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. Dec. 28th, 2020
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    Time Capsule Replacements, Quick Tips, & Cool Stuff Found — Mac Geek Gab 850

    Apple's Time Machine lets you backup to a network drive... but which network drive should you use now that Apple no longer sells a Time Capsule? John and Dave are here to answer this question and many, many more! Listen as your two favorite geeks answer all the questions YOU sent in this week, plus sharing Quick Tips and Cool Stuff Found to give you lots to think about... and to get! Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things about your Mac, iPhone, and other tech.

  2. Dec. 21st, 2020
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    Battery Management, Nuking, Paving, and More — Mac Geek Gab 849

    Sometimes you Nuke, sometimes you Pave. Sometimes all you need to do is make a tweak. You'd think we were talking about building (and destroying) roads, but no... your two favorite geeks are talking tech! Apple tech, mostly. Listen as John and Dave answer your questions, share your tips and Cool Stuff Found, and generally help all of us learn at least five new things every week!

  3. Dec. 14th, 2020
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    Swiper, NOT Swiping — Mac Geek Gab 848

    These days we do lots of swiping on our devices, and sometimes the results are expected, other times not so much! Listen as John and Dave share tips and answer questions about swiping. That's not all, of course, the topics expand from there, including a great dive into USB speeds on Apple's new iPads. Listen as your two favorite geeks walk through all of this for you this week!

  4. Dec. 7th, 2020
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    Migrating Your Mac and Its Data — Mac Geek Gab 847

    It seems to be the season... Migration Season, that is! So many new Macs, so many migrations, so much data, and so many questions! Thankfully your two favorite geeks have answers, as does the MGG Family. Press play and listen as John and Dave take you through all these and more. Of course, there's more: Quick Tips are aplenty and there might even be some Cool Stuff Found! Whatever it is, you'll enjoy learning at least five new things this episode!

  5. Nov. 30th, 2020
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    Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found and Your Questions Answered: A Traditional MGG — Mac Geek Gab 846

    There's nothing wrong with enjoying the comfort of old traditions, and this week's Mac Geek Gab has three of them for you: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and your questions answered. Press play and enjoy learning five new things as John and Dave, your two favorite geeks, steward us all through this week's episode.

  6. Nov. 23rd, 2020
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    Big Sur, the M1 MacBook Air, and Quick Tips — Mac Geek Gab 845

    Dave's had his M1 MacBook Air for a week, and John has some questions for him! Lots more about Big Sur including your questions answered *and* some Quick Tips. Of course, MGG wouldn't be complete without more in-depth tips, too, and y'all have been keeping the queue full in that department! Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things.

  7. Nov. 16th, 2020
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    Big Sur, Apple Outages, and Thunderbolt 4 Explained — Mac Geek Gab 844

    There's been a lot of confusion this week, beginning with what "Thunderbolt 4" really means for us Mac users. Thankfully OWC's Larry O'Connor was able to join John and Dave this week to explain. That's not all you get, though. Your two favorite geeks carry on with advice about Big Sur, more M1 thoughts, and simply answers to all your questions about everything Mac, Apple, and technological. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  8. Nov. 10th, 2020
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    Which M1 Mac Should I Order? — Mac Geek Gab 843

    Apple announced their M1 Macs today, the first Macs made with Apple Silicon chips. Join Dave and John as they dig into the specs to find out what the differences — and similarities — are between these models, helping you decide which one to order. Press play... and don't get caught!

  9. Nov. 9th, 2020
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    Check Your Digital Couch Cushions — Mac Geek Gab 842

    How much money do you have in your digital couch cushions? John and Dave walk through a few places you can check ahead of the holiday buying frenzy! Of course, most of the show is dedicated to answering your tech questions, solving your problems, sharing quick tips and, yes, a few minutes is even carved out to review eero's new Wi-Fi 6 systems! Press play and join your two favorite geeks in learning at least five new things!

  10. Nov. 2nd, 2020
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    Malware? Not Malware — Mac Geek Gab 841

    Sometimes you feel like ... a malware. Sometimes you don't. That's not how it goes, but that's exactly how it felt for a lot of you this week! John and Dave talk through this and get to the bottom of it all. That's hardly half of it, though. You know how Mac Geek Gab goes... your questions answered, your tips share, all with the goal of learning at least five new things along with your two favorite geeks!

  11. Oct. 26th, 2020
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    Managing Your Drives, Big Sur Tips, Ransomware, and More — Mac Geek Gab 840

    These days most of us are using external drives at some level. Even if we're not, our internal drives are always in need of some attention, pruning, or some other operation. Listen as your two favorite geeks answer all your drive-related questions. That's not all, of course, we've got more Big Sur tips, ideas for mitigating ransomware, Cool Stuff Found, and much more! Press play and enjoy an hour-or-so with John and Dave!

  12. Oct. 19th, 2020
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    Widgets, Wi-Fi, and Big Sur — Mac Geek Gab 839

    The fall is a crazy ride for Apple users. New hardware, new software, lots of changes, and more. John and Dave are right there with you to answer your questions, share tips, and dissect the new technology to help us all understand everything better. Listen this week as your two favorite geeks answer some Wi-Fi questions, share Cool Stuff Found, and revisit Big Sur as it surely gets closer to release time. Press play and enjoy learning five new things!

  13. Oct. 13th, 2020
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    Geeky Thoughts About Apple’s “Hi, Speed” iPhone 12 and HomePod mini Announcements – Mac Geek Gab 838

    Join John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton for the geeks' dissection of Apple's iPhone 12 and HomePod mini announcements. Digging into some of the deeper elements, your two favorite geeks cover some of the 5G nuances, OLED on all screens 12, LIDAR, speaker pairing, and more. Press play and enjoy, then send your feedback into [email protected]

  14. Oct. 12th, 2020
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    Wi-Fi, NAS, and More — Mac Geek Gab 837

    How do we know it's time? Because The Answer plays and we know you've asked us the question! That's right, Dave and John have answers to your questions about Wi-Fi, NAS, iOS 14, and much more! Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things along with your two favorite geeks!

  15. Oct. 5th, 2020
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    Battery Life, Network Tweaks, and Cool Stuff Found — Mac Geek Gab 836

    Has iOS 14.0.1 hurt your battery life? We might have a fix for you. Networking is always top-of-mind, and your two favorite geeks share some answers to your related questions. Then it's Cool Stuff Found, where John and Dave share all the cool things you and they have discovered in the past week. Press play and enjoy learning five new things, folks!

  16. Sep. 28th, 2020
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    That CPU is Hot! — Mac Geek Gab 835

    Of course your Quick Tips for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 keep rolling in, and of course your two favorite geeks take pleasure in sharing them for you. But there's more... there's always more! This week, John and Dave dig into what's making your CPU hot, what's causing your CarPlay woes, and much, much more! Press play to enjoy learning at least five new things.

  17. Sep. 21st, 2020
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    iOS 14 Quick Tips and More — Mac Geek Gab 834

    We've got first-run Quick Tips for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 for you right here. You know those things that surprise and delight your friends when they see you do them? That's what Quick Tips are! Come and learn at least five new things as John and Dave talk through Quick Tips plus answer your questions about everything Mac, Apple, iPhone, and more. Press play and enjoy hanging out with your two favorite geeks!

  18. Sep. 14th, 2020
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    Network Speed Dissection, Cool Stuff Found, and More — Mac Geek Gab 833

    Having a solid connection to your network is only part of it. The other part? Speed! Dissecting the differences between these two — and teaching you how to do the same — are your two favorite geeks: John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton. Of course, that's just one of the many things covered in this week's episode. Lots more tips, questions answered, and Cool Stuff Found shared. Press play and learn those five new things, alright?

  19. Sep. 7th, 2020
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    Packing Your Geeky Go Bag — Mac Geek Gab 832

    What's in your Geeky Go Bag? Whether you're heading to work remotely, or take a plane trip, or head to the hospital, or just work outside at a coffee shop, what do you bring with you? John and Dave talk through their thought-processes here as they assemble their own Go Bags, helping you to make sure you have yours together. That's not nearly the tip of the iceberg, though. This episode is chock full of your questions answered, tips shared, and Cool Stuff Found. Press play and learn at least five new things together with the rest of the Mac Geek Gab family!

  20. Aug. 31st, 2020
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    Networking Fun and Naughty Macs — Mac Geek Gab 831

    It's time to get your geek on, and John and Dave are right there with you. Today your two favorite geeks dig into some networking issues, aiming to solve your problems, and help make sense of them so you understand even if you're not a networking geek! Of course, there's plenty of time left for your Apple/Mac/iPhone questions, too. Press play and enjoy! And send your questions in to [email protected].