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 528: Everything’s Broken (and Your Geeks Fix It) 12:25 PM, Nov. 16th, 2014

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…


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Podcast Archives

  1. Apr. 21st, 2014 MGG 498: Encryption for Everyone, Choosing Wi-Fi Channels & More

    John and Dave kick off the week with a Monday show (after kicking back all weekend) and start with what they do best: answering your questions and sharing your tips. Today they dig into which encryption makes sense for you, some tips on copying/pasting and learning about your Mac; wrangling Time Machine under control, and more. Download today and enjoy!

  2. Apr. 13th, 2014 MGG 497: How To Be a Consultant & Cool Stuff Found

    John and Dave kick off this Sunday's show with a discussion about upgrading your older Macs with SSDs, the first in a series about the topic. Then it's onto sharing advice from your two favorite geeks and your fellow listeners about being a computer consultant in today's world, helping other folks with their computers and technology. Finally, it's the fan favorite: Cool Stuff Found. LOTS here to enjoy. Download now, prepare yourself, and press play!

  3. Apr. 6th, 2014 MGG 496: Beware When Sharing the Bus

    John and Dave are back from Macworld with lots of things to report on for you. And, of course, they have your questions to answer, as those piled up while they were away, too. Your two favorite geeks are busy this week, and you've got a front row seat. Download, press play, and enjoy!

  4. Mar. 28th, 2014 MGG 495: Three Geeks Caught on The Show Floor of Macworld/iWorld

    Dave and John ... and Pilot Pete ... appear live in public together for the first time to record Mac Geek Gab 495 on stage at Macworld/iWorld 2014. They play a little "Stump the Geeks" with the crowd, they go through some of their favorite Cool Stuff Found from the show floor, and they also give Mavericks a 6th month report card. All this and more... for free! Just download and enjoy.

  5. Mar. 21st, 2014 MGG 494: Webcam Tweaks, iTunes Clean-up, Using Mics with iOS & More!

    John and Dave come to you on Friday this week, just to get ahead of their Macworld/iWorld travels for next week. This show sees your favorite geeks answering questions about optimizing your webcam, fixing iTunes messes, plugging a mic into an iPad, and more! Download today (it's free!) and enjoy.

  6. Mar. 16th, 2014 MGG 493: Finder Tips, Display Tips, Syncing Solutions & More!

    Dave and John blast off on Sunday morning with a few quick tips and answers, including changing the Finder's default search (to what it should be), setting your Mac's default display, correcting drifting time, and more. Then It's a few questions about automating iTunes and dealing with overlapping WiFi channels. Good, geeky fun for you!

  7. Mar. 9th, 2014 MGG 492: Sunday Morning Sleep-Deprived Geek Jam

    John and Dave started their Sunday morning recording this show for you. When do you listen? Anytime you like, that's when! In fact, come and post in the comments here and tell us when you listen. Inquiring minds want to know!

  8. Mar. 2nd, 2014 MGG 491: Don’t Forget to Purge

    Dave and John wrangle your messages out of their overflowing mailbag to bring you this, today's show. Topics include some creative ways to purge messages, some creative (and hidden!) ways to purge RAM, skipping mounting your external volumes at login ... and more!

  9. Feb. 22nd, 2014 MGG 490: 5GHz Isn’t Always Faster … But It Usually Is

    John and Dave come off the heels of a Cool Stuff Found show (and an interview show!) to get back to answering your questions. First, though, are the results of a bit of testing John and Dave did where they learned some interesting things about the way 5GHz networks perform on first-generation Time Capsules. Then it's onto your questions about email addresses, Time Machine backups and a free VPN for you to use.

  10. Feb. 19th, 2014 MGG 489: Getting Geeky with Paul Kent about Macworld / iWorld 2014

    Your two geeks are joined by long-time Mac Geek Gab friend, Paul Kent, to talk all about the upcoming Macworld / iWorld 2014 show. Learn how the conference will focus on - and teach you about - the future of technology, iBeacons, Passbook, Bitcoins and, of course, all things Apple and Mac. Plus Dave and John go impromptu at the end to solve John's Google+ issues. All good, all free, all for you.