Mac Geek Gab (Enhanced AAC)

Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to answer your question 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.

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MGG 752: Finder, Friend or Foe?


The Finder can be your friend or foe, depends upon how well you tame and tweak it. These are the kinds of things John and Dave help you do each week on Mac Geek Gab. In addition to that, we’ve got segments on taming iCloud’s two-factor authentication, suggestions for improving on the Stickies model, and ways of recovering disk space. All this and more! Just press play and learn at least five new things!

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Note: Shownotes are in progress... Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned:
  • 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 752 for Monday, March 11, 2019
  • 00:01:36 SXSW Interactive
  • 00:03:29 Beware services that rely on the cloud
    • Samsung SmartThings Hub 3
  • 00:10:35 SPONSOR: Jamf Now. MGG listeners can start securing their business today by managing their first 3 devices for free! Add more starting at just two dollars a month, per device. Create your free account today at jamf.com/MGG
  • 00:12:50 Stephan-QT-Messages on Mac Sent History
  • 00:14:28 Use iMazing to Archive your Messages
  • 00:16:19 Patrick-CSF-XtraFinder to control Column Widths
    • SwitchResX
    • Disable System Integrity Protection
  • 00:18:26 Bill-Tweaking Finder Window Layout
    • Kensington Trackball Expert Mouse
  • 00:23:16 Larry-Turn Dead MacBook into a Sconce
    • Koogeek Light Strip
  • 00:26:10 Scott-Stuttering can be caused by bad/loose RAM.
    • Micromat’s Atomic – RAM Tester
    • MacCheck
  • 00:30:42 Jim-AT&T Cellular vs. VPNs
    • BrowserLeaks
  • 00:35:16 Bob-Wi-Fi Router Recommendations
    • Synology RT2600AC Router
    • WireCutter 2018 Router Guide
    • Netgear R7000P
    • Archer A7
    • Synology MR2200AC Mesh router (also works as standalone)
  • 00:40:19 Jessica-Refurb vs. Brand New
  • 00:45:33 Michael-Beware “Log Connection Activity” in Mail’s Window > Connection Doctor
    • Lingon X
    • DaisyDisk
  • 00:51:55 SPONSOR: Capterra – Visit Capterra.com/MGG for free, today, and use their 700,000+ product reviews to find the right tools to make 2019 the year for your business.
  • 00:53:24 SPONSOR: Hair Club. Visit HairClub.com/MGG today for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair care kit – all valued over three hundred dollars.
  • 00:55:19 Simon-751-Use TripMode to Monitor Bandwidth
  • 00:56:46 MGGF-751-Verizon Spam Blocking
    • Verizon Call Filter
    • Mr. Number
  • 00:59:42 Erik-751-Use Secondary iCloud Account for Developer ID
  • 01:01:55 Ron-751-2FA Required for Third Party iCloud Email
    • iCloud App Specific Passwords
  • 01:05:03 Jeff-751-CrashPlan Download Data Limitation Clarification
  • 01:06:11 Joe-751-CrashPlan 250MB Limit Clarification and Arq Backup
  • 01:07:55 Rich-751-Dock Snippets with Tyke or Thought Train
  • 01:09:10 +-E-Eliot-751-Apps for Docking Text Snippets
    • TextExpander
    • Alfred
    • Copied
    • Keyboard Maestro
    • Setapp
    • How to access clipboard (copy-paste) history on a Mac
  • 01:12:47 Keith-749-CSF-BetterZip for that Extra iCloud Storage Account
  • 01:14:06 This Week’s MGG Premium Supporters:
    • Paul from Indiana, Mike from New York, Mark from Connecticut, Working Smarter for Mac Users, James from Texas, Ryan from Texas, Neal from Connecticut, Joe B., Eric from New Mexico, Drake from Hawaii, Peer Timo, Anthony from New York, Scott from Portland.
  • 01:15:02 Dave at CapMac on Tuesday
  • 01:15:47 Jim-Is My Data Double-Encrypted with FileVault and iCloud?
  • 01:20:33 Ken-VPN Being Blocked
    • MGG ExpressVPN Deal
  • 01:25:51 MGG 752 Outtro
    • CLEAR Airport Security System
    • The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app
    • Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List
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