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This week’s Mac Geek Gab episode, featuring Pilot Pete, Adam Christianson, and Dave Hamilton, is jam-packed with actionable advice for all things Mac. Kick off with a life-hack: always snap a photo of your airport parking spot to find it easily upon return. Discover the convenience of QuickLook by simply holding the Space Bar, and dive into customizing your Mac experience with tools like Karabiner-Elements and Keyboard Maestro for remapping keys and automating tasks. The episode doesn’t stop there; it dives deep into optimizing your home network with mesh systems and the latest in Wi-Fi technology, comparing Wi-Fi 6, 6E, and the futuristic Wi-Fi 7, ensuring your setup doesn’t get left in the digital dust.

When it comes to safeguarding your digital life, “Don’t Get Caught” unprepared. The team covers the importance of using your mic’s mute feature wisely, backs up data with Carbon Copy Cloner, and secures your network with the latest and greatest tools. Tips on preventing iCloud sync mishaps with the .nosync option, and a discussion on whether antivirus software is a necessity for Mac users, provide you with the knowledge to protect your devices and personal information. Every minute is filled with insights and tips designed to empower you to get the most out of your Mac and network setup, without getting caught by 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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