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.
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.
Mac Geek Gab listener Adam used several Apple IDs over the years to purchase his iOS apps. Now it’s time to update those apps but he can’t remember which Apple ID he used. We show him how to find out.
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.
Listener Paul wants to use Instacast to download Mac Geek Gab Premium episodes on the go. We show him how to set it up so that he can get his Mac Geek Gab fix from anywhere!
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.
Irv accesses his email on several different devices and via a web client, but when he deletes an email on one device, it remains on all the others. We explain what’s going on and help Irv get the right email account set up so that he only has to delete a message once.
Barry has no need for the Birthdays calendar found in iOS and in iCal on the Mac. While there’s no way to delete the Calendar, we show him how to hide it for good.
Mac Geek Gab listener Bill downloads lots of podcasts daily. He sometimes interrupts or cancels a download in progress. We explain that iTunes doesn’t delete those partially-downloaded files and show Bill how to clean them up himself.
Larry sets his Mac to sleep when he leaves, but when he returns, the system is stuck in an unresponsive state. We show him some troubleshooting techniques for solving the problem so that he can get back to work and not be forced to put his Mac to sleep…permanently.
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