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Welcome to Mac Geek Gab 976 for Monday, April 10th, 2023! Today, your three favorite geeks – Dave Hamilton, Pilot Pete, and John F. Braun – are here to guide you through a fascinating episode filled with Quick Tips, app recommendations, and troubleshooting advice. Remember, our motto is: Don’t Get Caught!

Let’s dive into the agenda and see what’s in store for this episode!

Quick Tips

00:00:00 – Kicking off with Ral605’s question on taking a screenshot of a full webpage on iPhone, we’ve got a range of Quick Tips to enhance your Mac experience. We’ll discuss restoring Apple Watch functionality in Safe Mode, managing Apple TV apps, monitoring Migration Assistant progress, and using a hub with your iPad.

Love for MacBook Pro Touch Bar & USB-C Thunderbolt Ports

00:14:14 – We share our appreciation for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar and the extra two USB-C Thunderbolt Ports on the larger MacBook Pro. Learn about the Better Touch Tool and GoldenChaos-BTT to get the most out of your Touch Bar.

Apple Music, Sleep Tracking, and iPhone Shortcuts

00:21:38 – Joe has a question about making Apple Music Classical work with Carplay, then we discuss sleep tracking with Apple Watch and a Quick Tip from Jason on selecting multiple items on your iPhone.

Troubleshooting & Tips

00:34:24 – We tackle various questions and issues from our listeners, including dealing with failing drives, using Tailscale and VPNs, Bluetooth connection issues, Apple Watch Lock Screens, and eSIM vs. Physical SIM. We also touch on macOS 13.3’s external drive issue with home directories and the benefits of learning about Focus Modes.

Virtualizing Monterey on Apple Silicon Macs

01:14:56 – Doug asks about virtualizing Monterey on an Apple Silicon Mac, and we delve into the possibilities and potential issues.

Outtro and More

01:18:06 – We wrap up Mac Geek Gab 976 with a special thanks to CacheFly for providing bandwidth, and remind you to check out Pilot Pete’s Aviation Podcast “So There I Was,” Dave’s Business Brain (for entrepreneurs) and Gig Gab (for working musicians) podcasts. Don’t forget to explore MGG Merch, the Mac Geek Gab YouTube Page, and the Mac Geek Gab Live Calendar!

Stay connected with us through [email protected], 224-888-GEEK, the Mac Geek Gab iPhone app, and our list of Active MGG Sponsors and Coupon Codes. And remember, as always, Don’t Get Caught!

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Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton co-founded both The Mac Observer and BackBeat Media, and he is producer and co-host of TMO’s Mac Geek Gab Podcast. He has worked in the computer industry since the early 1990s, doing time as a consultant, trainer, network engineer, webmaster, and programmer. He has worked on the Mac, all the various Windows flavors, BeOS, a few brands of Unix, and it is rumored he once saw an OS/2 machine in action. Before that he ran some of the earliest Bulletin Board Systems, but most of the charges have since been dropped, and not even the FBI requests that he check in more than twice a year. Dave's reachable for paid consulting at DaveTheNerd.com and you can find links to him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ here, too.


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