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Thoroughly Enjoyable and Highly Informative

By BAMBAM62 - May 28 2020
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I have been listening for many years and I still enjoy these podcasts. Great tech info. Enjoyable format. Just don’t try so hard to set up each other’s responses to the listeners’ questions. Update: It's now almost 5 years later and I'm still enjoying the show and trying to learn and remember 5 new things each episode . Yet another update: Dave and John are still keeping it upbeat, interestin, and relevant during this time of sheltering-in-place and the gradual move towards normalicy.

My Goto Apple/Mac Podcast

By TDelPriore - Mar 28 2020
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Dave & John continue to inform while entertaining! Must listen to each week!

iTunes Ratings

706 Ratings
Average Ratings
631
40
17
12
6

Thoroughly Enjoyable and Highly Informative

By BAMBAM62 - May 28 2020
Read more
I have been listening for many years and I still enjoy these podcasts. Great tech info. Enjoyable format. Just don’t try so hard to set up each other’s responses to the listeners’ questions. Update: It's now almost 5 years later and I'm still enjoying the show and trying to learn and remember 5 new things each episode . Yet another update: Dave and John are still keeping it upbeat, interestin, and relevant during this time of sheltering-in-place and the gradual move towards normalicy.

My Goto Apple/Mac Podcast

By TDelPriore - Mar 28 2020
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Dave & John continue to inform while entertaining! Must listen to each week!
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Mac Geek Gab (Enhanced AAC)

Latest release on Oct 19, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: MGG 796: Dissecting APFS and macOS Catalina with Mike Bombich

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Carbon Copy Cloner developer – and APFS guru! – Mike Bombich joins John and Dave this week to talk APFS, backups, upgrades, and more. Listen as your two favorite geeks become your three favorite geeks, sharing everything they know plus some cool stuff found to kick it up a notch into the new year.

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Jan 06 2020

1hr 27mins

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Rank #2: MGG 786: iCloud Keychain vs. Catalina Cage Match

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Today, your two favorite geeks dig into your questions about recovering photo data, removing malware, resolving iCloud Keychain in macOS Catalina, and more. But that’s not all! You’ve got some great tips for automating those un-automatable Personal Reminders, fixing DNS, Mono Podcast Listening, and creating disk images. All of this and more from Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, as soon as you press play. Do it now and don’t get caught!

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SPONSOR: iFixit. Visit iFixit.com/mgg to fix your Mac today and get $10 off your next $50 fix.

SPONSOR: Mack Weldon. Better than whatever you’re wearing right now, Mack Weldon is a premium men’s essentials brand that believes in smart design and premium fabrics. Use MGG at checkout for 20% off your first order.

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Oct 28 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #3: MGG 771: You Don’t Get to Change Your Mind about The Past in the Future

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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!

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Jul 22 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #4: MGG 785: macOS Catalina and iOS 13 Tips and Troubleshooting

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macOS Catalina and iOS 13 have been out for a few weeks now, and your tips and questions have been coming in. Plus, Dave learned a few things at MacTech last week to add. Mix in some Cool Stuff Found, a few Quick Tips, and some follow-ups from last week and we’ll all learn at least five new things!

SPONSOR: Native – Safe, simple, effective products that people use in the bathroom everyday. Try their deoderant like Dave and John have and get 20% off your first purchase with coupon code MGG at NativeDeoderant.com.

SPONSOR: Linode – You can build it on Linode. Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Start with a $20 credit using promo code mgg2019 at linode.com/mgg.

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Oct 21 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #5: MGG 788: This is Where You Cut Me Off

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Cleaning up your Photos libraries, Protecting against ransomware, remapping keyboard shortcuts, and Catalina’s USB drive crashes are just a few of the important questions your two favorite geeks hit in this week’s show. There’s more, including some Cool Stuff Found and some Quick Tips that will blow your mind. Listen as John and Dave share each of these, helping you learn at least five new things this week!

SPONSOR: TextExpander: TextExpander helps you communicate smarter. Create snippets for things you type – or copy and paste – all the time. Get 20% off your first year’s subscription at TextExpander.com/podcast.

SPONSOR: Linode – You can build it on Linode. Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Start with a $20 credit using promo code mgg2019 at linode.com/mgg.

SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com

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Nov 11 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #6: MGG 792: When Your Mac Sleeps Too Deeply

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Sleeping computers are good, until they don’t wake up. Thankfully, John and Dave are here each week to answer your questions, including this one. But that’s not all! Listen for answers to questions about Apple Watch hourly chimes, registering Apple devices, and tips on using the camera adapter between two iPhones, opening windows in new tabs, and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things on this week’s episode of Mac Geek Gab.

SPONSOR: Linode – You can build it on Linode. Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Start with a $20 credit using promo code mgg2019 at linode.com/mgg.

SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com

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Dec 09 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #7: MGG 770: Swiper, More Swiping!

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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!

SPONSOR: CacheFly. CacheFly’s new solution Web Content Optimization analyzes your current Google Lighthouse score to optimize all your content before it’s delivered to visitors without requiring any development effort from you, all in the background.

SPONSOR: Experian Boost – Boost your FICO score instantly for free at Experian.com/MGG. Experian Boost can potentially help you establish or increase your access to credit.

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Jul 15 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #8: MGG 793: Be Good and Don't Get Caught

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macOS Catalina might finally be ready for prime-time with 10.15.2. Your two favorite geeks discuss. Then it’s on to your tips and questions. Listen as John and Dave talk through Keyboard Shortcuts, third-party display issues, full-page screenshots, watching TV in multiple locations, outbound VPN, Mail, Bluetooth, and more! We guarantee you’ll learn at least five new things before the band plays you out for the week.

SPONSOR: Native – Safe, simple, effective products that people use in the bathroom everyday. Try their deodorant like Dave and John have and get 20% off your first purchase with coupon code MGG at NativeDeoderant.com.

SPONSOR: iFixit’s premium toolkits are the perfect gift for the techies on your gift list. Visit iFixit.com/mgg to get $10 off your next $50.

SPONSOR: ExpressVPN – To watch shows only available in other countries and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/MGG

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Dec 16 2019

1hr 33mins

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Rank #9: MGG 769: Save Your Data...Safely

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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 five new things!

SPONSOR: Capterra – Visit Capterra.com/MGG for free, today, to find the tools to make an informed software decision for your business.

SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com.

SPONSOR: Linode – You can build it on Linode. Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. WordPress, OpenVPN, WireGuard, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive server, Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, and more! Start with a $20 credit using promo code mgg2019 at linode.com/mgg.

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Jul 08 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #10: MGG 765: Migrating iTunes, Upgrading Macs, and a Quick Tip from Craig Federighi!

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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!

SPONSOR: eero, the mesh Wi-Fi system that both John and Dave currently use. Visit eero.com, select overnight shipping at checkout, then enter promo code MGG to make it free!

SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com.

SPONSOR: Linode – You can build it on Linode. Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. WordPress, OpenVPN, WireGuard, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive server, Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, and more! Start with a $20 credit using promo code mgg2019 at linode.com/mgg.

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Jun 10 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #11: MGG 768: Not That There's Anything Wrong With Excessive

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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.

SPONSOR: eero: the mesh Wi-Fi system that both John and Dave currently use. Visit eero.com/mgg to get $100 off the eero base unit and two Beacons package, plus one year of eero Plus!

SPONSOR: TextExpander: TextExpander helps you communicate smarter. Create snippets for things you type – or copy and paste – all the time. Get 20% off your first year’s subscription at TextExpander.com/podcast.

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Jul 01 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #12: MGG 744: USB-C, Quick Tips, Cool Stuff, and a CES 2019 Wrap Up

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Back from CES 2019, Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun have a few thoughts to share. Then it’s on to answering your questions, this time with a focus on things that used to work… and stopped. Press play, listen, and learn!

SPONSOR: LinkedIn Jobs. Go to LinkedIn.com/MGG and get $50 OFF toward your first job post! 

SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software. 25 Years and it still doesn’t suck!

SPONSOR: CacheFly. CacheFly’s new solution Web Content Optimization analyzes your current Google Lighthouse score to optimize all your content before it’s delivered to visitors without requiring any development effort from you, all in the background.

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Jan 15 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #13: MGG 746: Battery Usage, CarPlay, Notifications, and Cool Stuff Found

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Wanna learn at least five new things about your Mac and iOS devices? This week’s Mac Geek Gab episode is sure to hit the mark. With topics ranging from Quick Look to Car Play to Robot Vacuums to APFS, there’s always something new to learn! Press play, download, and enjoy.

SPONSOR: Capterra – Visit Capterra.com/MGG for free, today, to find the right tools to make 2019 the year for your business.

SPONSOR: Other World Computing at MacSales.com. Check out their new Envoy Pro EX, USB-C Travel Dock, and Mercury Helios FX.

SPONSOR: Hair Club. Visit HairClub.com/MGG today for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair care kit – all valued over three hundred dollars.

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Jan 29 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #14: MGG 749: The Mesh Wi-Fi Industrial Complex

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Wanna know how to force Safari to download a media file instead of playing it? Want to know how to use the same drive on USB-C and USB-A Macs? Want to know how to secure erase your NAS drive? John and Dave have your answers! There is also a lot of concern about the future of eero, so your two geeks discuss that, too. All this and more, just press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

SPONSOR: Capterra – Visit Capterra.com/MGG for free, today, to find the right tools to make 2019 the year for your business.

SPONSOR: Hair Club. Visit HairClub.com/MGG today for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair care kit – all valued over three hundred dollars.

SPONSOR: Jamf Now. MGG listeners can start securing their business today by managing their first 3 devices for free! Add more starting at just two dollars a month, per device. Create your free account today at jamf.com/MGG

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Feb 18 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #15: MGG 797: CES Wrap-up, Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found

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John and Dave are back from CES with new stuff they’ve learned, Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more. Of course, your questions are featured, as well, including analyzing USB power draw, fast external drives, folder permissions, and more. Press play to learn five new things with your two favorite geeks!

SPONSOR: Linode – You can build it on Linode. Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Start with a $20 credit at linode.com/mgg.

SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com

SPONSOR: Mint Mobile. Cut your wireless bill to just $15 per month at MintMobile.com/MGG

SPONSOR: SimpliSafe. Enterprise-level security for your home, but with no wires to install, no long-term contracts, and just fifty-cents a day. Visit SimpliSafe.com/MacGeekGab to get free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee.

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Jan 13 2020

1hr 30mins

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Rank #16: MGG 759: Not all USB-C Is Created Equal

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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!

SPONSOR: LinkedIn Jobs. Go to LinkedIn.com/MGG and get $50 OFF toward your first job post!

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Apr 29 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #17: MGG 789: I Got Caught ... Learning!

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Searching Safari’s history, running macOS Catalina 10.15 on an unsupported Mac, previews in Finder’s list fit, and a creative use for Chrome profiles are just a few of the tips shared in today’s episode. Listen as John and Dave answer listener questions and share even more tips right here. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

SPONSOR: Native – Safe, simple, effective products that people use in the bathroom everyday. Try their deoderant like Dave and John have and get 20% off your first purchase with coupon code MGG at NativeDeoderant.com.

SPONSOR: Mack Weldon. Better than whatever you’re wearing right now, Mack Weldon is a premium men’s essentials brand that believes in smart design and premium fabrics. Use MGG at checkout for 20% off your first order.

SPONSOR: CacheFly. CacheFly’s new solution Web Content Optimization analyzes your current Google Lighthouse score to optimize all your content before it’s delivered to visitors without requiring any development effort from you, all in the background.

 

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #18: MGG 745: Mystery "System" Disk Usage, APFS, Cookies, and More

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Mysteries are meant to be solved, and when it comes to the mystery that is your “System” disk usage as displayed by macOS, well, that mystery’s not even supposed to exist in the first place. Dave and John dig in to solve this plus a bunch of other questions sent in by you, dear listeners. Press play, listen, learn, and enjoy!

SPONSOR: LinkedIn Jobs. Go to LinkedIn.com/MGG< and get $50 OFF toward your first job post!

SPONSOR: ExpressVPN – Take back your Internet privacy TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free. Visit ExpressVPN.com/MGG to learn more.

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Jan 22 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #19: MGG 747: Connection Speeds, Slow Macs, DNS, and More

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How fast is your connection? How much of that speed matters? How fast is your Mac? Why isn’t it faster? What devices can you see on your network? Why can’t you connect to all of them? This is what Mac Geek Gab is about. Posing questions, getting answers, and learning at least 5 new things. Learn your 5 now by pressing play!

SPONSOR: LinkedIn Jobs. Go to LinkedIn.com/MGG and get $50 OFF toward your first job post!

SPONSOR: PDFpen is the ultimate tool for editing PDFs. Visit SmileSoftware.com/podcast to learn more.

SPONSOR: eero. Never think about WiFi again – Get $100 off the ‘eero base unit and 2 beacons package,’ and 1 year of eero Plus, visit eero.com/mgg and at checkout enter MGG

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Feb 04 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #20: MGG 762: Protecting Your Mac and Router, New Handy Shortcuts, &amp; Troubleshooting System Lags

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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!

SPONSOR: Malwarebytes for Mac – Malwarebytes detects and removes viruses, ransomware, and other malware so you are protected and your machine keeps running silky smooth.

SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com

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May 20 2019

1hr 28mins

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