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MGG 490: 5GHz Isn’t Always Faster … But It Usually Is

7:13 PM, Feb. 22nd, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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.

MGG 489: Getting Geeky with Paul Kent about Macworld / iWorld 2014

2:07 PM, Feb. 19th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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.

MGG 488: Cool Stuff Found

7:25 PM, Feb. 16th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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!

MGG 487: A Day In The Life of Two Mac Geeks

12:15 PM, Feb. 9th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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!

MGG 486: Touch Download And Enjoy This Super Bowl O’ Great Mac Tips

11:44 AM, Feb. 2nd, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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.

MGG 485: Jim Tanous Talks Movie Ripping and Management

2:56 PM, Jan. 27th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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!

MGG 483: Sometimes Your Mac Lies to You

7:30 PM, Jan. 12th, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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!

MGG 482: A Herculean Effort by Your Two Favorite Geeks

11:15 AM, Jan. 3rd, 2014 · John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave kick off the new year a little early, just before Dave braves the snow and heads to the airport to (hopefully) fly out to Vegas for NMX and CES. Today your geeks do what they do best, answering your questions and solving your problems. Have a question? Send 'em a note and they'll answer it for you, too.