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MGG 508: Lightning Cable Longevity, Gmail Replacements & More

5:16 PM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave's considering leaving Gmail and he and John discuss options. They also talk about Lightning cable longevity and what to do to protect yours (hint: have extras when you travel!). Then it's on to answering your questions and sharing your tips. Topics include enabling FileVault on all your drives, changing audio devices, drive longevity stats and more. Enjoy!

MGG 507: Blow It Out To Cool It Off

11:51 AM, Jun. 22nd, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Got dust? You've probably got heat, too. Your favorite geeks – and fellow listeners – have your advice for you. How about managing a NAS drive and keeping your data in the right place? What about the disks themselves? How about some general tips for running about in the Terminal? Traveling and want to bring good-sounding tunes with you? All this and more in today's show!

MGG 506: Nine Years, Two Geeks and Hundreds Of Thousands of Listeners

5:23 PM, Jun. 16th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

This past Friday marks 9 years of Mac Geek Gab, and your two favorite geeks are at it and stronger than ever. Download and/or press "Play" on today's show to hear some great listener-submitted tips about managing Finder settings, installing Yosemite beta, podcast management and more. Then your geeks answer listener questions, including a great segment on managing disk space, both inside iTunes and beyond. Also the great question is answered, "What are the true benefits of private cloud?" Don't miss it!

MGG 505: WWDC Dissected - What it Means For Users

5:15 PM, Jun. 9th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

You've heard about the WWDC keynote, but you haven't heard a deep dive from the sessions yet. This year Apple loosened up the NDA such that attendees to the sessions can talk a little bit more detail than they could in the past. Dave was at most of those sessions, and he and John will deep dive into a few topics from there and, more importantly, how you, as a user, will be impacted by the changes now afforded to developers. After that, of course, it's time to answer your questions, and they piled up quite high over the past week. Lots to cover, and your geeks get to it all. Download today and enjoy!

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.