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Dive into a trove of tech treasures, from the power of force-quitting multiple apps in unison to the novelty of linking notes with a simple >> in Apple’s Notes app. Pilot Pete, Adam Christianson, and Dave Hamilton help you discover the secrets to customizing your Home Screen, leveraging your personal voice on iPhone, and why swapping Regex for ChatGPT could revolutionize your text parsing. They even explore the realms of secure data storage on iCloud with tools like Cryptomator and Proton Drive, ensuring your digital life is both organized and fortified. With tips on silencing unknown callers, expanding Spotlight’s reach, and the utility of using multiple Ethernet ports on a Synology DiskStation, this episode is jam-packed with insights. And remember, when tinkering with your tech or securing your digital domain, “Don’t Get Caught” unprepared.

In an episode brimming with quick tips and cool finds, the trio doesn’t stop at just data security and efficiency hacks. They delve into the mysteries of disappearing apps, the significance of checking your DVD reader, and the revelation of tools like Files List Export for managing your digital files more effectively. With a nod to MacScan3 for those concerned about security and a spotlight on the Spatial Viewer app, it’s clear that staying ahead in the tech game requires constant curiosity and a willingness to explore the unspoken features of our daily tools.

Whether you’re looking to streamline your digital workflow or enhance your device’s security, this episode is a testament to the Mac Geek Gab’s enduring mantra: navigating the digital world smartly ensures you never “Don’t Get Caught” off guard.

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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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