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In this week’s Mac Geek Gab, dive into the latest Quick Tips and Cool Stuff Found that will keep your Mac life smooth and efficient. Time Machine gets a tweak with hourly, daily, and weekly options, while Zoom for Apple TV lets you disable Center Stage and manually control zoom and center. Learn about T-Mobile for international calls, using Google Voice, and the handy Digital Color Meter Mac app. Plus, find out how iCloud keeps backups of your contacts and fix that pesky Apple Pay double-click issue. The catchphrase “Don’t Get Caught” is your reminder to stay ahead of the curve with these essential tips.

Listeners’ questions bring even more insights. Ralph wants to know why file copies slow down, and John seeks tips for narrowing search results on the Mac. We discuss moving OneDrive or iCloud Drive to an external drive, explore smart plug replacements for Wemo, and setting light or speaker volumes to specific percentages. Discover the budget-friendly Onn TV Box for streaming and AirReceiver for Android or Chromecast. Don’t miss out on reviews of microphones and grill thermometers, too! As always, Mac Geek Gab is your go-to source for the best Mac tips and tricks – don’t get caught without us!

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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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