I’d like to recommend the Mac Geek Gab podcast to Apple users.

While the show does sometimes get a little geeky, it also has tips and advice for ordinary users. If you listen long enough, you will become more geekish, which isn’t a bad thing at all. This link is for the Overcast app, which has many features lacking in the standard podcast app:

Some of the not so geeky things that they talked about in the show I linked included:

  • Big Sur Mail tabs
  • Masked Face ID works by exposing your nose
  • Reminder: Applepay on Watch works instantly
  • Fixing a dead Mac with iCloud remote erase

I was not aware of the mask trick; that’s a big time saver. Of course, your nose should NOT be exposed, but pulling it down for a brief second to use your phone beats typing a passcode.


Anthony Lawrence

Retired Unix Consultant. Kicking back and enjoying writing now. Not seeking work, not selling anything. No longer responsible for my old aplawrence site.

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