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Delve into a treasure trove of Quick Tips and advice for the Mac community with your two favorite geeks as they kick off this week’s Mac Geek Gab episode! Pilot Pete and Dave Hamilton start with screenshot shortcuts, followed by a spotlight on using Spotlight instead of System Settings. They discuss the surprising advantage of Long-Pressing frequently used apps, keyboard battery alert features, and even some Finder tricks for good measure.

When the topic of travel woes comes up, from the inability to check Siri for AirTag Battery Level to the absurdity of struggling with hotel Wi-Fi in Times Square in 2023, they dish out as many tips as they can, including how to dry out a Lightning Port and using services like ParkWhiz to save on parking in major cities.

In the “Your Questions Answered” segment, Christopher’s concern about protecting his family from scams leads to a valuable discussion on cybersecurity. Dave and Pilot Pete also answer Adam’s query about using a dock on a desktop Mac, troubleshoot Arthur’s problem of deleted mail accounts reappearing, and provide guidance on how to remove someone else’s photos from one’s library.

With plenty of insights about Macs and beyond, we’re reminded: “Don’t Get Caught” unprepared in the digital world. The show even manages to incorporate a clever solution using ChatGPT, making it a must-listen for every Apple enthusiast.

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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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