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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!
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!
Giftttdy, Desktopper, Sips, Packet Peeper, HWMonitors, Threema. What do they have in common? Well, they're all Cool Stuff Found, of course, and your two favorite geeks talk through these and a lot more! Download, press play, and enjoy!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Dave and John, as promised, follow-up today on their SSD upgrade discussion, going through the issues and questions you've had since they introduced the topic a few weeks back. Answers and wisdom include the best data migration path, whether (and how) to enable TRIM support, SATA II vs. SATA II, quelling your fears about cracking open your Mac, how old is too old, and more. Then it's on to some Automator goodness (so easy truly anyone can do it!), as well as a very creative use for Mavericks' tags. All this and more in today's show!
John and Dave kick off the week with a Monday show (after kicking back all weekend) and start with what they do best: answering your questions and sharing your tips. Today they dig into which encryption makes sense for you, some tips on copying/pasting and learning about your Mac; wrangling Time Machine under control, and more. Download today and enjoy!
John and Dave kick off this Sunday's show with a discussion about upgrading your older Macs with SSDs, the first in a series about the topic. Then it's onto sharing advice from your two favorite geeks and your fellow listeners about being a computer consultant in today's world, helping other folks with their computers and technology. Finally, it's the fan favorite: Cool Stuff Found. LOTS here to enjoy. Download now, prepare yourself, and press play!