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MGG 607: The Pocket Dial Conspiracy

11:53 AM, May. 29th, 2016 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

When in doubt, apply water, right? Listener Chris did, and it worked! Matthew takes us on a tour (through his mind) of the Pocket Dial Conspirary, and Matt asks some questions about eero. And that, folks, is what Mac Geek Gab is about: answering your questions and sharing your tips. Topics include helping Terry save PDFs to different locations from print dialogs, helping Joan to safely disable iCloud photo library, helping Michael set up his Apple Watch and MUCH, much more. Download, listen, enjoy and learn!

MGG 606: The Palindrome Reviver

12:50 PM, May. 22nd, 2016 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Logic Pro X, Hackintoshes and ghost calls are a few brand new topics for the show this week. Of course, some of your old favorites are here, too and, yes, OK, we'll talk a little bit about routers again, as well. All that plus a few Cool Stuff Found entries rounds out the show, brought to you by your two favorite geeks.

MGG 604: You’re Only Paranoid If They’re Not Out To Get You

5:42 PM, May. 9th, 2016 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Lots of Cool Stuff Found to start the show today, including two different menubar monitor alternatives. Then it's on to Mail. It works well for some, and a few tips are shared. Others have trouble with Mail and some solutions are discussed. All your Mail are belong to YOU, at least for this episode. Then, are you paranoid when you buy a new Mac? Should you be? Find out all this and more in today's episode!

MGG 603: Pronunciation, Rants and The Joy of a Smaller Phone

12:15 PM, May. 1st, 2016 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Sound is a funny thing, so are pronunciations and ringtones, and yet your two favorite geeks have some great tips for you about both of those. Need to replace the Finder? Need to diagnose a malfunctioning port on your Mac? How about restoring your magically disappearing printers? Your geeks have you covered there, too. Plus, Dave talks about his experience with an iPhone SE. All of this and more for you today on MGG!

MGG 602: If You Could See What These Eyes Have Seen

12:19 PM, Apr. 24th, 2016 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Several of your fellow listeners are ingenious folks, having come up with some clever solutions to tricky problems. Join Dave & John as we all learn how to backup and restore your OS X text substitution preferences, use AirFoil to cusomitze your Mac's audio, restore Snow Leopard's zoom and scroll functionality to El Capitan, fix a wet iPhone 6s and more. The show is chock full today, and you're all to thank for it. Plus, Dave and John answer your questions, too!

MGG 601: Cool Stuff Found & Your Questions Answered

12:35 PM, Apr. 17th, 2016 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

BUBM, Yurbuds, ME05, MM1 QODE, Fastfari and more are not just random characters we typed into this field, they're names of just a few of the products included in this week's Cool Stuff Found segment! Then it's on to your questions about publishing FlickR photo albums, using iCloud on the web from your iPad, Saving space with better versioning and more!

MGG 600: Dave & John’s Crystal Balls

12:39 PM, Apr. 10th, 2016 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

600 Episodes and (almost) 11 years of podcasting hasn't stopped John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton from answering your questions and solving your problems. That continues with this episode, sharing tips about iCloud login issues, answering questions about Double NAT, Fusion Drives, and downloading iTunes purchases. They help manage your backups and sort out your default mail. And THEN they peer into their crystal balls for the future, just for fun.

MGG 599: Your Two Favorite Geeks, Caffeinated

1:15 PM, Apr. 3rd, 2016 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

The OS X 10.11.4 update breaks some things for folks, Photos storage is a concern to more than a few listeners, and a little more about wireless networks to round out last week's discussion. All that plus tips about making sure your Finder windows are where you think they are and learning how to use Activity Monitor to see what your apps are doing right now. Download and enjoy!

MGG 598: Cool Stuff Found and Wi-Fi Geekiness

7:19 PM, Mar. 28th, 2016 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

2016 is the Year of the Router (as crowned by John and Dave), and this week's episode includes some discussion about exactly how to choose the best router for your setup... especially if you're a geek. Bluetooth devices, too, are ubiquitous among us, and a few listeners are having trouble with theirs so John and Dave take to the mailbag to answer those questions, too. Plus, the entire episode begins with Cool Stuff Found. It's guaranteed to be entertaining and informative from beginning to end. That's infotainment, folks!