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In this week’s episode of Mac Geek Gab, Pilot Pete, Adam Christianson, and Dave Hamilton dive into the intricacies of tech life, ensuring you’re equipped with the nerdiest of tips to streamline your digital existence. From the revelation that the Vision Pro battery indicator’s shyness disappears with a little shake, to the lifesaving advice of embracing the UDP method for your iPhone’s safety, the trio has you covered.

They didn’t stop there; the discussion ventured into the practicality of adding company logos to your contacts and creating a dedicated “Appointments” contact card for all your reminder texts. Meanwhile, the realm of queries from the audience brought to light the perennial question of the necessity of backups, with iCloud hailed for its ease of use, and the best practices for managing your Mac’s Network Service Order to optimize speed.

Tips on handling accidental notification taps and strategic advice for replacing drives in Synology DiskStations were also on the table, ensuring your tech toolkit is nothing short of comprehensive.

But it’s not all work and no play; the episode also explores the lighter side of tech with cool finds like ‘Just The Recipe’ for clutter-free cooking, and innovative uses of MagSafe mounts in the kitchen, proving that technology can indeed be your sous-chef.

Whether you’re a seasoned tech aficionado or a curious newbie, this episode is packed with insights to elevate your digital savvy. And remember, in the fast-evolving tech landscape, staying informed is your best armor. So, don your geekiest gear and dive into this treasure trove of tips and tricks. After all, in the wise words of the Mac Geek Gab crew, “Don’t Get Caught” unprepared in the digital world.

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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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