As Far As You Know He’s Not a Real Doctor – Mac Geek Gab 702
Your questions, answered! That’s what we do here. Today’s show starts with some Cool Stuff Found items, including at least one that answers a question from a previous show about auto-captioning your videos! Then it’s on to figuring out where all your storage is being used, whether or not you should ignore those iOS relogin requests, and migrating Aperture to Photos. You like Quick Tips? We’ve got those, too. All this and more, folks!
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Show NotesNote: Shownotes are complete!
- 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 702 for Monday, March 26, 2018 <https://macgeekgab.com/>
- 00:01:49 Use IFTTT with Smart Thermostat like Nest
- IFTTT (If This Then That), an iOS app that lets you script between apps and smart home devices
- 00:03:24 CSF-ThermoPeanut
- Bluetooth temperature logger
- 00:05:22 Check out Ring.com/MGG
- Video doorbell and a floodlight camera
- 00:07:00 Home Depot Smart Home Goodies
- 00:07:38 Stringify for Home Automation
- iOS Scripting for Home Automation (more powerful than IFTTT)
- 00:13:20 Tony-693-CSF-Desktop Curtain for macOS
- Hides your messy desktop
- 00:15:53 Darryl-CSF-Just Press Record
- iOS audio recorder with transcription and iCloud syncing
- 00:17:13 Dr. Bob-701-CSF-Clipomatic
- iOS app that adds live captions to videos
- 00:19:27 CSF-Ladiocast
- Mac app to stream digital audio, replacement for Nicecast
- 00:23:44 SPONSOR: Other World Computing at MacSales.com
- 00:26:49 John-Why is my drive almost full?
- OmniDiskSweeper (launch it with sudo to see all root data)
- 00:32:53 Apple’s Disk Space Usage Reports (Might) Lie
- 00:37:14 Michael-Should I relogin to iCloud Services on my iPad and iPhone?
- 00:44:15 QT-Fix Text Message Forwarding
- 00:47:13 This week’s MGG Premium Subscribers:
- Clive S., Everett T., David G., Jeff F., Joseph B-P, John B., Tony Z., Amy W., Andrew The Computer Guy, Gary R., David H., Fernando F., Daniel H., Lyndon N., Michael E., Andrew S., Royce T., Leigh F., James H.
- 00:49:36 Mary-Migrating Aperture to Photos (using PowerPhotos?)
- 00:56:15 Jacob-QT-701-Use AppleID to check for serial numbers
- 00:58:35 Corbett-QT-701-Use iMazing to Check Serial Number
- 00:59:17 Donna-QT-701-Store serial numbers in Contact record
- 01:03:02 QT-System Preferences > Accessibility -- Zoom with control-scroll
- 01:04:53 QT-Mail > Mailbox > Rebuild solved phantom entry in linked Smart Mailbox
- 01:06:52 Darryl-QT-Resync Apple Watch Contacts if You See Phone Numbers instead of Names
- 01:08:35 Stephen-QT-Photos Unorganized Album
- 01:12:58 TrapCall
- 01:14:20 MGG 702 Outtro
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