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This week on Mac Geek Gab, Pilot Pete and Dave Hamilton dive headlong into aviation apps, tossing Quick Tips like confetti along the way. Get the lowdown on everything from X-Plane’s virtual skies to Sentry ADS-B’s real-time flight data, and manage your electronic cockpit with apps like ForeFlight and FliteDeck Pro.

Discover how to jazz up your iPhone lock screen widgets, effortlessly identify shuffled Lockscreen photos, and streamline your contacts with a personalized “My Card”. macOS 14.1 is in the spotlight with its new tapback feature that keeps your conversations engaging.

In the quest for Mac wisdom, the duo tackles the big questions: to migrate or nuke-and-pave when moving to a new Mac, and which Mac to get when upgrading from Intel. Safari’s potential memory leak in macOS 14.1 sparks debate, while tips on tagging photos in macOS and turning emails into reminders keep your digital life on point.

Remember, “Don’t Get Caught” in tech snafus—instead, arm yourself with knowledge on migration safety with Synology Drive and other syncing solutions. Plus, the episode is peppered with Cool Stuff Found, from the utility magic of Plain Clip and Texts consolidating messaging apps to the cutting-edge RoomPlan API for spatial planning, ensuring you’re always one step ahead of the tech curve.

Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things with your two favorite geeks!

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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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