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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!

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!

Location:

United States

Description:

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!

Twitter:

@theMESHtv

Language:

English

Contact:

8283289238


Episodes

What is Clubhouse?

3/5/2021
Heard about the new social media app Clubhouse? Well, if you haven’t…you are not alone…but you may just be missing out on the next big thing. Luckily, we have Alan, who is so hip and up on the times. So, come and listen to Alan educate Brian and returning guest Chris Frye (Media Producer @ Jackson Creative) on the ins and outs of Clubhouse…what it is, how it could be used, and whether we should be using it as a new source of information or entertainment. Spoiler alert…this is not the same as...

Duration:00:29:12

Streaming Services Revisited

2/26/2021
A lot has happened in the year since our streaming services series, and the Brothers wanted to discuss the current state of services and where we feel they are going. No, we are not simply recycling topics this season…we actually have some new things to say! Along with their guest, Chris Frye (Media Producer @ Jackson Creative), the Brothers debate which services are on the right/wrong track, and most importantly...which are worth your money. Have any feedback for the Brothers regarding...

Duration:00:50:16

The February Brothers in Tech Suggestions (BITS)

2/19/2021
Now we get to have some fun… Our Brothers in Tech Suggestions (BiTs) are now their own episode, so you can get your new tech fill once a month! In the final episode with our first guest, Jeff Hartman, we each bring a tech item (app, device, service) to share. Will it be supported or ridiculed…that is the question. Jeff’s Pick = Sonos Move portable speaker ($399) Brian’s Pick = KIHUWEY iPhone Case Wallet ($14.99) Alan’s Pick = Chamberlain Smart Garage Hub ($39.98) Have any feedback for...

Duration:00:37:42

Your Home Workspace Revisited

2/12/2021
Well, as working from home has continued to be a norm for many, we felt this topic deserved another chat. After ~9 months of working from home, the Brothers (with guest Jeff Hartman) discuss their current home office set-up, tips for juggling a shared workspace, and what tech has helped make the transition easier/more efficient. If you haven’t already, check out the “BONUS: Working from Home” episode from Season 1. Turns out that a lot of our tips actually held up! Have any feedback for...

Duration:00:45:47

How is Apple's Fitness+ Shaping Up?

2/5/2021
So, you have your usual New Year’s resolution to get in shape…and you are looking for some technology to help out. Enter Apple’s new service, Fitness+. At $9.99/month (or $29.99 as part of the highest level of Apple One subscription, which includes several other services), Fitness+ attempts to compete in a crowded fitness service market. Check out this episode as the Brothers (and our guest, Jeff Hartman) discuss how the service stacks up, and where it has fallen short. Unsurprisingly, Alan...

Duration:00:25:10

The State of the Apple Watch

1/29/2021
2021 kicks off with a new year, new format, and a guest “brother”! In this first episode of Season 2 of Brothers in Tech, the Brothers (and our ‘brother from another mother’, Jeff Hartman) discuss the Apple Watch. We cover the good, the bad, and our expectations/hopes for the future of this popular device. And guess what? We actually keep this one under an hour! Rock on 2021! Alan Jackson is a director with Jackson Creative, a marketing content production company, and director of Jackson...

Duration:00:43:00

Season 1 Review

12/31/2020
Before Season 2 kicks off, the Brothers wanted to revisit some of their favorite topics from Season 1, highlight some of their favorite (and most useless) tech, and make their home tech resolutions for 2021. Not to give too much away…but if you have been looking for an egg sensor for your fridge, or a handy way of keeping your chicken warm while playing video games…this episode is for you. A sample of highlighted tech from this episode: · YouTube TV · Spark Email · Genius Scan ·...

Duration:01:30:04

Home Automation - Deep Dive #3: Home Automation for Safety

12/11/2020
Just when you think we had covered all there was to cover in the home automation realm…we have more. Want to know whether you left your fridge open, whether your water heater is leaking, or…and obviously more importantly, whether your beer kegs are getting close to being empty? There are sensors for that. In the final episode of the Home Automation topic (and, the final episode of Season 1 of Brothers in Tech), the Brothers discuss some creative ways that automation is being used for home...

Duration:01:05:50

Home Automation - Deep Dive #2: Home Automation for Security

12/4/2020
Now that we got you hooked with the ‘gateway drug’ of automation (lighting), it is time to step things up a notch and figure out how you can use automation to protect/secure your home. In the second deep-dive into the Home Automation series, the Brothers discuss the types of home security devices, and considerations you should have when choosing which is right for you. Oh, and you will want to stick around until the end (not that you wouldn’t normally…) to see what system Alan is going with...

Duration:01:19:16

Home Automation - Deep Dive #1: Home Automation for Convenience

11/28/2020
Are you looking to set up your own version of Doc Brown’s automatic dog feeder (you gotta love when Back to the Future gets some love on the podcast…)? Well, the Brothers are ready to get you your first fix. Check out the first deep dive into the world of home automation as the Brothers provide you with what they so eloquently term the ‘gateway drug’ of automation…devices that provide convenience and efficiency. Be careful though, because once you go automated… In addition, the “BiTS”...

Duration:01:14:28

Home Automation

11/20/2020
Is getting out of your chair and turning off the light too much to ask? Walking to the thermostat to adjust it just require too much effort? Yeah…us too. Good thing that there a number of cool products out there to help automate those tasks! In the first episode of our Home Automation series, the Brothers discuss the ins and outs of automation…considerations, categories, and some examples. Oh, and Brian impresses Alan with how he “gets ready for bed”…you won’t want to miss that! In...

Duration:01:08:29

Health & Fitness - Deep Dive #3: Health & Fitness Home Devices

11/13/2020
Now that you are on the health and fitness technology kick…let’s look around the house to see what other types of devices we can upgrade! In the final episode of the health & fitness series, the Brothers discuss some useful (and maybe not so useful) home technology devices that can enhance your workouts, your health tracking, and even your cooking. Be sure to listen and enjoy the final episode where Brian serves as the “teacher” on a topic…as we know that all good things must come to an...

Duration:00:50:04

Health & Fitness - Deep Dive #2: Health & Fitness Services

11/9/2020
Looking for a way to cancel your gym membership and working on your health and fitness from home? You may want to look into one of the many health and fitness subscription services that are now on the market. There are a lot of them…but that is where we come in! In the second deep-dive into our Health & Fitness series, the Brothers talk through the considerations you should make before signing up for a health and fitness subscription service. In addition, the “BiTS” (Brothers in Tech...

Duration:00:56:38

Health & Fitness - Deep Dive #1: Mobile Apps

10/30/2020
Maybe you are wanting to step up your fitness game without purchasing a lot of new equipment…well, there’s an app for that! Actually…there are a bunch of them. Whether you are looking for a central hub for all of your fitness data, a way to harness the data that your phone is already collecting, or have a virtual fitness/health coach, this episode is for you. Check out the first deep-dive in our Health & Fitness series where the Brothers (or, at least one of them) discuss the considerations...

Duration:00:55:56

Health & Fitness - Wearables

10/23/2020
Whether you are wondering how technology can help achieve your health and fitness goals, trying to decide which tech equipment/sensors are worth paying for, or just wanting to hear Brian show off to his big brother? This episode is for you! In the first episode of our Health & Fitness series, the Brothers (well…Brian) discuss the benefits and features of wearables, and considerations you should make when purchasing. In addition, the “BiTS” (Brothers in Tech Suggestions): Brian’s PickGarmin...

Duration:01:07:30

Audio and Music Services - Deep Dive #3: Making Music

10/16/2020
After listening to the first 3 episodes of our Audio series (which we know you have!), you have lots of ideas of how to obtain and listen to digital music…but maybe you are inspired to create your own? In the final deep-dive into the Audio series, the Brothers discuss what you need to enter the world of digital music creation. Although there is admittedly not a lot of musical talent between them (unless you count playing power chords or making mix tapes), Alan certainly seems to know what he...

Duration:00:46:46

Audio and Music Services - Deep Dive #2: Home Audio Listening

10/9/2020
Looking for a new home audio system, or wanting to find a way to bring your coveted stereo system into the digital age? This episode is for you! In the 2nd deep-dive of our Audio series, the Brothers discuss solutions for enjoying your digital music at home…with great sound. Plus, you get to hear why Apple’s HomePod reminds Alan of a toddler? Apple lovers might need to listen to the explanation before they send hate mail. In addition, the “BiTS” (Brothers in Tech Suggestions): Brian’s...

Duration:01:02:58

Audio and Music Services - Deep Dive #1: Personal Audio Listening

10/2/2020
Now that you have listened to our first show in the Audio series and are ready to enjoy your new music service…it’s time to look at the options for enjoying your tunes! In the first deep-dive into the world of audio, the Brothers discuss the various methods for personal listening, including an overview of the booming world of headphone technology. From over/in the ear, to noise cancellation/transparency, to Apple’s new spatial technology. And, Tim (Cook), if you are listening…which we know...

Duration:01:31:58

Audio and Music Services

9/25/2020
Still listening to you 8-track player in basement? Trying to record all of your favorite songs off of the radio? Wait…are you still listening to the radio? It may be time to step up your music game by using a music service. In the first episode of the Audio series, the Brothers discuss (and discuss…) the current state of digital music, and introduce the main music service options. Oh, and Brian has a rant about how today’s youth will never know the pain (and satisfaction) of creating the...

Duration:01:41:32

Digital Video - Deep Dive #3: Video Editing

9/18/2020
So, you have listened to our first 3 episodes on digital video and have created some high-quality video clips, right? Well, now it is time to work some magic and turn them into the polished product. Check out the final deep-dive of the digital video series where the Brothers discuss software, process, & tips for video editing. Listen close, as Alan has some nuggets of wisdom that could save you a lot of time and heartache in the process! As always, the world-famous…and Brian’s only real...

Duration:01:33:40