How to Identify & Fix Problems with the Mac App Store

4:51 PM, Jan. 30th, 2012 · · MGG Answers


Mac Geek Gab listener Ric upgraded his Mac to Lion but now finds that the Mac App Store won’t update properly. We show him where to find the corrupted preference files that are causing him trouble so that he can get back to installing and updating his apps!

How to Control Lock Screen Messaging Notifications in iOS 5

6:12 PM, Jan. 23rd, 2012 · · MGG Answers


Mac Geek Gab listener Mica loves his new iPhone 4S and iOS 5’s notification center. But he doesn’t want his incoming text messages to be previewed on his iPhone’s lock screen for all to see. We show him how to manage his Notification Center settings to keep his text messages private and secure.

Increase DVD Ripping Speed by Removing “Riplock”

4:00 PM, Jan. 17th, 2012 · · MGG Answers


Darren just bought a new iMac but can’t figure out why it rips and encodes DVDs slower than his three-year-old MacBook Pro. We explain the annoying “feature” called Riplock and show him how to remove it so that he can take full advantage of his new Mac’s increased processing power.

How to Disable Lion’s Resume Feature for Terminal

5:00 PM, Jan. 11th, 2012 · · MGG Answers

<p>OS X Lion’s Resume Feature</p>

Mac Geek Gab listener Joe just upgraded to Lion, but now he’s having déjà vu: every time he opens the Terminal application he sees the commands and history of his previous session. We explain why this is happening and, more importantly, how to stop it.

How to Remove Specific Items from a Time Machine Backup

3:06 PM, Dec. 19th, 2011 · · MGG Answers


Listener David worked on a client project and those files got backed up with Time Machine. Now that the project is over, he wants to remove those files from his backup archive. We show David how to surgically remove certain files and folders from his Time Machine Backup.

How to Keep Applications Running in OS X

4:23 PM, Dec. 15th, 2011 · · MGG Answers


Michael uses a great tool called iRed to control his Mac with his iPhone. Unfortunately, some programs occassionally crash, leaving Michael without the ability to control his Mac. We show him how to use a third-party tool, coupled with some built-in OS X magic, to keep any application up and running.