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From unlocking the secrets of the command key in Spotlight to the ins and outs of Siri commands for Apple TVs, Pilot Pete and Dave Hamilton leave no stone unturned. They navigate the intricacies of the Synology interface, dive deep into the custom domains world of iCloud Plus, and address security concerns by emphasizing the mantra, “Don’t Get Caught”, when using the same rescue email for custom domain emails and Apple IDs.

As your two favorite geeks pivot towards iPads and Finder’s capabilities on macOS, the conversation illuminates the nuances of SMB vs. AFP, iPhone emergency services, and the treasure trove of iPhone Life’s tip of the day newsletter. They don’t stop there; discussions range from exploring Mac backup options, unraveling Mac storage space mysteries, password and privacy necessities, to a meticulous analysis of USB-C and Thunderbolt cable compatibilities.

However, it’s not all software and cables. Dave and Pete touch on the perils and perks of Apple Silicon devices, while also diving into some engaging hardware conversations, including troubleshooting an iMac backlight issue and debating the pros and cons of computer upgrades. They then veer into the entertainment sector, discussing the sonic brilliance of a portable JBL speaker and sharing a light-hearted tale of a car stereo gone wrong. Wrapping up, they serve a sprinkle of trivia about the Atlanta airport and hint at what’s to come. Press play, don’t get caught, end enjoy learning at least five new things!

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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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