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 521: Crash Reports (and Hovercrafts) are Full of Eels 12:07 PM, Sep. 28th, 2014

Dave's got both an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus, so he and John discuss that, but then it moves quickly on to your…


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  1. Jul. 20th, 2014 MGG 511: Geeky Tangents Are Good!

    Searching Gmail from the iOS Mail app usually fails, and the guys tackle that for you. Did you know that Keynote files often store extra stuff you don't need? Listen and learn how to get rid of that. Then it's on to a discussion about guest networks on your AirPort base station. Want to learn about modifying the Finder's "Open With" menu. Geeks to the rescue. Join John and Dave as they answer all these issues and more. It's a blast!

  2. Jul. 13th, 2014 MGG 510: Talking To Your Technology While You Travel

    It's summertime (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway) and that means lots of travel. It also means some really interesting travel-related technology problems to solve. Listen to John and Dave as they did into solving issues with streaming movies from your house to your favorite travel destination... or to a mobile destination if that's your preferred way to roll. Dave digs in a bit to the specific USB speeds of Thunderbolt docks, and the boys discuss their favorite battery charging strategies. Plus some bonuses and tangents, because they know you love those!

  3. Jul. 8th, 2014 MGG 509: WiFi Answers with Wi-Fi Guru Alf Watt of iStumbler

    Alf Watt, developer of iStumbler and also formerly of Apple's Wi-Fi group, joins John and Dave today to answer all of your (and their!) Wi-Fi concerns. Join these three geeks to absorb all the Wi-Fi knowledge you can. Download, press play and enjoy!

  4. Jun. 30th, 2014 MGG 508: Lightning Cable Longevity, Gmail Replacements & More

    Dave's considering leaving Gmail and he and John discuss options. They also talk about Lightning cable longevity and what to do to protect yours (hint: have extras when you travel!). Then it's on to answering your questions and sharing your tips. Topics include enabling FileVault on all your drives, changing audio devices, drive longevity stats and more. Enjoy!

  5. Jun. 22nd, 2014 MGG 507: Blow It Out To Cool It Off

    Got dust? You've probably got heat, too. Your favorite geeks - and fellow listeners - have your advice for you. How about managing a NAS drive and keeping your data in the right place? What about the disks themselves? How about some general tips for running about in the Terminal? Traveling and want to bring good-sounding tunes with you? All this and more in today's show!

  6. Jun. 16th, 2014 MGG 506: Nine Years, Two Geeks and Hundreds Of Thousands of Listeners

    This past Friday marks 9 years of Mac Geek Gab, and your two favorite geeks are at it and stronger than ever. Download and/or press "Play" on today's show to hear some great listener-submitted tips about managing Finder settings, installing Yosemite beta, podcast management and more. Then your geeks answer listener questions, including a great segment on managing disk space, both inside iTunes and beyond. Also the great question is answered, "What are the true benefits of private cloud?" Don't miss it!

  7. Jun. 9th, 2014 MGG 505: WWDC Dissected - What it Means For Users

    You've heard about the WWDC keynote, but you haven't heard a deep dive from the sessions yet. This year Apple loosened up the NDA such that attendees to the sessions can talk a little bit more detail than they could in the past. Dave was at most of those sessions, and he and John will deep dive into a few topics from there and, more importantly, how you, as a user, will be impacted by the changes now afforded to developers. After that, of course, it's time to answer your questions, and they piled up quite high over the past…

  8. May. 30th, 2014 MGG 504: Cool Stuff Found on Friday!

    Giftttdy, Desktopper, Sips, Packet Peeper, HWMonitors, Threema. What do they have in common? Well, they're all Cool Stuff Found, of course, and your two favorite geeks talk through these and a lot more! Download, press play, and enjoy!

  9. May. 25th, 2014 MGG 503: Don’t Panic ... and Don’t Get Caught!

    John and Dave wrap up the weekend by first talking about another great upgrade you can add to your few-year-old Mac: a Thunderbolt Dock. Your two favorite geeks have reviewed a few options available and will talk through them for you. Then it's on to your questions. Having podcast management issues? Need to import movies into Aperture? Want to know how to easily store data on the network? John and Dave are here for you. All that and more, just download and press play.

  10. May. 19th, 2014 MGG 502: Teri, Terry, Larry & More!

    Dave and John come out of the weekend with a great show for you today to kick off your week. Some quick follow-ups to clarify a few lingering SSD questions and then it's off to the races answering your questions and solving your problems. If you've been using iTunes for a few years you might have some clean-up needs like listener Teri, so your two favorite geeks talk through that. Then a few things about cleaning up Mail and its rules; holiday calendar management, mixed-mode WiFi concerns and quiet audio round it out... with the exception of your favorite: the…