348 episodes

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

    • Technology
    • 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.

    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
    GSE345 Geekiest Gift Guide

    GSE345 Geekiest Gift Guide

    Get those refresh buttons ready for Geekiest Show Ever 345 — it’s our annual Geekiest Gift Guide, just in time for the holiday sales season. Wacky Wednesday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday – who knows this year?! It seems the sales are going on each day that ends in Y. High-tech, low-tech, there’s bound to be something here for every one of the geeks in your life. We also share some tips that won’t cost you a dime and if you shop with our links, we’ll keep you safe at home and out of the line. Detailed show notes are here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse345-geekiest-gift-guide/. 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: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

    Good news for 1Password and Apple Watch: https://www.imore.com/you-can-finally-unlock-1password-your-mac-using-your-apple-watch-and-its-awesome

    Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/g/8o910j

    Masterclass: https://www.masterclass.com/

    Clutch V2: https://clutchcharger.com/ See Elisa's review on MyMac.com. https://www.mymac.com/2020/11/clutch-charger-v2-review/

    GGMM D3 Battery Base for Dot 3rd Gen: https://amzn.to/3pxxOpn

    Heredis Passion Gift Set for Mac: https://shop.heredis.com/christmas-shop/987-passion-gift-set-for-mac.html#ancreplus or https://apps.apple.com/us/app/heredis-2021-world/id1522002859?mt=12

    Now is a good time to get in touch with loved ones virtually and work on your family tree over Zoom, FaceTime or your preferred video chat app. Here is the link to episode 341 where Elisa reviewed genealogy software and tips: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse341-getting-started-with-genealogy/. As we predicted, MacFamilyTree 9 is currently on sale for 50% off: https://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree

    Apple Watch SE: https://amzn.to/3nJiAvy

    In watchOS 7 you can now edit each of your activity goals: https://support.apple.com/guide/watch/track-daily-activity-with-apple-watch-apd3bf6d85a6/7.0/watchos/7.0

    Zalaver elastic Apple Watch band: https://amzn.to/3fumohu
    Cissden elastic Apple Watch band: https://amzn.to/3pNJuEq
    Easuny case protectors: https://amzn.to/371zn6a

    TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter: https://amzn.to/337mNRW

    Apple AirPods Pro https://amzn.to/2V2WRCJ

    iHealth No-Touch Forehead Digital Infrared Thermometer: https://amzn.to/35TutsU

    Vekkia Amber Rechargeable Book Light: https://amzn.to/3pMXyy9

    AmuseWit Gravity Electric Pepper Grinder or Salt Grinder Mill: https://amzn.to/3nQDE39 

    Sewing Machine Light - LED Light Strip for Sewing Machine with Touch Dimmer and USB Power (11.8 inch,18 LEDs): https://amzn.to/3pQL1cJ

    Wixann Battery Case for Apple iPhone 6/6s/7/8/SE 2020 https://amzn.to/2IXstXA

    VIVO Black Universal Clamp-on Adjustable Armrest: https://amzn.to/3nQDGYP

    Aduro Solid-Grip iPad Stand Holder: https://amzn.to/2IPqBAt

    Wirecutter: https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/

    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 24 min
    GSE344 Mr. Pacelli

    GSE344 Mr. Pacelli

    Our first interview is with Mr. Pacelli, a local hero and 5th Grade Math Teacher who calls Elisa, Mom. We'll be discussing Distance Learning and how technology has impacted his work and life. Follow us . Detailed show notes are at

    macOS Catalina 10.15.7, iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, tvOS 14.2 are the current updates to Apple gear at this time.

    Learn how to add captions to your images in iOS Photos

    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

    • 1 hr 12 min
    GSE343 Mini Me

    GSE343 Mini Me

    Go big or go home or go small and stay home? We finally have a Twitter account for all things geeky! Follow us @GeekiestShow. We discuss all the Apple updates and prior announcements with ideas and details to consider for your own tech. Detailed show notes are at https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse343-mini-me/

    macOS Catalina 10.15.7, iOS 14.1, iPadOS, watchOS 7.0.3 (Series 3) 14.1, tvOS 14.0.2 are the current updates to Apple gear at this time.

    https://9to5mac.com/2020/10/19/watchos-7-0-3-released-series-3/

    Topics of Discussion:
    • Apple Cash Family
    • Family Sharing and Screen Time gotcha
    • Widgets are kinda meh so far, but that could change. Write to us and show us how this is the way.
    • Shortcuts
    • Check out this handy Shortcuts resource: http://www.matthewcassinelli.com/
    • Sleep Tracking
    • Workout types on Apple Watch

    Leave us a comment or tweet us with your Audio Sharing tips on the devices you use.

    • Apple Arcade - do we still want to pay to play?
    • tvOS 14 now allows custom button mapping for your controllers in Settings
    • MacRumors Buyers Guide: https://buyersguide.macrumors.com/
    • Apple TV
    • HomePod Mini and truth or dare in advertising and why cables matter

    Using Augmented Reality is actually really useful! Open this link using your iPhone or iPad then scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to see what we’re talking about. When viewing it as an object you can rotate it and that’s when you’ll see the cable attached to the back. We believe they don’t show the end of the cable because it would be unsightly and because the plug connector at the end may be different depending on the country in which you live.

    Compare iPhone 12 models: https://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/

    No power brick for you! You’re going to have to get yourself an Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter as a stocking stuffer along with that new iPhone because there will not be a power supply inside its skinny, new box. So much for saving trees or lowering the carbon footprint because that new adapter will still need to be transported on one or more delivery trucks in its own box made of up the same amount of material that would have been in the new iPhone box had it been included.

    If you want to hear the satisfying “thunk” of a new MagSafe Charger it’s also got an absentee power supply. Be kinder and order them both at the same time to reduce the amount of delivery trucks coming to your place.

    Daily Cash with Apple Card
    Correction: Apple Card Daily Cash does include taxes so it does come off the total purchase price from which you save, not the subtotal.

    T-Mobile vs ATT – who serves you best and why? Please let us know your thoughts in a comment, email, or tweet. Stay safe and thanks for listening!

    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

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Net Ranger ,

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!)

dscchipman ,

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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