Start with The Preposterous, Bow to The Absurd – Mac Geek Gab 801

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

You love the Quick Tips? You’ll love these when you learn about the things you can do with window edges, copying screenshots, picture-in-picture mode, and extra options for the Safari Share Sheet. Say THAT ten times fast! Then, move on to learning the least expensive way to stream Apple TV+ to your TV, manage iOS’s varying volume levels, override iOS autocorrect and much, much more. Just press play and join John, Dave, and your fellow MGG listeners in learning at least five new things together!

macOS: How to Resolve Permissions Problems after a Mac Migration

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If your new computer isn’t working correctly after you migrate your data—especially if you’re getting weird permissions issues or the “macOS needs to repair your Library” error—then come check out today’s Quick Tip! We’ve got all kinds of resources and tricks for you.

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!

Can't Print? Try Resetting Your Printer's Network Configuration

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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There’s a little-known feature of most printer models that’ll let you reset any network configurations to their defaults, which can solve all kinds of communication problems and flakiness in those oh-so-frustrating devices. We’ll talk about it in today’s Quick Tip!

5 Troubleshooting Tips for Your Apple Watch

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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Problems with your Apple Watch? Start here! We’ve got a few tips for you on troubleshooting Apple’s fancy wearable device, starting with the easy (force-quit a single app!) to the more challenging (unpair it from your iPhone!).

A Cerebral Sunday Morning: HomePod, macOS Server, Novice NAS, and Your Questions Answered – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 694

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

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John and Dave return to answer your questions and share your tips… and theirs! Addressing The Novice NAS Conundrum, the question often comes up: does it make sense for NAS manufacturers to target the novice market? But that’s not all, your geeks get heady talking about HomePod and macOS Server, too. Plus we’ve got questions (and answers) about java, USB drives, and much more. Download… and enjoy!

Disable tailspind and spindump to Speed Up your Mac

· Dave Hamilton · How-To

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Apple’s macOS High Sierra introduced enough performance enhancements that my dual-core, 2011 MacBook Air felt like it had new life breathed into it. Occasionally, though – and more and more frequently recently – events would cascade such that my CPU would run at full tilt for 5-10 minutes before finally settling in. When that was happening, Activity Monitor and/or iStat Menus would show two system processes chewing up CPU: tailspind and spindump. Thankfully, we now know how to stop that.

Boxing Day with Your Two Favorite Geeks – Mac Geek Gab 689

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

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Recurring Keychain authorization requests bugging you? iMessages out of order? Want to know what to do with your dead drives? This is just where your two favorite geeks start this week’s episode. Then it’s on to a headphone and earphone discussion, including some talk about letting ambient sound in, and letting someone else listen in on your bluetooth connection! Cool Stuff Found rounds out the show. Press play, listen, and learn! Oh, and enjoy, too.

How to Check Out Your Printer's Webpage (And Why You Might Want To!)

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Ah, printers. How we hate them; how we sometimes need them. In this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt’s going to wade into the printing morass with a great troubleshooting tip for misbehaving devices. You’ll learn how to visit your printer’s local webpage, and this just might get you out of a (paper) jam. Har har har.