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Welcome back, Mac Geek Gab listeners! In episode 978, our hosts Dave Hamilton, John F. Braun, and Pilot Pete dive into a wide range of Mac tips, tricks, and troubleshooting. This episode is packed with valuable advice for Mac users, covering topics from setting a shared screenshots folder to managing your Mac’s battery life.

Setting a Shared Screenshots Folder and OnyX for Mac

At the start of the episode, the hosts discuss how to set up a shared screenshots folder for all your Macs, a handy tip for keeping your images organized. They also touch on OnyX for Mac, a versatile utility for optimizing and maintaining your macOS system.

Quick Tips

The quick tips continue, with Steve sharing how to back tap your iPhone for shortcuts, DJ Mac explaining how to use Control + Tab in Messages on Mac, and Gary providing an update on solving Apple Watch unlock issues. Ben and Bav offer useful Safari and Mac App Store tips to improve your browsing and download experiences.

Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared!

In this section, our hosts tackle several listener questions:

  1. Raymond asks about Apple TV buffering and spinning beach balls. The hosts discuss Speedtest for Apple TV and compare Wi-Fi versus Ethernet.
  2. Phil wonders how to manage his Mac’s battery life, and the hosts offer helpful advice.
  3. Steve shares an unlikely solution for his MacBook Pro M1 running out of disk space. You’ll want to hear this!
  4. Jess asks about Siri reading emails aloud, leading to a discussion about accessibility solutions.
  5. Deborah wants to know how to archive email, and the hosts suggest MailSteward and share Dave’s Gmail Archive Deletion Search Criteria.
  6. Jürgen shares how he used iperf to solve his Mac to Synology speed issue, with the hosts offering insights on the topic.

Heisenbugs and Restoring Wi-Fi Passwords

As the episode wraps up, the hosts chat about Heisenbugs and the quirks of expected behavior. Finally, Alex shares a brilliant tip on how to restore Wi-Fi passwords after resetting network settings, and the hosts dissect this long-standing problem for Apple users.

Don’t miss this episode of Mac Geek Gab, packed with tips, tricks, and expert advice to help you get the most out of your Mac experience. Press play on episode 978 and join Dave Hamilton, John F. Braun, and Pilot Pete for a fun and informative discussion.

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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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