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. Jun. 7th, 2021
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    Dave Mark Joins for WWDC21 Day 1 Reactions — Mac Geek Gab 875

    Guest Dave Mark joins John and Dave today to discuss, react, digest, and help explain the new things Apple announced at WWDC21's Keynote and State of the Union this year. Listen as your two three favorite Apple geeks have a gab for the ages!

  2. Jun. 7th, 2021
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    Swiping Left (or Right!), Suspicious Packages, and Cool Stuff Found — Mac Geek Gab 874

    Your two favorite geeks answer your questions about Target Disk Mode, using your Apple TV Remote to turn off your TV, removing words from predictive text, and more. On top of that, they share a few Mail-based quick tips and an entire pile (yep, the whole thing!) of Cool Stuff Found. Press play and learn (at least) five new things with John and Dave!

  3. May. 31st, 2021
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    Juice Jackers and Battery Drainers – Mac Geek Gab 873

    Ever heard of Juice Jacking? Neither had John nor Dave. No problem, though, they dug in and found everything you needed to know. That's the beauty of Mac Geek Gab, too: you ask the questions and then your two favorite geeks dig and see what they can find. Press play and learn at least five new things about battery draining, external drives, M1 displays, backups, and more!

  4. May. 24th, 2021
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    Offsite Backups, Blocking Scammers, Quick Tips, and More – Mac Geek Gab 872

    As Apple users, we have lots of technology needs which extend beyond that which are made by the fruit company. Listen as your two favorite geeks share their thoughts and answers to your questions about Offsite Backups, Blocking Scammers, DVRing today's video content, and much more. Press play and learn at least five new things along with Dave and John.

  5. May. 17th, 2021
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    Passwords, Mesh WiFi, Quick Tips, and More — Mac Geek Gab 871

    You like tech? Wanna learn more? Listen as John and Dave answer your questions about what to get, how to set it up, how to fix it, and more! Of course, they round out the episode with some Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and some productivity tools, too. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  6. May. 10th, 2021
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    Rumbling with Gatekeeper — Mac Geek Gab 870

    Apple's protective engines usually do well at protecting our devices, but what happens when they go haywire? It's time to Rumble, that's what, and John and Dave are here to help! Listen as they answer your questions, share Cool Stuff Found, push out the Quick Tips and make it easy to learn at least five new things this week!

  7. May. 3rd, 2021
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    Trimming the iPhone App Fat — Mac Geek Gab 869

    What's the best way to remove all those iPhone apps you downloaded once and never use anymore? Listen as John and Dave answer this and many other helpful questions to make your electronic lives easier! Extending an iMac's life, calibrating your TV, fiber internet, and more are the subjects your two favorite geeks dig through. Add in some Cool Stuff Found and you're guaranteed to learn at least five new things just from pressing play!

  8. Apr. 26th, 2021
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    Failing, Succeeding, and Retiring SSDs — Mac Geek Gab 868

    Solid State Drives (SSD) are a wonderful thing upon which we all rely, but sometimes they get a little wonky. Listen as John and Dave discuss and answer your questions about SSDs, Clipboard Managers, Java and Spam. Add in a little Cool Stuff Found segment and you're sure to learn at least five new things. Press play and enjoy!

  9. Apr. 20th, 2021
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    Dissecting Apple’s Loaded Spring (Event) — Mac Geek Gab 867

    Minutes after Apple's "Spring Loaded" event ended, do you know what your two favorite geeks did? They recorded this episode for you to dissect and discuss the elements that stuck out to them. Listen (or watch!) as John and Dave dig in and share. Press play...and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  10. Apr. 19th, 2021
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    Not-So-Silent Ringing — Mac Geek Gab 866

    Sometimes your iPhone's silent, and sometime it's not. But what about when it decides what to do, not you? That's when you call John and Dave! Or you can email them. Or you can text them. Or you can post in the forums. Either way, they'll answer your questions and try to help solve your problems. Listen to all your questions answered, Cool Stuff Found and Quick Tips shared, and you're guaranteed to learn at least five new things hanging out with your two favorite geeks!

  11. Apr. 12th, 2021
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    Geek Challenges and Cool Stuff Found — Mac Geek Gab 865

    Sometimes there are those problems that just don't have easy solutions...and that's when things get fun! Geek Challenges mean you get to join in the fun of helping find the answers. Listen as John and Dave share some of their more troubling troublehooting experiences plus, of course, some Cool Stuff Found to round it all out. Press play and learn five new things!

  12. Apr. 5th, 2021
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    M1 Mac Troubleshooting, Quick Tips, and More — Mac Geek Gab 864

    M1 Macs have only been available for a few months, but y'all are buying them up like crazy. Of course, troubleshooting them is a bit different than familiar Intel models, and Dave and John talk through some of that while answering your questions. Quick Tips help to make this episode accessible for all, in addition to some non-platform-specific questions about troubleshooting in general. Listen in as your two favorite geeks help share the knowledge, and perhaps you'll learn five new things, too!

  13. Mar. 29th, 2021
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    Dissecting Your Backups — Mac Geek Gab 863

    What better way to celebrate World Backup Day than to have your two favorite geeks pick apart their personal backup strategies? We can't think of one, so that means you get to listen as John and Dave spend a little time sharing and analyzing their backup strategies, and sharing some of yours, as well. Of course, it's Mac Geek Gab, so that means there will be some tips, Cool Stuff Found, and your questions answered! Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things.

  14. Mar. 22nd, 2021
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    NON ADEPTO DEPRENSUS! — Mac Geek Gab 862

    You know the drill: Don't Get Caught! That means you want to understand your technology as best you can. Good news: Your two favorite geeks are here to help! Listen as John and Dave share your tips and answer your questions. Topics include Apple's Privacy tool, Apple TV Control Center, APFS, Time Machine, Messages, and the downfalls of pop-up blockers. Press play and enjoy learning (at least) five new things!

  15. Mar. 15th, 2021
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    What ELSE is Using My Mac? — Mac Geek Gab 861

    We know what apps we are using with our Macs, but increasingly there are processes — from Apple and others — using up our Mac's resources, too. Listen as Dave and John answer your questions about all this and much, much more. Of course, your favorite segments — Quick Tips and Cool Stuff Found — are included, too! Press play, and enjoy learning at least five new things.

  16. Mar. 8th, 2021
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    Vinyl, AirPods, and More! — Mac Geek Gab 860

    Connecting two pieces of technology together should be easy, right? Not always! Listen as John and Dave scratch their collective heads over all your questions. Topics include, audio, SSDs, M1 Macs, bookmarks, and more. There's time for a few Quick Tips and Cool Stuff Found, too! Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things along with your two favorite geeks!

  17. Mar. 1st, 2021
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    Rolling With Wi-Fi — Mac Geek Gab 859

    Sometimes you've gotta go... and sometimes — make that ALL the times — you need Wi-Fi. Never fear, John and Dave are here to help answer the tough (and fun) questions. Listen as your two favorite geeks pour through the mailbag, trying to answer as many of your questions as possible in the time we all have together each week. Don't forget to send in your questions: [email protected] and they'll answer yours, too!

  18. Feb. 22nd, 2021
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    Solving an LSD Problem — Mac Geek Gab 858

    Of course you knew we meant LaunchServicesDaemon, right? Sometimes it has problems... and your two favorite geeks have the solution! Listen as John and Dave talk through your questions, tips, and Cool Stuff Found while everyone — including them — learns at least five new things!

  19. Feb. 15th, 2021
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    Avoiding the Duck — Mac Geek Gab 857

    We promised Wi-Fi and we delivered Wi-Fi. That's how it works here at Mac Geek Gab: your two favorite geeks answer your questions and help solve your problems. But it's not only Wi-Fi, of course. Lots of you asked other questions, and we've got that covered, too, including helping to tame that ducking autocorrect feature. Press play and listen as John and Dave help you learn at least five new things!

  20. Feb. 8th, 2021
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    Mountain Dew vs. iPhone and More Fun Stories — Mac Geek Gab 856

    Spoiler alert: Sometimes the Mountain Dew wins, folks, but you knew that already. That's OK, this episode is chock full of Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, plus your questions answered about all sorts of issues. Listen as John and Dave — your two favorite geeks — take you on this ride so you can learn at least five new things!