The Mac Observer's Mac Geek Gab Enhanced show

The Mac Observer's Mac Geek Gab Enhanced

Summary: Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to discuss 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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  • Artist: Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun
  • Copyright: The Mac Observer, Inc. 2017


 MGG 399: Premium Posted with One to Go towards 400! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:35

Ever wonder how to send multiple photos from the Photo Library on your iPhone? Ever wonder why some Keynote files are packages and others aren’t? Ever have trouble connecting to your AirPort-connected hard drive? How about knowing when — and when NOT — to worry about your Mac’s RAM consumption? All this and much more, as usual, on today’s Premium episode of Mac Geek Gab. Subscribe for just US$25 and you’ll get access to this show PLUS all the archives, and two extra shows per month for the duration of your six-month membership. Subscribe today and support your two favorite geeks! 

 MGG 398: Geeks Going Deep with Mail & Routers | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 97:50

Ever have trouble connecting your Mac to another WiFi network even when Windows machines easily connect? Ever try to share files with a Windows machine but run into trouble there? How about if you’re a Gmail user but can’t figure out quite the right way to manage your Mail archives without dealing with the duplicate messages caused by the “All Mail” mailbox? Well, you’re in luck. Download, press play, and enjoy, because John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton are here to answer these questions — and quite a few more! — on today’s episode of Mac Geek Gab! You can even send in your own questions to be answered in a future show, too!

 MGG 397: Geeks Have The Beans … And They Spill Them | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 101:55

Have Mac or iOS questions or problems that you just can’t figure out? Mac Geek Gab has your answers. Submit your questions to Dave & John and they’ll dig in and get you your answer. Want to know how to safely move your iTunes library? Need to find duplicate files on your hard drives? Is Gmail’s “All Mail” folder confusing your Mac’s Listeners just like you wrote in with these questions this week and they got answers. You can hear the answers, too — it’s free! Just press play, or even download and queue up for your next commute. What are you waiting for?

 MGG 396: Two Mac Geeks with Your Mac Fix(es) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 91:19

It’s the first Monday in May and you know what that means: yep, just like (most!) every other Monday a new Mac Geek Gab is up for your listening pleasure! This week, John and Dave solve your questions about those pesky Firewall “incoming connection” warnings, how to choose an iPad (old versus new), Data Detectors in Mail, monitoring Time Machine a little more closely, and more. Additionally, some new tips about getting even better Apple Genius Bar support, blocking Flashback with OpenDNS, resetting your printing system and managing your Mac life with anti-virus software are included as well. Cool Stuff Found is in there, too, but you’ll have to listen to see what that is all about. What are you waiting for? It’s free! Just download and enjoy.

 MGG 395: Premium Posted with Streaming DVDs, Clearing Corruption & More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:52

Want to learn how to stream DVDs to your iPad? Want to fix your Mail rules so that they stick from launch to launch? How about clearing up ghost messages in Mail that just won’tdelete? Or maybe you want to learn how to remove Google’s software update from your Mac? This and more is what other Mac Geek Gab listeners have asked about, and John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton have your answers!Then it’s off to some tips directly from you and your fellow listeners, including what could perhaps be the very best VNC, remote-access, app for your iPad to control your Mac. All of this and more in today’s Premium episode of Mac Geek Gab. Subscribe for 6 months (it’s just US$25) and enjoy! 

 MGG 394: Hard Drive Maintenance, Mail Tweaking, Home Servers & More | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 101:21

John and Dave are back from their week off, and came home to a mailbag overflowing with your questions! With that, your two favorite geeks will dive in, see what they find, and get you their very best answers to your Mac and iOS questions and problems. Press play and enjoy!

 MGG 393: Premium Posted with Waking Drives, GPS Pictures, Speed & More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:49

John and Dave wrap up April’s final Premium show with some fantastic questions (and their best answers!) on topics including drives mysteriously waking from sleep, finding embedded GPS picture data, changing app associations, and much, much more. Tune in today (and by “tune in” we, of course, mean subscribe, download, press play) and enjoy!

 MGG 392: Viruses, Malware, Defragmenting, Car Integration & More! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 99:44

John and Dave kick off this week with two topics no Mac user ever expects to talk about: viruses and defragmentation. Yes, folks, it’s true: sometimes you have to confront those things which you just don’t want to think about. Then it’s off to a more fun topic: integrating cars and technology. Once done there it’s time to dive into the mailbag and answer listener’s questions on the air! Don’t get caught, folks, just listen to your two favorite geeks. It’s all part of your balanced (tech) diet. 

 MGG 391: Repersonalizing a Mac, Notification Center, Backups & More | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 94:00

In today’s Mac Geek Gab episode, John and Dave talk through all the places to check when repurposing a Mac for another person. Then it’s off to manage the iOS Notification center, and finally your favorite geeks go through a group of questions and comments about their recent backup episode. All this and more in today’s podcast.

 MGG 390: Premium Posted with Tweaking Address Book, Mounting Disks & More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:01

John and Dave are here with April’s first Premium Mac Geek Gab episode, and it’s one you won’t want to miss. Following up on a previous show, they start by discussing an automated solution for keeping your disks mounted, then share some juicy details about how QuickTime processes plugins on your Mac. A few additional tips are shared and then it’s off to the mailbag chock full of your questions. Learn how to tame Address Book and its crazy groups, follow along with the geeks as they explain the difference between bad blocks and file system corruption, learn about Inactive vs. Free memory and much, much more. Download today, support your two favorite geeks, and enjoy!

 MGG 389: Copying Mail, Shared File Permissions, Tips & More | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 92:41

Dave and John kick off April with a bang! Today’s episode is filled with great answers and tips, with topics including recreating Lion’s recovery partition, copying mail between user accounts, issues with apps launching (and not launching!), and solving that pesky problem that happens when you’re sharing a folder and someone writes a file that you can only read. All of this and MUCH more in today’s episode. Download now (it’s free) and join these two knowledable, fun-loving geeks on a troubleshooting journey.

 MGG 388: Backup Strategies & Cool Stuff Found | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 99:11

This week, Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun take you on a deep dive through backup options, meanings, and strategies. Learn what the geeks think about all this stuff, and learn what they use themselves to ensure they won’t get caught (without their data!). All this, plus a healthy dose of Cool Stuff Found on this episode of Mac Geek Gab. Download today (it’s free) and enjoy!

 MGG 387 Premium Freebee: iOS Calendar Alerts, Network Bridging, 4G & More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 76:57

John and Dave do their best to make the geeky stuff understandable, digestable, and enjoying. And now, this week’s Premium episode with even more flavor! Topics include getting more granular calendar alert settings on your iOS devices, bridging networks together and really controlling your devices IP addresses in less-than-optimal situations, plus a spirited discussion on just what this whole “4G” thing means on the iPhone 4S anyway. All this, plus Cool Stuff Found (and more!) in today’s episode.

 MGG 386: SXSW, iPad 3, Plus Listener Questions Answered | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 92:47

Dave’s back from South by Southwest in Austin and so he shares his thoughts about this year’s conference versus previous years. He’s also got a new iPad 3 that he and John will talk about, but that still leaves time to share some tips and answer a few of the questions that you and your fellow listeners have sent in. All this and more in today’s episode of Mac Geek Gab. Download for free today!

 MGG 385: Premium Posted with Clearing up iTunes iCloudiness & More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:41

Dave and John kick off March’s first premium episode by sharing a bunch of tips and Cool Stuff Found. Definitely a show start you don’t want to miss. Then they dig into the Premium mailbag and answer all your questions, including how to fix iBooks PDFs, Safari Autofill, router settings, and more. Topped off by a few in-depth conversations including one about iTunes in the Cloud vs. iTunes Match, and you’ve got yourself a killer start to the month of March. Download today (just $25 for 6 months and 12 extra episodes) and you’re in good shape!


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