Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to answer your question 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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MGG 710: The Active Evolution of APFS

8:12 AM May. 21st, 2018 | 01:31:11 - Download: MP3 Version | AAC Version

You know how it goes: your computer’s working fine one day, the next it’s not. That’s what John and Dave are here for… to help! They start today’s episode with some handy tips that aren’t documented anywhere, then they move on to answering your questions...


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  1. May. 21st, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    The Active Evolution of APFS – Mac Geek Gab 710

    You know how it goes: your computer's working fine one day, the next it's not. That's what John and Dave are here for... to help! They start today's episode with some handy tips that aren't documented anywhere, then they move on to answering your questions and solving your problems, including the path of progress upon which APFS travels. Subscribe, press play, and enjoy!

  2. May. 14th, 2018
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    The Charm of the Chime – Mac Geek Gab 709

    You have questions, Dave and John have answers. Today's topics include malfunctioning AirPods, setting Apple Pay addresses, restoring a Recovery Partition, email and iMessage encryption, and much, much more. Download, press play, enjoy, and learn!

  3. May. 7th, 2018
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    Dear Overlords of MacLand – Mac Geek Gab 708

    It's always something, and thankfully John and Dave are always here to help. This week we share some advice about geotagging your photos when shooting with a non-geo-smart DSLR camera. Then some talk about how to format Flash drives, and lots, lots more. It's always a blast and you always learn at least 5 new things each and every time you get together with John and Dave.

  4. Apr. 30th, 2018
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    Is It Time to Replace Your AirPort Router? – Mac Geek Gab 707

    APFS support in third-party apps continues to grow, there's now an app to search for 32-bit apps, secondary iCloud IDs might work well for you, and Apple's official acknowledgement of the end of the AirPort router line brings up one of our favorite topics again: what Wi-Fi solution is best for your home? John and Dave talk through all of this, all for you. Just like Sister Hazel sang. Or something like that. Just press play and enjoy!

  5. Apr. 23rd, 2018
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    Cracked iPhone Screens, What’s in iCloud Keychain, Which Mesh for Me, and More – Mac Geek Gab 706

    Running Apple devices is quite a bit of fun most of the time. Occasionally, though, you have problems... and that's where Dave and John come in to help. Today's topics include syncing Wi-Fi passwords, managing Mail's calendar events, and dealing with a cracked iPhone screen. Press play and enjoy!

  6. Apr. 16th, 2018
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    Tweaking Your iPhone, Keeping Your Mac Awake, Automation Radios, and More – Mac Geek Gab 705

    The iPhone isn't really built for you to tweak and troubleshoot, though sometimes that's exactly what you need to do. Never fear, your two favorite geeks come to your rescue. John and Dave also talk through how to keep your Mac happy and awake, radios for controlling automation, and much, much more!

  7. Apr. 9th, 2018
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    Answers to Your Questions: Photo Tagging, Mac App Store, Thunderbolt, and a Bluetooth Rant – Mac Geek Gab 704

    Answering your questions, it's what John and Dave do! Listen this week to learn about advanced photo tagging, managing your emails, fixing the Mac App Store, using Thunderbolt, accessing minimized windows, Gmail, and much, much more.

  8. Apr. 2nd, 2018
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    Migrating Your Data, Home Automation, and macOS 10.13.4 – Mac Geek Gab 703

    Apple released macOS 10.13.4 this week and, well, it changes some things. No worries, your two favorite geeks talk through it all. Then it's on to managing duplicate contacts and properly migrating your data. There are other questions, too, as well as a few other Quick Tips and some Cool Stuff(s) Found. Press play and enjoy!

  9. Mar. 26th, 2018
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    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!

  10. Mar. 19th, 2018
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    Navigating The Apple Support Mire – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 701

    Sometimes things go very wrong with Apple's tech support department. And hey, that's why Mac Geek Gab is here to help. But what happens when MGG has issues with Apple's support? They get answers is what happens, and then they share what they've learned about properly navigating that murky mess.That's not all they share, though, because you have your questions, too. Scheduled restarts, spam management, subtitles on your own movies, and more. Listen, learn, and enjoy!

  11. Mar. 12th, 2018
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    Cool Stuff Found, Apple Support App, No Laptop Power and More! – Mac Geek Gab 700

    Cool Stuff(s) Found abound, and you're in for a treat. Something for everyone, apps, hardware, macOS, iOS, you name it! Then it's on to some questions about iTunes warning. And have you used the Apple Support app? There's a great story about that, too.

  12. Mar. 5th, 2018
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    Why Must Qi’s Light Shine So Brightly? – Mac Geek Gab 699

    Is your Qi charger keeping you up at night? Don't worry, there's a solution that doesn't (necessarily) involve black electrical tape! Also in this episode, your two favorite geeks help you troubleshoot your problems, including diagosing a strange Safari launch trigger, renaming your Home Sharing store, managing multiple email addresses with Gmail, securely deleting files with High Sierra, and much more. Quick Tips abound in this episode, too, folks. Listen carefully and you shall learn!

  13. Feb. 26th, 2018
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    It’s Easy to Blame Bluetooth and APFS – Mac Geek Gab 698

    Having issues with your Apple Watch, your iMac hinge, or your external drive? We summarily blame Bluetooth. And APFS. And we have a solution for that hinge that has nothing to do with radio frequencies. So there. Just press play and enjoy. We promise you'll learn at least five new things.

  14. Feb. 19th, 2018
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    Geek Challenges, Voice Assistants, and Cool Stuff Found – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 697

    Ever wanted to clear recent locations in your calendar? Or alphabetize LaunchPad? How about finding old computer magazines online? These are just some of the Geek Challenges John and Dave talk through this week. Pepper in some Cool Stuff Found, other questions from fellow listeners, and a discussion about playing podcasts with your voice assistant, and you've got this week's episode! Press play... and enjoy!

  15. Feb. 12th, 2018
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    Network Speeds, HomePod, Vectors, and Dead Drives – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 696

    It's always something, isn't it? The more computers – and devices – we have, the more issues there are. This week, that's no different, as there are several network-related questions your two favorite geeks tackle "on-air" for you to hear. HomePod arrived, and first experiences with that are discussed. Finally, some Cool Stuff Found to help round out the episode.

  16. Feb. 4th, 2018
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    Evil Address Records of Death … and Files! – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 695

    There's always a theme, and this week it's Files. Sure, your two favorite geeks talk about a LOT more than that, but Files are always there. The Files app in iOS, looking at your files on macOS in new ways, finding files that can be deleted, and time files when you're having fun. What? Just listen and enjoy. It's easier that way.

  17. Jan. 28th, 2018
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    A Cerebral Sunday Morning: HomePod, macOS Server, Novice NAS, and Your Questions Answered – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 694

    John and Dave return to answer your questions and share your tips... and theirs! Addressing The Novice NAS Conundrum, the question often comes up: does it make sense for NAS manufacturers to target the novice market? But that's not all, your geeks get heady talking about HomePod and macOS Server, too. Plus we've got questions (and answers) about java, USB drives, and much more. Download... and enjoy!

  18. Jan. 22nd, 2018
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    This Neato Four Way Adapto-Thing – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 693

    AppleCare doesn't void every upgrade, and your geeks talk through some things you can do on your own ... and how to make sure you understand where your warranty begins and ends. Questions from you listeners are always the bulk of this show, and they're all over the map today which makes for a fun, varied show. But Cool Stuff Found is always a favorite, and this week we've got a ton for you!

  19. Jan. 15th, 2018
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    Managing Messages, Voice Assistants, APFS, and Quasi-Mesh – Mac Geek Gab 692

    Messages are a huge part of our online life, and they don't always work the way we expect or prefer. John and Dave start by answering some of those questions. Then it's on to where you should – and shouldn't – be using APFS. After that, the questions jump around a bit, including one about mesh vs. quasi-mesh. All this and more on Mac Geek Gab 692 today!

  20. Jan. 7th, 2018
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    Standards Are Great Because There Are So Many of Them – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 691

    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.