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MGG 493: Finder Tips, Display Tips, Syncing Solutions & More!

11:47 AM, Mar. 16th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave and John blast off on Sunday morning with a few quick tips and answers, including changing the Finder's default search (to what it should be), setting your Mac's default display, correcting drifting time, and more. Then It's a few questions about automating iTunes and dealing with overlapping WiFi channels. Good, geeky fun for you!

MGG 491: Don’t Forget to Purge

11:53 AM, Mar. 2nd, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave and John wrangle your messages out of their overflowing mailbag to bring you this, today's show. Topics include some creative ways to purge messages, some creative (and hidden!) ways to purge RAM, skipping mounting your external volumes at login ... and more!

What Apple’s Goto Fail Security Bug Means to You

9:35 AM, Feb. 24th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Analysis

Safari in OS X Mavericks may not be as secure as you think, especially if you surf the Web in public places like coffee shops or at school. A serious flaw in code Safari and Mail use, called the Goto Fail Bug, could expose data you'd rather keep private -- like passwords and banking information -- and even let hackers intercept your email. Apple promises a fix is coming, but until then it's up to you to practice safe browsing habits to help avoid accidentally exposing your personal information online.

MGG 490: 5GHz Isn’t Always Faster … But It Usually Is

7:13 PM, Feb. 22nd, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave come off the heels of a Cool Stuff Found show (and an interview show!) to get back to answering your questions. First, though, are the results of a bit of testing John and Dave did where they learned some interesting things about the way 5GHz networks perform on first-generation Time Capsules. Then it's onto your questions about email addresses, Time Machine backups and a free VPN for you to use.