Mac Geek Gab (Enhanced AAC)

Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to answer your questions and discuss things of interest to Apple and Mac geeks, yet present them in a way that's both entertaining and informative for the average listener.


MGG 550: Photos Isn’t Always Easy

You have questions about Apple's new Photos app and John and Dave have your answers. The answers are not always easy and not always exactly what you want, but your two favorite geeks will get you there as smoothly as possible. Also some fun (and geeky!) discussion of typing filenames (with spaces, no less) from the Terminal, as well as dealing with pesky WiFi signup screens when traveling. Oh, and Dave got his Apple Watch, too. All this and more!

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Stuff mentioned:

  • Captive Portal (5:08)
  • OS X Yosemite: Test your DNS server
  • Seagate Wireless - Wirelessly stream media from a tablet or smartphone without wires or web
  • Kingston MobileLite Wireless Readers
  • Reset the DNS cache in OS X
  • Spaces in file and directory names (11:21)
  • Command Line Completion
  • Using and managing the Terminal history in OS X
  • Bandwidth throttling in OS X (16:03)
  • WaterRoof - WaterRoof is an advanced and feature rich IPFW firewall frontend for Mac OS X. Manage rules, bandwidth, logs, statistics
  • Throttled Pro - Throttled Pro optimizes your internet connection and provides "QoS (Quality of Service)" to Mac OS X
  • Apple Watch - Apple’s newest offering, a watch which incorporates fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities as well as integration with iOS and other Apple products and services (31:29)
  • John F. Braun’s 38mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0 - Advanced Settings - Find and Replace Corrupted Files (43:20)
  • OS X Yosemite: Verify your backup disk - Verify a TimeMachine Backup
  • Apple Photos: Your entire photo collection. Framed in a whole new way. (51:25)
  • Troubleshooting the Mac App Store
  • iPhoto Library Manager (55:07)
  • Merging Photo Libraries
  • PowerPhotos
  • PixelMator - Full-featured image editing for the Mac
  • Acorn 4 - Acorn 4 is a Mac OS X photo editor and image editor
  • OS X Yosemite: Batch Rename Files in the Finder (1:00:28)
  • Get started with Photos for OS X
  • Photos saves disk space by sharing images with your iPhoto or Aperture libraries
  • iCloud storage pricing - iCloud includes 5 GB of free storage
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  • the iOS Show with Michael Johnston
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