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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.
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:
- Raymond asks about Apple TV buffering and spinning beach balls. The hosts discuss Speedtest for Apple TV and compare Wi-Fi versus Ethernet.
- Phil wonders how to manage his Mac’s battery life, and the hosts offer helpful advice.
- Steve shares an unlikely solution for his MacBook Pro M1 running out of disk space. You’ll want to hear this!
- Jess asks about Siri reading emails aloud, leading to a discussion about accessibility solutions.
- Deborah wants to know how to archive email, and the hosts suggest MailSteward and share Dave’s Gmail Archive Deletion Search Criteria.
- 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.
- 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 978 for Monday, April 24th, 2023
- 00:00:01 QT-Set a Shared Screenshots Folder For All Your Macs
- Quick Tips
- 00:03:10 Steve-QT-Back Tap Your iPhone for Shortcuts and More
- 00:05:15 DJ Mac-QT-Use Control + Tab in Messages on Mac to jump to next message!
- 00:08:12 Gary-QT-Update Your Devices to Solve Apple Watch Unlock Issues
- 00:10:33 Ben-QT-Swipe iPhone Safari Address Bar For Tab Browser
- 00:11:40 Bav-QT-Hover over Mac App Store Download Progress for Realtime Speed
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- Your Questions Answered and Tips Shared!
- 00:17:19 Raymond-Apple TV Buffering and Spinning Beach Ball
- 00:26:41 Phil-How Should I Manage My Mac’s Battery?
- 00:33:02 Steve-Solving MacBook Pro M1 Running Out of Disk Space
- 00:38:12 Comfort Noise
- 00:39:39 Jess Siri Reading eMail Aloud – Accessibility Solution
- 00:44:42 Deborah-Archiving Email
- Dave’s Gmail Archive Deletion Search Criteria
- First: Settings > Conversation View > OFF
- THEN, the search criteria template: before:2018/01/01 -label:[imap]-archive -in:inbox -in:sent -in:draft has:nouserlabels
- 00:53:57 Jürgen-Using iperf to Solve the Mac to Synology Speed Issue
- Heisenbugs are Expected Behavior!
- 01:04:33 Alex-How to Restore Wi-Fi Passwords After Resetting Network Settings
- 01:14:33 Mac Geek Gab 978 Outtro
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