60 The Mac Observer's Mac Geek Gab Premium feedback@macgeekgab.com (MacGeekGab) ExpressionEngine 2.8.1 http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/features/mac_geek_gab Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:48:00 -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. 2015 The Mac Observer's Mac Geek Gab 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 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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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!

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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!

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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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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!

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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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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!

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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! 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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76:48 tmo_podcasts84662 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
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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85:23 tmo_podcasts84557 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
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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82:45 tmo_podcasts84515 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
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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95:57 tmo_podcasts84468 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
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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95:35 tmo_podcasts84416 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
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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71:58 tmo_podcasts84308 Technology clean mac, observer, mac observer, geek, gab, macintosh, nerd, hamilton, braun, tmo, macobserver
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.

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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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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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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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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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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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