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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 732: The Spam Eradication Conundrum

10/22/2018
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Do you get spam calls on your iPhone? Would you like to know how to stop that? How about power drain on your Mac and your iPhone? Plus, do you care whether you’re using the actual SIM or eSIM on your new iPhone? Press play, listen, and learn together!

Duration:01:23:36

MGG 731: APFS Corruption, Wi-Fi Numbering, and Backups

10/15/2018
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APFS has been available on our Macs for a year now, and we’re beginning to see the issues with corruption that can’t be yet be solved by Apple or third party utilities. Wi-Fi is changing names… and getting faster! And folks, Backups are still important! All this and more in this week’s Mac Geek Gab. Press play and enjoy!

Duration:01:29:37

MGG 730: Don't Panic, Kernel. It's Just a Kill Switch and a Nuke-and-Pave

10/8/2018
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Sometimes things go wrong with your devices, and sometimes the path you think will solve it winds up running you in circles. The same things can happen to your two favorite geeks, and this week’s show talks about some of that while also answering your questions and solving your problems. Press play and enjoy!

Duration:00:53:11

MGG 729: Is Mojave the Key to Solving the iTunes Problem?

10/1/2018
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Ever wanted to run Terminal from your iPhone? How about merge two Mac Photos Libraries the right way? And is Mojave the Key to Solving the iTunes Problem? All of these questions and lots, lots more are answered in this week’s Mac Geek Gab!

Duration:01:29:43

MGG 728: Mojave, Inexpensive Tech, Dual SIMs, and More

9/24/2018
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Don’t get caught, folks. That’s what we say, and that’s what we mean. This week that takes shape with advice about when to install macOS Mojave, finding the right place(s) to buy inexpensive tech, and extending your Wi-Fi network the right – and fun – ways. Oh, and there’s more, too. You’ll just have to listen, OK?

Duration:00:51:24

MGG 727: iOS 12 and Mojave Upgrade Thoughts, Cloud Storage, and Adapting Thunderbolt

9/17/2018
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iOS 12 is out, folks, and John and Dave have some experience with it that they’re happy to share. Of course, they take your questions, too, including those about your upcoming Mojave migration. Don’t miss this one, folks!

Duration:00:57:47

MGG 726: Skip the Dongle, Learn about Cruft!

9/10/2018
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It’s time to fully embrace the USB-C interface, folks, at least according to listener Zack. Todd helps us understand Cruft, Phil needs to know about storing IDs when traveling, Felix is curious about storing archives, and that’s just the half of it. You’ll have to listen to hear Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun talk all about this and more!

Duration:01:25:49

MGG 725: Back to School CSF, APFS on Externals, Cable Modems, and Beware iPhone Lint!

9/3/2018
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Going back to school often means needing to take things from the digital world and connect them to the analog. Need sound? Need printouts? John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton have some Cool Stuff Found for you! Then it’s on to troubleshooting external disks (including APFS), cable modem advice and what to do with an extra Mac mini. All this and more, just press play!

Duration:01:33:25

MGG 724: Fonts and Photos and SpeedTests and Clouds

8/27/2018
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There is never a dull moment when the MGG Family gets together, and this week with questions about misbehaving fonts, unsorted Photos, and inconsistent speed tests, well, there’s a lot happening. And that’s just the first round! Listen as John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton sort through all this and more. Press play … and enjoy!

Duration:01:30:09

MGG 723: CPU Throttling on Older Macs

8/20/2018
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It’s not just newer Macs that suffer from CPU throttling, it happens on older Macs, too, and a firmware update is not the easy fix. Keychains, Photo Sorting, Battery management tips, and doing the Public Wi-Fi Dance are just some of the other topics covered.

Duration:01:26:47

MGG 722: Cure The Beachball – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 722

8/13/2018
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The spinning beachball sucks. It sucks time away, and it sucks the life out of your computing experience. So let’s talk about at least one way to solve it. And let’s learn at least four other things along the way. Sound good? Great. Press play and you’re on the train.

Duration:00:53:44

MGG 721: Haunted Drives, Beachballs, and Chatty Cathy

8/6/2018
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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!

Duration:01:26:30

MGG 720: APFS, Shutdown, Messages, and Notifications

7/30/2018
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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!

Duration:01:25:04

MGG 719: Scanning, OCR, Travel Phone Cases, and the Best Portable Computer

7/24/2018
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Back from their adventures, John and Dave talk through some travel-related tips, including the best iPhone case to use when on the road and the best mobile computer for you. That’s not all, though, as this week’s episode also includes segments about sharing to an older TV, resolving slow computers, and lots of great OCR solutions for both your Mac and your iPhone. Download, press play, and enjoy!

Duration:01:29:26

MGG 718: Deep Dives: Photos, NAS, & Backups

7/16/2018
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Sometimes it’s time for a deep dive. Today it’s time for three! Listen as your two favorite geeks dive into Photos, NAS (Synology… and more!), and Backups.

Duration:01:25:03

MGG 717: AirPods, Phishing, Smart Home, and Resets

7/9/2018
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Tips and questions answered about iCloud Family Storage, Permissions, Converting video types, AirPods, FileMaker, and much more. Download, press play, and enjoy!

Duration:00:50:37

MGG 716: Supercapacitors, VPNs, PRAM, and iCloud

7/2/2018
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Sometimes it doesn’t sound geeky but it is, other times it sounds geeky but it isn’t. With supercapacitors, VPNs, and PRAM on the list which path do you think your two favorite geeks are going to take you down today? You’ll just have to listen and learn!

Duration:01:34:22

MGG 715: Just In Case...Sensitivity

6/25/2018
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APFS is still quite young, and both the market for it and our experience with it are evolving at a rapid pace. There’s plenty more to learn about it, and your two favorite geeks dig in a little today. But that’s not all! Some questions from the forums, some questions from the email, and more round out the show. Press play and enjoy!

Duration:01:26:57

MGG 714: Mac App Switcher, iOS Reminders, iPad Calculator, and Feedbag?

6/18/2018
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Do you like Quick Tips? Do you think you know everything about the macOS App Switcher? If you answered “yes” to those questions we think you’ll be in for a very pleasant surprise, and that’s just the kickoff of the episode! Then it’s on to a few other tips, including a great script for unmounting drives that contain iTunes libraries. Plus, your questions answered. Download or simply press play, and enjoy!

Duration:01:40:07

MGG 713: Thirteen Lucky Years of MGG

6/13/2018
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Join John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton as they celebrate their 13th Mac Geek Gab anniversary by answering your questions, sharing Cool Stuff Found, solving problems and… you know… doing what they do for you! Press play, download, and celebrate! And also learn!

Duration:01:26:20