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MGG 503: Don’t Panic ... and Don’t Get Caught!

7:18 PM, May. 25th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave wrap up the weekend by first talking about another great upgrade you can add to your few-year-old Mac: a Thunderbolt Dock. Your two favorite geeks have reviewed a few options available and will talk through them for you. Then it's on to your questions. Having podcast management issues? Need to import movies into Aperture? Want to know how to easily store data on the network? John and Dave are here for you. All that and more, just download and press play.

MGG 502: Teri, Terry, Larry & More!

5:14 PM, May. 19th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave and John come out of the weekend with a great show for you today to kick off your week. Some quick follow-ups to clarify a few lingering SSD questions and then it's off to the races answering your questions and solving your problems. If you've been using iTunes for a few years you might have some clean-up needs like listener Teri, so your two favorite geeks talk through that. Then a few things about cleaning up Mail and its rules; holiday calendar management, mixed-mode WiFi concerns and quiet audio round it out... with the exception of your favorite: the tangents! Download today and enjoy!

MGG 501: Peeling Back The Onion In Many Ways

5:10 PM, May. 12th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave have recovered from the 500th celebration and it's time to get back to work! Answering your questions as well as sharing the geeky path they took to ensure a new Tor browser for iOS was doing what it's supposed to do, your two favorite geeks leave no stone unturned and no question unanswered. All... for you! Download today, press play, and enjoy.

MGG 500: Geeks and Listeners Celebrate The Last Nine Years

7:32 PM, May. 4th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John, Dave and Pilot Pete come together with several long-time Mac Geek Gab listeners – yes, you! – to discuss what's changed since MGG started, both in terms of the general trends but also how podcasts have impacted and influenced now only your three favorite geeks, but your fellow listeners, as well. Special guests include Barry Fulk, Melissa Davis, Brian Monroe, Allison Sheridan and Cory Imdieke.

MGG 499: Bidding Farewell to the Four Hundreds

5:08 PM, Apr. 28th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave and John, as promised, follow-up today on their SSD upgrade discussion, going through the issues and questions you've had since they introduced the topic a few weeks back. Answers and wisdom include the best data migration path, whether (and how) to enable TRIM support, SATA II vs. SATA II, quelling your fears about cracking open your Mac, how old is too old, and more. Then it's on to some Automator goodness (so easy truly anyone can do it!), as well as a very creative use for Mavericks' tags. All this and more in today's show!

MGG 498: Encryption for Everyone, Choosing Wi-Fi Channels & More

12:11 PM, Apr. 21st, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave kick off the week with a Monday show (after kicking back all weekend) and start with what they do best: answering your questions and sharing your tips. Today they dig into which encryption makes sense for you, some tips on copying/pasting and learning about your Mac; wrangling Time Machine under control, and more. Download today and enjoy!

MGG 497: How To Be a Consultant & Cool Stuff Found

7:13 PM, Apr. 13th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave kick off this Sunday's show with a discussion about upgrading your older Macs with SSDs, the first in a series about the topic. Then it's onto sharing advice from your two favorite geeks and your fellow listeners about being a computer consultant in today's world, helping other folks with their computers and technology. Finally, it's the fan favorite: Cool Stuff Found. LOTS here to enjoy. Download now, prepare yourself, and press play!

MGG 496: Beware When Sharing the Bus

7:27 PM, Apr. 6th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave are back from Macworld with lots of things to report on for you. And, of course, they have your questions to answer, as those piled up while they were away, too. Your two favorite geeks are busy this week, and you've got a front row seat. Download, press play, and enjoy!