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Dive into Mac Geek Gab 1043 with Dave Hamilton, Pilot Pete, and Adam Christianson as they unleash a treasure trove of Quick Tips and answers to your burning questions. Discover how long-pressing a key on macOS unveils accents and special characters, adding Shazam to your Control Center for instant music ID, and leveraging your iPhone for scanning documents. The trio also dives into the Setapp vs. Bundle models, explores using a 5K iMac as an external display, and offers insights on using software and hardware for enhanced screen extension.

Tackle your backup concerns head-on with practical tips, such as using PowerPhotos for local photo backups and understanding Time Machine’s role in iCloud Photos Library backup. They discuss the safety of using Backblaze for iCloud Drive and how to recover data from a formatted SSD with tools like Disk Drill and Stellar for Mac. Get amped with Cool Stuff Found, featuring apps like CloudMounter and Cyberduck, and gadgets like the Tayasui Sketches app for Wacom users and high-end robovacs.

Remember, “Don’t Get Caught” unprepared—stay savvy with Mac Geek Gab!

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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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