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653 Ratings
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5

Everything Mac

By steelivic - Aug 04 2019
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Like they say their their the click and clack of the MAC world. I learn at least 5 things ever time I listen.

Best Mac Podcast

By KylethePokéDude - May 06 2019
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Very informative and learn a lot of new things every episode, also entertaining too 👍🏻

iTunes Ratings

653 Ratings
Average Ratings
583
36
17
12
5

Everything Mac

By steelivic - Aug 04 2019
Read more
Like they say their their the click and clack of the MAC world. I learn at least 5 things ever time I listen.

Best Mac Podcast

By KylethePokéDude - May 06 2019
Read more
Very informative and learn a lot of new things every episode, also entertaining too 👍🏻
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Mac Geek Gab (Enhanced AAC)

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Rank #1: MGG 773: Five New Keyboard Shortcuts, Cool Stuff Found, and More Tips

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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!

SPONSOR: eero: the mesh Wi-Fi system that both John and Dave currently use. Visit eero.com/mgg and use promo code MGG to get free overnight shipping for your mesh Wi-Fi system.

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

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Aug 05 2019
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #2: MGG 772: We Love Dongle World

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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!

SPONSOR: Other World Computing at MacSales.com. Check out their new Envoy Pro EX with transfer speeds up to 980MB/s and capacities up to 2TB.

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

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Jul 29 2019
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #3: MGG 727: iOS 12 and Mojave Upgrade Thoughts, Cloud Storage, and Adapting Thunderbolt

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iOS 12 is out, folks, and John and Dave have some experience with it that they’re happy to share. Of course, they take your questions, too, including those about your upcoming Mojave migration. Don’t miss this one, folks!

SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software

SPONSOR: Eero Mesh Wi-Fi – Use MGG for Free Shipping in USA and Canada.

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Sep 17 2018
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #4: MGG 679: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, High Sierra, and KRACK

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Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, High Sierra, and KRACK are the topics today, but that means you’re in for a real treat. The goal is for everyone to learn at least four (4!) new things, but today you’re guaranteed to learn a whole lot more. Download, press play, and enjoy!

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Sponsor: Other World Computing provides innovative, high-quality performance upgrades for nearly every Mac, backed by incredible warranties and expert support.

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Oct 16 2017
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #5: MGG 706: Cracked iPhone Screens, What's in iCloud Keychain, Which Mesh for Me, and More

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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!

SPONSOR: Ring – Visit Ring.com/MGG for up to $150 off of their Ring of Security kits. These include the smart Ring Video Doorbell 2, the Ring Floodlight Cam and more.

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Apr 23 2018
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #6: MGG 722: Cure The Beachball – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 722

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The spinning beachball sucks. It sucks time away, and it sucks the life out of your computing experience. So let’s talk about at least one way to solve it. And let’s learn at least four other things along the way. Sound good? Great. Press play and you’re on the train.

SPONSOR: Ring– Go to Ring.com/MGG to learn how you can get whole home security for only $10 month.

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

SPONSOR: Jamf Now– Signup at jamf.com/mgg and Get your First 3 Devices Free For Life! You need to manage multiple Apple devices, and Jamf Now is the easy way to do it!

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Aug 13 2018
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #7: MGG 723: CPU Throttling on Older Macs

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It’s not just newer Macs that suffer from CPU throttling, it happens on older Macs, too, and a firmware update is not the easy fix. Keychains, Photo Sorting, Battery management tips, and doing the Public Wi-Fi Dance are just some of the other topics covered.

SPONSOR: MasterClass – Imagine learning new recipes from Gordon Ramsay, or 2 photography tips from Annie Leibovitz. Now you can. Visit MasterClass.com/MGG for unlimited access to MasterClass. 

SPONSOR: Crossover from CodeWeavers – Feeling nostalgic this summer, well did you know you can play a lot of your old Windows games on mac with CrossOver?

SPONSOR: GameTime – Gametime is the top destination for last-minute tickets to live events. For $15 off your first purchase, visit usegametime.com/MGG and use promo code MGG.

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Aug 20 2018
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #8: MGG 738: Real-World Speeds, Choosing Storage, and Quick Tips

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Ever have a disk drive or Wi-Fi device that doesn’t get quite the advertised speeds? Yeah, so have we. In fact, it happens all the time. Listen this week as John and Dave discuss the differences between advertised maximums and real-world expectations… and how to translate between the two. Of course, that’s not all! More questions and Quick Tips than you can shake a stick at. Press play, download, and enjoy!

SPONSOR: Opsgenie, now from Atlassian! Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. Visit Opsgenie.com to get a free company account for up to 5 team members, forever.

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: 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: Ring – Go to Ring.com/MGG to learn how you can get whole home security for only $10 month.

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Dec 04 2018
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #9: MGG 705: Tweaking Your iPhone, Keeping Your Mac Awake, Automation Radios, and More – Mac Geek Gab 705

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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!

Sponsor: Crossover from CodeWeavers – This isn’t the CrossOver you used in the past. If it’s been a while, test it out again. You might not need Windows! 14-day free trial available at codeweavers.com/mgg and when you’re ready to buy you can save 35% with code MGG.

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Apr 16 2018
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #10: MGG 717: AirPods, Phishing, Smart Home, and Resets

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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!

SPONSOR: 1Password for Mac – It’s a password manager, and you need one. 1Password 7 adds Watchtower, an engine that tells you if one of your passwords has been compromised. Get 3 months free at 1password.com/geekgab.

SPONSOR: Crossover from CodeWeavers – Feeling nostalgic this summer, well did you know you can play a lot of your old Windows games on mac with CrossOver?

SPONSOR: Jamf Now – Signup at jamf.com/mgg and Get your First 3 Devices Free For Life! You need to manage multiple Apple devices, and Jamf Now is the easy way to do it!

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Jul 09 2018
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #11: MGG 707: Is It Time to Replace Your AirPort Router?

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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!

Sponsor: Other World Computing – OWC is one of the first stops John and Dave from Mac Geek Gab make when they’re going to buy new stuff, and it can be yours, too. Check out OWC’s Mercury Helios FX, a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU built for your Mac and beyond.

Sponsor: Crossover from CodeWeavers – This isn’t the CrossOver you used in the past. If it’s been a while, test it out again. You might not need Windows! 14-day free trial available at codeweavers.com/mgg and when you’re ready to buy you can save 35% with code MGG.

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Apr 30 2018
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #12: MGG 739: iOS Mysteries, Choosing Your Server, & Cool Stuff Found

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iOS is wonderful… and mysterious, especially when it asks you to login, or shows you duplicates of your data. Listen to John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton solve these problems and more for you. Then, should you get a separate Mac as a server, or can you run in the background? And, of course, more Cool Stuff Found just for you. Press play, listen, learn, and enjoy!

SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software. Plus, visit the new Bare Bones Merchandise store and dress in a Rebus T-Shirt like John and Dave!

SPONSOR: Opsgenie, now from Atlassian! Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. Visit Opsgenie.com to get a free company account for up to 5 team members, forever.

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: 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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Dec 11 2018
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #13: MGG 718: Deep Dives: Photos, NAS, & Backups

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Sometimes it’s time for a deep dive. Today it’s time for three! Listen as your two favorite geeks dive into Photos, NAS (Synology… and more!), and Backups.

SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software

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Jul 16 2018
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #14: MGG 732: The Spam Eradication Conundrum

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Do you get spam calls on your iPhone? Would you like to know how to stop that? How about power drain on your Mac and your iPhone? Plus, do you care whether you’re using the actual SIM or eSIM on your new iPhone? Press play, listen, and learn together!

SPONSOR: iMazing – Visit iMazing.com/MGG to save 30% on all licenses to this stellar iPhone management utility that picks up where iTunes leaves you hanging.

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Oct 22 2018
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #15: 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!

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Jan 22 2019
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #16: MGG 730: Don't Panic, Kernel. It's Just a Kill Switch and a Nuke-and-Pave

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Sometimes things go wrong with your devices, and sometimes the path you think will solve it winds up running you in circles. The same things can happen to your two favorite geeks, and this week’s show talks about some of that while also answering your questions and solving your problems. Press play and enjoy!

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: Ring – Go to Ring.com/MGG to learn how you can get whole home security for only $10 month.

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Oct 08 2018
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #17: MGG 716: Supercapacitors, VPNs, PRAM, and iCloud

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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!

SPONSOR: TextExpander – Now supports Single Sign On (SSO), including identity providers Okta, OneLogin, and G Suite. Get 20% off your first year’s subscription at TextExpander.com/podcast.

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Jul 02 2018
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #18: MGG 751: Sharing Contacts, Bulk SMS, Calendar Tweaks, and Quick Tips

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Want to learn the big secret to keeping your computer happy? How about how to share contacts? What about some quick tips about using calendar? This is what Mac Geek Gab is all about, and Dave and John help guide you through all of this, including getting your questions answered!

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

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: BBEdit from Bare Bones. 25 Years and going as Dave and John’s favorite text editor. Download your copy and try it for free today.

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Mar 05 2019
1 hour 20 mins
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