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The Mac Observer's Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun talk about all things Mac. Dave is TMO's publisher, John pens the Monday Mac Gadget column.
Recent Episodes for The Mac Geek Gab
DATE: Mon, 27 Sep 2010
SIZE: 37.7 MB
MGG 288: Cool Stuff Found!

Yes, folks, it’s time again for one of your favorite Mac Geek Gab segments: Cool Stuff Found. Today it’s an entire show packed with all the stuff you and your favorite geeks have found in the last month. Listen and find all kinds of stuff you — and your Mac — just can’t live without!

DATE: Thu, 23 Sep 2010
SIZE: 0.89 MB
MGG 287: Premium Posted with Time Machine, ToDos on iPhone, Webcams, More

John and Dave discuss using the old Apple Pro Speakers on newer Macs (good luck!), Time Machine issues when moving disks between Macs, syncing tasks/todos from your Mac to your iPhone, Mac HD webcams, and multiple clipboards. Subscribe today — it’s cheap, just $25 for 6 months — and enjoy!

DATE: Mon, 20 Sep 2010
SIZE: 37.5 MB
MGG 286: Problematic AirPort, iPhoto Tips, Speaker Sharing, More

Dave and John answer your questions about AirPort problems, share your tips about iPhoto usage, answer questions about sharing speakers amongst multiple output devices (even across a network!), and more. Subscribe today and download this episode for free!

DATE: Mon, 13 Sep 2010
SIZE: 39.3 MB
MGG 285: Time Machine, Swap Files, Test Accounts, More

John and Dave have put together a fantastic show for you this week. They talk about how to verify Time Machine backups, managing swap — and sleep — files on your Mac, how and why to create a new user test account, checking your power consumption, how to use multiple sets of speakers simultaneously, throttling bandwidth on your (or someone else’s Mac) and lots lots more. Download today for free and enjoy!

DATE: Thu, 09 Sep 2010
SIZE: 0.72 MB
MGG 284: Premium Posted with General Troubleshooting, Mail Receipts, Safari

John and Dave talk and troubleshoot video issues, motherboard issues, and connecting to a headless Mac. Then it’s time for a discussion about tracking email recipients, and Dave even tells his crazy story about the guy who had gremlins in his computer — and got ‘em out! Don’t miss it.

DATE: Mon, 30 Aug 2010
SIZE: 39.8 MB
MGG 283: iPhoto, Spotlight, Swap, and More!

This episode’s topics discussed — and solved! — include iPhoto library management and troubleshooting, getting Spotlight to index again, discussing how much swap is too much, and more. John and Dave dig into all this and more in a way that not only solves your problems, but helps you to understand the solution and why it works. Listen today and enjoy!

DATE: Wed, 25 Aug 2010
SIZE: 0.86 MB
MGG 282: Premium Posted with Safari Tabs, MobileMe Reset, Terminal Primer

John and Dave have a great discussion today answering your questions, sharing your tips, and more. Topics include tweaking Safari’s settings to load your custom tabs, resolving IR remote issues, an excellent primer on using Terminal Commands, Resetting mobileMe, and more. Subscribe today, support your two favorite geeks, and enjoy! 

DATE: Mon, 23 Aug 2010
SIZE: 44.5 MB
MGG 281: iTunes Management, Sleep Issues, AppleCare, More

John and Dave answer reader questions about managing iTunes music and libraries, helping listeners with sleep issues, troubleshooting AirPort and more. Then there are a few follow-up questions about PowerLine and how best to use it, plus some tips and thoughts from previous shows. Finally, Dave wraps it up telling of a very curious experience he went through recently with mail-in AppleCare.

DATE: Mon, 16 Aug 2010
SIZE: 33.9 MB
MGG 280: Battery Life, iTunes Accounts, Spotlight Searches

John and Dave kick off the week with a podcast full of your questions, their answers, combined tips, and valuable stories from the lives of your two favorite geeks! First it’s Dave and John answering questions about dealing with multiple iTunes accounts and best practices for prolonging the life of your MacBook or MacBook Pro battery. Then it’s follow-ups from previous shows, including PowerLine, application switching, AppleCare and more! Don’t miss it — this episode is free today, so download and enjoy!

DATE: Thu, 12 Aug 2010
SIZE: 0.57 MB
MGG 279: Premium Posted With Bad Motherboards, Unconnected Macs, Hiding IPs

Dave has a MacBook Pro tale of woe to tell, then it’s off to listener questions and tips. Today’s topics include updating an unconnected Mac, sending mail from alternate addresses through Gmail, a question about hiding your IP address, and more!

DATE: Mon, 09 Aug 2010
SIZE: 31.5 MB
MGG 278: Cool Stuff Found, Powerline, More

It’s time for another Cool Stuff Found episode, and John and Dave deliver for sure! Some great things, including a replacement for the discontinued Visual Hub! Definitely download, tune in, and absorb this one!

DATE: Wed, 04 Aug 2010
SIZE: 32.0 MB
MGG 277: Mail Tips, Secure Backups, Finding Preferences

John and Dave kick off August with a show that combines your feedback about previous topics with their answers and thoughts about new topics. Subjects covered include Mail tips, securing your backups (in some very creative ways!), managing videos, and more. Definitely check it out!

DATE: Wed, 28 Jul 2010
SIZE: 0.59 MB
MGG 276: Premium Posted With Time Machine, Permissions, Remote Access, More

Dave and John answer some great questions today, including how best to have Time Machine only backup a fraction of your hard drive, fixing some permissions problems, securely shipping your hard drives and sensitive data, what to disable when you visit a hotel (or public hot spot) and more. Subscribe today, support your two favorite geeks, and enjoy!

DATE: Mon, 26 Jul 2010
SIZE: 34.0 MB
MGG 275: Follow-ups, Time Machine, Troubleshooting, Fonts

Straight from the weekend into a show just for you, John and Dave have LOTS to cover today, including your tips and suggestions for a few previously-discussed topics, then it’s onto a Time Machine question, 10.6.4 troubleshooting, iCal digging, and more. Subscribe to this feed for free and enjoy!

DATE: Thu, 22 Jul 2010
SIZE: 30.9 MB
MGG 274: Mail Questions, Funky Fonts, Mac to TV, More!

John and Dave are back with an action-packed (and info-packed!) show just for you. Lots of mail questions (both on the Mac and on the iPad!), troubleshooting Fonts, RAM, and a whole lot more!

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Best mac podcast

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Its great John and Dave

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