There is now a dizzying array of power adapters, wattages, Magsafe connectors (original and version 2) and connector types ("L" and "T" shapes) that go with each MacBook Air and Pro model. John Martellaro helps sort it all out.
Modern Macs have a built-in diagnostic test that can be used to help troubleshoot a hardware problem. The technology has changed over the years, and the procedure is determined by how old your Mac is. John Martellaro has the details.
If you're already using iOS Reminders to keep track of phone calls, now you can save some steps in actually making those calls. The future is now!
Usually the App Stores on iOS devices work just fine, but sometimes you can run into trouble. Kelly has a few tips to try before you take it in to the Apple Store.
If you happen to be faced with a package (.pkg) or meta-package (.mpkg) file and want to inspect its contents before you initiate an install, there's a nifty OS X utility that can dump out the files contained inside for your inspection.
If you have an iPad/iPhone/iPod without an iCloud account, it won't do much. If you need to put it on its own account, there's an easy way to set it up with a minimum of hassle.
As Mac Geek Gab listeners will know, we've recently altered our workflow and begun experimenting with using Evernote to prep and share agenda items for the podcast. One of the most common things for us to do is share the PDFs of each listener's question (often with our answers) and Evernote seemed like a perfect system for this. Automating the saving, naming and syncing of this process required some very simple AppleScript, and we'll show you how it's done.
Running up a large tab making your home smart? Juan Collao shows you how to decide between smartswitches for your lights and timer switches.
Home automation sounds really intimidating when you hear Kelly talk about hubs and horrible user experiences and compatibility concerns. Luckily there are three easy ways you can try a little bit of automation yourself without having to spend a lot of time learning new tech. Kelly has three examples of easy ways to set up cool automation in your house with a minimum of muss and fuss.
Extensions have made a return to your Mac. These aren't the extensions you remember from the olden days of Mac troubleshooting, though. Kelly has the breakdown on what they are and how you can boss them around.
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