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M1 Macs have only been available for a few months, but y'all are buying them up like crazy. Of course, troubleshooting them is a bit different than familiar Intel models, and Dave and John talk through some of that while answering your questions. Quick Tips help to make this episode accessible for all, in addition to some non-platform-specific questions about troubleshooting in general. Listen in as your two favorite geeks help share the knowledge, and perhaps you'll learn five new things, too!
- 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 864 for Monday, April 5, 2021
- Quick Tips
- 00:02:11 Alex-QT-Set a custom Finder Highlight Color*
- 00:04:33 QT-Change Mail’s Color-quoted text*
- 00:07:03 Matt-QT-Hover for Drag and Drop from Preview in Big Sur*
- 00:08:41 Patrick-QT-Set your M1 Mac’s security mode*
- 00:10:25 Simon-QT-Boot M1 Macs with Thunderbolt instead of USB
- 00:11:30 QT-Make Sure your Backups are usable
- 00:13:58 Steve-QT-OWC’s Guide to M1 Startup Modes
- 00:15:44 1Password vs. Safari vs. Rosetta Mode
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- Your Tips, Follow-ups, and Questions
- 00:26:33 Kevin-FileVault Turned Off, Why?*
- 00:32:35 Brian-862-Bricked M1 Macs
- 00:34:10 Dave’s new M1 Mac is coming
- 00:37:39 Rodney-Multiple Ethernet Connections, Time Machine Backup
- 00:43:06 Joe-When is a drive failing?
- 00:47:14 JFB=Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2020
- 00:50:41 Robert-Archival Storage and Shelf Life of an SSD
- 00:56:07 Gary-CSF-Polar Backup 5TB*
- 00:58:33 CSF-Scannr to scan bar codes on your drivers’ license
- 00:59:40 Dennis-Why is Synology Making Hard Drives?
- 01:02:12 Explaining Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)*
- 01:06:48 Darryl-Quick Look Email Search Fix (maybe?)
- 01:09:58 MGG 864 Outtro