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 537: The Moral to the Story is Never Fun 12:28 PM, Jan. 25th, 2015

Thunderbolt booting, repair pricing/strategies, unreliable Apple TV connections, Skype microphone recommendations and monitors that make your Mac crash. All of this and more in this…

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  1. Aug. 4th, 2008 Mac Geek Gab #162: Cool Stuff Found, Hidden Accounts, MobileMe, iDisk and More

    The show today starts with John and Dave talking through Cool Stuff Found: that's Stuff from them AND from you, and there's some great tidbits in here. Then the conversation turns to revisiting hidden login issues from last week, as well as some MobileMe and iDisk sync explanations. Chock full of great info, you'll enjoy this episode!

  2. Jul. 28th, 2008 Mac Geek Gab #161: Unlearning Spelling, Cache Sizes, Bypassing Password Security, and Haikus

    John and Dave dig into topics decided by YOU, the loyal listener. Discussions include bypassing login passwords, quickly restoring a Mac to its pristine software state, UPSs and power strips, and taming Mac OS X's spellchecker. Download now and tell a friend. BOTH are free!

  3. Jul. 21st, 2008 Mac Geek Gab #160: Digging into MobileMe, UPSs, Audio Outputs and Listener Tips

    Using multiple audio jacks, understanding the nuances of multiple users using MobileMe, backing up without Time Machine, the benefits of Apple Service Professionals, and a DHL warning are all part of this week's Mac Geek Gab. Subscribe today -- it's free!

  4. Jul. 14th, 2008 Mac Geek Gab #159: MobileMe, Battery Backups, iPhone 3G, and Tales of Woe

    MobileMe's out, so Dave and John will discuss what's different (and what's the same). Plus it's summer season in the USA, and that means thunderstorms for a lot of folks, so protecting yourself against lightening is another topic. Listener questions and tips round out the show and, oh yeah, Dave went and got an iPhone 3G, so he talks about that, too!

  5. Jun. 30th, 2008 Mac Geek Gab #158: Bad RAM, iSights, Drive Speeds, and Startup Shortcuts

    Before heading off on vacation next week, Dave joins John for an all-out Geek fest, discussing what to do about bad RAM, bad hard drives, how to find speed bottlenecks, and more. Plus, listeners share tips on iSights, batteries, finding files, and a great startup shortcuts printout!

  6. Jun. 23rd, 2008 Mac Geek Gab #157: Startup Secrets, Terminal Tricks, Battery Woes, and Services Menu

    John and Dave talk about bandwidth, Mac OS X's services menu, directories in the Terminal, scheduling reboots and more.

  7. Jun. 17th, 2008 Mac Geek Gab #156: Tips for Parallels, Time Machine, WiFi, Reinstalls and More

    Back from WWDC, Dave and John are in the thick of the action this week, with listener tips, questions, hints, and tricks about all things Mac. Come on in, subscribe (it's free!) and enjoy!

  8. Jun. 9th, 2008 Mac Geek Gab #155: WWDC, Kindle, Screen Sharing, and Windows

    Dave's out at WWDC, John's manning the fort, and they have made the bandwidth stars align to bring you this special edition of the Mac Geek Gab. This week, of course, your two favorite geeks discuss all that happened this morning at WWDC, plus Dave's traveling with a Kindle, so there's that, too. Additional reader questions and tips are provided, rounding out this fantastic episode.

  9. Jun. 2nd, 2008 Mac Geek Gab #154: Signal Strength, Screen Sharing, Drive Cleaning, and IE on Mac

    Answers to your Mac questions and tips and advice from listeners and your two favorite Geeks alike, Mac Geek Gab 154 is in the wild! Topics covered include wireless signal strength, utilities to comb your hard drive clean, running IE on your Mac without Windows, and more.

  10. May. 19th, 2008 Mac Geek Gab #153: Cleaning Your Mac, Listener Tips, and Questions Galore

    John and Dave are fresh back from a virtual trip to Chicago, and now coming to you with tips about cleaning your Mac, listener answers to previous questions, and some new topics for everyone to chew on, including a Geek Challenge!