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Celebrate Mac Geek Gab’s 19th anniversary with Pilot Pete, Adam Christianson, and Dave Hamilton as they dive into quick tips, listener questions, and cool stuff found. The episode kicks off with a shoutout to World Tessellation Day and, of course, a a look forward to Mac Geek Gab beginning its twentieth year!

The Quick Tips segment is packed with gems like using the Google app to recognize a song you hum, dragging icons from Control Center to the Menubar, and a discussion about the new owners of Bartender. Learn about the importance of unplugging your office for some tech therapy, backing up cloud-stored files with CCC Backup, and setting up Apple Pay for developers on macOS 15. Keep the pace up by slowing down Mission Control with a terminal command and using your Apple Watch to identify circuits.

Dive deeper into listener questions with tips on configuring Safari’s “Open Links with Profile” list using Velja and Open In, and managing Time Machine on an existing external disk. Discover solutions for email archiving with Mail Steward, Google Workspace, and Mail Archiver X, and stop Maps from offering unwanted directions. In the Cool Stuff Found segment, check out the iOS 18 Beta App Compatibility Chart, Howard Oakley’s Mints, and the Pass2U Wallet for custom Apple Wallet passes.

Remember, with Mac Geek Gab’s 19 years of wisdom, “Don’t Get Caught” without the latest tech insights and tricks!

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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!

1 Comment

BernSh · June 19, 2024 at 1:50 pm EDT

RE: Safari’s “Open Links with Profile” list. If you drag a Safari URL to the Desktop, Right-click it for the contextthe option key, you get the option to always open with, from which menu, and hold you can select which browser you want to use with that URL. A Keyboard Maestro menubar item with a list of them can make a handy URL launcher.

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