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In this weeks Mac Geek Gab, Dave Hamilton and Pilot Pete jump straight into the tech jungle with a myriad of Apple tips and tricks. Starting with a listener’s CarPlay guidance to silence directions, they roll into watchOS 10 tweaks, including the revamped way of switching watch faces. Dennis Jurgensen shares insights about this change, while Doug introduces the ambient light-triggered night mode.

With a nod to “talking nerdy”, your two favorite geeks touch upon Apple Watch’s battery capacities, its waterproof design, and the intricacies of migrating data, especially when it comes to authenticator apps and eSIMs. Their commitment to the audience shines as they delve into iOS 17 features, explore health data syncing, and dissect iCloud settings.

But the tech talk doesn’t stop there. The episode dives deep into home networking, discussing data usage, mesh networks, and the quest for optimal Wi-Fi speeds. They offer router recommendations, troubleshooting pearls, and personal tales of Wi-Fi interference. With a hearty thanks to their loyal listeners and supporters, they underscore the importance of community engagement. And in the spirit of the show, Dave and Pete remind everyone, “Don’t Get Caught” unprepared in the rapidly evolving world of tech.

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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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