John Braun is a Computer Engineer, co-hosts of Mac Geek Gab podcast, columnist for Mac Observer.
John and Dave take a few deeper dives today to solve your peskier problems… Geek Challenges, we like to call them (though sometimes we call them “Stump the Geeks!”). Listen as your two favorite nerds talk through creatively increasing your broadband speeds, diagnosing those CPU spikes, managing battery life, Wi-Fi issues, and more. Of course, your favorite Quick Tips are here, and maybe even a few more surprises. Press play and watch while you learn five new things! SPONSOR: PlushCare: Does telehealth with primary care physicians available 7 days per week for same-day appointments sound good? That’s what PlushCare does for you. And you get 30-days free as a trial at PlushCare.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: 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 in progress... Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 827 for Monday, August 3, 2020 Quick Tips 00:01:45 Roger-QT-Manage Mac Screenshots On-The-Fly 00:04:11 Makay-QT-Display Contrast Accessibility Adjustments Check Mac accessibility shortcuts Geek Challenges 00:08:47 Olga-iMac Sound Volume is Very Low SMC Reset Safe Mode macOS Check /Library/Audio and ~/Library/Audio for old audio cruft 00:15:51 Chip-GC-Creatively Increasing Broadband Speeds AT&T Fixed Wireless Rural Broadband Initiative 00:22:47 Craig-Diagnosing a daily CPU spike top -u -s4 00:31:29 Chris-Managing Battery Life on MacBook Pro Fruit Juice 00:36:54 Robbie-Changing Username 00:41:28 Stephen-GC-Push Notifications from one iPhone to Another Digits from T-Mobile 00:46:06 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. 00:47:18 SPONSOR: PlushCare: Does telehealth with primary care physicians available 7 days per week for same-day appointments sound good? That’s what PlushCare does for you. And you get 30-days free as a trial at PlushCare.com/MGG. 00:48:53 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. Networks/Wi-Fi 00:51:33 James-Building a good Wi-Fi Smart Home Framework Netgear Nighthawk X4S C7800 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem Router TP-Link Deco TP-Link Archer Routers Synology RT2600 01:07:30 MACE-Which Ethernet Cable to Use? 01:09:44 Mark-IoT Devices and Changing Wi-Fi Networks 01:14:37 Steven-Mesh is Meshing Up my IoT Devices Orbi Web Interface Follow-up/Tips 01:17:54 Louis-825-A potential Screen Sharing Hack 01:20:56 MGG 827 Outtro This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors 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
We all love the convenience of a quick upgrade and Migration Assistant, but those bring along many needles inside the haystack that can linger and leave you with fun things to troubleshoot in the future. The reality is that sometimes the Nuke and Pave is worth it, and John and Dave talk this through. That’s not the only segment, though, FAR FROM IT! Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more and more of your questions are addressed, dissected, and yes, even answered! Press play to learn at least five new things. SPONSOR: Other World Computing. OWC’s new multi-adapter Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock brings you bus-powered dual USB, Dual 4K HDMI, and Gigabit Ethernet! Learn more at MacSales.com SPONSOR: Mint Mobile. Cut your wireless bill to just $15 per month at MintMobile.com/MGG, and add an iPhone SE for another $15! SPONSOR: ExpressVPN – Surf with TrustedServer, Speed, and HD quality using ExpressVPN.com/MGG Note: Shownotes are in progress... Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 826 for Monday, July 27, 2020 <<a href="https://macgeekgab.com/">https://macgeekgab.com/> QT 00:01:47 David-QT for Wallet App 00:06:28 Loren-QT-Use Spaces to Do Quick Operations with no Windows In the Way CSF 00:07:40 Michael-CSF-ETER 4 — Easy PGP on iOS 00:09:12 CSF-Glyph Atom RAID SSD 4TB - USB 10G 775MBps writes, 850MBps reads. Two removable cables (USB-C, USB-A) CSF-Glyph Atom PRO SSD 1TB - Thunderbolt 3 2150MBps writes, 2350MBps reads. Removable cable fits in edge of drive. 00:13:17 David-CSF-Lifespan to monitor the life of your SSD SSD/Drives/Data 00:15:39 Scott-What format for External SSD? 00:22:04 The Case for the Nuke and Pave FingBox 00:31:54 Ken-Need new Mac, Can't Get Enough Storage Quickly LG SmartTV Xfinity X1 Seagate Portable 4TB $95. Goes 120MBps. SanDisk 2TB Extreme SSD $299 for 2TB, 500MBps Samsung T7 2TB for $299, 1050MBps Off-brand VectoTech 4TB SSD, $589, 540MBps 00:48:34 SPONSOR: Other World Computing. OWC’s new multi-adapter Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock brings you bus-powered dual USB, Dual 4K HDMI, and Gigabit Ethernet! Learn more at MacSales.com 00:50:23 SPONSOR: Mint Mobile. Cut your wireless bill to just $15 per month at MintMobile.com/MGG, and add an iPhone SE for another $15! 00:52:11 SPONSOR: ExpressVPN - Surf with TrustedServer, Speed, and HD quality using ExpressVPN.com/MGG Follow-up/Tips 00:54:14 Ben-Various Shortcuts for Screen-Only Sleep Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook that lack eject keys? 00:57:17 Wayne-Does OBD II Interfere with CarPlay? 00:59:44 Louis-Touch Bar F# Keys and Keyboard Maestro 01:01:51 Diagnosing Network issues 01:04:59 Ralph-Plan for Deciding about Hardware Upgrades 01:14:12 Carsten-818-Segmenting your IoT devices off 01:21:31 MGG 826 Outtro mfs for TiVo cTiVo This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors 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
Should you update? That’s always the question, isn’t it, regardless of whether it’s hardware or software or both. This week John and Dave answer your questions about both, specifically when it comes to Apple’s offerings. That’s not all, of course. Your two favorite geeks roar through a tour of your questions, tips, and Cool Stuff Found, including segments on repairing iCloud syncing, backing up your music the right way, diagnosing CPU spikes, and more. Press play, and enjoy learning at least five new things, all while remaining perfectly socially-distanced! SPONSOR: Raycon – Check out Raycon at half the price of other premium wireless earbuds on the market. Super-comfortable, fully-sealed for noise-isolation, 6-hours of playtime, and you can get 15% off at BuyRaycon.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: Sunsoil makes pure and simple CBD products at an unbeatable price. Get 30% off your first order by going to Sunsoil.com/mgg. Note: Shownotes are in progress... Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 825 for Monday, July 20, 2020 MGG 825 on YouTube MGG 825 on Facebook 00:02:04 Robin-QT-Right-Click on Finder Folder name for Hierarchy Display 00:03:47 Peter-QT-Double-tap to Drag on Trackpad CSF 00:06:01 Tom-CSF-HOOBS in a Box 00:10:18 CSF-Anker Thunderbolt 3 Docks: PowerExpand 7-in-1 Mini and PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 00:15:47 JFB-CSF-Logitech BRIO Camera 00:20:36 JFB-CSF-GRC’s DNS Benchmark 00:26:51 SPONSOR: Raycon - Check out Raycon at half the price of other premium wireless earbuds on the market. Super-comfortable, fully-sealed for noise-isolation, 6-hours of playtime, and you can get 15% off at BuyRaycon.com/MGG. 00:28:49 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. 00:30:31 SPONSOR: Sunsoil makes pure and simple CBD products at an unbeatable price. Get 30% off your first order by going to Sunsoil.com/mgg. Tips 00:32:27 EvTheNerd-Use VPN to Live Stream over AT&T General 00:36:08 Abel-Repairing iCloud Syncing Cirrus & Bailiff 00:50:37 Steve-Backing Up Music without Apple Music Data 00:55:09 Todd-HDMI vs. DisplayPort changes Colors Dramatically 00:58:20 Carsten-Best Implementation of Two-Factor Authentication? 01:05:31 Gray-How to Block FaceTime Callers Update Timing 01:10:02 Bill-Should I update Apple's apps? 01:13:40 Bart-Buy Laptop now or wait for Apple Silicon? 01:23:11 MGG 825 Outtro mimoLive 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
Is your mail forwarder secure? Are you sure? How about your Internet? These are just two of your dozen-or-so questions that John and Dave tackle this week. It’s not just questions, of course. There are Quick Tips, regular tips, Cool Stuff Found, and even some router fun. Press play and enjoy listening to your favorite geeks while learning at least five new things! SPONSOR: Burrow. Over 23,000 ways to design your perfect sofa. Fast and free shipping, zero-interest financing, and $75 off your purchase at Burrow.com/MGG. SPONSOR: BBEdit 13.1 from Bare Bones Software is available now in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com SPONSOR: CacheFly. CacheFly’s 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 in progress... Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 824 for Monday, July 13, 2020 MGG 824 on YouTube MGG 824 on Facebook Live QT 00:01:24 Ben-QT-Minimize to see the window (and process) name How to use Activity Monitor on your Mac 00:03:03 Paul-QT-Music Doesn't Delete Purchased Songs, Only Hides Them Delete music, movies, and TV shows from your device 00:04:08 Giles-QT-Pinch to Zoom on the Print Pane iOS: How to Print to PDF from Any App on iPhone and iPad Save and mark up PDFs on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the Books app CSF 00:06:08 Jeremy-CSF-ICE Band for Apple Watch 00:07:11 Greg-CSF-Apple Watch Has a Tip Calculator Use Calculator on Apple Watch - Split the check and calculate a tip 00:08:28 CSF-Use Private (MAC) Address in iOS 14 (can be set PER Wi-Fi network/SSID) Use private Wi-Fi addresses in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 Follow-up/Tips 00:12:51 Matt-Use ForwardEmail.net instead of GoDaddy 00:20:45 Todd-823-Contacts User Interface Gets Confused with Multiple Accounts 00:22:35 SPONSOR: Burrow. Over 23,000 ways to design your perfect sofa. Fast and free shipping, zero-interest financing, and $75 off your purchase at Burrow.com/MGG. 00:24:55 SPONSOR: BBEdit 13.1 from Bare Bones Software is available now in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com 00:26:53 SPONSOR: CacheFly. CacheFly's 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. General 00:28:42 Gin-Touch Bar Mac Sleep/Restart/Shutdown Replacement Keyboard shortcut for powering down MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? Put your Mac to sleep 00:32:14 John-CarPlay Customization and Connection Problems Change settings in CarPlay Apple CarPlay - The ultimate copilot 00:41:41 Rand-Deleted Items Not Immediately Recovered/Purged 00:45:41 Bruce-GC-Multiple iMessage Accounts on One Mac 00:48:15 Charles-Running Out of Application Memory iStat Menus 6 App Tamer Turbo Boost Switcher Mesh/Routers 00:55:32 Drew-Eero Renames BufferBloat Management Again...Do I Need it? 00:58:29 Roger-Using Mesh alongside Regular Wi-Fi 01:05:17 Wilko-Normal Network Traffic, and Missing Access Point 01:08:14 Larry-Internet Security vs. VPN Webroot WiFi Security TunnelBear 01:10:54 Dennis-ISP Reporting Router Vulnerabilities ShieldsUP! Synology Router 01:14:33 Tim-Understanding Traceroute Reports Homebrew MTR 01:19:33 Robert-Devices reporting Invalid Password on Wi-Fi If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won’t connect to a Wi-Fi network 01:24:25 MGG 824 Outtro This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors 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
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Fairfield, CT, USA
Episode Count
346
Podcast Count
9
Total Airtime
2 weeks, 5 days
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