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MGG 586: What Happens in Vegas… is The Pentium Episode

1:02 PM, Jan. 4th, 2016 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave are in Las Vegas together for CES and ... for the first time in a long time ... recorded Mac Geek Gab together in the same room. See just how well that works while they answer your questions, share advice and share some fantastic quick tips. Definitely one for the record books, folks. See what happens in Vegas!

MGG 585: It’s Better to be Lucky Than Good

12:17 PM, Dec. 27th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

A failed hard drive can teach us some lessons and listener Jon helps us with a few of those. Some tips about printer drivers and the iOS-related lockdown folder follow and then it's time to talk TiVo BOLT. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun have been long-time TiVo users and TiVo's latest offerings add some new features as well as some confusion your two favorite geeks talk through. Then it's onto Cool Stuff Found for some post-holiday bliss. Add a Geek Challenge to the mix and you've got yourself a fully-stocked episode!

MGG 584: It’s Saturday and I’m Still Looking For My Stapler

12:55 PM, Dec. 19th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Today's show includes a new segment: Quick Tips! Those simple things that we all do without thinking about it can really help others do the same, so we've started sharing. In addition to that, today's discussion includes Keychain First Aid in 10.11.2, a fix for Office365 locking up Mail.app, upgrade advice, backup solutions and some geeky tips. Definitely enough here to get you through the holidays!

MGG 582: Time Capsule, Thunderbolt, Troubleshooting & Things Beginning with T

5:03 PM, Dec. 7th, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Some notes from Apple techs about iPhone Flat Rate repair and Finder default window positions are shared, then it's on to a quick discussion about why it's good El Capitan doesn't allow you to repair permissions... and when you would need to anyway! Thunderbolt, USB3, Network troubleshooting, external drive backups and Cool Stuff Found round out this week's show!

MGG 580: The Magic of Instant On

12:25 PM, Nov. 22nd, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave take you through managing your media perfectly for your new – and old – Apple TV, including using a NAS to store it all if you like. Then it's some tips about speeding up Time Machine, speeding up App Store downloads, converting movies and sound issues. Pepper in some additional questions and listener Cool Stuff Found and you've got a full show!

MGG 577: Never Mind the Squirrel

7:27 PM, Nov. 1st, 2015 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Surviving Halloween yet again, your two favorite chocolate-fueled geeks set off on yet another episode of helping you solve your problems and learn new stuff! Deleting El Capitan's SystemMigration folder is covered, as is fixing its Wi-Fi. Mystery disk usage is solved, duplicate apps are crushed and Dave is finally able to share his full thoughts on the brand new Sonos PLAY:5. All of this and more!