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Dive into quick tips like using Command-Shift-V to paste without formatting, clicking on the desktop to clear windows and reveal Sonoma Desktop Widgets, and understanding the differences between created and edited dates in Notes. Learn about the upcoming RCS messaging for iPhone, not end-to-end encrypted, and the nuances of setting up primary contacts in macOS. Get your questions answered about USB-C ports, viewing photos in your library, and managing AppleID Family Sharing across international borders. Discover shortcuts for mirrored display mode, and explore options for USB volume control knobs from StreamDeck, YMOO, Vaydeer, and DROK.

The episode also delves into hardware recommendations, discussing the best 27″ monitors for retina-spoiled eyes, including LG Ultrafine, ViewSonic, and Philips Creator Series. In the ‘Cool Stuff Found’ segment, uncover the brilliance of the Viewsonic VX1655-4K-OLED screen and the efficiency of TextSniper for grabbing text. Learn about affordable offsite backup solutions like iDrive E2 for Synology HyperBackups and Arq Backup.

Remember, in the world of tech, it’s crucial to stay informed and innovative, so “Don’t Get Caught” unprepared!

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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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