Ever wanted to clear recent locations in your calendar? Or alphabetize LaunchPad? How about finding old computer magazines online? These are just some of the Geek Challenges John and Dave talk through this week. Pepper in some Cool Stuff Found, other questions from fellow listeners, and a discussion about playing podcasts with your voice assistant, and you’ve got this week’s episode! Press play… and enjoy!
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It’s always something, isn’t it? The more computers – and devices – we have, the more issues there are. This week, that’s no different, as there are several network-related questions your two favorite geeks tackle “on-air” for you to hear. HomePod arrived, and first experiences with that are discussed. Finally, some Cool Stuff Found to help round out the episode.
There’s always a theme, and this week it’s Files. Sure, your two favorite geeks talk about a LOT more than that, but Files are always there. The Files app in iOS, looking at your files on macOS in new ways, finding files that can be deleted, and time files when you’re having fun. What? Just listen and enjoy. It’s easier that way.
John and Dave return to answer your questions and share your tips… and theirs! Addressing The Novice NAS Conundrum, the question often comes up: does it make sense for NAS manufacturers to target the novice market? But that’s not all, your geeks get heady talking about HomePod and macOS Server, too. Plus we’ve got questions (and answers) about java, USB drives, and much more. Download… and enjoy!
AppleCare doesn’t void every upgrade, and your geeks talk through some things you can do on your own … and how to make sure you understand where your warranty begins and ends. Questions from you listeners are always the bulk of this show, and they’re all over the map today which makes for a fun, varied show. But Cool Stuff Found is always a favorite, and this week we’ve got a ton for you!
LAS VEGAS – Moduware demonstrated at CES its Modpack, portable battery pack that lets you build your own electronic utility device with replaceable modules.
LAS VEGAS – Valt believes its visually-oriented approach provides better password security.
John F. Braun checks out Seek Thermal’s thermal imaging system for automotive aftermarket, priced under US$999.
LAS VEGAS – John F. Braun learned about the world’s first smart food storage system, Ovie Smarterware.
John F. Braun learns more about Cocoon Cam Clarity baby monitor which offers a non-invasive way to monitor your baby’s breathing and other activities.
John F. Braun checks out the JAQ Hybrid Charger, a charger that uses both traditional lithium ion and fuel cell technology to help when you’re not near a power source.
LAS VEGAS – The smarts are introduced by including a Bluetooth-enabled pressure sensor in the filter itself.
John F. Braun check out the BACtrack C6, being touted as the world’s smallest police-grade brethalyzer.
John F. Braun checks out the EyeQue Insight, a soon to be released personal vision testing system that can help you keep track of your vision quality.
John F. Braun meets with the Aflac team, and learns how they are working with a technology partner to battle childhood cancer.
LAS VEGAS – John F. Braun gets to check out Flo, a water monitoring and control system that can help you save money through conservation and preventing water damage.
John F. Braun checks out Instinct, a smart light switch with additional sensors, plus Alexa, to create a new lighting experience.
Your two geeks are traveling in Las Vegas for CES, but that doesn’t stop them from bringing you their weekly dose of help, tips, and Cool Stuff Found. Listen as John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton help you understand how to manage the /Volumes folder, resolve a Contacts syncing problem, and decipher just how Location Services knows where you are when you have no GPS or Cell radio active. And that’s just the beginning. You’ll have to tune in for more! Press play, download, and enjoy.
Have any problems with iCloud Photo Library? Want to remove DRM from your movies? Are your apps failing to launch? Have other restrictions that your Mac or iPhone are imposing on your life? This is what Mac Geek Gab is all about: solving your problems and sharing tips. Press play, download MGG 690, and enjoy!