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In this week’s episode of Mac Geek Gab 1022, dive into the savvy world of tech tips with Pilot Pete, Adam Christianson, and Dave Hamilton. Discover the ease of sharing App Store links by long-pressing the app icon, and get the lowdown on iMessage’s quick flight information feature using Apple’s Data Detectors. Stay updated with watchOS 10.3’s latest on the Apple Watch Ultra2 and the O2 sensor. Apple’s iOS 17.3 brings a game-changing Stolen Device Protection Feature, ensuring you’re always a step ahead.

Warm up with PorthosJon’s quick tip on setting your Express Transit Card and creating custom credit card numbers for big purchases. Plus, dive into the Smart Home universe with Cory’s tips on managing everything with HomeAssistant and insights into Caseta Light Switches, HomeKit Security Logs, and using Google Sheets for HomeKit data logging. Don’t miss out on the Meross Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener Companion Converter and clever ways to illuminate your midnight bathroom runs with motion sensors and LED light strips.

Get your questions answered and tips shared as Brian asks about Text Replacement Syncing with tools like TextExpander and Rocket Typist. Bob brings in travel hacks asking about Universal Travel Adapters and eSIMdb.

In the ‘Cool Stuff Found’ segment, discover Richard’s find – the Minix NEO P3 100W Charger, and Andrew’s addition of MyRadar Weather Radar to CarPlay. Get in on the latest tech with PopSockets AI (with show-and-tell from Dave!), Lawyer Jeff’s TMNotifier for Time Machine updates, and Bruce’s alert that MenuMeters has been resurrected.

Remember, in the fast-paced world of technology, always stay alert and “Don’t Get Caught” missing out on these essential updates and clever hacks.

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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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