Brothers in Tech

Brothers in Tech: Computers – Deep Dive #2: Computer Specs

Megabytes? Gigabytes? Terabytes? The numbers can be daunting. In this deep dive into the world of computers, the Brothers try to make sense of the specifications that you should know if you are looking to purchase a new machine

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Brothers in Tech: Computers – Deep Dive #1: Operating Systems

So you are thinking of buying a new computer? Now that you have learned about the various form-factor options (episode 6.0), now it is time to think about what operating system (OS) is right for you. In the first deep-dive into the world of computers, the Brothers discuss the pros and cons of the major OS options.

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Brothers in Tech: Computers

A technology show that hasn’t talked about computers yet? Well, the Brothers have never been much on conventional thinking…but we figured it is about time we talked about the foundation of your home technology. In the first episode of their new topic, the Brothers discuss the various form factor options when you are considering buying a new computer:

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Brothers in Tech: Topics Revisited

Although it is quite rare for them to ever admit they were wrong or had changed their mind on something…for their 21st episode, the Brothers decided to revisit some of their earlier topics to see if they still stand by their earlier thoughts

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Brothers in Tech: Back-Up – Deep Dive #3: Network Attached Storage

Looking for a complete backup and storage solution for the home? A NAS system may be exactly what you need. Although it seems like only one of them was really prepared for this final deep dive of the backup series, the Brothers discuss the ins and outs of a NAS system.

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Brothers in Tech: Back-Up – Deep Dive #2: Online Cloud Backup

Although we don’t want you to have your head in the clouds…it may be a nice place to back-up your data. In the second deep-dive episode regarding data backup, the Brothers discuss the options for creating and maintaining an online backup, including: Functionality, Speed, and Price.

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Back-Up – Deep Dive #1: Local Backup Options

So, we have convinced you that however boring it might be (unless you are Alan), you need to have a solid backup strategy. What are the software options for making this happen? In the first deep-dive episode regarding data backup, the Brothers discuss the options for creating and maintaining a local backup

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Brothers in Tech: Back Up

Well, now that you have taken the advice from our previous episodes and are working towards “going paperless”…you are going to have a lot of important digital information you need to protect. How can you assure you don’t lose that data? In this episode, the Brothers start a new topic by discussing the ins and outs of data back-up, including:

Why should you back-up?
What data should you be backing up?
Theory of back-up
Types of back-up
In addition, the “BiTS” (Brothers in Tech Suggestions):

Brian’s Pick = Google Photos: A great (free) way of automatically backing up the photos from your device (phone, tablet) and being able to creatively search them.
Alan’s Pick = iCloud Drive: Paid service for Mac users that can automatically back-up/store data for multiple users in your household.
Have any feedback for the Brothers regarding this topic (or future topics)? Email info@themesh.tv

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Brothers in Tech: The Internet in Your Home – Deep Dive #2: Internet Tips & Tricks

Having some issues with your home internet? Speeds not up to the level that you are paying for? In the final episode of our Internet topic, the Brothers provide some of their favorite tips and tricks for troubleshooting and enhancing your network. Tune in and see how “the student has now become the teacher”…

In addition, the “BiTS” (Brothers in Tech Suggestions):

Brian’s Pick = Mesh Routers: Both brothers strongly recommend a mesh router for your next network upgrade.
Alan’s Pick = Activity Monitor: Applications that are not only helpful for determining what applications are running on your computer but also what applications might be sucking up your bandwidth.
Have any feedback for the Brothers regarding this topic (or future topics)? Email info@themesh.tv.

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The Internet in Your Home – Deep Dive #1: WiFi

Working from home can certainly emphasize the importance of a strong wi-fi network. In the first deep-dive into the world of home internet, the Brothers discuss the basics that you need to know in order to create and get the most out of a wireless network

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