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.
Joe’s mailboxes in Apple Mail need rebuilding, but with hundreds of mailboxes to go through, rebuilding them one-by-one will take too much time. We show Joe two methods for rebuilding everything all at once, so he can save time and get back to work.
John upgraded to Lion but didn’t save his installer file. Now he’s got no installer and no backup bootable image. We’ll show him the quick and easy way to recover his Lion installer and create his own backup installation media.
Have an older iPhone or iPod touch that you don’t plan to upgrade to iOS 5? Don’t be stuck without your data; Mac Geek Gab Listener Bob sends in a great tip on how to get iCloud Contacts and Calendars to sync with non-iCloud iOS devices.
Lauren had to perform a clean install of OS X but the only copy of her Address Book data is in her old Time Machine backup. We show her how to extract and restore that information and bring her Address Book contacts back from the dead.
Barry upgraded to Lion but can’t find a way to sort his email with the new layout. We show him how decipher Apple’s changes to the application and get back to sorting messages his way.
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