How to Monitor Your Mac’s Time Machine Backups with Terminal

10:52 AM, Oct. 5th, 2012 · · MGG Answers

Like many Mac users, Mac Geek Gab listener Chris uses Time Machine to back up his Mac's data. Because this is such a crucial and important task, Chris always wants to know if and when the last backup completed successfully. We'll show him two methods for keeping an eye on his Time Machine backups.

How to Locally Back Up Documents Stored on iCloud

4:30 PM, Aug. 20th, 2012 · · MGG Answers

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Mac Geek Gab listener Joel just upgraded to Mountain Lion and likes the new ability to store and sync documents in iCloud. Like any good Mac user, however, Joel is concerned about backups and wants to make sure those iCloud documents are safe. We explain how iCloud handles documents and explain how most users with local backups may already be backing up their iCloud data without even knowing it.

How to Change the Default Duration of New iCal Events

3:34 AM, Jul. 17th, 2012 · · MGG Answers

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Mac Geek Gab listener Karl likes iCal’s month view but isn’t a fan of Apple’s decision to default all new month view events to an “all-day” or 8-hour duration. We show him some workarounds and solutions to creating events with shorter, more applicable durations.

How to Troubleshoot Connection Issues on Public Wi-Fi Networks

11:35 AM, May. 22nd, 2012 · · MGG Answers

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All that Mac Geek Gab listener Larry wanted was to connect to an airport’s free Wi-Fi while he was waiting for his flight. Unfortunately, his MacBook Pro and the Wi-Fi network didn’t play nice. We show him some tips on how to troubleshoot connection issues on public Wi-Fi networks.

How to Identify & Fix Problems with the Mac App Store

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

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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

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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.