Control Your Mac's Audio with SoundSource 4 from Rogue Amoeba [Sponsored]

· Dave Hamilton · Weekly Sponsorship

Please join me in thanking Rogue Amoeba, makers of SoundSource (and Loopback, and Audio Hijack, and more!) for sponsoring TMO here this week. SoundSource is one of those apps that truly is for everyone, not just audio geeks, and for that reason it’s often overlooked. Let’s fix that.

watchOS 5: How to Silence Siri

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Apple Watch and Siri

For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to cover how to shut Siri up on the Apple Watch—and it doesn’t involve Silent Mode. If you’re easily embarrassed by your voice assistant shouting at you, then you’ll like this!

Haunted Drives, Beachballs, and Chatty Cathy – Mac Geek Gab 721

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

Chatty Cathy with Haunted Drives, Beachballs, and Chatty Cathy – Mac Geek Gab 721

Is running a full SSD OK? What’s accessing my hard drive? How do I get custom sounds into Mail? These are just a few of the questions that John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, your two favorite geeks, answer this week. Press play and enjoy!

Physical Security Matters, Too – Mac Geek Gab 652

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

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SMC Resets, Migration Assistant tricks, Auto-Upgrade solutions and Renting vs. Owning your Cable Modem are just the beginning for your two favorite geeks today. S/MIME is taken to a whole other level with guest Jeff Butts who helps us all understand how to make this work on both macOS and iOS! Then it’s time to dive into your system certificates – and which ones you can touch vs. those that you can’t. Security is always on the mind and a quick VPN discussion rounds that out. Then John and Dave move on to something more pleasing to the ear: sound, and how best to manage it on your Mac!

Sonos PLAYBASE Review: Room-Filling Sound for Music, TV, and Movies

· Dave Hamilton · In-Depth Review

Sonos white PLAYBASE underneath TV

The new Sonos Playbase falls right in line with what we Apple users have come to expect, delivering a simple-yet-robust experience for people who want to enhance the sound of their TVs and simultaneously add a whole-room music-listening solution. In one, low-profile box that sits underneath your TV (officially anything 75lbs or less), the Sonos Playbase gives you all of this and more, complete with easy setup and simple operation.

iOS: Use "Vibrate Only" for Specific Event Alerts

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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This Quick Tip is all about the awesome sound of silence…ahhh. There’s a way that you can have your iPhone vibrate only for certain events (like when an email comes in) while allowing it to chime for others (such as when you get a text). Tired of the beeping and pulsing and dinging? This article’s for you!

macOS Sierra: Fast Sound Settings from the Menu Bar

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

macOS Sierra makes switching sound output easier with an updated menu bar item

Apple gets that we’re always looking for ways to make the routine things we do on our Macs easier and some of the subtle changes in macOS Sierra really show that off. The Sound menu bar item is a perfect example because now switching audio input and output sources is even simpler.