Network Speed Dissection, Cool Stuff Found, and More — Mac Geek Gab 833

· Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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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?

Do Attachments Last Forever? — Mac Geek Gab 829

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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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!

Audio Tips, Cool Stuff Found, Rural Broadband, and More! — Mac Geek Gab 828

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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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.

The Case for The Nuke and Pave — Mac Geek Gab 826

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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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.

ICE, ICE, Maybe? — Mac Geek Gab 824

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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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!

Zooming the Web and Learning Your Ms — Mac Geek Gab 820

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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It’s hours before WWDC begins, and there’s just enough time to get Mac Geek Gab into your hands ahead of the new stuff we’re all about to learn. And, with that, we can still learn at least five new things, including how to Zoom (and unzoom) the web, how to encrypt your files, why you might want to change your cable modem password, and what those three Ms mean. Buckle up, press play, and enjoy the ride with John and Dave!

The Great Backup Debate — Mac Geek Gab 818

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Do you backup or clone? Which is more important? What do you do first? Ok, let’s battle. Well, not really.

Lots of Cool Stuff Found in this episode, including a way to turn your iPhone into a webcam for your Mac. Internet upgrade options are popular among the questions that came in this week, so your two favorite geeks have answers.

Listen along with John and Dave as they share, answer, postulate, and everyone learns (at least!) five new things.

Backtick is Zoomalicious (in Preview) – Mac Geek Gab 817

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Magnifying Glass Zooming Computer Screen – Mac Geek Gab 817

Who knew one key could do THAT? Plus, you can take iPhone pics right from your Mac desktop. Lots of quick tips.

And then a quick discussion about tech support in the time of social distancing. We’ve heard from a few consultants who help John and Dave suss that out.

Wi-Fi is always popular, and this week marks a return to some in-depth discussions about various configurations, including expanding your Wi-Fi… and that of your friends and family members. Plus we’ve got Cool Stuff Found and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things with your two favorite geeks!

Mispronouncing "Bondi" – Mac Geek Gab 814

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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What’s bloating up your hard drive? Why is your Bluetooth mouse still draining? Which 13″ MacBook should you get? All these questions are answered, and more. John and Dave are here to ensure you get the answers you need, in the way you need them. And that’s not all, they talk through a few ways of managing multiple Apple IDs, 10G Ethernet, macOS 10.15.5, plus Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and more. Press play to listen and learn at least five new things along with your two favorite geeks!

Fusion Drives and Folder Sharing – Mac Geek Gab 809

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Folders Transferring between computers, Mac Geek Gab 809

iCloud Folder Sharing works, and your two favorite geeks have tested it for you. Should you use your ISP’s mesh or your own? How about installing Catalina on a Fusion Drive? These questions answered, plus a LOT more. And John and Dave share your Cool Stuff Found, too. Press play and enjoy!

I Made a Loop – Mac Geek Gab 808

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Messy Network Cables - I Made a Loop – Mac Geek Gab 808

Are your fans blazing during those Zoom calls? Is your laptop plugged in more frequently now? Have an issue printing? How about choosing between NAS vs. USB-C drives? You’re in luck! These are just a sample of the questions your two favorite geeks answer during this week’s show. John and Dave then share some Cool Stuff Found, some tips, and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Catalina Nonplussed By HFS – Mac Geek Gab 806

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Computer with wires and suspicious eyeball, text Catalina Nonplussed By HFS – Mac Geek Gab 806

Do you want a dock with more USB-C ports? If so, why? John and Dave have some ideas for you. How should you best manage your USB-C-powered devices? Or what if you need a backup internet connection with your cell phone? These questions, plus more questions, plus some Cool Stuff Found, plus your Quick Tips round out the episode. We know… it’s a lot! That’s what it takes to learn five new things each week together, isn’t it?

Taming System Preferences, Podcasts, Email, and More – Mac Geek Gab 803

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Sometimes things just get out of hand with your devices and need to be wrangled back into line. Today’s targets: System Preferences, the Podcasts app, IMAP email, and much more. Plus, some early replies on our search for the best way to tame our episode watch lists are already in, too! Listen as John and Dave talk through all of this, add some Cool Stuff Found, and more.

One Eight Hundredth Geek Out! – Mac Geek Gab 800

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

What to do for the eight hundredth episode? Share tips, answer your questions, and solve your problems, of course! Today learn about HDMI adapters, iOS backups, mounting network shares, Copying from Screenshots, and a cool edit to the iOS Share Sheet. What more can you ask for? Well, maybe a rant about Neil Young, too! Listen and learn five new things with John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, that’s what!

Quick Tips, Sonos, Media, and Megabytes – Mac Geek Gab 799

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

It seems there’s always something new to learn! This week that includes some iOS and watchOS tips, flight tracking, QuickLook for Applications, Networking, and more. Plus, discussions ensue to answer your questions about Sonos, sharing media, megabytes vs. megabits, and more. Press play to enjoy learning at least five new things!

Cool Stuff Found and Your Questions Answered – Mac Geek Gab 798

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

You like Cool Stuff Found? Good! So do your two favorite geeks. Listen as John and Dave begin this episode sharing you – and their – new finds over the past couple of weeks. Apps, utilities, gizmos, and gadgets to help you truly increase your enjoyment and productivity with your technology. Then, of course, questions! Listen to answers to your (and other listeners’) questions about migrating drives, software subscriptions, Catalina Mail, Photos, APFS, and more. It’s all about having fun and learning five new things in the process, folks!

CES Wrap-up, Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found – Mac Geek Gab 797

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave are back from CES with new stuff they’ve learned, Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more. Of course, your questions are featured, as well, including analyzing USB power draw, fast external drives, folder permissions, and more. Press play to learn five new things with your two favorite geeks!

CES – Elliptic Labs Virtual Smart Sensors

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

LAS VEGAS – Elliptic Labs has developed software that uses a smartphone’s speakers and microphones to do motion sensing – and a lot more – without adding any hardware to the phone. I happened to meet CEO Laila Danielsen on a bus where she showed us just one demo application of their tech.

Cool Stuff Found from CES Unveiled – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-06

· Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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LAS VEGAS – John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton attended CES Unveiled 2020 on Sunday night, sifting through hundreds of products and companies to bring you this gadget-focused collection of Cool Stuff Found. Listen and enjoy!