Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to answer your questions and discuss things of interest to Apple and Mac geeks, yet present them in a way that's both entertaining and informative for the average listener.

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Podcast Archives

  1. Aug. 10th, 2020
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    Audio Tips, Cool Stuff Found, Rural Broadband, and More! — Mac Geek Gab 828

    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.

  2. Aug. 3rd, 2020
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    Geek Challenges, Quick Tips, and Your Network Questions Answered — Mac Geek Gab 827

    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!

  3. Jul. 27th, 2020
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    The Case for The Nuke and Pave — Mac Geek Gab 826

    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.

  4. Jul. 20th, 2020
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    Repairing iCloud Syncing — Mac Geek Gab 825

    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!

  5. Jul. 13th, 2020
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    ICE, ICE, Maybe? — Mac Geek Gab 824

    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!

  6. Jul. 6th, 2020
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    An iCloud of Uncertainty — Mac Geek Gab 823

    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!

  7. Jun. 29th, 2020
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    Full Disks, Slow Speeds, and Low Batteries — Mac Geek Gab 822

    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!

  8. Jun. 24th, 2020
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    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.

  9. Jun. 22nd, 2020
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    Zooming the Web and Learning Your Ms — Mac Geek Gab 820

    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!

  10. Jun. 15th, 2020
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    Five Catalina Volumes and Foolproof Migration — Mac Geek Gab 819

    Have you ever noticed your Mac tells you Catalina uses up 5 volumes? How about encrypting specific files and folders? And what about that cable modem password...should you change it? These are just a few of the questions answered.This episode is chock full of everything you love: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and yes, answers to your questions! Send yours in to [email protected], and now press play to listen and learn at least five new things.

  11. Jun. 8th, 2020
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    The Great Backup Debate — Mac Geek Gab 818

    Do you backup or clone? Which is more important? What do you do first? Ok, let's battle. Well, not really.Lots of Cool Stuff Found in this episode, including a way to turn your iPhone into a webcam for your Mac. Internet upgrade options are popular among the questions that came in this week, so your two favorite geeks have answers.Listen along with John and Dave as they share, answer, postulate, and everyone learns (at least!) five new things.

  12. Jun. 1st, 2020
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    Backtick is Zoomalicious (in Preview) – Mac Geek Gab 817

    Who knew one key could do THAT? Plus, you can take iPhone pics right from your Mac desktop. Lots of quick tips.And then a quick discussion about tech support in the time of social distancing. We've heard from a few consultants who help John and Dave suss that out.Wi-Fi is always popular, and this week marks a return to some in-depth discussions about various configurations, including expanding your Wi-Fi... and that of your friends and family members. Plus we've got Cool Stuff Found and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things with your two favorite geeks!

  13. May. 25th, 2020
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    Drawing, Backing Up, and Being a Screenshot Ninja – Mac Geek Gab 816

    Did you know you could move your screenshot selection window around after you create it? How about rearranging columns in the Finder and having it remember? What about Profiles on your Mac, and how they can be used to hijack your browser?If you listen to this week's Mac Geek Gab with Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, not only will you know how to do these three things, we guarantee you'll learn at least two more (and probably a lot more than that!). Press play and enjoy learning all these things with your two favorite geeks.

  14. May. 18th, 2020
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    Holy Bidirectional Thunderbolt, Mac-Man! – Mac Geek Gab 815

    Did your Mac stop showing all your spotlight results? Do you have an external rotational drive on your Mac? Do you want to Add the Dark Menubar to your Light-themed Mac?These answers are addressed in the opening Quick Tips segment. Can you imagine what happens when John and Dave, your two favorite geeks, start answering your questions? Good news: you don't have to imagine. Just press play and all will be revealed!

  15. May. 11th, 2020
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    Mispronouncing “Bondi” – Mac Geek Gab 814

    What's bloating up your hard drive? Why is your Bluetooth mouse still draining? Which 13" MacBook should you get? All these questions are answered, and more. John and Dave are here to ensure you get the answers you need, in the way you need them. And that's not all, they talk through a few ways of managing multiple Apple IDs, 10G Ethernet, macOS 10.15.5, plus Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and more. Press play to listen and learn at least five new things along with your two favorite geeks!

  16. May. 4th, 2020
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    New Stuff, Old Macs? Old Stuff, New Macs! – Mac Geek Gab 813

    Need to run Mojave on your Catalina Mac? Need to really manage your printers? Want to add multiple monitors to your MacBook Pro? No problem. John and Dave have you covered. Listen as your two favorite geeks answer your questions about all this and more. It's deliciously informative. And... it's entertaining! Press play and watch, too!

  17. Apr. 27th, 2020
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    It’s Good to Do The Math – Mac Geek Gab 812

    USB Power Delivery isn't as clear a concept as it could be, and your two favorite geeks help sort this out. That's not all, of course, because John and Dave are here to answer ALL of your questions. This week that includes issues with Spotlight, Backups, displays for your Mac mini, managing your external DAC, and more. Press play ... and enjoy!

  18. Apr. 20th, 2020
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    Sharing, Streaming, and Securing – Mac Geek Gab 811

    Need to share big files from home? Trying to manage your video streaming and conferencing? Want to secure your setup? Good news, Mac Geek Gab has some ideas for you. Plus, there are Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and lots more answers to lots more questions contained within. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  19. Apr. 13th, 2020
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    Changing the Volume Level…and Icon – Mac Geek Gab 810

    Did you know that with just your fingers on your iPhone screen you can slide to adjust the volume or pinch to delete messages? And with an option-click of your Mac's mouse you can opt-in to distraction free bliss? You will after you listen to this episode, where John and Dave talk you through all of these things... and that's just the first few minutes! There's always more to come with Mac Geek Gab, because you're guaranteed to learn at least five new things or your money back!

  20. Apr. 6th, 2020
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    Fusion Drives and Folder Sharing – Mac Geek Gab 809

    iCloud Folder Sharing works, and your two favorite geeks have tested it for you. Should you use your ISP's mesh or your own? How about installing Catalina on a Fusion Drive? These questions answered, plus a LOT more. And John and Dave share your Cool Stuff Found, too. Press play and enjoy!