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The Great Internet Blocking Conspiracy – Mac Geek Gab 807

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

Smiley with a tinfoil hat - Mac Geek Gab 807

Options for Apple TV Volume, Silencing CarPlay upon connect, LTE internet options, and managing the shared family calendar only scratch the surface of this episode’s content: the mailbag overflows with your tips and questions, and John and Dave do their level best to share, answer, entertain and inform! Press play to learn about all this and more; and learn five new things in the process!

Catalina Nonplussed By HFS – Mac Geek Gab 806

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

Computer with wires and suspicious eyeball, text Catalina Nonplussed By HFS – Mac Geek Gab 806

Do you want a dock with more USB-C ports? If so, why? John and Dave have some ideas for you. How should you best manage your USB-C-powered devices? Or what if you need a backup internet connection with your cell phone? These questions, plus more questions, plus some Cool Stuff Found, plus your Quick Tips round out the episode. We know… it’s a lot! That’s what it takes to learn five new things each week together, isn’t it?

To RAID or Not (to RAID)? – Mac Geek Gab 805

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

Do you close your Terminal sessions correctly? Does iStat Menus work after you migrate? Are you getting Notes to launch as fast as possible? You’ll be able to answer “yes” to all three of these things after just the first few minutes of this week’s show. Stick around and learn about taming CarPlay, sharing Calendars, using a VPN with your Apple TV and much more. You’ll definitely hit your quota of learning at least five new things with John and Dave this week.

What's Different About Mexican Power? – Mac Geek Gab 804

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

Mac Geek Gab 804 Episode Image with three Emojis: Mexican Flag, Power Plug, Question Mark

Dave’s back from Mexico where the power is definitely the same. Yep, certianly. Or is it? He and John talk that through. Mostly, though, the show focuses on you: your questions, your tips, your thoughts, and your answers! Learn how to “right-size” Finder columns, use the keyboard to navigate System Preferences, re-enable your Mac’s startup chime, manage Photos backups, boot a new Mac from an old one, and more! Press play to learn at least five new things!

Taming System Preferences, Podcasts, Email, and More – Mac Geek Gab 803

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

Sometimes things just get out of hand with your devices and need to be wrangled back into line. Today’s targets: System Preferences, the Podcasts app, IMAP email, and much more. Plus, some early replies on our search for the best way to tame our episode watch lists are already in, too! Listen as John and Dave talk through all of this, add some Cool Stuff Found, and more.

Upgrades, Slow Internet, Hard Drives, and More – Mac Geek Gab 802

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

How’s your Catalina installation behaving? Have any Macs left to upgrade? Your two favorite geeks talk through it all. Then it’s time to diagnose the cause of slow internet, always a pesky one to diagnose! Add in some hard drive diagnostics, follow-ups on your subscription tracking, and John and Dave have a show chock-full-of-infotainment goodness to share with you!

Start with The Preposterous, Bow to The Absurd – Mac Geek Gab 801

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

You love the Quick Tips? You’ll love these when you learn about the things you can do with window edges, copying screenshots, picture-in-picture mode, and extra options for the Safari Share Sheet. Say THAT ten times fast! Then, move on to learning the least expensive way to stream Apple TV+ to your TV, manage iOS’s varying volume levels, override iOS autocorrect and much, much more. Just press play and join John, Dave, and your fellow MGG listeners in learning at least five new things together!

One Eight Hundredth Geek Out! – Mac Geek Gab 800

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

What to do for the eight hundredth episode? Share tips, answer your questions, and solve your problems, of course! Today learn about HDMI adapters, iOS backups, mounting network shares, Copying from Screenshots, and a cool edit to the iOS Share Sheet. What more can you ask for? Well, maybe a rant about Neil Young, too! Listen and learn five new things with John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, that’s what!

Quick Tips, Sonos, Media, and Megabytes – Mac Geek Gab 799

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

It seems there’s always something new to learn! This week that includes some iOS and watchOS tips, flight tracking, QuickLook for Applications, Networking, and more. Plus, discussions ensue to answer your questions about Sonos, sharing media, megabytes vs. megabits, and more. Press play to enjoy learning at least five new things!

Cool Stuff Found and Your Questions Answered – Mac Geek Gab 798

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

You like Cool Stuff Found? Good! So do your two favorite geeks. Listen as John and Dave begin this episode sharing you – and their – new finds over the past couple of weeks. Apps, utilities, gizmos, and gadgets to help you truly increase your enjoyment and productivity with your technology. Then, of course, questions! Listen to answers to your (and other listeners’) questions about migrating drives, software subscriptions, Catalina Mail, Photos, APFS, and more. It’s all about having fun and learning five new things in the process, folks!

CES Wrap-up, Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found – Mac Geek Gab 797

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

John and Dave are back from CES with new stuff they’ve learned, Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more. Of course, your questions are featured, as well, including analyzing USB power draw, fast external drives, folder permissions, and more. Press play to learn five new things with your two favorite geeks!

BenjiLock Introduces BenjiLock TSA, Updates Original Product

· John F. Braun · News

LAS VEGAS, NV — BenjiLock is introducing BenjiLock TSA, the latest version of their fingerprint lock at CES 2020.  Robbie Cabral, Inventor and CEO, highlighted the features of this lock.

CES - IEVA Introduces Stylish Twin.C Environmental Sensors

· John F. Braun · Product News

LAS VEGAS, NV — IEVA is introducing their line of stylish Twin.C Environmental Sensors at CES 2020.  Fatima Sall, Public Relations, told us about what the stylish but functional sensors can do for you.

CES - Moovy Shows Moovy Go Hub, a 12-in-1 USB-C Dock

· John F. Braun · Product News

LAS VEGAS, NV — So you have a new USB-C Mac, PC or tablet, and want to plug your stuff into it—Moovy claims to have “the most advanced USB-C dock with wireless charging.”