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Tackle syncing issues on iPhone’s Photos app and introduce a life-changing Conference Focus mode to streamline your digital life as Pilot Pete, Adam Christianson, and Dave Hamilton kick off this week’s Mac Geek Gab. They don’t stop there; they reveal how to free up disk space by removing specific log files, simplify photo attachments on Mac, and navigate Terminal’s Help menu like a pro with tools like tldr-pages and the Dash app. Remember, “Don’t Get Caught” unprepared in your digital life.

When it comes to addressing listener questions, your three favorite geeks don’t hold back. They delve into the nuances of Desktop & Documents syncing with iCloud, the necessity of iPhone backups, and even brainstorm a DIY proximity sensor for hotel rooms using Raspberry Pi for that extra peace of mind.

Video sharing solutions for private family moments get a spotlight, recommending platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, and Rumble. For the audiophiles, the discussion shifts to choosing the right external speakers for Macs, with nods to AudioEngine A2+ and HomePod Mini. Plus, they share cool finds like the Brane X smart speaker from SXSW and innovative tech for local network browsing and sound mixing, proving that when it comes to tech, staying curious and informed is key.

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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