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In this week’s Mac Geek Gab podcast, dive into a trove of quick tips and tech tricks to streamline your Apple experience. Jim kicks things off by showing you how to drag images or hyperlinks into a new browser tab for efficiency. Mark M. follows up with a tip on rotating images in Preview using the Option key, while Daoud demonstrates how to quickly switch iPhone apps with the Home Bar. Dave, Adam, and Pete discuss the intuitiveness of macOS and iOS, and share a light-hearted story about babies prank-calling Steve Wozniak.

PCUnix reminds you to check the tip of your Apple Pencil if it stops working, and Grumpy shares how to properly enable Wi-Fi when connected via Ethernet to keep your Mac running smoothly with Continuity features. Bob’s tip on normalizing tab switching with BetterTouchTool and James’s advice on dragging items between Spaces round out this section with practical gestures and app recommendations like Yoink and Pastebot.

The episode continues with your questions answered. Felix learns how to stop Spotlight from indexing too frequently with tools like OnyX and CleanMyMac X. Doug tackles interference issues during presentations using Keynote, while David gets advice on teaching his iPhone new spellings. For reliable screen sharing amongst two Mac users, your three favorite geeks recommend tools like Splashtop and Zoom. Finally, Mark Fowler discusses the best ways to receive texts and calls while traveling abroad, highlighting services like SkypeIn and Google Voice. Remember, Don’t Get Caught without these handy tips and tricks to enhance your Apple ecosystem.


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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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