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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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- 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 975 for Monday, April 3rd, 2023
- Tony-QT Currency Conversion in Safari
- Quick Tips
- 00:03:38 Aron-QT-Finder Navigation Shortcuts
- 00:05:32 PCUnix-QT-Apple Reminders Can be Shared *and* Assigned
- 00:07:49 Keith-QT Cancel Family Alarms with Siri
- 00:11:48 Tim-QT-973-Copy Finder Path to file and Message Badge.pdf
- 00:15:02 Paul-QT-974-Lock in Facetime via Favorites
- 00:17:15 Nick-QT-Drag Memojis on to Messages as Reactions
- 00:20:02 Ari-QT-Use Aggregate Devices to Share to Multiple AirPods from one Mac
- 00:24:20 Allen-QT Keyboard Shortcut to Toggle Zoom
- 00:26:42 Dave-QT-Apple Pay Cash Trick
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- Skynet Is Here. Long Live Skynet
- 00:31:16 Uses for AI
- 00:32:26 Scott-ChatGPT for RegEx Queries
- Cool Stuff Found
- 01:04:16 Bruce-CSF-Power Manager to Tweak Ventura’s Power Settings
- 01:05:18 Chuck-CSF-Moment Pro Tripod Mount for MagSafe for iPhone
- 01:06:19 CSF-AirThings View Plus Indoor Air Quality Monitor
- 01:08:46 Greg-CSF-Nite Time and Work Time (and HD)
- 01:11:03 AndrewWoodward-CSF-Sonos Gets Atmos with Apple Music
- 01:12:31 Wilko-CSF-Synology Repair Video
- 01:15:11 Mac Geek Gab 975 Outtro
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