, which means we need Wi-Fi. Your geeks talk about various outdoor Wi-Fi solutions, including some long range stuff that won't break the bank! Other questions answered include iCloud Drive vs. Dropbox, iCloud Family Sharing, managing multiple Photos libraries and mixing two channels of audio into one for your web conferences.

MGG 550: Photos Isn’t Always Easy

12:04 PM, Apr. 26th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

You have questions about Apple's new Photos app and John and Dave have your answers. The answers are not always easy and not always exactly what you want, but your two favorite geeks will get you there as smoothly as possible. Also some fun (and geeky!) discussion of typing filenames (with spaces, no less) from the Terminal, as well as dealing with pesky WiFi signup screens when traveling. Oh, and Dave got his Apple Watch, too. All this and more!

MGG 549: Cool Stuff Found

12:05 PM, Apr. 19th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

It's time for Cool Stuff Found. Your two favorite geeks do their level best to sift through everything they've found and everything you've submitted, pulling out their favorites and trying not to make you spend too much money (there's plenty of free stuff included in here, too!). You know how it goes... listen, then visit the shownotes to hunt down those things you just can't live without!

MGG 548: One Geek On The Road

11:57 AM, Apr. 12th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave's in Las Vegas for NMX/NAB this week, but he and John brave the hotel WiFi to get your Geek on. Terminal Tips are Threefold (or more) in this episode, made easy by your two favorite geeks. That plus some solutions for slow Safari issues and more. Download and enjoy!

MGG 547: Easter-Inspired Mind Candy

5:04 PM, Apr. 6th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Ever wonder if there's actions you can perform in the Spotlight window? There are! Browser ever slow? Ever wondered how to decipher OS X crash reports? Ever have trouble opening up System Preferences? All of these things and more are discussed in today's Mac Geek Gab. Don't miss it! wink

MGG 546: Calendars, Flaky Connections and NAS Backups

12:13 PM, Mar. 29th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

TAMED this week: flaky internet connections, disappearing sent mail, recurring installer relaunches and keyboard shortcuts who refuse to sync. Your geeks just won't let these things stand, and neither should you. In addition they share some tips from listeners about making the Finder show you just what you want and backing up network drives. Trust us, you don't want to miss this one!

MGG 545: Ghosts In The Mac

12:12 PM, Mar. 22nd, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Has your Mac ever suddenly developed a problem that you're swear you didn't create? Maybe it has a ghost. Or is it time for Dave's "Gremlin Story" from his consulting days? Download today to find out! In addition, your geeks also chat through using an SD Card for ongoing data storage, sharing your iCloud Photo Library, how DiskWarrior can save the day, and battery advice from KISS!

MGG 544: Backup To The Future

3:16 PM, Mar. 16th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Your geeks return on yet another sunny-in-New England Monday to deliver the most chipper of pre-Spring-beginning Mac Geek Gab episodes possible. iOS Hotspot security concerns, slowing backups, 5GHz WiFi channel advice and much more are discussed. Download today and enjoy!