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 778: Optimizing Storage, Migration, Snapshots, and Combo Updates

This isn’t the one after 9/9, it’s the one on 9/9! And that means it’s time to answer your questions and share your tips about optimizing your iPhone storage, managing your snapshots, ejecting pesky drives, finding a service better than Gazelle, and much more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things right alongside John and Dave!

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Note: Shownotes are in progress... Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned:
  • 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 778 for Monday, September 9, 2019
  • 00:02:11 Tuesday Bonus Episode!
    • Gary Gnu
  • 00:03:31 Donna-QT-Long-tap iOS Screenshot to Share
  • 00:05:27 Brian-Another Mojave Supplemental Update
  • 00:06:52 Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay > Double-Click Side Button
  • 00:08:13 Gavin-QT-Don't Forget the Combo Updater
    • Support.Apple.Com/Downloads
  • 00:11:30 Greg-QT-777-Setapp Educational Discount
  • 00:12:19 Ben-777-Thunderbolt Adapters and Target Disk Mode
  • 00:15:02 Force System Extensions to Re-ask for Authentication in System Preferences > Security > General
    • sudo kextcache --clear-staging
    • sudo kextcache -i /
    • OnyX > Maintenance > Cleaning > Options… > Kernel and Extensions Cache
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  • 00:22:38 CSF-MacUpdater
  • 00:26:05 MGG, now in Stereo!
  • 00:27:32 Robert-CSF-776-Octoprint with Raspberry Pi
    • GCode 3D Printer Language
  • 00:32:20 CSF-Sonos Move
  • 00:36:43 SPONSOR: BBEdit from Bare Bones Software is now back in the Mac App Store or Online at
  • 00:38:32 Chris-CSF-ExactScan, a ScanSnap alternative
  • 00:40:00 Allison-CSF-Bart Busschots Explains DoT and DoH
  • 00:40:52 CSF-JBL Flip 5
  • 00:44:09 Blatboy-CSF-Snapper
    • A Mango-Shaped Space
  • 00:46:35 CSF-Caldigit TS3Plus+ and miniDocks
  • 00:51:10 CSF-TwelveSouth HiRise Wireless
  • 00:54:00 Zapier
  • 00:56:22 Recent MGG Premium Contributors:
    • Mark from Milford, Paul from Fishers, Ryan from McKinney, Neal from West Hartford, Scott from Portland, Peter from Auburn, Bob from Working Smarter for Mac Users, James from San Antonio, Jay from New Jersey, Joe from El Dorado, Chris from Hertfordshire, Ari from Kensington, Michael from Mission Hills, Phil from Tuscon, Bob from La Pêche, Dave from Saugerties, Timmothy from Hendersonville, Jeff from West Haven, Frank from Tonbridge, Jim from San Jose, John from SInking Spring, Santiago from Palm City, John from Wake Forest, Barry from Raleigh, Tony from Middleboro, Ken from Honolulu, Michael from Robins, Dave from Mt. Prospect, Scott from Boubonnais, Clive from West Sussex, Jeff from Chesterton, Joseph from Marietta, Robert from Columbiana, Frederick from Nashville, Gary from Babylon, Karl from Akron, Peter from Rochester, James from Port Alberni, Peter from Sudbury, Louis-Michel from St-Laurent, Josh O., Paulo from Manteca, Margaret from Waukegan, Jeff from North Bellmore, Eliot from Brookline, Jim from Vancouver, Richard from Daniel Island, Harry from Durham, Mike from Milwaukee, David from Farmington Hills, Kevin S., Thomas from Sacramento, Dmitry from Moscow, Drew from San Diego, Juergen from Weil der Stadt, Matthias from Rheineck, Gray from Jeffersonton, William J., Mark from Centennial, Allen from Mongomery, Wes G., John from Henrico, Michael from Spencer, Stuart M., Fernando from Cincinnati, Mike from Bristol, Kirschen S., Martijn B., Peter from Peterborough, Jonathan C., Drake from Honolulu
  • 00:59:32 Matt-Migrating from Two drives to One
  • 01:06:52 Dave-Integrating old Airport Extreme with eero System
    • eero Beacon
  • 01:13:04 Andrew-Does Optimize iPhone Storage cause Photo problems - Turn it on and be happy!
  • 01:18:29 Jeff-Lightroom Shows my Snapshots, and How to See More
  • 01:22:16 Mike-What service is better than Gazelle?
    • Swappa
    • Decluttr
    • Apple’s Trade-Up Program
    • eBay
    • Facebook Marketplace
  • 01:30:20 MGG 778 Outtro
    • MGG Apple Podcasts Reviews
    • MGG Weekly Newsletter
    • Mac Geek Gab Instagram
    • The Mac Geek Gab iPhone app
    • Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes List
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