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Dive into this week’s Mac Geek Gab episode, where Pilot Pete, Adam Christianson, and Dave Hamilton uncover digital gems just for you. Starting with Quick Tips, Tony reveals how dragging from search results can add apps to your iPad and iPhone dock, while Andrew shares a geo-fencing trick to send your location to friends and family. Discover the art of delayed email sends with Bruce’s tip on customizing Mail.app, and laugh as Todd teaches Siri to do the laundry.

In tech talk, unravel the complexities of the Meross Garage Door Opener system, the innovative iSmartGate, and iOS 17.2’s new widgets and improved time entry features. But remember, when extending your AppleCare+ plan, Bruce’s advice is key: don’t get caught with a single option.

The conversation shifts to your burning questions. JP asks about the best Bluetooth speaker options for TV that won’t muffle dialogue, leading to insights on Sonos Trueplay, Mirai Speakers, and HomePods. Mike introduces the concept of Key Signing Parties for secure iMessage, while Harvey explores the limitations of the Journal app’s search function.

If you’re stepping into the smart home arena, Gene’s query about where to begin is a gold mine, highlighting LIFX Bulbs, Philips Hue, Meross Outlets, Nest Thermostats, and Schlage Smart Locks. And for a bit of fun, discover Jackbox Games for group entertainment, and learn how to liberate your Audible library with Libation, Prologue, and OpenAudible.

In this episode titled “Where The Gems Are Found,” you’re sure to unearth a trove of tech wisdom with your three favorite geeks. Press play and enjoy!

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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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