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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.
John F. Braun learns about Cassia Hub, which allows one to interact with up to 22 Bluetooth devices, at ranges up to 1000 feet.
John F. Braun learns more about TrackR bravo, an enhanced version of the original tracking product, and TrackR atlas, a device to extend the range of your TrackR, and even track non-TrackR devices.
LAS VEGAS - John F. Braun checks out Speedify Mobile for iOS, a platform that offers both reliable network connections, as well as the ability to bond Cellular and Wi-Fi connections for increased speed.
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!
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!
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!
Searching in iPhone Mail, managing Gmail's unable-to-connect errors, DNS configuration, setting up a computer to ignore the Internet (it happens!), virtualization software and audio discussions (including Bluetooth headphone lag on the Mac). Download today and enjoy!
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!
Restoring lost contacts, signing onto websites with Facebook, cloning drives, troubleshooting external enclosures and learning about the behind-the-scenes of junk mail filtering are just some of the topics discussed by your two favorite geeks today. Download and enjoy!