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In the latest episode of Mac Geek Gab, our three favorite geeks, Dave Hamilton, John F. Braun, and Pilot Pete, delivered an exciting and informative podcast that touched on a variety of topics. From quick tips to detailed discussions, episode 975 is packed with valuable information for Mac enthusiasts.

The podcast started with quick tips (QT) covering various aspects of the Apple ecosystem. Tony shared a helpful trick for currency conversion in Safari, while Aron revealed some handy Finder navigation shortcuts. PCUnix chimed in with a tip about how Apple Reminders can be both shared and assigned, and Keith showed listeners how to cancel family alarms using Siri.

The tips continued with Tim discussing how to copy the Finder path to a file, and Paul provided guidance on locking in FaceTime via Favorites. Nick explained how to drag Memojis onto Messages as reactions, and Ari shared a method for using aggregate devices to share audio to multiple AirPods from one Mac.

Allen’s QT demonstrated a keyboard shortcut to toggle Zoom, and Dave shared an Apple Pay Cash trick that’s sure to come in handy for users of the payment system.

The conversation then moved to the fascinating world of AI, with Scott highlighting the potential of ChatGPT for answering RegEx queries, demonstrating the versatility of the AI model.

In the “Cool Stuff Found” (CSF) segment, Bruce introduced Power Manager, an app that helps tweak Ventura’s power settings. Chuck showcased the Moment Pro Tripod Mount for MagSafe for iPhone, while another listener recommended the AirThings View Plus Indoor Air Quality Monitor for monitoring and improving the air quality in your home or office. Greg shared two apps, Nite Time and Work Time (and HD), that can help you manage your daily schedule more effectively.

AndrewWoodward excitedly announced that Sonos now supports Atmos with Apple Music, enhancing the listening experience for music lovers. Lastly, Wilko shared a helpful Synology repair video, perfect for those looking to maintain their Synology devices.

As the podcast came to a close, our trio of geeks wrapped up Mac Geek Gab 975 with their signature enthusiasm and camaraderie. This episode was filled with valuable tips, tricks, and interesting finds that cater to the interests of Mac users and technology enthusiasts alike. To listen and explore these topics further, check out Mac Geek Gab episode 975 at https://mgg.fm/975. Don’t miss out on the wealth of knowledge and fun that Dave Hamilton, John F. Braun, and Pilot Pete have to offer!

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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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