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 759: Not all USB-C Is Created Equal – Mac Geek Gab 759

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more confusing, USB-C cables can add some additional questions to the mix. Add to this lots of Cool Stuff Found, a discussion about the best desktop Mac to buy, some tips and follow-ups from recent episodes, and you’ve got yourself this week’s Mac Geek Gab. You’re guaranteed to join John and Dave in learning at least five new things. Press play, and enjoy!

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Note: Shownotes are in progress... Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned:
  • 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 759 for Monday, April 29, 2019
  • 00:02:31 MGG iTunes Reviews
  • 00:03:09 Craig-Beware Speeds of USB-C Cables
  • 00:09:14 Stylianos-Which Desktop Mac for $2100?
  • Dave’s Picks:
    • Brand New 2019 27” iMac. 6 core i5, 1TB Fusion Drive, 8GB RAM for $1,999.
    • Brand New (or refurb!) 2018 Mac Mini. 6 core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM. $1699.
      • Then buy: Monoprice 27” CrystalPro 4K UHD
  • John’s Picks:
    • Refurb 2017 27” iMac. 3.8GHz Quad-Core i5, 16GB, 2TB Fusion Drive: $2,039.
    • Refurb-Tracker
    • Refurb.Me
  • 00:21:03 SPONSOR: LinkedIn Jobs. Go to and get $50 OFF toward your first job post!
  • 00:23:20 Drewski-CSF-Flycut Clipboard Manager
  • 00:28:09 Lawyer Jeff-CSF-Jumbo Privacy
  • 00:29:43 Dan-CSF-758-Stitch Water Sensors
  • 00:36:36 Robin-CSF-Princeton IoT Inspector
  • 00:44:24 Tim-757-CSF-CoolStream Bluetooth 30 Pin Adapters
  • 00:46:00 JFB got an Anker Roav SmartChart Car Kit F2
  • 00:47:59 NCSF-Sectigo was Comodo and their certs was Free for a Year
    • GPGSuite for Secure Email
  • 00:50:30 CSF-CPUSetter and More
  • 00:52:55 CSF-Peter-HumanCentric Mac Mini Mount
  • 00:55:00 Scott-CSF-Sync Dark Mode with Night Shift
    • NightOwl
  • 00:59:55 CSF-Speck Presidio Pro Folio for new iPad and New Apple Pencil
  • 01:01:08 This Week’s MGG Premium Supporters:
    • Deborah from New Hampshire, Lyndon from Kent, Mike from North Carolina, Robert from Minnesota, Thomas from Chicago, Kenneth from New York, Keith from Essex, Chuck from Pennsylvania, Mark from Indiana, Stevie from West Lothian, Michael from Iowa, Dave from Illinois, Clive from West Sussex, Jim from San Jose, Jeff from Indiana, Joseph from Georgia, Scott from California, Charles from Koyhocho, Robert from Alabama, Tony from San Francisco, Gary from New York, Bobby from North Carolina, EvTheNerd, Stylianos from Tennessee.
  • 01:03:08 Ken-Internal SSD Recommendations
    • WD SSDs
    • Seagate’s Barracudea, Nytro, and IronWolf SSDs
    • Samsung’s 860 EVO SSDs
    • Crucial SSDs
    • Sandisk SSD
  • 01:07:53 Andrew-TRIM and SSDs in Today's World
    • sudo trimforce enable
  • 01:11:06 Ed-Why is 64-bit App Being Identified as 32-bit?
    • MDRP for Mac
    • ArchiChect to see if an App is 64-Bit Capable
  • 01:17:13 Scott-Mail Merge on The Mac
    • Small Business Show
    • MailChimp
    • FileMaker
    • LibreOffice - Mail Merge
    • MS Office for Mac
  • 01:23:59 MGG 759 Outtro
  • The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app
  • Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List
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  • BackBeat Media Podcast Network


 2019-04-30  1h26m