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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

    • 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.

    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
    GSE342 Syncing Snafus

    GSE342 Syncing Snafus

    We break stuff then try to fix it so you don’t have to because we’re just nice that way. Thinking about syncing is our focus for episode 342 of Geekiest Show Ever. Data loss can become a real problem in the pandemic era of working and learning from home. Melissa shares some concerns and strategies for preventing data loss before it occurs by keeping track of syncing services and testing them out periodically. Elisa wants to learn how to create an additional shared vault in 1Password. Detailed show notes are here at https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse342-syncing-snafus

    iOS Reminders PSA:
    Be aware of your settings when working with third-party apps that can be set to sync with iOS Reminders because you could inadvertently delete them never to be restored again. Apple’s support article: Restore contacts, calendars, bookmarks and more using iCloud.com says, “You can restore your calendars and events together with your reminders and reminder lists from an earlier version that was automatically archived in iCloud. If you have shared calendars or shared reminder lists, all sharing information is removed when you restore calendars and reminders. You have to share your calendars and reminder lists again and ask other people to re-invite you to share their calendars and reminder lists. Note: If you’re using upgraded reminders, you can’t restore reminders.”

    To prevent data loss, export your Reminders first, then make sure syncing is disabled in third-party apps like Calendars 5, for example. Then you can upgrade and try to re-import them later.

    Shared Vaults in 1Password:
    Sharing a digital footprint between two or more people such as podcasting co-hosts or teachers can be managed much easier with a password manager. It’s also a useful tool for digital estate management.

    We are curious about how we might share a vault using 1Password with the individual user subscription model compared to the family user service. If you have any suggestions, please email us or get in touch with us on our social graphs.
    https://support.1password.com/guests/

    Syncing vaults via a 1Password.com account, though incredibly efficient and increasingly necessary, comes at a significant cost year over year. How do you decide when it’s time to pay for convenience compared to putting up with inconvenience in order to save money? We lay out our expectations of how we want it to work in order to justify the cost of switching from our “homegrown” way of doing things. The Family plan costs around $60 a year. So far, Melissa has been willing to sync her own multiple vaults via Dropbox, but she is curious how switching to the subscription model will impact her family’s workflow and budget. Elisa is still on the “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” plan. Tip: check your local user groups to see if they offer a discount with membership.

    1Password Pricing links for more information:
    https://1password.com/sign-up/
    https://blog.1password.com/1password-7-for-mac-the-best-ever/
    For Families (up to 5 members) it’s $4.99 per month or (x 12 = $59.98). The Standalone License is $64.99 at the time of publishing.

    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 http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
    Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com

    • 1 hr
    GSE341 Getting Started with Genealogy

    GSE341 Getting Started with Genealogy

    Have you ever wanted to research genealogy and learn about your family history, but weren't sure where to start? Then episode 341 of Geekiest Show Ever is just for you! Elisa walks us through how to get started using the free and paid versions of Ancestry.com as well as other tools like MacFamilyTree and more. Melissa shares a quick check-in on Distance Learning with the ways she's flexing her geekery at home to get through another day. Elisa gives us even more tips for using watchOS 7 for sleep tracking and shopping — though not at the same time — we'll save that for another show!

    Detailed show notes are here: https://geekiestshowever.com/gse341-getting-started-with-genealogy.

    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 http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
    Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Geekiest Show Ever 340 - Apple Announcements - Time For a Recap

    Geekiest Show Ever 340 - Apple Announcements - Time For a Recap

    Hear our reactions to the latest announcements from the Apple Event on September 15, 2020 and find out what interested these geeks the most.

    • 46 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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