Brothers in Tech

Personal Finance

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 advantage of it.

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Odds & Ends

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 phone home screen?” game, and see what apps we deem essential, and which we might be embarrassed about. The biggest question is whether Alan has Snapchat on the 1st or 2nd page of his phone?  You will have to listen to find out…

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Online Selling

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 through online means. From Craigslist to eBay, to Facebook Marketplace, we have you covered! And, amazingly…Alan actually had some good things to offer in this episode, so you won’t want to miss that.

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Camping

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 bags…to accessories, this episode covers the ‘must haves’ to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Once again, Alan had very little to contribute in terms of content…but he at least asked some good questions.

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Mailbag

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!

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Cycling

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 don’t look like complete idiots walking into a bike shop). Heck, even Alan was inspired to exercise after this…or at least wear some spandex shorts.

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Advances in Lawn Care

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 conversation. 

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Mac & iOS Updates from 2021 WWDC

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).

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The June Brothers in Tech Suggestions (BITS)

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. ). 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 up for Alan’s pick.

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Advances in Audio

With Apple’s recent announcement of lossless and spatial audio availability in their Music service…there seems to be a lot of confusion as to the current advancements in audio capabilities, whether you can take advantage of them, and whether you would even notice the difference.  The Brothers, along with the help of someone who knows his way around a soundboard (Chad Austin), provide an overview of the key audio terms and discuss how these new advances might affect your listening experience. NOTE: If you listen to the lossless version of this podcast, you might hear Brian taking a drink in the background every time Alan says “interesting”…

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