Bypass SSL to Authenticate With Hotel and Coffee Shop Wi-Fi

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Many public Wi-Fi networks require you to agree to some terms in order to connect. Sometimes, though, getting that page of agreement up can be very difficult. It gets even more difficult when you’re authenticating for the second (or fifteenth!) time. It seemed to us that this was getting worse and worse lately, and the answer is often SSL. Listen to this Mac Geek Gab Highlight to learn how to use a URL like neverssl.com (or even captive.apple.com) to bypass SSL in order to trigger the network’s portal page to display.

How To Track Inbound Packages from FedEx, UPS, and USPS, Even Without The Tracking Number

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This is the time of year when package deliveries are happening every day. It can be helpful to know when something’s coming so that you don’t miss it, but sometimes you don’t get a tracking number ahead of time. Sometimes you don’t even know that a package is coming at all. In today’s Mac Geek Gab Highlight, listen to this short segment to learn how to get notifications about incoming packages… and then how to track them once you know about them!

Use Live Photos to Get The Best Pictures on Your iPhone

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Are you someone who finds Live Photos on your iPhone annoying and turns the feature off? If so, listen to this Mac Geek Gab Highlight, to learn how I had my mind blown when presented with the concept of using Live Photos as a form of “permanent burst mode”. Doing this means the best picture is almost always there on your iPhone, even long after the fact!

Real-time Malware Scanners for Your Mac

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Malware is a real threat for many platforms, even Macs. Up until recently, malware scanners had to be launched manually to search for this software that could screw up your Mac, and perhaps compromise sensitive information. In this Mac Geek Gab Highlight, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton discuss new real-time scanning options, including the new Malwarebytes 3, its current memory leak issues, Drive Genius 5, and ClamXAV 2.

What to Do Now That CrashPlan for Home is Going Away

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This week’s Mac Geek Gab had many listeners writing and calling in, asking for guidance on their cloud backup options now that CrashPlan has announced the end of CrashPlan for Home. John and Dave talk through various solutions including BackBlaze, B2, Amazon Glacier, CrashPlan for Small Business, and others. Listen to this Mac Geek Gab Highlight from MGG 672 to hear the advice of your two favorite geeks.

Java Isn’t Always Bad or Insecure

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While discussing beaTunes in Mac Geek Gab 670, the subject of Java applications came up, so it was as good a time as any to discuss the differences between Java desktop applications and Java web applications. And that means it’s a perfect tidbit to share as a Mac Geek Gab Highlight right here. Listen, learn, and then subscribe to MGG if you want to hear tips shared like this every week!