Brothers in Tech

Hosted ByAlan Jackson & Brian Jackson

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!

Apple Shortcuts

If you have been listening to Brothers in Tech…or happen to know us personally, you will know that we love to use technology to find efficiencies. Why spend a lot of time doing something that could be done automatically (or with little effort)? Have a task or process that you do regularly…but would like to find a way to have it occur on its own, or with minimal clicks/steps? Do you want to send a text to your partner to let them know you are on your way home? Block off an hour in your calendar to work on a task? Take a screenshot and text it to your brother…but only if a particular light is on (ok…that one will make more sense after listening to the episode)? This is exactly what Apple Shortcuts was designed to do. Watch or listen to this episode of BiT as we (well, mainly Alan) walk you through the steps to create helpful shortcuts to enhance your efficiency. And, as a bonus (and a long one at that), we get to hear about Alan’s latest technological escapades/frustrations…and the repetitive task that Brian has been doing over the last week (for which he wishes there was a Shortcut).

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Alan Jackson (the older Brother) is a producer of online content with Jackson Creative and survey researcher with Jackson Insight.

Brian Jackson (the younger Brother) is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Pacific University and Product Director/Consultant at Senaptec, Inc.

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