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 750: Batteries In The Cloud

Feb. 25th, 2019 - 7:23 PM | 01:38:11

Your questions answered, including migrating photos, syncing movies, moving to a new Mac, which earbuds to get, smart bulbs, and much more. Plus, there’s never a lack of things to swipe. And on your iPhone and Mac, that’s a good thing. Come learn five new...

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  1. Feb. 25th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Batteries In The Cloud – Mac Geek Gab 750

    Aren't using all your iCloud Storage? No worries, we've got an idea for that. We also have Cool Stuff Found and answers to your other questions. Plus, we iterate on a Quick Tip from last episode making it quicker and tipper! Listen with John and Dave and learn at least five new things!

  2. Feb. 18th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    The Mesh Wi-Fi Industrial Complex – Mac Geek Gab 749

    Wanna know how to force Safari to download a media file instead of playing it? Want to know how to use the same drive on USB-C and USB-A Macs? Want to know how to secure erase your NAS drive? John and Dave have your answers! There is also a lot of concern about the future of eero, so your two geeks discuss that, too. All this and more, just press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  3. Feb. 11th, 2019
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    Touch Bar & The Terminal – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 748

    Do you need an elbow connector? You might after listening to this episode! That, after all, is what Cool Stuff Found segments are all about: discovering stuff you didn't know existed, and now you need! In addition to that, of course, your tips are shared and questions are answered, including some about iCloud Archives, CarPlay, and Watch Notifications. Hosts Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun guide you through all of this and more, just press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  4. Feb. 4th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Connection Speeds, Slow Macs, DNS, and More – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 747

    How fast is your connection? How much of that speed matters? How fast is your Mac? Why isn't it faster? What devices can you see on your network? Why can't you connect to all of them? This is what Mac Geek Gab is about. Posing questions, getting answers, and learning at least 5 new things. Learn your 5 now by pressing play!

  5. Jan. 28th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Battery Usage, CarPlay, Notifications, and Cool Stuff Found – Mac Geek Gab 746

    Wanna learn at least five new things about your Mac and iOS devices? This week's Mac Geek Gab episode is sure to hit the mark. With topics ranging from Quick Look to Car Play to Robot Vacuums to APFS, there's always something new to learn! Press play, download, and enjoy.

  6. Jan. 21st, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Mystery “System” Disk Usage, APFS, Cookies, and More – Mac Geek Gab 745

    Mysteries are meant to be solved, and when it comes to the mystery that is your "System" disk usage as displayed by macOS, well, that mystery's not even supposed to exist in the first place. Dave and John dig in to solve this plus a bunch of other questions sent in by you, dear listeners. Press play, listen, learn, and enjoy!

  7. Jan. 14th, 2019
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    USB-C, Quick Tips, Cool Stuff, and a CES 2019 Wrap Up – Mac Geek Gab 744

    Back from CES 2019, Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun have a few thoughts to share. Then it's on to answering your questions, this time with a focus on things that used to work... and stopped. Press play, listen, and learn!

  8. Jan. 7th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    The Cosmic Bit Flip – Mac Geek Gab 743

    In the calm before the CES storm, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton come to you from Las Vegas to share their thoughts and answer your questions. Plus, John mentions Cosmic Bit Flips and everything goes sideways. Listen, enjoy, and learn. Just press play!

  9. Dec. 31st, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    App Death Match in The Colosseum – Mac Geek Gab 742

    Properly sharing Contacts? Check. Managing Mobile Applications Folder? Check. Scanning Bluetooth Devices? Check. Securing Your Certificates? Check. Choosing the best router? Check. All of this and more in Mac Geek Gab 742. MGG Forever!

  10. Dec. 24th, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Contacts Are the Root of All Evil – Mac Geek Gab 741

    Do you notice your Mac slowing down a lot? How many Contacts do you have? More and more listeners have been writing in with Contacts-related problems and solutions... are you one of them? Listen to John and Dave discuss this and so many other things this Christmas Eve. Press play and enjoy!

  11. Dec. 17th, 2018
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    Non-HomeKit Siri Control, Restoring from Trash, Quick Tips, and Cool Stuff Found – Mac Geek Gab 740

    Have you ever wanted to use Siri to control something that's not HomeKit-compatible? You're not alone. Also, you're in luck! John and Dave have an answer for you. On top of that, quick tips, Cool Stuff Found, and your questions answered. Press play and let's go!

  12. Dec. 10th, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    iOS Mysteries, Choosing Your Server, & Cool Stuff Found – Mac Geek Gab 739

    iOS is wonderful... and mysterious, especially when it asks you to login, or shows you duplicates of your data. Listen to John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton solve these problems and more for you. Then, should you get a separate Mac as a server, or can you run in the background? And, of course, more Cool Stuff Found just for you. Press play, listen, learn, and enjoy!

  13. Dec. 3rd, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Real-World Speeds, Choosing Storage, and Quick Tips – Mac Geek Gab 738

    Ever have a disk drive or Wi-Fi device that doesn't get quite the advertised speeds? Yeah, so have we. In fact, it happens all the time. Listen this week as John and Dave discuss the differences between advertised maximums and real-world expectations... and how to translate between the two. Of course, that's not all! More questions and Quick Tips than you can shake a stick at. Press play, download, and enjoy!

  14. Nov. 26th, 2018
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    Geeky Gift Guide and Your Questions Answered – Mac Geek Gab 737

    The best part about geeky gifts is that sometimes the best person to get them for is yourself. Listen to John and Dave – your two favorite geeks – discuss some of their favorites at this point in the holiday buying season, and decide whether you buy one of these now for someone else... or wait until the gifting season wraps up to get one for you!

  15. Nov. 19th, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    No Roger, NoSQL, No Rent – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 736

    Before you gobble up all your turkey, gobble up some new tips and info and tricks and, yes, even some fun toys! 'Tis (almost) the season, and you don't want to miss out. Press play and enjoy!

  16. Nov. 12th, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Bridge Mode, APFS, and Tips from MacTech – Mac Geek Gab 735

    Dave's back from MacTech and boy is his brain tired from absorbing as much knowledge as he could. He and John talk through a bunch of that, including some important new APFS knowledge, Cool Stuff Found, and a plethora of Quick Tips. Plus, of course, your two favorite geeks answer your questions. All this and more... press play and enjoy!

  17. Nov. 5th, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Mac mini CPU Considerations, Semi-Dark Mode, Photos, and More – Mac Geek Gab 734

    New Macs are out! John and Dave answer your questions and talk through the various models, including a dissection of the 2018 Mac mini CPU options as well as the relative merit of the 2018 MacBook Air. Other topics include setting up "semi-Dark Mode" on Mojave, using a Fusion Drive as storage, migrating from iCloud Photos to other options, and more! Press play and enjoy!

  18. Oct. 29th, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    When Icons Go Bad – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 733

    The question of managing spoofed caller ID came up last week, and this week we've got answers. Also, how do you deal with applications that lose their icon? We'll help! We've also got a lot more than that, too, including other questions, quick tips, Cool Stuff Found, and maybe even an iPhone XR discussion, too!

  19. Oct. 22nd, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    The Spam Eradication Conundrum – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 732

    Do you get spam calls on your iPhone? Would you like to know how to stop that? How about power drain on your Mac and your iPhone? Plus, do you care whether you're using the actual SIM or eSIM on your new iPhone? Press play, listen, and learn together!

  20. Oct. 15th, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    APFS Corruption, Wi-Fi Numbering, and Backups – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 731

    APFS has been available on our Macs for a year now, and we're beginning to see the issues with corruption that can't be yet be solved by Apple or third party utilities. Wi-Fi is changing names... and getting faster! And folks, Backups are still important! All this and more in this week's Mac Geek Gab. Press play and enjoy!