60 The Mac Observer's Mac Geek Gab Premium Enhanced feedback@macgeekgab.com (MacGeekGab) ExpressionEngine 2.8.1 http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/features/mac_geek_gab Thu, 26 May 2016 13:22:00 -0400 The Mac Observer: You'll Hear Your Mac News Here From Now On... Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun Two Mac Geeks Share Knowledge With You. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to discuss things of interest to Mac geeks, yet present them in a way that's both entertaining and informative for the average listener. en-us The Mac Observer, Inc. 2016 The Mac Observer's Mac Geek Gab Enhanced http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/features/mac_geek_gab http://www.macobserver.com/imgs/category_images/macgeekgab_logo_sans_Finder_144px.jpg 144 144 Mac Geek Gab Podcast Technology clean The Mac Observer feedback@macgeekgab.com mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver MGG 606: The Palindrome Reviver http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-606 Sun, 22 May 2016 16:50:00 +0000 Logic Pro X, Hackintoshes and ghost calls are a few brand new topics for the show this week. Of course, some of your old favorites are here, too and, yes, OK, we'll talk a little bit about routers again, as well. All that plus a few Cool Stuff Found entries rounds out the show, brought to you by your two favorite geeks.

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MGG 605: Like Oil and Water, iPhones and Key Fobs Don’t Mix http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-605 Sun, 15 May 2016 16:30:00 +0000 iPhones and keyfobs, batteries and USB-C, external Thunderbolt GPUs, the internet of things vs. SSIDs... there's a lot to weigh in on here, folks, and John and Dave give you their thoughts along with those of your fellow listeners. Download and enjoy!

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MGG 604: You’re Only Paranoid If They’re Not Out To Get You http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-604 Mon, 09 May 2016 21:42:00 +0000 Lots of Cool Stuff Found to start the show today, including two different menubar monitor alternatives. Then it's on to Mail. It works well for some, and a few tips are shared. Others have trouble with Mail and some solutions are discussed. All your Mail are belong to YOU, at least for this episode. Then, are you paranoid when you buy a new Mac? Should you be? Find out all this and more in today's episode!

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MGG 603: Pronunciation, Rants and The Joy of a Smaller Phone http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-603 Sun, 01 May 2016 16:15:00 +0000 Sound is a funny thing, so are pronunciations and ringtones, and yet your two favorite geeks have some great tips for you about both of those. Need to replace the Finder? Need to diagnose a malfunctioning port on your Mac? How about restoring your magically disappearing printers? Your geeks have you covered there, too. Plus, Dave talks about his experience with an iPhone SE. All of this and more for you today on MGG!

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MGG 602: If You Could See What These Eyes Have Seen http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-602 Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:19:00 +0000 Several of your fellow listeners are ingenious folks, having come up with some clever solutions to tricky problems. Join Dave & John as we all learn how to backup and restore your OS X text substitution preferences, use AirFoil to cusomitze your Mac's audio, restore Snow Leopard's zoom and scroll functionality to El Capitan, fix a wet iPhone 6s and more. The show is chock full today, and you're all to thank for it. Plus, Dave and John answer your questions, too!

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MGG 601: Cool Stuff Found & Your Questions Answered http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-601 Sun, 17 Apr 2016 16:35:00 +0000 BUBM, Yurbuds, ME05, MM1 QODE, Fastfari and more are not just random characters we typed into this field, they're names of just a few of the products included in this week's Cool Stuff Found segment! Then it's on to your questions about publishing FlickR photo albums, using iCloud on the web from your iPad, Saving space with better versioning and more!

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MGG 600: Dave & John’s Crystal Balls http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-600 Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:39:00 +0000 600 Episodes and (almost) 11 years of podcasting hasn't stopped John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton from answering your questions and solving your problems. That continues with this episode, sharing tips about iCloud login issues, answering questions about Double NAT, Fusion Drives, and downloading iTunes purchases. They help manage your backups and sort out your default mail. And THEN they peer into their crystal balls for the future, just for fun.

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MGG 599: Your Two Favorite Geeks, Caffeinated http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-599 Sun, 03 Apr 2016 17:15:00 +0000 The OS X 10.11.4 update breaks some things for folks, Photos storage is a concern to more than a few listeners, and a little more about wireless networks to round out last week's discussion. All that plus tips about making sure your Finder windows are where you think they are and learning how to use Activity Monitor to see what your apps are doing right now. Download and enjoy!

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MGG 598: Cool Stuff Found and Wi-Fi Geekiness http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-598 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:19:00 +0000 2016 is the Year of the Router (as crowned by John and Dave), and this week's episode includes some discussion about exactly how to choose the best router for your setup... especially if you're a geek. Bluetooth devices, too, are ubiquitous among us, and a few listeners are having trouble with theirs so John and Dave take to the mailbag to answer those questions, too. Plus, the entire episode begins with Cool Stuff Found. It's guaranteed to be entertaining and informative from beginning to end. That's infotainment, folks!

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MGG 597: Why 8068 Is (Now) The Worst 4-Digit PIN http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-597 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0000 Some great tips to start off here, including learning that cut and paste is possible in Finder. We also learn what Time Machine excludes natively, and what the most and least popular 4-digit PINs are. Plus, Apple had an event earlier today ... Dave and John had an event right after it, Mac Geek Gab 597. Hear what they have to say about Apple's day, too!

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MGG 596: Taking a SIP from Apple’s Fountain http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-596 Sun, 13 Mar 2016 23:33:00 +0000 What is it you've been saving your fourth finger for? John and Dave share a tip with the answer. Lots of tips today, in fact, including more about pasting plain text, finding SSD firmware updates, a NEW tip for deleting pesky files and much, much more. Download and enjoy!

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MGG 595: Mike’s Dirty Sandbox http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-595 Sun, 06 Mar 2016 17:14:00 +0000 The apps you choose to run on your MacBook can have a significant impact on your battery life; learn which ones pass John and Dave's muster. Then learn what they have to say about listeners' questions about a dirty Mail sandbox, router recommendations, firewalls and more. Cool Stuff Found starts the episode, too, folks!

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MGG 594: Ghosts in the iMachine http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-594 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:22:00 +0000 Granular volume adjustmets, recovering deleted files from the cloud and advanced dragging from your menu bar are just the three Quick Tips that start this episode! Then it's on to a few Geek Challenges (do YOU know how to strip formatting from text on iOS?) and a few regular questions. MGG always promises to entertain and inform. Do you like either of those things? If so, download and press play!

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MGG 593: Moving Pictures Isn’t Just a Rush Album http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-593 Sun, 21 Feb 2016 17:19:00 +0000 Unresponsive apps explained, Favorites returned to the sidebar, unrelated startup issues that might just be indicative of a larger problem and, yes folks, migrating and sharing your photos on your Mac. Those are just a taste of the topics touched upon in today's episode, and a few Cool Stuff Found entries are there, too.

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MGG 592: Taming Wi-Fi Chaos http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-592 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:51:00 +0000 iTunes spring cleaning, solving Error -43, revisiting Wi-Fi extensions and monitoring .plist files live as they're being written by apps are just a few of the topics that John and Dave discuss and demystify for you today. Join your two favorite geeks as they wrap up the week with this special Friday episode!

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MGG 591: If You Had a JBOD Would You Hold It Against Us? http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/mgg-591 Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:17:00 +0000 JBOD, Airtime Fairness, Quality of Service (QoS), and RAID are just a few of the mysteries your two favorite geeks help you unravel this week. Add to that some answers about resetting pesky OS X passwords and photo storage plus a few Geek Challenges and a cornucopia of Cool Stuff Found and you've got Mac Geek Gab 591. Enjoy!

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MGG 590: This is Why You Listen All The Way Through to The End http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-590 Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:44:00 +0000 QuickTips, including offline dictation on iOS, audio sync with AirPlay and 25 hidden iPhone features. Then your questions are answered, including moving backups from one drive to another, a strangely-starting MacBook, what the best small desktop speakers and what to do with lost+found items. All this and more, just for you!

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MGG 589: You Cannot Defeat Physics http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-589 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:33:00 +0000 Cool Stuff Found dominates the start here, including some travel tips, some iOS support tips, sorting out how iOS chooses its WiFi network, headphones for your eyes and one of your geeks' favorite utilities that is now available for El Capitan. Then it's onto diagnosing Safari CPU usage, Mail inconsistencies and more. Don't worry, Dave's headcold only makes him loopy in a good way for this episode. You'll love it and learn from it!

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MGG 588: ¡No Te Dejes Atrapar! http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-588 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:25:00 +0000 Dave's back from Mexico and he and John are back at it. Some fantastic quick tips today, including some that your two favorite geeks didn't know about both the Mac and the iPhone. New Mac buying advice is on your minds this week, so that topic is covered too, plus some travel tips from Dave round out the show!

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MGG 587: Twas the Twenth of January http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-587 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 17:31:00 +0000 Fresh back from CES, John and Dave share their thoughts and trends about the show. Then it's on to answering your questions with topics including sharing Contacts with iCloud, solving erroneous Safari suggestions, the efficacy of smart chargers, the future of AirPlay and more! Download today, press play and enjoy (all while learning!).

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MGG 586: What Happens in Vegas… is The Pentium Episode http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-586 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:02:00 +0000 John and Dave are in Las Vegas together for CES and ... for the first time in a long time ... recorded Mac Geek Gab together in the same room. See just how well that works while they answer your questions, share advice and share some fantastic quick tips. Definitely one for the record books, folks. See what happens in Vegas!

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MGG 585: It’s Better to be Lucky Than Good http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-585 Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:17:00 +0000 A failed hard drive can teach us some lessons and listener Jon helps us with a few of those. Some tips about printer drivers and the iOS-related lockdown folder follow and then it's time to talk TiVo BOLT. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun have been long-time TiVo users and TiVo's latest offerings add some new features as well as some confusion your two favorite geeks talk through. Then it's onto Cool Stuff Found for some post-holiday bliss. Add a Geek Challenge to the mix and you've got yourself a fully-stocked episode!

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MGG 584: It’s Saturday and I’m Still Looking For My Stapler http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-584 Sat, 19 Dec 2015 17:55:00 +0000 Today's show includes a new segment: Quick Tips! Those simple things that we all do without thinking about it can really help others do the same, so we've started sharing. In addition to that, today's discussion includes Keychain First Aid in 10.11.2, a fix for Office365 locking up Mail.app, upgrade advice, backup solutions and some geeky tips. Definitely enough here to get you through the holidays!

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MGG 583: Curiosity is Awesome… Unless You’re the Cat http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-583 Sun, 13 Dec 2015 16:20:00 +0000 Searching in iPhone Mail, managing Gmail's unable-to-connect errors, DNS configuration, setting up a computer to ignore the Internet (it happens!), virtualization software and audio discussions (including Bluetooth headphone lag on the Mac). Download today and enjoy!

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96:41 tmo_podcasts86621 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 582: Time Capsule, Thunderbolt, Troubleshooting & Things Beginning with T http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-582 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 22:03:00 +0000 Some notes from Apple techs about iPhone Flat Rate repair and Finder default window positions are shared, then it's on to a quick discussion about why it's good El Capitan doesn't allow you to repair permissions... and when you would need to anyway! Thunderbolt, USB3, Network troubleshooting, external drive backups and Cool Stuff Found round out this week's show!

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Sponsor: Carbon Copy Cloner has been helping you create bootable backups of your Mac since 2002. Now with SafetyNet, Carbon Copy Cloner ensures you never lose files during a clone. Use coupon code MGG10OFF to save 10% today.

Sponsor: Drobo: Visit Drobo.com/mgg to learn about the new Drobos and then use coupon code GEEK100 at DroboStore.com to save $100 off of the Drobo Mini, Drobo 5N or 4-bay Drobo (which means the 4-bay Direct-Attached Drobo only costs you $199!).

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80:23 tmo_podcasts86586 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 581: Hints and Allegations for Cyber Monday http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-581 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:26:00 +0000 Restoring lost contacts, signing onto websites with Facebook, cloning drives, troubleshooting external enclosures and learning about the behind-the-scenes of junk mail filtering are just some of the topics discussed by your two favorite geeks today. Download and enjoy!

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MGG 580: The Magic of Instant On http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-580 Sun, 22 Nov 2015 17:25:00 +0000 John and Dave take you through managing your media perfectly for your new – and old – Apple TV, including using a NAS to store it all if you like. Then it's some tips about speeding up Time Machine, speeding up App Store downloads, converting movies and sound issues. Pepper in some additional questions and listener Cool Stuff Found and you've got a full show!

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Sponsor: Drobo: Visit Drobo.com/mgg to learn about the new Drobos and then use coupon code GEEK100 at DroboStore.com to save $100 off of the Drobo Mini, Drobo 5N or 4-bay Drobo (which means the 4-bay Direct-Attached Drobo only costs you $199!).

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94:37 tmo_podcasts86497 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 579: Bluetooth Audio, Calendar Management and Swap Explained http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-579 Sun, 15 Nov 2015 17:27:00 +0000 Junk mail management, Bluetooth audio mysteries, calendar searching, portable speaker solutions and some page-in/page-out clarity are just a scant few of the issues discussed by your two favorite geeks today. That, plus some geek-fueled Cool Stuff Found rounds out the episode (next week is your turn, send 'em in!).

Sponsor: Lynda.com is the place to learn software, creative, and business skills from in-depth and easy-to-follow video tutorials taught by industry experts. And get a 10-day free trial through our special MGG deal by visiting lynda.com/mgg.

Sponsor: Other World Computing provides innovative, high-quality performance upgrades for nearly every Mac, backed by incredible warranties and expert support. Pre-order your Thunderbolt 2 Dock today for just $249.

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63:21 tmo_podcasts86445 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 578: Like Darth Vader, He’s Altering The Deal http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-578 Sun, 08 Nov 2015 18:03:00 +0000 Making your new Apple TV work for you, Migrating iPhoto and Photos libraries, crashing Finders, Terminal tips and making sense of your swap space are the questions your two favorite geeks address and answer for you today. On top of that, some listener-submitted Cool Stuff Found rounds out the show!

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Sponsor: Carbon Copy Cloner has been helping you create bootable backups of your Mac since 2002. Now with SafetyNet, Carbon Copy Cloner ensures you never lose files during a clone. Use coupon code MGG10OFF to save 10% today.

Sponsor: BBEdit: BBEdit is the leading professional-strength HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. A text power tool for everyone!

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85:15 tmo_podcasts86402 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 577: Never Mind the Squirrel http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-577 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:27:00 +0000 Surviving Halloween yet again, your two favorite chocolate-fueled geeks set off on yet another episode of helping you solve your problems and learn new stuff! Deleting El Capitan's SystemMigration folder is covered, as is fixing its Wi-Fi. Mystery disk usage is solved, duplicate apps are crushed and Dave is finally able to share his full thoughts on the brand new Sonos PLAY:5. All of this and more!

Sponsor: Lynda.com is the place to learn software, creative, and business skills from in-depth and easy-to-follow video tutorials taught by industry experts. And get a 10-day free trial through our special MGG deal by visiting lynda.com/mgg.

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MGG 576: Swear By (Not At!) The Terminal http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-576 Sun, 25 Oct 2015 16:31:00 +0000 Is Photos showing you your phone when you don't want it to? How about when Photos doesn't show you your pictures? IMAP Mail giving you trouble? Mailboxes appearing underneath your inbox? It's these questions – and others like them from listeners like you – that John and Dave answer today, helping you understand your Mac and iPhone even better! Plus, they dig into great package managers for OS X, too. Don't miss it!

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Sponsor: iMazing: iMazing is the ultimate iPhone manager, it lets you take control of your music, apps, backups, contacts and more. Manage Your iPhone Simply, Get iMazing. Coupon code MGG saves you 20%!

Sponsor: Drobo: Visit Drobo.com/mgg to learn about the new Drobos and then use coupon code GEEK100 at DroboStore.com to save $100 off of the Drobo Mini, Drobo 5N or 4-bay Drobo (which means the 4-bay Direct-Attached Drobo only costs you $199!).

Sponsor: Go to Squarespace.com/mgg and click "enter an offer code" under the pricing and put in the code MGG for 10% off your first order. Also Tweet your SquareSpace-created site to @MacGeekGab with the hashtag of #squarespaceshoutout and we'll retweet it to everyone we know!

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78:20 tmo_podcasts86309 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 575: There’s No Better Time For a Funky Monkey http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-575 Sun, 18 Oct 2015 23:27:00 +0000 Today your two favorite geeks share their own, personal Cool Stuff Found plus answer your questions about syncing contacts locally vs. iCloud, how to restore preview in Mission Control, software vs. hardware RAID, Nuking and paving your Fonts (without disrupting the rest of your system!) and much, much more!

Sponsor: Lynda.com is the place to learn software, creative, and business skills from in-depth and easy-to-follow video tutorials taught by industry experts. And get a 10-day free trial through our special MGG deal by visiting lynda.com/mgg.

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Sponsor: Other World Computing provides innovative, high-quality performance upgrades for nearly every Mac, backed by incredible warranties and expert support.

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88:20 tmo_podcasts86265 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 574: For Wireless Networks, Time Is a Hero http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-574 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:53:00 +0000 Changing Finder view defaults, managing iOS 9 email accounts, RAID in El Capitan and much more are covered by your two favorite geeks today. Subscribe or simply press Play to enjoy!

Sponsor: Carbon Copy Cloner has been helping you create bootable backups of your Mac since 2002. Now with SafetyNet, Carbon Copy Cloner ensures you never lose files during a clone. Use coupon code MGG10OFF to save 10% today.

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79:50 tmo_podcasts86220 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 573: I Yell At Sites That Use Flash http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-573 Sun, 04 Oct 2015 16:23:00 +0000 Clicking and Clacking is what your two Mac Geeks do when they're not answering questions. Or maybe that's how they answer your questions. Regardless, this is what they do and today is no different. Sharing your El Capitan and iOS 9 tips and questions, this week's episode is sure to inform and entertain!

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Sponsor: Go to Squarespace.com/mgg and click "enter an offer code" under the pricing and put in the code MGG for10% off your first order.

Sponsor: Harry's provides guys a great shaving experience for a fraction of the price. High quality blades, shave cream and accessories shipped to your door on your schedule. Visit Harrys.com and use coupon code SHAVE5OFF to save $5 off your first purchase!

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90:32 tmo_podcasts86168 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 572: Cool Stuff Found, El Capitan Tips, Networks & More http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-572 Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:24:00 +0000 Cool Stuff Found returns for a segment, but that still leaves time to prep you for El Capitan's release this week. What are your geek's favorite features in the upcoming OS update? Listen to find out that and some tips for installing, too. Then it's on to your questions, including diagnosing some connection dropouts and advice for a new drive. Listen today!

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Sponsor: Crucial: Crucial memory and SSDs are the fastest, easiest ways to increase your Mac® system’s performance. Boot up almost instantly, load apps faster, and multitask seamlessly with a Crucial upgrade.

Sponsor: Bushel: Bushel is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution for the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod devices in your workplace. It¹s designed to make the complex tasks simple, so you can focus on what matters most. Visit bushel.com/mgg for 3 free devices for life.

Sponsor: Go to Squarespace.com/mgg and click "enter an offer code" under the pricing and put in the code MGG for 10% off your first order. Also Tweet your SquareSpace-created site to @MacGeekGab with the hashtag of #squarespaceshoutout and we'll retweet it to everyone we know!

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91:55 tmo_podcasts86129 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 571: Not #HotDebateGuy, Just Geeks Answering Your Questions http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-571 Sun, 20 Sep 2015 16:09:00 +0000 Getting a new iPhone? Your two favorite geeks talk about the best ways to go through and ensure your settings and apps make it over successfully. Getting hard drive errors? Listen to learn how to tell if they're serious or not. Want to sort out what to do with your unused hard drives? Want to run OS X without that pesky password? John and Dave share listener tips to help you do just that. All of this and more in today's MGG!

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Sponsor: Lynda.com is the place to learn software, creative, and business skills from in-depth and easy-to-follow video tutorials taught by industry experts. And get a 10-day free trial through our special MGG deal by visiting lynda.com/mgg.

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MGG 570: Dancing on the Edge of Feedback http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-570 Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:15:00 +0000 Want help deciding which new router to buy? How about security on your network for those services you use remotely? Is it time to upgrade or replace your Mac? All these questions and more in today's Mac Geek Gab with your hosts, Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun!

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Sponsor: Other World Computing provides innovative, high-quality performance upgrades for nearly every Mac, backed by incredible warranties and expert support.

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83:32 tmo_podcasts86025 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 569: Geeks, To The Bridge (Mode)! http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-569 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 21:26:00 +0000 If a paralyzed face isn't going to stop your favorite geeks from podcasting, a wrist-splint certainly isn't going to pose any issues. Indeed, Dave and John are here again today to bring you all the answers to all your technical questions. If you have a question and need the answer, just send it in and they'll make sure to include it in the next show!

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Sponsor: Lynda.com is the place to learn software, creative, and business skills from in-depth and easy-to-follow video tutorials taught by industry experts. And get a 10-day free trial through our special MGG deal by visiting lynda.com/mgg.

Sponsor: Go to Squarespace.com/mgg and click "enter an offer code" under the pricing and put in the code MGG for this week's show.

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MGG 568: Running Your Mac Safe & Lean http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-568 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:25:00 +0000 Your questions answered! Topics today include running out of memory, auto-ejecting disks, managing iTunes and more! Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun take your questions and answer them in a way you can truly understand. Download, press play and enjoy!

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89:22 tmo_podcasts85930 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 567: You, Too, Can Be a Computer Consultant http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-567 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:37:00 +0000 Backing up to multiple destinations, protecting your anti-reflective coating, Photos woes, Family Sharing and more are covered today. Consultants rejoice: this episode includes some stuff for you, too, including how best to protect yourself from getting sued!

Sponsor: Go to Squarespace.com/mgg and click "enter an offer code" under the pricing and put in the code MGG for 10% off your first order. Also Tweet your SquareSpace-created site to @MacGeekGab with the hashtag of #squarespaceshoutout and we'll retweet it to everyone we know!

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MGG 566: Mechanizing The Exorcism http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-566 Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:02:00 +0000 Bluetooth tips and solutions, FileVault 2 usage strategies, shared iCloud Safari security concerns, Photos woes and AirDrop advice. All of this and more in this week's show!

Sponsor: Lynda.com is the place to learn software, creative, and business skills from in-depth and easy-to-follow video tutorials taught by industry experts. And get a 10-day free trial through our special MGG deal by visiting lynda.com/mgg.

Sponsor: BBEdit: BBEdit is the leading professional-strength HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. A text power tool for everyone!

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MGG 565: Of Caps and Paste and Macs, Oh My! http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-565 Sun, 09 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000 Ready to give up on your Mac? Don't let it go quite so easily. There might be an option or a repair or an upgrade! Have a Drobo or a DiskStation (or want one)? Do you know what it takes to manage one of those devices? It's not difficult, and John and Dave explain all that and more for you in one easy-to-digest podcast episode!

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76:36 tmo_podcasts85779 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 564: Wave a Minty-Fresh Rubber Chicken Over It http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-564 Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:02:00 +0000 Answering your questions and sharing your tips is top priority in this week's Mac Geek Gab episode. iCloud Photo Library, Mastered for iTunes, Sleepless Macs, Folder Syncing and much more are included. Download today and enjoy!

Sponsor: Lynda.com is the place to learn software, creative, and business skills from in-depth and easy-to-follow video tutorials taught by industry experts. And get a 10-day free trial through our special MGG deal by visiting lynda.com/mgg.

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82:07 tmo_podcasts85733 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 563: Troubleshooting is a Process ... and So is Ranting About the Cloud http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-563 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:19:00 +0000 Today it's all about troubleshooting -- and helping you do so. Plus your two favorite geeks teach you some things you didn't know your Mac could do! Download today to listen to John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton collect and share the Apple troubleshooting wisdom with you. Plus, Dave goes off the rails on a rant about syncing. It's off-the-hook, folks!

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Sponsor: Go to Squarespace.com/mgg and click "enter an offer code" under the pricing and put in the code MGG for 10% off your first order. Also Tweet your SquareSpace-created site to @MacGeekGab with the hashtag of #squarespaceshoutout and we'll retweet it to everyone we know!

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MGG 562: Picking Your NAS & Trusting Your Gut http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-562 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 15:55:00 +0000 It's back to answering your questions this week, including focuses on Apple Music, sharing from within apps, deciphering network interfaces and which NAS to get. All this and more on this week's Mac Geek Gab!

Sponsor: BBEdit: BBEdit is the leading professional-strength HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. A text power tool for everyone!

Sponsor: Lynda.com is the place to learn software, creative, and business skills from in-depth and easy-to-follow video tutorials taught by industry experts. And get a 10-day free trial through our special MGG deal by visiting lynda.com/mgg.

Sponsor: Other World Computing provides innovative, high-quality performance upgrades for nearly every Mac, backed by incredible warranties and expert support. Pre-order your Thunderbolt 2 Dock today for just $249.

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87:35 tmo_podcasts85640 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 561: Cool Stuff Found http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-561 Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:14:00 +0000 Cool Stuff Found is on deck today, folks! Fast-paced runthrough of all the great stuff that both you and your two favorite geeks have found over the past couple of months. This edition features sections on the Terminal, the Apple Watch, Networking and some great external storage options, too! 

Sponsor: Gazelle is the fast and easy way to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and more. Sell your used Apple products at Gazelle.com and make it easier to trade up to the latest devices!

Sponsor: Casper makes an obsessively-engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Latex foam and memory foam come together to make for better nights and brighter days. Visit www.casper.com/mgg and get $50 towards any mattress purchase!

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MGG 560: Apple OS Updates, Apple Music & Your Questions Answered http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-560 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 23:12:00 +0000 Apple released a slew of updates last week, and your two favorite geeks talk through all of them, answering your questions along the way. OS X 10.10.4, iOS 8.4, Apple Music, iTunes 12.2... you name it, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton cover it. They even leave time for your questions to be answered, too!

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MGG 559: Connecting Networks Together, Photos on NAS & Upgrade Snapshots http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/mgg-559-connecting-networks-together-photos-on-nas-upgrade-snapshots Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:18:00 +0000 A simple network is simple, but what happens when you need to do a little more? What are the potential pitfalls of storing Photos and iTunes libraries on your network drive? Want to make snapshots before you upgrade? All of this and more on today's Mac Geek Gab with Dave Hamilton, John F. Braun and Pilot Pete!

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81:35 tmo_podcasts85506 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 558: Storage Woes & Disabling iCloud Photo Library http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-558 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:03:00 +0000 John and Dave are back from Midwest Mac BBQ and MacStock and have some stories to tell. Then, of course, it's off to answering your questions about living with less storage, iCloud Photo Library (and how to disable it!), how to find old iTunes purchases and more. Enjoy!

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73:03 tmo_podcasts85458 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 557: A Decade of Mac Geek Gab and Still Answering Your Questions http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-557 Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:21:00 +0000 Back from WWDC, Dave and John talk through the geekier side of Apple's news and what it means to you. Then they open the mailbag and answer your questions about virtualization, long trash empties, running Automator workflows from email and much, much more!

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MGG 556: Blowing Dust and Perma-Verbose Mode http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-556 Sun, 07 Jun 2015 23:19:00 +0000 Recording hours before the WWDC 2015 keynote, John and Dave answer your questions, as per usual! How do you detect and deal with duplicate files? What about a failing hard drive with some important data? What's the right – and wrong – way to clean dust out of your Mac? And have you ever wanted to enable perma-verbose mode? Find out all this and more on today's Mac Geek Gab!

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87:13 tmo_podcasts85348 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 555: Triple Nickles on the Geeks http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-555 Sun, 31 May 2015 16:02:00 +0000 An iPhone that won't play songs, an SSD that shows mismatched free space, Time Machine that won't backup to another Mac and AppleCare with a cracked iPad. All of this – and more – SOLVED on today's Mac Geek Gab.

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80:25 tmo_podcasts85295 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 554: Sleepy Macs Sometimes Go To Work http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/mgg-554-sleepy-macs-sometimes-go-to-work Sun, 24 May 2015 16:13:00 +0000 Ever have IMAP mail get confused? Ever have your Mac slow to wake up? Ever have your Mac doing something (far too much, in fact) while it's sleeping? All this and more on today's MGG!

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88:37 tmo_podcasts85258 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 553: Swiftly Solving Shrinking Storage http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-553 Tue, 19 May 2015 23:17:00 +0000 Finding what's using your free space, sorting out multi-monitor setups with Thunderbolt, long-term SSD reliability confusion and adding more USB ports to your Mac are just a few of the topics that Dave and John cover in this week's episode of Mac Geek Gab. Download, press play and enjoy!

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84:05 tmo_podcasts85227 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 552: The Mother(‘s Day Version) of All (Mac Geek Gab 2015) Podcast Episodes http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-552 Sun, 10 May 2015 16:21:00 +0000 Ever hear of needing to heat your computer just to get the CPU to fire up? How about wanting to disable one of the radios on your AirPort Extreme? Or what about batch changes to Photos in the new app? All this and more on this episode of Mac Geek Gab. Download and enjoy!

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87:19 tmo_podcasts85152 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 551: Syncing Happens More Ways Than One http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-551 Sun, 03 May 2015 16:17:00 +0000 It's spring, and that means more time outdoors for a lot of folks, which means we need Wi-Fi. Your geeks talk about various outdoor Wi-Fi solutions, including some long range stuff that won't break the bank! Other questions answered include iCloud Drive vs. Dropbox, iCloud Family Sharing, managing multiple Photos libraries and mixing two channels of audio into one for your web conferences.

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MGG 550: Photos Isn’t Always Easy http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-550 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:04:00 +0000 You have questions about Apple's new Photos app and John and Dave have your answers. The answers are not always easy and not always exactly what you want, but your two favorite geeks will get you there as smoothly as possible. Also some fun (and geeky!) discussion of typing filenames (with spaces, no less) from the Terminal, as well as dealing with pesky WiFi signup screens when traveling. Oh, and Dave got his Apple Watch, too. All this and more!

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81:04 tmo_podcasts85045 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 549: Cool Stuff Found http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-549 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:05:00 +0000 It's time for Cool Stuff Found. Your two favorite geeks do their level best to sift through everything they've found and everything you've submitted, pulling out their favorites and trying not to make you spend too much money (there's plenty of free stuff included in here, too!). You know how it goes... listen, then visit the shownotes to hunt down those things you just can't live without!

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MGG 548: One Geek On The Road http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-548 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:57:00 +0000 Dave's in Las Vegas for NMX/NAB this week, but he and John brave the hotel WiFi to get your Geek on. Terminal Tips are Threefold (or more) in this episode, made easy by your two favorite geeks. That plus some solutions for slow Safari issues and more. Download and enjoy!

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MGG 547: Easter-Inspired Mind Candy http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-547 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 21:04:00 +0000 Ever wonder if there's actions you can perform in the Spotlight window? There are! Browser ever slow? Ever wondered how to decipher OS X crash reports? Ever have trouble opening up System Preferences? All of these things and more are discussed in today's Mac Geek Gab. Don't miss it! wink

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78:43 tmo_podcasts84898 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 546: Calendars, Flaky Connections and NAS Backups http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-546 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:13:00 +0000 TAMED this week: flaky internet connections, disappearing sent mail, recurring installer relaunches and keyboard shortcuts who refuse to sync. Your geeks just won't let these things stand, and neither should you. In addition they share some tips from listeners about making the Finder show you just what you want and backing up network drives. Trust us, you don't want to miss this one!

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MGG 545: Ghosts In The Mac http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-545 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:12:00 +0000 Has your Mac ever suddenly developed a problem that you're swear you didn't create? Maybe it has a ghost. Or is it time for Dave's "Gremlin Story" from his consulting days? Download today to find out! In addition, your geeks also chat through using an SD Card for ongoing data storage, sharing your iCloud Photo Library, how DiskWarrior can save the day, and battery advice from KISS!

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83:41 tmo_podcasts84778 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 544: Backup To The Future http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-544 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:16:00 +0000 Your geeks return on yet another sunny-in-New England Monday to deliver the most chipper of pre-Spring-beginning Mac Geek Gab episodes possible. iOS Hotspot security concerns, slowing backups, 5GHz WiFi channel advice and much more are discussed. Download today and enjoy!

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MGG 543: You Learn Something New Every Day http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-543 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:59:00 +0000 It's been a crazy week, and the Apple event just adds to the mayhem. But no worries, your two favorite geeks are here to answer all your tech questions and solve all your tech problems. They'll try with your non-tech questions, too, but maybe that's a whole different podcast altogether.

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MGG 542: Stick This In Your Drive & Partition It http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-542 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:18:00 +0000 Dave's back from Florida, John's back is feeling fine, and your two favorite geeks answer questions and discuss all sorts of topics that YOU want to hear about. Backups, restoration, nefarious installers and more.

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80:52 tmo_podcasts84616 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 541: Two Geeks Joined by Chris Breen http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-541 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:03:00 +0000 Christopher Breen, happily unemployed, joins John and Dave today to do his darndest to help your two favorite geeks solve the world's problems (by way of answering your Mac and iOS-related questions). Yes, they get geeky, and they also reminisce in the way that only these three long-time geeks (and long-time friends) can. Definitely one you won't want to miss.

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MGG 540: A Blizzard Between Two Geeks http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-540 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 16:49:00 +0000 Yet another New England snowstorm, and yet another Mac Geek Gab. John and Dave brave the snow (though most of it fell between them) to bring you answers to all your geeky questions. Wanna know why the Finder is showing up in every space? Want to know why drives don't appear in the Finder's sidebar? Fusion Drive – should you or shouldn't you? And what about Mavericks on those new Mac Pros? All of these answers and more in today's episode. You don't want to get caught missing this one!

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MGG 539: Cool Stuff Found http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-539 Sun, 08 Feb 2015 17:22:00 +0000 It's Cool Stuff Found! Yes, it's true, Dave and John bring you another action-packed Cool Stuff Found podcast full of, well, all the cool tips, tricks, gadgets and apps that you and they have come across or suggested recently. There's too much to list here, so just join the show, download and enjoy!

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MGG 538: Pre-Game With The Geeks http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-538 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:45:00 +0000 Your two favorite geeks celebrate this day where they get to do one of their favorite things: geek out about all this Mac, Apple and Tech! There might be something else happening afterwards, but to start this day, Dave and John answer some of the most important questions of the week: what is memory compression? How to run OS X from The Terminal?  All this and much more. Download and enjoy today!

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MGG 537: The Moral to the Story is Never Fun http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-537 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:28:00 +0000 Thunderbolt booting, repair pricing/strategies, unreliable Apple TV connections, Skype microphone recommendations and monitors that make your Mac crash. All of this and more in this week's episode of Mac Geek Gab. Have a question or tip of your own? Send it in and your two favorite geeks will cover it!

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84:19 tmo_podcasts84361 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 536: Tangentially Speaking, It’s All Relevant http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-536 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:08:00 +0000 John and Dave are here to help. First it's Rob with his over-coffeed MacBook Air (hold the sad trombones!), then Kaz with screen capture advice, helping Wilko avoid data duplication backing up items in OS X's sandbox, and Andy adding an SSD to a 2011 iMac that never had one. And more. And more, and even more than that. Today your geeks talk about the why behind their whats! Download today, enjoy and learn simultaneously!

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MGG 535: Trash Talking Geeks http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-535 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:21:00 +0000 Dave's back from CES and he & John have an overflowing mailbag to get through. System layout, Mail, SSDs and more are discussed. Download and enjoy!

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77:30 tmo_podcasts84267 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 534: New Year, New Questions, Same Geeks http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-534 Fri, 02 Jan 2015 17:28:00 +0000 It's the same week but it's a new year and your two favorite geeks are at it again. Topics in this week's show include changing window size defaults, managing plain text documents (important for passwords!), RF interference with hard drive enclosures, advanced IMAP settings for Mail, managing large Dropboxes and more. Download and enjoy today!

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85:40 tmo_podcasts84196 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 533: Schrödinger’s Boson http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-533 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00:28:00 +0000 For this last show of the year Dave and John talk about Dave's iMac repair (it was the graphics card, but took a lot to get there, and Dave benefitted nicely!), then a tip for scanning WiFi networks on your standard (non-jailbroken) iPhone, how to create iTunes Extras, Aperture to Lightroom migration techniques and lots more. Download and enjoy today!

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88:34 tmo_podcasts84167 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 532: Blowin’ Up The Spammers! http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-532 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:14:00 +0000 Yep, another one of Dave's iMacs is having boot problems. It's mayhem! That's OK, he and John talk through possible resolution and also when not to assume you know the answer (hint: always!). Then it's on to maintaining your iTunes accounts, finding (and removing) any adware, and an unpublished solution to Yosemite's incrementing hostname issue. All this and more. Download today and enjoy!

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87:41 tmo_podcasts84126 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 531: Dual Networks, Wi-Fi Jitters, Boot Failures & More http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-531 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Boot failures abound, system fonts go FUBAR, and Wi-Fi has the jitters. Never fear, John and Dave are here to help and talk through all this and more. Join your two favorite geeks for this special, Monday edition of Mac Geek Gab.

Sponsor: Lynda.com is the place to learn software, creative, and business skills from in-depth and easy-to-follow video tutorials taught by industry experts. And get a 10-day free trial through our special MGG deal by visiting lynda.com/mgg.

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SponsorDrobo: Terabytes of storage and disk failure protection. Use coupon code HOLIDAYGEEK to get $90 off any gen 3 Drobo, Drobo 5D or Drobo 5N at DroboStore.com. That means the brand-new, gen3, 4-bay Drobo is just $259 for you! Offer valid through midnight 12/29/14. 

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88:13 tmo_podcasts84083 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 530: Chasing Those Pesky Incrementing Hostnames http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-530 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 17:28:00 +0000 Eliminating Yosemite's Incrementing computer names, the real skinny on Yosemite and third-party SSDs, which codecs to use for creating your own streamable movies, advice on clean-installing and much, much more keep your geeks busy throughout this week's Mac Geek Gab episode. Download, press play and enjoy!

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83:02 tmo_podcasts84029 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 529: Baby, It’s Cool Stuff Found Outside http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-529 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:41:00 +0000 Dave's fresh off of a cruise ship (RC's Oasis of the Seas) and he and John have a pile of Cool Stuff Found for you today. Let's see how much your two favorite geeks can rock this boat!

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93:18 tmo_podcasts83987 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 528: Everything’s Broken (and Your Geeks Fix It) http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-528 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:25:00 +0000 Third party DNS risks, Yosemite email issues, Comcast's hotspot concerns and managing large Dropboxes on systems with smaller SSDs are just the tip of this week's Mac Geek Gab iceberg. Download, press play, and enjoy!

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81:54 tmo_podcasts83899 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 527: It’s Hard to be Offensive When You’re a Geek http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-527 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 16:40:00 +0000 Dave's back from MacTech, the studio iMac has a new power supply, and he and John are rocking and rolling at full strength! Topics covered include learning how to manually upload to iCloud Photo Library, cleaning up your SMTP Servers in Mail, sorting out where all those "remembered" wireless networks come from and more (LOTS more!). Download and enjoy! 

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80:49 tmo_podcasts83851 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 526: Neutrons Have Their Own Dance http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-526 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 16:59:00 +0000 Yosemite is a new OS, and with that comes oddities. Thankfully your two favorite geeks are here to help. Mail issues are plaguing many listeners and John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton talk you through how to keep things running as clean as possible, even cleaning up Mail behind the scenes. Then it's on to custom FaceTime ringtones, how to manage the battery on a spare iPhone and much, much more. Download today and enjoy!

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77:24 tmo_podcasts83792 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 525: Wi-Fi Isn’t Always Friendly ... Or Consistent http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-525 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 16:54:00 +0000 Yet another crazy week for Apple users. Apple Pay launched, iOS 8.1 was released, all kinds of new stuff came out. John and Dave talk through all of this as well as answering your questions about managing text, restoring documents to the FInder, seeing details about Time Machine and more. Download today and enjoy!

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91:42 tmo_podcasts83744 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
MGG 524: Cool Stuff Found & Yosemite Notes http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-524 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:54:00 +0000 John and Dave have been attending all sorts of press events lately, collecting and researching for Cool Stuff Found. That combined with everything sent in by you and fellow listeners makes for a pretty fun list! Plus, Yosemite went live this week and your geeks are here to get you started down the path, too!

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MGG 523: Three Mikes and Two Geeks On Mics http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/mgg-523 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:34:00 +0000 Network issues nipped the tail end of last week's show, but your geeks made it through regardless. This week John and Dave go through running iPhoto from a flash drive, sharing a clipboard between iOS and OS X, Wi-Fi Calling with your new iPhone, Updating expired podcasts and resolving a failed (but recurring!) iPhoto import. Download and enjoy!

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MGG 522: Sometimes Networks Just Fail http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-522 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:55:00 +0000 John and Dave start by helping answer your questions about iOS 8 Cookies, Bubbbles, Newsttand and Stocks. Then it's on to answering your questions about using your Mac to translate audio into text, migrating your Mac to a new drive and handling Apple's Customer Relations department. All this and more in this weeks episode. Download today and enjoy!

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MGG 521: Crash Reports (and Hovercrafts) are Full of Eels http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-521 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:07:00 +0000 Dave's got both an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus, so he and John discuss that, but then it moves quickly on to your questions. Topics include: iOS 8 Family Sharing, syncing photos without PhotoStream, granting read-only access to files on your Mac, how to interpret crash reports, a discussion on Shellshock and more! Download today and enjoy!

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MGG 520: Wrapping Up Tech Week With iOS 8 & More http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-520 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:42:00 +0000 It's been iPhone week. It's been server migration week. It's been tech week (in more ways than one!), and your two geeks are here, ready to roll and with a very special guest, no less! FIrst they'll talk through some of their favorite iOS 8 tips and tricks. Then it's on to a slew of your questions, including revisiting the age old question of Drobo or Synology (hint: there's no hard and fast answer here!) plus resolving John's own tech issue! Download and enjoy.

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MGG 519: Aspect Ratios Are Fun & AT&T Next is Probably Better For You http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-519 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:51:00 +0000 Dave's fresh back from Cupertino (and fresh from ordering a new iPhone), and he and John talk through the events of the week plus answer your questions. Want to know the size delta for watching movies on the iPhone 6 Plus vs. an iPad mini? Dave did some crazy Pythagorean-theorum-based math for you! He also did some more standard math to figure out if an AT&T Next Plan is right, too. Then it's on to question. Want to know how to copy files from a drive that's corrupted? Want to disable your iPhone number from iMessage? Want to create a $35 Time Capsule? All these questions and more will be answered this week on Mac Geek Gab.

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SponsorDrobo: Terabytes of storage and disk failure protection. Use coupon code MGG50 to get $50 off any Drobo at DroboStore.com. That means the brand-new, gen3, 4-bay Drobo is just $299 for you!

SponsorShareFile: Sends your attachments as secure links so you can send files of almost any size with the highest degree of security and receive notifications to know who is downloading your files and when. Visit ShareFile.comclick on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter MACGEEK for 30-days free!

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MGG 518: Larrys Have Problems (That Geeks Can Solve) http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-518 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:47:00 +0000 iCloud Notifications, Burning CD tracks, securing network devices, backing up your NAS and much, much more. All of this in today's Mac Geek Gab episode featuring Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, your two favorite geeks! Download today and enjoy.

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MGG 517: Random Access Gab http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/macgeekgab-517 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:33:00 +0000 Two geeks. Your question. Answers. Tips. How can you go wrong? You can't, unless you don't listen! Wanna learn the best way to swap an SSD in – and when it's not necessary? Want to learn how to backup your massive iMovie library? Having battery woes? Lightning connector not working properly? All this and more in this week's Mac Geek Gab! Download, press play and let the cogitation commence!

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