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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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]

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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?

  12. 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!

  13. 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].

  14. Aug. 24th, 2020
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    Where’s The Internet? — Mac Geek Gab 830

    Sometimes you think you're connected to the internet ... but you're not. It happens to John and Dave, too, and they talk through exactly what they've found to help solve it... and why! That's not all, of course... your questions answered, your quick tips, and more. Press play and enjoy learning five new things!

  15. Aug. 17th, 2020
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    Do Attachments Last Forever? — Mac Geek Gab 829

    What happens to Mail attachments in your archive? Have you ever done a three finger drag? How do you manage your trash can? We mean *really* manage it? All these questions — and a lot more — are answered for you this week as Dave and John pour through the mailbag and help you learn at least five new things. Press play and enjoy listening as your two favorite geeks help make it all happen!

  16. Aug. 10th, 2020
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    Audio Tips, Cool Stuff Found, Rural Broadband, and More! — Mac Geek Gab 828

    The summer heat hasn't stopped your two favorite geeks — or you, with your questions — and this week's episode shows all of that and more. You've had a ton of questions about audio devices and podcast management lately, so John and Dave dig into that first to re-open the doors on that conversation. Then it's on to tips and Cool Stuff Found, with a couple of return entries in the latter, including the very, very first Cool Stuff Found to ever have been mentioned! Press play, and enjoy watching (or listening) as you learn five new things.

  17. Aug. 3rd, 2020
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    Geek Challenges, Quick Tips, and Your Network Questions Answered — Mac Geek Gab 827

    John and Dave take a few deeper dives today to solve your peskier problems... Geek Challenges, we like to call them (though sometimes we call them "Stump the Geeks!"). Listen as your two favorite nerds talk through creatively increasing your broadband speeds, diagnosing those CPU spikes, managing battery life, Wi-Fi issues, and more. Of course, your favorite Quick Tips are here, and maybe even a few more surprises. Press play and watch while you learn five new things!

  18. Jul. 27th, 2020
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    The Case for The Nuke and Pave — Mac Geek Gab 826

    We all love the convenience of a quick upgrade and Migration Assistant, but those bring along many needles inside the haystack that can linger and leave you with fun things to troubleshoot in the future. The reality is that sometimes the Nuke and Pave is worth it, and John and Dave talk this through. That's not the only segment, though, FAR FROM IT! Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more and more of your questions are addressed, dissected, and yes, even answered! Press play to learn at least five new things.

  19. Jul. 20th, 2020
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    Repairing iCloud Syncing — Mac Geek Gab 825

    Should you update? That's always the question, isn't it, regardless of whether it's hardware or software or both. This week John and Dave answer your questions about both, specifically when it comes to Apple's offerings. That's not all, of course. Your two favorite geeks roar through a tour of your questions, tips, and Cool Stuff Found, including segments on repairing iCloud syncing, backing up your music the right way, diagnosing CPU spikes, and more. Press play, and enjoy learning at least five new things, all while remaining perfectly socially-distanced!

  20. Jul. 13th, 2020
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    ICE, ICE, Maybe? — Mac Geek Gab 824

    Is your mail forwarder secure? Are you sure? How about your Internet? These are just two of your dozen-or-so questions that John and Dave tackle this week. It's not just questions, of course. There are Quick Tips, regular tips, Cool Stuff Found, and even some router fun. Press play and enjoy listening to your favorite geeks while learning at least five new things!