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Looking for a show about nothing, yet everything, then Geekiest Show Ever is for you! If we can geek out over something, we will. Feedback is always welcome and encouraged! We are always looking for fun topics and rabbit holes, so let us know which tech topics interest you and we'll discuss them on the show.

Geekiest Show Eve‪r‬ Elisa Pacelli and Melissa Davis

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    • 4.5 • 13 Ratings

Looking for a show about nothing, yet everything, then Geekiest Show Ever is for you! If we can geek out over something, we will. Feedback is always welcome and encouraged! We are always looking for fun topics and rabbit holes, so let us know which tech topics interest you and we'll discuss them on the show.

    GSE351 Locked Down

    GSE351 Locked Down

    Hacking and scamming incidents are on the rise. It's a sad fact of pandemic life now, but on episode 351 of Geekiest Show Ever, we're here to tell you that you can take back some control if you know what to look out for and how to implement best practices. We believe that online security should be a regular part of our overall well-being. It's why we so frequently discuss security issues and using password managers. Tune in to hear us share our field experience for ways to help your loved ones become safer in our digitally connected world. Follow us for additional tips and conversation on Twitter @GeekiestShow https://twitter.com/geekiestshow

    Complete show notes are here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse351-locked-down/

    Miele-LXIV is a free DICOM viewer for looking at images like MRI or Xray on your computer. Your doctor will either give you a disc or a way to get the images onto your computer, but if the program they provide is not compatible, this is a good alternative.

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/miele-lxiv/id988332475 (Mac App Store link)
    https://dicom.3utilities.com/viewer.php (developer website)

    Security PSA: Check in with your loved one and have a conversation about their computer use and habits. Ask them to look at the programs installed on their devices and then ask if any of them look unfamiliar. Another good question to ask is if they have ever gotten "assistance" over the computer remotely by someone they didn't know well who told them they could help them get money back. It's an important conversation to have because sometimes the person feels embarrassed and won't mention it. There are so many remote conferencing apps we use now for managing life in a pandemic. While these apps are really helpful and do serve a legitimate purpose, they can be used to exploit us during our most vulnerable times.

    Think about the patterns that most phishing scams follow: a claim is made that convinces you to act because your money is in jeopardy or there is some information about you that has been revealed and you’re urged to check it out. They are targeting us in areas where we feel the most vulnerable: financial security and reputation. Many times those go hand in hand. The hacker will claim that you’ve been hacked and they are there to rescue you when they are actually the hacker!

    1Password Families Review: Both Elisa and I have now converted our 1Password single licenses to the 1Password Families subscription service. We discuss how we got set up and how we're using it with our families.

    Tips
    1. If you're using 1Password for Families with young children or older loved ones who are not yet digitally literate, consider setting up a shared vault with their name on it for them and then make that their default vault in the 1Password app Preferences. To set it up this way, click the Vaults tab in 1Password Preferences then look for the setting that says "Always open to" and change it from Private to their [Name] vault. Where it says "Show in All Vaults" uncheck the Private vault and be sure their [Name] vault is checked. This is where you can also check (enable) the vault that is shared by default with all the members of your family for passwords you want everyone to have access to. If you share your Netflix login, for example, that would be saved and synced in the default Shared vault. Then where it says "Vault for Saving" change that from Private to their [Name] vault. Now, each time your child or family member saves a new password, it will be saved in their [Name] vault and you will also have access to it. If they need help populating the fields, you can make those changes or corrections and it will be synced to their device from yours. Many times in the beginning, people forget to change the signup URL to the login URL and then wonder why they keep ending up on a page that asks them to create a new account. It

    • 1 hr 34 min
    GGSE350 Is This Guy On Again?

    GGSE350 Is This Guy On Again?

    Our podcast neighbor from the MyMac Podcasting Network, Guy Serle, is back again for Part 2 which makes episode 350 of Geekiest Show Ever. Follow us for additional tips and conversation on Twitter @GeekiestShow. Guy's extensive notes are available on our website for you to follow along: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse350-is-this-guy-on-again/

    Check the Apple Security Updates page to see if your Apple gear is up to date. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

    Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. We'd like to hear from you. Let us know about a tech topic that interests you.

    Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/senseidai or https://www.threegeekyladies.com
    Melissa can be found at https://twitter.com/themacmommy or https://www.themacmommy.com
    Some of the links in our show notes are referral or affiliate links. We thank you kindly in advance for clicking through so we can earn from sharing reviews that help you become an informed consumer.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    GGSE349 Is This Guy On?

    GGSE349 Is This Guy On?

    Our podcast neighbor from the MyMac Podcasting Network, Guy Serle, is our guest for episode 349 of Geekiest Show Ever. He will educate us about the value of good recording hardware and best practices. Follow us for additional tips and conversation on Twitter @GeekiestShow.

    Guy's extensive notes are available on our website for you to follow along: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse349-is-this-guy-on/

    Check the Apple Security Updates page to see if your Apple gear is up to date. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

    Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. We'd like to hear from you. Let us know about a tech topic that interests you.

    Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/senseidai or https://www.threegeekyladies.com
    Melissa can be found at https://twitter.com/themacmommy or https://www.themacmommy.com
    Some of the links in our show notes are referral or affiliate links. We thank you kindly in advance for clicking through so we can earn from sharing reviews that help you become an informed consumer.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    GSE348 Shortcuts with Scott

    GSE348 Shortcuts with Scott

    Have you ever wanted a quicker or more automated way to do something with your iPhone? That would be a job for shortcuts and we found just the right geek to tell us all about them! In episode 348 of Geekiest Show Ever, Scott Willsey educates us on iOS Shortcuts: what they are, how they work, and why you might like to learn how to use them to craft your own. Follow us for additional tips and conversation on Twitter @GeekiestShow https://twitter.com/geekiestshow

    Apple's Shortcuts User Guide is here: https://support.apple.com/guide/shortcuts/welcome/ios

    Data Jar is an app for storing shortcuts: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/data-jar/id1453273600

    Heres is a link to the Reminders Backup example shortcut Scott made for us to follow along: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/158c4d1995ed4f9a9965853f8b9eb743

    Learn more about Scott Willsey here: https://scottwillsey.com and check out where he podcasts over on BubbleSort Show https://bubblesort.show/bubblesort/

    Check the Apple Security Updates page to see if your Apple gear is up to date. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

    Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. We'd like to hear from you. Let us know about a tech topic that interests you.

    Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/senseidai or https://www.threegeekyladies.com
    Melissa can be found at https://twitter.com/themacmommy or https://www.themacmommy.com
    Some of the links in our show notes are referral or affiliate links. We thank you kindly in advance for clicking through so we can earn from sharing reviews that help you become an informed consumer.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    GSE347 Remote Possibilities

    GSE347 Remote Possibilities

    It’s Melissa’s birthday –by the time you hear this– AND it’s the LAST GSE of 2020! What a long year it’s been — good riddance! We’ve had to do a lot of adapting and it feels like there’s still sooo much more to overcome. In episode 347 of Geekiest Show Ever, we’ll discuss some of the ways we’ve used technology throughout the year to adapt and attempt to overcome some of the challenges this pandemic has thrown at us so far. Follow us for additional tips and conversation on Twitter @GeekiestShow https://twitter.com/geekiestshow

    Check the Apple Security Updates page to see if your Apple gear is up to date.

    New show notes here.

    Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. We'd like to hear from you. Let us know about a tech topic that interests you.

    Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/senseidai or https://www.threegeekyladies.com
    Melissa can be found at https://twitter.com/themacmommy or https://www.themacmommy.com
    Several of the links in these notes are referral or affiliate links. We thank you kindly in advance for clicking through so we can earn from sharing reviews that help you become an informed consumer.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    GSE346 Space Invaders

    GSE346 Space Invaders

    Creating space and a little order among the chaos is our theme for Geekiest Show Ever episode 346. We talk about the devices and services we use to organize our data and enjoy our media. We’ll also discuss our initial impressions and how to troubleshoot some of the issues we encountered when we upgraded to the subscription service for 1Password. Follow us for additional tips and conversation on Twitter @GeekiestShow

    Check the Apple Security Updates page to see if your Apple gear is up to date.

    We’re doing our part to keep the economy going! Good sales are still happening so if you haven’t already, check out our previous episode show notes for gift ideas and links: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse345-geekiest-gift-guide/

    In an email to customers, 1Password announced a Thanksgiving sale for standalone license users and we finally decided to dig in. (See what I did there?) At the time of this post, you may still be able to get the great deal they offer on 1Password for Families. If you can find that email message, it provides a promotional link and explains how you can trade in the standalone license and pay nothing until September of next year. That’s a long enough time to evaluate whether or not you want to afford the $60 annual fee or cancel the trial and go back to using the standalone version. At any time, you can try it out free for 30 days: https://1password.com/sign-up/

    One way to practice self care and carve out some space for yourself is by listening to podcasts, audiobooks, or music. Do you have “books on tape” (on CDs) that you forgot about? Now would be a good time to get them off the discs and into your music library. From there you can sync them to your Apple Watch or other wearable device and pair it with bluetooth headphones to give your phone some alone time.

    Here are some great mental health podcasts:

    Unlocking Us with Brené Brown: https://brenebrown.com/unlockingus/

    Terrible,Thanks for Asking: https://www.ttfa.org

    Hidden Brain: https://www.npr.org/series/423302056/hidden-brain

    Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. We'd like to hear from you. Let us know about a tech topic that interests you.

    Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/senseidai or https://www.threegeekyladies.com
    Melissa can be found at https://twitter.com/themacmommy or https://www.themacmommy.com
    Several of the links in these notes are referral or affiliate links. We thank you kindly in advance for clicking through so we can earn from sharing reviews that help you become an informed consumer.

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Darn Good Show

I have been listening since the first show and they have been interesting and helped to fill my car and train rides to and from work and school. I would recommend that everyone at least try it, you might find it interesting.

scottaw66 ,

Good podcast, but...

… these guys could really stand a nap (listen to the show!)

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Geeking on the Geeks

Mark and Kevin cover a range of material from news to rants to Big Bang Theory to Legos .... and well other stuff also. Done in a light and interesting manner it will entertain a person. A good podcast to throw in between your more serious listening to mix things up a bit.

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