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 775: Persistence Is Reality

Aug. 19th, 2019 - 7:29 PM | 01:27:25

Sometimes your computer keeps doing something you don’t want it to do. Sometimes it stops doing something it’s supposed to be doing. Persistence is a finicky friend sometimes, and your two favorite geeks are here to help you with some of the specifics. Listen as...

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Podcast Archives

  1. Sep. 17th, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    I One The Sandbox – Mac Geek Gab 675

    Downloading YouTube Videos, App Stores Woes, Apple Pay Cash, Person-to-Person Payments, iPhone X, iOS 11 Screen Recording, Restoring from a different iPhone and a discussion of whether or not it's safe to use Facebook to login to other sites are ALL discussed in this week's show... and more! Press play and enjoy.

  2. Sep. 10th, 2017
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    Cool Stuff Found, DOCSIS 3.1, and The Backup Tango – Mac Geek Gab 674

    Your questions answered, as always, including several unresponsive Macs and how to fix them, Life after CrashPlan, Problematic iCloud syncing, and moving your media libraries. Cool Stuff Found kicks things off, though, with lots of great stuff that you'll love. Plus, a healthy competition about internet speeds between your two favorite geeks is in there, too! Press play and enjoy!

  3. Sep. 3rd, 2017
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    A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Dollars – Mac Geek Gab 673

    Moving your Photos to a new drive, managing your Finder's smart searches, reasons for a VPN, and remote access to your own Macs are just the first few topics that Dave and John discuss this week. Then it's on to managing your document syncing, finding an old version of Mac OS X for an older Mac, some cool scripts that other listeners developed for monitoring your network, and more! Press play and enjoy!

  4. Aug. 27th, 2017
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    Kelvin Was Left Out In the Cold – Mac Geek Gab 672

    No reason NOT to start the episode with Cool Stuff Found, so that's just what your two favorite geeks do. Then it's off to answering some questions about printer sharing, bluetooth headsets, USB-C connections, and, of course, CrashPlan! Download and enjoy!

  5. Aug. 20th, 2017
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    Cool Stuff Found, NAS Advice, and Geek Challenges – Mac Geek Gab 671

    It's time to dig back into NAS drives by answering Steve's question: Which Synology DiskStation is right for me? There are a few more things to explore on that topic, too, and your two favorite geeks do it justice. Separate from that are a few questions about a variety of topics, some of which are Geek Challenges where you get to provide some answers! A hardware-focused Cool Stuff Found rounds out the topic list for the week. Press play and enjoy learning!

  6. Aug. 13th, 2017
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    Backups, APFS, High Sierra, and You – Mac Geek Gab 670

    Cool Stuff Found starts the episode, then it's on to a few things related to backups, including how High Sierra's APFS will affect you. Listener tips and some other, unrelated questions are answered, and then there's a nice, juicy segment on meshifying your home without buying mesh for all of you, too. Press play and enjoy!

  7. Aug. 6th, 2017
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    macOS High Sierra Thoughts and Geek Challenges – Mac Geek Gab 669

    Do you have an app that crashes on save? Do you fully understand how to control the macOS firewall? Your two favorite geeks will help you with this and a lot more. Press play for this info-and-action-packed episode!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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!