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Standards Are Great Because There Are So Many of Them – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 691

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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.

Boxing Day with Your Two Favorite Geeks – Mac Geek Gab 689

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Recurring Keychain authorization requests bugging you? iMessages out of order? Want to know what to do with your dead drives? This is just where your two favorite geeks start this week’s episode. Then it’s on to a headphone and earphone discussion, including some talk about letting ambient sound in, and letting someone else listen in on your bluetooth connection! Cool Stuff Found rounds out the show. Press play, listen, and learn! Oh, and enjoy, too.

Depending Upon Which Way You Scroll – Mac Geek Gab 688

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With so many options for playing your movies on your Apple TV, how do you make sense of it all? Your two favorite geeks get you there. But first, it’s a healthy list of Cool Stuff Found, including one for a great discount on an Apple TV itself! Then its on to your questions, and you have lots of ’em! No worries, that’s what John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton do on Mac Geek Gab: they answer your questions and solve your problems. Press play, learn, and enjoy! Also, don’t get caught.

Future Accidental Probing Failed – Mac Geek Gab 687

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This time of year more than others, it seems, people need to remote control their friend’s and family’s computers for assistance. It’s what we do here at Mac Geek Gab – helping people, that is – and we’re happy to help you help others, too! But that’s not all we talk about in this episode of MGG 687. In fact, it’s probably only a smidge of it. Managing multiple Photos libraries, migrating from FireWire to the future, and Cool Stuff Found. Listen, learn, and enjoy!

Don't Commit a Photo Crime – Mac Geek Gab 686

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Sometimes iCloud gets out of sync. Your geeks and fellow listeners have some tips and solutions. Then it’s time to talk about troubleshooting tools that exist on either iOS or macOS but not both. What are your options? Your geeks talk through that, too. Of course, ’tis the season, so Cool Stuff Found abounds. We share and you share! We all learn (at least) four new things! It’s Mac Geek Gab, after all. Enjoy MGG 686!

Playing Your Movies, Migrating Your Data, Managing Permissions – Mac Geek Gab 685

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Cold weather (in the Northern Hemisphere, that is!) means lots of people are staying home playing movies, and your geeks are here to help out with that. Our Southern Hemisphere friends are vacationing, and all that travel means playing movies on the airplane, too, so… we all need this! That’s not all, though. Heck, that’s not even most! APFS on rotational drives, permissions for your files, battery apps for your iPhone and much, much more are included, as well. Press play and enjoy as Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun take you on an infotainment adventure. You’ll learn at least four new things!

Five Minutes is an Eternity to a Computer – Mac Geek Gab 684

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Turkey day is coming up in the USA, and your geeks are ready. But mostly they’re just ready to answer your Mac and iPhone questions and solve your problems… and that’s what they’re here to do today. Download, press play, and gobble-gobble it all up!

How Many Times Can You Fold a Podcast? – Mac Geek Gab 683

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Have questions about your Mac or iPhone? Just want to learn more? Join John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, your two favorite geeks, as they entertain and inform you this week.

Fighting The Machine & Saying the S-Word – Mac Geek Gab 682

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iOS 11 brought battery life issues for many – but not all – users, and Dave and John have a few solutions for those affected. But that’s not all you get, of course. Many tips, questions answered, and Cool Stuff Found round out the episode, including cable modem picks, iPhone X discussion, wireless charging devices, and an interesting backup analysis from a listener. Download, press play, and enjoy!

What Have Brown Outs Done For You? Get a UPS – Mac Geek Gab 681

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When the power flickers, are your electronics protected? That’s the first order of business. Then it’s on to some Cool Stuff Found before digging in to prepping for iPhone X, including what to do about AppleCare … and AppleCare+. VPNs, Battery life, and Certificates round out the episode for you. Press play, enjoy, and learn at least four new things!

We Fiddled with Ditto – Mac Geek Gab 680

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Are photos still bloating up your iPhone? Having trouble upgrading to High Sierra or Downgrading to Sierra? Need to Sync two folders on your Mac? These are just some of the questions your two favorite geeks answer this week!

Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, High Sierra, and KRACK – Mac Geek Gab 679

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Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, High Sierra, and KRACK are the topics today, but that means you’re in for a real treat. The goal is for everyone to learn at least four (4!) new things, but today you’re guaranteed to learn a whole lot more. Download, press play, and enjoy!

Calendar Sharing, iOS 11 Tips, and AirPods – Mac Geek Gab 678

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Pilot Pete rejoins after the first time in a LONG time, and your geeks dive right in to Cool Stuff Found. After that, it’s time to talk about iOS 11 tips, calendar sharing, AirPods, and High Sierra’s login items issues. Download, press play, and enjoy!

High Sierra, Photos, iOS 11, and Sleeping your iPhone – Mac Geek Gab 677

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It’s high time for some High Sierra chat, and chat is what your two favorite geeks bring! Installation help, app help, and some interesting tidbits round out that portion of the show. Then it’s on to some tips and glorious Cool Stuff Found submitted by you, our faithful listeners. Download, press play, and enjoy!

The Truth is in The Cloud – Mac Geek Gab 676

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iOS 11’s Spotlight Search, Files App, Photo Search, and app management start the show. Then it’s on to discussing the best ways to troubleshoot all iCloud syncing issues. Have dual monitors or are just particular about your window locations? We’ve got that covered, too… and a lot more! And hey, there’s a DAC in that dongle! Press play and enjoy.

I One The Sandbox – Mac Geek Gab 675

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Downloading YouTube Videos, App Stores Woes, Apple Pay Cash, Person-to-Person Payments, iPhone X, iOS 11 Screen Recording, Restoring from a different iPhone and a discussion of whether or not it’s safe to use Facebook to login to other sites are ALL discussed in this week’s show… and more! Press play and enjoy.

Cool Stuff Found, DOCSIS 3.1, and The Backup Tango – Mac Geek Gab 674

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Your questions answered, as always, including several unresponsive Macs and how to fix them, Life after CrashPlan, Problematic iCloud syncing, and moving your media libraries. Cool Stuff Found kicks things off, though, with lots of great stuff that you’ll love. Plus, a healthy competition about internet speeds between your two favorite geeks is in there, too! Press play and enjoy!