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Dive deep into a treasure trove of cool stuff found, from a lightning-fast AI image generator that might make you feel like you’re living in a Wall-E world or maybe just turn you into a cat, to Karabiner-Elements for customizing your Mac’s keyboard, showcasing the infinite customization possibilities for your tech lifestyle.

That’s right, on this week’s Mac Geek Gab, Pilot Pete, Adam Christianson, and Dave Hamilton also explore tools for enhancing your online security with DNS over HTTPS, utility gems like Particulars for macOS system information, and the Vasco Translator V4, ensuring you’re always understood, no matter where your adventures take you. The discussion shifts to smart home management with HomeLog for HomeKit, offering insights into your HomeKit activity that will make you want to put that in your tinfoil hat and smoke it. They didn’t forget about the online shoppers, highlighting the CNET Shopping Extension for snagging the best deals and the indispensable AirBuddy app for keeping tabs on your AirPods’ battery life, all while ensuring your tech gear is always on point with the latest gadgets like the Targus Cypress backpack and HyperPack Pro with FindMy.

The episode isn’t just about discoveries; it’s packed with quick tips to enhance your digital life, from using a shared note for those midnight musings to a shortcut that extends your Apple Watch’s battery life. They tackle listener questions head-on, solving mysteries from sudden watch battery drain to podcast volume drift potentially caused by an accidental Apple Watch crown spin, and even the best practices for merging Apple iCloud services into a family plan.

This episode is a masterclass in making the most of your Apple ecosystem, spiced up with show business insights and listener contributions that underscore the community’s vibrant engagement. Remember, in the ever-evolving tech landscape, stay informed, stay ahead, and “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 DaveTheNerd.com and you can find to him on Mastodon, Bluesky, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, too!


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