In this week’s Mac Geek Gab, episode 1015, Pilot Pete, Adam Christianson, and Dave Hamilton dive deep into a mix of quick tips and detailed tech advice. Starting off, they tackle the nuances of macOS and iOS, like resetting notifications in System Settings and sending emails to contact lists with ease. They also explore practical hacks for everyday tech challenges, such as decreasing quote levels in mail messages and adding threads to the Dock in macOS with Sonoma/Safari. The trio doesn’t stop there; they get creative with ‘Cablenastics,’ discussing ways to manage cable chaos behind your desk using tools like metal coat hangers and Command Strips for wire organization.

The episode then shifts to answering listener questions, offering insights on topics ranging from migrating to new routers, like Synology Mesh with RT6600ax, to leveraging dual internet connections for increased reliability. They delve into hardware queries, such as the adequacy of a 47W charger for a MacBook Pro and its accessories, and share personal experiences like Adam using an iPad as his primary travel device. For those pondering data management, they discuss copying Time Machine backups to new drives and backing up using ChronoSync. And, as always, they keep it engaging with ‘Cool Stuff Found,’ where Adam costs Dave money with the latest gadget, CarLink 5.0. Remember, in the world of tech, “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 and you can find to him on Mastodon, Bluesky, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, too!


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