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In this, the 1000th episode of Mac Geek Gab, Pilot Pete and Dave Hamilton dive into the realm of iOS 17, shedding light on offline map downloads, storage optimization, and Apple’s music recognition. They tackle a barrage of listener questions, discussing solutions for Spotify users with Shazam’s Apple Music default and quick tips for text shortcuts.

As your two favorite geeks venture deeper, they uncover iOS 17 and CarPlay intricacies, Siri’s limitations, and valuable electronics maintenance hacks. With a keen eye on innovation, they spotlight apps like Al Dente and iStat Menus and share discoveries such as Zoom’s new AI summarization feature and a fun smart wifi lamp.

As they always say, “Don’t Get Caught” missing out on the latest tips from your fellow audience members.  Hitting quadruple digits is no small feat, and this is all thanks to you for listening, engaging, and staying involved. Thank you for 1,000! Here’s to even more to come!

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Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton is a podcaster, a publisher, and a nerd who has spent the past three decades of his career educating thousands of computer users. In addition to Mac Geek Gab podcast (now in its 19th year!), Dave is co-host of Business Brain and Gig Gab, two other shows to check out! Dave is also the co-founder and CEO of BackBeat Media, a boutique network of podcasts and websites that represents fiercely-independent publishers, of which Dave considers himself one. He has been involved in online publishing since 1998, when he co-founded The Mac Observer, a popular Apple news site which was acquired in 2021. Technology isn't the only thing Dave's a nerd about: he's also a drummer, playing in Bitter Pill, Fling, and various other projects in and around the New Hampshire seacoast where he and his wife, Lisa, live and raised their two children. Dave's reachable for a limited amount of paid consulting at DaveTheNerd.com and you can find to him on Mastodon, Bluesky, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, too!


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