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Brothers in Tech

The MESH

Do you find yourself serving as the go-to "I.T." person in your family? Or are you someone that tends to call other family members for technical support and would rather learn things on your own? Brothers in Tech is a weekly podcast focusing on home technology and provides help to the “default family IT person”. Hosted by Alan & Brian Jackson, a new topic will be discussed each month (main episode) followed by 3 weekly “deep dive” episodes (the B-sides) with additional information. Whether you are the person who everyone calls for tech support, are the person who is doing the calling, or simply interested in technology…this podcast is for you!
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Pet Tech
2d ago
1 hr 18 mins
Pet TechEnhancing Your Look and Sound in Virtual MeetingsRemote Controls2021 Wrap-UpThe December Brothers in Tech Suggestions (BITS)Streaming Services, RevisitedThe November Brothers in Tech Suggestions (BITS)
BiTS, BiTS, and more BiTS! It is the episode that we all look forward to, where the Brothers (and this month’s guest John Mims, Professor of the Practice of Communication at High Point University) try and one-up each other with a new gadget, app, or service. In this episode, the question is not whether we appreciate each other’s picks…it is how much money we will have to spend to get them. Brian’s Pick·      Wyze Night Light (3-pack, $19.99): Although it might not sound that exciting…this is an incredibly slick solution for in-home motion-detecting wireless lighting.Alan’s Pick·      Descript (Free w/limits, up to $24/month for Pro): Incredibly slick (and a bit scary) application/service for editing and creating audio files (speech). Will future Brothers in Tech episodes actually be recorded or digitally created?  You may never know… John’s Pick·      CPLAY2air ($119.95): An adaptor that allows you to wireless connect to your CarPlay stereo. No more need to plug in when you get in the car! Your Hosts:Alan Jackson is a producer of online content with Jackson Creative and survey researcher with Jackson Insight. Brian Jackson is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Pacific University and Product Director/Consultant at Senaptec, Inc. Have any feedback for the Brothers regarding this topic (or future topics)? Email info@themesh.tv.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Dec 17 2021
42 mins
Cables, Cords, and Dongles… oh my!Video SharingDigital LegacyMobile GamingNews Apps & ServicesApple's "Unleashed" AnnouncementsCell Phone ServiceThe October Brothers in Tech Suggestions (BITS) Episode
You know, sometimes you just have to give the audience what they want…and we know you want more BiTs! So, we are here to please. In this episode of Brothers in Tech, the Brothers each provide two BiTs (Brothers in Tech Suggestions) that we think you will enjoy. This round is all about apps and services to save time and increase efficiency (although the video browser could be used for evil as well...).  Brian’s Picks·      Cardhop: App (Mac/iOS) for managing your contacts. Easy access in menu bar (Mac). $3.33/month (which includes Fantastical…a Fantastic calendar app!)·      YouCanBook.me: Appointment scheduling service to allow clients/students to grab a time on your schedule and make an appointment without bothering you! Free for basic use (which Brian does), and $10/month for premium features.Alan’s Picks·      Bartender: App (Mac) for managing your menu bar. Hide, reorganize, and create rules for your menu bar apps in order to make the most of them. $15 (one time) or SetApp subscription.·      Lift Browser by Yac: App (Mac) that will keep your videos (e.g., Netflix, YouTube) front and center while you work. $5. Your Hosts:Alan Jackson is a producer of online content with Jackson Creative and survey researcher with Jackson Insight.Brian Jackson is an professor of Kinesiology at Pacific University and Product Director/Consultant at Senaptec, Inc. Have any feedback for the Brothers regarding this topic (or future topics)? Email info@themesh.tv.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Oct 8 2021
44 mins
Email Features… Requirements & AspirationsThe iOS 15 Update
Apple recently released an update to their mobile operating system (iOS 15), and as usual…the Brothers are early-adopters. What’s to like? What’s not to like? The Brothers break down the key new features in this upgrade, and whether they are ready for primetime. Although we always recommend waiting for the 2nd or 3rdupdate to a new OS before upgrading to allow for any major kinks to work out …you will have to listen in to see if iOS 15 follows suit. Plus, hear about a new feature (Focus) that will make it even easier for Alan to ignore Brian’s texts throughout the day. Have any feedback for the Brothers regarding this topic (or future topics)? Email info@themesh.tv.Alan Jackson (the older brother) lives in works in Hickory, North Carolina as the Strategic Director of Jackson Creative and Jackson Insight. Alan specializes in creating marketing campaigns and resources for a variety of clients as well as consulting on marketing research and satisfaction surveys. In his free time, Alan runs a film society and annual film festival in Western North Carolina. Alan started his technology journey at a young age, learning to program in BASIC on an Apple IIE and being one of the first people in his area to use and master the original Macintosh. He earned extra lunch money by drawing pictures of superheroes in MacPaint and selling printouts to friends for a quarter each, officially earning him the title of the nerdiest kid at school. Alan has always enjoyed learning new technologies and helping others incorporate tech into their everyday home and work lives. Oh, and he is definitely the favorite child… no matter what his siblings suggest.Originally from Hickory, North Carolina, Brian Jackson (the younger Brother) currently lives just outside of Portland, Oregon where he works a professor of Kinesiology at Pacific University. Academically, he is a “motor behaviorist” (studying motor skill learning and performance) who has used his passion for technology to research the use and effectiveness of a number of fitness and learning devices. He is a former coach (tennis), craft beer connoisseur (well…at least a consumer and admirer), and competitive dart player (yes…darts). Although admittedly deeply connected/invested in the Apple ecosystem, Brian enjoys finding, researching, and critiquing all types of new and creative technology solutions…and consulting others on educational and home technology practices (including trying to correct any mistakes that Alan has made with family advice). Oh, and he is definitely the favorite child…no matter what his siblings suggest.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sep 28 2021
1 hr 8 mins
Raspberry PiMessagingHow Sharp is the Image?

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