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A simple network is simple, but what happens when you need to do a little more? What are the potential pitfalls of storing Photos and iTunes libraries on your network drive? Want to make snapshots before you upgrade? All of this and more on today's Mac Geek Gab with Dave Hamilton, John F. Braun and Pilot Pete!
John and Dave are back from Midwest Mac BBQ and MacStock and have some stories to tell. Then, of course, it's off to answering your questions about living with less storage, iCloud Photo Library (and how to disable it!), how to find old iTunes purchases and more. Enjoy!
Back from WWDC, Dave and John talk through the geekier side of Apple's news and what it means to you. Then they open the mailbag and answer your questions about virtualization, long trash empties, running Automator workflows from email and much, much more!
Recording hours before the WWDC 2015 keynote, John and Dave answer your questions, as per usual! How do you detect and deal with duplicate files? What about a failing hard drive with some important data? What's the right – and wrong – way to clean dust out of your Mac? And have you ever wanted to enable perma-verbose mode? Find out all this and more on today's Mac Geek Gab!
An iPhone that won't play songs, an SSD that shows mismatched free space, Time Machine that won't backup to another Mac and AppleCare with a cracked iPad. All of this – and more – SOLVED on today's Mac Geek Gab.
Ever have IMAP mail get confused? Ever have your Mac slow to wake up? Ever have your Mac doing something (far too much, in fact) while it's sleeping? All this and more on today's MGG!
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!
Ever hear of needing to heat your computer just to get the CPU to fire up? How about wanting to disable one of the radios on your AirPort Extreme? Or what about batch changes to Photos in the new app? All this and more on this episode of Mac Geek Gab. Download and enjoy!
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.
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!