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 642: Safari Passwords, Shopping Lists, and Synology RT2600ac Router 12:16 PM Jan. 29th, 2017

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...


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  1. Jan. 29th, 2017
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    Safari Passwords, Shopping Lists, and Synology RT2600ac Router – Mac Geek Gab 642

    Have a website with multiple passwords and Safari always chooses the wrong one? Want a shopping list app to manage as a family? Photos showing greyed-out people? That's just how this week's Mac Geek Gab starts, folks. Then it's on to Dave's review of the new Synology RT2600ac standalone router, plus some related router questions for good measure. That's not where it ends, though, because there are more questions and tips answered in here, as well. You'll just have to listen to find out everything. After all, you must learn at least four new things each week, right? We're here to help you do just that!

  2. Jan. 22nd, 2017
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    Speeding Up a Sluggish Mac and Cool Stuff Found – Mac Geek Gab 641

    Cool Stuff Found today contains lots of things you suggested after listening to recent shows, including tools to help your Mac sleep, help you manage your keyboard shortcuts and macros, privately sync your notes, auto-file your Mail, and free backup storage! Then its on to sharing your tips and answering your questions. Want to learn how to factory reset your AirPods, enable band-steering on your router, or have Siri search Google instead of Bing? Let's go!

  3. Jan. 17th, 2017
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    Managing Photos, Fixing Your Apple Watch & Resolving Network Issues – Mac Geek Gab 640

    Migrating Photos to a new Mac, managing and syncing your family's photos, speeding up iOS Spotlight searches, fixing an unresponsive Digital Crown on your Apple Watch and resolving website loading delays are just some of the things you'll learn from your two favorite geeks in this week's show! Listen as Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun answer your questions and solve your problems.

  4. Jan. 9th, 2017
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    Moving Photos, Fixing Mail, Securing Your Network & More – Mac Geek Gab 639

    Back from CES, your two favorite geeks have some fun stuff to report about and all of your questions to answer. The latter include things like fixing Mail.app's CPU-hogging, which hibernatemode to use for your MacBook, and much, much more. Press play and enjoy!

  5. Jan. 1st, 2017
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    Happy New Year from Your Two Favorite Geeks – Mac Geek Gab 638

    Need to use Mini DisplayPort monitor with your USB-C Mac? Need to make screen recordings? Need a Dropbox replacement? Your two favorite geeks have you covered with these questions and others. Cool Stuff Found segment includes a way to control your reboot sounds, your clipboard, and your unwanted robocalls. Plus, another AirPods alternative. Download and enjoy!

  6. Dec. 25th, 2016
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    Christmas Morning with Your Two Favorite Geeks – Mac Geek Gab 637

    Everyone got AirPods except you? No worries, Dave and John have you covered with some AirPods alternatives. Otherwise it's listener questions dominate the show, as usual, with topics ranging from where to store your iTunes Media, network topology, replacements for Dropbox's missing Public folder and much more. Download today and enjoy!

  7. Dec. 18th, 2016
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    The First Rule of The Darknet Is Don’t Talk About The Darknet – Mac Geek Gab 636

    It's true, John and Dave – and you, fellow listeners – have gone acronym crazy! BYOD is discussed, as is TOR browser on iOS and elsewhere. RAM performance under Sierra makes an appearance as do a TON of tips, especially one for speeding up Safari on slower Macs. VPN makes an appearance in this acronym show (as it should!), and then we have some gift guide suggestions from your fellow listeners. Press play and enjoy!

  8. Dec. 11th, 2016
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    Filing Mail, Router Follow-up, and Geeky Gift Guides! – Mac Geek Gab 635

    Filing Mail, RAM suggestions, DOCSIS 3.1 and accessing your data from The Dark Side are just some of the topics of questions answered by John and Dave this week. Then it's on to a follow-up from the router show with a sandwich of geeky holiday gift suggestions from your two favorite geeks!

  9. Dec. 4th, 2016
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    Mail Tips & Solving Generic Dock Icons – Mac Geek Gab 634

    Quick tips to start: copying mail (instead of moving it), editing your default Touch Bar, a new way to create pinned tabs in Safari, ejecting an external Blu-ray, and disabling notifications. After that it's time to answer your questions about secure email, SSD upgrades, keychain errors, portable audio recording setups and much more. Press play and enjoy!

  10. Nov. 27th, 2016
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    Deep Dive: How to Choose a Router in 2016? – Mac Geek Gab 633

    This week we answer all your questions and queries about which router you should buy and how to go about deciding this for yourself. Standalone vs. mesh, eero vs. Orbi, 2x2 vs 4x4, we cover it all. After listening to this episode you'll have both the information and even some deals to be able to make your choice and know you've got the right Wi-Fi for your home.

  11. Nov. 20th, 2016
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    MGG 632: The Truth and Its Relatives

    Your questions answered, including those about Sierra's keyboard viewer, recommended OS and RAM configurations for older (and newer!) Macs, Stopping apps from launching on login, finding photos on your iPhone, Bluetooth interference and more. Then it's Cool Stuff Found and some tips. How can you go wrong? By NOT downloading this episode.

  12. Nov. 13th, 2016
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    MGG 631: The Odd Couple Episode

    We asked, you shared your top Mac apps, we share them back! Some great additions in the list here, too. Some mutual favorites and some surprises. Listen to hear if yours made the list! Then it's on to discussion about trackpad scrolling, iOS Mail swiping, ripping movies (with subtitles!) and more. Download, listen and... enjoy!

  13. Nov. 6th, 2016
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    MGG 630: Label Your Cables!

    This episode is all about geeks helping other geeks. First it's tips from you helping us and other listeners, including a way to bypass macOS Sierra's network-mounting password dialog! Then we help you with importing just your Health data, musicians using an iPad at gigs, migrating data from one iPhone to another with an older Mac, managing different photo clouds and much more. Join us by downloading and enjoy!

  14. Oct. 30th, 2016
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    MGG 629: Not All USB-C Is Created Equal

    Considering migrating to a new Mac? How about thinking of a new Cable Modem? What about managing Wi-Fi speeds with lots of Apple devices which share their Wi-Fi networks via iCloud? Your fellow MGG listeners had those questions until they asked here and your two favorite geeks answered! Listen to John and Dave discuss all of this and more, including sharing some tips from you, too!

  15. Oct. 23rd, 2016
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    MGG 628: Cool Stuff Found and The DNS Achilles Heel

    Cool Stuff Found includes how to keep Safari from opening iTunes automatically, a new USB circuit tester, bluetooth stereo speaker, a better way to backup your iPhone and more. Then it's on to your questions, including a segment on managing your iPhone from the new Console app in macOS Sierra. Plus, your two favorite geeks talk through this week's DNS outage and how they got around it. Download today and enjoy!

  16. Oct. 17th, 2016
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    MGG 627: It’s a Kludge!

    Did you know that Safari can auto-close a newly-launched tab when you're finished reading it? That's just one of the things you'll learn in today's MGG. Dropbox's accessibility hacks, editing EXIF on iOS, the security of hidden Wi-Fi networks, enabling Universal Clipboard, and managing macOS Sierra's multiple monitors are more. Plus, have you ever wanted to know the origins of the word, 'kludge"? Download today and listen!