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MGG 556: Blowing Dust and Perma-Verbose Mode

7:19 PM, Jun. 7th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Recording hours before the WWDC 2015 keynote, John and Dave answer your questions, as per usual! How do you detect and deal with duplicate files? What about a failing hard drive with some important data? What's the right – and wrong – way to clean dust out of your Mac? And have you ever wanted to enable perma-verbose mode? Find out all this and more on today's Mac Geek Gab!

MGG 553: Swiftly Solving Shrinking Storage

7:17 PM, May. 19th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Finding what's using your free space, sorting out multi-monitor setups with Thunderbolt, long-term SSD reliability confusion and adding more USB ports to your Mac are just a few of the topics that Dave and John cover in this week's episode of Mac Geek Gab. Download, press play and enjoy!

MGG 551: Syncing Happens More Ways Than One

12:17 PM, May. 3rd, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

It's spring, and that means more time outdoors for a lot of folks, which means we need Wi-Fi. Your geeks talk about various outdoor Wi-Fi solutions, including some long range stuff that won't break the bank! Other questions answered include iCloud Drive vs. Dropbox, iCloud Family Sharing, managing multiple Photos libraries and mixing two channels of audio into one for your web conferences.

MGG 550: Photos Isn’t Always Easy

12:04 PM, Apr. 26th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

You have questions about Apple's new Photos app and John and Dave have your answers. The answers are not always easy and not always exactly what you want, but your two favorite geeks will get you there as smoothly as possible. Also some fun (and geeky!) discussion of typing filenames (with spaces, no less) from the Terminal, as well as dealing with pesky WiFi signup screens when traveling. Oh, and Dave got his Apple Watch, too. All this and more!