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 603: Pronunciation, Rants and The Joy of a Smaller Phone 12:15 PM, May. 1st, 2016

Sound is a funny thing, so are pronunciations and ringtones, and yet your two favorite geeks have some great tips for you about both of…


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  1. May. 1st, 2016 MGG 603: Pronunciation, Rants and The Joy of a Smaller Phone

    Sound is a funny thing, so are pronunciations and ringtones, and yet your two favorite geeks have some great tips for you about both of those. Need to replace the Finder? Need to diagnose a malfunctioning port on your Mac? How about restoring your magically disappearing printers? Your geeks have you covered there, too. Plus, Dave talks about his experience with an iPhone SE. All of this and more for you today on MGG!

  2. Apr. 24th, 2016 MGG 602: If You Could See What These Eyes Have Seen

    Several of your fellow listeners are ingenious folks, having come up with some clever solutions to tricky problems. Join Dave & John as we all learn how to backup and restore your OS X text substitution preferences, use AirFoil to cusomitze your Mac's audio, restore Snow Leopard's zoom and scroll functionality to El Capitan, fix a wet iPhone 6s and more. The show is chock full today, and you're all to thank for it. Plus, Dave and John answer your questions, too!

  3. Apr. 17th, 2016 MGG 601: Cool Stuff Found & Your Questions Answered

    BUBM, Yurbuds, ME05, MM1 QODE, Fastfari and more are not just random characters we typed into this field, they're names of just a few of the products included in this week's Cool Stuff Found segment! Then it's on to your questions about publishing FlickR photo albums, using iCloud on the web from your iPad, Saving space with better versioning and more!

  4. Apr. 10th, 2016 MGG 600: Dave & John’s Crystal Balls

    600 Episodes and (almost) 11 years of podcasting hasn't stopped John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton from answering your questions and solving your problems. That continues with this episode, sharing tips about iCloud login issues, answering questions about Double NAT, Fusion Drives, and downloading iTunes purchases. They help manage your backups and sort out your default mail. And THEN they peer into their crystal balls for the future, just for fun.

  5. Apr. 3rd, 2016 MGG 599: Your Two Favorite Geeks, Caffeinated

    The OS X 10.11.4 update breaks some things for folks, Photos storage is a concern to more than a few listeners, and a little more about wireless networks to round out last week's discussion. All that plus tips about making sure your Finder windows are where you think they are and learning how to use Activity Monitor to see what your apps are doing right now. Download and enjoy!

  6. Mar. 28th, 2016 MGG 598: Cool Stuff Found and Wi-Fi Geekiness

    2016 is the Year of the Router (as crowned by John and Dave), and this week's episode includes some discussion about exactly how to choose the best router for your setup... especially if you're a geek. Bluetooth devices, too, are ubiquitous among us, and a few listeners are having trouble with theirs so John and Dave take to the mailbag to answer those questions, too. Plus, the entire episode begins with Cool Stuff Found. It's guaranteed to be entertaining and informative from beginning to end. That's infotainment, folks!

  7. Mar. 21st, 2016 MGG 597: Why 8068 Is (Now) The Worst 4-Digit PIN

    Some great tips to start off here, including learning that cut and paste is possible in Finder. We also learn what Time Machine excludes natively, and what the most and least popular 4-digit PINs are. Plus, Apple had an event earlier today ... Dave and John had an event right after it, Mac Geek Gab 597. Hear what they have to say about Apple's day, too!

  8. Mar. 13th, 2016 MGG 596: Taking a SIP from Apple’s Fountain

    What is it you've been saving your fourth finger for? John and Dave share a tip with the answer. Lots of tips today, in fact, including more about pasting plain text, finding SSD firmware updates, a NEW tip for deleting pesky files and much, much more. Download and enjoy!

  9. Mar. 6th, 2016 MGG 595: Mike’s Dirty Sandbox

    The apps you choose to run on your MacBook can have a significant impact on your battery life; learn which ones pass John and Dave's muster. Then learn what they have to say about listeners' questions about a dirty Mail sandbox, router recommendations, firewalls and more. Cool Stuff Found starts the episode, too, folks!

  10. Feb. 28th, 2016 MGG 594: Ghosts in the iMachine

    Granular volume adjustmets, recovering deleted files from the cloud and advanced dragging from your menu bar are just the three Quick Tips that start this episode! Then it's on to a few Geek Challenges (do YOU know how to strip formatting from text on iOS?) and a few regular questions. MGG always promises to entertain and inform. Do you like either of those things? If so, download and press play!