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Discussing things of interest to Mac geeks, yet present them in a way that's both entertaining and informative for the average listener.

Discussing things of interest to Mac geeks, yet present them in a way that's both entertaining and informative for the average listener.
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Discussing things of interest to Mac geeks, yet present them in a way that's both entertaining and informative for the average listener.

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English


Episodes

MGG 705: Tweaking Your iPhone, Keeping Your Mac Awake, Automation Radios, and More – Mac Geek Gab 705

4/16/2018
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The iPhone isn’t really built for you to tweak and troubleshoot, though sometimes that’s exactly what you need to do. Never fear, your two favorite geeks come to your rescue. John and Dave also talk through how to keep your Mac happy and awake, radios for controlling automation, and much, much more!

Duration:01:25:48

MGG 704: Answers to Your Questions: Photo Tagging, Mac App Store, Thunderbolt, and a Bluetooth Rant – Mac Geek Gab 704

4/9/2018
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Answering your questions, it’s what John and Dave do! Listen this week to learn about advanced photo tagging, managing your emails, fixing the Mac App Store, using Thunderbolt, accessing minimized windows, Gmail, and much, much more.

Duration:01:16:46

MGG 703: Migrating Your Data, Home Automation, and macOS 10.13.4

4/2/2018
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Apple released macOS 10.13.4 this week and, well, it changes some things. No worries, your two favorite geeks talk through it all. Then it’s on to managing duplicate contacts and properly migrating your data. There are other questions, too, as well as a few other Quick Tips and some Cool Stuff(s) Found. Press play and enjoy!

Duration:01:24:23

MGG 702: As Far As You Know He’s Not a Real Doctor

3/26/2018
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Your questions, answered! That’s what we do here. Today’s show starts with some Cool Stuff Found items, including at least one that answers a question from a previous show about auto-captioning your videos! Then it’s on to figuring out where all your storage is being used, whether or not you should ignore those iOS relogin requests, and migrating Aperture to Photos. You like Quick Tips? We’ve got those, too. All this and more, folks!

Duration:01:21:33

MGG 701: Navigating The Apple Support Mire

3/19/2018
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Sometimes things go very wrong with Apple’s tech support department. And hey, that’s why Mac Geek Gab is here to help. But what happens when MGG has issues with Apple’s support? They get answers is what happens, and then they share what they’ve learned about properly navigating that murky mess. That’s not all they share, though, because you have your questions, too. Scheduled restarts, spam management, subtitles on your own movies, and more. Listen, learn, and enjoy!

Duration:01:19:38

MGG 700: Cool Stuff Found, Apple Support App, No Laptop Power and More!

3/12/2018
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Cool Stuff(s) Found abound, and you’re in for a treat. Something for everyone, apps, hardware, macOS, iOS, you name it! Then it’s on to some questions about iTunes warning. And have you used the Apple Support app? There’s a great story about that, too.

Duration:00:31:56

MGG 699: Why Must Qi's Light Shine So Brightly?

3/5/2018
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Is your Qi charger keeping you up at night? Don’t worry, there’s a solution that doesn’t (necessarily) involve black electrical tape! Also in this episode, your two favorite geeks help you troubleshoot your problems, including diagosing a strange Safari launch trigger, renaming your Home Sharing store, managing multiple email addresses with Gmail, securely deleting files with High Sierra, and much more. Quick Tips abound in this episode, too, folks. Listen carefully and you shall learn!

Duration:01:18:16

MGG 698: It's Easy to Blame Bluetooth and APFS

2/26/2018
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Having issues with your Apple Watch, your iMac hinge, or your external drive? We summarily blame Bluetooth. And APFS. And we have a solution for that hinge that has nothing to do with radio frequencies. So there. Just press play and enjoy. We promise you’ll learn at least five new things.

Duration:01:35:15

MGG 697: Geek Challenges, Voice Assistants, and Cool Stuff Found

2/19/2018
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Ever wanted to clear recent locations in your calendar? Or alphabetize LaunchPad? How about finding old computer magazines online? These are just some of the Geek Challenges John and Dave talk through this week. Pepper in some Cool Stuff Found, other questions from fellow listeners, and a discussion about playing podcasts with your voice assistant, and you’ve got this week’s episode! Press play… and enjoy!

Duration:01:24:12

MGG 696: Network Speeds, HomePod, Vectors, and Dead Drives

2/12/2018
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It’s always something, isn’t it? The more computers – and devices – we have, the more issues there are. This week, that’s no different, as there are several network-related questions your two favorite geeks tackle “on-air” for you to hear. HomePod arrived, and first experiences with that are discussed. Finally, some Cool Stuff Found to help round out the episode.

Duration:01:22:24

MGG 695: Evil Address Records of Death ... and Files!

2/4/2018
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There’s always a theme, and this week it’s Files. Sure, your two favorite geeks talk about a LOT more than that, but Files are always there. The Files app in iOS, looking at your files on macOS in new ways, finding files that can be deleted, and time files when you’re having fun. What? Just listen and enjoy. It’s easier that way.

Duration:01:29:14

MGG 694: A Cerebral Sunday Morning: HomePod, macOS Server, Novice NAS, and Questions Answered

1/28/2018
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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!

Duration:01:28:17

MGG 693: This Neato Four Way Adapto-Thing

1/22/2018
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AppleCare doesn’t void every upgrade, and your geeks talk through some things you can do on your own … and how to make sure you understand where your warranty begins and ends. Questions from you listeners are always the bulk of this show, and they’re all over the map today which makes for a fun, varied show. But Cool Stuff Found is always a favorite, and this week we’ve got a ton for you!

Duration:00:33:57

MGG 692: Managing Messages, Voice Assistants, APFS, and Quasi-Mesh

1/15/2018
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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!

Duration:01:23:17

MGG 691: Standards Are Great Because There Are So Many of Them

1/7/2018
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Your two geeks are traveling in Las Vegas for CES, but that doesn’t stop them from bringing you their weekly dose of help, tips, and Cool Stuff Found. Listen as John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton help you understand how to manage the /Volumes folder, resolve a Contacts syncing problem, and decipher just how Location Services knows where you are when you have no GPS or Cell radio active. And that’s just the beginning. You’ll have to tune in for more! Press play, download, and enjoy.

Duration:01:23:06

MGG 690: Diagnosing Photo Syncing, Managing Restrictions, and Solving macOS and iOS Problems

1/2/2018
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Want to mix and match Thunderbolt 1, 2, and 3 on your Mac? Want to remove DRM from your movies? Are your apps failing to launch? Have other restrictions that your Mac or iPhone are imposing on your life? This is what Mac Geek Gab is all about: solving your problems and sharing tips. Press play, download MGG 690, and enjoy!

Duration:01:26:54

MGG 689: Boxing Day with Your Two Favorite Geeks

12/26/2017
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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.

Duration:01:25:35

MGG 688: Depending Upon Which Way You Scroll

12/18/2017
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With so many options for playing your movies on your Apple TV, how do you make sense of it all? Your two favorite geeks get you there. But first, it’s a healthy list of Cool Stuff Found, including one for a great discount on an Apple TV itself! Then its on to your questions, and you have lots of ’em! No worries, that’s what John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton do on Mac Geek Gab: they answer your questions and solve your problems. Press play, learn, and enjoy! Also, don’t get caught.

Duration:00:36:29

MGG 687: Future Accidental Probing Failed

12/11/2017
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This time of year more than others, it seems, people need to remote control their friend’s and family’s computers for assistance. It’s what we do here at Mac Geek Gab – helping people, that is – and we’re happy to help you help others, too! But that’s not all we talk about in this episode of MGG 687. In fact, it’s probably only a smidge of it. Managing multiple Photos libraries, migrating from FireWire to the future, and Cool Stuff Found. Listen, learn, and enjoy!

Duration:01:30:05

MGG 686: Don't Commit a Photo Crime

12/4/2017
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Sometimes iCloud gets out of sync. Your geeks and fellow listeners have some tips and solutions. Then it’s time to talk about troubleshooting tools that exist on either iOS or macOS but not both. What are your options? Your geeks talk through that, too. Of course, ’tis the season, so Cool Stuff Found abounds. We share and you share! We all learn (at least) four new things! It’s Mac Geek Gab, after all. Enjoy MGG 686!

Duration:01:30:07

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