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MGG 796: Dissecting APFS and macOS Catalina with Mike Bombich

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. 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: ExpressVPN – To watch shows only available in other countries and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/MGG.Note: Shownotes are complete!Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 796 for Monday, January 6, 2020 CES 2020 Sponsors: iMazing, Other World Computing, TextExpander, Carbon Copy Cloner 00:02:00 Mike Bombich from Bombich Software and Carbon Copy Cloner Mike Bombich on Background Mode 00:03:58 Graham-APFS Snapshots and Calculating Used Disk Space diskutil command line utility Sizing Catalina Snapshots APFS “Cloning” 00:19:29 Keith-QT-Tell Carbon Copy Cloner to sleep displays while running #!/bin/zsh pmset displaysleepnow 00:23:48 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. 00:25:40 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 00:27:40 Catalina Volume Groups Working with APFS Volume Groups 00:40:25 Can I delete my Data volume accidentally? APFS vs. HFS+ performance 00:43:21 Andrew-HFS+ vs. APFS for external SSDs 00:51:46 Andrew-How to avoid Bit Rot and Corruption? Backup Health Check 00:58:17 Gary-Performing a speed audit on my Mac? In kernel panics, look at Extensions in Backtrace Geekbench Black Magic Disk Speed Test 01:10:20 Encryption and Clones 01:13:28 CSF-Lockly Fingerprint/Code door locks and Tapplock Fingerprint padlocks 01:16:28 CSF-Smart Oil Gauge 01:20:34 MGG 796 Outtro The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List You're downloading today's show from CacheFly's network BackBeat Media Podcast Network

1hr 27mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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

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.Note: Shownotes are complete!Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 797 for Monday, January 13, 2020 00:02:18 TripIt and FlightAware and Kayak CES 2020 Sponsors: iMazing, Other World Computing, TextExpander, Carbon Copy Cloner 00:09:45 Keep Dock on the Left for more visual space 00:10:46 QT-Leave FaceTime in Dock to see missed call badge 00:11:25 Rob-QT-How to check AirPods battery life from your Apple Watch 00:14:00 Louis-795-Switch from Grid view to List view on watchOS - This is good! Hold down on honeycomb Grid view, List view (easier to navigate) offered as an option 00:15:38 QT-Activity Monitor adds Preventing Sleep column 00:17:27 Todd-QT-Searching in Notes After a Find (Cmd-F) click on highlighted word in match list to open note, then Cmd-F to find, Cmd-G to find next, Shift-Cmd-G to find previous 00:18:29 Robert-Use Lightroom for More Flexible Photos Management 00:23:18 Tony-QT-Move Mouse to FrontMost Window when Window Changes 00:24:54 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. 00:26:49 SPONSOR: Mint Mobile. Cut your wireless bill to just $15 per month at MintMobile.com/MGG 00:28:52 Joe BP-CSF-SanDisk Clip Sport 00:30:32 Chris-CSF-iFrame to Turn old iPad into Digital Picture Frame 00:33:00 CSF-Skylight Frame 00:37:06 BusyCal 3.8 Catalina and 3.5.2 iOS adds Reminders Sync 00:39:32 Richard-CSF-Renamer 00:40:45 Wi-Fi 6 was in full-force at CES 2020, as was EasyMesh TP-Link Deco X96 Nighthawk Mesh MK62 EasyMesh 00:54:28 Environmental and Health Sensors at CES 2020 CES – IEVA Introduces Stylish Twin.C Environmental Sensors Withings Ups the Health Watch Game with ScanWatch CES – Chronolife Debuts Medical Monitoring Solution with Nexkin CES – Phyn Expands Product Line with Smart Water Assistant Elios Combines GPS Tracking and Battery Technology for New Product 00:59:16 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. 01:01:01 SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com 01:03:01 Russell-Power draw on USB-A vs. USB-C Lightning Cables 01:12:55 Matt-NVMe enclosure for boot drive? OWC Envoy Pro EX Sabrent NVMe Enclosure OWC Envoy Pro 01:17:53 OWC’s Mercury Elite Pro Dock 01:20:50 Eric-Inaccessible sub-folder of Home Folder Get Info (Cmd-I) on item in Finder, make sure your user has read/write permissions 01:29:00 MGG 797 Outtro CES 2020 Sponsors: iMazing, Other World Computing, TextExpander, Carbon Copy Cloner MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews MGG Weekly Newsletter Mac Geek Gab Instagram The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List You're downloading today's show from CacheFly's network BackBeat Media Podcast Network

1hr 30mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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MGG 801: Start with The Preposterous, Bow to The Absurd

You love the Quick Tips? You’ll love these when you learn about the things you can do with window edges, copying screenshots, picture-in-picture mode, and extra options for the Safari Share Sheet. Say THAT ten times fast! Then, move on to learning the least expensive way to stream Apple TV+ to your TV, manage iOS’s varying volume levels, override iOS autocorrect and much, much more. Just press play and join John, Dave, and your fellow MGG listeners in learning at least five new things together! 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 SPONSOR: Mint Mobile. Cut your wireless bill to just $15 per month at MintMobile.com/MGG 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: 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.Note: Shownotes are complete!Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 801 for Monday, February 10, 2020 00:01:44 Start with The Preposterous, Bow to The Absurd! 00:07:21 Everett-QT-Safari Picture in Picture Mode 00:08:44 Todd-QT-Window Edges and Save Windows Double-click on edge of window to expand to edge of screen Drag file or folder to Save dialog to populate 00:10:54 Eliot-QT-Cmd-Option-R installs most recent macOS 00:13:09 Andrew-QT-Copy from Screenshot Preview Cmd-C will copy and dismiss screenshot 00:14:26 Scott-QT-Drag Documents to Print Window 00:16:11 Organize System Preferences Alphabetically System Preferences > View > Organize Alphabetically 00:18:16 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 00:20:35 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 00:21:56 MGG Mailer 00:25:09 Scott-Best way to Stream Apple TV+ Roku App for Apple TV+ 00:30:56 Roger-Varying iOS Volume Levels 00:34:18 Eric-Overriding iOS Autocorrect Settings > General > Keyboards > Text Replacement 00:38:53 Ericka-App to manage subscriptions 00:40:41 Jedd-Is There an iTunes for PDFs? Mariner’s Paperless Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 00:48:07 SPONSOR: Mint Mobile. Cut your wireless bill to just $15 per month at MintMobile.com/MGG 00:50:07 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. 00:51:52 MACE-CSF-TouchRetouch to automate photo cleanup 00:53:28 Greg-CSF-Add wireless CarPlay Roav Smart Charge Car Kit 00:57:57 Alex-CSF-Amethyst Tiling Window Manager for macOS 00:59:18 DLH-UniFi Dream Machine 01:04:44 Discussion of Smart Switches UniFi Smart Switches Netgear Smart Switches TP-Link TLSG1024DE 01:12:17 Steve-Beware Catalina's File Sharing Protection Defaults Look for smbd in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Files and Folder 01:17:30 Mike-WiFi Calling May Incur Roaming Charges - 01:19:18 MGG 801 Outtro MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews MGG Weekly Newsletter Mac Geek Gab Instagram The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List You're downloading today's show from CacheFly's network BackBeat Media Podcast Network

1hr 22mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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MGG 802: Upgrades, Slow Internet, Hard Drives, and More

How’s your Catalina installation behaving? Have any Macs left to upgrade? Your two favorite geeks talk through it all. Then it’s time to diagnose the cause of slow internet, always a pesky one to diagnose! Add in some hard drive diagnostics, follow-ups on your subscription tracking, and John and Dave have a show chock-full-of-infotainment goodness to share with you! SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com 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. SPONSOR: LegalZoom – Join the over four million happy customers in LegalZoom’s family this year, and use promo code MGG to get additional savings. SPONSOR: Feals – Tested six times from seed-to-soil, complete with a QR to scan and see results, Feals is full-spectrum CBD, allowing you to truly feel your best. Visit Feals.com/MGG to save 50% on your first order, with free shipping, to boot!Note: Shownotes are complete!Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 802 for Monday, February 17, 2020 00:03:37 Dudley-Bootable APFS/Catalina Backup Recommendations OWC ThunderBay 4 - New version OWC Mercury Elite Pro 00:10:42 Felipe-Catalina Upgrade Best Practices Go64 MacUpdater 00:16:31 Mike-Hard Drive Condition SMARTMonTools - Available with homebrew: brew install smartmontools SMARTReporter DriveDx TechTool Pro 00:22:50 Wilko-GC-Auto-mounting External Encrypted Volumes 00:29:38 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. 00:31:58 SPONSOR: Feals – Tested six times from seed-to-soil, complete with a QR to scan and see results, Feals is full-spectrum CBD, allowing you to truly feel your best. Visit Feals.com/MGG to save 50% on your first order, with free shipping, to boot! 00:34:17 Allison-801-Use TrackMySubs to Track Subscriptions 00:35:03 Joe & John & Gary & Guido & Scott & Adam-801-Use Bobby App to Manage Subscriptions 00:35:39 Ben-801-Truebill to Manage Subscriptions TechHive talks subscription tracking 00:37:24 DLH-Tracking Shows You’re Watching TiVo Stream Plex 00:48:23 Joe-797-Software Subscriptions vs. OTP 00:54:32 Bob-Still using IPv6? Test IPv6 01:06:45 SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com 01:08:35 SPONSOR: LegalZoom – Join the over four million happy customers in LegalZoom’s family this year, and use promo code MGG to get additional savings. 01:10:14 Mark-Troubleshooting Slow Internet Speeds User iperf3 to test your Mac’s Network 01:18:01 David-Best Use for Old AirPort Extreme Routers? 01:22:21 MGGF-MilesSawyer-Why is my Bluetooth Headset Audio Low Quality? Bluetooth LE Audio Daily Observations about LE Audio 01:27:21 MGG 802 Outtro Google Translate iOS App The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List You're downloading today's show from CacheFly's network BackBeat Media Podcast Network

1hr 32mins

17 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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MGG 807: The Great Internet Blocking Conspiracy

Options for Apple TV Volume, Silencing CarPlay upon connect, LTE internet options, and managing the shared family calendar only scratch the surface of this episode’s content: the mailbag overflows with your tips and questions, and John and Dave do their level best to share, answer, entertain and inform! Press play to learn about all this and more; and learn five new things in the process! 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 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. SPONSOR: MailRoute – Protect Your Email Today and stop threats: spam, viruses, phishing, malware, and downtime. Free 30-day Trial at MailRoute.net/mgg.Note: Shownotes are complete!Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 807 for Monday, March 23, 2020 00:01:50 Todd-QT-Use iPhone Volume Buttons for Apple TV Apple TV Remote App 00:02:47 Watch IMDB content with Amazon Prime App Fringe on IMDB 00:04:42 Todd-TripIt Pro for free for Six Months 00:05:34 Derek-805-Managing the Family Shared Calendar 00:07:32 Robert-806-CSF-Options for LTE Internet TP-Link TL-MR3020 and Netgear LB2120 00:09:45 Todd-805-Silencing CarPlay upon Reconnect The 480-Minute Blank Track 00:11:27 JP-Old/Failing Drives Kept Mac from Shutting Down Mac Geek Gab 776 DriveDx 00:15:05 SPONSOR: MailRoute - Protect Your Email Today and stop threats: spam, viruses, phishing, malware, and downtime. Free 30-day Trial at MailRoute.net/mgg 00:17:24 New MacBook Air Possible MacBook Air Processor Comparison We damaged our 16-inch MacBook Pro, so you don't have to 00:26:11 GC-Make this app run on your Mac 00:28:30 Don’t Believe Comcast - Check your numbers! Your DOCSIS Diagnostics Page Downstream should be between -7dBmV to +7dBmV Upstream <55dBmV 00:36:10 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. 00:38:01 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 00:40:24 Willie-The Great Internet Blocking Conspiracy Firefox enables encrypted DNS on Desktop Namebench (Find in your favorite Package Manager, like Homebrew) 00:48:34 Todd-How does my TV Volume Change? HDMI-CEC Commands Control your TV or receiver with your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote Logitech Harmony Remote 00:53:43 Scott-Managing macOS parental controls for Home Schooling Set up Screen Time for a child on Mac 00:56:23 JP-Benchmark Reported Drive Throughput, What Should I Expect? Seagate IronWolf NAS Data Sheet Blackmagic Disk Speed Test 01:02:00 OBS Studio 01:04:11 Phil-SSD Upgrade Performance Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB Converting GT/s to Gbps 01:09:42 Brian-Drives Won't Stay Awake...Or Will They? Amphetamine 01:14:17 Scout-Troubleshooting a non-booting Mac If your Mac doesn't turn on or start up About the screens on your Mac as it starts up Mac startup key combinations Repair a storage device in Disk Utility on Mac Use safe mode to isolate issues with your Mac 01:21:43 Jesse-iMac Won't Fully Boot Run Apple’s Diagnostics ATOMIC Memory Tester 01:27:23 MGG 806 Outtro MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List You're downloading today's show from CacheFly's network BackBeat Media Podcast Network

1hr 30mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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MGG 806: Catalina Nonplussed By HFS

Do you want a dock with more USB-C ports? If so, why? John and Dave have some ideas for you. How should you best manage your USB-C-powered devices? Or what if you need a backup internet connection with your cell phone? These questions, plus more questions, plus some Cool Stuff Found, plus your Quick Tips round out the episode. We know… it’s a lot! That’s what it takes to learn five new things each week together, isn’t it? SPONSOR: LegalZoom – Join the over four million happy customers in LegalZoom’s family this year, and use promo code MGG to get additional savings. SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com. 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. 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.Note: Shownotes are complete!Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 806 for Monday, March 16, 2020 00:01:33 Andrew-Need Multi-Port USB-C Hub... or do I? OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID - $349 Sabrent USB JBOD - $180 Orico 5-bay Enclosure - $190 Orico 5-Bay enclosure - $247 00:08:17 Drake-GC-Sync Keyboard Shortcuts 00:13:20 Chris-GC-Catalina changes HFS and Smart Card/CAC Read Abilities 00:20:42 QT-Keep Your Mac Awake while working Amphetamine 00:22:07 QT-Change Mail Quoting Colors Because Teal-on-White is bad to read Mail > Preferences > Fonts & Colors > Color quoted text 00:23:39 SPONSOR: LegalZoom – Join the over four million happy customers in LegalZoom’s family this year. 00:25:39 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. 00:27:14 Allison-804-Use JavaScript inside of Automator 00:30:27 Marc from Bjango-805-iStat Menus Staged Updates and True Tone sensor Reinstall may be necessary on new machine that used Migration Assistant to see all sensors 00:32:37 Darius-805-Use an O2 SIM throughout Europe for travel service 00:34:08 Scott-802-Factors to Consider When Troubleshooting Networks 00:38:43 Michael-Noisy Electrical Socket fixed his network Circuit Tester (make sure your wall socket is wired properly) 00:41:04 Walter and OWC-Envoy Pro EX incompatible with Mac mini Wi-Fi 00:44:05 CSF-G-Drive Mobile Pro SSD 1TB - $379.99 - 2061MBps writes, 2300MBps Reads 00:46:17 Follow-up on Thunderbolt vs. USB Bus Power Management with laptops 2-Meter CalDigit Active Thunderbolt 3 Cable 00:58:32 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 01:00:31 SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com 01:03:01 CSF-Jarv PPS Wireless Exec PD 10,000mah Power Bank with 10W wireless charging and Type C 18W PD Micro USB to charge, USB-A port to charge other stuff, USB-C port for both charging other things and to charge unit itself, and Qi wireless charging, for $30 from B&H 01:07:36 Seth-QT-Three Quick Tips! Scrolling in Finder (just scroll… or go to System Preferences > General > Show scroll bars > Always) Previewing with Quick Look (highlight and hit the space bar!) Right Click without an extra button (use the control key) 01:11:40 Scott-Using 4G for Site-wide Internet Synology USB Cell Devices 01:17:26 Anand-Which Mesh today? eero Synology Mesh Plume adds Motion 01:22:15 eero adds HomeKit Support 01:26:22 MGG 805 Outtro WWDC 2020 will be Online in June Bidet Attachment The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List You're downloading today's show from CacheFly's network BackBeat Media Podcast Network

1hr 32mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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MGG 800: One Eight Hundredth Geek Out!

What to do for the eight hundredth episode? Share tips, answer your questions, and solve your problems, of course! Today learn about HDMI adapters, iOS backups, mounting network shares, Copying from Screenshots, and a cool edit to the iOS Share Sheet. What more can you ask for? Well, maybe a rant about Neil Young, too! Listen and learn five new things with John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, that’s what! SPONSOR: PDFPen 11 from Smile – PDFpen 11 is the ultimate tool for editing PDFs on the Mac, and it now includes split view mode for comparing pages, a font bar, Continuity Camera, and More. SPONSOR: Zapier – Zapier is the easiest way to automate your work. It connects all your business software and handles work for you, so you can focus on the things that matter most. Try free for 14-days at Zapier.com/MGGNote: Shownotes are complete!Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 800 for Monday, February 3, 2020 00:03:05 Andrew-Why did one HDMI Adapter work? 00:09:20 Brad-Restoring iOS Backup to Older Device Use iMazing to Move/Backup/Restore App-specific Data 00:14:06 Rob-Keeping Network Shares Mounted Hazel AutoMounter Automount your Synology Shares 00:20:10 SPONSOR: Zapier – Zapier is the easiest way to automate your work. It connects all your business software and handles work for you, so you can focus on the things that matter most. Try free for 14-days at Zapier.com/MGG 00:23:35 Rand-Booting Mavericks for Older Apps MacTracker https://everymac.com/ Creating a Mojave VM on a 16” MacBook Pro 00:26:50 Brian-What's the difference between megabits and megabytes? 00:30:31 Gilles-iPad and Catalina not Playing Nicely 00:37:00 SPONSOR: PDFPen 11 from Smile – PDFpen 11 is the ultimate tool for editing PDFs on the Mac, and it now includes split view mode for comparing pages, a font bar, Continuity Camera, and More. 00:40:01 JFB-New MacBook Pro 16” - 2.3GHz 8-core i9, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD BetterTouchTool 00:52:22 What is Neil Young Thinking? 01:02:05 Andrew-CSF-Mouseless 01:04:10 Tanel-CSF-Paperlike iPad Screen Protector 01:05:03 Mike-CSF-Sighthound Security Camera Software 01:09:36 Taran-Cameras for Synology Surveillance Station Surveillance Station IP camera Support List 01:14:24 CSF-Master Fader 5.1 01:16:36 Gordon-CSF-799-Soundtouch Wireless Link Adapter 01:19:45 David-799-Use an FM Transmitter to Broadcast Audio 01:21:03 Robert-799-Dante Cabling for Networks, Speakers, and More 01:22:56 MGG 800 Outtro The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List You're downloading today's show from CacheFly's network BackBeat Media Podcast Network

1hr 30mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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MGG 805: To RAID or Not (to RAID)?

Do you close your Terminal sessions correctly? Does iStat Menus work after you migrate? Are you getting Notes to launch as fast as possible? You’ll be able to answer “yes” to all three of these things after just the first few minutes of this week’s show. Stick around and learn about taming CarPlay, sharing Calendars, using a VPN with your Apple TV and much more. You’ll definitely hit your quota of learning at least five new things with John and Dave this week. 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. 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. Note: Shownotes are complete!Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 805 for Monday, March 9, 2020 00:02:05 Mace-QT-Close a Terminal Session with Control-D 00:04:32 Jon-QT-Reinstall iStat Menus after you migrate to new Mac 00:08:34 Andrew-QT-Access Notes from the iOS lock screen Use Apple Pencil to write notes from Lock Screen 00:10:29 Peter-To RAID or Not to RAID? 00:19:44 Kevin-Which SIM for a Trip to UK? Three 00:26:07 Dan-Sharing iCloud Calendar with Less Than Full Family Create new calendar with subset of family.  Can also invite others, set  read-only or read/write for each user. 00:30:37 Brian-Setting the default app for CarPlay The 480-Minute Blank Track - Things By Simon | Things By Simon Name track AAA so it will always play (silence) first 00:36:13 SXSW Canceled 00:44:50 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. 00:47:03 SPONSOR: Mint Mobile. Cut your wireless bill to just $15 per month at MintMobile.com/MGG 00:49:27 Guido-801-SmartDNS for Pseudo-VPN on Apple TV 00:51:06 Andrew-VPN for Apple TV with Unblock-Us.com 00:55:43 Bill-Differences between private DNS and VPN Security - nslookup www.apple.com dig www.apple.com 01:00:54 Looking for a MGG Producer 01:03:41 This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors: Patrick from Shreveport, Bruce W., Matt from Midlothian, Erik from Trondheim, Doug S., Jeff S., Daniel from London, Mary from Monterey, Ben from Sustainable Computing in Berkeley, Corrie from Kenmore, Michael from Naperville, Richard from Pontrug, Jason from St. Louis, Michael from Troy, Norton from Bethesda, Edware from Krum, Gerard from Meridian, JP from Studio City, Joel F., Kraig S., Dan E., John O., Tony G., Michael P., Paul from Tunbridge Wells, Gary from Chicago, Richard from Quakertown, Ron G., John from Vevey, Greg from Los Angeles, Robert from Oro Valley, Brian from Johnson City, Anthony from Ryde, Joe B, Eric from Albuquerque, Drake from Honolulu, Robert from Clearwater, Steven from Costa Mesa, Everett from Marina, Olga from Bellevue, Gary from Babylon, Jason from Charlestown, Lou Ann from Albuquerque, Ward from Mesa, Paul from Fishers, Mark from Milford, Joseph from Marietta, Jordan from Santa Barbara, Jay from Caledonia, Eric from Brampton, MacMonkeyBoy from Toronto. 01:05:47 Andrew-CSF-Irradiated Software Labs 01:07:39 Keith-CSF-802-iPerf3 speed test for iOS HE.NET Network Tools for iOS 01:09:09 Barry-CSF-Flighty for Tracking Flights 01:11:03 CSF-Eyeque Home Vision Test CES – EyeQue Demonstrates Insight Visual Acuity Screener 01:14:17 CSF-OWC Envoy Pro EX 1750 MBps writes, 2350 MBps reads. Bus powered, TB3-only 01:17:36 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. 01:19:46 Jim in Alaska-802-Have Comcast Check Speeds after Hours 01:21:16 Petter-Setup live.macgeekgab.com, too 01:22:29 MacEdge-iCloud Drive slows down spinning drive Macs. 01:26:48 MGG 805 Outtro The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List You're downloading today's show from CacheFly's network BackBeat Media Podcast Network

1hr 29mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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MGG 808: I Made a Loop

Are your fans blazing during those Zoom calls? Is your laptop plugged in more frequently now? Have an issue printing? How about choosing between NAS vs. USB-C drives? You’re in luck! These are just a sample of the questions your two favorite geeks answer during this week’s show. John and Dave then share some Cool Stuff Found, some tips, and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things! SPONSOR: DEVONthink 3: Your Information Manager to manage your elevated information needs. Get any edition of DEVONthink 3 with a special MGG 10% discount at devontechnologies.com/mgg. 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: Other World Computing. With dual-bays and seven essential ports, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock is the drive-dock solution you need to organize your digital life.  Perfect for growing media collections, you have room to back up your notebook and connect all your devices to a single location. SPONSOR: ExpressVPN – To watch shows only available in other countries and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/MGGNote: Shownotes are complete!Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 808 for Monday, March 30, 2020 00:01:28 Tanel-Fans blazing during Zoom calls 00:05:53 Stelios-Should the electrons still flow? FruitJuice App 00:08:37 Douglas-Can I charge normal devices on a PD port? 00:14:22 Michael-Making Copies of Music Library 00:17:14 SPONSOR: DEVONthink 3: Your Information Manager to manage your elevated information needs. Get any edition of DEVONthink 3 with a special MGG 10% discount at devontechnologies.com/mgg. 00:19:01 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. 00:20:15 Bill-One computer won't print If you can't print from your Mac or iOS device 00:23:50 Bill-Dealing with a slow router 00:31:55 Matt-Direct-Attached Drives vs. NAS? 00:37:00 A Tangent: Snapshot restorations Restore your Mac from a backup (includes local snapshot restore) 00:40:27 Neal-Which SmartHome, and Wi-Fi or Hub? SmartThings Hub 00:48:31 SPONSOR: Other World Computing. With dual-bays and seven essential ports, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock is the drive-dock solution you need to organize your digital life.  Perfect for growing media collections, you have room to back up your notebook and connect all your devices to a single location. CES 2020: OWC’s Larry O’Connor shows off their Mercury Elite Pro Dock 00:50:01 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 00:51:38 Donna-iOS Contacts gets Filters 00:53:31 I made a loop! UniFi Smart Switch TP-Link TLSG1024DE 24-Port Smart Switch 01:05:24 Live Streaming MGG, now with mimoLive 01:08:13 Lynn from Unblock-Us-805-Only desired queries are redirected 01:10:04 Bruce-807 Geek Challenge The application “SomeApp.app” can’t be opened 01:14:18 Allister-CSF-Facebook adds Split View on iPad 01:15:35 Jason-CSF-Shortcut Detective for figuring out which app is intercepting shortcuts 01:16:26 CSF-Sabrent Rocket Nano USB 3.2, 880MBps read, 850MBps writes. USB A/C. TINY! Barely larger than a flash drive. $149 for 1TB CSF-Sabrent Rocket XTRM Thunderbolt 3, detachable cable (included), Aluminum enclosure. 2250 MBps reads, 1940 MBps writes. $349 for 1TB, $999 for 4TB 01:20:12 HomeKit Secure Video comes to eufyCam 2 - and RTSP for Surveillance Station, too! 01:27:50 MGG 808 Outtro The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List You're downloading today's show from CacheFly's network BackBeat Media Podcast Network

1hr 30mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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MGG 803: Taming System Preferences, the Podcasts app, Email, and More

Sometimes things just get out of hand with your devices and need to be wrangled back into line. Today’s targets: System Preferences, the Podcasts app, IMAP email, and much more. Plus, some early replies on our search for the best way to tame our episode watch lists are already in, too! Listen as John and Dave talk through all of this, add some Cool Stuff Found, and more. SPONSOR: Zapier – Zapier is the easiest way to automate your work. It connects all your business software and handles work for you, so you can focus on the things that matter most. Try free for 14-days at Zapier.com/MGG 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: Other World Computing. With dual-bays and seven essential ports, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock is the drive-dock solution you need to organize your digital life.  Perfect for growing media collections, you have room to back up your notebook and connect all your devices to a single location. Note: Shownotes are complete!Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 803 for Monday, February 24, 2020 00:01:37 Scott-QT-Tap Options in iOS Safari Share Sheet for PDF, More 00:03:45 Patrick-QT-Use Command to Double-File in Apple Mail 00:05:02 Todd-QT-801-Right-Click System Preferences Dock Icon for Alphabetical Listing 00:06:00 Lewis-801-Filter your System Preferences Down View > Customize 00:07:13 Right click on Safari to create New/Private Window 00:08:39 SPONSOR: Zapier – Zapier is the easiest way to automate your work. It connects all your business software and handles work for you, so you can focus on the things that matter most. Try free for 14-days at Zapier.com/MGG 00:11:09 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. 00:13:14 David-Apple's Podcasts App Unsubscribed me from MGG Overcast Podcast App PocketCasts Podcatcher Downcast Podcast App 00:18:36 Joe BP-iPhone Won't Delete IMAP Email Settings > Passwords & Accounts > [Account] > [Account] > Advanced Settings to see where deleted stuff goes 00:22:58 Potential Future Implications of Apple joining FIDO Alliance YubiKey 5-NFC Yubico WebAuthn Test YubiKey with 1Password YubiKey with LastPass 00:36:37 This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors: Tony from San Francisco, Frederick from Nashville, Robert from Columbiana, Joseph from Marietta, James from Melville, Jeff from Chesterton, Clive from Burgess Hill, Scott from Boubonnais, David from Mt. Prospect, Barry from Hopefully at Home with His Family, Michael from Robins, Ken from Honolulu, Frank from Tonbridge, John from Wake Forest, Santiago from Palm City, John from Sinking Spring, Jim from San Jose, Dave from Saugerties, Jeffrey from West Haven, Timmothy from Hendersonville, Bob from La Peche, Tim from Des Moines, Philip from Tucson, Chris from Chorleywood, Michael from Mission Hills, Ari from Kensington, Joe from El Dorado, Jay from Long Valley, James from San Antonio, Bob from Working Smarter for Mac Users, Peter from Auburn, Abdullah from Reisterstown, Scott from Portland, Neal from West Hartford, Nick from Mount Clemens, Mark from Milford, Paul from Fishers, Ward from Mesa, Lou Ann from Albuquerque, Jason from Charlestown, Jeffrey from Alamorgordo, Richard from Sands Point, Karin from Chagrin Falls, Robert from Pontesbury, Joe from Kingsley, Khürt from Princeton, Warren from Thomspon’s Station, Terence from Avon Lake, Brett H., Antonio B., Barry from Delray Beach, Peter from Bayside, Richard from Melbourne, Thomas from Shoreview, Chuck from Boulder, Russell from Marblehead, Stacey from Pine Valley, Richard from Brooklyn, Anders from Vasteras, Phil from Santa Fe, Kenneth from New Lambton, John from Ypsilanti, Larry from Irvine, Deborah from Houston, Paul from Danville, Lyndon from Sevenoaks, Michael from Wake Forest, Charles from Kobe, Gary from McKees Rocks, Thomas from Chicago, Keith from Kirby Cross, Chuck from Mechanicsburg, James from Charlotte, Dmitry from Moscow, Thomas from Sacramento, David from Farmington Hills, Michael from Milwaukee, Harry from Durham, Kevin S., Richard from Daniel Island, Eliot from Brookline, Jeff from North Bellmore, Margaret from Waukegan, Paulo from Manteca, Peter from Sudbury, Joshua O., Louis-Michel from St-Laurent, James from Port Alberni, Peter from Rochester, David from Seabrook, Scott from Calabasas, Mark from Panama City, Drew from San Diego 00:41:32 Matt-CSF-801-Bill Organizer by Money Master 00:43:35 CSF-AUSounds AU-Flex ANC Wireless Neckband Earphones 00:45:16 CSF-SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C Flash Drive 00:48:06 Mitch-800-For mounting drives, remember Mountain 00:49:05 CSF-Solo Grand Travel TSA Backpack 00:51:38 CSF-Doogee S68 Pro ($219) and S40 ($109.99) 00:55:38 SPONSOR: Other World Computing. With dual-bays and seven essential ports, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock is the drive-dock solution you need to organize your digital life.  Perfect for growing media collections, you have room to back up your notebook and connect all your devices to a single location. 00:58:22 Zach-801-DevonThink Pro for managing PDFs 00:59:36 Matt-801-Use DEVONthink for managing PDFs 01:00:19 Adam-801-Manage PDFs with Devonthink and Keep It 01:00:57 Patrick-801-Calibre to Manage PDFs 01:01:26 Dave-801-Yep from Ironic Software to Manage PDFs 01:03:42 John-802-Use the Apple TV app to manage shows 01:05:46 Lauren-802-TV Time for iOS and Web to Track Shows 01:06:34 Brian-802-WatchAid TV Planner for iOS and tvOS 01:06:55 Curtis-802-Next Episode 01:07:28 Felipe-802-Reelgood Streaming Guide 01:07:40 John DF-802-TV Show Tracker iOS App 01:10:06 Check your cell phone plans (or check out MGG’s Mint Mobile deal!) 01:13:12 Steve-Mute iPhone upon Do Not Disturb 01:13:41 Andrew-Add iCloud Drive to your Dock 01:14:06 MGG 803 Outtro The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List You're downloading today's show from CacheFly's network BackBeat Media Podcast Network

1hr 19mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #10