Where Did iTunes Match go for non-Apple Music Subscribers?

4:58 PM, Aug. 31st, 2015 · · MGG Answers

Listener Matt is a long-time iTunes Match subscriber, but not (yet?) signed up for Apple Music. However, now that Apple Music is an option he can no longer find where to enable iTunes Match. No worries, it's not gone, just hidden in the Preferences bundled with a new feature under a new name: iCloud Music Library.

Why the Older, Slower 3G Network is Sometimes Better Than 4G

10:00 AM, Aug. 27th, 2015 · · MGG Answers

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All of those cellular company commercials tell us that 4G is amazing, fast, and the best thing since sliced bread. So why would you ever want to use 3G on a 4G phone? Read on to find out why Mac Geek Gab listener Andrew suggests this seemingly nonsensical advice, and why John and Dave agree with him.

How to Test the Speed of Your Home Network with Iperf

8:30 AM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · · MGG Answers

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We live in an increasingly wireless world, leading Mac Geek Gab hosts Dave and John to frequently talk about wireless networks, routers, and 802.11-everything. But how do your two favorite geeks know how fast these devices and networks are? More importantly, how can you determine the speed of your own network and router? Read on to learn about a quick and easy way to perform network speed testing at home.

4 Wi-Fi Tips from Former Apple Wi-Fi Engineer

10:49 AM, Jul. 10th, 2014 · · MGG Answers

Alf Watt, former Apple Wi-Fi engineer and creator of iStumbler, joined us on this week's Mac Geek Gab 509 to talk all things Wi-Fi. The episode contains a bunch of juicy Wi-Fi tips and I highly recommend you give it a listen, but we figured we'd take a few of our favorite tips and list them here for you.

How to Solve Your iPhoto Auto Launch Issues by Checking Your Preference Files

8:35 AM, Feb. 27th, 2014 · · MGG Answers

Mac Geek Gab listener Julie loves how iPhoto automatically opens when she connects her iPhone to her Mac, allowing her to quickly import and enjoy her latest photos. But lately something has gone wrong, and the Image Capture app opens instead of iPhoto, even though she triple-checked that iPhoto is configured to launch when a camera is connected. We explain how her problems may be the result of a bad preference file, and show Julie how to fix it.

How to Add a Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme to an Existing Network with Bridge Mode

8:45 AM, Feb. 25th, 2014 · · MGG Answers

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Mac Geek Gab listener James is replacing his existing Apple Time Capsule with a series of non-Apple routers, but he'd still like to keep the Time Capsule in his home network in order to back up his Macs. We explain how to integrate an Apple Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme into an existing network without causing complications with his new networking gear.

How to Use Target Disk Mode to Boot From Another Mac’s Hard Drive

8:25 AM, Oct. 24th, 2013 · · MGG Answers

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Mac Geek Gab listener Ken wants to set up and control a Mac mini without having to use a dedicated monitor, mouse, and keyboard. We'll show him how Target Disk Mode, a longtime Mac feature, can let him boot the Mac mini using just his MacBook Pro and a data cable.

How and Why to Defragment Your Mac’s Hard Drive

8:45 AM, Oct. 21st, 2013 · · MGG Answers

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Mac Geek Gab listener Stephen wants to defragment his Mac’s hard drive to regain lost performance. We explain how the process works and recommend some tools and methods to help him get the job done.