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John Braun

John Braun is a Computer Engineer, co-hosts of Mac Geek Gab podcast, columnist for Mac Observer.
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MGG 789: I Got Caught ... Learning!
Mac Geek Gab (Enhanced AAC)
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.   Note: Shownotes are in progress... Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 789 for Monday, November 18, 2019 00:05:14 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. 00:07:28 Dan-QT-Searching Safari History 00:08:49 Joshua-QT-Deleting Multiple Apple Wallet Passes 00:10:56 Auto-close Tabs in Safari on iOS 13 00:13:12 Robert-Running Catalina on Unsupported Mac 00:16:23 David-AirPods Pro Feedback 00:17:38 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. 00:19:43 Jeff-Show or Hide Previews in Finder List View 00:21:22 Larry-Time Machine Backup Adventure Transfer Time Machine backups from one backup disk to another 00:31:45 Donald-Where are MGG Chapters in Apple Podcasts Apps? 00:34:13 iCloud Versioning? No go. 00:34:59 JP-Extract a video from iOS App Screenflow 00:38:23 Stephen-788-Apple Trade-In Anytime 00:39:33 Rand-Trading Up Your Recently-Purchased Mac 00:41:10 The new 16” MacBook Pro 00:46:10 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. 00:48:47 Jeff-788-Use Chrome Profiles to be Logged Into Multiple Google Accounts 00:52:06 E-Kurt-784-Solved Sleeping Battery Drain sudo pmset -b autopoweroffdelay 1800 Eclectic Light’s Power Management pmset article 00:55:10 John solved his Time Machine backup issues with CCC 00:58:22 Gerard-788-Use Startpage for Trackingless Google Searches 00:59:06 Jan-788-DuckDuckGo's Bang Shortcuts 01:02:28 JP-Back to My Mac Replacements Screens Connect from Edovia RemotePC TeamViewer Chrome Remote Desktop 01:11:00 Ken-Moving iCloud Desktop and Documents back to My Mac 01:12:59 Robin-CSF-Privileges 01:14:42 CSF-GPG Suite 2019.2 is now Catalina Compatible 01:19:36 CSF-JBL Live 500BT 01:21:01 CSF-JBL Pulse 4 01:22:20 CSF-Tune My Music 01:23:41 MGG 789 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
MGG 788: This is Where You Cut Me Off
Mac Geek Gab (Enhanced AAC)
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 Note: Shownotes are in progress... Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 788 for Monday, November 11, 2019 00:01:47 QT-Command-Plus or Minus in Finder List View 00:05:08 Paul-QT-Apple Watch Unlocks even More with Catalina 00:07:07 Richard-Google Maps iOS 13 Improvements 00:09:31 QT-Saving Offline Maps in Google Maps 00:10:35 QT-Calendar app show Location in Maps and “Look Around” BusyCal 00:12:11 Keith-787-Catalina iCloud Authentication Loop 00:14:54 Joe-Apple's Trade-In Program Decluttr 00:16:49 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. 00:19:19 CSF-DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials 00:22:20 Brave Browser 00:24:14 CSF-UniFi Dream Machine 00:31:04 Martin-CSF-Blackhole Virtual Audio Driver. Soundflower Replacement. 00:37:56 Todd-CSF-MixPre-3 II Field Recorder 00:40:06 SPONSOR: Linode - You can build it on Linode. Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Start with a $20 credit using promo code mgg2019 at linode.com/mgg. 00:43:20 John-Disabling Annoying 32-bit Warning in Mojave How to suppress alert 'this app is not optimized for your Mac defaults write -g CSUIDisable32BitWarning -boolean TRUE 00:46:07 John-Protecting from Ransomware Acronis True Image 2020 Backblaze Arq 00:55:37 Ewan-Printer won't print from one Mac Gutenprint 01:01:32 Michael-Cleaning up and consolidating Photos Libraries PowerPhotos MGG Sponsors 01:06:11 Photos Won’t sync 01:12:32 SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at BareBones.com 01:15:39 Drive being wonky Carbon Copy Cloner T2M2 for Time Machine repairs DiskWarrior APFS 01:25:23 MGG 788 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
MGG 787: Hey Presto! I Outsmarted Myself!
Mac Geek Gab (Enhanced AAC)
Tips about new functionality, including moving Catalina’s windows, scanning with your iPhone, fixing mail, running cron jobs, and downloading installers from the Terminal are just scratching the surface. Then it’s on to diagnosing some network problems and learning how Time Machine can keep your volumes from being resized. Listen as John and Dave walk through all of these, to ensure everyone (including them!) learns at least five new things this week. SPONSOR: eero: the mesh Wi-Fi system that both John and Dave currently use. Visit eero.com/mgg and enter code MGG at checkout to get FREE overnight shipping with your order! SPONSOR: Capterra – Visit Capterra.com/MGG for free, today, and use their over one million reviews to find the tools to make an informed software decision for your business. SPONSOR: ExpressVPN – Take back your Internet privacy TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/MGG SPONSOR: Ancestry – Learn your family’s rich story, with unique features that give a more complete picture about a person, like events that shaped them, how they made a living, and what they excelled in! Get your AncestryDNA kit at Ancestry.com/MGG today. Note: Shownotes are in progress... Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 787 for Monday, November 4, 2019 <<a href="https://macgeekgab.com/">https://macgeekgab.com/> 00:02:24 Joachim-QT-Move Catalina Windows to left or right of screen 00:05:25 Keith-QT-Large Mobile Data Downloads with iOS 13 00:06:40 Jon-QT-Use the Scanner in Files.app on iOS 00:09:16 Bill-QT-Fixing Mail's Search/Unread Counts 00:10:45 Bill-QT-Refurb Accessory advice 00:13:52 Andrew-QT-Apple Watch and Bluetooth Speaker 00:15:21 Keith-QT-Running cron Jobs After Catalina Upgrade 00:18:58 SPONSOR: eero: the mesh Wi-Fi system that both John and Dave currently use. Visit eero.com/mgg and enter code MGG at checkout t o get FREE overnight shipping with your order! 00:21:12 SPONSOR: Ancestry – Learn your family’s rich story, with unique features that give a more complete picture about a person, like events that shaped them, how they made a living, and what they excelled in! Get your AncestryDNA kit at Ancestry.com/MGG today. 00:22:54 DST Reset Time 00:26:30 Cable Modem dB levels DOCSIS Diagnostics Page Watch Upstream Power Levels – Keep them below 50dBmV Downstream Power Levels should be between -15dBmV and +15dBmV Tap Splitter 00:37:36 Jeff-Download Older Installers direct from Apple Mojave High Sierra Sierra 00:39:39 Nibs-Download Catalina Installers from Terminal softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer 00:41:08 Greg-Catalina Nuke and Pave, Multiple Data Volumes BackupBundle vs. SparseBundle 00:45:00 Tim-Disable Time Machine to Resize APFS Volume 00:49:11 SPONSOR: ExpressVPN - Take back your Internet privacy TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/MGG 00:51:08 SPONSOR: Capterra – Visit Capterra.com/MGG for free, today, and use their over one million reviews to find the tools to make an informed software decision for your business. 00:52:37 Quicken vs. Catalina - An answer! 00:54:43 Lotus Notes 00:55:31 David-Notes Versus Other Mac Cloud Note Taking Options Evernote OneNote Zoho Notes Synology NoteStation 00:59:43 Dee-Take the Long Way to DOS and Find the Shortcut through the Window 01:03:25 Val-Login to Different iCloud Account to Solve 01:06:24 Bartek-786-NFC Tags Trigger on XS/XR and later 01:09:18 Jay-784-Buying International SIMs in USA SimOptions HolidayPhone InternationalSim.com 01:10:53 Real ID Rant 01:14:19 Javier-Troubleshooting Network Issues Network Link Conditioner MacTech Conference MGG 787 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
MGG 786: iCloud Keychain vs. Catalina Cage Match
Mac Geek Gab (Enhanced AAC)
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! 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 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. Note: Shownotes are complete! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 786 for Monday, October 28, 2019 00:02:32 SPONSOR: iFixit. Visit iFixit.com/mgg to fix your Mac today and get $10 off your next $50 fix. 00:04:20 David-CSF-Suspicious Package Pacifist from CharleSoft 00:06:33 Bob-CSF-Amphetamine 00:08:42 QT: Mail’s Image Size when sending 00:11:18 Dmitry-Sometimes Auto-Update Doesn't get Latest Version MacUpdater.net CleanMyMac 00:15:36 Paul-Nuke and Pave feels like Home 00:20:04 James-784-Can't create a disk image MGG Chat Room and Stream 00:27:07 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. 00:30:22 James-Renaming Recovered Photo Data EXIFRenamer Renamer 6 Rename Files in Automator using EXIF Data 00:35:07 ?-E-Ralph-External Drives in Backup Strategy Tom’s Hardware on Mounting Your Synology Drives How to fix hard drive failure and retrieve the data from your hard drives 00:41:25 JT-iCloud Keychain vs. Catalina Cage Match Apple System Status 00:48:41 Paul-Removing Search Baron MalwareBytes for Mac 00:53:43 MGGF-Harvey-Blank Emails in iOS 13 00:57:22 Keith-785-Use NFC Tags to Automate Personal Automations NFC Stickers for UK Listeners NFC Stickers for US Listeners 01:00:07 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. 01:02:11 Johnny-Catalina Failing on old Mac DiskMakerX Install Disk Creator 01:06:54 Larry-USB Drives reporting Disk Not Ejected Properly 01:09:50 Patrick-785-DNS Changed on iPhone 01:18:55 Jan-How to force Mono Podcast listening 01:22:26 MGG Riddle #1 01:25:07 MGG 785 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
MGG 785: macOS Catalina and iOS 13 Tips and Troubleshooting
Mac Geek Gab (Enhanced AAC)
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. Note: Shownotes are complete! Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned: 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 785 for Monday, October 21, 2019 00:01:38 Smart Home Batteries Nickel–metal hydride battery  AmazonBasics AA Rechargable 00:04:08 MacTech-CSF-DetectX 00:04:44 Brandon-CSF-Spark Camera 00:06:44 Andy-CSF-784-Caffeine Morning Thunder 00:08:15 Adam-QT-Zoom in iOS Maps Double tap then slide up and down 00:09:11 David-QT-Audio MIDI Setup 00:12:43 Jamie-QT-Merge MP3 Files 00:14:46 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. 00:16:54 MacTech Conference 00:18:11 Jeff-Catalina, firmlinks, and Relocated Items 00:26:39 Jeff-QT-Open Carbon Copy Cloner after Catalina 00:27:55 Kevin-USB-C Ethernet Driver for Catalina Plugable USB-C Cube 00:30:03 Catalina Mail-Stuck Moving Messages 00:35:41 Jeff-Where does Podcasts store its downloads? /Users/[username]/Library/Group Containers/243LU875E5.groups.com.apple.podcasts/Library/Cache 00:38:29 zsh replaces bash as Catalina’s default shell Fish Shell lsof - List Open Files chsh - Change Shell 00:41:17 Chris-T2 FileVault and External Access About Startup Security Utility 00:44:35 Todd-784-Use Network Utility to Ping for Network Tests 00:46:52 DOCSIS Troubleshoot DOCSIS Diagnostics Page 00:50:10 With Catalina, CCC Won’t Write to Encrypted APFS Volumes 00:51:08 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. 00:53:09 Decluttr, Swappa, and Apple Trade-In Comparison 01:27:15 This Week’s MGG Premium Contributors: James from Dublin, Colby from Otis, Robin from Andover, Mark from Hayward, Donald from Jamaica Plain, George from Natick, Andy from Durham, Edward from Manhattan Beach, Willie from Seminary, Jedd from Jersey City, Scott from Fort Benning, Steve from Santa Fe, Laura from Spokane Valley, Scott from North Little Rock, Andrew from Palmdale, Clyde from Hamilton, Scott from Portland, Abdullah from Reisterstown, Peter from Auburn, Bob from Working Smarter for Mac Users, Jay from Long Valley, Joe from El Dorado, Chris from Chorleywood, Ari from Kensington, Michael from Mission Hills, Philip from Tuscon, Bob from La Peche, Timmothy from Hendersonville, Dave from Saugerties, Jeffrey from West Haven, Jim from San Jose, John from Sinking Spring, Santiago from Palm City, Frank from Tonbridge, John from Wake Forest, Tony from Middleboro, Ken from Honolulu, Barry from Up Overhead, Michael from Robins, Barbara from Hanahan, William from Hillsboro, and Patrick from Milton. 01:02:11 Michelle-iOS 13 Reminders Workaround 01:04:47 Patrick-iOS 13 Network Issues DFU Restore Apple Configurator 2 01:11:26 Jeff-Managing iCloud Drive and iOS's Folders du -sh * 01:19:09 iOS 13-Double tap Apple Watch to put in Apple ID 01:19:54 Catalina External Boot Installs Fail? 01:21:16 Bartek-784-Some Personal Automations don't Auto-Run Enable or disable a personal automation 01:29:41 MGG 785 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
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Fairfield, CT, USA
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309
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9
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2 weeks, 2 days