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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 775: Persistence Is Reality

8/19/2019
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Sometimes your computer keeps doing something you don’t want it to do. Sometimes it stops doing something it’s supposed to be doing. Persistence is a finicky friend sometimes, and your two favorite geeks are here to help you with some of the specifics. Listen as John and Dave dig into Safari tabs, Apps on Apple Watch, displaying Time Zones in a world without Dashboard Widgets, and more. Press Play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Duration:01:27:24

MGG 774: The Power ... of Power

8/12/2019
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Power comes in so many forms! Apple Card is Power. Cool Stuff Found is Power. Quick Tips are Power. NASA has power. Wi-Fi has power. YOU have the power, too. After all, you can press play and listen to John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton talk through all of this and more. Seems like a good idea!

Duration:01:23:41

MGG 773: Five New Keyboard Shortcuts, Cool Stuff Found, and More Tips

8/5/2019
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Sometimes just one tip can cause you and your two favorite geeks alike to learn at least five new things. Does this episode have that magic tip? You’ll have to listen to find out! Along the way you’ll learn more about APFS, Encryption, Power, and more as John and Dave walk you through it all!

Duration:01:29:23

MGG 772: We Love Dongle World

7/29/2019
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Live from MacStock Conference and Expo 2019, John and Dave play Stump the Geek and take listener questions live, with a little help from impromptu co-host Kelly Guimont! Learn about APFS and Fusion Drives, iPhones making sounds when they’re not supposed to, and why we love Dongle World as much as we do. Press play and learn at least five new things!

Duration:01:04:11

MGG 771: You Don’t Get to Change Your Mind about The Past in the Future

7/22/2019
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So how do these “silent updates” work, anyway? Why can’t I click links in Safari? And will your future self be happy with your past self’s backup-related decisions? These are the hard questions, folks, and your two favorite geeks tackle them just for you. Plus, listen as John and Dave share your tips, Cool Stuff Found, and more. Mac Geek Gab 771 is here just for you. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Duration:01:30:28

MGG 770: Swiper, More Swiping!

7/15/2019
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Your questions answered, including migrating photos, syncing movies, moving to a new Mac, which earbuds to get, smart bulbs, and much more. Plus, there’s never a lack of things to swipe. And on your iPhone and Mac, that’s a good thing. Come learn five new things with John and Dave!

Duration:01:38:10

MGG 769: Save Your Data...Safely

7/8/2019
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macOS Catalina will bring with it a lot of changes, one of which is that a lotof older apps and related hardware won’t work. Dave and John answer your questions and share your tips about how to navigate these waters ahead of time… to avoid surprises. In addition, your archives are only as good as the method and medium you use. It’s time to talk about data safety and reliability. Plus, your other questions need answers, and that’s what happens here on Mac Geek Gab: everyone learns at least...

Duration:01:26:47

MGG 768: Not That There's Anything Wrong With Excessive

7/1/2019
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Sure you know about copy/paste, iCloud family accounts, selection tools, and password managers. But this week you’ll learn at least five new things just learning about all the different ways your fellow MGG listeners are using them to enhance their productivity! Join John and Dave as they dig into all of this and more.

Duration:01:30:04

MGG 767: I Hate It When My Computer Won't Behave

6/24/2019
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So much Cool Stuff Found, so little time. And Quick Tips? And questions? Topics include controlling your date picker, switching apps faster, getting your storage and backups in order, tweaking autocorrect and much, much more. Oh, and Wi-Fi. Yeah, there’s lots here. Let’s go learn five new things, shall we?

Duration:00:55:43

MGG 766: Whispering Sweet Nothings at The A-Lady

6/17/2019
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Some folks with Catalina on the brain want to know how to prepare. Some folks want to prepare to reinstall Mojave. Joe has advice for future-proofing your home, and the A-Lady wants you to whisper sweet nothings at her. It’s that kind of week here and John and Dave are your stalwart guides. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Duration:01:34:27

MGG 765: Migrating iTunes, Upgrading Macs, and a Quick Tip from Craig Federighi!

6/10/2019
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It’s true, Craig Federighi let loose a perfect little Quick Tip last week at WWDC, did you catch it? Your two geeks did, and they’re here to share it with you. In addition to some more Quick Tips from other listeners, this episode is chock full of answers to your great questions on topics like preparing your iTunes library for Catalina, upgrading to a new Mac, and much, much more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Duration:00:56:29

MGG 764: Mac Pro: You Want It? You Got It!

6/4/2019
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Yes, some things happened at WWDC, and your two geeks discuss them. But first, some Cool Stuff Found. We can’t ignore that stuff, after all! Then it’s time for a jam session all about macOS Catalina, the new Mac Pro, and a few other things related to Apple’s announcements this week. All very cool stuff, and you’re guaranteed to learn at least five new things!

Duration:00:55:20

MGG 763: Backup Your Syncs

5/27/2019
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Ever get a beachball in Messages on your Mac? Want to re-arrange your CarPlay icons? Need an easy way to find files on your Mac, but the Finder’s not cutting it? These are just a few of the ways John and Dave start Mac Geek Gab this week, and then it’s time to dive into the harder questions! Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Duration:00:51:25

MGG 762: Protecting Your Mac and Router, New Handy Shortcuts, & Troubleshooting System Lags

5/20/2019
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First things first: make sure your Mac’s XProtect database is regularly updated. With that out of the way, we can have some fun learning some handy new keyboard shortcuts, new ways to filter Mail on your iPhone and iPad, some tricks for truly securing your router, and a discussion about guest networks, just to name a few topics included in this week’s episode. Press play, and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Duration:01:28:00

MGG 761: iPad Dreams...and More Cowbell

5/13/2019
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It’s worth digging into your Mac’s auto-startup items every now and then, just to clean things up. That’s especially true when your two favorite geeks discover a new place to look… and find some very old stuff out there. Listen as John and Dave talk through all this and more. Plus, some great Quick Tips and Cool Stuff Found from your fellow listeners, including one that’ll help you keep all your power tools charged. And, we might just have an answer to listener Scott’s iPad dreams. Press...

Duration:00:52:37

MGG 760: New vs. Used/Refurb, USB Disconnects, Notifications, and Ethernet Locations

5/6/2019
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This week your two favorite geeks tackle your questions about USB disconnects, “no Internet connection” reports, creating short video clips from long segments, and when (and whether!) to buy new or look for refurb/used. Listen as John and Dave talk you through all of this and much, much more. Press play, download, and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Duration:00:53:04

MGG 759: Not all USB-C Is Created Equal

4/29/2019
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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more confusing, USB-C cables can add some additional questions to the mix. Add to this lots of Cool Stuff Found, a discussion about the best desktop Mac to buy, some tips and follow-ups from recent episodes, and you’ve got yourself this week’s Mac Geek Gab. You’re guaranteed to join John and Dave in learning at least five new things. Press play, and enjoy!

Duration:01:26:31

MGG 758: Communal Head Scratching to Solve Your Problems

4/22/2019
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It’s true, your two favorite geeks have come together again to have a “communal head scratch” about all the questions and problems you’ve submitted. Then it’s on to some happy tips, including one about working around the new Dropbox limitations. Download, press play, and learn at least five new things… and get your questions answered, too!

Duration:01:31:40

MGG 757: Migration Is (Not Only) For The Birds

4/15/2019
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Siri, Stringify, Space Lens, and Emergency Bypass don’t all begin with the letter ‘S’, but they have one thing in common: your two favorite geeks discuss them in this week’s episode of Mac Geek Gab. In addition, listen as John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton answer your questions, including some about migrating to a new Mac the right way. The best way. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Duration:01:32:50

MGG 756: Resetting Wi-Fi, Unlocking Your Mac, & Managing Secure Boot

4/8/2019
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Are you making the most of your Apple TV? Do you know all the tricks the Finder has to offer? Are you managing Do Not Disturb effectively? Your fellow listeners have the answers, and John and Dave share and discuss them for you. Plus, your two favorite geeks answer some of your questions about Wi-Fi, Watch Unlocking, NAS, and more. Press play, listen, and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Duration:01:25:31