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Are you a Mac user looking to keep up with the latest tech tips and tricks? Then you don’t want to miss Mac Geek Gab 980! In this episode, hosts Pilot Pete, John F. Braun, and Dave Hamilton share their expertise and knowledge on a range of topics, from Apple Maps Favorites to setting up a passkey for your Google Account, and more. Let’s dive in and explore the key takeaways from this episode!

Quick Tips: Apple Maps Favorites and Adium’s Option-Up/Down

The episode kicks off with Donna’s quick tip on using Apple Maps Favorites to save your favorite locations for easy access. This is a great feature to take advantage of, especially if you frequently visit the same places. Later in the episode, Ben shares a quick tip on how Messages will allow you to use Adium’s Option-Up/Down to scroll through previous messages on Mac. As Dave points out, “Your Fingers Will Remember!” This is a great way to quickly navigate through your message history without having to use the mouse.

SaneBox: Organize Your Inbox and Get More Email

If you’re like most people, your email inbox is probably overflowing with messages. That’s where SaneBox comes in. In this episode, the hosts discuss how this handy tool can help you organize your inbox and get more email. SaneBox uses algorithms to automatically filter out unimportant messages, leaving you with only the most important ones. This can save you time and help you stay focused on what’s really important.

Setting Up a Passkey for Your Google Account

In today’s world, online security is more important than ever. That’s why it’s important to use strong, unique passwords for all of your accounts. In this episode, Ricky shares a quick tip on setting up a passkey for your Google Account. This is a secure and easy-to-use system that can help keep your Google Account safe from hackers.

Emacs vs. vi: The Eternal Debate

For many Mac users, the debate between Emacs and vi is an age-old one. In this episode, the hosts share their thoughts on these two popular text editors. While Emacs is known for its powerful features and ability to handle large files, vi is more lightweight and can be faster to use. As Dave shares, “Emacs = Eight Megs And Continuously Swapping!”

Cool Stuff Found: Apple Password Manager Shortcut, BLEUnlock, and More!

As always, Mac Geek Gab 980 features a range of cool stuff found by the hosts and listeners alike. In this episode, Dave shares a cool shortcut for accessing Apple’s password manager, Martin talks about BLEUnlock, a tool for unlocking your Mac using your iPhone, and John F. Braun introduces the GPT-4 and ChatGPT detector by ZeroGPT, which can detect OpenAI text. Or can it? Pilot Pete also shares his thoughts on the eufy doorbell and chime.

In Conclusion

Mac Geek Gab 980 is packed with valuable tips, tricks, and tools for Mac users. From organizing your inbox with SaneBox to setting up a passkey for your Google Account, there’s something for everyone in this episode. So if you’re looking to stay up-to-date with the latest in Mac tech, be sure to give this episode a listen!

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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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