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This week on Mac Geek Gab, Pilot Pete, Adam Christianson, and Dave Hamilton dive into a plethora of quick tips and savvy tricks for Mac and iOS users. Discover how to efficiently manage iPhone and iPad reminder notifications with a simple pull-down gesture, and explore the versatile uses of Reminders App URLs beyond mere web links.

Resetting Spotlight to the center of your Mac screen has never been easier, and for those Message enthusiasts, macOS 14.2 introduces the convenience of sending stickers directly from the right-click menu. iOS 17.2 steps up the game with new features including Journaling and Qi2, along with a handy Translate to Action button. Don’t miss out on the keyboard magic with the Shift and Option keys, and embrace the utility of widgets for one-time password apps. The episode also delves into the nitty-gritty of using PassKeys and bypassing Google’s default authentication methods.

In the questions and tips segment, listeners bring up real-world scenarios, like auto-arranging Mac windows for different monitors and sending non-interrupting messages. Discover how apps like Moom, Stay, Line app, and SlyDial can enhance your productivity and communication. For the puzzle enthusiasts, learn how to use Shortcuts Workflow for adding crossword puzzles, and there’s even a cool shortcut for telling the family when food is on its way.

The episode wraps up with some cool stuff found, including Fix for storing all your manuals and repair videos, Fourble for creating podcasts from any MP3 collection, and insights on PayPal Honey for Safari.

Remember, in the world of technology, always stay informed and “Don’t Get Caught” off guard!

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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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