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.

Why Email Deletions Don’t Sync Between Devices

4:16 PM, Dec. 13th, 2011 · · MGG Answers


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.

How to Clean Up Partially-Downloaded iTunes Content

5:52 PM, Nov. 29th, 2011 · · MGG Answers

<p>Clean Up Partially-Downloaded iTunes Content</p>

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.

How to Troubleshoot a Mac That Won’t Wake From Sleep

5:14 PM, Nov. 21st, 2011 · · MGG Answers

<p>Sleepy Mac</p>

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.