APFS, Shutdown, Messages, and Notifications – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 720

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A Boeing 720 with APFS, Shutdown, Messages, And notifications

Every time your two favorite geeks get together, something interesting happens: everyone learns at least five (5!) new things. This week’s topics include two very specific features of APFS (a pro and a con), noise-canceling headphones for travel, a solution to drives not appearing on your Desktop, some Cool Stuff Found, and much, much more. Press play or download and enjoy!

iOS: Use Predictive Text to Share Your Location

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Sharing your location with other people is the subject of today’s Quick Tip! While there are approximately a million ways to do so through iOS, you can actually use predictive text to pass along your location, so we’re going to tell you what magic words you’ll need to try it out.

Managing Messages, Voice Assistants, APFS, and Quasi-Mesh - Mac Geek Gab 692

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Messages are a huge part of our online life, and they don’t always work the way we expect or prefer. John and Dave start by answering some of those questions. Then it’s on to where you should – and shouldn’t – be using APFS. After that, the questions jump around a bit, including one about mesh vs. quasi-mesh. All this and more on Mac Geek Gab 692 today!

How to Troubleshoot Text Messages that Aren't Syncing

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If your messages aren’t syncing between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad, then you’ve gotta try our troubleshooting tips! After all, there’s nothing more frustrating than having to go grab a different device to be sure you sent out a particular text. That’s right, NOTHING. We stand by that statement.

iOS 11: Using the New Messages Effects

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Under iOS 11, you’ve got some new effects to play around with in Messages, so now you can annoy…er, we mean impress your friends even more! We’ve got the scoop on how to find and use these new toys.

macOS: Inserting Line Breaks in Messages

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This Quick Tip is all about a keyboard shortcut you can use in Messages on the Mac to insert a line break. So if you keep pressing Return hoping it works the same way as it does on iOS (and sending messages too early!), we’ve got the solution for you.