Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to discuss things of interest to Mac geeks, yet present them in a way that's both entertaining and informative for the average listener.

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MGG 668: Backups vs. iCloud vs. Time Machine

10:00 AM Jul. 30th, 2017 | 01:27:37 - Download: MP3 Version | AAC Version

Turkey day is coming up in the USA, and your geeks are ready. But mostly they’re just ready to answer your Mac and iPhone questions and solve your problems… and that’s what they’re here to do today. Download, press play, and gobble-gobble it all up!

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Podcast Archives

  1. Jul. 30th, 2017
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    Backups vs. iCloud vs. Time Machine – Mac Geek Gab 668

    Ever wonder how to test an external battery? Ever want to enforce parental controls from afar? Ever wonder just how different Time Machine and iCloud are from normal backups? Well, your two favorite geeks discuss all this and a LOT more in today's episode. Press play and enjoy!

  2. Jul. 23rd, 2017
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    Password Mayhem, iOS Photos, & Preventing Sleep – Mac Geek Gab 667

    You ask, we answer! Tech support every week for over 12 years! First up this episode: Passwords, and lots of 'em. Then it's on to managing Photos and app files on your iPhone. We revisit the topic of waking a sleeping laptop, and then discuss a few tips and tricks we'll keep up our sleeves just for you. Download, press play, and enjoy!

  3. Jul. 16th, 2017
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    Three Geeks at Macstock 2017 – Mac Geek Gab 666

    For episode 666 your two favorite geeks are joined (raided!) by Guy Serle and the episode becomes a mix of Mac Geek Gab and the MyMac podcast. Recorded live at Macstock 2017, Guy, Dave, and John talk through all sorts of things, including some stellar quick tips just for you. Download, press play, and enjoy!

  4. Jul. 9th, 2017
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    Migrating Mail, Managing your Monitor, and More! – Mac Geek Gab 665

    Lots of summer-related Cool Stuff Found here, including stuff for hearing your music while you're out enjoying the outdoors. Don't worry, southern-hemisphere friends, we've got plenty of stuff for you, too, including a new mesh wireless system to discuss. The Q&A portion of the show covers migrating mail, operating with the monitor off (desirably and not-so-much). All this and more. Press play and enjoy!

  5. Jul. 2nd, 2017
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    Puck Killed the Wi-Fi – Mac Geek Gab 664

    Keyboard shortcuts, system-wide tools, reversing panorama mode, and putting the finishing touches on your system updates are the things you’ll learn about in just the first few minutes of this episode. From there it goes even deeper, including a great segment about managing your email on macOS and iOS. You won’t want to miss this one. Press play… and enjoy!

  6. Jun. 25th, 2017
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    Oh…Snap! – Mac Geek Gab 663

    Proper use of a catchall address, external MacBook and MacBook Pro batteries, granular controls on the volume slider, GPS in Airplane mode, and making an old trackball with with Sierra are just the way this show begins. Listen in for much, much more... and feel free to send your questions in, too!

  7. Jun. 18th, 2017
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    Curios Aren’t Just for Breakfast Anymore – Mac Geek Gab 662

    Alternative AirPlay Receivers, iMac Upgrades, Troubleshooting in Console, and AirPods controls are just the first four things your two favorite geeks discuss today. Then it’s on to solving the issue of stale Contacts on your iPhone, MailDrop woes, and the Preppers approach to backups. All this and more in this week’s Mac Geek Gab podcast. You’re guaranteed to learn at least four new things.

  8. Jun. 11th, 2017
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    The Boys of Summer are Back in Town – Mac Geek Gab 661

    Quick Tips to start (no hints!), and then it’s time for some new Mac advice, which is a fitting question to get on the heels of Apple’s WWDC 2017 announcements. Then it’s time to discuss backups, and how much you should worry (hint: a LOT… that’s the point of backing up!). Add in some Wi-Fi chaos and that’s the foundation of a good Mac Geek Gab episode.

  9. Jun. 4th, 2017
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    iCloud Syncing is the Bane of my Existence – Mac Geek Gab 660

    Ever have problems with iCloud syncing? Haha, of course you have. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, your two favorite geeks, have, too, so they help a few of you with your iCloud syncing problems and, in the process, dig into all the things they've learned about solving this problem over the years. But you know the rule: one must always learn at least four new things each and every episode, so there's a lot more than this, folks. Download, listen, and enjoy!

  10. May. 28th, 2017
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    Secure Document Syncing, Splitting Audio & More – Mac Geek Gab 659

    Thunderbolt 3 Docks, Quick PrefPane Access, the best iOS PDF viewer, splitting audio files, and finding your lyrics. THAT's what your two favorite geeks start with this week... and then they go from there! Press play and enjoy.

  11. May. 21st, 2017
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    Fixing Album Art, Cracked iPads, and UPnP Dangers – Mac Geek Gab 658

    Your geeks start with some tips: dealing with a bad key on your keyboard, restoring the proper album art after iCloud Music Library has done its part, and dealing with a damaged SD card. Then it's on to some questions, like whether or not UPnP is dangerous for you or what to do when you hear your Mac's fans running more frequently than you think is necessary. All this and more, just after you press play!

  12. May. 14th, 2017
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    Guardians of the Geek Galaxy – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 657

    Ever wondered how to share iCloud contact groups amongst family and team members? Ever have to mix iOS, Android, and macOS? Ever wonder what AppTranslocation folders are? How about the best thing to put in your walls before you close them up? John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton have your answers to all of this and more.

  13. May. 7th, 2017
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    Follow The Dots…to Mac Geek Gab 656

    Cool Stuff Found and Quick Tips in the same episode? You bet! John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton aim to deliver for you each and every week. And since the goal is to learn at least four new things each week, some options might include keeping your Mac awaken only when you like, managing Siri's holidays when set for a foreign voice, yet another replacement for DeskConnect, and a segment one listener calls "follow the dots." You'll just have to listen to see what that is all about. Press play and enjoy, folks!

  14. Apr. 30th, 2017
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    Is Your Wi-Fi Security Worth Its Salt? – Mac Geek Gab 655

    Splitting the check, making your EarPods or AirPods fit better, and pen-based note-taking are just the Cool Stuff Found segment. Then your two favorite geeks talk you through fixing Wi-Fi connection issues on both your iPhone and your Mac, and also help you choose the right speed plan from your ISP. That’s not all, though, and you’ll hear much more when you press play (just do it!).

  15. Apr. 23rd, 2017
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    Never Check Your NSA Email Over an Insecure Connection – Mac Geek Gab 654

    Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found and LOTS of questions. Sleeping Mac? No problem. VIP Mail help? No problem. Building a home? No problem. Want to know about VPNs? Well, now... just kidding. No problem! Mac Geek Gab answers your questions and shares your tips so everyone can learn at least four new things each week!

  16. Apr. 16th, 2017
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    NAS, MDM, DGC and Other Fun Initials – Mac Geek Gab 653

    Sometimes you have to get geeky. No worries, Dave and John will talk you through understanding what NAS and MDM mean and why you might want to use them. Don’t worry, fellow geeks, there’s stuff in here for you, too. After all, that’s how Mac Geek Gab rolls! Listen, enjoy, learn, and prosper at the same time!