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 545: Ghosts In The Mac

Has your Mac ever suddenly developed a problem that you're swear you didn't create? Maybe it has a ghost. Or is it time for Dave's "Gremlin Story" from his consulting days? Download today to find out! In addition, your geeks also chat through using an SD Card for ongoing data storage, sharing your iCloud Photo Library, how DiskWarrior can save the day, and battery advice from KISS!

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Note: Shownotes are complete!

Stuff mentioned:

  • OS X: About FileVault 2 (2:48)
  • How to create a password-protected (encrypted) disk image
  • Encrypt External Disks with OS X
  • iCloud Photo Sharing FAQ (7:06)
  • Aperture 3 - Working with Photostream
  • Rob Griffiths’ Apple Watch Sizing Spreadsheet (17:44)
  • OS X Yosemite: Share your Internet connection (27:05)
  • Troubleshooting wireless mouse and keyboard issues
  • Magic Mouse keeps losing connection
  • Bluetooth and WiFi interfering with one another since Yosemite
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: Potential sources of wireless interference
  • Pages for Mac (33:14)
  • Microsoft Office for Mac
  • Apache OpenOffice
  • LibreOffice
  • Office for Mac Preview
  • Mac Basics: Time Machine backs up your Mac (39:48)
  • Lighten Up, Francis
  • iStat Menus 5
  • DollyDrive
  • That's the Fact, Jack
  • SNMP Test Utility
  • Copy (47:00)
  • Transcend JetDrive 128 GB
  • SD Card Minimum Speeds by Class
  • Hardware Growler (58:39)
  • ASM1074
  • Mac ID
  • DiskWarrior (1:07:21)
  • Drive Genius 4
  • The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app
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  • BackBeat Media Podcast Network
  • MacGeekGab AAC Enhanced Feed - Thanks to Michael Johnston of The iOS Show and Applr.


 2015-03-22  1h23m