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MGG 516: Cracklin’ Rosie Isn’t Just a Song

12:06 PM, Aug. 24th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Well if you're not listening to this show, it's because you're busy reading this text, isn't it? And if that's the case, it's time to stop reading and start listening! Your geeks share tips and answer questions about backing up to a NAS (including a very clever workaround to make it go much faster!), securing your NAS, and that's enough about NAS! New Mac buying advice is on the docket, as is streaming wirelessly and making it work in even the strangest environments. All this and more. Still reading? Press play already!

MGG 515: Geeks Out of Their Brains on the 515

5:25 PM, Aug. 18th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Ready to rock, your two geeks are on the question train this week, answering yours and posing some of their own to each other. Topics include how to lay out data on your SSD upgrade, batch changing photo info, troubleshooting a sluggish iPhone, AT&T/U-Verse Residential Gateway woes and much, much more. Download, press play and enjoy!

MGG 514: IPv6 Fun & Defining Cruft!

5:22 PM, Aug. 11th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Your two geeks spent time digging into IPv6 this week -- in two different ways -- so they could tell you everything they've learned. IPv6 is something that we'll all have to deal with eventually, and your two geeks are starting down that path themselves, both now running it on their home networks. Then it's on to answering your questions. John and Dave talk through what it takes to clean install a Mac... and what "cruft" really means. Wanna learn about sharing videos via Photo Stream? Here you go. All this and more, today!

MGG 511: Geeky Tangents Are Good!

7:19 PM, Jul. 20th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Searching Gmail from the iOS Mail app usually fails, and the guys tackle that for you. Did you know that Keynote files often store extra stuff you don't need? Listen and learn how to get rid of that. Then it's on to a discussion about guest networks on your AirPort base station. Want to learn about modifying the Finder's "Open With" menu. Geeks to the rescue. Join John and Dave as they answer all these issues and more. It's a blast!

MGG 510: Talking To Your Technology While You Travel

12:02 PM, Jul. 13th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

It's summertime (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway) and that means lots of travel. It also means some really interesting travel-related technology problems to solve. Listen to John and Dave as they did into solving issues with streaming movies from your house to your favorite travel destination... or to a mobile destination if that's your preferred way to roll. Dave digs in a bit to the specific USB speeds of Thunderbolt docks, and the boys discuss their favorite battery charging strategies. Plus some bonuses and tangents, because they know you love those!

MGG 508: Lightning Cable Longevity, Gmail Replacements & More

5:16 PM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave's considering leaving Gmail and he and John discuss options. They also talk about Lightning cable longevity and what to do to protect yours (hint: have extras when you travel!). Then it's on to answering your questions and sharing your tips. Topics include enabling FileVault on all your drives, changing audio devices, drive longevity stats and more. Enjoy!

MGG 507: Blow It Out To Cool It Off

11:51 AM, Jun. 22nd, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Got dust? You've probably got heat, too. Your favorite geeks – and fellow listeners – have your advice for you. How about managing a NAS drive and keeping your data in the right place? What about the disks themselves? How about some general tips for running about in the Terminal? Traveling and want to bring good-sounding tunes with you? All this and more in today's show!