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LG's webOS OLED TV: The Best Accessory for Your Apple TV+ Subscription

· Dave Hamilton · Quick Look Review

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LG’s webOS is a very mature, up-to-date, cared-for platform that truly stands on its own. On top of that, the TV’s support for AirPlay 2 is the most reliable video AirPlay implementation I’ve experienced yet, and that includes working with various models of Apple TV.

Network Speed Dissection, Cool Stuff Found, and More — Mac Geek Gab 833

· Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab 833 episode image: a digital cheetah Dissecting Network Speeds

Having a solid connection to your network is only part of it. The other part? Speed! Dissecting the differences between these two — and teaching you how to do the same — are your two favorite geeks: John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton. Of course, that’s just one of the many things covered in this week’s episode. Lots more tips, questions answered, and Cool Stuff Found shared. Press play and learn those five new things, alright?

Packing Your Geeky Go Bag — Mac Geek Gab 832

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab 832 Episode image: Packing Your Geeky Go Bag

What’s in your Geeky Go Bag? Whether you’re heading to work remotely, or take a plane trip, or head to the hospital, or just work outside at a coffee shop, what do you bring with you? John and Dave talk through their thought-processes here as they assemble their own Go Bags, helping you to make sure you have yours together. That’s not nearly the tip of the iceberg, though. This episode is chock full of your questions answered, tips shared, and Cool Stuff Found. Press play and learn at least five new things together with the rest of the Mac Geek Gab family!

Networking Fun and Naughty Macs — Mac Geek Gab 831

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab 831 episode image: Networking Fun and Naughty Macs

It’s time to get your geek on, and John and Dave are right there with you. Today your two favorite geeks dig into some networking issues, aiming to solve your problems, and help make sense of them so you understand even if you’re not a networking geek!

Of course, there’s plenty of time left for your Apple/Mac/iPhone questions, too. Press play and enjoy! And send your questions in to [email protected].

Where's The Internet? — Mac Geek Gab 830

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab 830 episode image with frustrated computer user and text

Sometimes you think you’re connected to the internet … but you’re not. It happens to John and Dave, too, and they talk through exactly what they’ve found to help solve it… and why! That’s not all, of course… your questions answered, your quick tips, and more. Press play and enjoy learning five new things!

Do Attachments Last Forever? — Mac Geek Gab 829

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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What happens to Mail attachments in your archive? Have you ever done a three finger drag? How do you manage your trash can? We mean *really* manage it? All these questions — and a lot more — are answered for you this week as Dave and John pour through the mailbag and help you learn at least five new things. Press play and enjoy listening as your two favorite geeks help make it all happen!

Audio Tips, Cool Stuff Found, Rural Broadband, and More! — Mac Geek Gab 828

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab 828 episode image with picture of iPhone, headphones and computer with audio files. Text: Audio Tips, Cool Stuff Found, Rural Broadband, and More!

The summer heat hasn’t stopped your two favorite geeks — or you, with your questions — and this week’s episode shows all of that and more. You’ve had a ton of questions about audio devices and podcast management lately, so John and Dave dig into that first to re-open the doors on that conversation. Then it’s on to tips and Cool Stuff Found, with a couple of return entries in the latter, including the very, very first Cool Stuff Found to ever have been mentioned! Press play, and enjoy watching (or listening) as you learn five new things.

Geek Challenges, Quick Tips, and Your Network Questions Answered — Mac Geek Gab 827

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab 827 Episode Image with Brain walking across tightrope over sharks.

John and Dave take a few deeper dives today to solve your peskier problems… Geek Challenges, we like to call them (though sometimes we call them “Stump the Geeks!”). Listen as your two favorite nerds talk through creatively increasing your broadband speeds, diagnosing those CPU spikes, managing battery life, Wi-Fi issues, and more. Of course, your favorite Quick Tips are here, and maybe even a few more surprises. Press play and watch while you learn five new things!

The Case for The Nuke and Pave — Mac Geek Gab 826

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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We all love the convenience of a quick upgrade and Migration Assistant, but those bring along many needles inside the haystack that can linger and leave you with fun things to troubleshoot in the future. The reality is that sometimes the Nuke and Pave is worth it, and John and Dave talk this through. That’s not the only segment, though, FAR FROM IT! Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more and more of your questions are addressed, dissected, and yes, even answered! Press play to learn at least five new things.

Repairing iCloud Syncing — Mac Geek Gab 825

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab 825 Episode Image: picture of stethoscope in clouds, Repairing iCloud Syncing

Should you update? That’s always the question, isn’t it, regardless of whether it’s hardware or software or both. This week John and Dave answer your questions about both, specifically when it comes to Apple’s offerings. That’s not all, of course. Your two favorite geeks roar through a tour of your questions, tips, and Cool Stuff Found, including segments on repairing iCloud syncing, backing up your music the right way, diagnosing CPU spikes, and more. Press play, and enjoy learning at least five new things, all while remaining perfectly socially-distanced!

ICE, ICE, Maybe? — Mac Geek Gab 824

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab 824 episode image with 3 ice cubes and text

Is your mail forwarder secure? Are you sure? How about your Internet? These are just two of your dozen-or-so questions that John and Dave tackle this week. It’s not just questions, of course. There are Quick Tips, regular tips, Cool Stuff Found, and even some router fun. Press play and enjoy listening to your favorite geeks while learning at least five new things!

An iCloud of Uncertainty — Mac Geek Gab 823

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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When iCloud works, it’s great. And, for the most part, that’s how it is. But sometimes…it just gets plain wonky. Several of you had several questions about that this week, and Dave and John dig in to get you sorted! That’s not all, though. Cool Stuff Found, routers, and even some future stuff is all up for discussion when your two favorite geeks get together this week. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Full Disks, Slow Speeds, and Low Batteries — Mac Geek Gab 822

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

SSD and screwdriver in Laptop with text Full Disks, Slow Speeds, Low Batteries - Mac Geek Gab 822 episode image

Your questions haven’t stopped, and neither have our answers! How to deal with a full disk? What to do for slow internet speeds? How to best manage your battery? All of these topics are addressed, plus Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things with John and Dave this week!

Use iMazing Configurator to Manage all Your iPhones and iPads [WWDC Coverage Sponsor]

· Dave Hamilton · Weekly Sponsorship

iMazing Configurator's Preview Screen

Managing your own iPhone is fine, but when it comes to managing other people’s iPhones — especially dozens and dozens of them — things get a little more interesting. Thankfully, the good folks at iMazing — our WWDC coverage sponsor for this week — have been hard at work and recently released iMazing Configurator.  Please join me in thanking them for not only sponsoring us this week, but also creating this much-needed tool.

WWDC Deep Dive – Mac Geek Gab 821

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Live Image of Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun streaming video with text WWDC Deep Dive – Mac Geek Gab 821

Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun share their thoughts and experiences with the new technologies Apple announced at WWDC this week.

Zooming the Web and Learning Your Ms — Mac Geek Gab 820

· Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab 820 episode image: Magnifying glass on laptop keyboard with text

It’s hours before WWDC begins, and there’s just enough time to get Mac Geek Gab into your hands ahead of the new stuff we’re all about to learn. And, with that, we can still learn at least five new things, including how to Zoom (and unzoom) the web, how to encrypt your files, why you might want to change your cable modem password, and what those three Ms mean. Buckle up, press play, and enjoy the ride with John and Dave!

Sonos Arc Review Part 1: Oh, That Wide, Glorious Sound

· Dave Hamilton · Reviews

Sonos Arc below TV with Text: Sonos Arc Review Part 1 Oh That Wide Glorious Sound

Sonos’ latest home theater speaker, the Sonos Arc, begins arriving in customers’ homes later this month. We’ve had a few days to take a look—and a listen—to what essentially becomes their “Pro” soundbar, and we are duly impressed.

Mythic Quest: Quarantine Coming to Apple TV+ on May 22

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

Sound the horn! As noted on Instagram Friday, Mythic Quest: Quarantine will drop on Apple TV+ on May 22. The trailer tells you all you need to know. You’ve got time to binge the Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet series (again, obviously). See you on the other side!

Sonos S2 Arrives June 8th With Room Groups, Increased Audio Bandwidth, More

· Dave Hamilton · Product News

Screenshots of Sonos S2 App, including Room Groups

Sonos’s next-generation software platform, Sonos S2, will be available for everyone on June 8, 2020. Announced in March, this platform will allow Sonos to bring new features like room groups and increased audio bandwidth, allowing for a richer Sonos experience going forward. What it won’t bring with it are older Sonos units like the original Play:5 (Gen 1), Bridge, and others. No worries, though – there’s a path to keeping those online, too.