Mac Geek Gab Podcast
Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to discuss things of interest to Mac geeks, yet present them in a way that's both entertaining and informative for the average listener.

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MGG 563: Troubleshooting is a Process ... and So is Ranting About the Cloud 7:19 PM, Jul. 26th, 2015

Today it's all about troubleshooting -- and helping you do so. Plus your two favorite geeks teach you some things you didn't know your Mac…


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Podcast Archives

  1. Dec. 29th, 2014 MGG 533: Schrödinger’s Boson

    For this last show of the year Dave and John talk about Dave's iMac repair (it was the graphics card, but took a lot to get there, and Dave benefitted nicely!), then a tip for scanning WiFi networks on your standard (non-jailbroken) iPhone, how to create iTunes Extras, Aperture to Lightroom migration techniques and lots more. Download and enjoy today!

  2. Dec. 21st, 2014 MGG 532: Blowin’ Up The Spammers!

    Yep, another one of Dave's iMacs is having boot problems. It's mayhem! That's OK, he and John talk through possible resolution and also when not to assume you know the answer (hint: always!). Then it's on to maintaining your iTunes accounts, finding (and removing) any adware, and an unpublished solution to Yosemite's incrementing hostname issue. All this and more. Download today and enjoy!

  3. Dec. 15th, 2014 MGG 531: Dual Networks, Wi-Fi Jitters, Boot Failures & More

    Boot failures abound, system fonts go FUBAR, and Wi-Fi has the jitters. Never fear, John and Dave are here to help and talk through all this and more. Join your two favorite geeks for this special, Monday edition of Mac Geek Gab.

  4. Dec. 7th, 2014 MGG 530: Chasing Those Pesky Incrementing Hostnames

    Eliminating Yosemite's Incrementing computer names, the real skinny on Yosemite and third-party SSDs, which codecs to use for creating your own streamable movies, advice on clean-installing and much, much more keep your geeks busy throughout this week's Mac Geek Gab episode. Download, press play and enjoy!

  5. Nov. 30th, 2014 MGG 529: Baby, It’s Cool Stuff Found Outside

    Dave's fresh off of a cruise ship (RC's Oasis of the Seas) and he and John have a pile of Cool Stuff Found for you today. Let's see how much your two favorite geeks can rock this boat!

  6. Nov. 16th, 2014 MGG 528: Everything’s Broken (and Your Geeks Fix It)

    Third party DNS risks, Yosemite email issues, Comcast's hotspot concerns and managing large Dropboxes on systems with smaller SSDs are just the tip of this week's Mac Geek Gab iceberg. Download, press play, and enjoy!

  7. Nov. 9th, 2014 MGG 527: It’s Hard to be Offensive When You’re a Geek

    Dave's back from MacTech, the studio iMac has a new power supply, and he and John are rocking and rolling at full strength! Topics covered include learning how to manually upload to iCloud Photo Library, cleaning up your SMTP Servers in Mail, sorting out where all those "remembered" wireless networks come from and more (LOTS more!). Download and enjoy!

  8. Nov. 2nd, 2014 MGG 526: Neutrons Have Their Own Dance

    Yosemite is a new OS, and with that comes oddities. Thankfully your two favorite geeks are here to help. Mail issues are plaguing many listeners and John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton talk you through how to keep things running as clean as possible, even cleaning up Mail behind the scenes. Then it's on to custom FaceTime ringtones, how to manage the battery on a spare iPhone and much, much more. Download today and enjoy!

  9. Oct. 26th, 2014 MGG 525: Wi-Fi Isn’t Always Friendly ... Or Consistent

    Yet another crazy week for Apple users. Apple Pay launched, iOS 8.1 was released, all kinds of new stuff came out. John and Dave talk through all of this as well as answering your questions about managing text, restoring documents to the FInder, seeing details about Time Machine and more. Download today and enjoy!

  10. Oct. 19th, 2014 MGG 524: Cool Stuff Found & Yosemite Notes

    John and Dave have been attending all sorts of press events lately, collecting and researching for Cool Stuff Found. That combined with everything sent in by you and fellow listeners makes for a pretty fun list! Plus, Yosemite went live this week and your geeks are here to get you started down the path, too!