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In this week’s episode of Mac Geek Gab with Pilot Pete, Adam Christianson, and Dave Hamilton, the trio dives deep into a plethora of tech tips that could revolutionize your digital lifestyle. Kicking things off with a savvy reminder from Craig about opting for Apple Engraving while preserving your device’s resale value, the conversation quickly moves to the underrated utility of Hot Corners and the magic of slide typing on an iPad. Notably, Peter brings a game-changer with BackBlaze’s data recovery solution, emphasizing its free USB restoration service.

For the aquatic adventurers, a quick tweak to prevent your Apple Watch Ultra from prematurely entering Depth mode could save your battery life. The episode also sheds light on miscellaneous quick fixes like using the Notes app for storing recipes and the significance of tracking IP address reservations to maintain your home network’s harmony.

The discussion seamlessly transitions to addressing listener queries, ranging from connecting Thunderbolt displays to Windows laptops, to changing iCloud email passwords, and even dissecting an unusual audio bug affecting your Mac’s left-right balance.

The hosts share insights into creating compelling show art using DALL-E prompts, underlining the importance of creativity in the tech space.

As the conversation wraps up, a critical reminder to safeguard your hearing steals the spotlight, with recommendations for products like Eargasm and Loop Earplugs to prevent auditory damage.

Throughout, the catchphrase “Don’t Get Caught” weaves its way into the narrative, serving as a clever nod to staying ahead in the fast-paced world of technology without falling prey to common pitfalls.

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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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