Brothers in Tech-logo

Brothers in Tech

Technology Podcasts

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

Apple's "Unleashed" Announcements

10/22/2021
Another Apple announcement!?! Well, we had to cover that! The Brothers welcome long-time friend and tech enthusiast John Mims (Professor, Public Relations & Social Media @ High Point University) to join them in dissecting the new products and services announced during Apple’s “Unleashed” event. Whether you are a Mac fan, or just want to know what is on the tech horizon…we are here to let you know what you should be excited (and not so excited) about. And, can you guess which of the Brothers...

Duration:00:52:18

Cell Phone Service

10/19/2021
Although on the surface it may not sound like the sexiest of topics...this is certainly a topic that most of us have a vested interest in. From the early days of long-term contracts and counting minutes, to today’s data-filled packages, cell phone services may have evolved…but continue to be an essential part of our lives (or necessary evil!). With cell phone companies vying for your business with countless promotions, the Brothers are here to break down the must-haves and deal-breakers when...

Duration:01:15:05

The October Brothers in Tech Suggestions (BITS) Episode

10/8/2021
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...

Duration:00:45:30

Email Features… Requirements & Aspirations

10/1/2021
Although we try not to repeat topics on Brothers in Tech…there are some topics that are just need more attention…or are the bane of our existence. Revisiting our earlier series on email, the Brothers discuss numerous features that should be considered when searching for email bliss. Features we have to have…features we like to have…and features we would love to have…we have you covered. Which Brother has “gone dark” (and has no interest in going back)? Which Brother has a serious snooze...

Duration:00:51:16

The iOS 15 Update

9/28/2021
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)...

Duration:01:08:49

Raspberry Pi

9/17/2021
Mmmmmm….pie. They come in all flavors, shapes and sizes…and are so good. But, could they run your home security system? Well, maybe not the type of pie you are thinking of…but a Raspberry Pi certainly could! In this episode of Brothers in Tech, the Brothers discuss the beauty of the $35 ‘do it yourself’ computer, and ideas of how you could use it. From digital signage to Plex server…there are so many possibilities. Plus, you will get to decide which Brother’s Pi usage is more...

Duration:00:37:42

Messaging

9/13/2021
Remember when you would actually call someone to ask a question or just to see how they were doing? Yeah, it has been a while. If you are like most of us, the quick call has been replaced by sending a text, emoji, or reaction…and the options for sending those messages has grown significantly. In this episode, the Brothers discuss the pros and cons of various messaging services…SMS, MMS, iMessage, WhatsApp, & Messenger…we have you covered. Most importantly, we answer the two questions that we...

Duration:00:51:27

How Sharp is the Image?

9/7/2021
If you are tech fans like us…and we know you are, you enjoy seeing cool (and sometimes crazy) ways that technology can solve a problem. And, what better place to let those fascinations run wild than the Sharper Image catalog. In this episode, the Brothers try out something new (and not because they just didn’t prepare for anything else…we promise) by selecting items from the catalog that they either wish they had, wished actually worked as advertised, or think the other would enjoy…and then...

Duration:01:07:48

The August Brothers in Tech Suggestions (BITS) Episode

8/27/2021
Well, we made you wait long enough…it is time to bring some more BiTs (Brothers in Tech Suggestions)! Since we didn’t have a guest to join us for this episode, we each stepped up and brought a couple of picks for you (along with a couple of updates on recently discussed services Trim and PayPal. Be sure to listen to hear about Brian’s gas problem (and possible solution) and why Alan now looks like someone else has been picking out his clothes. Hint, hint…they have. Brian’s Picks ·...

Duration:01:04:52

Moving your Money

8/23/2021
Well, if you listened to the last episode, you now know some strategies for managing your money…but what if you wanted to share that money with someone else? Let’s say Brian wanted to send some money to Alan (yeah, this is obviously a hypothetical situation)…what is the best and most efficient way of doing that? In this episode, the Brothers discuss several services for person to person money transfers, and the pros and cons of each. Plus, they stumble through an admittedly incomplete...

Duration:01:17:57

Personal Finance

8/16/2021
Do you have so much money that you have a hard time keeping up with it all? Yeah, neither do we…but, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t interested in creative ways of managing what little money we do have! In this episode of Brothers in Tech, the brothers discuss the technological advances in personal banking and budgeting. From online banking services, to wealth management tools, to services that can help you find ways of saving money…we have you covered. Now…if we just had the money to take...

Duration:01:20:55

Odds & Ends

8/9/2021
Here it is! The episode that you have all been asking for…the Brothers (without guests) just talk, without any preparation, with no particular topic or focus. OK, so maybe you haven’t been asking for it, but we think you might actually like the result! In this “Odds & Ends” episode, Alan & Brian discuss the latest technology ventures…from home security cameras, to video projector solutions, to swimming headphones…there are some good ideas here. Plus, we play a little “what apps are on your...

Duration:01:05:52

Online Selling

7/30/2021
Have a bunch of stuff that you aren’t using anymore and would like to get rid of? Well, you could have a yard/garage sale, post signs all over town, or pay for an ad in the classifieds…but that’s not very efficient, OR TECHIE! But, have no fear…the Brothers have you covered. Check out this week’s episode as Alan and Brian (yeah, just the two of them…they dropped the ball on getting a guest) discuss how to get rid of the junk in Alan’s basement though online means. From Craigslist, to Ebay,...

Duration:01:11:57

The July Brothers in Tech Suggestions (BITS)

7/24/2021
He did it! Rob Dickerson (VP of Retail Sales @ DeFeet, a cycling apparel company) put in his tour of duty on Brothers in Tech by being a guest for 3 episodes/topics, and now he gets the pay-off…the BiTS episode! Check out this week’s Brothers in Tech as we provide our suggestions of the latest in technology for the home. This week we present a service (which will actually save you money…if you qualify), an app (which won’t cost much), a device (which will actually cost you a LOT of...

Duration:00:48:30

Camping

7/16/2021
You might be thinking…isn’t camping the place where I am trying to get away from technology? Well, you are probably right, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some great technological advances in the camping world that you should be aware of. In this week’s episode, we welcome back Rob Dickerson (VP of Retail Sales @ DeFeet, a cycling apparel company) as we continue our series of topics to help you make the most of your summer. From tents (yes Alan, these are still a thing)…to sleeping...

Duration:00:55:57

Mailbag

7/9/2021
In this week’s episode of Brothers in Tech, the Brothers decide to take a short break from having guests to respond to some questions/comments we have received from our listeners over the past few weeks. We discuss To-Do apps, home automation/tech, and Windows 11…as well as discuss whether Chris in Michigan is a bit delusional, a friend of Alan’s, or both. Either way, we are crossing our fingers that they were not a wealthy prospective sponsor…in which case, we loved your question! Have any...

Duration:00:52:38

Cycling

7/2/2021
Whether you are tired of sitting in traffic, annoyed with rising gas prices, looking to shed a few pounds, or just eager to get outside…it is a great time to get on a bike! And, who better to give the Brothers a rundown of the latest in cycling tech than Rob Dickerson (VP of Retail Sales @ DeFeet, a cycling apparel company). From e-bikes, to clip-in pedals, to cool accessories, Rob gives a great overview of what you need to know to get into the biking world (well…at least enough so that we...

Duration:00:53:39

Advances in Lawn Care

6/25/2021
It’s summer, summer, summertime! And what says summer more than…lawn care? Well, it may not be the most exciting part of your life, but have no fear…there are some cool tech advances that might make the job a bit more efficient. In this episode of Brothers in Tech, the Brothers (well…Brian) review some of the advances in lawn care equipment and irrigation along with guest Rob Dickerson (VP of Retail Sales @ DeFeet). And Alan…well, he does what he does best, and adds very little to the...

Duration:00:51:34

Mac & iOS Updates from 2021 WWDC

6/18/2021
Apple recently held its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) and announced a number of interesting new advancements to the MacOS, iOS, and iPadOS software lines. But, are any of these advancements worth getting excited over? The Brothers (and ONLY the Brothers in this episode!) discuss the highlights of the announcements, and what they may mean to your computing experience. Oh, and Brian finally learns what the “I” in iOS/iPad/iPhone actually means (insert facepalm emoji). Have...

Duration:01:13:40

The June Brothers in Tech Suggestions (BITS)

6/11/2021
Well…we couldn’t find anyone else to join us for the Brothers in Tech BiTs episode, so we begrudgingly brought back Chad Austin (entrepreneur, musician, photographer/videographer, drone pilot, etc @ www.chadaustin.com). And, he lived up to our expectations! J Check out this week’s Brothers in Tech as we provide our suggestions of the latest in technology for the home. A device, a service, a show, and even a Pentagon report?…this episode has it all! And, luckily…Brian & Chad were able to make...

Duration:00:41:56