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. Sep. 20th, 2021
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    Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch — Mac Geek Gab 891

    Today the "we" is three with the return of Pilot Pete! The content is the same, only better, as Pete ensures your two favorite geeks complete their explanations for you. Topics today include Time Machine, Watch battery drain, airplanes, and of course your favorite Quick Tips and Cool Stuff Found. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things with John, Dave, and Pete!

  2. Sep. 14th, 2021
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    Geeks Scheming about Apple’s California Streaming — Mac Geek Gab 890

    Apple announced new iPhones, iPads, Fitness+ features, Watches, and more on Tuesday, and your two favorite geeks are here to share their reactions. On top of that, listen for Dave's pre-review of iOS 15 for you and John, as well as advice on how to approach next week's upgrade. Press play and enjoy learning five new things!

  3. Sep. 13th, 2021
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    Regurgitate, Reiterate, and Recurse — Mac Geek Gab 889

    Starting with some of the best Quick Tips we've ever shared, your two favorite geeks roar through topics including measuring current, USB-C Flash Drives, solving Mail issues on iPhone, dissecting local storage usage, and much more. Press play and learn five new things with Dave and John.

  4. Sep. 6th, 2021
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    Power Usage and iPhone Terminal — Mac Geek Gab 888

    Today is full of Cool Stuff Found, tips, and questions, with focuses on your charging and power usage as well as seeing behind the scenes of your iPhone. Of course, there's always more with your two favorite geeks, including third-party AirTags, migrating email, and maintaining your Mac! Press play and join John and Dave in learning at least five new things!

  5. Aug. 30th, 2021
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    Remembering The Hokey Pokey — Mac Geek Gab 887

    How much Cool Stuff Found can your Two Favorite Geeks share? You're about to find out! Listen as John and Dave share all of your (and their) Cool Stuff Found, PLUS answering a slew of your networking and networking-related questions. Good stuff this week, folks, and it's all because of you. Press play, listen, and enjoy learning five new things!

  6. Aug. 23rd, 2021
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    Not That Kind of Dog Track — Mac Geek Gab 886

    Tips about Siri, RAM, AirTags, and Keyboards are just the first few things you'll get here in this week's episode. Then Dave and John continue the journey by answering your questions about Mail, Wi-Fi, VPNs, Synology, and more. Press play to enjoy learning at least five new things with your two favorite geeks!

  7. Aug. 16th, 2021
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    Travel Tips, Wi-Fi Troubleshooting, and Dave Got Caught! — Mac Geek Gab 885

    It's always interesting when multiple listeners have the same problem, and today you can listen as John and Dave dig into issues with Mac minis and restarting. We think your two favorite geeks have the answer! And that's what happens here, you ask questions, we provide answers... and Quick Tips... and Cool Stuff Found, too! Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  8. Aug. 9th, 2021
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    Deep Dives into Chargers, Cord-Cutting, Hard Drive Maintenance, and More — Mac Geek Gab 884

    Your geeks take you on a few mini Deep Dives (snorkels?) today, covering topics like Cord Cutting, Chargers, HomeKit (and HOOBS), Docker, Hard Drive Maintenance, and more. Dive in with John and Dave to learn at least five new things. And Don't Get Caught!

  9. Aug. 2nd, 2021
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    Wi-Fi Connects But Doesn’t Work – Mac Geek Gab 883

    Ever have a scenario where everything seems right but nothing IS right? That's what's happening with several different MGG listeners this week, each for several different reasons. Listen as John and Dave dig into these questions — and more! — as they diligently work to ensure everyone learns at least five new things. Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and more round out the episode to be sure of that!

  10. Jul. 26th, 2021
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    DIY Automation, CarPlay, RAID, and More! — Mac Geek Gab 882

    Sometimes the easy way isn't the fun way, and this week we've got lots of do-it-yourself solutions to share from all of you. Listen as John and Dave share your ideas about automation, launch agents, CarPlay, drive arrays and much more. Of course, it wouldn't be MGG without your two favorite geeks sharing Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and their answers to all your other questions, would it? Listen, learn five new things, and don't get caught!

  11. Jul. 19th, 2021
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    Cutting The Coax — Mac Geek Gab 881

    Cool Stuff Found starts the day here, with things for printing webpages, controlling your trackpad/mouse, and organizing your life. Need a VPN at home? Your two favorite geeks have got you covered! Plus, the cable companies have priced it such that cutting the cord isn't enough. Listen as Dave tells John — and all of you — what he's learned. Press play and learn five new things!

  12. Jul. 12th, 2021
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    Clone, Erase, Install, Restore — Mac Geek Gab 880

    Four Quick Tips that'll change your life. We promise. And that's only the first ten minutes of the episode! From there it's on to Dave and John answering your questions about network settings, app launching, Time Machine, and more. Plus, lots of Cool Stuff Found AND a discussion about cutting the cord. Press play and join your two favorite geeks in learning at least five new things!

  13. Jul. 5th, 2021
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    I Want My, I Want My, I Want My … USB-C! — Mac Geek Gab 879

    It's a hot one, folks, and we're not talking about the weather! This episode is chock full of great Cool Stuff Found, answers to your questions, and more. Topics include free tools to keep your Mac running smoothly, a way to get free data on your phone, invoicing solutions for consultants, a quick way to activate your flashlight, free VPNs to use, and much, much more! Press play and enjoy learning five new things with John and Dave, your two favorite geeks!

  14. Jun. 28th, 2021
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    Consulting Advice, Quick Tips, and DSM 7.0 — Mac Geek Gab 878

    If you're a computer consultant, how do you manage your billing? Like many of you listening, Dave and John both spent time as consultants, too. Listen as they talk about some of the practices — and problems — they experienced! Synology's DSM 7.0 is out, too, and you're going to want to listen before you install. That, plus some Quick Tips, Photos, and even a few Cool Stuff Found items from the most recent Pepcom round out the episode. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  15. Jun. 21st, 2021
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    Hot Corners and Hot Flashes — Mac Geek Gab 877

    It's summer and it's hot! That means it's time to learn some tips about hot corners (on your Mac), hot flashes (on your iPhone), and more. Listen as John and Dave take you through answers to all of your questions, plus adding in some of your Quick Tips and Cool Stuff Found. Press play to listen and learn five new things along with your two favorite geeks!

  16. Jun. 14th, 2021
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    HaaS: Hay as a Service – Mac Geek Gab 876

    Listen as John and Dave share your Quick Tips about Safari Picture-in-Picture, the caveats of Finder's Drag and Drop, Apple Remotes, and more. Lots of suggestions and ideas about note-taking and idea capturing on-the-go in the episode, many of them from y'all! Then your two favorite geeks even have time to answer a few questions, including a clever workaround for blocking SMS spam. Plus... HaaS folks! It's gonna be big! Or at least amusing. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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.