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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 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

MGG 712: WWDC 2018, Travel Tips, and Cool Stuff Found

6/4/2018
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Dave’s in San Jose covering WWDC, and he and John talk through all of today’s announcements and what they mean to you! Then it’s on to sharing some Cool Stuff Found, including a few travel-related items that Dave found on his journeys this week. Lastly, some of your questions are answered. All of this and more when you press play and enjoy.

Duration:01:22:25

MGG 711: The “Man Looking Over Your Shoulder” Attack

5/28/2018
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Ever send mail to the wrong address accidentally? Ever want to ask your Mac its serial number? Notifications ever get in your way? All those questions are answered in the just the first segment of the show. Listen for more about syncing your Photos without iCloud Photo Library, managing your calendars, and much more! Press play and learn at least five new things along with your two favorite geeks!

Duration:01:20:29

MGG 710: The Active Evolution of APFS

5/21/2018
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You know how it goes: your computer’s working fine one day, the next it’s not. That’s what John and Dave are here for… to help! They start today’s episode with some handy tips that aren’t documented anywhere, then they move on to answering your questions and solving your problems, including the path of progress upon which APFS travels. Subscribe, press play, and enjoy!

Duration:00:36:28

MGG 709: The Charm of the Chime

5/14/2018
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You have questions, Dave and John have answers. Today’s topics include malfunctioning AirPods, setting Apple Pay addresses, restoring a Recovery Partition, email and iMessage encryption, and much, much more. Download, press play, enjoy, and learn!

Duration:01:26:04

MGG 708: Dear Overlords of MacLand

5/7/2018
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It’s always something, and thankfully John and Dave are always here to help. This week we share some advice about geotagging your photos when shooting with a non-geo-smart DSLR camera. Then some talk about how to format Flash drives, and lots, lots more. It’s always a blast and you always learn at least 5 new things each and every time you get together with John and Dave.

Duration:01:30:20

MGG 707: Is It Time to Replace Your AirPort Router?

4/30/2018
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APFS support in third-party apps continues to grow, there’s now an app to search for 32-bit apps, secondary iCloud IDs might work well for you, and Apple’s official acknowledgement of the end of the AirPort router line brings up one of our favorite topics again: what Wi-Fi solution is best for your home? John and Dave talk through all of this, all for you. Just like Sister Hazel sang. Or something like that. Just press play and enjoy!

Duration:01:30:52

MGG 706: Cracked iPhone Screens, What's in iCloud Keychain, Which Mesh for Me, and More

4/23/2018
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Running Apple devices is quite a bit of fun most of the time. Occasionally, though, you have problems… and that’s where Dave and John come in to help. Today’s topics include syncing Wi-Fi passwords, managing Mail’s calendar events, and dealing with a cracked iPhone screen. Press play and enjoy!

Duration:01:28:25

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