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Sensorwake Demonstrates Olfactory Alarm Clock

11:45 AM, Jan. 8th, 2016 · John F. Braun · CES

Sensorwake

LAS VEGAS - John F. Braun checks out Sensorwake, an alarm clock that uses smell, rather than sound, to wake you up. The scents are created by Givaudan, a global leader in the fragrance Industry. The device comes with a Toast capsule, and there are currently six other scents which come in packs of two.

MGG 586: What Happens in Vegas… is The Pentium Episode

1:02 PM, Jan. 4th, 2016 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave are in Las Vegas together for CES and ... for the first time in a long time ... recorded Mac Geek Gab together in the same room. See just how well that works while they answer your questions, share advice and share some fantastic quick tips. Definitely one for the record books, folks. See what happens in Vegas!

MGG 585: It’s Better to be Lucky Than Good

12:17 PM, Dec. 27th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

A failed hard drive can teach us some lessons and listener Jon helps us with a few of those. Some tips about printer drivers and the iOS-related lockdown folder follow and then it's time to talk TiVo BOLT. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun have been long-time TiVo users and TiVo's latest offerings add some new features as well as some confusion your two favorite geeks talk through. Then it's onto Cool Stuff Found for some post-holiday bliss. Add a Geek Challenge to the mix and you've got yourself a fully-stocked episode!

MGG 584: It’s Saturday and I’m Still Looking For My Stapler

12:55 PM, Dec. 19th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Today's show includes a new segment: Quick Tips! Those simple things that we all do without thinking about it can really help others do the same, so we've started sharing. In addition to that, today's discussion includes Keychain First Aid in 10.11.2, a fix for Office365 locking up Mail.app, upgrade advice, backup solutions and some geeky tips. Definitely enough here to get you through the holidays!

MGG 582: Time Capsule, Thunderbolt, Troubleshooting & Things Beginning with T

5:03 PM, Dec. 7th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Some notes from Apple techs about iPhone Flat Rate repair and Finder default window positions are shared, then it's on to a quick discussion about why it's good El Capitan doesn't allow you to repair permissions... and when you would need to anyway! Thunderbolt, USB3, Network troubleshooting, external drive backups and Cool Stuff Found round out this week's show!