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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!
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.
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.
Your two geeks are joined by long-time Mac Geek Gab friend, Paul Kent, to talk all about the upcoming Macworld / iWorld 2014 show. Learn how the conference will focus on – and teach you about – the future of technology, iBeacons, Passbook, Bitcoins and, of course, all things Apple and Mac. Plus Dave and John go impromptu at the end to solve John's Google+ issues. All good, all free, all for you.
Yes, folks, it's time. We know these episodes get expensive, so we do our best to include Cool Stuff at all price levels, including free. Subscribe, press play, and enjoy. This one's a fast ride!
Dave and John have quite the show teed up for you today. First, lightning season is almost here and it's important to think about your surge supression infrastructure. Your geeks talk about that. Then a few questions and tips about network management before your geeks start giving new Mac buying advice. Finally a wrap-up about managing memory on Mavericks (say that ten times fast!), and a few other questions peppered in for good measure. You'll love this one!
John and Dave kickoff your Sunday morning with all the power of a Super Bowl full of Wheaties! Want to mix Time Machine backups with other data on the same drive? They've got you covered. Want to get a real alert when your battery dies? Just press play and your two favorite geeks will tell you. How about learning all about a quick-and-easy way to maintain your Mac? Touch download and you'll score all these answers and more. This podcast is For The Win.
John and Dave are joined by TekRevue's Jim Tanous (aka MGGJim here at TMO). Jim's been managing his movie library digitally for years, and he talks through his workflow for ripping, storing, and playing back all this data; all while keeping it freed from any ecosystem lock-in (and future-proofing and other buzzwords, too). That plus your questions answered. Enjoy!
John and Dave dig into the mailbag once again for you, dear listener, and answer your questions. Didn't get your question answered? It's because you didn't ask. Your geeks don't bite... just send in a question and they'll take care of you!
Dave's back from CES and he and John have all that to discuss as well as a full mailbag. Want to know about USB ports not being the same? Want to learn more about speeding up Safari? How about an automation tip for iOS that uses Hazel? The common theme? Sometimes your Mac lies to you (and your favorite geeks help you sort that out!). All this and more in today's episode, just for you!